Founded in 1836, Bellows-Nichols Insurance has carried on a commitment to our community by providing access to secure, comprehensive, and affordable insurance coverage.
With locations in Peterborough, Hancock, and Antrim NH, our agency extends its reach to families and business owners throughout the Monadnock Region and beyond. If you’re looking to discuss coverage to fit your individualized needs, one of our agents is ready to assist you.
At Bellows-Nichols Insurance, we’re a small-town agency that prides itself on providing our community with access to the nation’s best insurance companies. Our collective goal is to help you navigate the process and tailor your coverage plan to meet your short-term and long-term needs and goals.
Tim McMahon | Peterborough Office
Agency President Tim is a Producer and Health & Life agent and has been with Bellows-Nichols since 2005. Tim’s favorite pastimes are fishing and hockey. Tim is a member of the Peterborough Kiwanis Club and the Monadnock Trout Unlimited Chapter. Living in a close knit community such as Peterborough is near and dear to his heart and he believes that staying connected with each other is what makes a community thrive!
Laura Akerley | Peterborough Office
Agency Vice President Laura is a native of the Monadnock Region. She was raised in Antrim. She loves the people of this community and the fact that “Life in a small town” experiences happen every day! Her most passionate love is her family & spending time with them. Laura is currently serves on the board for the New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents and the ConVal Community Dollars for Scholars.
Meghan Carr | Peterborough Office
Nichole Johnson | Peterborough Office
Nichole has been working in insurance since 2003. She enjoys helping people by providing information and coverage. When not at work, Nichole likes being with her family and friends while doing various activities. She also likes being part of community events and being a Big Sister.
Arlene Pollender | Peterborough Office
Arlene joined BNA as a licensed Agent in October of 2005. Recently taking on the role of Personal Lines Manager, she appreciates the close working relationship with her peers. Living in Rindge with her husband, they enjoy many hobbies and are ecstatic about becoming grandparents. Their adult children grew up in the Monadnock Region.
Pam Hall | Peterborough Office
Pam has been with the Bellows-Nichols Agency for over 30 years and is a Licensed Property/Casualty and Life Agent. Over the years she has worked in several roles at Bellows-Nichols. Currently, she is involved in several department roles with a focus on system management. Pam enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, gardening, and scrapbooking.
Kate Dunstan | Pemaquid, ME
Kate started her career in the insurance industry in 2012 and joined the Personal Lines Dept. of Bellows-Nichols in January 2022. She was a member of the Maine Young Agents for 3 years and enjoyed helping with the conferences and semi-annual events. Born and raised on the coast of Maine, Kate currently resides in Pemaquid Maine with her husband Keith and 3 children- Kyle, Makenna and Jaxson. She loves spending time running, skiing, reading and traveling- especially to warm and tropical locations!
Cathy Casale | Peterborough Office
Cathy has over 30 years of commercial insurance experience. She says, “The best feeling in the world is when I can help a customer understand their insurance purchase and make a friend at the same time.” She loves to care for her home and gardens and takes the opportunity to travel when she can, especially to the ocean. She is interested in many subjects including fashion, photography, decorating, and architecture. She lives in Peterborough with her husband Michael.
Erin Smyth | Peterborough Office
After relocating from the Midwest earlier this year, Erin loves any opportunity to get out and explore her new surroundings. She enjoys hiking through the gorgeous New England countryside with her fiancé and canine companions, as well as finding unique local shops and eateries. In her spare time, Erin pursues her passion for making art, reading, and cooking. She was thrilled to join the Bellows-Nichols team this past summer and currently operates in the Commercial Lines Department as a licensed Property & Casualty agent.
Liane Emond | Peterborough Office
Liane joined the BNA team in April 2021 as an Administrative Assistant in our benefits department. She enjoys running, biking, kayaking and hiking. She is also a Certified Spinning® Instructor and teaches Sunrise Cycle twice a week at Performance Health & Fitness. Liane loves to spend time with her daughter, family and friends. Liane has over 25 years of Administrative experience.
Lauren Dutilley | Peterborough Office
Lauren is delighted to join the Bellows Nichols Family as a newly licensed Personal Lines Agent. She joined the team in the summer of 2021 and is looking forward to growing with the Company. Growing up in the Monadnock region she is familiar with all of the wonderful things this region has to offer. Lauren has wanderlust for adventures/ traveling, cooking, a great novel and spending time with her loved ones.
Rosemary Campbell | Newcastle, ME
Rosemary Campbell joined our team in September as a Personal Lines Dept. Assistant. She has worked in the insurance industry for over 35 years with primary focus on Personal Lines insurance. A true “Mainer”, Rosemary has lived in Maine her entire life and works remotely from her home. Her hobbies include cooking for her family, singing, reading, and swimming. Rosemary also volunteers at the local hospital thrift shop and helps with costuming at the Heartwood Community Theater. Rosemary currently resides in Newcastle, Maine with her Son T.W., two granddaughters Allie and Arayna, and their Brittany Spaniel Scout.
Jane Farris | Peterborough Office
Jane originally joined the Bellows-Nichols family in 2005 as a Commercial Lines agent. After relocating to Staunton, Virginia in early 2020 and working for an agency in that area, she is now back with Bellows Nichols. Jane works remotely and provides support to the Commercial Lines Department. Although she misses the Monadnock region, she doesn’t miss the snow! She loves hiking and spending time with her husband and their dog, Gulliver-they love doing anything in the outdoors! They are learning about their new area, how to garden in clay, and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Shenandoah Valley.
Cyndi Caron | Hancock Office
Cyndi loves the outdoors and natural beauty of the Monadnock Region. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and snowshoeing. Cyndi joined the BNA team in May 2018 and has 16 years of personal lines insurance experience.
Jeannette Anderson | Antrim Office
Jeannette has been in the insurance industry since 1983 ﹣ both on the company side and the agency side. She has been a licensed personal lines agent in the Antrim office since 2010.
Jeannette lives in Deering with her husband. Her favorite season is summer and enjoys spending time outdoors, either in a garden or in and on the water at a nearby lake or beach.
Emily Drew | Peterborough Office
Emily joined BNA as a newly licensed Personal Lines Agent in September 2022. She looks forward to learning and developing her career with the company. Emily was raised in Jaffrey and moved to the seacoast for 20 years where she raised her son. She is now back in the area and she enjoys spending time with her grandkids. In her free time, she likes kayaking and spending time with friends and family. Emily also volunteers at the Boston Marathon and locally for various community events.