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680 Branch Avenue - Little Silver NJ 07739

McCue Captains Agency was founded in 1927 as an independent insurance agent. Located in Little Silver, New Jersey, we specialize in Property, Liability, Life and Benefits insurance for both Business and Personal needs. We represent many national and regional insurance companies providing products that guarantee you peace of mind.

As a Trusted Choice® agency, we are dedicated to the highest standards of quality and service and are committed to treating you as a person, not a policy.

Meet the Team: McCue Captains is staffed by a diverse group of committed individuals. Our team of professionals can be a valuable insurance resource for both you and your business.

Robert Aitkens, CRIS


President McCue Captains Insurance Agency

 Bob began his career in the local hotel business. For over a decade, he managed area hotels, learning all facets of the industry. His attention to client service was a trait that would serve him well when he began as a commercial lines producer with the Captain’s Agency in 1988. Five years later, Bob would purchase the agency from his father in law, Richard (Dick) Hubbs and, after merging with the McCue Agency in 1997, created the agency as it is known today.  McCue Captains Agency has grown 500% and is well respected in both the state and local communities.

Bob currently sits on the agent advisory boards for Liberty Mutual, Selective Insurance and Plymouth Rock Assurance Company, along with an advisory board position with the Two River Community Bank.  Bob has served as a board member and President on the Monmouth County Independent Insurance Agents since 1989, as well as the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New Jersey since 2005.  He has been the New Jersey Chairman for Trusted Choice, a national branding initiative for the Independent Insurance Agents of America, since 2009. Trusted Choice promotes the use of the independent agent as the smartest and most effective way to buy insurance.  Unlike the direct writers (Geico, NJ Manufacturers) or captive agents (State Farm, Allstate), Trusted Choice agents have the ability to work with different insurance carriers, representing a variety of different products and programs. This allows an independent agent to cater a specific insurance plan to best suit your individual needs.

On a personal note, Bob and his wife Patty have two great kids, Brian and Kate.  Brian is the Benefits Manager at the agency.   Bob is an avid golfer (though not as good as Eric) and enjoys the insurance business and traveling. He lives near the Jersey Shore and spends all of his summers at the beach with his family.


Eric Mead

Vice President

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Eric Mead graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Business.  His career started with The Hartford and continued on with Ohio Casualty and American Reliance as a commercial underwriting manager.  Eric is a partner in the firm and has been with McCue since 1996.  His focus is commercial lines, carrier relations, agency operations, and personnel.

Eric strongly supports the “business” engagement of high school students prior to entering college and selecting a major.  He is the founding Chairman of the Business and Finance Academy at Wall High School.  The Academy provides a core curriculum combined with an internship offered through area businesses, in addition to normal high school curriculum.  This has proven a valuable tool and experience for the Academy students in their college, major and career choices.

In his free time, you will see Eric and his wife at various colleges watching their daughter play field hockey, possibly with their two sons and pug at their side.  Eric still plays basketball three times a week (barring injury) and is a fairly decent golfer, if the temperature is just right.


Mark Buckley, CIC

Vice President

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Mark has over 30 years of experience in commercial lines insurance.  He attained the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 1990 and focuses on customizing insurance plans for businesses of all sizes.  Mark also serves as the agency’s bonding specialist, demonstrating the level of knowledge and expertise required in this unique marketplace.

A graduate of Purdue University in 1980, Mark began his career of helping others as a Peace Corp Volunteer in Honduras.  He has returned many times since then, serving as a translator for a local medical brigade.  Mark is a member of the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey as well as the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America.

In his spare time, Mark can usually be found in the great outdoors, spending time with his family.  He’s an avid snowboarder and hiker.  His true love is sailing where he competes locally, cruises around Annapolis, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and the blue water in between.


William R. Ryan

Producer, Property and Casualty

Bill RyanAfter graduation from Moravian College, Bill entered the insurance business and worked first, as a claims adjuster and then as a marketing/sales rep for several national insurance companies.  In 1977 he founded the Compton-Snyder Agency in Belford, NJ.  The Borus MacConnell Agency, of Fair Haven, NJ joined Compton-Snyder in 1982 followed by the Shore Insurance Agency of Keyport a few years later.

Throughout his carrier, Bill has served on a variety of insurance boards and committees from local Monmouth County associations to the Producer Council to the NJ Insurance Commissioner and Chairman of the Agents Advisory Board for Firemans Fund Insurance Co.

After many years of association with the McCue Captains Agency, Compton-Snyder closed their offices and merged with McCue in Little Silver,NJ in 2013.

Bill lives with his wife in Little Silver and enjoys golf, traveling and spending time with his family at the Jersey Shore.


Bruce Bolderman, CIC

Producer, Property and Casualty

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Bruce is a lifelong resident of Manasquan, New Jersey.  He grew up near the sea, working on the party and charter fishing boats out of Brielle and Point Pleasant as a kid.  Following graduation from Manasquan High School in 1983, he joined the US Navy, spending four years on the USS Inchon as an Aviation Boatswains Mate in the Fuels Division.  During his four years, Bruce toured the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean where he visited countless foreign cities.

After leaving the Navy, Bruce went to work for a friend of his who sold Nurse’s professional liability.  He immediately took to the insurance business and quickly decided to branch out and write all lines of business.  Bruce has been selling insurance for 26 years now, joining McCue Captains Agency after a few stops along the way.  He continues to enjoy helping his clients, and has been a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) since 2007.

Bruce still resides in Manasquan with his wife of 22 years, Maria, and his 12 year old daughter, Marilyn.  On the weekends, in his spare time, you can still find him running those same fishing boats in the Point Pleasant area.


Christopher Ryan

Producer, Property and Casualty

Ryan-Chris-Linkedin-SizeBorn and raised on the Jersey Shore, Chris Ryan graduated from Red Bank Regional High School and Lafayette College, where he studied Economics and Political Science.  After spending time in the advertising industry in New York City, Chris returned to work with his father in the family insurance agency in 2004, merging with McCue Captains Agency in 2013.  Chris enjoys working with local small businesses, addressing all of their insurance needs.  Another of Chris’ specialties is in the unique concerns of New Jersey’s high net worth and coastal residents.

An advocate for his industry, Chris is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of both Monmouth County and New Jersey as well as the Young Agents Council of New Jersey, serving as Chairman for the 2013-2014 term.  Additionally, Chris serves on the Board of Directors of both the Red Bank Rotary Club and the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce.  In his spare time, Chris enjoys fishing, photography, and spending time with his wife, his daughter and their dogs at home on the Jersey Shore.  He’s also a frequent visitor to St. John in the US Virgin Islands, where Chris and his wife were married, and he spends most of his time in the water.


Brian Aitkens

Producer, Benefits Department

Brian AitkensBrian has been living on the Jersey Shore his whole life where he graduated from Shore Regional High School. He then continued his education down south at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida where he studied Business Administration and Graphic Design. Following his college graduation, Brian moved back to New Jersey and started working as a marketing intern with Plymouth Rock Assurance Company. He works with individuals, families, and companies on their health insurance and benefits plans, helping them navigate today’s constantly changing world of healthcare.

On the personal side, Brian is a very competitive sports advocate. He has been involved with sports since he was young; including golf, basketball, football and physical training. Brian loves to travel the world as he has visited many countries and continues to search for new opportunities for adventure. Brian is grateful to have grown up with amazing family and friends who have gotten him where he is today.


Matthew Matey, CBC

Producer, Property & Casualty / Group Benefits


Matt has over 13 years of experience in the insurance industry.  He came to the McCue Agency in 2015 with an extensive background in group health insurance, employee benefits, and Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance.  Matt is a Chartered Benefits Consultant (CBC) and is also working towards his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.  He works with small to medium size companies in the tri-state area to ensure their insurance programs are in-line with corporate philosophy and meet the following criteria: Coverage Adequacy, Policy Language, Service Model, and Cost.
A graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in 2003, Matt began his insurance career immediately.  His entrepreneurial spirit and love for networking with like-minded individuals allowed him to hit the ground running.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter down in the LBI area where they reside.  He and his family are heavily involved with animal welfare as well as Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ocean County.  Staying active, surrounding yourself with good people, and giving back as much as possible is what motivates Matt each and every day.


Stosh Gepp

Benefits Administrator

stoshStosh began his career at McCue in 2001 as an intern enrolled in the Manasquan High School Academy of Finance. Upon graduation from the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations in 2006, he joined the McCue team full-time.

Stosh serves on the Wall High School Business & Finance Academy board and is also an active member of the Shore Builders Association. Outside of work, he enjoys basketball, the beach, and spending time with friends and family at the Jersey Shore.



Dana Smith, CISR

Personal Lines Manager

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Dana is a graduate of Kean University where she majored in communications.  Shortly after graduating from Kean in 2004, she joined McCue Captains Agency and found that selling insurance and communicating with clients was the perfect fit for her communications degree.  Consequently, her initial short-term career quickly became her long-term aspiration as a Personal Lines Manager.  Additionally, Dana earned her Certified Insurance Service Representatives (CISR) designation to better serve her clients.

As a family person, Dana is involved in her client’s needs because she understands the desire to protect your family.  She was born and raised in Middletown, NJ, where she continues to live with her husband and two sons.  She enjoys cooking, soccer, and family gatherings.


Melissa Javorek

Producer, Personal Lines

Melissa PhotoMelissa Javorek is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Cleveland State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Communications. Moving to New York City in August 2005 and having worked in all facets of the arts from performing, directing and stage management, she eventually found her way to insurance.

After starting at a small office as an Administrative Assistant and Director of First Impressions, she quickly picked up the industry and was immediately hooked. Helping and teaching others has always been a passion of Melissa’s, so naturally, insurance was a perfect fit.

Melissa works specifically in Personal Lines Insurance, including but not limited to Home Owners, Auto, Boat/Trailer, Flood, and Umbrella policies. She takes pride in her educational and consultative approach with clients and their insurance needs, viewing herself as a trusted insurance advisor versus just an “agent.”

Building a majority of her business through local networking, she is involved with multiple groups including Monmouth County Referral Group and the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce, where she sits on the Women In Business Committee.


In her spare time, you can find Melissa cheering on her favorite sports teams, The Ohio State Buckeyes and The Cleveland Indians. She continues her love of the arts through local community theaters in NJ and also works as a House Manager at Two River Theatre, Red Bank, NJ. She resides in Beach Haven West with her wife Jessica and their 2 amazing pups, Duke and Hanna.


Rebecca Horvath, CISR

Customer Service Representative, Personal Lines

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Rebecca joined McCue Captains in 2013 after a long career as a legal assistant working in major corporate law firms.  Through her studious nature, tenacity and determination, she received her insurance license shortly after arriving at the agency.  Her experience in trusts and estates, tax, and financial planning was the perfect fit in transitioning to insurance agent.  She focuses on creating an insurance plan that not only fits a client’s budget but fits the needs of his or her family.  Working closely with clients in estate planning and administration, Rebecca knows first-hand the importance of a valuable policy and the need to have a counselor lending a helping hand every step of the way.

Rebecca, a hometown girl, was born and raised in Middletown, and currently lives in Atlantic Highlands with her husband, Joseph, and their children.   They enjoy boating, family dinners and spending time with friends and family.


Jeanette Santiago

Customer Service Representative, Personal Lines

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Jeanette started in the insurance business in 1981, three years after graduating from high school.  She attended Rutgers University for one year, then set her sights on the travel industry, attending a Travel & Tourism school in Kissimmee, FL. After graduating in 1981, she took on a part time position as a receptionist at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and quickly moved up the ladder into numerous full time positions, ending as a Personal Lines CSR.  She remained with Liberty, a direct writing company, for 21 years then moved into the independent agent side of the insurance business.  She finds the independent agent side of business more fulfilling as she has the ability to work with different insurance carriers, representing a variety of different products and programs.  She has been employed with McCue Captains since 1997 & loves it here!!

Jeanette has been married for 29 years with 2 grown children and an adorable grandson.  In the little spare time she has available to her, she just likes to relax.


Caitlin Newman, CISR

Customer Service Representative, Commercial Lines

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Cait started her career when she joined McCue in 2007. It was a welcome change to be able to engage in the insurance related conversations at home now.  Cait’s father and extended family have been in the insurance business her whole life!

As a member of the Commercial Lines Department for six years, Cait has had the opportunity to work directly with her father, Mark Buckley. Cait earned her Certified Insurance Service Representatives (CISR) designation in 2011 and continues to pursue additional professional designations.



Marianne Goggins

Customer Service Representative, Commercial Lines

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Marianne joined McCue Captains in 2013.  After graduating from Katherine Gibbs School of Business, she worked as a bookkeeper for 10 years, when she made the choice to become a stay at home mom for her two young boys. Marianne was excited for the chance to get back into the work force and found that McCue Captains Agency is the perfect fit for her. She worked hard to quickly obtain her producers license and is enjoying working closely with clients, making sure all of their insurance needs are met.

Marianne was born and raised in Monmouth County, NJ where she still lives with her husband and two sons today. She enjoys rooting on her sons at their many sporting events and spending time with her husband and family.


Amanda Tompkins, CISR

Customer Service Representative, Commercial Lines

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Amanda was born and raised in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  She is a graduate of Middletown High School North and Kean University, where she earned a B.A. in History.  She spent many years employed at Barnacle Bill’s in Rumson, which is why many locals to the area think they recognize her still to this day.

Following graduation from Kean, Amanda moved to Florida, where she worked as a Historic Site Interpreter at The Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers.  She returned to Monmouth County in 2010 and began working at McCue Captains Agency in July of that same year.  Amanda is currently a Commercial Lines Representative and pursuing her CISR designation.

A resident of Middletown, where she lives with her husband of 8 years, Amanda enjoys country music, traveling and spending time with her family and friends in her spare time.


Christopher W Siegmann, CISR, CIC

Customer Service Representative, Commercial Lines

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Chris grew up in Toms River and graduated from Toms River High School South.  He began his career in the Hospitatlity Industry until joining the Insurance Field in 1997.  Chris started his insurance career on the corporate side working for Small Business Underwriters  as a Workers Compensation underwriting supervisor.  In 2002, he joined the team at McCue Captains Agency as a Commercial Lines agent.  He continues to educate himself and has achieved the professional designations Certified Insurance Service Representatives (CISR) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).


Joan Barnhardt


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Joan Barnhardt came to McCue Insurance in August of 1998 with a wealth of experience and a sound background in accounting.  Experience, Joan feels, is the most important ingredient in getting the job done and done right, keeping agency owners and outside accountants accurately informed.

Her expertise and professionalism come with lots of hard work.  She was previously Controller of one of Monmouth County’s largest Real Estate management and land developing firms, grossing over $17 million in condo and townhouse sales a year, as well as managing over 800 apartment units and several condo associations.  While in banking, Joan, along with other duties, bought and sold funds on behalf of the bank.  This kind of experience has helped Joan to excel in her position, running the accounting department at McCue Insurance.

Joan is a resident of Highlands and volunteering is a passion of hers.  Among other efforts, she has helped Marines while deployed and assisted in helping those Wounded Warriors who return home.

Anne Mentel

Administrative Assistant

anneAnne Mentel joined us in 2017 and loves being part of the team at McCue Captains Agency! Anne is a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore; a graduate of St. Rose High School in Belmar and currently lives in Middletown with her wonderful husband and two sons.

Anne has 25 years’ experience in the customer service and sales industry. Previously, Anne worked as a buyer and managed a small business in Fair Haven.

Anne started her career working for Citicorp then moved to Real Estate Sales for K. Hovnanian Companies.

In her spare time, Anne enjoys the beach, her family and friends and a good book.





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