Mike is the president and founder of Gillespie Insurance Services. He got into this business when a friend of his, also in the insurance business, in 1985, told him he’d be good at insurance. Within a year from that conversation, he bought a book of business and opened up a Calfarm agency in Redlands, CA. He has overseen and managed the business from the beginning when it was just him and his wife Chris. In that time, his three kids have grown up, gotten married, and have given him seven grandchildren. In addition to spending him with all those grandkids, his interests are mountain biking, road biking, building mountain and road bikes, and continually starting (and finishing) minor landscaping projects around the house.
This is normally the spot for contact information, however, Mike is not regularly at his desk or checking emails. That’s what he has the rest of the team members for! Please scroll down and find the person best suited to help you out.
Chris, Mike’s wife, started in the beginning with Mike in 1986 as a customer service rep. Within a few years, she assumed the role of office manager, focusing on human resources and bookkeeping. In addition, her position has now expanded to include organizing office parties and keeping the office clean and well stocked. It is her belief that a happy clean environment keeps employees happy! Her personal hobbies are ancestry research, travel, and she hopes to do research on her family’s country of origin someday. She is wholly committed to and loves being a wife, mother, and best of all a grandmother to her seven grandchildren.
Phone: 909-793-1846 x108 // 909-784-0867 (direct)
FARM & COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION
Eli started working for Gillespie Insurance Services in June, 2001 as a personal insurance agent. It was a radical shift from his previously held jobs, which were teaching and piano instruction. In 2004 he moved into commercial insurance, and has held that role since. He earned his Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2008, and his Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist designation in 2014. He enjoys riding bikes (sometimes), running (sometimes), Crossfit (at least twice a week), reading (when not working), is involved with his church and plays keyboards in the band. But most of all, he loves hanging with his wife Candace and their sons Samuel and Jacob.
Phone: 909-793-1846 x107 // 909-793-6878 (direct)
FARM & COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT MANAGER
Ivah is our commercial accounts manager and has been invaluable to Gillespie Insurance Services for taking care of our clients since she started working with us in 2003. Previously a personal insurance accounts manager for an insurance agency in Napa, CA for over ten years, she made the trip down south and never looked back. She is working on her CISR and so far, is passing the tests like a champ! (FYI: CISR is a special designation that means she understands the coverages on the insurance policies she helps you with). In addition to adoring her granddaughters, she enjoys movies, baking, the Dodgers, watching golf, shopping and reading. Warning: her cakes are addictive.
Phone: 909-793-1846 x104 // 909-784-0765 (direct)
PERSONAL INSURANCE PRODUCTION & SERVICE
Allegra takes care of all your personal insurance needs. If you need a new home, renters, condo, rental, auto, motorcycle, boat, or RV insurance policy, or help with your existing policy, Allegra is here to help. Allegra joined our team in 2015 and comes with over ten years of experience. She is a CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) which means she has a thorough understanding of the insurance policies she’s helping you with. Allegra loves dirt biking and spending time with her beautiful family, which includes two of the cutest kids you’ve ever seen.
Phone: 909-793-1846 x101 // 909-784-0862 (direct)