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Meet Our Team

Jay DePolo
Agency Owner

I have over 7 years experience in the insurance industry. I grew up in Knox County and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Toledo.

I enjoy working in the community and helping individuals and families make sure they and their assets are protected.

When I am not working, I love spending time with my family, wife and 2 daughters, boating, and training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

I am currently a board member of K.iC.K.S. (Knox County Kids Succeed).

Ryan Hartman
Customer Service Specialist

I have fours years experience in the insurance industry and I am Property and Casualty Licensed.

I grew up in Lakeland Florida and moved to Ohio about 10 years ago. I love helping people manage the risks of everyday life.  Knowing that I’ve been able to give customers the protection they need is why I am in this business.

I love being outdoors, skydiving, hiking and kayaking.  I am also really passionate about healthy and clean eating. When I am not working, you can find me outdoors with my children.  We love spending time on the river. One thing people don’t know about me is that I played Alice at Disneyworld for two summers.

Pam Esparza
Office Manager

I have been in the insurance industry since 1985. I was licensed in 1991, obtained my Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 1996 and Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) designation in 2011. I grew up in Westerville, Ohio and relocated to the Mount Vernon area in 2000.

I enjoy meeting new people, building relationships and  working with customers to make sure that they are getting the best coverages to protect them, their families and their belongings.

I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends. We enjoy boating and hanging out at our lake during the summer. I also enjoy visiting my sister in Panama City Beach Florida! During the summer months you can find me every weekend at our lake in Apple Valley.


Marc Strickling
Personal Financial Representative

I am the Personal Financial Representative. As a Certified Financial Planner® with Series 7 securities licensing as well as an accounting background, you can feel comfortable that I have  the knowledge and tools to assist you with your life insurance, financial strategies, retirement and savings needs.
I am  married and have two daughters. I enjoy attending my daughter’s swim meets or cross country competitions. When I am not spending time with my family, I am an avid real estate investor.

Armin Leonhardt

I am is the Benefits Specialist. I have experience working with many different products and companies and am able to break down the best options.
I am a true family man and I am active in charity organizations having made several “Vision” trips to Ethiopia. In addition to spending time with my wife and kids, I enjoy instructing boxing classes and weight lifting.

Kylie McLaughlin
Licensed Customer Service Specialist

In 2014, I graduated high school from East Knox and I am furthered my education through Mount Vernon Nazarene University. I have always enjoyed helping and communicating with the residents of Knox county.

My hobbies include running, photography, camping, and jiu jitsu. I recently got engaged and will be getting married on May of 2018. My fiancé is a local business owner and operates martial arts studios in Knox county. I enjoy camping and fishing on the weekend. Whenever I’m with family I enjoy myself. My fiancée and I find ways to give back to the community in any ways we can.

Alan Huffman
Account Manager

I have 2 1/2 years prior experience in life insurance. I grew up in Mount Vernon, OH. What I look forward to the most is helping individuals in my community by protecting their family and their assets.

I enjoy spending time adventuring with my wife and children. When I am not working, I can be found with my family on one of our many adventures. One thing most people don’t know about me is that I am a walking encyclopedia of sports and comic book knowledge.