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Terri was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee and moved to Venice at the beginning of 1984 after her husband accepted a job in Sarasota. She and her husband jumped into a rental car and drove south of Sarasota to find a smaller town to live in and Venice was the first stop. She never left from that point and has truly enjoyed being a part of this smaller community where she has had the honor of making lifelong relationships. She started working for a Nationwide Insurance Agency before buying out the agency and becoming a captive agent with Nationwide. She converted the agency to independent status, and has owned and operated her successful agency as Ramey Insurance since 2002. As an independent agency, Terri has access to many more markets to best accommodate her clientele.
Terri specializes in all personal and commercial lines of insurance.
Away from the office, she enjoys most outdoor activities and has enjoyed enhancing her scuba diving skills. Terri has future plans to get more involved with Ocean and Marine Life Conservation, along with her other local commitments. She has enjoyed supporting and participating in many different community platforms and is still very active in many.
Terri has one daughter, Lauren, who was born and raised in Venice, Florida. Lauren went on to graduate from University of South Florida. She was recruited by Target to go into their management program right out of college and is enjoying a successful career there. Lauren and her husband have three beautiful children that bring much joy to Terri’s life.
Along with a passion for insurance, Terri is passionate about animal advocacy. She and fellow staff members are proud to support the below non-profit organizations and encourage everyone to donate whenever possible.
The Wildlife Center of Venice, Inc.
St. Francis Animal Rescue, Venice FL
Satchel’s Last Resort Rescue and Sanctuary
Commercial Lines Agent
Shannon has been working in the industry for nearly three decades. Her vast knowledge and love for insurance has benefited many. Shannon started her career as a Personal Lines Agent but after many years of perfecting her knowledge in personal lines, she decided it was time to make a change and she soon became an outstanding Commercial Lines Agent. Shannon has spent many years now in commercial and loves it. The change was just what she needed and our clients love her!
Shannon was born and raised in Rochester, New York. She moved to Florida with her family, when she was 12. She went onto graduate college, marry and start a family. She is the proud mother of three successful children and the grandmother to multiple fur babies but the love of her life is her King Charles Cavalier, Zoey. Someday a grandchild will come along! Shannon enjoys arts and crafts and is quite talented. When she is not being creative, she enjoys going to VW Classic Car Shows and rooting for any sport that Florida State University is participating in, not to mention, where two of her kids graduated.
Paula Marie Gilbert
Personal Lines Agent
Paula has been in the insurance industry, let’s just say…. a long time. It is no secret she is a walking book of knowledge when it comes to Personal Lines Insurance. Her expertise and passion for what she does is what makes her so successful. Our clients truly benefit from their experiences with Paula.
Paula and her family came to Venice from Ontario, New York in 1982. She moved here to help her father and mother at the time and ended up staying. She raised her two daughters and went on to become a grandmother of five. Her daughters and grandchildren have to compete with her fur babies, two Yorkies and a Labrador Retriever. They are almost as much work as children but she wouldn’t have it any other way! Paula and her husband also enjoy their RV and spend as much time as they can trying out different parks with their doggies. She is able to relax by crocheting many beautiful items that she shares with family and friends.
Commercial Lines CSR
Michelle got her start in the insurance industry in 2014. She started out on the personal lines side but found her insurance true love after moving over to the commercial lines department and is our Commercial Lines Account Manager. She excels at her job and loves working with our clients.
When Michelle is not at work, she is most likely doing some kind of work around her house. Rumor has it that Michelle is an extremely good cook and spends a good bit of her time in the kitchen. The staff at Ramey Insurance has had the pleasure of experiencing some of Michelle’s creations. When she isn’t inside working away, she loves to walk for miles either with friends or just listening to her music.
Michelle moved here from Dayton, Ohio when she was four. She hails from a large family. She and her husband have three grown children and two grandchildren that keep them very busy. Michelle says there is plenty of room for more grandchildren down the road.
Personal Lines CSR
Brianna was born and raised in Venice. She attended Pine View School for several years but felt she was missing certain high school experiences and ultimately ended up graduating from Venice High School while dual enrolled in college. Brianna is from a family of insurance agents and grew up speaking “insurance”. She is our Personal Lines CSR and recently obtained her PLCS Designation. Brianna absorbs and embraces everything about insurance and is thrilled to work in the industry.
If Brianna had not gone into insurance, we are pretty sure she would be on her way to being a Veterinarian. She adores animals and has three cats and one dog….so far. If she isn’t inside her home, you will find her outside walking her dog all over the place. Brianna is very close to her family and lucky for her, they all live close by.
Complaint Department Manager
Zoey is the head of our Complaint Department. If you speak DOG and are not happy about something, please feel free to call her!
Zoey was born in Houston, Texas. She has two other siblings out there. Her owner, Shannon Via, insists Zoey was the prettiest of all three. She moved to Venice in 2018 and has since taught Shannon who is the real boss of the house. When she is not sleeping, eating and walking, her favorite thing to do is give kisses!