Our Team

Kate has been in the Property and Casualty insurance business and licensed for 36 years and has owned and operated Chautauqua Agency Inc for 25 years. She was born and raised here in Chautauqua County and she knows the area well. She will always have a special place in her heart for the Chautauqua Lake and the Chautauqua Institution, since she attended Chautauqua School located right across the street, which the building is now part of the Institution. Away from work, Kate enjoys her days hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, relaxing by the lake, watching the sunsets, spending time with her large and very close family , her 4 legged family, and vacationing in Florida.

A special note from Kate:

Although we write all lines of Property and Casualty insurance, we here at Chautauqua Agency specialize in seasonal property insurance and understand the needs of people that buy in Chautauqua and around the lake. Whether you need a homeowners policy or even have some rental exposures, we have competitive companies for placement.

Please email myself or my assistant Julie for an appointment and/or quote. I will personally go out and evaluate your insurance needs!

Julie started with the agency in November of 2015. With her background in customer service, her ability to work well with customers, and her drive for taking on new challenges, it made her a great fit within the company. She attained her agent’s license and is looking forward to making this her long term career. Julie has lived in the local area her whole life (currently only a mile from the Main Gate of Chautauqua Institution), giving her the knowledge of property locations and their needs. At home, Julie has two small children, a husband, and two dogs, in which she spends her free time with. She loves spending time outside, whether it be walking, playing with the kids, doing yard work, or sitting around a camp fire.