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Meet Our Team

Kevin McDonald
Agency Owner

kevinmcdonald@allstate.com

I’ve lived in Ocala my entire life. Through the years, I’ve come to know many local families and developed many relationships. This local connection has helped me better understand the needs of Allstate customers, especially when it comes to their financial needs. From retirement accounts to college savings I’m available to help customers with a variety of financial solution.

I’m proud to say I work with a financially sound and stable company like Allstate. They’ve been helping to protect families and their assets since 1931. Today, you can choose from more than auto and home insurance. You can also find products that can help you with your financial goals.

I’m committed to helping you keep your financial life on track. Not only can I assist you with Allstate’s broad range of financial solutions, I can offer my knowledge to help you achieve your financial goals. That includes planning for your child’s education or planning your retirement.

As a Personal Financial Representative living in Ocala for 39 years with my wife and three children, I know many local families. My knowledge and understanding of the people in this community help me provide over 8,000 customers with an outstanding level of service. I look forward to helping families like yours protect the things that are important – your family, home, car and more. I’m also here to help you prepare a strategy to achieve your financial goals. I’m proud to work with a company who’s been serving satisfied customers for over 80 years. Customers count on outstanding financial strength and superior claims service to help protect what they value most. Allstate delivers on their promise. In fact, their outstanding financial strength and superior claims service received an A+ (Superior) rating by AM Best. Quality service, strength, and satisfaction – that’s something I’m glad to be a part of. As your Allstate agent, I can help you understand how the choices you make – such as the car you drive – affect your insurance rate. I’m committed to helping you get the appropriate level of protection and make it easy to do business with us.

Awards:
Honor Ring-23 years
Allstate Financial Leader Award-13 years
Allstate Hall Of Fame-1 years
Allstate Leader’s Forum-13 years
Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)-2 years
Chairman’s Inner Circle-10 years
Chairman’s Conference-9 years
National Conference Award-8 years

Civic Services:
Ocala-Marion County Chamber of Commerce
2009-2010 Board Chairman
Member
Ocala /Marion County Chamber
Member
Ocala / Marion County Chamber of Commerce
Munroe Regional Foundation Board
City
Chair
Member
Metropolitan Ocala Rotary Club
Ocala-Marion County Chamber of Commerce
Past Board Chairman
Metropolitan Ocala Rotary Club
Board Member
Sun Trust Bank of North Central Florida
Munroe Regional Medical Center
Current Trustee Board Chairman
Past Member
Marion County Public Policy Institute
Board Member
Munroe Regional Medical Center Foundation
Current Member
Marion County Economic Development Corp
Board of Directors
Estate Planning Council
Past President
Past President
Ocala-Silver Springs Rotary Club
Society for Financial Planning Professionals

Community Services:
The Past Board President
Boys and Girls Clubs of Marion County
2012 Chair-Elect Marion County EDC
Boys & Girls Club of Marion County
Past Board Chair
Boys and Girls Clubs of Marion County
Past Deacon Chair
First Baptist Church Ocala
2012-Hall of Fame Allstate Insurance
Past President
Ocala-Silver Springs Rotary Club
Past President
Ocala-Silver Springs Rotary
The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce
Interfaith Board Member
Munroe Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors
Planned Giving Committee Chair
Sheriff’s Advisory Board Alumni
The American Cancer Society – Relay for Life
Boys and Girls Clubs of Marion County
Past Board Chairman
Board Chair-Elect
Ocala-Marion County Chamber of Commerce
Planned Gifts Chair
Munroe Foundation Board
2009 -Rotary Club of The Villages-Donation of 2009 Club Car
SunTrust Bank of North Central Florida Board of Directors
Member of the Heart of Florida Regional Coalition
Current Board Chairman
Ocala Chamber and Economic Partnership
Current Board Chairman
Interfaith Emergency Services

Industry Services:
Member MDRT for 2006
2007
2008
Member
MDRT for 2006
2007
2008
Past Chair
Marion County Estate Planning Council
Past President
Estate Planning Council of Marion County
NAIFA Member since 1989
Florida Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Education:
Bachelor of Business Administration-University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Science-University of Central Florida
Associate of Art-Central Florida Community College
Associate of Science-Central Florida Community College

Specialties:
Retirement
Off-road Vehicles
Motorcycle
Flood
Life

Spoken Languages:
English
Spanish

Heather Whaley
Director Of Operations

heatherwhaley@allstate.com

I have been with The McDonald Agency since July of 2004. Born and raised right here in Ocala. Moved away a short time but we all seem to come back. We have one of the best teams in this industry here in Ocala. I’m proud to be a member of the organization. II’m passionate about ending cancer and so I help the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life and they’re are always a big part of my time. I Love being outside, if it’s summer I’m near the water, and if It’s fall I’m hunting and fishing in Georgia.

Aaron Harris
Agent

AaronHarris@allstate.com

I have 20 years of experience working with all lines of insurance. I grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois where a local insurance agent introduced me to insurance. I attended the university of Toledo, Ohio College of Engineering. I am extremely passionate about insurance and get a tremendous amount of satisfaction knowing I can make life-changing differences in people’s lives. I enjoy helping others and sharing my personal experiences of life and how god has been here for my family and me. I volunteer at my Church, helping family and friends, enjoying time with family and friends, the movies, fishing, the beach, riding my motorcycle and working out. I played high school baseball, college baseball and 3 years of semi-professional baseball and enjoy weightlifting. I volunteer for many of our local agency events that we are involved in and sponsor.

Sandy Smith
Customer Service

I have been working with The McDonald Agency since February 2010. I was born in Rayne, Louisiana (Frog Capital of the World).The McDonald Agency is, in my opinion, are a fantastic organization and I believe to be the BEST in this industry. I am a people person and so I am definitely in my element here but I really love escaping to the beach and I especially love motor boating. My weekends are spent catching up on things that need to be done.My favorite thing though is spending time with my boyfriend making memories. My family and God are an extremely important part of my life and during some free time, I volunteer my services at my church.

Pier Schochler
Agent

I have been with Allstate for 15 years starting out in Pennsylvania and then moving to Florida. Originally I was born in Detroit, MI but have lived in Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Pennsylvania and now Florida. I’m passionate about getting the chance to help people protect their families and assets. My family and my faith are the most important things to me nonetheless, Right now I am currently working at my home that we are renovating and when I have some free timeI enjoy going to the beach. In my community, I volunteer 10 hours or more a month in a Bible Educational Program.

Mary Schabowski
Agent/Office Manager

I have been in the insurance field since 1991 right out of high school and have been with The McDonald Agency for almost nine years. I was born in California but I grew up in Rhode Island (the smallest state in the union). I enjoy working in insurance and providing people service when they need it the most. I enjoy spending time with my family, whether it’s out running around or sitting around for a movie or game night. On the weekends, I am catching up on things, but I enjoy spending time at the beach in the summer with family.

Lissette Gonzalez
Customer Service

I have been in the industry since 1996. I have been at the McDonald agency since 2014. I love my work and the people I meet every day and many have become close to me. I was born in Chicago, IL but I have been in Ocala for over 30 years and it’s the place I now call home. What I love about my work is that I know how complicated insurance can be to explain so when people come to ask me I love to take my time and explain everything. I especially enjoy when Spanish clients come in and I explain and satisfy their insurance needs. The way they show their gratitude with thank you and hugs just makes my day. I love to shop, especially vintage shops and I love to decorate my home but most of all I enjoy a Sunday dinner with my family while watching movies and relax.

Sadie Green
Customer Service

SadieGreen@Allstate.com

Sadie Green
Customer Service
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I have been in the insurance industry for almost 4 years which has allowed me to gain a lot of knowledge assisting clients with their needs. I grew up in Jamaica, in the West Indies. I moved to the United States with my family where I attended Monroe Business Institute in the Bronx. I am most excited when I am able to satisfy the needs of the clients and they call back to say Thank You. I enjoy cooking, sewing, interior decorating and gardening and most of all my Grand Children. On the weekends, one can find me doing some of the things I mentioned previously. My guilty pleasure is shopping, I love to sing, and I am a member of my church choir and praise team. As I am passionate about fighting hunger I try to collect as many soda cans as possible, which is exchanged for cash and is turned over to the Lutheran Church pantry to help with replenishing their food supply.

Stephanie Winfrey
Agent/Office Manager

I have 11 and a half years experience with The McDonaldAgency. I am originally from Nokesville, VA but grew up in Summerfield, FL. I always try to make sure my clients understand the coverage’s they are purchasing rather than just selling a policy. In the summertime, I enjoy scalloping with my family and in the fall, I enjoy coaching youth cheerleading for a local league. I volunteer at MCYFL during football/cheer season. I am also an active member of the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce.

Pam Alley
Agent

I have 40+ years personal lines insurance experience. I have experience in sales and underwriting personal lines insurance. I grew up in Southern, Ohio. I moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1994, moved to Naples, FL in 1999, and here to Ocala in 2006. I enjoy speaking with customers and helping them understand why there is a need for insurance as well as how to protect them. I am a dog lover. I have four dogs, 1 Westie, 1 Miniature Dachshund, and two crazy Miniature Schnauzers. I’m usually at home taking care of the “pack” and reading.

Teresa Jenkins
Customer Service

I have worked in my hometown and have been licensed since 2009. I grew up 45 minutes East of The Villages in a small town called Umatilla. I have an Associate of Science degree in hospitality management. My passions include being able to help people insure what matters most to them, pets, nature, and rescuing cats. I’m a mom of three; two teenage girls and a boy. When I have free timeI stay pretty active on the soccer field or shopping. In my community, I volunteer at my church and I love me some Starbucks!

Sharon Ward
Director Of Sales/Office Manager

I began my career in insurance in 1971 as an agent with Wade-Noland Insurance Agency in Ocala, FL. In 1995, I became an instruction of insurance with CFCC in Ocala and in 2003 at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville. I later joined The McDonald Agency on 2002. I was born in Orangeburg, SC. In the first years of my life, I lived in Hamlet and Andrews North Carolina. My Dad’s job on the railroad brought us to Bushnell, FL in 1959. I graduated from South Sumter High School and attended CFCC and became a licensed insurance agent. I enjoy working with clients and explaining insurance coverage’s and making sure they understand how their insurance policies work and I make sure clients are completely satisfied with my service is my ultimate goal. I love to travel and experience new adventures. Spending time with my family is very important to me. When I am not working you can find me spending time with my family. I love history more than anything else. I belong to the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce where I am on the Events Committee and a Chamber Ambassador. I also am the President of The Villas of Belleview Homeowner’s Association.