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WASHINGTON AUTO INSURANCE FOR SEATTLE, SEQUIM,
PORT TOWNSEND AND ALL OF WA STATE
Our team of friendly and professional agents have years of experience providing insurance outstanding coverage
About Homer Smith Insurance
Homer Smith Insurance was founded by Homer Smith Jr. in 1950. He remained active in the business until 1999. Homer Smith III returned to the agency in 1983, and has continued the tradition of providing competitive pricing with outstanding personal service. We recognize that being a part of a rural community, we must find products to fit each of our customers’ unique needs. Today we have a staff of eleven to take care of your home, auto, personal, business, marine and life insurance needs. Our offices are in Port Townsend and Sequim, and we provide service to customers in all of WA, OR, NV, AZ and CA. Call or write us to find out if we can be of service to you!
Ryan Smith - Vice President HSI , Commercial/Personal Lines Agent
Ryan was born and raised in Port Townsend, graduating from Port Townsend High School in 2006. Shortly after that he started working at Homer Smith Insurance and hasn’t looked back! He has been married to his wife May for 8 years (they had a traditional wedding in Thailand), and has three children. Along with his insurance licenses, Ryan holds a Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) designation. Over time Ryan has taken a more active role is assisting his father, Homer Smith III with managing HSI. In his spare time Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and doing various projects around their house and yard.
Maggie Merritt -- Personal/Commercial/Life Insurance Agent
Maggie was born and raised in Republic, WA. After graduating from Republic High School she shook things up a bit by moving to Alaska, where she ended up working on a fishing vessel in the middle of the Bering Sea! While in AK, she also graduated from AVTEC in Office Occupations. Maggie then moved back to Washington where she raised her two children, Luke and Karen, who are both now attending WSU. Maggie began her 22-year insurance career in Republic and moved to Port Townsend to join HSI in 2014. She is currently working on her CIC insurance designation.
Rebecca Beebe-- Commercial and Personal Lines Agent
Rebecca started her insurance career in Port Townsend 15 years ago and later moved to the Seattle area where she gained more experience– recently she has come full-circle and returned home to PT and to working with us at HSI. Her experience includes personal, business, farm, and marine insurance lines. Rebecca was born in Germany and moved to the USA at age 4, where she attended school from K-12 in Port Townsend, graduating from PT High School. She enjoys traveling, camping and volunteering with the Northwest Maritime Center. She recently took a road trip with her son to see three national parks!
Cynthia McNulty -- Marketing & Personal Lines Agent
In 2004 Cynthia was managing a tour company in Alaska when she decided it was time to make a change. With her 14 year-old son and golden retriever, she moved to Sequim to be closer to family. New to town, she met her future partner, Homer. She joined the HIS team in 2013 and loves the social interactions and never-ending learning opportunities that this business provides. Cynthia graduated with a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington. On her off-time she enjoys beach walks, backpacking, and boating with Homer, and once sailed from Alaska to Hawaii on a 36’ sailboat!
Homer Smith III -- President/Owner HSI
Homer Smith III has been working in the insurance industry his entire adult life, and most of it has been right here at Homer Smith Insurance. The company was started by his father, the late Homer Smith, Jr. in 1950. Homer III spent his childhood in Quilcene, graduated in 1970 as a Quilcene Ranger, and went to work at HSI in Port Townsend. The story goes that he needed to spread his wings, so he attended Central Washington University, and then moved to Seattle and worked for a major insurance company as an underwriter. This proved to be very valuable experience, and when his father asked him to move back home in 1980 to help run the business, Homer was ready. Homer now owns and manages this company. Homer met his partner, Cynthia, 16 years ago when she moved to Sequim from Alaska. He has 6 grandchildren and 4 children, including his son Ryan Smith, who has also worked with HSI for many years. After hours Homer’s favorite activity is being on his boat. He and Cynthia have shared many boating adventures over the years and have donned backpacks and hiked across the Olympic Mountains as well as along WA’s beautiful outside coast. But he is also comfortable slowing down and enjoys old Westerns or the Sea Hawks on TV.
Dollinda Cross -- Personal Lines and Life Insurance Agent
Dollinda was working as an insurance agent in Pennsylvania until 2 years ago. But then, as fate would have it, she reconnected with her high school sweetheart, John, and moved to Sequim to be with him. She says the drive across country was a breathtaking adventure! And now two years later her only child, Danielle, is also driving across country to move to and work in this area. Dollinda has a Bachelor’s in Business from Central Penn College. She enjoys hiking, reading, watching vintage movies, and sailing with her partner, John.
Marcia Weicht -- Administrative Assistant/Customer Service Rep
Marcia loves people; young, old and everyone in between. She and her husband of 30 years, Troy, have been on many trips over the years where volunteering to help others was the purpose. They have lived in varied locales from New York City to the wilds of Alaska, but this area has been home for a long time. Marcia and Troy have 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren, most of whom also live in the area and are able to visit them regularly on their hobby farm near Quilcene. Marcia holds an AA degree in Math and Science and has a passion for learning.
Bill Volmut -- Customer Service Representative, Port Townsend
Bill Volmut moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest 26 years ago from Lawrence Kansas, and never looked back! Kansas was his childhood home and a fine state, which provided him the opportunity to receive a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Kansas. But Washington State was calling! In fact it called his whole family; his mother and all of his brothers now live in WA! Bill loves hiking the beautiful trails on the Olympic Peninsula and plays a mean guitar. After spending nearly 20 years in Seattle, Bill moved to our area, where he joined HSI over three years ago!
Carrie Eveslage -- Customer Service Rep, Sequim Office
Carrie moved to Sequim from Ellensburg, where she had been working as a CSR for an independent insurance agency similar to HSI. This made her transition to our company practically seamless! Carrie and her husband of 27 years, Beau, settled into the Sequim community easily, bringing with them their furry feline family member, Katinka! They are very active volunteering in their church. In her off-time Carrie enjoys walking on our beautiful beaches, cooking, board games, and arts and crafts projects, particularly mixed- media collage!
May Smith – Accounting Administrative Assistant
May is from Thailand and during high school she spent a year as an exchange student with AFS intercultural programs in the Czech Republic! She graduated with a BA in Hospitality & Tourism Management/Business Administration from Assumption University of Thailand. May enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, and being a parent to their two young children, Brayden and Alyx Smith. Her hobbies include coaching youth soccer, cooking, baking, gardening, and traveling. May is a board member for Parenting Matters Foundation and First Teacher in Sequim.
Michelle Busch -- Administrative Assistant/Customer Service Rep
Michelle came to work for HSI in 2019 at the Port Townsend office, but had prior experience at an agency elsewhere in WA. She loves to cook; she says she is very adventurous with food and will try any new food at least once! She has a passion for small animals, particularly chihuahuas. Michelle is from sunny San Diego, CA. She graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Psychology. She enjoys weekend hikes, collecting sea glass, beach camping, berry picking, gardening and shopping at the PT Farmers Market!