Walt was born in Boise, Idaho; lived in Bellevue, WA; Morristown, NJ, Arcadia, CA, Black Diamond, WA and Enumclaw, WA. Graduated from Enumclaw HS in 1969 and University of Puget Sound in 1974. Went to work as a salesman for Gibson Co(wholesale plumbing and heating equipment) in 1975 and came into his father’s (Sutherland McLean) insurance agency in Feb 1977. Became President in 1986 and sold to Michael Runland in 2006 and is now an employee of the Corporation. He is married to Marsha Millarich McLean, has two daughters and five grandchildren.