About Knippenberg Insurance Inc
What began as a locally owned and operated insurance agency in Cumberland, MD, Knippenberg Insurance Inc. has expanded to do business in nearly every state. Our agency is committed to providing quality insurance products for individuals and businesses. We combine our strong insurance background and product knowledge to assist both current and future clients manage and plan for all types of potential risk.
Our trusted insurance professionals are here to help you with every step of the insurance process and can design a personal or commercial insurance policy to fit your needs. With Knippenberg Insurance Inc., our friendly staff will work with you on a one-on-one basis to develop not only the perfect policy, but a lasting relationship.
When you work with Knippenberg Insurance Inc., you’ll experience the quality service and attention to detail that you can only find with our insurance agency.
Meet Our Team
President Craig Knippenberg has been in the insurance industry for 20 years. His favorite part of the job is helping his clients meet their insurance needs, and he is dedicated to providing the best service and advice to his customers. As President, Craig is also committed to providing an exceptional work environment for his employees and preparing the agency for long-term success.
In his free time, Craig enjoys spending time with his three daughters, Kristen, Lauren, and Kelsey, and the rest of his family. He also enjoys riding horses, running his hobby farm, riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, playing music, and traveling.
Agency Founder Denny Knippenberg has been involved in the insurance business for more than 50 years. Although retired, Denny is still an office regular and can often be found greeting clients or mentoring staff members. He is knowledgeable about all lines of insurance, but he has a special passion for life and long-term care insurance.
Although he is still active in the agency, Denny has been enjoying his retirement by golfing and spending time with his grandchildren.
V.P. of Operations
Serving as the agency’s Operations Specialist, Laura Yost has spent the entirety of her 20-year insurance career at Knippenberg. In addition to administrative duties, Laura is responsible for managing and training employees. She enjoys offering customers the insurance coverage they need and helping to properly protect their assets.
In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with her two children, Khloe and Tucker. They love outdoor activities and often bring their four dogs.
Director of Communications
Receptionist Malo Wilson has worked in the insurance industry for the last 12 years. She enjoys connecting new customers with the right agent and developing lasting relationships with clients.
Away from the office, Malo keeps busy by taking care of her family. She and her husband have been married for 26 years and they have three boys.
Personal Lines Accounts Manager
Financial Accounts Manager
Holding series 6, 66, and 26 licensing, Kelsey Knippenberg has been in the insurance and financial services industry for three years. In that time, she has developed a niche in life insurance and annuities. Her favorite part of her job is helping provide a legacy for her clients to pass on.
Family is a big part of Kelsey’s life and she is lucky enough to have four grandparents and three great-grandparents to spend time with. Kelsey is married, and she and her husband recently welcomed a baby boy into the world. They also have two adorable fur babies. In her free time she enjoys reading and riding horses.
Licensed Insurance Agent
Agency Account Manager Troy Cubbage has 18 years of insurance experience and specializes in personal lines such as home, auto, motorcycle, and RV. Troy enjoys getting to know his customers and being able to give them the peace of mind that their assets are properly protected.
Troy is married and has two children and five grandchildren. When not in the office, Troy coaches football and bowling at Allegany High School. He enjoys camping on the weekends and is an avid bowler and golfer.
Hagerstown, MD Office:
Business Insurance Specialist
Valen Meadows has been in the insurance industry for 35 years working with his father and then on his own with the Meadows Agency of Insurance in Hagerstown. The Meadows Agency merged with Knippenberg Insurance in late 2018. He is dedicated to customer service and concentrates in the commercial insurance department.
In his free time, Valen enjoys spending time with his two girls, Peyton 16 and Kassidy 14 along with his older 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Riding his Harley, Jeep and John Deere and spending time with his best friend, Zeus, his Cane Corso.