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Meet Our Team

Brandon Vanderbeck


As a Financial Professional in East Norwich, I know many local families. My knowledge and understanding of the people in this community help me provide customers with an outstanding level of service. I look forward to helping families like yours protect the things that are important – your family, home, car and more. I can also help you prepare a strategy to achieve your financial goals.

Justin Vanderbeck


I began my insurance career several years ago at one of the highest volume agencies in Nassau County. I welcomed the challenge by learning more every day and gaining valuable service and leadership experience. By consistently exceeding expectations, I was able to take control of another location in the county.  What excites me most about my job is the trust people place in me as a risk advisor. I’ve always loved helping people, and I enjoy being a wealth of knowledge for people to rely on, so they don’t have to worry about the challenges of everyday life.

I grew up in the central part of Suffolk County and often visited family members living throughout the boroughs. My early adult years were spent in upstate New York for college where I earned a BA from SUNY Binghamton and a MS from SUNY Cortland. I really love my job, but when I’m not working, I really enjoy being physically active and am always looking for a new challenge so you might find me at the gym or spending time with my family. I also love physics! I am specifically interested in biomechanics and the amazing capabilities of the human body.

I love to get involved in the community and have previously worked with special populations and have been looking to get more involved in a local autism awareness organization.

Ayana Raphael


My experience in the Insurance Industry has been great so far. I love meeting new people every day and learning how to adapt to different personalities. What excites me most about my work is not only meeting people but also being able to save people’s money and hearing the excitement and gratitude in their client’s voice when I’ve provided excellent service and more coverage! I also enjoy coming to work every day because I really like the office and my co-workers. Even when I’m home, I can’t stop talking about them. My roommates all want to work with us!

I grew up on Long Island. Brentwood to be precise. You can say I grew up in Trinidad and Brentwood. When I’m not working, you can find me wherever my son is. He’s my first love, my pride, and joy, so whatever activity he has that weekend, that’s where I’ll be. My guilty pleasure is Hagen Das “dulce leche” ice cream. I swear I can have a pint every night! I also love to dance!

When it comes to giving back, I have participated in a couple of the Breast Cancer, and Kidney walks. Both my mom and grandma passed from Polycystic Kidneys so it is a cause very dear to my heart.

Albert Percy


My experience in the Insurance industry has been very educational. However, it excites work in it and being able to help people making sure that I can better their protection.

I grew up all around never stayed in one place, but I graduated high school from Lindenhurst.

When I’m not working, you can probably find me at the Long Island MMA, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. That’s my guilty pleasure!

Jimmy Stout


My experience in the insurance industry includes my license in property & casualty lines, with an impeccable track record of meeting and understanding customer needs. There is no better feeling than making sure a person is fully covered and their family is protected.

I grew up in queens NYC, and graduated from Hofstra University. After spending some time in the great north of New York, I can confidently say that I not only have an understanding of the NY metro area, but all of NY as well. I am an avid New York Sports fan, I can talk about basketball for days.

I am usually out with friends traveling around NY. My favorite way to spend a weekend is with the family and our dog bandit. My guilty pleasure would be competitive trivia. Try me.

I am an avid New York Sports fan, I can talk about basketball for days, which is also why I am a volunteer CYO basketball coach.

John Duffy


I have been working within the insurance industry after my graduation in May of 2016. The Vanderbeck Agency has guided me to understand the importance of putting my clients first and always being there for them. Satisfaction in others is what most excites me on the job; meaning that I am able to make sure that people of not only the community, but New York are safe and properly protected when insuring with my agency. Understanding that I can allow someone to feel safe is why I come to work engaged, and with a smile every morning.

I grew up in Staten Island, NY, and I attended The University of Scranton for two years pursuing a nursing degree. I completed my college career at St. Johns University with a bachelors degree in accounting. Personally, as a two-year finalist in the New York City Golden Gloves, I can speak about boxing all day and different ways of working out. I thrive off of healthy living as well as every day routine in and out of the gym. 99 percent of the time you can find me in the gym or eating, but occasionally, I will make an appearance or two on the weekends in the city, preferably downtown. Although I am obsessed with training, I do enjoy jewelry and staying up to date on fashion.

Before I started working at the agency, I used to volunteer at a therapy practice in Staten Island. I was always passionate about helping others and making them feel secure which explains why I got into the industry.

Alex Harris


The majority of my professional experience has been spent working in insurance. After working at another insurance agency I’m very proud to have moved up to the The Vanderbeck Agency! I love working with people from all backgrounds and walks of life and I’m mostly excited about getting to know people in the area.

My childhood was spent growing up in Toronto Canada, and eventually moved down to Long Island where my mother spent her childhood. On the weekend I can be found out with my wife & kids, or at the local dog park. Some of my guilty pleasures include cars, I love everything about fast cars. My dream car is a 1972 Porsche 911 RS! But, get me on the basketball court and I’m trouble, last week I messed around and got a triple double.

I’m an active member at my local church.

Michael Carucci


I have been working with the Vanderbeck Agency for almost a year, and what I really enjoy about my job is helping people whether directly or indirectly.

I grew up on the island in the small town of Syosset. Personally, I really enjoy baseball, basketball and football or spending time with my friends and loved ones, which is were I spend most of my time. I am also a sabremetrics nerd.

I love participating in community events such as the ALS and Breast cancer walks.

Taylor Wolchuck


I have been in the insurance industry for almost three years. I started working at The Vanderbeck Agency and got my P&C license shortly after I got hired. What excites me about work? I love helping people save money and teaching them different aspects of insurance. I like to take the time with my clients to make sure they understand all of their coverages.

I grew up in Oakdale, NY. Which is on the south shore of Long Island. I went to Farmingdale State College and studied abroad in Australia my sophomore year.

During free time, I love traveling. I like to get away as much as I can. Whenever there is a three-day weekend, I try and book a short trip.

Also, one of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to curl up on the couch with my dog and watch TV.

I love animals! Back when I was in college, I worked at a horse stable where I got to help train race horses for Belmont. I was able to groom them and assist in their training routines. I also love volunteering at local dog rescues and helping walk the dogs or donate food or supplies.

Katarina Montgomery


I started working at the Vanderbeck Agency a few months ago and recently became licensed. What most excites me about work is being able to help people not only save money but also making sure their family is protected and covered.

I grew up in Holbrook, NY. I have four kids that are amazing: Aidan, Avery, Isabella, and Christopher. On the weekend, I am always running around with them and my fiancé.

Manuel Franco


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