Fred Baldes the Head Honcho: At the ripe age of 12 Fred began his career as a paper carrier for the Times union newspaper. He has been working his way up the chain ever since. As the Owner of Cote Agency he has taken the business from a single location to multiple locations since 2010. Fred holds and has held several industry designations such as CFP, ChFC, CLU, CASL and has a Masters in Financial Services from The American College. Starting in the insurance and financial services field in 2002 he has helped thousands of families plan for and protect their future. Being very frugal himself he has stated his goal with Cote Agency is to get the best protection for his clients at the best price. This simple philosophy has helped the Agency have tremendous growth since he has owned it. He lives in Ballston Lake and enjoys hanging out with his 4 adult children, traveling around the world, snow skiing, boating and getting a good deal...... especially for his insurance clients.
Camille Long, Celebrity Partner Agent: Camille (Cammie) Long runs the Greenfield Center office of Cote Insurance Agency. Camille started her Insurance Career in 1989 working for Continental Insurance Company in Glens Falls. Cammie held various positions over her years with them and eventually moved to LC Insurance in Greenfield Center in 2004. Cammie has continued to run the Greenfield Center office for 15 years and has developed a strong and reliable relationship with her clients over those 15 years. She is very happy to continue servicing their Insurance needs. When Cammie is not at her desk in the Greenfield office she enjoys concerts and continues to volunteer at Hadley Music in the park which she has also enjoyed for over 15 years. Cammie enjoys family gatherings, outdoor activities and her cats!!
Alyssa Long, Partner Agent Virtuoso: Alyssa has worked at Cote Insurance Agency for 11 years, gaining experience in personal and commercial insurance along with office management. As a seasoned agent and manager, Alyssa is passionate about advancing in office management and making every client feel like family by providing them with the best service at the best price, every time. Outside of the office, Alyssa enjoys fishing in the Adirondacks, spending time on the water in her boat and most of all, spending time with her family.
Karen Anderson, Partner Consummate Agent : Karen has been engaged as an agent in Schuylerville for over 12 years and is fortunate to have worked with and learned from her father, Jerry Buell (who started the original Schuylerville Insurance Agency) for most of those years. She has recently joined forces with Cote Agency. She is proud to both live and work in the Schuylerville community and enjoys getting to know each and every one of her customers. Her interests include reading, going to the beach, and spending time with family.
Karissa Baxter, Partner Standout Agent: Karissa began her career with Travelers insurance, gaining exceptional experience in the insurance industry, winning many awards and also training new Travelers agents. Currently working as the office manager for the South Glens Falls Office. She has worked for Cote Insurance for 3 years.
While not working Karissa enjoys going to concerts, she is also a Girl-scout leader and loves spending time with her 2 daughters.
Dawn Wood, VIP Agent: Dawn Wood has been a licensed insurance agent for over 15 years. Dawn educates clients about different coverage options and takes care of policies from start to finish and ongoing service making sure her clients are satisfied. Customer service and satisfaction is very important to Dawn along with the success of the Cote Agency. Outside of the office Dawn loves being at her camp near the Sacandaga lake, where she is the leader on her road for catching the most fish!
Nicole Hoag, Superstar Agent: Nicole started working in the insurance industry 8 years ago, joining Cote Agency 2 years ago. Her main goal as an agent has always been making sure her clients fully understand their insurance and meeting their wants and needs. In her spare time Nicole volunteers and bartends at the American Legion in Cambridge NY. She also enjoys spending time outdoors/hiking with her Labrador retrievers, riding her dirt bike & side by side, and loves traveling around the world.
Nick Baldes, Partner Crackerjack Agent: Nick has worked in the Insurance industry since 2012, gaining experience in servicing, quoting, selling, and managing. As a seasoned Licensed Insurance Agent, he is passionate about advancing his career and learning all that the industry has to offer, to better assist our clients. Outside of the office, Nick enjoys scuba diving, board games, and spending time with his dogs, Obi & Leia.
Christine Springer, Ace Agent: Christine began her career in the insurance industry 5 years ago and joined Cote Agency in 2018. After many years in nursing administration, Christine sought a new passion in life and obtained her personal and commercial insurance license. Christine has always enjoyed working 1 on 1 with the public, helping others and developing a trusting relationship with her clients is of utmost importance to her. Christine's goal is to ensure her customers are not only fully protected and satisfied but make them feel like priority one, because after all....."we treat our clients like family and strive to have quality relationships." Outside of work Christine enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, camping.... basically anything involving the outdoors and sunshine!
Sean Crary, Agent Extraordinaire: Sean was born in the small town of Tupper Lake and grew up in Potsdam before moving to Saratoga Springs in 1998.Whether it was as a supervisor manufacturing medications and medical devices, managing a bank or selling insurance, Sean's passion has always been educating people and helping them to protect their families. His goal is to provide the highest level of service he can. Sean started his insurance career almost 6 years ago and was recognized twice as the top performer in his department.Outside of the office, Sean enjoys traveling, golfing, movies and spending as much time as possible with his son Mason and wife Brandy.
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