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Dear Valued Customer,

Barrett Insurance is committed to integrity, customer service and education. We are here to protect your dreams. All of our agents are licensed with the State of Michigan, have a college degree and specialize in different areas of insurance. We are an independent agency which allows us to work with numerous companies and underwriters. Our advantage allows us to shop your insurance and provide the best coverage for you, your family and your business. We are here for you. Celebrating 17 years!

Thank you!

Cyndi Barrett

Barrett Insurance Family

Cyndi Barrett
Owner

Hi, my name is Cyndi. My husband, Clint, started Barrett Insurance in 2001. At that time, I supported Clint’s business by working as his accountant. I also worked full time as a human resource/benefits manager for another company. I received my insurance license in 2009. In 2011, I started to work full time for Barrett Insurance.

I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. After I graduated from Flint Central High School, I attended Michigan State University where I received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Clint and I have a beautiful daughter who also graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Packaging. She is currently the Senior Packaging Engineer for a company in Elk Grove, Illinois.

I enjoy kayaking, photography, working in my beautiful yard, and reading. Most of all, I love to travel. My goal is to see all of the national parks.

Phone: (517) 849-1000

E-Mail: cyndi@barrettins.com

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Joe Ruden
Licensed Agent Specializing in Life & Health Insurance

I approach the world with a giving attitude that has served me well since entering the insurance world in 1997. I continue to add to my 20 years of experience by developing quality health, life, and disability programs for companies and individuals. I also expand out to cover business exposures.

I am a local boy. I graduated from Jonesville High School and obtained a Business degree in college. I have a broad range of business experience from retail to mechanical.

I am active in the Knights of Columbus and Jonesville Rotary as well as on the board of the Jonesville Downtown Development Authority.

This year, I celebrate 12 years with Barrett Insurance. I am currently enjoying grand kids and my mid-life crisis. 

Phone: (517) 849-1000

E-Mail: joe@barrettins.com

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Tracey Moore
Licensed Agent Specializing in Home, Auto & Commercial Insurance

Hi, I’m Tracey. I was born in Garden City, Michigan, but was raised in Biloxi, Mississippi. The lesson in “southern hospitality” has shaped who I am and everything that I stand for. We were taught to respect our elders, to put your best foot forward, and to be kind and caring to the people who influence your life.

I graduated from Hudson High school. I attended Jackson Business College to earn a diploma in Office Accounting. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and Human Resources from Spring Arbor University.

I have 8 years of retail management experience and 26 years in the insurance industry.

I married my husband Jim 22 years ago. We have 4 grown children, 3 wonderful grand “boys” and beautiful grand-baby Lexi.  We enjoy spending time together in the great outdoors…gardening, fishing, hunting, target shooting, and playing with our 2 dogs.

In 2010, I received the horrible news that I had breast cancer. I AM A SURVIVOR!

I came to Barrett Insurance in 2008 with the belief that insurance is more than just a job. It’s about building long-term relationships and helping people. Bad things happen to good people. Insurance is about making you whole again. Barrett Insurance is not just any agency. My coworkers genuinely care about making a difference. Our work is about “Protecting your dreams”- and I’d like to help.

Phone: (517) 849-1000

E-Mail: tracey@barrettins.com

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Ben Judsen
Licensed Agent Specializing in Life & Health Insurance

Before I decided to work in the insurance field, I was a store director for Wal-Mart, Meijer, and a few other retailers. I felt the need to move into a career that would allow me to do some real good. I earned my first insurance license in 2010. I specialize in health, life, and disability insurance. In 2016, I joined the Hillsdale Rotary Club, which makes a difference in our community.

I have a degree in Music. I studied and performed opera for a few years before I decided I needed to stop traveling so frequently. I still perform once in a while. I also continue to teach voice in my spare time, as I have done for years. I enjoy spending time with my family. My beautiful wife, DeAnna, is a wonderful singer and director. My daughter, Bella, is off to college challenging her mind.

I moved to Hillsdale County in 1999 when my wife began teaching at Jonesville High School. We moved here from Lenawee County. I grew up in the Irish Hills area. DeAnna and I currently live in the sleepy little town of Reading, Michigan.

Phone: (517) 849-1000

E-Mail: ben@barrettins.com

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Aaron Akers
Licensed Agent Specializing in Home, Auto & Commercial Insurance

Hi, my name is Aaron and I am the newest member of the Barrett Insurance family. I was born and raised in Hudson, MI and recently moved back to the area to be closer to family. I am a graduate of Spring Arbor University and hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics.

Prior to my work in the insurance field, I taught both middle school and high school mathematics. I married my wife Abby in January of 2017 and my beautiful baby girl Alexia was born in August of 2018. Our daughter has been the source of many exciting new adventures including a brand new career in the insurance industry.

I am currently focusing my efforts on commercial insurance and would love to see what I can do to help you meet your business needs.

Phone: (517) 849-1000

E-Mail: aaron@barrettins.com

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Becky Blair
Licensed Agent  Specializing in Home & Auto Insurance

Hi, my name is Becky Blair. I was born in Sturgis but I grew up in Hillsdale. I joined Barrett Insurance in April of 2016. I have 18 years of experience in the insurance industry. My favorite part of working in insurance is helping the client to see what they need to protect their dreams.

My husband and I have 4 kids, 13 grandchildren, dogs, granddogs, and grandcats. In my free time, I enjoy kayaking, NASCAR (Jimmie Johnson #48), reading, swimming, and camping. I have served as an officer in ABATE of Michigan, been on the Hospital Chair Comittee for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, I am a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and have also served as a chaplain.

Phone: (517) 849-1000

E-Mail: becky@barrettins.com

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Martha Stuck
Licensed Agent Specializing in Home & Auto Insurance

Hello, I’m Martha. I grew up in Troy, Ohio. I earned my degree in Elementary Education at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. I decided to change careers after a kindergartner accidentally shot me in the foot during ‘Show and Tell!’ I joined the insurance industry in 2003.

I take the time to explain the best coverage for your money and make sure you understand your policy before you leave our office. I enjoy the challenge of finding the perfect policy to protect you and your dreams from life's unexpected events.

I like gardening, reading, and candy-making during the holiday seasons. I married my husband, Tracy, in 1992. We live in Jonesville with our 3 fur kids. Tracy and I have 2 dogs and a cat. We enjoy working in our yard and in our veggie garden. Specifically, I enjoy working in the yard. I force my husband to do the grunt work. He would rather be in our woods hunting or on the lake fishing. When I go fishing, I take my book and enjoy the sunshine.

Phone: (517) 849-1000

E-Mail: martha@barrettins.com

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Douglas Jones
Marketing Director

I am a business executive possessing 15 years of experience. I serve as Marketing Director for Barrett Insurance. In this role, I am responsible for leading the company’s endeavors in the areas of business development and marketing initiatives. I place emphasis on brand management and utilize my entrepreneurial spirit and extensive leadership experience in an effort to drive Barrett Insurance to its full organizational potential.

I hold degrees in both Sociology and Political Science from the University of Michigan.

I enjoy design and art, traveling, and spending time with my family.

Phone: (517) 849-1000

E-Mail: doug@barrettins.com

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Frank Swiniarski
Licensed Agent Specializing in Commercial Insurance

I was born in Buffalo New York, where I began my insurance career. I describe myself as a, “commercial insurance geek.”

My professional insurance career began in 1970 as a commercial insurance rater after a 4 year enlistment with the Navy. I soon moved into commercial insurance underwriting. The function of an underwriter is to analyze and price business accounts with the objective of making a profit. Once the economics of centralization and downsizing began, I moved to Columbus, Ohio where I worked for Transamerica. I managed a small department before moving to USF&G where I became a Contractor Segment Specialist. I worked with several contractors who built Jacob Field! From Columbus, I moved to Bloomington, Indiana and Great West Casualty – a company that specialized in long haul trucking. I completed my career as an in-house commercial lines specialist with a local agency.

Clint invited me to join his staff in July 2014. Although retirement is excellent and I was never bored, I decided to return to work on a limited basis. I wanted to do something tangible with the many years I invested working very hard and learning how the industry works. I decided to use what I learned to help business people with their insurance programs. The years spent with insurance companies provide me with insider knowledge as to how they work and what they do. Before computers, we hand-rated all policies. I know policy rating in detail. My experience allows me to analyze risk and estimate a fair premium. I actually read and study insurance policy forms. I compare what they say to what they should say to offer you the best protection. Regardless of how much your insurance premium is, the value of your investment is found within those 50-200 pages of policy forms and conditions which very few people review.

Briefly, I married my wife, Cindy, more than 30 years ago. We raised 5 kids and now, we like spoiling our 5 grandkids. I enjoy the outdoors. I have a constant companion in Holly, my Australian Shepard. I also take great care of three awesome horses.

Phone: (517) 849-1000

E-Mail: frank@barrettins.com

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Penny Lane

Penny Lane the Bulldog became the official mascot of Barrett Insurance in 2015.

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Clint Barrett

Clint Barrett is the son of Kaye and John Barrett from Camden, Michigan. Clint and his sister Lisa were raised on a crop farm and attended Camden Frontier Schools. During high school, Clint served as a leader with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and participated in showing his animals at the Hillsdale County Fair. Clint later earned a Bachelor’s of Business degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Management degree from Aquinas College.

In 1990, Clint began working for Citizens Insurance as a claims adjuster, then as a branch manager and finally a team leader. During his time with the company, he continued his education and earned his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation. In 2001, Clint purchased the Sander-Smith Insurance Agency in Jonesville, Michigan and renamed the business to Barret Insurance Agency, LLC. In 2004, the business relocated from the Trillium plaza to its current location at 125 W. Chicago Street in Jonesville, MI.

Clint married Cyndi in 1991 and became the stepfather to Christina Bulock. They lived together in Perry, Michigan until they moved to Hillsdale County in 2001.

In addition to his business pursuits, Clint served on many of our local community boards. He was part of the Downtown Development Association (DDA) of Jonesville, the Hillsdale County Community Foundation and the Hillsdale Community Health Center. Clint was also a member of the Hillsdale Exchange club and Jonesville Rotarian.

On August 1, 2015 at the age of 49, Clint Barrett passed away.

Barrett Insurance Agency will remain committed to the principles that Clint Barrett installed when he put his name on the door. He understood the importance of insurance and protecting your assets.

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