About BMC Insurance

BMC Insurance was established in 2010 and has been helping clients with their personal and business insurance needs. We take pride in providing excellent personalized service.

Mission, Vision, Values

"At BMC, you're like family."

Our mission is to provide a variety of choices and insurance solutions for our clients, so they are able to make an informed decision that suits their particular needs. We take time to know each client so we can recommend the right solution for their situation and budget. We know that if we do what’s right for our clients, that we will also succeed as a business.

Our core values include:


What sets BMC insurance apart from other businesses is our involvement with the Frederick community. We make it a point to take part in community events, support organizations and causes that help others, while having a lot of fun!

Meet Our Team

Matt Brooks


Matt has been the President of BMC Insurance since 2011. He got his undergraduate degree at Mount St. Mary’s University then went on to a 10-year finance career with a local community bank. Matt handles all lines of insurance and still prefers to do business with his customers face-to-face, even in this digital age of buying and selling insurance online. Matt has been an Endorsed Local Provider for Dave Ramsey since 2008 and follows the “7 Baby Steps to Financial Freedom” that Dave teaches.

Matt is native to Germantown, MD now lives with his wife and six children in Walkersville, MD. When not serving the business community, Matt has an active role in his children’s ministry at his church.

Stephanie Babcock

Group Benefits Account Manager

Stephanie has been working in the Group Benefits Industry for more than 15 years and more than 4 of those years at BMC Insurance as the Account Manager for the Group Benefits division. Stephanie is the main point of contact for our group clients and assists them with claims, enrollments, benefit renewals and open enrollment. A Germantown native, she now lives in Frederick, MD with her husband and two sons. She loves sports and in her free time she can be found at a baseball, football, or basketball game cheering on one of her two boys! 

Jon Watkins

Business Development Director

Jon is the Director of Business Development here at BMC. As the community face of BMC, Jon’s purpose is to serve and to educate the community on the various services BMC has to offer. Jon is so great at networking that virtually everyone in the Frederick business community knows him! He continues to build meaningful and beneficial partnerships that help sustain and grow the business community.

Brenda McKinney

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Brenda brings 47 years as a specialist in property and casualty Insurance. She has worked for many different insurance brokerages and agencies, and in several phases of the insurance industry, from marketing to sales to customer service. She is married, with 5 grandchildren. Her hobbies include horses, reading and crocheting.

Arminda Barrows

Operations Manager

Arminda is the Operations Manager for BMC Insurance and helps serve our clients with their day-to-day insurance needs. She has her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from McDaniel College. Arminda is native to Frederick County and currently lives in Hagerstown, MD. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being a leader to her high school students at church, and baking.


Customer Relations Administrator

Jennifer joins BMC Insurance with over 20 years of experience in the customer service and administrative fields. Her role as Customer Relations Administrator provides vital support to company staff, clients, carriers and companies. Jennifer is excited to utilize her skills and expertise to help BMC Insurance grow and thrive for years to come. In her spare time, she enjoys live music, good food and cheering for her favorite hockey team. Though native to the Frederick area for many years, Jennifer has settled in Harpers Ferry, WV with her husband and son.

Karla Palasciano

Personal Lines Sales Agent

Karla joins BMC Insurance after starting her career journey in her family’s small business. For over 20 years, she has built a reputation for providing the utmost customer service and sales experience. She believes that good customer service is one of the best things a company can do to ensure they will have longevity. Although she grew up in Frederick County, she has been living in West Virginia for over 15 years. She joined BMC Insurance in 2021 and is excited to continue providing our clients with a great experience. In her spare time she enjoys movies, kayaking, taking long walks with her 3 dogs, traveling to new places, and trying out new recipes. 

Grace Marsceau


Grace joins BMC Insurance right out of college where she earned a bachelor’s in biblical studies and missions. She is excited to serve our clients with their day-to-day needs. Grace is a native to Harford County, MD, but currently lives in West Virginia with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys working in her yard, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

Deanna Smith

Sales/Service Associate

Deanna joins BMC Insurance with over 10 years of customer service experience. She is excited to apply her skills assisting our clients with all their sales and service needs as well as helping our company continue to expand. She is a Frederick County native and lives in Thurmont, MD with her Spouse, 3 young children and their 2 dogs. When Deanna is not assisting clients, she enjoys spending her time outdoors in the sunshine, being with her family and friends, and is a sucker for sweets and cheese. 

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