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About Us

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, New Ipswich, Jaffrey, 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

Time McMahon Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Tim McMahon | Peterborough Office

tmcmahon@bellowsnichols.com

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  Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Laura Akerley | Peterborough Office

lakerley@bellowsnichols.com

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 serving as the Vice President of the Safeco Northeast Region Agent Advisory Council and serves on the board for the New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents.

Meghan Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Meghan Carr | Peterborough Office

mcarr@bellowsnichols.com

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 Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Nichole Johnson | Peterborough Office

njohnson@bellowsnichols.com

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 Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Arlene Pollender | Peterborough Office

apollender@bellowsnichols.com

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.

Heather Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Heather Long | Peterborough Office

hlong@bellowsnichols.com

Heather Long has been a community member of New Ipswich for the past 17 years. The Monadnock Region has become home and she has established deep roots in this area. In the winter, you will find her on the slopes as she is one of the coordinators for the Mascenic Ski program. Heather has been in the insurance industry since 2001, working as an underwriter, as well as an agent, and enjoys helping her customers with all of their insurance needs.

Pam Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Pam Hall | Peterborough Office

phall@bellowsnichols.com

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.

Ava Stevenson, Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Ava Stevenson | Peterborough Office

astevenson@bellowsnichols.com

Ava is the newest addition to our Commercial Lines Department and has been working in the insurance industry for 8 years. Ava relocated to this area from Londonderry to be closer to her family. She grew up in the Keene area and has since lived in Ohio, Colorado, and Florida. Ava is a mother of two and loves outdoor activities like running, biking, roller blading, kayaking, and skiing.

Cathy Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Cathy Casale | Peterborough Office

ccasale@bellowsnichols.com

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 Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Erin Smyth | Peterborough Office

esmyth@bellowsnichols.com

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.

Alicia Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Alicia Vitello | Jaffrey Office

avitello@bellowsnichols.com

Ali has been a licensed personal lines agent at Bellows Nichols since 2006. She enjoys spending her time volunteering on local school committees and at the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce. Her hobbies include small craft projects, camping, and hiking with her family.

Julia Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Julia Letourneau | Jaffrey Office

jletourneau@bellowsnichols.com

Julia has been a part of the Commercial Lines Department since joining Bellows-Nichols in July of 2011 and was recently promoted to Commercial Lines Manager. A native of Rindge, she is an active community member who enjoys spending time with family and friends. Whatever the activity may be ~ cooking, enjoying time on the lake, out in the garden, or stealing a few moments to put her nose in a book ~ she is certainly always on the go.

Karen Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Karen Thibodeau | New Ipswich Office

kthibodeau@bellowsnichols.com

Karen is the personal lines agent in the New Ipswich office where she enjoys working with her customers. She rescues Airedale Terriers and treasures long walks with them taking in the beauty of the local region. When not at work she can be found taking day trips all over New England.

Cyndi Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Cyndi Caron | Hancock Office

ccaron@bellowsnichols.com

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 Insurance Agency in Peterborough & Hancock, NH Bellows-Nichols

Jeannette Anderson | Antrim Office

janderson@bellowsnichols.com

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.

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Bellows-Nicols Insurance, Peterborough & Hancock, NH

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Bellows Nichols Agency is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our staff and customers. All locations are staffed during our normal hours. However, we remain closed to walk in traffic. Appointments may be arranged and vary by office location.  If you require an in person meeting, please discuss with your agent.  All who enter our office locations are required to wear a mask.  We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging year and we look forward to serving you.