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.
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 grew up in Northern California and moved to Camp Meeker in 2007. I joined Open Door Insurance in 2006. I love Sonoma County and enjoy all of the wonderful sites, experiences and people. I have two young children that keep my busy, busy, busy!
I am the newest addition to the team here at GGIS. I recently returned to West County after attaining an English degree (UC Berkeley '15--Go Bears!), and spending two years in New England while I worked on a novel. Working at GGIS 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 at the front desk!
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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