Linda D. Kruszka
Linda entered the insurance industry in 1985 as a Customer Service Representative and a producer. In 1992, she opened the doors to Main Street Insurance Agency, Inc. located in Attica, NY and recently opened a new location in Bell, FL. The agency is licensed to sell insurance in NY, NJ, PA, TX, FL and GA. MSI is a proud member of the Alpha Associates, Inc., which is a group of 20 professional insurance agents in upstate and middle NY and PA.
A daughter of a blacksmith and Linda’s background with horses, makes it a natural fit for her agency to specialize in Equine Mortality, Farm Insurance and Equine Event Insurance. “Our niche equine market has created many opportunities for us. We have been able to help people with other insurance needs,” explains Linda. The agency can also provide auto, home, business, and life insurance.
Linda currently serves as the Vice President Attica Chamber of Commerce and the Secretary for the NYS High School Rodeo Association. She is also active in various community and school events.
Linda lives in Varysburg with her son and husband, Mike Hoffmeister.
Michelle L. Taylor has worked in the agency since 1995 and obtained her P&C license in 1996 and her CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designation in May 2007. As well as being the office manager, she performs commercial lines customer service – handling small contractor’s and business owners. In addition to completing continuing education, as required by the State to keep her license current and to stay on top of today’s ever changing insurance markets, Michelle has also decided to obtain her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, one of the industry’s most challenging and respected professional designations. Michelle is also active in the community where she lives with her husband and two daughters.
Cheryl Fagan joined Main Street Insurance in 1999 and obtained her P & C license in 2000. Having over 20 years of insurance experience, she is well aware of the always changing insurance industry. Cheryl handles personal lines customer service for agency including auto and home accounts. She lives in Perry with her husband of 30 years.
Katie Merle joined the agency in June 2005 as a customer service representative. She is currently handling “specialty lines” which includes horse mortality, recreational vehicles and farmowners. Katie obtained her P&C License in June 2007. In 2011, Katie and her family decided to move to Florida where she obtained her resident Florida license and maintained her non resident New York State license. Thereby extending the agency’s territory to four states – NY, PA, NJ & FL!
Coming off a 16 year hiatus, Mary Jo Cline re-joined the agency in April of 2017 as a customer service representative after being with us from 1997-2001. She currently assists the agency staff with daily operations. In April 2018, Mary Jo obtained her New York State Property & Casualty insurance license. She has lived in Alexander for 12 years and enjoys spending her free time with her three children and husband of over 20 years.
Trisha Lefort joined the agency in January 2019 as a customer service representative. She brings with her 8 years of insurance background. In 2011, she earned her NYS Personal Lines license. Trisha currently assists in the daily operations of the office. As a native of Portville, NY she moved to Attica in Fall of 2015 when she met her husband, Jeff. Trisha enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter.