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336 Water Tower Circle
Colchester, VT 05446

Commercial Lines

Bryan Ravlin, CIC, CRM, TRS
President

Phone: (802) 861-4477 Ext: 203

With over 20 years of experience in the trucking insurance industry, Bryan carries both the Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Manager designations. Prior to his insurance career he worked in trucking while attending college. He travels extensively visiting clients throughout the Northeast and writing down the MC & DOT numbers of trucks he sees. Prior to co-founding RIG he was a leading producer with Coburn Insurance Agency, Inc. and part of their acquisition by Hub Transportation Insurance Services. 

 

A graduate of Johnson State College, Bryan is the father of 2 sons. He is a member of the Mad River-Stowe, Green Mountain Geezers, and Johnson State Alumni (Hall Of Fame) Rugby Clubs. He volunteers his time as  Defensive Line & Strength/Conditioning Coach for  Winooski High School Spartans Football and Strength/Conditioning Coach for Burlington High School Girls Basketball. His  interests  include time with his sons, his dogs, history, reading, physical fitness, and seeking out new challenges.


Brad Ravlin
Vice President

Phone: (802) 861-4477 Ext: 202

Brad is a licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Agent and has been working in the trucking/transportation insurance industry for 15 years.  Prior to starting Rig, Brad worked at Coburn Insurance Agency, Inc. and Hub Transportation Insurance Services as a commercial account executive.

 

Brad graduated from Johnson State College in 1997 with a BA in Business Management.  He has coached football since 1995 and plays the guitar in Nightrain, one of the area's top cover bands.


Les Ravlin, CIC, TRS
Chief Financial Officer

Phone: (802) 861-4477 Ext: 201

Les began his insurance career in life insurance with Penn Mutual in 1977 before moving on in 1979 to become an agency principal with Coburn Insurance Agency, Inc. Les co-developed Coburn's niche insuring municipalities and later their industry focus on Trucking & Transportation. Les is a graduate of South Burlington High School (where he is a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame) Johnson State College, and The University of Vermont (Masters). Les has held his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation since 1984.

 

Father of two and grandfather of two Les is a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. Les is an avid collector of music (Blues, Rock, Heavy Metal) and black cars bearing Florida Gator stickers. While he travels enough to be considered a resident of at least three states, when at home he can be found either hiking or tending the flora and fauna in his backyard.


Heidi Blondin, CISR, CIIP, TRS
Vice President of Operations

Phone: (802) 861-4477 Ext: 204

Heidi is a licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Agent and has been working in the insurance industry since 2000. She holds the designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR), Certified Insurance Industry Professional (CIIP) and Transportation Risk Specialist (TRS). Prior to joining Rig Insurance Services, Heidi worked at Hickok & Boardman, Inc. as a Commercial Account Manager and as a Senior Account Manager/Service Team Leader at Coburn Insurance Agency, Inc. and later with Hub International Transportation Insurance Services.

 

Heidi is a graduate of Burlington High School and attended Champlain College prior to entering the insurance industry.  She is an active member of the National Association of Insurance Professionals and continues to add to her various insurance designations provided by the Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation, Society of Certified Insurance Counselors and the Vermont Insurance Agents Association, Inc.

 

In her spare time Heidi enjoys watching her children play hockey, lacrosse, softball and soccer. She likes camping, concerts and spending time with family and friends.


Don McNeil
Regional Manager & Commercial Account Executive

Phone: (802) 861-4477 Ext: 212

Don joined RIG in 2017 as their Regional Manager for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast territories.  Don brings over 30 years experience in the trucking insurance arena in multiple roles including Senior Underwriter for Carolina Casualty and Lancer Insurance Companies.


A native of upstate NY and graduate of Syracuse University; Don moved to the Southland transferring his basketball allegiance to the North Carolina Tar Heels along with his daughters tuition payments.

When not helping RIG clients with their truck insurance needs D
on can occasionally be found on a golf course and landscaping his yard.

 


Adam Rothschild
Commercial Account Executive

Phone: (802) 861-4477 Ext: 205

Adam was born and raised in Holliston Massachusetts and attended Worcester Academy. Sports were everything at a young age and Football, Wrestling and Rugby were at the top of the list. He started working at Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton and learned landscaping A-Z. Eventually working for a customer and buying his business at 19.  Adam owned and operated Aarmor Landscape for 4 years eventually selling the business and moving to Vermont.


A few years at Topnotch led to many years of managing bars and nightclubs like the Roadhouse and the Matterhorn. Marriage and kids put an end to the Late-night-life and Adam was a "stay-home" Dad to a son and daughter while bartending at Stowe's most popular restaurant,  Harrison's.  Classes at Johnson State College, bartending at night and working construction and landscaping during off-seasons were a perfect match but as his kids grew older it was time to find a real job.


Selling Commercial Truck Insurance seemed like a great fit for someone with so much practice listening and counseling others.


He is still a member of the Mad River/ Stowe Rugby team and boasts a faster than Google encyclopedic knowledge of all things sports. More than his own activities he loves watching his kids pursue their goals. His son is a Fairfax Patriot and his daughter is a member of TRIP, the Stowe Dance competition team.


When he isn't chasing trucks he enjoys hiking with his family and smoking anything that will fit into his smoker.


Kathy Brien
Accounting & Operations Team

Phone: (802) 861-4477 Ext: 207

Kathy entered the world of insurance in November, 2015.  Prior to joining the RIG Insurance Team, she worked at Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation for 19 years progressing from the branch, to the region, and finally to the corporate level holding a variety of positions.


Originally from southern Vermont, Kathy migrated to the Burlington area and graduated from Champlain College with an Associate of Science Degree in Office Management.


Kathy loves spending time with her family.  She, her husband and their two adult children are avid travelers.  In the summer you can find them enjoying their boat on Lake Champlain and in the fall she and her husband make every attempt to attend all of their sons college soccer games.


Jennifer Charland
Commerical Service Representative

Phone: (802) 861-4477 Ext: 206

Jenny began her Insurance career in 2004 as an Account Manager at Coburn Insurance Agency, Inc. and later with Hub International Transportation Insurance Services Inc.  Prior to joining the RIG Insurance Team, she worked as a Commercial Account Manager at Winooski Insurance Agency, Inc. for three years.


Originally from Upstate New York, Jenny graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2001 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Prior to her insurance career, she worked for NFI Vermont, Inc. and The Diagnostics Assessment Program (DAP) providing assessment and treatment services to children and adolescents.


Jenny is well known for her high energy, positive attitude and exceptional customer service skills. As a mother of two girls, Jenny loves caring for her family and decorating her beautiful home on the hill. You can find her in her flower and vegetable gardens or on the golf course in her spare time.


Morgan Desautels
Commercial Service Representative

Phone: (802) 861-4477 Ext: 208

Morgan entered the insurance world in January 2015 very eager to start her insurance career. Prior to joining RIG she studied general business in Burlington.


Morgan has obtained her Vermont Insurance license and is currently working on additional designations to round out her knowledge of the industry.


Morgan has lived in Vermont her entire life. She enjoys going on hikes, being at the beach in the summer and loves playing with her two puppies. Morgan is proud to be a recent home owner and is looking forward to designing a space of her own. 


Tyler Bouffard
Assistant Commercial Service Representative

Phone: (802) 861-4477 Ext: 209

Tyler entered the Insurance world in July, 2016. Prior to joining the RIG team, he worked as a machine operator at Asten Johnson for 5 years.


Tyler has lived in Vermont his whole life. He is an avid fisherman and also enjoys all types of hunting especially Archery hunting. Tyler grew up playing sports including baseball, golf and hockey. 

He still plays hockey every Sunday night during the winter. He also enjoys spending time with his friends and family. 


Allison Lamay
Assistant Commercial Service Representative

Phone: (802) 861-4477 Ext: 211

Allison entered the world of insurance in November, 2016.  Prior to joining the RIG Insurance team, she worked at Howard Center for over 3 years as a Program Manager and direct service staff.

 

Allison is a native Vermonter.  She attended Castleton University for her undergraduate degree and Ithaca College for her graduate degree. 

 

Allison grew up playing sports, including basketball, softball and golf, and now continues to golf and participate in multiple softball leagues. She also enjoys reading, CrossFit, and spending time with family and friends.