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 35 years, John has two daughters, Jackie & Janie and three granddaughters, Abby, Brienna and Remy. 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.
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.
Jonathan joined Columbia in 2019 as the Office Manager after spending the past 6 years managing over 100 employees at multiple call center locations in the financial industry. With more than 15 years’ experience in leadership roles and proven success along the way, his veteran approach to managing teams shines through. Jonathan and his wife Karina have been together for 18 years and three beautiful daughters. When not working, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family and their two exotic breed cats, Lia and Blu. He’s thrilled to be part of the Columbia family and looks forward to expanding his knowledge and experience within the insurance industry.
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.