NIBS Staff


Tawny Bloom                                                                                  

As President of NIBS, Tawny’s primary focus is providing product information and materials, support, and quotes to brokers to ensure they have all of the information needed to be successful. Brokers can depend on her for product knowledge, timely quotes, and affordable insurance solutions which suit the needs of their clients.

Before joining NIBS, Tawny worked as a Financial Advisor with Peoples Securities, Inc., providing investment, retirement, and insurance advice to her clients. Prior to that, she worked at Ameriprise Financial as an Associate Financial Advisor.

Tawny lives in Burlington with her husband, Benjamin. She enjoys snowboarding, obstacle course racing, biking, sewing, and reading in her spare time.

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Melissa Hendershot

While placing a strong emphasis on meeting the needs of the brokers and agents working with NIBS, Melissa devotes her time to ensuring the office is running smoothly and ensuring the best possible client experience. Melissa provides quotes, tracks applications, and assists with questions about coverage and policy requirements. Previous employment has given Melissa experience in the insurance and securities industry.

Melissa lives in Georgia, VT with her husband and three children. In addition to raising her children and being a military wife, she also runs their home farm. She enjoys raising meat birds, growing produce, and selling quality farm fresh food. She loves cooking, eating, and sharing the experience with friends and family.

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