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 as well as helping serve our clients with their day-to-day insurance needs. 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!

Jonathan Watkins

Director of Business Development

Jon is the face for BMC Insurance out in the community, Jon’s objective is to serve and educate on the various services BMC Insurance has to offer. Jon loves networking so much 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.

Jon and his wife live in Frederick, MD with their twin boys. When Jon is not out networking, he is probably still out in the community meeting new people on the sidelines of one of his son’s games.

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Megan Gentel

Group Benefits Customer Service

Megan joined the BMC Insurance in early 2022 with over 12 years of customer service experience. She is excited to be a part of the team as a Customer Service Representative for the Group Benefits Department. She graduated from Linganore High in 2010 and has been striving to make her customers happy ever since! 

Megan currently lives in New Market, MD with her two handsome boys. In her free time she loves riding horses, the beach, and watching movies.

Jennifer Kidwiler

Personal Customer Relations Admin

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, 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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Lillie Perella

Personal Lines Customer Service

Lillie joins BMC Insurance in May 2022 following her graduation from Shepherd University. She graduated with a Bachelors in Business Marketing and is eager to apply her knowledge and skillsets while assisting clients to fulfill their wants and needs.

She is a Frederick County native and currently lives in Thurmont, MD. When Lillie is not attending to clients, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors.

Deanna Smith

Personal Lines Customer Service

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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Karla Palasciano

Commercial 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. 

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