Meet the team

Whether you're passionate about serving your community or helping protect those who do—we're here for one reason: you.

Firefighter standing in front of smoke Mike and David talking to a Chief Blair posing in front of an ambulance The Education & Training team posing for a photo
Erik and Russ smiling in front of a firetruck Bryan and Bret posing at a training session Tina smiling Erik working at a table
Justin standing in front of a classroom David handing a certificate to Manny Mike inspecting a firetruck Firefighters smiling at training

Sales Team

We're here to help independent agents and brokers grow their book by providing specialized insurance solutions to their hometown heroes.

Troy Markel
President
NFFF, Chairman of the Board

Joe Giorgi
VFIS Regional Vice President
Member of the IAFC VCOS
37 Years in the fire service

R. Keith Brandstedter II
R. Keith Brandstedter II
President of Glatfelter Specialty Benefits + Regional Vice President of VFIS
CFSI Board Member

Brett Gregr
Sales Executive
Member of the wildland firefighter community since 1999

David Cooper
Sales Executive

Tony Veneris
Tony Veneris
Sales Executive

Scott Cain
Sales Executive
Member of the fire/EMS community since 1980

Brian Wallace
Sales Executive
Member of the fire service since 1991

Peter Feid
Sales Executive

Pat Daglio
Sales Executive

Erik Swanson
Sales Executive
Founder of Fuel Their Fire Scholarship Fund
22 Years in the fire service

Mathias Smerkar
Sales Executive
Member of the wildland fire, EMS + 911 dispatch community since 2005

Christopher Mabes
Chris Mabes
Sales Executive

Underwriting Team

We're here to help independent agents and brokers by reviewing and evaluating their emergency services insurance applications—with the ultimate goal of binding business.

Christine Einolf
Christine Einolf
Head of VFIS Underwriting

Property & Casualty

Marcela Castaneda
Marcela Castaneda
P&C Underwriting Supervisor

Greg Lindstrom
Greg Lindstrom
P&C Underwriting Supervisor

Rachel Breen
Rachel Breen
Large Account Underwriting Specialist
Megan Hanna
Megan Hanna
Sr. P&C Underwriter

Jessica Craul
Jessica Craul
P&C Underwriter

Jayne Mann
Jayne Mann
P&C Underwriter

Peggy Sowers
Peggy Sowers
P&C Underwriter

Arielle Allen
Arielle Allen
P&C Underwriter

Andrea Albright
Andrea Albright
P&C Underwriter

Somaly Ouk
Somaly Ouk
P&C Underwriter

Accident & Sickness

Tina Kerchner
Tina Kerchner
A&S Program Manager
Ronay Fregm
Ronay Fregm
A&S Underwriter

Biljana Conrad
Biljana Conrad
A&S Underwriter

Lacy Coates
Lacy Coates
A&S Underwriter

Client Risk Solutions Team

We're here to help emergency service organizations evaluate their risks and implement solutions to help keep their facilities, vehicles and people safe.

Scott Harkins
Scott Harkins CSP, CPCU, ARM, CFPS
Senior Vice President—Client Risk Solutions
Member of the fire/EMS community since 1973
Michael Baker
Michael Baker CRM, CPCU, AIC
Director VFIS Client Risk Solutions
Member of the fire/EMS community since 1989
Blair Tyndall
Blair Tyndall ARM, CSP, OHST
Emergency Services Specialist
Member of the fire, EMS, 911 communications and hazmat response community since 1986
Chris Rodgers
Chris Rodgers ARM-P
Sr. Risk Solutions Representative
David Bradley
David Bradley BS, NRP
Sr. Risk Solutions Representative
42 Years in the EMS industry

Education, Training + Consulting Team

We're here to help emergency service organizations educate and train their team to be better prepared for every call.

David Michaels
Vice President, Education Training + Consulting
35 Years in the fire service

Rick Gurba
Rick Gurba
Director, VFIS Training Programs
40 Years in EMS, 5 years in the fire service + 5 years in 911 telecommunications

Tim Boel
Tim Boel
Education Specialist
45 Years in the fire service, 35 years in law enforcement + 5 years in EMS

Justin Eberly
Justin Eberly
Education Specialist
NFPA Technical Committee Member, EMS for Children Committee + PennTIME Training Chair
Member of the fire/EMS community since 2010

Russell Kough
Russell Kough
Education Specialist
45 Years in the fire/EMS industry

Nicole Dugan
Nicole Dugan
Education Specialist
Member of the EMS community since 1998

Woodrow Sullivan
Woodrow Sullivan
Education Specialist
Member of the NFPA, IAFC Active member + AIMTA, LEO Only Board Member
Member of the fire, EMS + law enforcement communities since 1983

Jake Hoover
Jake Hoover
Education Specialist
Member of the fire/EMS community since 1986

Diane Gentzler
Diane Gentzler
ETC Training Assistant
5 Years in the fire service
Maria Lichty
Maria Lichty
ETC Order and Distance Learning Coordinator

Join our team

If our people seem like your kind of people, then we'd love for you to join the team. We're always hiring because we're always growing!

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