Debra Barrett, CISR
Owner/Manager/Personal Lines Producer
When I am at work, I feel as though I am really not working. The joy my work brings to me is remarkable. Having the opportunity to work with people and build relationships on a daily basis comes so easy.
I have been in the insurance industry since 1993, and purchased The Insurance Lady agency in 2008. Since then we have changed the agency’s name to Barrett & Associates Insurance.
Faith, Family & Friends are the inspiration of this agency. I truly love what I do and I treasure the advantage that I have of working with an amazing team in the agency. When I am not at the office, I enjoy special time with Bobby and our 5 grandchildren. We ride motorcycles, work in the yard and enjoy having friends around.
Jody L Ashburn CIC, CRM
Commercial Lines Producer
25+ years’ experience as a commercial insurance agent with a specialization in the field of construction insurance. I have a strong commitment to all my clients. I have a “go the extra mile” belief system and use it extensively with the clientele by providing individualized solutions, knowledge and a willingness to work hard on their behalf.
Designations held: Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Manager. When I am not at work I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my husband and our classic cars. I own a 69′ Plymouth Roadrunner and we travel the state doing car shows with a local classic car group.
Commercial/Personal Lines Producer
I have been in the insurance industry since 2010 and can proudly say that I love what I do every day. I know both Commercial Lines as well as Personal Lines which has made me a diverse agent with a willingness to learn more as there is always something new around the corner. Insurance is my passion and I want to know and grow as much as I can without ever having to say “I can’t do that”!
I also enjoy helping with the State of Alaska licensing paperwork and making things as easy and comfortable as I can for my clients. In my spare time, I love outdoor activities rain or shine, watching sports, lazy couch days, and most of all always having my beautiful dog by my side.
Commercial Lines Servicing Agent
I have been in the insurance industry and with Barrett & Associates since 2013 and I absolutely love it! I am primarily a servicing agent for our existing commercial accounts but occasionally act as back-up servicing for our personal lines. I thoroughly enjoy all things involved with technology. I absolutely love working with our clients every day as well as all of the wonderful ladies in our office.
I am truly thankful that I have been given the opportunity to learn from my amazing peers and gain as much of their knowledge as possible while being able to grow with this amazing company and have the support to further my insurance education! I have lived in Alaska off-and-on my entire life and I love it! When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my significant other when he’s home from the slope. We have two small Chihuahua’s, Bentley & Oakley, who we surprisingly share our birthdays with! When we’re not working, we’re either snowboarding at Alyeska or camping with our friends and the pups.
Ariel Smiley Petersen
Commercial/Personal Servicing Agent
I love to problem solve. Insurance provides a wonderful opportunity for me to do so everyday. Answering questions and serving our wonderful customers is why I love coming to work.
The ladies at the office are the best group of people for which anyone could ever ask. When not working, I can usually be found with my husband and three dogs. We love to explore Alaska and all it has to offer.