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Meet Our Team

  • Erik J. Loesch, CIC

    Agency Principal
    Office: 843-856-2909 x100
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Erik has acted as the Agency Principal since Atlantic Shield’s inception in 2004. He has successfully helped the agency grow and prosper with over 14 years of insurance industry experience. Today, his main focus is on the team’s continued success and development.

    Erik is an active tennis player who plays competitively with the Charleston Pro League. He enjoys spending time with his wife Julia and daughters Ella and Kairi, and his hobbies include boating, reading, and practicing his ukulele. 

     

  • Ryland H. Shaw, III, CIC

    Agency Principal
    Office: 843-856-2909 x101
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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  • Susie Schill, CISR, AIAM

    Commercial Lines Department Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x102
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Susie is Atlantic Shield's Commercial Lines Manager. She works specifically with condominium and homeowners associations and large lessors' risk accounts.

    When not at the agency, she enjoys her life in Mt. Pleasant with her husband and two children. They like to travel and spend time outdoors.

  • Peter Vaska, CISR, CIC

    Commercial Lines Agent
    Office: 843-856-2909 x104
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Commercial Lines Advisor Peter Vaska focuses on assisting clients with hard to place risks, including the hospitality industry, condo assocations, lessors risk, tech, and medical companies.

    Outside the office, you can find him golfing, enjoying hockey, or traveling.

  • Erica Davis

    Office Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x114
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Erica joined the Atlantic Shield team in January of 2018, she brings 15 years of office management experience and is thrilled to be able to play an essential role in the continued growth of our thriving agency. She is a College of Charleston graduate in corporate communications and has lived in Charleston since 1996. She resides on James Island with her husband Joe, daughter Emery and dog Leroy. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family, going to the beach, and boating.

     

  • Hunter Mengel

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 843-856-2909 x123
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Hunter is a personal lines agent with nearly 10 years insurance experience. He's been with our agency for a good portion of his career.

    His enjoys spending time with his wife Vicki, a first grade teacher in Mt. Pleasant, and his dog, a Springer Spaniel named Wyatt. He also enjoys golfing, boating, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Mark Trigonoplos, ANFI, CISR

    Commercial Lines Agent
    Office: 843-856-2909 x117
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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  • Jason S. Stanley

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 843-856-2909 x115
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Jason is our private client advisor that works with successful households and their financial partners to manage all their household risk.

    Outside of the agency, he enjoys golf, boating, spending time with his wife Ann Taylor and twin boys Samuel and Coleman, and is a deacon at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church. 

     

  • Tim Donahue, CIC

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 843-856-2909 x103
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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  • Melissa Sills, AIAM, API

    Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x106
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Melissa Sills joined the Atlantic Shield Team over 9 years ago and has over 16 years of service in the insurance industry. She currently serves as a Personal Lines Account Manager, where she is able to provide her clients the highest level of customer satisfaction by utilizing her extensive knowledge. A consummate professional, Melissa tirelessly seeks to further her knowledge of our industry in ways that are relevant to better serving our customers. She currently holds the Professional Designations of Associate in Personal Insurance & Associate in Insurance Account Management. She is pursuing her CPCU Designation at this time. Melissa has served in numerous managerial roles throughout her career with Atlantic Shield, and elected in 2017 to move back to Knoxville so that she could be closer to family and friends. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and remains an avid Vols fan.

  • Virginia Moss, CISR, PLCS

    Personal Lines Account Manager
    Office: 843.856.2909 x112
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Virginia has accumulated over 15 years of overall insurance industry experience, as well as 5 years at the agency, with her most recent stint starting last December.  Virginia is CISR and PLCS licensed, and is working towards an AIAM designation.  With an emphasis on personal lines products, Virginia is always looking to be a helping hand!

     

  • Tara Giuliani

    Personal Lines Department Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x118
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Tara is Atlantic Shield's Personal Lines Department Manager. She's got close to 15 years experience in the insurance industry, and makes sure our personal lines account managers and assistants are working as efficiently as possible.

    She enjoys local cuisine, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.

  • Sara Warrick CIC,CISR,CPSR, AINS, ARM

    Commercial Lines Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x116
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Sara Warrick is a Commercial Lines Account Manager with over 20 years' experience in the insurance industry. She's spent the most recent years of her career with the Atlantic Shield Insurance Group, and we are happy to have her working with our commercial accounts.

  • Felicia Carman

    Commercial Lines Assistant Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x113
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Felicia Plunkett lends her 20+ years of experience in the insurance industry to Atlantic Shield Insurance Group as one of our Commercial Lines Assistant Account Managers. Her focus is on commercial lines insurance of all kinds.

  • Brittany Short

    Commercial Lines Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x124
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Brittany Short is starting her insurance career with our agency as a Commercial Lines Assistant Account manager.

  • Emily McQueeney

    Personal Lines Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x108
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Charleston local Emily McQueeney is a Personal Lines Account Manager who has started her career with Atlantic Shield Insurance Group.

    She enjoys being on the water and loves attending sporting events, especially South Carolina football games.

  • Lilly Jarrett

    New Business Coordinator
    Office: 843-856-2909 x125
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    When you start a policy with Atlantic Shield Insurance Group, you can expect to hear from our New Business Coordinator, Lilly. She specializes in making the start of our clients' personal lines smooth and efficient.

  • Shelley Smith, CISR

    Personal Lines Assistant Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x122
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Shelley is an Assistant Account Manager for our personal lines clients. 

    She enjoys running marathons and spending time with her husband and her 5-year-old son, Parker.

  • Barbara LaMendola

    Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
    Office: 843-856-2909 x105
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    When you step into our office, you can expect a warm greeting from Barbara.

  • Kelsey Corbett

    Commercial Lines Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x120
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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  • Brantley Saunders

    Personal Lines Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x129
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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