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Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Brian Earley

Brian Earley

President & Agency Principal

Brian has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance and financial services industry and is a lifelong resident of the Greater Hazleton Area. Brian and his business partner, Lonnie Polli, started the Earley-Polli Agency in 1993 with the founding principle being “treat others as we ourselves would like to be treated.” After Lonnie retired in May of 2015, Brian’s wife, Denise, started working in the agency. In December of 2019, Brian and Denise purchased the John Diana Insurance Agency and will continue to follow the same principle they’ve held from the start.

Brian is a veteran of the United States Army Military Police Corps and served with the 110th MP Co, Munchweiler, West Germany and 1st Army, Fort Meade Maryland. Brian earned the Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living professional designations through the Huebner School of The American College, Bryn Mawr.

Brian is an active community volunteer and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Conyngham Valley Civic Organization. Brian served 8 years on the Hazleton Area Board of Education, served 10 years as a board member and 2 years as the Chapter Chair of the Hazleton Chapter American Red Cross, served 2 terms as a board member of the United Way of Greater Hazleton, was a coach for the Valley Babe Ruth League and served for 8 years as a coach, board member and volunteer with the Valley West Little League.

Brian and his wife Denise live in Conyngham with their two sons, Bobby and Kevin, and their two miniature dachshunds, Rudy & Rosie

Denise Earley

Denise Earley

Office Manager

Denise is a lifelong resident of the Greater Hazleton Area, currently resides in Conyngham and is a graduate of Luzerne County Community College with an associate’s degree in applied science in Dental Hygiene. She worked as a dental hygienist for 26 years and holds a certification as a group exercise and spin instructor.

Denise joined her husband, Brian, in 2014 as office manager of the Sugarloaf location and obtained her Property and Casualty license in 2017. Denise and Brian along with their two sons, Robert and Kevin, feel it is very important to give back to the community they live in. They stay very active in their church and other activities throughout the Conyngham Valley. With the addition of the West Hazleton location to their agency, JD Insurance, they look to become more involved in additional community activities.

She enjoys staying active at several area fitness centers, traveling, and spending time with family, friends and their two dogs Rosie and Rudy.

Helen Evanko

Helen Evanko

Licensed Agent & CSR

Helen is a lifelong resident of the Greater Hazleton Area and grew up working in her father’s bakery business, Joe Longo’s Bake-Rite Bakery.

Helen has been with the agency since 2009 and handles all aspects of customer service for our personal lines and commercial policyholders. Helen is a licensed Property & Casualty agent and is also a Life and Fixed Annuity licensed agent. Helen has attended Erie Agents College and numerous continuing education and professional development seminars and takes great pride in providing superior customer service to the agencies policyholders.

Helen is married to Al Evanko and has two grown sons, Allen and Robert. Helen enjoys road trips to go antiquing, cooking, baking, gardening, DIY projects, visiting her sons and taking long walks with her Border Collies, Roxie and Joe-joe.

Sarah Fabrizio

Sarah Fabrizio

Sarah started with the Earley Polli Agency in 2019 after moving “back home” to the Hazleton area. She has been working in the insurance industry since 2004.

Sarah graduated from Hazleton Area High School and then received her BSBA at Shippensburg University’s College of Business. She is licensed in property & casualty, life, health & annuities. In addition to her licenses, Sarah has obtained a CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designation.

Sarah and her husband have 2 children. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Erika Cook

Erika Cook

Erika and her family moved from Florida to Drums, Pennsylvania in 1999. She is a graduate of Bishop Hafey Jr/Sr High School.

Although Erika joined our Agency in 2018, she has been a licensed Property & Casualty Agent since 2007 as well as a licensed Life & Health Agent since 2008. She has worked for two local State Farm Agents beginning in 2007. Always looking to further her knowledge of the insurance industry, Erika continues to attend multiple Continuing Education courses each year. Along with her fellow agents, Erika takes immense pride in providing excellent customer service to the Agency’s policyholders.

Erika is married to Anthony Cook and they reside in Sugarloaf. Erika enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, and experiencing live music, as well as cooking and baking. Erika has 2 cats named Sprocket and Missy.

Rebecca Cabrera

Rebecca Cabrera

Rebecca and her family moved from Connecticut to Drums, PA in 2019.  She is a graduate from the University Alas Peruanas with a BA in Marketing and is bilingual in Spanish.

She joined Earley-Polli Agency in October of 2021, assisting all locations with translation needs. She obtained her Property & Casualty license in March of 2022 and is ready to start working towards her life license. Rebecca is ready to help with all your insurance and translating needs.

She is an active member in her community belonging to CVCO as a board Member, Junior League of Wilkes-Barre Fund Development Co-Chair and PTG Board Member at her children’s school.

Rebecca lives in Drums with her husband and three children.  She loves to travel, reading and long walks with her Toy Poodle Jack.

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Tracy Ackerman

Tracy grew up in the McAdoo area and graduated from Hazleton Area High School in 2002. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Arcadia University. She worked in the photography circuit for a few years before switching to the hospitality business for the last 12 years as an event coordinator and Director of Event Sales.

Tracy joined the Earley-Polly Agency in July 2021 and is working towards her Property & Casualty and Life Insurance licenses. She is excited to be working in the insurance industry and strives to provide excellent service to our customers.

Tracy is married to Justin Ackerman and has two sons, Brantley and Garrett and a black lab named Harley.

LeaAnn Kishbaugh

LeaAnn Kishbaugh

LeaAnn grew up in Southern Maryland and moved to Pennsylvania in 1998 after graduating from Wilkes University. She received her Property & Casualty license in 2005 and has been working locally in the insurance industry before joining the Earley-Polli Agency in September 2022. LeaAnn and her husband, Brian, have a son, Quinn who keeps them extremely busy with all his sports and other activities. They have an Irish red & white setter, Copper and a cat, Luna. They live on the family farm in Nescopeck.

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Kevin Earley

Kevin is a Conyngham resident and a 2021 graduate of Marian Highschool. He is working towards his bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Millersville University with the intension of working fulltime at Earley-Polli Agency after graduation. When Kevin is on break from college, he works at the family
agency doing the house inspections and assisting the agents and customers. While at Millersville, Kevin stays active in a variety of club sports and activities. When time allows, he enjoys cooking, boating, skiing and fishing with his family and friends.