Our Staff

Samel Insurance Agency Staff

Andover, MA

Jonathan Samel, CIC, LIA

Jonathan Samel, CIC, LIA

President, (CIC – Certified Insurance Counselor; LIA – Licensed Insurance Advisor)

Agency Owner since 1987

Jon Samel is the owner of Samel Insurance Agency, Inc. and co-owner of Paramount Insurance Agency, Inc. Jon is an Engineer by training and actually enjoys reading insurance policies. Jon’s business focus is providing the agency staff with the tools and opportunity to provide exceptional service to all of our clients.

Jon’s passions outside of work include performing volunteer work for Lawrence Rotary, Special Olympics of MA, and Temple Emanuel of Andover. In his spare time, Jon races sailboats, rides his bicycle 100+ miles per week and plays with the family dog and company mascot, Diesel.

Marshall Leinson

Marshall Leinson

Sales Account Executive

With agency since 1999

Marshall Leinson has been in the insurance business for 40+ years and has enjoyed the many years of selling insurance products to protect business owners. He likes being out and visiting with his clients to support their growth, help control their insurance costs and work with the SIA team to provide service.
One of Marshall’s favorite hobbies is golf. He golfs in Massachusetts and Florida or wherever possible. He also enjoys bocce with a group of friends from the new community where he moved to a few years ago. Restaurant insurance has also become his hobby in recent years as he writes their insurance and enjoys dining at many excellent restaurants.

Iris Roskell

Iris Roskell

Accounting

With agency since 1988

Iris grew up in UK, came to the USA with a spirit of adventure to see another country and became an immigrant. She spent a summer in France when she was 15 living with a French family and has had the travel bug since. Her favorite pastime is to travel, visit new places and meet new people and return to faces and places that are meaningful. Other interests include local community activities, reading, hanging out with friends, walking & watching tennis tournaments.

Patricia Dietz

Patricia Dietz

Commercial Lines Client Representative

With agency since 2004

Patty Dietz is an energetic and upbeat individual. One of the true joys and passions in Patty’s life is her six year old grandson, Mason, who refers to his “Nani” as his best friend! Patty also loves animals which is evident by her two dogs and four cats, all of which are rescues. Patty has been married for 28 years to a spoiled husband who she treats like a small child that needs constant care and attention. Patty is destined for sainthood!

Kristie Buccieri, CISR

Kristie Buccieri, CISR

Personal Lines Manager, (CISR – Certified Insurance Service Representative)

With agency since 2008

Kristie has two children who are heavily involved in high school sports. She and her husband try to make each event to cheer them on. She also has two dogs, Cinnamon is a female pomapoo and Chaos is a bulldog mix. Chaos keeps her quite busy due to causing “Chaos” during the day while she’s at work. Kristie enjoys spending her free time shopping for bargains for both herself and others as well as researching just about anything.

Fremia Avalo

Fremia Avalo

Administration, Bookkeeping

With agency since 2007

Let me tell you a little about myself. I came to the US from the Dominican Republic when I was about 9 years old and have been living in Lawrence, MA ever since. On my own time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and going shopping. I have two smart girls, one is 17 years old and the other one is 7 whom I love spending my time with as well.

Phyllis Riordan

Phyllis Riordan

Commercial Lines Client Representative; Marketing

With agency since 2008

Phyllis Riordan and her 2 beautiful daughters moved to Massachusetts in 2008 from Florida for the “Northern Life” and boy have they all enjoyed the experiences they have had here. The girls have since graduated high school and now attend the University of Maine. Phyllis hangs on to her Southern roots, loves the beach, NASCAR, country music and is an avid crafter. Other hobbies include traveling, concerts, casinos and sporting events with her husband. Above all Phyllis loves to spend time with family.

Keleigh Kapstad

Keleigh Kapstad

Personal Lines Client Representative

With agency since 2016

The newest team member to our agency, Keleigh Kapstad, is a Personal Lines Representative (in-training). Keleigh is a Concord, MA native and grew up in Boxborough, she graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a dual major in Communication & Justice Studies in May 2016. She is an Autism Speaks volunteer, likes to travel, and enjoys outdoor activities on the lake. Keleigh is excited about joining our team and helping every client with her personal touch.

Diesel

Diesel

Office Mascot

With agency since 2016

Diesel is a 1 year old mixed breed terrorist, oops terrier, who is super sweet and loves to give licks and have his belly rubbed. Diesel is in the office every Tuesday and Thursday and would love to say hi to anyone who stops by; so come in and visit us.

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Paramount Insurance Staff

Merrimack, NH

Jonathan Samel, CIC, LIA

Jonathan Samel, CIC, LIA

President, (CIC – Certified Insurance Counselor; LIA – Licensed Insurance Advisor)

Agency Owner since 1996

Jon Samel is the owner of Samel Insurance Agency, Inc. and co-owner of Paramount Insurance Agency, Inc. Jon is an Engineer by training and actually enjoys reading insurance policies. Jon’s business focus is providing the agency staff with the tools and opportunity to provide exceptional service to all of our clients.

Jon’s passions outside of work include performing volunteer work for Lawrence Rotary, Special Olympics of MA, and Temple Emanuel of Andover. In his spare time, Jon races sailboats, rides his bicycle 100+ miles per week and plays with the family dog and company mascot, Diesel.

Robert Bedrosian

Robert Bedrosian

Vice President, Registered Investment Representative

Agency Owner since 1996

Bob has been in the Financial Services industry for the past 30 years. When not working, he enjoys as much time as possible with his extended family which now includes four grandchildren – a fifth on the way. Bob is very active in the local community as a member and officer in the Lion’s Club. He is a faithful member of St Matthews United Methodist Church. An avid sports fan, he enjoys watching games and athletic events as often as possible. As a hobby, Bob spends time making and bottling his own wine- Boulder Wines.

Deborah Cook

Deborah Cook

Personal Lines Client Representative

With agency since 2002

Debbie has been working in insurance for the past seventeen years and lives in Merrimack, NH with her husband Dave. Prior to entering the insurance industry, she was self-employed for over thirty years, having owned several convenience stores. When she is not working, her favorite pastime is spending time as she can with her family, including her three beautiful grandchildren, two daughters and son in-law. Debbie also loves taking long walks and helping others whenever she gets a chance. In addition, she enjoys cooking with her best friend, decorating her home, and making lasting memories with her friends and family.

Sarah Samel

Sarah Samel

Personal Lines Client Representative

With agency since 2012

Sarah graduated from Wheaton College (Norton, MA) in 2012 with a major in chemistry and a minor in biology. When she is not at work, she enjoys volunteering, running, writing fiction novels, and baking/decorating specialty cakes. She is also an avid singer, often singing with her temple choir and participating in community theater. In addition, she loves hockey and regularly attends NHL games.

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