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MAPLEWOOD OFFICE:

1959 Sloan Place, Ste 130 | Maplewood, Minnesota 55117

Stuart Gish

Owner / Agent

Phone:

651-771-8111 ext. 1500

Fax:

651-771-8282

Stu has been in the Insurance industry since 2003 and is a Board Member for Region 9 of the MN independent Agents and Brokers Association. He graduate from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Economics. Stu enjoys working with customers helping them find the right products for their Business, Home and Auto and Life insurance needs. Stu is married with three children and enjoys playing hockey and riding a motorcycle when time permits.

Chris Markfort

Agent

Phone:

651-771-8111 ext. 1000

Fax:

651-771-8282

Chris has been with EP&B since 2015 and specializes in auto, home, life and commercial insurance. Prior to joining EP&B he worked for years as a captive agent for a large national insurance company. What Chris enjoys most about being an independent insurance agent is the ability to work with multiple insurance companies to find the best rates and coverage for his personal and business clients. Outside of work Chris enjoys being an active member of the community and is President of the Robbinsdale Lions Club. He enjoys spending time with his wife Melissa and their two children Isaac and Elena, golfing and attending sporting events.

Melinda Griese

Senior Personal Lines Manager

Phone:

651-771-8111 ext. 1200

Fax:

651-771-8282

Melinda has been with EP&B since 1989. Along with being an personal lines account representative, she is also a notary public. She enjoys camping, going to amusement parks, and spending time with her son.

Henry Haskell

Agent

Phone:

651-771-8111 ext. 2300

Fax:

651-771-8282

Henry (Chip) Haskell Joined EP&B in the Spring of 2018. Prior to that he spent many years representing one of the larger captive insurance companies. He enjoys the flexibility and variety that only an independent agency can offer. In his free time he enjoys boating, weekend road trips, bicycling and other activities that involve the great outdoors.

Mark Nordahl

Owner / Agent

Phone:

651-771-8111 ext. 1700

Fax:

651-771-8282

Mark joined EP&B in 1998 as a licensed insurance agent. He served as a board member for the “Independent Insurance Agents of Greater St Paul “ from 2000-2007. He was acting President from 2005-2007. Mark graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. degree. He enjoys working with entrepreneurs and start up businesses. Mark is an avid golfer and is married with three children and four grandchildren.

Tricia Harvey

Commercial Lines Account Representative

Phone:

651-771-8111 ext. 1400

Fax:

651-771-8282

Tricia joined EP&B in 2010. Prior to EP&B she worked with agencies in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She has 25 years of Commercial Insurance experience. Tricia and her husband are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl adopted from China in 2009. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, quilting, traveling and enjoying the outdoors.

Estelle Sokol

Personal Lines Account Representative

Phone:

651-771-8111 ext. 2500

Fax:

651-771-8282

Estelle began working in the insurance industry when she was in middle school helping her mother with her customers. She obtained her insurance license in 2001. She has been with EP&B since 2008. Estelle enjoys watching her son wrestle in local and national tournaments. She is actively involved in the wrestling program as a team manager and a board member.

Rita Olesen

Commercial Lines

Phone:

651-771-8111 ext. 2200

Fax:

651-771-8282

Rita joined EP&B Insurance in 2020. She has been in insurance since 2016. She enjoys helping customers with their insurance needs. She is originally from Illinois. She is married with 3 children that keep her busy! She enjoys spending time with her family. They go on lots of bike rides and have explored many parks in Minnesota.