Meet The Agents

Tim McMahon Bellows-Nichols Insurance Agent Tim McMahon | Peterborough Office
603-924-7155 | tmcmahon@bellowsnichols.com

Agency President Tim is a Producer and Health & Life agent. He’s lived in the Monadnock Region for 15 years and worked at Bellows-Nichols for 10 of those years. Tim’s favorite pastimes are fishing and hockey. On his days off you can find him in one of the many beautiful rivers of New England or spending time with his family. Tim serves on the board for Trout Unlimited and Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge NH. He loves meeting people and feels that face to face conversations have more value today than ever! Living in a close knit community such as Peterborough is near and dear to his heart and he believes that staying connected with each other is what makes a community thrive!


Alicia Vitello Bellows-Nichols Insurance Agent Alicia Vitello | Peterborough Office
603-924-7155 | avitello@bellowsnichols.com

Alicia (Ali) enjoys long distance running in the warm months and skiing in the winter. She likes to work on craft projects and likes getting her hands dirty in the garden. Ali enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two beautiful daughters, Adah and Elyn. She has been a licensed personal lines agent at Bellows Nichols since 2006.


Karen Thibodeau Bellows-Nichols Insurance AgentKaren Thibodeau | New Ipswich Office
603-878-4860 | kthibodeau@bellowsnichols.com

Karen is happiest when outdoors. She loves her daily walks with husband Larry and the numerous friends who join them along the way. Her hobbies include knitting, word games, trivia and visiting their son at his home in Vermont. Since 2012, Karen has been the licensed personal lines agent in the New Ipswich office. She finds it rewarding helping area residents with their insurance needs and she has been a resident of New Ipswich for over 25 years.


Arlene Pollender Bellows-Nichols Insurance AgentArlene Pollender | Peterborough Office
603-924-7155 | apollender@bellowsnichols.com

Arlene joined the Bellows Nichols Team in October of 2005. She has over 18 years of insurance experience. Arlene is a native of the Monadnock Region where she raised her two children. When she’s not creating fun memories with family and friends, you will find her enjoying the outside – spending time snowmobiling, motorcycling, kayaking and gardening. She also enjoys spending time at home with her feathered and furry friends.


Heather LongHeather Long | Peterborough Office
603-924-7155 | hlong@bellowsnichols.com

Heather Long has moved around quite a bit in her life-living in New York, Florida, Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania but has been a community member of New Ipswich for the past 13 years. She has been in the insurance industry since 2001 working as an underwriter as well as an agent. Heather graduated with a degree in Art Education and still loves to make pottery. “May your hands be full of clay and your hearts be full of imagination…” Heather loves to ski and is one of the coordinators for the Mascenic Ski program. When she’s not on the slopes, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her two children and friends. Heather’s favorite vacation was a cruise she took to the Western Caribbean with her family last year.


Bethany WillettBethany Willett | Peterborough Office
603-924-7155 | bwillett@bellowsnichols.com

Bethany has been on the commercial lines side of the insurance industry for many years; both as an Associate Underwriter for a local insurance company and more recently back to working on the agency side. Her favorite hobbies are reading, gardening, spending time outdoors and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She resides in Swanzey, NH with her husband and their dog, Sam.


nichole-johnson Nichole Johnson | Peterborough Office
603-924-7155 | njohnson@bellowsnichols.com

Nichole has been working in the insurance industry since 2003. She enjoys helping people feel secure by providing information and coverage. When not at work Nichole likes to be with her family and friends and doing various activities like walking, reading and boating. She also enjoys being part of community events and just became a Big Sister through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation.linda-ch


linda-cheaney Linda Cheaney | Jaffrey Office
603-532-5600 | lcheaney@bellowsnichols.com

Linda Cheaney is a native of Maine, but has been living in New Hampshire for over 30 years. She has had a vast career in sales and management and has been in the insurance industry since 2004. She enjoys international travel with her husband Tom and spending quality time with her three sons and granddaughter and all her best friends. Linda loves playing guitar, fishing, gardening, kayaking, riding her motorcycles and spending countless hours in her stain glass art studio. Linda teaches crochet classes and Artisan bread baking classes to the local community in her free time.

Laura Akerley Bellows-Nichols Insurance Agent Laura Akerley | Peterborough Office
603-924-7155 | lakerley@bellowsnichols.com

Agency Vice President Laura is a native of the Monadnock Region. She was raised in Antrim. She has worked in Peterborough for many years and loves the people of this community. “Life in a small town” experiences happen every day! This special trait, coupled with the beauty of the area are the reasons why Laura never left. Her most passionate love is her family & spending time with them. Her favorite place to go is Popham Beach in Phippsburg, Maine and she loves to dance, especially Zumba! She is a member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Antrim and serves on the board for the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce.


Jeannette Anderson Bellows-Nichols Insurance Agent Jeannette Anderson | Antrim Office
603-588-3600 | janderson@bellowsnichols.com

Jeannette has been in the insurance industry since 1983-both on the company side and the agency side. She is a licensed Property & Casualty agent, handling the personal lines in our Antrim office since 2010. She lives in Antrim with her husband. Her favorite season is summer; going to the beach and putting their boat in the nearby lakes. Needless to say, her best vacations are to places warm and sunny! She has traveled to many islands in the Caribbean, and just recently returned from the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.


Meghan McLatchy | Peterborough Office
603-924-7155 | mmclatchy@bellowsnichols.com

When she’s not spending time in the office, Meghan can be found fishing on the ocean or a frozen lake. A self proclaimed hobby enthusiast, she alternates between spending time serenading friends and family with music, spending time with her 4-legged critters, and has been known to break out an Irish Jig when the occasion calls for it.  Meghan started in insurance as a CSR in 2008 and has been a part of BNA’s personal lines department since October 2013.


Jane Farris Bellows-Nichols Insurance AgentJane Farris | Peterborough Office
603-924-7155 | jfarris@bellowsnichols.com

Jane’s insurance career began in Boston, MA in the 1980’s and she’s worked as a claims adjuster for the bulk of it, moving to NH in 1996, and switching to the agency side in 2002.  She is married to her best friend and has one grown daughter and two high-energy dogs.  We love the outdoors and HOT weather – hiking, trail running, and gardening.  Glacier National Park in Montana is our favorite place for hiking and R&R!


Pam Hall Bellows-Nichols Insurance AgentPam Hall | Peterborough Office
603-924-7155 | phall@bellowsnichols.com

Pam has been with the Bellows-Nichols agency for over 25 years and is a Licensed Property/Casualty and Life Agent.  Over the years she has worked in several roles at Bellows-Nichols.  Currently, she is the assistant to Timothy McMahon and involved in several department roles including system administration and marketing. Pam enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, photography, gardening and scrapbooking.


Julia Letourneau Bellows-Nichols Insurance AgentJulia Letourneau | Jaffrey Office
603-532-5600 | jletourneau@bellowsnichols.com

Julia has been a part of the Commercial Lines Department since joining Bellows-Nichols in July of 2011. A native of Rindge, she is an active community member who is regularly involved with the Rindge Historical Society and Chamber of Commerce.  Whatever the activity may be ~ spending time with family, cooking for friends, enjoying time on the lake, out in the garden or stealing a few moments to put her nose in a book ~ Julia is certainly always on the go.  During the winter months you may have spotted her riding a vintage snowmobile across the Monadnock region, complete with a vintage suit and pompom hat!


IMG_2863Cathy Casale | Commerical Lines Agent
603-924-7155 | ccasale@bellowsnichols.com

Cathy rejoined the Bellows Nichols Team in October of 2015. She has over 28 years of commercial insurance experience and started her career with Bellows-Nichols in 1987. Cathy raised her family in Greenfield NH after a quick jump over the border from where she was raised in Dracut Massachusetts. Her only child Aaron is named after Elvis Presley. She and her husband Michael are now living in Peterborough where she loves to care for her home, garden and decorates like a mad woman refurbishing old items to new. She loves scrapbooking and photography projects and attends yard sales on Saturday mornings for just the perfect bargain. When the work is done, she loves to read or try out a new dish in the kitchen.