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Houston McGuirk

Houston McGuirk
Personal Insurance
Account Executive
Camden
Direct: 207-230-5740
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Houston McGuirk joined the personal insurance team at Allen Insurance and Financial in September 2021 and earned her Maine property & casualty insurance license shortly thereafter.

Houston has known and loved Maine for many years, having spent much of her childhood in Spruce Head. She and her family now live in Belmont.

An experienced paralegal before moving to the world of insurance, Houston enjoys knowing that by providing the right insurance products, clients can rest easier in the knowledge that the things that are important to them are protected.

She works with Cale Pickford and Jeremy Pickford to serve the needs of Allen’s Compass clientele.

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Taylor Ankers

Taylor Ankers
Receptionist
Camden
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When you call our company or visit our Elm Street office in Camden, chances are Taylor Ankers will be the person asking, “How can we help?” She joined our company in March 2021 as a receptionist and quickly became our newest licensed Maine property and casualty insurance producer.

Taylor is a native of Cushing, a graduate of Oceanside High School in Rockland and attended the University of Southern Maine. She is happy to be an employee-owner and is looking forward to building her insurance career.

She says: “What I enjoy most about my work is the positive connections and relationships that I get to build with people in our community. I enjoy working with people and problem solving, and here I feel I have the opportunity to combine them, which to me is really gratifying.”

Outside of work, Taylor enjoys spending time with friends and family in the Maine outdoors.

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Suzanne Gilbert

Suzanne Gilbert
Medicare
Assistant
Camden
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Kellie Doolen

Kellie Doolen
Scanning Associate
Camden
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Kellie Doolen joined Allen Insurance and Financial in November 2019. A native of Houlton, Kellie is a graduate of the University of Maine. She brings 15+ years of retail management and customer service experience to our company.

Kellie says she is looking forward to a long career in the insurance industry and is especially happy to be working for an employee-owned company.

Outside of work, when she is not rooting for her son and his team at a sporting event, Kellie enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. She is particularly fond of water sports, including swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking. And, she is a lifetime fan of the Boston Celtics.

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Patrick Chamberlin, CIC

Patrick Chamberlin, CIC
Business Insurance
Producer
Camden
Direct: 207-230-5704
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A native of Thomaston, now living in Rockland, Patrick Chamberlin is a graduate of Georges Valley High School and Husson University. Before he was a business insurance professional, he spent 12 years working as a commercial fisherman. He joined our company in May 2019.

As a member of the business insurance team at Allen Insurance and Financial of Camden, Patrick is focused on helping clients with comprehensive risk management strategies. He enjoys his work because he can be outdoors often and has the opportunity to work with people who are at the center of the state's economy – Maine business owners.

Patrick is committed to the continuing education required by the ever-changing insurance industry. In 2021, he earned the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor. He also holds the Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist designation.

Patrick's commitment to his community started in high school with his experience as a Eagle Scout in his hometown. Today he is a Rotarian and a member of the Dupont Community Advisory Panel, both in Rockland. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Pope Memorial Humane Society in Thomaston.

Outside of work, Patrick enjoys hiking, backcountry skiing and any time in or around the water, as well as spending time with his fiancé and their two dogs – Blu, a bulldog, and Chuck, a beagle.

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Nikki Castellano

Nikki Castellano
Employee Benefits
Assistant
Camden
Direct: 207-230-5837
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Nikki Castellano joined our company in 2019. A native of Pleasant Valley, N.Y. and graduate of Newbury College in Boston, her work supports the Allen Insurance benefits division staff.

Outside of work, Nikki, who lives with her family in Camden, is active in her community, currently serving as the marketing coordinator for Megunticook Rowing, a Camden organization in which her sons are active.

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Wendy Byrd, GBDS

Wendy Byrd
Employee Benefits
Account Manager
Camden
Direct: 207-230-5839
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Wendy Byrd of Livemore Falls joined Allen Insurance and Financial as an account manager in the company’s insured benefits division in July 2017.

Wendy is a graduate of the University of Maine, and holds a Maine license as a Life and Health Producer. Wendy is also a certified benefits account manager by the National Association of Health Insurance Underwriter (NAHU).

The NAHU Benefits Account Manager Certification provides account manager professionals with an understanding of the complex and critical role an account manager plays in the health and benefits arena.

In July 2022, Wendy earned the Group Benefits Disability Specialist designation from the Hartford School of Insurance.

Outside of work Wendy enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her family.

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Valerie Robinson, ACSR

Valerie Robinson
Business Insurance
Account Manager
Camden
Direct: 207-230-5741
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Valerie Robinson has been with Allen Insurance and Financial since 2007. She enjoys the constant challenge of working in our business insurance division.

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Trisha Hill-Wadsworth

Trisha Hill-Wadsworth
Financial Planning
Coordinator
Camden
Direct: 207-230-5841
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Trisha has been with Allen Financial since 2003. She started with our company as a licensed customer service representative in our benefits division and was promoted to lead financial assistant, working with company President J. Michael Pierce. As a broker-dealer coordinator, Trisha coordinates our broker/dealer activities through Commonwealth Financial Network and provides direct client service in the financial and retirement planning areas.

Trisha has her life and health insurance license in the state of Maine.

She and her husband, Coy have two grown daughters, Meesha and Ariana, two grandchildren they love to spend time with and they enjoy spending time in the Maine outdoors.

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Thomas C. Chester, CFP®, AIF®, CPFA®

Thomas C. Chester, CFP®, AIF®, CPFA®
Financial Planning, Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
Camden
Direct: 207-230-5834
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Tom graduated from the University of Massachusetts/Lowell with a BS in business administration and a concentration in marketing. He joined Allen Financial in 2005.

Working in Midcoast Maine, Tom helps clients work toward their financial goals from retirement and wealth management to insurance and other savings needs. Tom also spent six years at Eaton Vance Wealth Management, a financial services firm in Boston, where he worked with many clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic area.

Tom has FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 66 registrations; he is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor.

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