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.

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.

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.

Tianna Richards

I started with the Vanderbeck agency back in October 2017.

Being a customer service rep really excites me on a daily basis. I get to interreact with so many wonderful people each day. I love getting to know more about our clients.

When I am not working you can find me at the beach or doing something fun with my friends and family. I enjoy going to Long Beach on the weekends.

Diego De La Rocha

I grew up in Syosset, NY. I graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2016. What I enjoy about my work is knowing that people are in good hands. I’m a die heart Yankee fan. I can watch and talk about the Yankees all day. On the weekends, I enjoy being with my family & friends, watching & playing sports, and watching movies.

One interest of mine is traveling. Some places I have been to are Bolivia, Spain, England, & Greece, just to name a few.

Gerry Fitzpatrick

I have been in the insurance industry since 2009 and worked for a top commercial insurance company for the last 10 years before joining the Vanderbeck Agency. I enjoy problem-solving and helping people navigate the insurance world as it can oftentimes be convoluted and difficult to navigate.

I grew up in Northport, NY. I attended Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY and later graduated from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. I love the outdoors and I am an avid surfer and mountain bike enthusiast who also enjoys watching NY Sports teams and Villanova Basketball! When I am not working you can find me in the outdoors, anywhere in between the ocean and the woods. I surf year-round on Long Island, NY and have even surfed during blizzards and hurricane swells.

I am involved in C.L.I.M.B., the mountain bike nonprofit group that maintains all the mountain bike trail systems on Long Island and advocates for new trail systems.


Jessica Birsner

I started at the Vanderbeck Agency in April of 2019. I love working in the insurance field. I really enjoy talking to clients on a daily basis and working with such a wonderful team.

I grew up on Long Island. When I am not working you can usually find me at the beach or doing something fun with my dog Maverick. I have two cats and a dog. My desk is full of pictures of them.

Karla Pedreira

Tyler Gaudet

I grew up in Hauppauge, NY. I received my Bachelor’s in Marketing from Siena College in 2020. I love helping people every time I can get someone more coverage at a better rate is a huge win! I enjoy talking to people and building personal relationships to benefit both parties in the end.

I love playing and watching Hockey. Let’s go, Islanders! I played semi-professionally in E-sports for the game NHL 16. On my days off, you can find me on the golf course playing a round.

I like to volunteer for breast cancer awareness walks. I help raise money and register people on the day of the walks.

Roy Scott

Steven Stonehill

Justin Malia