Meet Our Team

Kagen Cooksley
Co-Founder & Director of Initiative

A native Floridian, Kagen Cooksley was born and raised in Fort Myers, FL. Kagen credits his parents for instilling in him the values of hard work and perseverance. Kagen attended Florida Gulf Coast University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Resort and Hospitality Management.

During his time at FGCU, Kagen was employed by several world-class hotels. He learned how they develop their employees’ people skills to provide top-notch customer service. Realizing the value of these skills, a large captive insurance agent recruited Kagen. During the five years he worked there, Kagen was shown and taught what it takes to become a world-class insurance agent.

While the experience was fruitful, Kagen and another business associate at the firm, Kevin Koelemeyer, decided to take their careers to the next level. They created Regency Insurance Group, an independent insurance agency that focuses on meeting the needs of families. Kagen enjoys the business even more as an independent agent. He loves building relationships with his customers and is truly grateful for each and every one of them.

Kagen is happily married to his lovely wife Allison, his best friend and biggest supporter. Kagen enjoys spending time with his son Carter and 2 dogs Rusty and Miley. In his spare time, Kagen enjoys aviation and outdoor activities with his family.

Kevin Koelemeyer
Co-Founder & Chief Motivation Officer

Kevin Koelemeyer is originally from Buffalo New York and he is a proud Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan.

Kevin graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Kevin comes from a loving family that emphasized the value of hard work. He paid his own way through college by working at multiple golf courses in southwest Florida. This valuable experience taught Kevin the importance of building relationships and serving customers with a happy heart.  He continues using these lessons today, as they are the founding principles of Regency Insurance Group.

During his senior year at Florida Gulf Coast University, Kevin worked for one of the largest captive insurance agencies in the country. Over the course of his six years, Kevin met amazing people, learned important lessons and built lasting relationships and friendships. However, he found out that he wanted to be able to present his customers with more options. Finding that they were on the same wavelength, Kevin and his colleague Kagen Cooksley decided to create and launch their own independent agency, Regency Insurance Group. Kevin is very grateful for the trust that his clients have placed in him and Kagen, as well as the growing team at Regency.

Kevin prides himself on being able to provide his clients with the highest of excellence in customer service. In addition to helping clients protect their assets and themselves, Kevin helps them plan for their future and takes interest in the lives of his clients.

Brian Stowell
Vice President of Client Satisfaction

Brian always he knew he wanted to help people. Brian worked at the Lee County School District for 6 years prior to joining Regency Insurance. Brian now leads the company in his Director of Leadership role.

Brian loves his role and thoroughly enjoys working in an industry where he can continue to enrich the lives of others.

Brian is most proud of being a father. When he’s not at the office he loves spending time with his family and friends.

Laura Boley
Chief Happiness Officer

Laura is the Chief Happiness Officer at Regency and is excellent at her position. Laura ensures that everyone’s working hard, but also having fun while working!

Laura grew up in Fort Myers and graduated from Riverdale High School. She’s been actively involved within her community and as such entered a role where she would be doing exactly that.

She loves to solve problems and work on helping the agency grow to the next level.

When she’s not at the office you can find her with family. She loves spending time with her nieces and nephews and cares deeply for them. In addition to spending her time with family, she also likes some alone time to binge on her favorite TV-series.

Heather Kockler
Senior Sales Manager

Heather started her career as a Paralegal while she was living in Chicago then entered the banking industry. She found herself in SW Florida working in a bank where she met co-founders Kagen and Kevin. The rest, shall we say, is history. Today, Heather reaches out on behalf of Regency and offers not only the most competitively priced homeowners and auto insurance packages possible but also ones that are the best fit for the client. Heather has a bachelor’s degree in pre-law and a 2-20 license.

She enjoys helping clients get the best rate possible. In addition to working hard for her clients she also really values the bonds and friendships she has made while working. “Getting to know a client and help them achieve their goals is a great feeling,” says Heather.

When she’s not at the office she loves to read. She also loves astrophotography and spending time with her fiancé and step-son.

Heather is most proud of teaching herself how to speak French fluently in just two years! Marche à suivre! (translation: “Way to go!”)

Alexis Dodge
Home Insurance Specialist

Alexis started her career at Regency Insurance and has found her lifetime home. She loves learning and continues to grow her knowledge within this industry.

Alexis prides herself on making sure people have the right coverage for all their needs. In addition to helping them select the right policy she also loves to help her clients prepare for their future endeavors and ensure they begin with the right foot forward.

When she’s not at the office she loves to go out with her friends and family. Most of the time they visit the beach, the park, or go kayaking. In addition to spending her weekends by the water, she loves being with her nephew.

Alicia Henry
Home Insurance Specialist

Alicia has been in the insurance industry for quite some time. She realized early on she wanted to work in a sector that focused on client services and insurance has become that sector for her. She loves meeting with clients and always gives them the best possible service to protect their most valuable assets. In addition to working for her clients, she also loves building a relationship with her clients. Knowing that her clients can depend on her for their needs makes her feel great.

When she’s not at the office she can be found at the dirt bike track or relaxing by the pool with a good read, preferably Jackie Collins.

Sierra Murphy
Client Relations

“I love that you can always learn something new in this industry, you never get bored,” says Sierra Murphy. Her passion and drive keep her focused on her goals and always prepared to get things done.

Sierra loves that she gets a chance to help someone, whether through understanding or through feeling protected. She takes her work seriously and prides herself on ensuring that her clients feel a level of comfort with her around.

When she’s not working she loves to spend time with her son, her nieces and her nephew. They love visiting the museum, the park, and sometimes… doing absolutely nothing at all.

P.s Sierra loves history and politics, according to her own words “she’s a history and politics nerd”

Melissa Hegman
Client Satisfaction Supervisor

Melissa spent 14 years in banking prior to switching over to the Insurance industry. She’s thankful every day and doesn’t plan on going back, ever! “Insurance is ever-changing and keeps me on my toes. I love that I learn something new all the time”.

In addition to the newfound knowledge that she gained when transitioning to the Insurance industry, she also had a chance to take her relationships with clients to another level. She was able to help them plan for their important life moments and she got to be a part of it. Knowing she was able to help them make the right decision for their future was rewarding and she’s very pleased with her choice.

When Melissa’s not at the office you can find her at home, or the pool with her family. She can’t seem to stop talking about her kids and is an amazing mom! In addition to being a great mom and teaching her kids, she’s also learned from them and now loves anything Disney related or Harry Potter related

Eric Hollander
Home Insurance Specialist

Eric has over 13 years of experience in the insurance industry and continues to love his work more by the day. Eric knew early on he wanted to be in the financial industry. Eric graduated with a degree in economics and a double minor in both math and history. He then went on to get his masters in business administration.

Eric most enjoys his work because he has the ability to help others attain their goals and make a meaningful impact on their lives.

When he’s not working you can find him with his family watching a movie, throwing the frisbee, or playing games with his children. In addition to spending time with his family, Eric also spends a lot of time at his local church, either volunteering or operating the lights and handling the production.

Casey Long
Director of Client Satisfaction

Casey started his insurance career at Regency and is proud of his decision. He has learned a lot during his time at Regency and continues his search for knowledge daily. Casey loves being able to help his clients overcome their difficulties and problem. Knowing that he has the power to do something and change their situation is a good feeling to him and he aims to help!

Casey grew up in Mount Pleasant Michigan so community means a lot to him. Helping the people around him is something he’s always done and now he gets to do it in his line of work also.

Outside of work, Casey loves to visit the beach with his girlfriend. Casey is also a huge Detroit Lions fan.

P.s Casey spent a few years traveling with a band when he was younger and didn’t have to stress about life. Rock n Roll baby!

Fallyn Dowland
VP of Organizational Development

Fallyn started her insurance career as a front desk clerk that answered calls, filled out applications, and filed paperwork. She continued learning and became an Account Executive, then Operations Manager, and now she trains employees and assists with the ongoing development of the agency.

Fallyn grew up in Tennessee, Virginia, and the Carolinas, as such she brings the term southern hospitality to life. She loves helping others and feels good knowing that she can help someone understand something, or learn something.

When she’s not at the office she loves to bake and work on renovations for the home or her projects. In addition to baking and renovating she loves to visit the beach with her family and visit new restaurants around town.

Irene Gestrich
Auto Insurance Specialist

Irene has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and she grows to love her job by the day. Irene loves working with clients and educating them on what their insurance policy really means. Educating her clients about their purchases and decisions helps them feel safe about their future, and makes her feel happy to be a part of that.

Anthony Barrantes
Home Insurance specialist

Anthony has been in the insurance industry for over 3 years and loves his work more with each passing day.

Anthony was born in San Jose, Costa Rica and moved to the Fort Myers area as a child. Since then he’s known that his true passion lies in helping his community and neighbors. Working within this industry he has the ability to do just that.

Anthony loves that he’s able to generate customer happiness and help his clients gain satisfaction. Knowing that his clients understand their policies and how they will benefit them is the icing on the cake for him.

When he’s not at the office he’s sending time with his family and friends. In addition to spending time with family Anthony also loves to travel. If he’s not out of the state or country then he’s most likely with friends watching soccer games! Anthony also wants to become a DJ and loves music.

In addition to helping his community he also gives back outside of work, he spends time with young children teaching them about sports and helping them learn and play.