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Sophia Picard

Sophia Picard
Personal Insurance
Assistant
Southwest Harbor
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Sophia Picard joined our company in 2024.

New to the insurance industry, she obtained her Maine property & casualty insurance license shortly after joining us. Her previous experience is in education.

She says: “I have enjoyed getting to know our clients here in Southwest Harbor, and rekindling relationships with community members that come into the office, who I haven’t seen in many years. I really enjoy the sense of community that comes with working here and being able to help the members of our little town.”

Outside of work, Sophia enjoys being outdoors and exploring with her two golden retrievers. In the warmer months she spends lots of time taking photos around Mount Desert Island and has been able to build a small business from her hobby.

Sophia is a Mount Desert native and a graduate of the University of Maine in Orono.

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Kerin Lindahl

Kerin Lindahl
Personal Insurance
Assistant
Camden
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Kerin Lindahl joined our company in 2024.

A graduate of Saint Anselm College, her previous experience is in customer service and education. New to the insurance industry, she obtained her Maine property & casualty insurance license shortly after joining us.

Outside of work, Kerin enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring trails, beaches, walking with her dogs, gardening, baking, reading and attending her childrens’ sporting events.

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Angela Torell

Angela Torell
Personal Insurance
Assistant
Southwest Harbor
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Angela Torell joined our company in December 2023.

New to the insurance industry, she recently obtained her Maine property & casualty insurance license. Before joining Allen, Angela worked in a sail loft, repairing sails and making custom marine products.

Angela is a natïve of Tremont and a graduate of Baker College.

Outside of work, Angela enjoys hiking, camping and kayaking. She always makes time to attend her daughter’s events and school activities.

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Kristen Baker, CISR

Kristen Baker
Personal Insurance
Account Executive
Camden
Direct: 207-230-5746
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Kristen Baker joined our company in July 2023, bringing with her a decade of insurance experience.

“Insurance can be like a puzzle,” she says. “I enjoy the challenge of finding the best coverage for the best price for each client and knowing they have peace of mind that their assets are protected.”

Kristen holds the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.

She is a graduate of Rockland District High School (now known as Oceanside) and the New England School of Communications.

Outside of work, Kristen enjoys kayaking, spending time with family and attending her son’s school and extracurricular events. She is a library volunteer and member of the board of the Gibbs Library – the community library in Washington where she lives with her husband, son and their two cats, Skywalka and Perry Winkle.

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Mary Allmendinger

Mary Allmendinger
Personal Insurance
Processor
Waterville
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In 2021, Mary changed careers after many years in the mental healthcare field. In her time off from work she enjoys camping, reading and spending time with friends and family which include three children and two granddaughters.

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Gaye Perry, CISR

Gaye Perry
Personal Insurance
Assistant
Waterville
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Gaye started working at our office in Waterville in 2003. She holds the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation and her experience helps her provide top-notch support to our entire team.

Gaye and her husband have three grown children, six grandchildren and two cats. She has bowled on a weekly fun league for many years and bowls yearly in a regional tournament in Vermont. She and her husband are beekeepers.

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Wendy VanAntwerp, CISR

Wendy VanAntwerp
Personal Insurance
Account Executive
Waterville
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Wendy graduated from Thomas College with a bachelor's degree in accounting. She joined our team in 1993 and she loves her job. Wendy maintains the Certified Insurance Service Representative designation.

Outside of the office, Wendy enjoys scrap-booking, camping, fishing and going to plays and musicals. "Grease" and "The Wizard of Oz" are among her favorites. Since the pandemic, Wendy has taken up acrylic painting as a hobby.

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Diane Guerette, ACSR, CISR

Diane Guerette
Personal Insurance, Business Insurance
Claims
Waterville
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Diane's career with our company began in 1998. She's our designated claims specialist, providing a valuable service to our customers and our team. Diane holds the Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) and Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designations.

Her favorite season is summer as she enjoys the beach, the pool and traveling to new places.

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Linda Garceau

Linda Garceau
Personal Insurance
Account Manager
Waterville
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Linda has been working in the insurance industry since 2003. She has an outgoing personality which is a great asset for customer service.

In her free time, Linda enjoys summers poolside or in Rockwood enjoying Moosehead Lake.

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Melissa Strout

Melissa Strout
Personal Insurance
Assistant
Waterville
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Melissa was born and raised in central Maine. She spent 15 years as a contractor in the nuclear power industry and almost 10 years in the motor and generator repair industry. Her work as a contractor allowed her to live in various states throughout the country. She enjoyed the travel but always knew that Maine was where she would settle. She joined the team in our Waterville office in 2019.

Melissa enjoys baking, playing cards, and spending time with her two children and family. She resides in Waterville with her two children.