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. MSI now has locations in Bell, FL and Warsaw, NY. 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. Main Street Insurance has an amazing staff willing to help you with your insurance needs.
Linda currently serves as the President of the Attica Area Chamber of Commerce and is active in various community and school events. Linda lives in Varysburg with her son and husband, Mike Hoffmeister.
Samantha Bennett worked for Main Street Insurance 2016-2017 and has rejoined the Team in 2021. Sam works part time in the Attica office servicing accounts.
Cheryl Fagan joined Main Street Insurance in 1999 and obtained her P&C license in 2000. Having over 30 years of insurance experience, she is well aware of the always changing insurance industry. Cheryl also managers our newest branch office in Warsaw, also a full service agency offering the same personal service as the other offices. Cheryl specializes in personal lines insurance, commercial auto and small commercial accounts. Also a volunteers at Suzanne’s Comfort Care home in Perry, where she does fundraising for the non-profit hospice home. Cheryl lives in Perry with her husband of 40 years, has two daughters and 4 grandchildren, and is also a licensed Realtor.
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!
Mary Jo Cline re-joined the agency in April of 2017, as a customer service representative after being with us from 1997-2001. In April 2018, Mary Jo obtained her New York State property and Casualty insurance license. Mary Jo handles personal lines customer service for the agency. She lives in Alexander with her husband and three children.
Suzette Barvian joined the agency the fall of 2019 as a customer service representative. She is available to help direct your phone call or process your payment. Suzette has three children, 2 grandbabies and resides in Attica NY with her husband Todd.
Ann Lapp joined Main Street Insurance in 2020. She obtained her P&C license in 1984 and has 37 years of insurance experience. Ann specializes in commercial lines insurance with experience in municipalities, contractors, and trucking operations. She also volunteers with the Attica Fire Dept. & Rescue Squad. Ann lives in Attica with her husband.
Michelle L. Taylor has worked at the agency since 1995 and obtained her P&C license in 1996 and her CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designation in May 2007. In 2022, Michelle has taken a sales position in the agency. She active in the community where she lives with her family.