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Eric Stauffer, Founder & Former Insurance Agent
Eric Stauffer is a former insurance agent and banker turned consumer advocate. His priority is to help educate individuals and families about the different types of insurance they need, and assist them in finding the best place to get it.
William Lemmon, Principal Broker
William Lemmon has been a licensed insurance agent for over 12 years. He is the principal broker and owner of Broadway Insurance Services in Los Angeles, CA. He works one-on-one with clients to create personalized plans that minimize risk and maximize savings. Being one of the foremost authorities on Airbnb and home-sharing property insurance, Lemmon offers his clients first-hand guidance on how to avoid insurance pitfalls.
His agency has provided coverage for thousands of property owners throughout CA, OH, NC, and FL. Specializing in hotels, lodging, vacation rentals, home-sharing, and short-term rental properties, Broadway Insurance Services has been a top-rated provider on Yelp, Google, and BBB for over five years. Find Lemmon and his agency featured on Shoutout LA, Axos Bank, and Yahoo.
Laura D. Adams, Insurance & Finance Analyst
Laura Adams is one of the nation’s leading finance, insurance, and small business authorities. As an award-winning author, spokesperson, and host of the top-rated Money Girl podcast since 2008, millions of readers, listeners, and loyal fans benefit from her practical advice.
As a professional accountant and financial analyst for several companies, Laura is a trusted source on various finance topics for TV, radio, online articles, and print publications. She’s been featured on most major news outlets, including ABC, Bloomberg, CBS, Consumer Reports, Forbes, Fortune, FOX, Money, MSN, NBC, NPR, NY Times, USA Today, US News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and more.
Her mission is to empower consumers to live healthy and rich lives by making the most of what they have, planning for the future, and making smart money decisions every day. She received an MBA from the University of Florida and lives in Vero Beach, Florida.
Michelle Robbins, Licensed Insurance Agent
Michelle Robbins has been a licensed insurance agent for over 13 years. Her career began in the real estate industry, supporting local realtors with title Insurance. After several years, Michelle shifted to real estate home warranty insurance, where she managed a territory of over 100 miles of real estate professionals. Later, Agent Robbins obtained more licensing and experience serving families and individuals to secure their estates with life insurance protection.
Most notably, throughout her career, she has assisted many individuals in difficult times of need as a family service counselor with several funeral homes, mortuaries, and memorial parks in California. This experience resulted in a natural progression into health and disability insurances. Today, Agent Robbins licensing extends across many states from the west to east coast. She is licensed in life, health, disability and property & casualty insurances.
Angie Watts, Licensed Real Estate Agent
Angie Watts is a licensed real estate agent with Florida Executive Realty in the increasingly popular Tampa Bay area. Specializing in residential properties since 2015, Angie is a real estate blogger who published an ebook educating homeowners on how to make the most money when they sell their homes.
Her goal is to educate and empower both home buyers and sellers so they can be stress-free during the shopping/selling process and fully enjoy what should be an exciting, fun experience. She has studied and written on topics including market conditions, mortgage trends, first-time home purchases, and buying new construction.
In addition to real estate, Angie has a strong background in both insurance and finance. She studied Business Marketing at Waukesha County Technical College and draws upon two decades of sales and marketing experience in all facets of her professional career.
Michael Vereecke, Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist
Michael Vereecke is the president of Customers First Insurance Group. He has been a licensed insurance agent for over 13 years. He also carries a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) Designation, providing him the expertise to spot holes in businesses’ coverage.
Since 2009, he has worked with many different insurance providers, which gives him unique insight into the insurance market, differences in coverage forms, and the best training available.
Michael is a member of the Macomb Family Services Board, the Anchor Bay Chamber, and MIPIA (Michigan Association of Professional Insurance Agents).
Diego Anderson, Licensed Real Estate Agent
Diego Anderson is a Real Estate Agent based in the Bay Area of California. Having received his Real Estate License at the age of 18, he wasted no time learning the ins and outs of the industry. He has always focused on learning the latest tools and technologies.
With a focus on residential dual agency, he loves supporting and educating families on their home buying and selling decisions. He is also no stranger to new builds and new developments as well. Diego also routinely guides moves from the valley to the Bay Area and vice versa.
Having a strong interest in design, he also runs a successful Visual Design business. This helps him better understand and implement popular, modern aesthetics into his listings. Utilizing both of these talents, it allowed him to not only beautify his own design materials, but also provide templates and training to his peers.
Laura Berry, Former Licensed Insurance Producer
Laura Berry has experience as a licensed producer selling life, health, and property insurance coverage for both Allstate and State Farm. She has dedicated many hours to helping her clients understand the insurance marketplace so they could find the best car, home, and life insurance products for their circumstances.
While she currently helps businesses take advantage of the federal R&D tax credit, she still takes time to provide guidance on insurance. It is her belief that current insurance shoppers should have access to accurate information so they can find the appropriate insurance product for their needs.
Michael Leotta, Insurance Operations Specialist
Michael earned a degree in Business Management degree with an insurance focus, which led to a successful 25-year career in insurance claims operations and support. He possesses a high-level of business acumen across multiple areas of the insurance industry. Over the course of his career, he served in multiple roles supporting claims operations including: Claims Specialist, Claims Trainer, Claim Automation & Procedures Specialist, and Process Analyst.
His primary areas of expertise are in complex insurance claim handling with a litigation focus, claims training, jurisdictional guidelines, process improvement, and data analytics. Michael has developed a keen understanding of the insurance industry, and well-rounded general business proficiency.
Kalyn Johnson, Insurance Claims Support & Sr. Adjuster
Kalyn grew up in an insurance family with a grandfather, aunt, and uncle leading successful careers as insurance agents. She soon found she has similar interests and followed in their footsteps. After spending about ten years working in the insurance industry as both an appraiser dispatcher and a senior property claims adjuster, she decided to combine her years of insurance experience with another passion, writing.
As an insurance writer and researcher, she specializes in real estate, healthcare, finance, and all lines of insurance. When Kalyn isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children.
Benjamin Carr, Former State Farm Insurance Agent
Benjamin Carr worked as a licensed insurance agent at State Farm and Tennant Special Risk. He sold various lines of coverage and informed his clients about their life, health, property/casualty insurance needs.
Assessing risks and helping people find the best coverage to suit their needs is a passion of his. He appreciates that insurance was designed to protect people, particularly during times of crisis. All insurance consumers should be informed and should understand how individual policies can protect them, their families, their possessions, and their homes. That mission serves him in his work to this day.
Sara Routhier, Director of Outreach
Sara Routhier, Managing Editor and Outreach Director, has professional experience as an educator, SEO specialist, and content marketer. She has over five years of experience in the insurance industry. As a researcher, data nerd, writer, and editor she strives to curate educational, enlightening articles that provide you with the must-know facts and best-kept secrets within the overwhelming world of insurance.
Her work has been featured on: CBS, Denver Post, DriversEd, ESPN, Finance101, Finder, FOX5, Legal Advice, MSN, PrettyMotors, SeattleTimes, StarTribune, USA Today, WalletHub, Yahoo Finance, and the Zebra.
D. Gilson, PhD, Professor & Published Author
D. Gilson is a writer and author of essays, poetry, and scholarship that explore the relationship between popular culture, literature, sexuality, and memoir. His latest book is Jesus Freak, with Will Stockton, part of Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 Series. His other books include I Will Say This Exactly One Time and Crush. His first chapbook, Catch & Release, won the 2012 Robin Becker Prize from Seven Kitchens. His second chapbook, Brit Lit, a series of poems on Saint Britney Spears, is available from Sibling Rivalry Press. D. is the editor of Lunch and lives in the Missouri Ozarks.
Melissa Morris, Professor of Nutrition & Kinesiology
Melissa Morris has a BS and MS in exercise science and a doctorate in educational leadership. She is an ACSM certified exercise physiologist and an ISSN certified sports nutritionist. She teaches nutrition and applied kinesiology at the University of Tampa.
She has been featured on Yahoo, HuffPost, Eat This, Bulletproof, Vitacost, LIVESTRONG, Toast Fried, The Trusty Spotter, Best Company, Healthline, Popsugar, She Knows, Thrive Global, and Badass Body Project.
Ashley Dannelly, Certified Personal Trainer
Ashley Dannelly has a Master of Arts in English and teaches English at Columbia International University and other higher education institutions. She is also a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise and trains clients in both individual and group settings.
Ashley’s background in English and fitness has allowed her the opportunity to write and create content for many different publications, such as Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine, The Greenville News, NewSpring Church Media, and more.
If she isn’t teaching English or training clients, you can find Ashley writing, lifting weights, or playing with her kids.
Leslie Kasperowicz, Farmers CSR for 4 Years
Leslie Kasperowicz holds a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Winnipeg. She spent several years as a Farmers Insurance CSR, gaining a solid understanding of insurance products including home, life, auto, and commercial and working directly with insurance customers to understand their needs. She has since used that knowledge in her more than ten years as a writer, largely in the insurance niche. Leslie has been quoted in publications that include Reader’s Digest, Fox Business, and the Washington Post.
Melanie Musson, Published Insurance Expert
Melanie Musson is the fourth generation in her family to work in the insurance industry. She grew up with insurance talk as part of her everyday conversation and has studied to gain an in-depth knowledge of state-specific car insurance laws and dynamics as well as a broad understanding of how insurance fits into every person’s life, from budgets to coverage levels. She also specializes in sustainability, automation technology, and vehicle safety.
Alexandra Arcand, Insurance and Finance Expert
Alexandra Arcand is an outreach administrator and insurance expert located in North Central Ohio. She has a passion for writing, investing, and education. As an insurance content writer for over three years, Alexandra has first-hand experience in business finance, economics, and real estate.
She leads an outreach writing team that specializes in travel, real estate, healthcare, law, finance, and all lines of insurance. Alex enjoys researching and learning new things each day in the ever-changing industries of insurance and finance. Her advice has been published on several impressive sites including Best Colleges, Authority Magazine, and RentCafe.
Maria Hanson, Insurance and Finance Expert
Maria Hanson grew up with a unique passion and understanding of both the automotive and insurance industries. With one grandfather in auto mechanics and another working in insurance, you could say automotive insurance is in her blood. Her love of research and finance serves her well in studying insurance trends and liability.
Maria has expanded her scope of expertise to home, health, and life insurance. She consults on home maintenance, property improvement, and health care. In her spare time, she travels, camps, gardens, and volunteers in her community.
Luke Williams, Insurance and Finance Writer
Luke Williams is a finance, insurance, real estate, and home improvement expert based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, specializing in writing and researching for consumers.
He studied finance, economics, and communications at Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a degree in Corporate Communications. His insurance and finance writing has been featured on Spoxor, The Good Men Project, FangWallet, and Global Banking and Finance. In his free time, he builds interior and exterior home decor, including awnings, doors, tables, chairs, and more, and especially enjoys cooking.
Deborah Goldberg, Insurance and Finance Writer
Deborah Goldberg is an insurance, finance, and homesteading expert who writes for Expert Insurance Reviews, Land Broker MLS, and other online publications. She has experience as an editor and offsite marketing specialist with Boostability.
Specializing in online SEO and tech, she has been quoted in Pilotcore. She also researches and advocates on disability and accessibility topics. When not editing, she is creating art and writing.
Rachel Bodine, Insurance Feature Writer
Rachel Bodine graduated from college with a BA in English. She has since worked as a Feature Writer in the insurance industry and gained a deep knowledge of state and countrywide insurance laws and rates. Her research and writing focus on helping readers understand their insurance coverage and how to find savings. Her expert advice on insurance has been featured on sites like PhotoEnforced, AllWomensTalk, and AutoGespot.
Shawn Laib, Insurance and Finance Writer
Since graduating from the University of WA with a B.A. in English Literature, Shawn has been professionally writing in the spheres of entertainment, retirement planning, HR, insurance, business, marketing, and politics.
His work has been published on SUPERJUMP, FanFare, Den of Geek, and Amplihigher. He is passionate about using his writing skills and insurance knowledge to educate the general population on everyday issues surrounding these misunderstood topics.
Laura Gunn, Insurance and Finance Expert
Laura Gunn is a former teacher who uses her passion for writing and learning to help others make the best decisions regarding finance and insurance. After stepping away from the classroom, Laura used her skills to write across many different industries including insurance, finance, real estate, home improvement, and healthcare.
Her experience in various industries has helped develop both her writing skills and scope of knowledge. She is able to tackle some of these intricacies and relay important information to others who need to make real-life everyday decisions. Her expertise has been featured in many publications including News Hunt 360, HOLR Magazine, DiscoveryBit, and IH Services Inc.
Dorothea Hudson, Insurance and Finance Writer
Dorothea Hudson has been professionally writing in many spheres since 2013. She has written on entertainment, insurance, finance, travel, technology, AI, renewable energy, crypto, fundraising, and real estate for many websites. Her work has been published for British retailer Marks and Spencer, Kroger Magazine, the Vision Group, and more.
Her passions include writing, music, running, travel, technology, coding, and crypto. She enjoys educating her readers on insurance and providing practical financial advice. Dorothea graduated magna cum laude from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in English. She also was a student abroad at Cambridge University, studying English and creative writing.
Chris Tepedino, Insurance Feature Writer
Chris Tepedino is a feature writer that has written extensively about home, life, and car insurance for numerous websites. He has a college degree in communication from the University of Tennessee and has experience reporting, researching investigative pieces, and crafting detailed, data-driven features.