Peter Bakker Staff/Team

The Peter Bakker team combines a passion for service, decades of experience among us, and exceptional industry knowhow to deliver the best possible insurance solutions for our clients.

John Maschi
President

John has been in the insurance industry for more than 40 years, serving his early years working for Travelers Insurance and the last 37 with the Peter Bakker Agency.  John is well versed in all areas of property casualty insurance, specifically in the commercial business area with an emphasis on habitational exposures. He has also served on numerous local, state, and national insurance company Agent Advisory Councils.

John considers strong service to clients as an agency’s primary responsibility.

John Maschi
Hallie Wong
Hallie Wong
Senior Vice President/Managing Director

Hallie has been in the insurance industry for over 24 years.  His focus is on managing the agency and commercial line sales.  Hallie was recognized by the Connecticut Insurance Marketing Association (CIMA) as the 2019 Agent of the Year.    He enjoys working and educating business owners about insurance to protect their livelihood.

Commercial Lines Team

Junsong Hong
Producer/Account Executive

Junsong (Jun) has over 18 years of insurance experience and has been recognized as one of the top insurance producers in the region. He graduated from the University of Vermont and started his career at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.

Alan Burstein

Alan Burstein, CIC
Commercial Lines Account Executive

Alan has been in the insurance business for over 45 years and specializes in Commercial Lines insurance. He has carried the CIC designation for over 30 years. He is dedicated to providing prompt service with a unique personal touch.

Alan is a graduate of the University of Connecticut majoring in economics and minoring in insurance. Prior to joining the Bakker Agency in 1999, Alan owned his own agency.

Amy Carrington, SBCS, CLCS
Commercial Lines Account Executive

Amy is a licensed Insurance Agent with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut. She has 13 years of experience in group employee benefits and commercial insurance working for both a carrier and an agency. She has held many different roles within customer service, claims adjudication, compliance and account management.

Her diverse background, personable nature and patient disposition allows her to assist our clients and build lifelong relationships.

Amy Krupski
Erin McAllister

Kimberly Eckstrom, ACSR
Commercial Lines Account Executive

Kimberly (Kim) is a licensed commercial lines property and casualty insurance agent that has been in the industry for over 26 years. Kim’s experience is a compilation of handling mid-to large-size domestic and international clients in retail and wholesale environments, working predominantly on construction, manufacturing, and habitational risks.

 

Melissa Riddell, SBCS
Commercial Lines Account Executive

Melissa has been with the agency for over 15 years and currently works in the Commercial Lines Department helping business owners with their insurance needs. She enjoys interacting with our clients and getting to know them over the years has been such a pleasure for her. Having previously had a daycare service, she has a unique perspective of our small business owners’ needs.

Melissa Riddell

Personal Lines Team

Anna Buzinsky, PLCS
Personal Lines Account Executive

Anna has been in the insurance industry for 35 years, with 30 years dedicated to serving the clients of the Peter Bakker and legacy agency. She is a licensed agent and holds a PLCS designation and a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Anna is pivotal in the agency’s success, applying her solid underwriting and market knowledge in overseeing high-net-worth client portfolios, providing managerial support, and mentoring junior staff. She has a reputation for building long-term relationships with clients and carriers and providing strategic risk management solutions for high-net-worth individuals.

Anna has made Colebrook, CT her home for the last 27 years with her husband and three daughters.  She is very active, enjoying swimming, hiking, reading, yoga, and gardening.

Anna Buzinsky
Ashley Devaux

Ashley Devaux
Personal Lines Account Executive

Ashley has been in the insurance industry since she was 18 years old when she began working in a broker’s office. She passed her insurance exam on the first try and knew that she was meant for this! Ashley is a notary public.

She prides herself on putting others’ needs first and using her strong communication and listening skills to build relationships with our clients. She enjoys knowing that she is helping protect what is most important to others.

Erin McAllister
Personal Line Account Executive

Erin has been a licensed insurance agent for more than 13 years. She’s held a variety of roles throughout the industry including personal lines sales and service.

What she loves most about working in this field is helping to protect our clients most valuable assets and assisting them when the unexpected happens. Working for the agency has allowed her to do just that and meet a lot of great clients along the way.

Erin McAllister
Penny Bouchard

Penny Bouchard, PLCS
Personal Lines Account Executive

Penny has been a licensed Insurance agent for more than 13 years. She’s held a variety of roles throughout the industry including personal lines sales and service.

What she loves most about working in this field is helping to protect our clients’ most valuable assets and assisting them when the unexpected happens. Working for the agency has allowed me to do that and meet a lot of great clients along the way.

Trudian Mitchell
Personal Lines Account Executive

Trudian (Trudie) started her career in retail sales and customer service for 12 years and has been working in the insurance industry since 2015. She is committed and invested in insurance, it’s her passion. She enjoys working closely with clients to arrange the coverage that best meets their needs.

Trudian Mitchells

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