Meet Our Professional Staff
Brenda L. Barton, CIC, CPRM - Agency Owner & Private Client Specialist
Brenda Barton began her 30 year insurance career in Southern California at the age of 19 for State Farm Insurance. She has worked and learned from some of the most successful State Farm agents in the country. She has continued to develop her insurance knowledge by consistently attending seminars and classes. Brenda is one of the less than 10% of all insurance agents that hold the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor and also Certified Personal Risk Management.
In 2008, Brenda started BR Insurance Group, Inc. She has grown this successful agency from scratch. The business continues to grow primarily through referrals from current clients. Clients recommend Brenda because of her exceptional service, impeccable reputation, genuine nature to help people, and her sheer drive to make a difference in their lives. She takes the time to fully understand the unique needs of every client and will offer solutions on how to best mitigate their risks.
Brenda is a member of the Florida Association for Insurance Agents, Council for Insuring Private Clients, Trusted Choice Member, and a member of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce. She has been involved in several charities and loves spending time with her friends and family. Her 3 kids are grown and live on their own. She lives in Land O’Lakes with her husband.
Toll Free: 800-508-7750 ext #1
Catherine Gates - Executive Assistant, RCSR
After working for 16 years as an Executive Assistant and Customer Service Rep with Real Estate Brokers and Agents, Catherine has continued to help clients in the insurance field for the past 3 years. She is a very nurturing person and loves to share her kindness with clients and co-workers. She is dedicated to giving clients the best service possible. She regularly brings in goodies to the office to share and her positive attitude is a joy to have in our office.
In 2001, Catherine moved to Florida from Tennessee with her husband of 26 years, Kris. In 2004 a great joy was brought into their lives when they adopted their son, Wesley. She loves going on cruises with family and friends, reading books, and spending time with her fur babies. Her son is now grown and lives on his own. She currently lives in Odessa with her husband and fur babies.
Phone: 800-508-7750 Ext #2
Tanya Capriola - Account Executive
Tanya grew up in the Midwest, but has lived in Sarasota for more than 20 years. Tanya brings a variety of knowledge to our team as she spent many years in the business and financial field. Through this experience she realized the importance of client service and every client requires a unique set of needs. Tanya loves helping clients understand their risk tolerance and how she can best protect them and their families. She truly enjoys getting to know our clients and helping them secure their future.
Tanya brings a positive energy to everyone she meets personally and professionally. She is married and loves spending time with her 3 very active boys and dogs. They all love spending time at the beach and enjoying the beautiful Florida weather. Her boys are very adept using technology for ways to make life easier and also developed software to assist Tanya in finding the most effective and cost saving policies for each client’s needs. She looks forward to working with you, your family and your friends.
Phone: 800-508-7750 Ext #4