About Good Neighbor Insurance
Good Neighbor Insurance is a family-owned insurance agency located in Gilbert, Arizona that delivers individual, family and small businesses health insurance solutions. We are a brokerage firm with over eight associates here to serve your health, life and property and casualty insurance needs.
What makes Good Neighbor Insurance different from other insurance brokerage firms? Simple, we have professionally trained and certified live agents which provide excellent customer service and same day response times. We offer you the several options in getting affordable insurance - simply apply online, fax or mail in your application. We provide up-to-date answers and information on our insurance blog regarding US health changes and options at www.gntravelinsurance.com.
Our services are available to all residents across Arizona, Illinois, Florida, Indiana, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. Please contact us with questions on your insurance needs.
Good Neighbor Insurance Agents
- Jeff Gulleson
Jeff Gulleson was born and raised in Satsop, Washington. He graduated from PBC (PBI) in Alberta, Canada, in 1963 with a BRE. He then worked with an NGO in Indonesia for 30 years in training and leadership, as well as writing several books in Indonesian on communication skills. Upon moving to Arizona in 1997, he founded Good Neighbor Insurance, Inc. GNI provides international travel and health insurance for thousands of short-term travelers and international workers, as well as providing group insurance for over 70 international companies and organizations. GNI also offers insurance to residents of Arizona and all the 50 states, including individuals, groups, and Medicare plans. Jeff also is a member of a team from Arizona that founded a NGO which helps to encourage others in enriching the lives of Indonesians via various projects throughout Indonesia.
- Doug Gulleson
- Owner/Vice President
Doug Gulleson, MBA, RHU. Doug was born and raised in Indonesia as a MK, where he graduated in 1986 from the Jakarta International School. After serving in the U.S. Army, Doug moved to Arizona in 1997 where he earned a Bachelorís degree in Business at Western International University (WIU) in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1999. Doug started working full time with Good Neighbor Insurance, Inc. in 2000, and is now one of the principles. In 2002, he graduated with a MBA in International Business from WIU. He continues to educate himself in the health and life insurance markets by taking continuing education courses. Doug is also involved in an overseas NGO. Dougís major hobby is scuba diving and underwater photography. He has dived in countries such as Indonesia (Bali and Northern Sulawesi), Thailand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and in the Caribbean.
- Nelma Maxwell
- Senior Agent Ė Individuals and Teams
Nelma Maxwell was born and raised in Elma, Washington. She and her family also lived in many states including Nevada, California, Colorado, Texas, and Nebraska. She most enjoyed living in Nebraska. She has three grown children and one grandchild. Nelma obtained an A.A. degree in Business Administration from Metropolitan Technical College in Omaha, Nebraska, and later graduated from Bellevue College in Nebraska with a B.A. in Business Administration. She later moved to Nevada where she worked in the service industry for many years, and then moved back to Washington where she owned and operated a distributing company for several years. She changed careers in 2004 when she decided to move to Arizona and began working with Good Neighbor Insurance, where she is now a licensed domestic and international insurance agent. Nelma holds the position of Short-term Team Coordinator for GNI, serving short-term team members who travel throughout the world.
- Pei Medill
- Senior Agent Ė Group Specialist
Pei Medill was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the USA at the age of thirteen, and Mandarin Chinese is her native language. Pei graduated from Messiah College in Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Business Administration. Pei has three children, one in college and two in high school. She and her family served in an NGO in Central Asia for many years, and has been back in the USA for several years. Pei is an insurance agent who has license authority in Accident and Health. She understands the needs of overseas workers, and is very concerned with helping them handle their health insurance matters.
- Steve Pinhero
- Insurance Agent
Steve Pinhero was born and raised in Southern California. Steve joined Good Neighbor Insurance in 2003 as a licensed domestic and international insurance agent after working primarily in the technology sector since 1984. Prior to moving to Arizona, Steve was a Project Manager for Qualcomm, Inc., in San Diego, California, a leader in the telecommunications industry. In his spare time Steve enjoys basketball (namely the Lakers and Suns), shooting (guns), and his wonder-dog, Kobe.
- Karen Bellas
- Agent - Group Specialist
Karen Bellas was born and raised in Columbus, OH. She graduated from Miami University with a BA in International Studies. Her love for travel took her to Turkey where while studying Turkish met her husband, an English teacher there. After marriage they returned to Turkey where we lead an NGO team for 7 years part of the time doing relief work with the Kurds after the first Gulf War. After a brief time in the U.S., they went back overseas to Bulgaria in 1998 where they did micro-enterprise development with YWAM among the Millet (Turkish speaking gypsies). In 2003, they went back to Turkey with YWAM for community outreach. They returned to the U.S. for their 2 children to attend high school.
Good Neighbor Insurance Admin Personnel
- Sharon Mahoe
- Customer Service
Sharon Mahoe grew up in as a MK where her family served in Thailand, and along with her oldest brother boarded in a MK childrenís home in Canada while the rest of the family was overseas. Sharon began employment with Good Neighbor Insurance, Inc., in late 2001, having moved from Southern California to Arizona to care for her ailing mother. In the past, she has enjoyed working in a variety of jobs: with students and faculty on a university campus; in a surgery department of a university teaching hospital; and a temporary nursing service. She is a published author in a womenís devotional book. She enjoys writing, reading, singing, painting, theater and travel. In the early 1990s, she accompanied other members of her large choir to Europe where they performed in Leipzig, Budapest, and Prague--among other cities. She appreciates the opportunity to serve the clients of GNI, as it offers her the opportunity to hear about their trips and their lives overseas, working perfectly with her background and love of our big world and its beauties.
- Kevin Humphryes
- Renewal Specialist
Kevin Humphryes was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He lived in several other states including Ohio, Texas, Mississippi, and California. In 1984, Kevin joined the Arizona Air National Guard and served until 1999. During that time he had the opportunity to travel to Europe, South America, and various Caribbean Islands as well as the Bahamas. In 1991 he graduated from the Community College of the Air Force with an A.A. degree in Electronic Systems Technology. Kevin then earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 1993. He has worked in both the Public and Private sectors. He joined our team at Good Neighbor Insurance in 2011. Kevin works as our renewal specialist.
- Ken Graham
- Project Coordinator | Marketing
Ken Graham was born and raised in Wareham, Massachusetts. He graduated from West Point in 1963 with a Bachelorís Degree in Science.
Ken spent 6 years as a Captain in the US Army serving in South Korea, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam. He spent 21 years with The Navigators, a Christian mission organization, serving in North Carolina, Texas and Arizona. He also was Director for a business school in Amarillo, Texas, and later taught Math in an Arizona high school for 5 years. Ken joined GNI in 2009, and is now Project Coordinator for the Marketing Department. Ken and his wife JoAnne have been married for 42 years and have two grown children. Kenís hobbies include reading, hiking and gardening.
- Mark Sequeira
- Marketing | Art Director
Mark Sequeira was born in Southern California and moved to Phoenix, AZ to become Communications Director for a non-profit agency. His background is in languages and intercultural studies as well as design and marketing. After 6 years in the not-for-profit world, Mark joined the Tribune for 11 years as their Senior Graphic Designer and started his own studio/consulting business, MJAStudios, marketing and graphic design
Mark loves to travel and has spent a number of summers overseas studying as well as doing relief work and business development in Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the Caucasus, Malaysia, Belgium, Finland and England. He loves his work, art, reading, his wife of 19 years and his four home-schooled kids.