I grew up in Occidental and have worked at Open Door / Gene Gaffney Insurance for more than 25 years. At the end of 2010 I purchased the agency from my father, Gene Gaffney. Building upon the success he established and continuing the great service our customers have come to expect, I’m excited to move the agency into a new era as Open Door Insurance Services. I am also excited about the innovative risk management initiatives we are launching at Open Door and the introduction of several new and comprehensive product offerings. I am an active member in the community; a past School Board Member, current President of the Occidental Community Council, founding member of the Bohemian Corridor Business Association, member of 6 Chambers of Commerce, and member of the Fire Safe Camp Meeker, and Fire Safe Occidental organizations. I enjoy camping, skiing, yoga, working out and traveling. I am happily married and have a beautiful daughter who’s currently in college back east.
I have been in the insurance industry since 1997. I began my journey with another local, family run agency as a personal lines account assistant. I obtained my property & casualty license a couple years later and became an account manager. In 2004 I moved on to a large agency as a certificates clerk and soon realized I loved the commercial side of the insurance industry.
I grew up in the East Bay and moved to Occidental in 2009 with my wife (a native of Occidental) and our first child. I joined Open Door Insurance in 2010 as a personal lines producer and am responsible for writing home, flood, auto and income property insurance. I’m a dedicated family man and love watching my son and young daughter discover the world around them. I look forward to helping you with your insurance needs and am happy to answer any questions you may have.
RETIRED! After 13 years at ODI I retired in July of 2022! I am a Floridian by birth, a Californian by choice, and happy to be living in beautiful Sonoma County amidst the noble redwoods on the shores of the Russian River. Trained as a classical musician, I have a Master’s Degree in music performance and have performed with many San Francisco Bay area orchestras like the San Francisco Opera and Ballet as well as in music festivals in Italy and Austria. I joined the team at Open Door Insurance in 2009 and enjoy the challenges and rewards of providing our customers with the quality coverage they deserve and the excellent customer service they expect. I’m not only an employee, I’m a client!
I recently returned to West County after attaining an English degree (UC Berkeley -- Go Bears!), and spending two years in New England while I worked on a novel. Working at ODI affords me countless opportunities to help and learn from our local client community. As a native of Sonoma County, I'm familiar with our region's environmental concerns and sensitive to the quirks and idiosyncrasies that make it unique. I was licensed in December 2018, and I could not ask for a more knowledgeable, experienced, wonderful team under which to learn about the world of insurance. You'll find me handling special projects!
I’m a Mendonoma Native, growing up on the beautiful coast of Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. I moved inland several years ago and joined Open Door Insurance in 2017. I’m in the office part time doing lots of “behind the scenes” work assisting the team.
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I have been in the insurance industry since 2018. I began my career as a computer programmer and did that for 20 years. I decided I needed a change and wanted to learn something new. I am located in Sandy, UT and I am married with 4 kids. I joined Open Door Insurance Services in June of 2022.
I was born in Detroit and moved to Northern Michigan when I was 10. I live in the “top-left pinky portion” of Michigan often referred to as the Sonoma Valley of MI. I enjoy the changing of seasons and I spend my summer days boating, golfing, going to Detroit Tigers games and spoiling my dog. I have 2 adult children and am in a long term relationship of 17+ years. I worked in manufacturing before entering the insurance world and made the ballscrew that deployed the sun shields on the James Webb Space Telescope that was recently launched. I worked in insurance for six years before joining ODI in July of 2022.
I was born and raised in Sonoma County. I’ve lived in many places in this beautiful county of ours. I also lived in Long Beach for a short time but moved back to have my son. When I moved back I got the job at Open Door as the Office Assistant/Receptionist making me one of the newest members of the ODI family. I’m learning a lot in my current role here, and I hope to be licensed very soon. My goal is to one day become a Commercial Lines account manager here at ODI to that I can help the people of our community with their insurance needs. I joined Open Door Insurance Services in February 2022 .
I was born and raised in Occidental, and now am raising my two children in our beloved town. I love humanity and the planet, and am looking forward to seeing them both thrive peacefully and in harmony. I enjoy being part of the ODI team as it allows me to serve my family, friends & community in addition to my local volunteer work. You can find me at the front desk and handling special projects!
We are always interested in talking with insurance professionals and locals that would love a career with an established, woman-owned business!