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Lutz

  • Chris Black

    Agency Principal
    Office: 813-782-1777
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    1916 Highland Oaks
    Lutz FL 33559
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    Greetings! I founded our agency in 2008 in Zephyrhills, FL and have since moved the main office to our current Wesley Chapel location. I'm married to my lovely wife Morgan who I met while playing on the men's golf team at the University of South Florida… GO BULLS! She’s a very good player in her own right, but has yet to have a "break through" and beat me (which really drives her nuts!). I grew up in Zephyrhills, Florida and got my start in insurance while working for my father’s agency. My wife and I now live in Wesley Chapel with our son Tripp our daughter Emmy and our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Ollie. We really enjoy traveling, spending time with friends, fishing, playing golf, and volunteering with local charities.

  • Betsy Stafford

    Director of Operations
    Office: 813-782-1777 x20113
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    1916 Highland Oaks
    Lutz FL 33559
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    I graduated from East Carolina University in 2012 with a degree in Hospitality Management and worked in the hospitality industry prior to my transition into insurance.  I became part of the Chris Black Insurance team in August 2015 and am excited about showcasing the top-notch customer service skills I've learned in my previous experiences in the hospitality industry.  My husband, Mitchell and I met in school at ECU and we moved to Florida after graduation.  I'm originally from Virginia but we're now very happy to call Tampa home!  Embracing the warm weather, we often find ourselves outside, whether we're relaxing on the beach, walking our dog Sandy, or exploring and discovering all that Tampa has to offer.

  • Wes King, CISR

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 813-782-1777
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    1916 Highland Oaks
    Lutz FL 33559
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    I have been with Chris Black Insurance since 2009 began my career in the insurance industry in 2001. I'm married to my best friend Helen who came to the United States all the way from New Zealand! We have one wonderfully sweet daughter, Gia, who was also born in New Zealand. I was born and raised here in sunny Florida which now seems to be becoming a rarity! Since my career began, I’ve seen just about everything there is to see when it comes to insurance in Florida! In my spare time, my wife and I love camping, traveling, and are active members in the community!

  • Christine Le

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 813-782-1777
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    1916 Highland Oaks
    Lutz FL 33559
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    My name is Christine Le. I have been with Chris Black Insurance since July 2012.  I started working in the insurance industry in 2004.  Since then, I have learned a lot about insurance in Florida.  I was born and raised in Vietnam.  I came to America over 25 years ago and I currently live in Wesley Chapel with my husband Duy Linh and our four wonderful children, Derick, Katherine, Andrew, and Jason.  We like to travel, go fishing, dine, and spend time with our friends. 

  • Devin Little

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 813-782-1777 x112
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    1916 Highland Oaks
    Lutz FL 33559
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    I began my career in insurance in 2013 after being introduced to the industry by my older sister, Whitney. After working mostly in customer service for a couple of years, I obtained my 4-40 license. I enjoy working closely with clients to make sure their most important assets in life are protected and their minds are at ease at all times.

    I have lived in the Land O'Lakes area my entire life and can't imagine being anywhere else! In my free time, I enjoy being with my friends and family as well as doing things outdoors and planning my upcoming wedding.

  • Eddie Erb

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 813-782-1777 x102
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    1916 Highland Oaks
    Lutz FL 33559
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  • Tess Woodring, AIAM

    Client Service Representative
    Office: 813-782-1777
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    1916 Highland Oaks
    Lutz FL 33559
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    Greetings! My name is Tess Woodring. I have been with Chris Black Insurance since 2011. Since then, I have learned a tremendous amount about insurance but as most things go, I learn something new every day! I currently live in Zephyrhills, Florida on our farm where we raise cows and pigs! I’m married to my wonderful husband Dan and we have two daughters, Cheyanne and Olivia. I graduated from Saint Leo University in 2005 with a BA in Business Management and Marketing. While there I was a member of the Theta Phi Alpha sorority. In my free time I enjoy sewing, gardening and most importantly spending time with our very large family and friends!

  • Rick Black, CLU

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 813-782-1777
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    1916 Highland Oaks
    Lutz FL 33559
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    I began my career in insurance in 1982 and was the agency principal at Rick Black Insurance for more than 30 years. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of my son’s agency in the role of retirement planning specialist! My wife Sharon of 34 years and I have two children, Chris and Danielle and so far one Grandson Tripp! Sharon and I have many interests including spending time with our family, traveling, golfing, and fishing! I look forward to working with our customers to help plan for the future and look after their well being by using insurance and taxation reduction concepts.

  • Sharon Black

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 813-782-1777
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    1916 Highland Oaks
    Lutz FL 33559
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    I have been with Chris Black Insurance since January 2012 and associated with the insurance industry with my husband's agency since 1983.  I have lived in Zephyrhills most of my life and have been married to my husband Rick for over 33 years.   We have two wonderful children, Chris, who founded our agency in 2008, and Danielle, who lives in New York and recently graduated from law school.  I enjoy spending time with my friends, family and "grand-dog" Ollie, traveling, shopping, and seeing new movies!  My goal is to make our customers happy by giving them the best coverage options from our wide range of carriers with the lowest rates possible!

  • Matt Archbold, CIC

    Commercial Lines Agent
    Office: 813-782-1777
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    1916 Highland Oaks
    Lutz FL 33559
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    I have been concentrating on Commercial Insurance for the past eight years. My goal is that every customer is both educated and confident with the coverage provided. I grew up in the small town of Ossian Indiana, which has one-stoplight! During my second year at Ball State University, I moved to Tampa to finish to college at the University of South Florida, where I am a graduate GO BULLS! 

  • Ryan Wajdowicz

    Commercial Lines Agent
    Office: 813-782-1777
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    1916 Highland Oaks
    Lutz FL 33559
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    I began my career with Chris Black Insurance in the Summer of  2013 after becoming employed in the insurance industry in 2011. I'm married to my wonderful wife Clarissa and we have a beautiful daughter Emma Grace.  My great grandparents settled in the Lutz area in 1939 and my wife and I were born and raised here.  Most of our family still resides nearby as well!   After graduating from the University of South Florida, I went on to obtain my 2-20 Property and Casualty Insurance license. One aspect of my careeer that I relish is consulting with current and prospective clients about their individual risk factors and how I can protect their investments and property with the insurance products we have to offer. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, riding my motorcycle and playing golf.

  • Whitney McIntosh

    Commercial Account Manager
    Office: 813-782-1777 x109
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    1916 Highland Oaks
    Lutz FL 33559
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    I began my career in insurance in the summer of 2006 by learning personal lines coverage and service. After a little over a year I honed my expertise in commercial lines & obtained a 2-20 Property & Casualty license. Presently, I work closely with many of our commercial clients to properly protect their individual needs.. I was born in Alabama but have lived in the greater Land O Lakes area since I was in kindergarten. I am married to my middle school sweetheart, Justin & we live in Lutz on our small farm consisting of our 3 cats, 2 dogs, several fish tanks & too many chickens to count! I enjoy being outdoors at the beach, hiking in the woods, gardening, fishing on the lake and just taking in all our beautiful state has to offer!

  • Allyson Kunz

    Commercial Account Manager
    Office: 813-782-1777 x115
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    1916 Highland Oaks
    Lutz FL 33559
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    I happily began my career in insurance in the summer of 2017 as an intern here at Chris Black Insurance.  As the prior nanny of Chris' children, he extended me the opportunity to show learn the insurance business and I could not be more excited to now be part of the team!  I continued my customer service experience by obtaining my 4-40 insurance license and am now learning more in our commercial lines department.  I will graduate from the University of South Florida (GO BULLS!) in December and am active in the Sigma Delta Tau sorority.  When I'm not busy at the office or studying I enjoy traveling, scuba diving, and being with friends and family. 

  • Ollie Dog

    Official Mascot & Door Greeter
    Office: 813-782-1777
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    1916 Highland Oaks
    Lutz FL 33559
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    Woof! I have the best life ever! I get to come to the office daily where I’m the official mascot and Customer Greeter here at Chris Black Insurance! I love greeting all our wonderful customers and saying hi to my coworkers each day! I really enjoy long walks outside, playing with my tennis balls, treats of all kinds, and barking at squirrels and lizards.

Palm Beach

  • Timothy Lyons

    Insurance Agent
    Office: 561-784-4464
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    12300 Alt A1A, Suite 104
    Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410
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    After seven years of operations of our own family agency, I happily became part of the Chris Black Insurance team in June of 2017.  I'm excited to be focused on my clients needs as well the growing needs of my family. I spent my early career with two very large agencies and I now specialize in the risk management and insurance needs of businesses.  My wife Leah and I live in Palm Beach with our four children and I enjoy spending time with family and friends, the occasional golf outing, playing guitar, and watching college football and basketball (Go Gators!). 

Sarasota

  • Alexis Meininghaus, AAI

    Insurance Agent
    Office: 941-806-7521
    Fax: 813-782-3555
    3384 Magic Oak Lane
    Sarasota FL 34232
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    As a native of Sarasota, I grew up on the beach and decided to experience a change of pace by attending the University of Colorado in Boulder.  In 2007 I moved back to Sarasota and began working in the insurance industry as a personal and commercial lines agent.  I'm married to my hard working and loving husband, Aaron, and we have an adorable son, Stone.  In my free time, when I'm chasing around the little one, I am active with the Junior League of Sarasota as well as many other organizations within the community.