John is an insurance lifer. He started in the industry the day after he graduated from Colby College in 1983. He spent ten years with Plymouth Rock Assurance Corp. before starting his own agency, Corporate Group Insurance (CGI) with his wife, Kathy. In 2001 John purchased Columbia and merged CGI into it. In addition to his wife of 33 years, John has two daughters, Jackie & Janie and two granddaughters, Abby and Brienna. Through the years John has coached everything from 6 year olds in soccer to elementary school basketball to high school football. He looks forward to watching his grandkids play.
Klynn (pronounced "Kay-Lynn") is a relative newcomer to the insurance industry. He came to Columbia after working the past two years at Electric Insurance in both their Claims and Customer Service departments. When he is not working you can find him walking around Rockport or enjoying the local music scene in Boston. By "enjoying" Klynn means banging on the drums for his band. He is looking forward to helping our clients and is very excited to be part of the Columbia family!
Cheryl helps our clients satisfy their personal insurance needs whether that entails a $10,000 renters policy for a college student or a million dollar home for a bio-tech executive. In 2018 Cheryl is celebrating her 30th year in the insurance industry. Cheryl has her Producers License and has earned the CISR and CPIA designations. In her free time she likes to walk the beach or the woods with her husband of 25 years, Mark and her dog Bean.
Mabelyn has twenty years experience in the insurance industry, the last fifteen in commercial lines. She is a Certified Commercial Lines Professional and has her Producers License. She is often asked as to the origin of her name. It is a combination of her two aunts' names, Mabel and Evelyn. Mabelyn spends most of her free time travelling to watch her two sons, Jaason and Justyn's, sporting events. On Saturday afternoons during the Fall, she can be found at Bates College football games where Jaason plays.
Nancy is another 30 year plus insurance industry veteran. She started in a small Salem agency, Clifford Ins. Nancy has been with Columbia since 2001 and now mans the Gloucester office. She considers being a grandmother to two young ladies as the most important role she's had. Nancy is an avid gardener and has had many award-winning gardens and window boxes to her credit. Nancy and her husband, Mike, have a 10 yr old French mastiff, LuLu, who is a much loved member of family
Chris travels throughout Eastern MA establishing and then servicing our Workplace Group Programs. Chris has been the face of Columbia at our employer groups for twenty years. Chris is known for her high quality service and engaging personality. When she is not out visiting our clients she is busy with her family or serving the community. Chris and her husband, Dave, recently celebrated their 35th anniversary. They have two children and two grandchildren. Chris serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce.
Carla joined Columbia in 2017 as an Account Manager after 15 years in the industry. Recently Carla has moved into a Producer's role. As a Producer Carla has the opportunity to interact with clients face to face. She is very passionate about helping clients and providing excellent service. She takes great pride in her work and believes that with determination and the right attitude anything is possible. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband, Francesco, and their amazing little boys, Nino & Luca.
Angel works closely with Chris Pierce quoting and issuing new policies for our Workplace Group participants. He also is the contact person for anyone else not yet with Columbia who is seeking a personal lines policy. Angel is fluent in English and Spanish. Having a computer-tech background, Angel is the first person we call over whenever someone in the office has an issue with their computers. As the youngest and strongest member of the Columbia Team he is also the official WCBR, water cooler bottle replacer. After work hours, when he is not on his quest for finding the greatest pizza topping combination, Angel spends most of his time playing video games with his friends online. His favorite pizza combo at the moment is: White sauce, chicken, bacon and jalapenos. His favorite games are, SMITE, PUBG and Call of Duty. He considers himself very skilled.
Ron has been with Columbia for the past 13 years. All told Ron has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. He is a licensed producer and loves helping clients meet their insurance needs both in the office or on the golf course. Ron and his wife, Jeanne, have three sons and two grandchildren. When he is not at home with his growing family, you will most likely find him at Gannon Golf Course. In the winter Ron is busy at the gym coaching high school basketball.