Meet Our Team!

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Matt Brooks


Matt founded BMC Insurance in 2011 and has been the President and Principal Agent ever since. Matt has a background in health insurance and finance with a local community bank. He can handle all lines of insurance you may need: personal, business, health, and life insurance.

Matt has been an Endorsed Local Provider for Dave Ramsey since 2008 and follows the “7 Baby Steps to Financial Freedom” that Dave teaches. Insurance plays a large role in that process, from getting out of debt to planning for your future.

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

Arminda Barrows

Operations Manager

Arminda has been with the company since 2019 and is licensed in both Life & Health and Property & Casualty Insurance. As Operations Manager, she oversees the big picture parts of our business. She has her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from McDaniel College. 

Arminda grew up in Frederick County and currently lives in Maugansville, MD. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading fantasy and sci-fi books, and spending time with her family.

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Stephanie Babcock

Group Benefits Account Manager

Stephanie has been working in the Group Benefits Industry for more than 15 years. She started with BMC Insurance in 2018 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!

Jennifer Kidwiler

Personal Lines Department Manager

Jennifer joins BMC Insurance with over 20 years of experience in the customer service and administrative fields. Her role provides vital support to company staff, clients, and carriers. 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, she has settled in Harpers Ferry, WV with her husband and son.

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Karla Palasciano

Personal Accounts Manager

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. 

Jacob McCrary

Licensed P&C Sales Agent

Jacob has been with the company since mid 2022. Before joining he worked as a Claims Adjuster for Auto and Property claims for five years which has given him a great understanding of how insurance works on both sides. He is licensed in both Life & Health and Property & Casualty Insurance and is here to help getting you insurance policies that both fit and protect your daily lives.

He is an Arkansas native but after some stops along the way found himself planted in New Market where he lives with his wife. Most of their free time they spend as avid travelers, hikers, photographer, and getting people together to play board games and hangout around the fire.

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Melanie Kaplan

Customer Service Representative

Melanie joined the BMC Insurance team in mid-September 2022. For the past 17 years, she has been in customer service and is excited to be a part of our team as our new Client Service Representative. She graduated from Rockville High School in 2003 and is looking to make an impact in every life she touches.

Melanie was born and raised here in Frederick County and in her free time, she loves spending time with her family and her children. She also loves hiking, running and being outdoors.

Stephanie Miltimore

Commercial Accounts Manager

Stephanie joins the BMC Insurance team with over 20 years Property & Casualty experience. She is the main contact for our Commercial Clients. 

Stephanie & her husband have lived in Monrovia MD since 1995. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, photography, baking & taking her beagle on adventures. 

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