OUR TEAM

AGENCY PRINCIPALS

JEFF EAST Read Bio

JEFF EAST

Jeff grew up in Louisville, KY and attended the University of Kentucky. It was at UK where he met his wife of 20+ years – Allison East. They now have 3 children; Griffin , Garrett and Gracyn. Jeff & Allison came to Florida after living in several states while Jeff was with Sears. He was promoted multiple times and as a result they lived in KY, DC, IL, TN, WV & IL. It was while running the Sears Grand store in IL that he was recruited by WCI to Florida. Jeff spent 5 years with WCI until all sales operations were suspended, which gave him a chance to reflect. Shortly after leaving WCI, Jeff spoke with Kevin about opportunities with Allstate. He joined Allstate and shortly after was asked to take over the Sales Management and Marketing roles. This gave him a great opportunity to learn the industry. It is with that knowledge and confidence he and Kevin decided to open their own Agency. Florida is now home and the East family loves the weather and everything the Florida
lifestyle offers. Jeff enjoys running and spending time at the beach with Allison and the kids. Their kids don’t know what cold, gray days are and he hopes to keep it that way.

JEFF
EAST

Agency Principal

KEVIN GREENWELL Read Bio

KEVIN GREENWELL

Kevin was born in Lexington, Kentucky and moved to Florida when he was 11. He graduated from the University of Florida and has been married to his wife Robyn for 9 years. They have two little girls, Addyson and Emersyn, who are 6 and 4 years old. Kevin considers himself a Floridian at this point, as he has been here for over 26 years. The Greenwell family loves the quality of life in Southwest Florida especially the water and the beach. They enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as watching Gator Football on the weekends. Kevin left Sprint over 10 years ago to join one of the largest personal lines Insurance Agencies in the Country. It was a wonderful opportunity for him to learn the insurance business. After having success and being recognized, he was afforded the opportunity to have his own Agency.

KEVIN
GREENWELL

Agency Principal

OUR TEAM

NATE TOUCHETTE Read Bio

NATE TOUCHETTE

Nate services the clients of the East & Greenwell agency with integrity, passion and experience and believes in providing the best client experience for everyone who walks through the door.Born in Michigan, Nate settled in Florida twelve years ago and likes to take advantage of the many beautiful outdoor activities that South Florida has to offer. On the weekends you will often find him around town with his wife Lindsey, chasing their twin toddlers Gavin and Addisyn – and in the free time that does come his way he enjoys fishing the backwaters, landscaping or riding his bike along the Collier and Lee county roads. A graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Lutgert College of Business, Nate built a successful family business before returning to his roots. After watching his father’s loyal thirty-five year career with , Nate decided to follow in his father’s footsteps – and joined the East & Greenwell team to become the area’s expert in property and casualty insurances. Working with Nate you can rest assure you will also be In Good Hands!

NATE
TOUCHETTE

VP

JASON ROGERS Read Bio

JASON ROGERS

Jason is originally from Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Bethel University. Like many of our customers, he packed his bags to get away from snowy winters and moved to Florida in 2013. He joined the East & Greenwell Insurance team in April of 2013 where he has grown from customer service to Senior Agency Manager in Lee County. He has thrived in the world of insurance and has built many great relationships within the community and abroad! Jason enjoys many of Florida’s outdoor activities including fishing, beach volleyball and biking. We are happy to have Jason a part of the E&G Team!

JASON
ROGERS

VP

JEANNA HENDRICKSON Read Bio

JEANNA HENDRICKSON

Jeanna was born in Fort Myers, Florida and began her career in the insurance industry in February 2007 during her senior year in high school. She diligently worked in the insurance field while attending Florida Gulf Coast University’s Lutgert College of Business and graduated in 2011. She married into the United States Army in 2012 and has lived in New York, Arizona, Tennessee and currently resides at West Point, NY with her husband and two active boys. She is a 2-20 General Lines, 2-15 Life Insurance Agent and works remotely for us as the Agency Operations Manager. In her free time, Jeanna enjoys being outdoors and exploring new places, but is always eager to travel home to Southwest Florida to be with lifelong friends and family. She has spent countless hours plugged into their military units over the years, working with the USO and supporting single soldiers upon their returns from deployment. Jeanna enjoys being a part of the East & Greenwell team and always looks
forward to helping the current clients review their insurance and building relationships with new ones.

JEANNA
HENDRICKSON

Sr Agent

BRANDY COLAS Read Bio

BRANDY COLAS

Brandy was born and raised in Naples, Florida and has no intentions of living anywhere else, in her words, “I don’t do cold!” Brandy graduated from Estero High School and is Dale Carnegie trained. When Brandy isn’t
at work, she loves to spend time with family and friends doing outdoor activities like boating and fishing. She has worked in the insurance industry since 2005 and has been the Office Manager for East & Greenwell from the start since December 2012. “I’m a multi-tasker and I like to leverage my unique accelerated skills to overcome any obstacles immediately.” Brandy has established many relationships while working with East & Greenwell and is always eager to take on the next task.

BRANDY
COLAS

Office Manager

CARISSA RUSSELL Read Bio

CARISSA RUSSELL

Carissa spent the first half of her life in Rochester, NY. In 1989 Carissa’s family had the opportunity to move to Fort Myers. She attended and received her degree from Edison College and upon graduation began managing Sprint Mobile stores in the Naples area.It was at Sprint that Carissa met her husband, Jeff. Carissa and Jeff have been married for 11 years and have two children, Kileigh 10 and Kaeden 4. As you can imagine, two kids keep Carissa very busy, but in her free time she likes to read and spend time on the water. Carissa was recruited to in 2008. She is an expert in Property and Casualty insurance and has been extremely successful. Carissa’s success stems from her passion for learning and the ability to build relationships with her clients. Most recently Carissa completed the 2013 Dale Carnegie Training Program. Carissa is thrilled to be part of the East & Greenwell team and looks forward to working with our current & future clients. Her goal of providing the expert advice you’ll only find in a local agent is evident in every conversation.

CARISSA
RUSSELL

Customer Relationship Manager

BRYAN SCHWARTZ Read Bio

BRYAN SCHWARTZ

Bryan is a native Floridian. After graduating from Florida State University (Go Noles) in 2005, Bryan moved to Fort Myers. He shortly after begun his career in the insurance industry and has been working hard for 15 years. In his free time, Bryan enjoys watching football, lounging by the beach & spending time with friends and his pug, Homer. Bryan is eager to work with the customers at East & Greenwell Insurance and provide the best customer experience possible.

BRYAN
SCHWARTZ

Agent

VERA GILBERT Read Bio

VERA GILBERT

With nearly ten years of experience in insurance, Vera has the expertise and knowledge it takes to meet customers’ insurance needs. Not only does she offer valuable insurance insight, but she is also bilingual.Born in La Isla De la Juventud, Cuba, Vera moved to the United States in 2000 where she met her husband. When not at work, Vera enjoys spending her free time with her two boys, friends and family. She loves working in insurance because she is passionate about helping people… “Insurance is about protecting your most important assets. Let me show you how!” Hiendo en su decimo ano en la industria de seguros, Vera cuenta con la experiencia y el conociminto. es asesora bilingüe para satisfacer las necesidades de seguro de los clients, Nacida en La Isla de La Juventud Cuba, Vera se mudó a Estados Unidos en el 2000, donde conoció a su esposo. Cuando no está en el trabajo, a Vera le gusta pasar su tiempo libre con sus dos hijos, amigos y familiares. A ella le encanta trabajar en el seguro porque ella le apasiona ayudar a la gente….”El seguro es para la protección de su familia y sus bienes más importantes. ¡Déjame enseñarte como!”

VERA
GILBERT

Sr. Agent

BRANDON THOMAN Read Bio

BRANDON THOMAN

Brandon was born and raised in Naples, Florida. He left Florida to attend Lewis University in Chicago where he graduated with a Business Management degree. During his time at Lewis not only was he a full-time student but a full-time athlete on the swim team, even a NCAA National Champion. After graduation, he began working with Allstate in 2016 where he specialized in business insurance and personal insurance for customer’s needs. Brandon joined our team in September 2019 and is very dedicated to helping and serving every customer that comes his way. We are happy to have him on the team at East & Greenwell and we look forward to him growing with us in supporting our customer’s needs.

BRANDON
THOMAN

Sr Agent/Commercial Specialist

PAIGE DAUGHERTY Read Bio

PAIGE DAUGHERTY

Paige was born and raised here in Southwest Florida. She received her Associate of Arts Degree from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville. After graduation, she moved back to Naples and attended Florida Gulf Coast University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Paige started working in the insurance industry in 2011 and brought that experience to East and Greenwell Insurance in 2017. Paige enjoys working as a team to provide the best customer experience possible to our customer. In her downtime, Paige likes to spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys watching Gator football and basketball on the weekends.

PAIGE
DAUGHERTY

Customer Experience

Coy Nuzum Read Bio

Coy Nuzum

Coy was born and raised in Venice, FL and relocated to Naples in 2012 after meeting his wife, Chelsey. They now have two children; Andrew and Lilly. Coy joined the East and Greenwell team in August 2020, bringing over five years of prior Allstate insurance experience. He studied at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL where he earned his degree in Business Administration. Outside of work, Coy enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His kids keep him very active and busy but he loves to get out and try new culinary experiences with his wife and play a round of golf or go fishing whenever possible. He also doesn’t mind being dragged to Disney World every now and then. He is a big supporter of the Tampa Bay Lightning and enjoys helping his wife cheer on her hometown Pittsburgh Steelers. Coy is eager to help with your insurance needs. Please feel free to reach out to him with any questions or concerns.

Coy
Nuzum

Customer Relationship Manager

MELISSA BERKOFSKY Read Bio

MELISSA BERKOFSKY

Melissa is a licensed 2-20 and 2-15 agent. She was born in Brooklyn, New York but grew up in Cape Coral. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Psychology and has an Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology from Florida Southwestern University. Before joining the insurance industry, Melissa worked as a counselor for the local Crisis Unit working with kids in an inpatient drug treatment program AND a visual manager for Kate Spade. She has always had a passion for helping people and loves talking and getting to know her customers. In her spare time Melissa enjoys spending time with her two dogs, a mini Dachshund and an Australian Shepard. She loves to shop and spend time with her family and friends and has recently taken up playing pickleball. We’re happy to have her on the team!

MELISSA
BERKOFSKY

Sr. Agent

Kelsey Bromwell Read Bio

Kelsey Bromwell

Kelsey was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida. She graduated in 2020 with a B.A.S. degree in Supervision and Management from Florida SouthWestern State College. Before joining the insurance industry in 2021, she worked at Kate Spade for 6 years as the Assistant Store Leader of Human Resources and Visual Merchandising. Here she learned great leadership skills, multitasking, and the value of great customer service. In Kelsey’s free time she loves spending time with her family, running, traveling with her boyfriend, and spending evenings at the beach. Kelsey is very excited to take the next step in her professional career at East and Greenwell!

Kelsey
Bromwell

Customer Experience

Steven Crudele Read Bio

Steven Crudele

Steven Crudele is originally from Michigan and moved to Florida in 2004 after living in Connecticut. He attended Cornell University where he graduated in 2010 with a major in Human Resource Management. He entered the insurance field when he joined our team in October 2021. Previously he worked as a Senior Research Specialist at Gartner on their Premium Services Team to handled highest prioritized accounts. We know he’s a great fit for handling our customers.
In his free time, he enjoys playing hockey at the Hertz Arena on a recreation league, he loves running, going to breweries with friends, watching classic movies and TV shows (to all The Office fans out there) and of course, traveling with his girlfriend. We enjoy him on the team and he’s quick to learn new things!

Steven
Crudele

Customer Experience

BROOKE CALIGUIRE Read Bio

BROOKE CALIGUIRE

Brooke was born and raised in Syracuse, New York and moved to Estero, Florida in 2014. She started working part-time for the agency in July 2018 as she pursues a Marketing degree at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Lutgert College of Business with plans to graduate in December 2018 and transition to a full time employee. In her free time, Brooke enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as traveling. She appreciates that the East & Greenwell team strives to deliver clients with decisions that are best suited for their needs. She is very passionate about making sure they have an all-around amazing customer service experience.

BROOKE
CALIGUIRE

Sr Agent

KRISTIN SHIMKO Read Bio

KRISTIN SHIMKO

Kristin was born right here in Fort Myers, Florida. When she has free time, she enjoys spending it with her family and friends. Kristin has four beautiful nieces and has loved watching them grow up. She feels so lucky to live close to all of them and enjoys going to their dance recitals and soccer games. Kristin graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Supervision and Management from Florida Southwestern State College. She was an associate manager at Regal Cinemas before joining the team at East & Greenwell. She enjoys working with customers to help make their experience as worthwhile and enjoyable as possible.

KRISTIN
SHIMKO

Sr Agent

JONATHAN MCALISTER Read Bio

JONATHAN MCALISTER

Jonathan McAlister was originally born in Long Island, NY but moved to SWFL at a young age. He attended school locally at Florida Gulf Coast University and graduated with a Business Management Degree in 2020. He has no children, but has an Australian Shepard named ‘Zoey’ who fits the title! He entered the insurance industry in August 2020 after graduation and subsequently joined our team in November 2021.
In his free time, he enjoys scuba diving, boating and any outdoor activity which fits him into Florida perfectly. We know he is a great addition to our team and look forward to see him grow within our organization.

JONATHAN
MCALISTER

Customer Experience

Summers Timothy  Read Bio

Summers Timothy 

Tim relocated to Florida from Minnesota as part of a promotion with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to their underwriting department. After nearly 6 years in the mortgage industry and over a decade in customer
service, Tim decided to pursue a new career in the insurance. With a long-time background in delivering on customer needs and a strong commitment to developing and fostering relationships within the community, Tim is ready for anything that is thrown his way. Away from work, Tim enjoys hanging out at the Naples pier, playing drums and guitar, working out at the gym, going on long drives and hanging out with friends.

Timothy
Summers

Sr Agent

ALEXANDER TALLMAN Read Bio

ALEXANDER TALLMAN

Alex is a native Floridian, growing up in St. Petersburg. After graduating from Florida State University in the spring of 2021, he decided to dive into the world of insurance and obtained his 2-20 General Lines license. Alex relocated to Fort Myers in late 2021 and joined the East and Greenwell team shortly after. He is a huge Tampa Bay Lightning fan and spends his free time watching them as well as any other hockey game that happens to be on. He also enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, watching movies, and going to the beach. Alex is committed to providing an excellent customer experience and is eager to be there for customers in times of need.

ALEXANDER
TALLMAN

Agent

Dalton Lyda Read Bio

Dalton Lyda

Dalton was born in Youngstown, OH and moved down to Florida when he was just 5 years old alongside his family. Dalton attended Gateway Charter High School and began his journey in the insurance industry soon after he graduated in October 2021. He joined the East and Greenwell team at the start of August 2022 and is always eager to learn and assist in any way he can. In his free time, Dalton enjoys spending time with his family and girlfriend, cooking, and spending time outside. Feel free to ask for Dalton when you call in and he’ll always be happy to assist!

Dalton Lyda

Customer experience

A Culture of Caring

Our agents are what separate us from the competition. When you call our team of certified agents, you will always be met with a positive attitude. Whether you’re calling us for a service, claim, or quote, we guarantee you will always receive the same exceptional service.

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

Harry S Truman

East & Greenwell
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