MEET THE TEAM

A little about John and Colette Acosta...

John and Colette have been Mr. and Mrs. Acosta for 30 years this year!  Quite an accomplishment!  They are celebrating 25 years as local business owners as well!  Prior to their lives as business owners, John had enlisted in the USAF and was stationed at Plattsburgh Air Force Base in Plattsburgh, NY.  Colette joined him after they married in April of 1990.  Once their family started to grow, moving back to Indiana was inevitable to be close to family and John transitioned to the Air Guard Reserves in Battlecreek, MI.  It was at that time that John began his career in the insurance industry at Salem Insurance Agency in Goshen, IN. It was only a short time before he desired owning his own insurance agency.  In 1995, Acosta Insurance Agency, Inc. originated from just a small home office in Goshen.  Colette became an agent in 1996 to join John in startup of the business.  The agency has grown tremendously.  Since its origination, it is now an independent insurance agency representing several quality insurance companies and is headquartered in Dunlap to provide convenience to Elkhart and Goshen residents and businesses.  Currently, John manages the Sales and Marketing aspects of Acosta Insurance beyond filling his lead role as President of the agency.  Colette is the CFO and supports John's role as Vice President, overseeing the daily operations of the agency.  They both strive daily to improve claims processing and increase customer satisfaction.  With continual growth, the addition of knowledgeable, dedicated staff members and a wonderful clientele evolved.  John and Colette encourage you to learn a little more about the team at Acosta Insurance Agency, Inc. to understand why they feel confident that you will want to consider them as the provider of all your insurance needs.   

A little about Carmen Cox...

 

Carmen has been with Acosta Insurance Agency, Inc. for 6 years.  She has been working in customer service for over 25 years and is excellent in servicing the agency's customers fluently in English and Spanish. As well as being a successful licensed property & casualty and life & health insurance agent, she also is beginning her career in management. She is currently in training to be the new office manager and we are very confident that she will excel at this role too. 

Carmen has a wonderful husband, Tim, 2 beautiful twin teen daughters, Mila and Seni; and 3 adult step children, Jeremy, Nick, and Kiersten. She is very busy raising her children and volunteering at her church as a youth leader in which she is very passionate about. 

A little about Dee-Dee Musser...

 

Dee-Dee has joined our agency just recently in June of 2020.  She has been a licensed insurance agent (Auto, Home, Commercial, Farm, Life & Health) here in Elkhart County since 2001. We welcome her vast experience here in the agency especially in our commercial department. 

Her last name recently changed from Tichacek to Musser this year.  She is loving married life!  Between her and her husband, Harry, they have 2 very cute grand-puppies and 5 beautiful sons that call them mom and dad, not counting the many wonderful children that passed through her doors while she was a licensed Therapeutic Foster Parent.  What a beautiful gift of love to provide to those children needing a home.  

A little about Kristy Duggan...

Kristy joined our team in April of 2019.  She is new to the insurance industry but has learned so much in such a short time. Kristy began working as an administrative assistant but is now a licensed property and casualty CSR. We feel blessed to have had her come to us and begin her insurance career with our agency. 

Kristy's family has grown so much in the last two years!  Not only did she gain a family with our agency, but she is now married to her wonderful husband, Zaine, and they now have a charming pup named "Charlie".   

A little about Stephanie Salazar...

The Salazar family has been insured with us at Acosta Insurance Agency, Inc. since before Stephanie was born! Talk about a great customer relationship. As the last child of five, she is very family oriented. Currently, Stephanie is an aunt to six boys and seven girls - making a total of thirteen nieces and nephews! Her family life is full and brings her so much joy!

Stephanie would like to share her favorite bible verse: Ephesians 1:11-12

“It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.” It is truly through Christ that Stephanie has joined our team on this 2020, as it was not a traditional hiring process that she came to us. Already showing her determination and ambition, Stephanie set out before she began her new position to get her property and casualty license and was able to jump right in as a licensed Property and Casualty CSR. Stephanie is training and learning the ropes around the office but already has fit in so well at the agency for such a short time with us. Please welcome her if you get a chance to meet her either in person or over the phone. 

A little about Liza Martin...

Liza took a new part-time position as a bookkeeper in our agency in September, 2020.  She is new to the insurance industry but brings us her vast experience in the accounting field, office management and 13 years in general customer service. 

Liza has been married to her husband, Kevin, for 6 years now and they have a beautiful 3 year old daughter. She is the spark in Liza's eye when she speaks of her! We are very excited to have Liza join our team here at Acosta Insurance Agency, Inc.