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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 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.

Call 800-974-7155 or reach out to our locations to get started!

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.

We look forward to meeting you and working with you!

Our Agents

Tim McMahon, Bellows-Nichols Insurance Agency President

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, Bellows-Nichols Insurance Vice President

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 of Bellows-Nichols Insurance

Meghan Carr | Peterborough Office

Meghan started in insurance as a CSR in 2008 and has been a part of BNA’s personal lines department since October 2013. She enjoys spending time with her family in the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, and competing in performance sports with her K9s.

Nichole Johnson of Bellows-Nichols Insurance

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 of Bellows-Nichols Insurance

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, Licensed Property, Casualty, and Life Agent at Bellows-Nichols Insurance

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 of Bellows-Nichols Insurance

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!

Jane Farris, Commercial Lines Agent at Bellows-Nichols Insurance

Sue Yarger |Peterborough Office


Sue joined Bellows-Nichols in April of 2023 after a career in high tech and marketing.  She participates in the Peterborough Christmas Tree Festival and looks forward to it every year. Sue lives in Rindge with her two dogs and is an avid gym rat and outdoor enthusiast.


Erin Smyth, Licensed Property & Casualty Agent at Bellows-Nichols Insurance

Erin Smyth | Peterborough Office

Erin joined the Bellows-Nichols team in 2019 and works in the Commercial Lines Department as a licensed Property & Casualty Agent. She enjoys spending time with her son and two dogs.

Liane Emond, Administrative Assistant at Bellows-Nichols Insurance

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, Personal Lines Agent at Bellows-Nichols Insurance

Lauren Dutilley | Glocester, RI

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, Personal Lines Department Assistant at Bellows-Nichols Insurance

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, Commercial Lines Agent at Bellows-Nichols Insurance

Jane Farris | Staunton, VA


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 of Bellows-Nichols Insurance

Cyndi Caron | Peterborough 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, Licensed Personal Lines Agent at Bellows-Nichols Insurance

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, Licensed Personal Lines Agent at Bellows-Nichols Insurance

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.

Cyndi Caron of Bellows-Nichols Insurance

Paul Wiseman | Kansas City, MO 


Paul joined the Bellows-Nichols team in August 2023 in a remote role.   He was born and raised in Kansas City where he still resides (go Chiefs)! He enjoys spending time with his wife and two cats (Oliver & Puck). When he isn’t hanging out with them, Paul enjoys playing hockey, golf, reading, concerts, watching sports, and the theater. Paul is new to the insurance world, but has a strong passion for helping people. He is excited to be joining the Bellows-Nichols team as a Commercial Lines Agent.

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