Meet Our Team

John Henninges Independent Agent
John is a 1991 Graduate of Florida Southern College. He started his insurance career in 1990, working in Workers Compensation claims and Premium Audits. He has been licensed in Maine since 1998. Drawing from his long and diverse experience, John helps his client to make the best decisions for their future by ensuring they know and understand all of their options.

John is active in his community, past positions include serving as both President and Treasurer for the Rotary Club of Portland Sunrise. He now serves on the Board of Trustees for the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum.

He lives in Brunswick with his wife, Sue and enjoys boating, waterskiing, sailing, and collecting toy trains.

Chester Bunsick, MBAIndependent Agent - Hancock, Penobscot, Piscatiquis, Knox, Waldo, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Kennebec
Chester has been in the Health & Life Insurance business for over 11 years. He enjoys assisting and educating seniors regarding the Retirement, Health, and Life products available to them.

Chester achieved his Bachelors degree in Education from Morivan College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and his MBA from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He resides in the Mid-Coast area of Maine with wife and partner, Linda and their golden retriever, Indy. Chester has two daughters and six grand children. He enjoys camping, reading, and of course – watching the Patriots!

Brad DyerDirector of Operations
Brad began his professional career with U.S. Cellular, managing stores and was selected to travel the country completing a nationwide training program on business ethics. He was introduced to the Medicare industry with the Senior Planning Center and has found his niche as the Director of Operations.

Brad especially enjoys working with Veterans to make sure they have the most complete Medical Package for their needs. He works with all of his clients to create a secure and individualized financial and medical package. His practical and professional approach allows him to connect with his clients to ensure they leave educated, secure, and satisfied with their decisions.

Brad lives in Dixfield with his wife and son. Brad loves American History, is a collector of blades, and an avid reader. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and gaining new experiences.

Gary WardRetired Independent Agent - Somerset
Gary was born in Brooks, Maine in 1935. He married his wife, Phyllis, on June 12, 1954. They have four sons – two in November and two in December! Gary has traveled the world, mostly in his motor home with his wife. They have wintered three times in Florida and traveled the country for Five years – when he temporarily retired in 2000. Gary immensely enjoys fishing, and has been fishing Moosehead Lake for 27 years. He has also been deep sea fishing four (successful) times!

Gary began his career in the insurance business with Prudential Insurance in 1969. After 7 years, he became a car salesman for Central Maine Motors in Waterville. In 1980 he returned to the insurance business as an independent agent, founding the Anson Insurance Agency in Anson, Maine. He has represented over 35 different companies throughout his career, and is now an agent for the Senior Planning Center

Kathy KotakisIndependent Agent, MBA - York
Drawing on 20 years of corporate executive experience and advising hundreds of clients on Medicare insurance options, Kathy Kotakis develops financial plans and health care strategies designed to address the unique circumstances of our country’s growing mature population and their adult children. Her Educational and no pressure approach has granted her the opportunity to work with individuals in the area of Medicare. Kathy is committed to educating her clients and to providing direction on:

Navigating the ever changing Medicare options and plans

Strategies to maximize Social Security benefits

Maintaining financial security with regard to long term care planning

Structuring retirement plans to provide guaranteed income for life

Kathy enjoys cultivating relationships with her clients and prides herself on being available to answer their questions and concerns. Operating as an independent adviser, she is free to act solely in the best interest of her clients which allows her to assist in charting the course for their healthcare and financial success. Her professional credentials include:

Life and Health Insurance Licensed in Maine and New Hampshire

Property and Casualty Licensed in Maine and New Hampshire

Certified with America’s Health Insurance Plans

Former National Accounts Executive with W.W. Grainger Inc. and United Rentals Inc.

MBA in Business Administration, Franklin Pierce College

BBA in Business Administration, Baruch College

Laura Thomas KwonFinancial Adviser, Registered Tax Preparer, Social Security Advocate Franklin, Somerset
A Maine Native, Laura has been a licensed agent for 20 years. Her vast experience and continuing education lead her to service her clients in

Making educated decisions in the changing Medicare Market

Accessing invaluable programs and benefits through Social Security

Mapping out a secure long term financial plan

Creating a stress free retirement plan that guarantees life time income streams

Laura has two daughters and is an active member of many organizations including: Registrar for the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Society Daughters of the Union, the Daughters of the Colonial Wars, and the New Sharon Grange. She enjoys family trips and spending time with her grand children.

Laura is continuously looking to further her education to increase the services she can offer her clients. Her professional Credentials are as follows:

Registered Tax Preparer

Certified Senior Advisor

MBA in Business Administration, Jacksonville State University

M.Ed in Secondary Education, Jacksonville State University

National Social Security Advisor

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