Fax: email@example.com Phone: 239-672-4313 Fax: 239-362-0011 Carissa Russell 20321 Grande Oak Shoppes Blvd 308 Estero, Florida 33928 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 Allstate 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!”
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, son and newest son born September. She is a 2-20 General Lines, 2-15 Life Insurance Agent and works remotely for us as a Review Specialist.
In her free time, Jeanna enjoys being outdoors and exploring new, but is always eager to travel home to Southwest Florida. Additionally, she has spent countless hours plugged into their military unit, 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.
Andrew was born and raised in Naples, Florida, but currently resides in Fort Myers, Florida. As a Southwest Florida native, he has witnessed quite a great deal of change over the years as the population has grown. In his downtime, he enjoys spending time with friends, family and his dogs, while enjoying the area we live in to the fullest. Andrew loves to be outside at the beach, kayaking, backwater fishing, and playing recreational sports.
He spent 11 years with Verizon Wireless, where he learned a lot about creating a positive customer experience. He now applies those skills at East & Greenwell by establishing relationships with his team, the community, and most importantly his clients.
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 over 10 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.
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.
Matt grew up in the greater Tampa Bay area and moved to Southwest Florida in 2007 to pursue a degree in Legal Studies. Upon graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University, he spent some time working for Toyota and Bridgestone before being introduced by a friend to Jeff and Kevin.
Matt is excited to be part of the brand and looks forward to providing the superior customer service that is known for.
When not at work, he can be found kayaking the inshore waters and backcountry of Southwest Florida. While kayaking he likes to use the stealth of a small craft to sight fish the inshore species of Southwest Florida.
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.
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.
Sandy was born in Guatemala and moved to Florida in 2006. Sandy has been working in customer service for more than 3 years and is looking forward to applying the skills she has learned to help clients. She is very happy to have joined East & Greenwell Agency and being able to help the team provide the best customer service to their clients. She is also bilingual in English and Spanish. On her free time she loves being outdoors, taking her dog to the park and spending time with her boyfriend and family.
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.
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.
Amanda was born and raised in upstate NY. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of New York in Albany. Following college, her career progression was anything but traditional as her husband was an active duty Marine Officer. She was an active military spouse and stay at home mom and was involved within HUD communities and volunteered for multiple organizations such as the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and the American Cancer Society until her husband left active duty in 2017. They settled to Fort Myers to raise their two sons. In her free time, she enjoys going to beach and hanging out on the boat and fishing with her family.
Amanda looks forward to building her career within East & Greenwell now that her family is settled and not moving around the country. We are happy to have her apart of our team!
Danny was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Naples, Florida in 1993 where he has spent the majority of his life. Prior to transitioning to East & Greenwell, he spent nearly 10 years with AT&T. He was able to successfully perfect his craft on giving all of his clients an extraordinary experience. Even though he moved away from Detroit at a young age, he is a die-hard Detroit Lions fan, hasn’t missed a game since 2002 and dreams to be a season ticket holder someday.
In his spare time, you can listen to Danny’s podcast called “Squared Circle DNA” which has accumulated over 3 million downloads, at the gym with his fitness competitor fiancée, or just hanging out at the house playing video games. Danny is very intertwined within the community of Collier County, so you may find him out and about at different events, whether it’s awareness walks, fundraisers, or high school sports, so make sure you stop by and say “Hi!”
Danny has said that his goal is to be one of the most recognized faces in Naples when it comes to insurance, and will make sure that everyone is in good hands and knows that the East & Greenwell Insurance Agency is the place that will make that happen! “Make today your best day.”
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.
Viana Polanco, a licensed 2-20 and 2-15 Florida insurance agent. She was born in the Dominican Republic and graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the Catholic University (PUCMM). The same year she moved to Florida and started to work as a song writer for a publishing company. She studied business at Hodges and Kaiser University while pursuing an MBA.
Viana has been recognized and granted with a special citizenship for the humanitarian work she did for 2 years for the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking and for her accomplishment in the Spanish music industry. For the past 5 years, she has been working for the 2 largest insurance companies in the United States under personal lines, commercial lines and life insurance. She has helped hundreds of families to be protected in the event of unexpected accidents, lawsuits and financial uncertainty.
In her free time, she enjoys playing keyboard and guitar, writing, exercise and cooking.
We are happy to have Viana on the team!
c. Madison was raised in Plymouth, Massachusetts and moved to Estero, Florida in 2015. She started working part-time for the agency in November 2018 while pursuing a degree in Marketing from Florida Gulf Coast University’s Lutgert College of Business with plans to graduate in May 2019. She began working full-time for the agency in January 2019 while pursuing her degree. Madison enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well as traveling.
She enjoys working with a team that strives to deliver clients with decisions that are best suited for their needs. Madison is dedicated to making sure our customers have an exceptional customer service experience. Madison 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.
Tiffany was born and raised in Naples, Florida. After graduating from Naples High School in 2004, she moved to Searcy, AR where she graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management. She lived in Arkansas and Texas before finally moving back to Naples in 2015.
Tiffany has worked in the insurance industry for several years before joining the East & Greenwell team. She enjoys helping others and making sure they are properly protected.
In her free time, she hangs out with her son, William. She enjoys the going to the beach, pool and just doing whatever her son wants to do.
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.
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.
Tonda was born in Peoria, Illinois and owned restaurants and worked as a cosmetologist before transitioning into the Insurance field. Before moving to Florida to be closer to her mom & son, she began her career in insurance and has 7 years’ experience total. She has 3 adult children and enjoys spending time with them. In her free time, she goes to the beach for sun rays and likes going shopping at all the outdoor malls in Southwest Florida.
We are lucky to have Tonda join the team with her insurance experience and we know she is going to handle our customers with great care!
Ashley was born in Connecticut and moved to Florida in the 90’s with her family. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Florida Gulf Coast University and taught in an elementary classroom for ten years after graduating college. She decided to change careers and join the insurance field with East & Greenwell Insurance. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her daughters and traveling.
New to insurance, Ashley is looking forward to building her career within East & Greenwell. We are happy to have her apart of our team!