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Mark McWhinney

• Medicare Advantage • Medicare Supplement • Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

Agent Manager

Mark attended Radford University in 1990. He has worked in many fields since graduating, including work as a flight instructor at King Schools (1992-2003), Terminix International, and in the financial services are with JP Morgan Chase (2010-2013).  He even fished in Alaska for a summer, catching 40,000 pounds of Sockeye salmon.  Since that time he has become an experienced Medicare professional, with a high level of Medicare competency.  He joined Bridlewood, after several years as a captive agent with UnitedHealthcare, so he could offer a wide variety of the best available Medicare options in San Diego for his clients.  Mark’s previous experience with Allen James Financial and JP Morgan Chase, gave him his footing in the business of helping people.

Mark’s favorite part of being a Medicare Insurance Broker, is being able to help his clients get the plan that best helps them. He does this by EDUCATING them on their options, ASKING them what’s important to YOU, and providing them the details on the best fitting plan options, so THEY can CHOOSE what they want!

From a military family (his dad was in the Navy) who moved around a lot, Mark grew up in central California in Lemoore, spent a year and a half in Yokohama/Yokosuka Japan and then attended Radford University in Virginia, where he graduated with a business degree. Mark and his family have lived in San Diego since 1990, and he sees them often.

Mark spends free time keeping up his flying skills and also loves to golf, play beach volleyball, tennis, art, traveling, backgammon, growing cactus/succulents, helping my awesome clients and enjoying our beautiful city.

San Diego, CA 3612.5 mi

Dave Lemox

• Final Expense • Medicare Advantage • Medicare Supplement • Medicare Prescription Drug Plans • Medi-Medi • Life

Dave graduated from Northern Kentucky University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/Television/Film.  After many years working in both television and print media, Dave recently switched gears and got into the Insurance industry.  His choice of working for Bridlewood  stemmed from a long-time business relationship with the owner, Jeff Wetzel.  They had worked together during Dave’s tenure with the San Diego Union Tribune, when Jeff would place ads in the paper.  Over time, Dave came to understand how much integrity Jeff had, and insisted that all his agents have the same integrity and always put the needs of their clients first.

Health insurance is such an important part of our lives, and even more so now with the costs continuing to skyrocket.  There is so much misinformation regarding Medicare, and Dave feels strongly that it is his job to help seniors find the right plan for their medical and financial situation.

Dave grew up 10 miles south of downtown Cincinnati, which locals refer to as Northern Kentucky and the rest of the state of Ohio disowns them.  He moved to San Diego in 2004.  He met his lovely wife Cheryl in 2005, a born and raised San Diegan, and they married in 2008.  Since both were in their 40’s at the time and it was the first marriage for both of them, they do not have children.  However, they are the aunt and uncle of 11, with the number of great-nieces and great-nephews growing steadily and at last count there were 14.

Dave likes to read as much as possible; fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction. He also enjoys playing golf (though he says he is not very good), and softball, and loves watching baseball at any level. He is also a fan of college football and basketball, along with NFL football. Cheryl and he also spend quite a bit of time with yard work. The first hour is fun, then not so much!

San Diego, CA 3613.6 mi

Michael Kim

Michael earned his degree from Platt College for computer design.  But soon found his path leading him to Medicare insurance.  He has worked in the Insurance field for more than 20 years, starting as a Help Desk representative for UnitedHealthcare for 2 years, and then became an ICA (captive agent) for UnitedHealthcare for more than 8 years, while also working a full-time job as an Account Manager for Commercial Insurance.  He recently left a company where he was a National Medicare Agent and had over 500 enrollments per year.  Michael is licensed in eight states (CA, AZ, NV, OR, WA, CO, TX and FL).

He loves his job with Bridlewood, where he can now devote more quality time and customer service to his clients.  He offer Medicare Advantage and Supplement plans, along with stand alone Dental Plans.  Michael came to work for Bridlewood by his friendship with Kevin Kay, when they both were captive agents with UnitedHealthcare, and Kevin was his manager.  He knew Kevin was a top producer with Bridlewood, and eventually he helped Michael make the decision to strike out on his own and become an independent Medicare agent, where he could offer all of the major carrier’s plans, not just one carrier’s plans.  His favorite part of his job is getting his client’s enrolled in the most suitable plan for them.  He enjoys their heartfelt thanks to him for helping them get their Medicare plan taken care of, and explaining everything in a manner they can understand.

Michael is Korean-American, and came to the United States when he was 5 years old.  He later served in the US Army 82nd Airborne division as a para trooper, after he became a proud citizen of the US.  After having lived in Cypress and Fullerton, California, he decided to settle in Henderson, Nevada.  Michael love to work out every day and tries to stay fit.  He is also a huge car enthusiast, and enjoys traveling to different parts of the US and other countries.  While in the Army he traveled to Panama, and has also traveled to Thailand, which was the best vacation he has ever taken.  He plans on taking another trip to Thailand soon.

San Diego, CA 3613.6 mi

Yolanda Ledford

Yolanda Ledford has been a number one selling mortgage banker for over 20 years. Clients choose to work with her for her ethical approach, experience and expertise in helping them achieve their goal of home ownership. Through this experience she has learned that the number of people who become eligible and obtain Medicare insurance is growing each year, and it is important for these consumers to understand all of their options.

As a result of her passion for helping others, she chose to obtain her Health Agent insurance license and become an insurance agent. This has enabled her to work personally with a wide variety of Medicare and Medi-Cal customers. Yolanda looks forward to working with you personally to identify your unique insurance needs and
budget, and able to offer you a variety of options that address those needs.

Yolanda is a second generation San Diego native. As such, she enjoys the outdoors and all the sport activities, San Diego has to offer.

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San Diego, CA 3613.6 mi

Eric Jones

Eric is a Licensed Health and Life agent, who decided to add Medicare insurance to his product lineup. He has been able to help people with a broad range of insurance products, and has a passion for working with seniors. Eric specializes in Medicare Supplement and Advantage plans, with a real focus on Low Income Subsidy plans (Medicare-Medicaid). When he first met Jeff Wetzel, President and CEO of Bridlewood Insurance, Eric said he could see how genuine he was and that he had devoted his career to helping people solve their Medicare needs.

He knew he wanted to be part of Jeff’s team and has enjoyed serving the Idaho senior market ever since. Eric’s philosophy is to help as many people with their Medicare concerns as he can, then everything else in life will work itself out.

Eric has a BA in Communications from Brigham Young University – Idaho. He grew up in Utah and moved to Idaho about 19 years ago. He currently lives in Meridian and has an office in Nampa. His wife, Amanda, and he have 6 children! Their oldest is an 8 year old daughter, then four boys, and their youngest child is another girl, who is just 6 months old. Amanda home schools the kids, and Eric jokes that it is a circus at their house, and every day is an adventure. It is exciting to actively witness the kids learning. Eric and Amanda love to play racquetball and enjoy dancing, particularly swing dancing. But with 6 kids, they don’t get out as much as before, but wouldn’t trade the time with their kids for anything.

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San Diego, CA 3613.6 mi

Bill McAllister

Bill McAllister has an Associates Degree in Business and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from San Jose State University. He also attended U.S. Navy Supply Group Officer School. After over 40 years in commercial furniture sales, Bill decided to switch gears and become a licensed Health and Life Insurance agent. He chose to work for Bridlewood Insurance because the company is customer-focused, and provides excellent support for it’s clients and agents.

Bill loves his new career, particularly the chance to assist his customers to make the best choice of their Medicare options. He strives to be an asset and resource that his customers can depend on.

Bill’s father was a 30 year career Air Force pilot, so they moved frequently, residing in Texas, New Mexico, Ohio and California while he was growing up. He also joined the U.S. Navy and was a Supply Corps Officer on a destroyer stationed in San Diego for 5 years. Bill and his wife, Angie, have been married for 42 years, and have 2 wonderful kids – Patrick and Michelle. They also have a granddaughter named Olivia, that they love to spoil. Bill’s interests are golfing, snorkeling, gardening, traveling and participating in his church group.

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San Diego, CA 3613.6 mi

Gloria Janco

Medicare Agent

Gloria Janco of Lake Insurance is a seasoned Employee Benefits professional with over 27 years of experience. A successful bilingual Independent insurance agent with a focus on Medicare, individual life and group employee benefit portfolios. Gloria works closely with partner Carol Chamberlin to help clients understand and navigate through the complex world of insurance we live in today.

Gloria’s recent partnership with the Bridlewood team ensures her Medicare clients will receive the superior support and customer service needed for any of their Medicare or prescription drug plan.
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San Diego, CA 3613.6 mi

Amanda Shelley

• Medicare Advantage • Medicare Supplement • Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

Amanda attended Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, CA.  She then went on to further her education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she obtained her BA in International Affairs and International Spanish.  She is currently enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America, working towards her Master’s in Professional Studies in Food Business.  She has been the Restaurant Manager at Charles + Dinorah at The Pearl Hotel, and before that she was the Marketing Director at City Consulting Group.  Amanda’s husband’s cousin, Jay Gray, is an agent manager with Bridlewood, and he gave her the opportunity to join his team.   She is driven by a desire to help others and really enjoys spending time with seniors, which compelled her to seek out a specialization in Medicare. Amanda positions herself as a trusted ally to her clients, in ensuring a healthy and prosperous life.

Amanda was born in San Diego, and after attending college in Boulder, Colorado, and teaching English in Madrid, Spain, she returned to San Diego to embark on her professional career.   She lived in University Heights for almost 10 years, and then in 2020 moved to the beautiful neighborhood of Bay Park.  Her husband’s name is Paul, but he goes by Paulie.  He’s from western Massachussets, and they got married in the beautiful Berkshires near his hometown in 2017.  She is a step-mother to his beautiful 17 year old daughter Peyton. They also have a loving Goldendoodle named Elliot.  Amanda enjoys cooking, eating, dining out and basically all things food!   She loves the arts, from theater to music to film, and is a frequent podcast and audiobook listener.   She loves puzzles and games, and any kind of playful group activity. Spending quality time at home with her family and friends, or traveling to a favorite nearby destination, like Valle de Guadalupe or Palm Springs, is always a thrill.

San Diego, CA 3614.8 mi

Karen Engler

• Medicare Advantage • Medicare Supplement • Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

I started working with Bridlewood as I have dear friends that have been with Bridlewood for 10 years and encouraged us to join the team. Started April, 2020

I enjoy helping people save money and get good health care. Every time I’m able to help someone, it energizes me to move forward and accomplish even more.

Native to Colorado; Moved to Nevada in 2017

Married to Mike Engler for 38 years. We have two children-Michael, Jr.and his wife Kristen who have 3 boy’s (Harrison, Fisher, Graham), Laura Schue and husband Jake who just had their first baby, Patrick this January. We have a 12 year old dog, Toby who is a Yorkie mix.

Spending time with family and friends, gardening, taking long walks and reading.

Carson City, NV 3615 mi

Tamara Alley

• Medicare Advantage • Medicare Supplement • Medicare Prescription Drug Plans • Medi-Medi

With an Associates degree in accounting, Tamara spent the bulk of her career in Corporate America and retail, primarily in Big Box stores, Technology and grocery stores, and finally exiting as a VP of Client Services, before she embarked on her Medicare career with passion and gusto.  During her career in retail she learned alot . . especially about people.  Tamara loves helping folks and providing them options for their healthcare and financial protection from healthcare costs.  She is compassionate and caring when assisting her clients in handling their Medicare needs.

After her initial years of being a captive agent with UnitedHealthcare, she decided to branch out and offer a wider range of products, to ensure that she was able to provide all the proper options for her clients, so they could have access to the care they required.  She believes that as a Medicare Agent it is very rewarding to truly help people, protect their assets and provide world class care, and then following that through with her very own, world class customer service!

Tamara was born and raised in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky.  She has lived in many places, including New Orleans, Las Vegas, California, Winnfield, Louisiana, Cincinnati, the Dominican Republic and then back to California, where she currently resides in Orange County.  She is the mother of three sons that are scattered across the US – from Connecticut, to Kentucky (Home Sweet Home) and the youngest a new graduate of UCSD! Her significant other, Matthew, and she live with her youngest son and his daughter.  They have been together 4 blissfull years.  She loves the outdoors, fishing, the beach and the sun!  She also enjoys an occasional jaunt to Las Vegas, going to “the river”, glamping, reading, and she truly LOVES to travel and meeting amazing new people!


Mission Viejo, CA 3617.4 mi

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