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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Greetings! My name is Eddie Erb and I began working at Chris Black Insurance in August of 2017. I was born in New York but was raised most of my life in Tampa. I began my insurance career in 2010 while working for a large national carrier where I had the opportunity to learn a lot about the insurance industry. I enjoy getting to know the customers that I work with so I can better understand and anticipate their needs for various types of insurance. I am married to my beautiful wife Kristina who I met in high school. We live in the Land O’ Lakes area with our precious daughter, Olivia. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling to new places and watching football. GO BUCS!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
I am originally from Caracas, Venezuela, I moved to the States in 2001. I've been in the Insurance business since 2006 and never looked back. I am happily married to Nick ( Italian -Irish), so we eat lots of Pizza. We have two amazing wild boys Lucas and Maximo. My family and I enjoy traveling and trying new dishes where we go, at least Nick and I the boys not so much!. I have lived in Wesley Chapel since 2005 and I can say my roots are here. I am looking forward for the future that I have ahead of me with CBI. Just BLESSED!!!
My name is Whitney, I was born and raised in the beautiful Sunshine State of Florida and I began my insurance career in 2014. I have a passion for creating a positive customer experience and providing excellent customer service. What I enjoy most about insurance is that insurance is not tangible but when a client needs it, it can protect their families and assets, which I do not take lightly. I love working and continually learning in such an evolving industry. I have two beautiful girls that keep me on my toes, we enjoy the beach and exploring Tampa Bay.
My name is Sheila Peterson. My insurance career began here in Florida in 1984. I had the opportunity to learn and train with one of the best agencies which is why I am still in the insurance business today. My work passion is to educate people on the importance of insurance coverage, the proper protection for them and their families and to provide the ultimate customer service experience. I became part of the Chris Black Insurance Team in April 2017 and am excited to continue my insurance career with such an outstanding agency. My husband, Bill and I have been married for 37 years and we have 2 grown sons. My youngest son and my beautiful daughter in law are hopefully going to make us Grandparents in the near future. We love camping, riding our bikes and my favorite fishing. We’re always out in our yard working and enjoying being outside in the Florida sunshine.
Hola! My name is Vanessa Ciura. I was born in Illinois, but I was raised in Puerto Rico. After attending the University of Puerto Rico, I moved back to Chicago, Illinois where I began working in the Insurance Industry as a Personal Lines Agent in 1998. I met and married my wonderful husband Paul in the Big Windy City. We have three amazing children, Izabel, Zoey and Zachary. We decided to move to Sunny Florida where we now call "Home Sweet Home". Our happy places are at the beach, traveling and enjoying every moment with our Family and Friends. Also, we enjoy volunteering with our Church at different charities. I am very thankful and blessed to work with my AWESOME and KNOWLEDGEABLE Colleagues. I look forward to serving you in Spanish or English at Chris Black Insurance. Blessings to you all. :)
I relocated to Sarasota in 1988 to start a new career in a family owned independent insurance agency. Throughout the last 29 years the business has made a successful generational transition. I join Chris Black Insurance bringing my insurance experience primarily in condominium/homeowner association insurance programs and flood insurance. I enjoy traveling with my wife Lorraine, our children and grandchildren, along with playing golf and home renovation projects.
I started in the insurance industry in 1990 working in both personal lines and commercial lines. I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. My parents retired to Florida and I eventually followed them and have enjoyed living in Sarasota. My husband John and I have worked together for the past 21 years. We enjoy traveling and spending time with our four children and seven grandchildren. We are happy to be a part of the Chris Black Insurance team.
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.