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.
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.
Bridget Pratt joined the agency in April 2022 as a Customer Service Representative. She brings with her 3 years of insurance experience as a licensed insurance agent. Bridget services personal lines, small commercial and personal farm accounts. She lives in Warsaw with her fiancé, dog and horses.
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.
Customer Service Representative
Sam Bennett previously worked for Main Street Insurance from 2016-2017. She rejoined our staff as a customer service representative in March of 2022. Sam works in the Attica office serving accounts, answering phones and taking payments. She lives in Attica with her son Owen.
Customer Service Representative
Mackenzie Eastman joined the agency in January 2023, as a customer service representative. Mackenzie
works in the Warsaw office, and brings many years of experience in customer service with many
connections in within the community. She lives on her beef cow farm in Wethersfield with Dave and son
Dawson along with their dog Penny.
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.