Meet your local insurance experts.
Outstanding service starts with an outstanding team. Meet the professionals behind Lakeside Insurance Center / McCarron & Associates.
Brandi is a Personal Lines producer who entered the insurance industry at age 17 obtaining her Producer’s license in Property & Casualty in 2002. With over 17 years of experience in Personal Lines Insurance she has exceeded in providing her clients with excellent service and the peace of mind they deserve. She is passionate about caring for animals and likes volunteering at local Shelters. In her spare time Brandi enjoys spending time with her family, venturing out to new places, home decorating, cooking, creating art projects, and taking her dog “Bella” to the dog park.
Stacy has been working in the insurance industry for the last 4 1/2 years writing and servicing all personal and commercial lines for a private company. She recently decided to take the leap into the independent insurance world, focusing on personal lines. She enjoys building relationships with her clients and making sure they are well-covered and protected. She loves the insurance industry because she gets the opportunity to get to know people and connect with all types of personalities. She has two beautiful children with whom she enjoys spending as much time as possible. In her free time, she loves a good mystery book. She loves to travel, see family and friends, and explore new places.
Judy Graham, CISR
Judy first started in the Insurance industry in Billings Montana in 1979. She worked at an Independent Agency as a bookkeeper, then moved to Personal Lines and now focuses on Commercial Insurance. Her expertise is in commercial construction insurance and she has over 34 years of experience in the area. Judy has a daughter who is a teacher and a son who is a Chemical Engineer. She is an animal lover ranging from squirrels to wild animals, however she is not very fond of mice! Judy enjoys reading all kinds of books, and enjoys crafting when she has the time!
Customer Service Representative
Erika began her career in the insurance industry in 2005 as an Insurance Assistant. She obtained her Insurance P&C License in 2008. In March of 2014, she joined Lakeside Insurance and assists clients with certificates of insurance, setting up online access to Client Portal, helping with renewals, endorsements and policy changes. Erika volunteers her time with a church youth group mentoring young people between the ages of 12-18. She also organizes a yearly retreat with her husband and helps plan other activities. Erika enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting from Pinterest, and creating flower arrangements for weddings and other occasions.
Gillian McCarron, CIC
Gillian is a British Citizen. She attended the International School of Brussels and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and made the move to the insurance world in 2003. Gillian has served as the chairman of the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado. She also volunteers her time with various boards, charities and is active in the local community. Gillian loves to be outdoors and can be found biking, cross country skiing, attending the numerous sporting events of her 3 children or relaxing in Grand Lake with her family, a good book and a glass of wine!
Michael McCarron, CIC
Michael graduated from the University of Michigan, traveled South America for 3 months and then moved to Colorado with his wife Gillian. He purchased Lakeside Insurance in 1999. Michael has 3 children involved in various sports and he can be found coaching their soccer and hockey teams. He volunteers his time serving on various boards including the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Arvada Citizens Police Academy, Arvada Hockey Association, CU Denver College of Business Development Committee (RMI program), Denver 7’s Rugby, FBI Citizens Academy Alumni, Real Colorado Soccer, West Point Metro District. Michael was named the Insurance Person of the Year in 2016. Michael enjoys time with his family, hunting, traveling, and hanging out at his cabin in Grand Lake!
Darla Menger, CIC, CPCU
Darla began her insurance career as a clerk-typist in 1984 and obtained her P&C license in 1995. She earned the CIC designation in 2002 and the CPCU designation in 2010. Beginning first in Personal Lines, and now focusing on Commercial Lines, she enjoys finding insurance solutions for her clients. In her spare time, Darla loves working with her horses, playing polocrosse, traveling with her husband, and spending time with her five grown children and three grandchildren.
Mary has over 13 years of experience in Customer Service. She attended college at Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas and majored in Social Work. Originally from Kansas, she moved to Colorado in 2012 with her husband’s job. She spends her weekends running her children to sports and spending as much time as possible outside with them. Mary enjoys to travel the world and experience new places and cultures.
Dustin Nichols, CISR
Dustin began working in insurance industry in 2012. He started his career in personal lines insurance and has since added commercial insurance to his repertoire. Dustin loves working with various clients to help solve their insurance needs. He enjoys being active and playing sports. He plays everything from basketball to ice hockey. He also enjoys a few rounds of golf whenever he can squeeze in the time! Outside of sports, he enjoys spending his weekends with his wife and their toy poodle and golden doodle.
Bethany has over 12 years of experience in Customer Service. She attended college at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio and majored in Humanities and Catholic Culture. Originally from New Jersey, she moved to Colorado in 2012. Bethany is newer to the insurance industry beginning her career with Lakeside and insurance in 2015. She has an extensive library and spends most of her free time reading and enjoying a cup of tea.
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