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About Ellis Insurance

From the Begining

Ellis Insurance has been helping out neighbors in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts protecting against loss since our founding in 1920. As your needs for innovative products and services have grown, so have we, to meet those needs. One thing hasn't changed... Our original commitment to good, old fashioned personal service, It remains as important to Ellis Insurance today as it was a century ago.

Handle with Care

At Ellis Insurance, we handle our customer with care. Each one of our customer service agents are qualified to match you with the plan best suited to fit your needs.

Our Team:
Tim Ellis

Tim has been a York native for over 70 years. He is a third-generation owner of Ellis Insurance Agency. Tim is actively involved in the local community. He serves on the boards of the Warner House Museum, the Gundalow Company Finance Committee, the York Initiatives Committee. He is also the president of the Barn Gallery Associates, the Board of Old York Historical Society, and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. He has a son, a daughter, and seven grandchildren. 

Robin McKenna
Vice President/ Treasurer

Robin is in charge of operations and accounting at Ellis. She is a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She graduated from New England College with a degree in Accounting. Robin has been working at Ellis for 30 years. She resides with her husband, daughter, and two golden retrievers. She enjoys reading, dancing, playing cards, and golfing.

Personal Insurance Service Agent

Karen has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years. She is a former member of the International Association of Insurance Professionals. She resides in New Hampshire with her husband. They have five children and five grandchildren. She is a founding member of a local non-profit in her hometown where she serves as secretary. Karen enjoys walking, going on day trips, and spending the day at the lake.

Deborah Pennington
Personal Insurance Service Agent

Debbie is a York native and has always appreciated all that York has to offer. She resides with her husband Stuart and they share three children, and 12 grandchildren, who are their pride and joy. Debbie has been working at Ellis for 30 years and is a licensed and Accredited Customer Service Representative. Debbie and her husband never tire from touring this beautiful state of Maine. Her hobbies are reading, crocheting, antiquing, and spending quality time with her family.

Denise Paisley
Personal Insurance Service Agent

Denise resides in York with her husband John and they have two children. She has worked in the insurance industry for seven years and is a licensed, accredited customer service representative. Denise and her husband enjoy time at their family camp in Hope, Maine. She also enjoys reading, dancing, and spending time with family.  

Jonel Thames Leake
Commercial Insurance Service Agent

Jonel is a student of the industry as she has obtained her Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI), Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) and Certified Professional Insurance Woman (CPIW) designations. She is an active member of the International Association of Insurance Professionals. She resides in Kittery Point with her husband and is the mother of one son. Jonel enjoys walking, tandem bike riding, golfing, and reading.

Roxane Day
Receptionist/ Commercial Lines Assistant

Roxane is the person who answers the phone and directs your calls. She also works as an Assistant in the Commercial Lines Department. Having lived in York for most of her life, she has an affinity for the seacoast and all that it has to offer. Roxane has a background in business and has worn many hats in different office environments. After a brief sabbatical, she is back “in the office” and working full time. She has one son, who lives in Rollinsford, NH with his fiancée. Roxane enjoys reading, walking, and a good movie and is a self-proclaimed foodie.