Our Staff

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Meet Our Team

We have many satisfied clients in San Luis Obispo who came to us in confusion and are now content with their plans. As insurance specialists, we know how to help you secure the best plan to cover your needs—whether Medicare, health insurance, or prescription drugs. We’re always informed on the latest health-care issues and legislation and are always here to help you.

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Susan K. Polk

Registered Health Underwriter  •  CA Lic# 0423133

Susan received her B.A. in Economics from Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and has worked in health and life insurance for over 40 years. In 1988, she founded her own agency—Susan Polk Insurance—in San Luis Obispo. She has also read the entire Affordable Care Act and is always in the forefront of legislation and programs to expand health care to the uninsured. Susan has received her Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, Registered Health Underwriter, and Chartered Health Care Consultant designations, as well as the Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC) designation. When not working, she and her husband Jim are usually playing with their grandchildren.

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Laurie Tonegato

Medicare Specialist  •  CA Lic# 0806644

Laurie holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of LaVerne and an Elementary Teaching Credential from Chapman University. She worked for State Farm Insurance for nine years before taking time off to be a stay-at-home mom, after which time she spent several years in various roles in elementary education. Eventually she returned to the world of insurance to join our staff, and currently works with our seniors in the Medicare Department. Laurie lives in Atascadero and enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

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Veronica Hernandez

Receptionist  •  Se habla Español

Veronica received her Associates Degree in Administrative business Systems at Santa Barbara Business College in Santa Maria. After graduation, she worked for a local agriculture company where she handled the accounts payable department for six years. Now, we are fortunate to have Veronica on the Susan Polk Insurance team as receptionist. She is bilingual and loves cooking, baking, camping, traveling, and making memories with her daughters.

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Catherine Fredriks

Office Manager  •  CA Lic# 0J03381

Cathy Fredriks is the Office Manager/Administrative Assistant for Susan Polk Insurance. She has an AAS in General Business/Accounting, as well as certificates in Patient Accounts and Medical Insurance Coding from Highline Community College in Des Moines, WA. Over the years, Cathy’s diverse background has taken into the insurance, banking, and healthcare industries, and she brings a wealth of experience to the agency. A transplant to the Central Coast from Seattle, WA, Cathy enjoys needle arts including sewing and quilting, knitting, and crochet. She also loves cooking, baking, sunshine, and spending time with her family.

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Stacy L. Church

Licensed Agent  •  CA Lic# 0M37781

Stacy Church joined Susan Polk Insurance in May of 2018. She completed her Paralegal Certification (top in her class) at San Joaquin College of Law. Stacy spent 14 years at a large law firm in Fresno then moved into Labor Law and HR development in 2006. In late 2007, Stacy made the move to SLO County to be with her family, at which time she went to work for local attorneys and eventually took a job-development role with America’s Job Centers. Then, in 2011, through that opportunity working with local employers, Stacy met Susan Polk. She once told Susan, “When I grow up I want to work for you.”

Stacy now adds “Agent” to her list of certifications. Her passion is helping people, and she fits right in with the Susan Polk Insurance mission: always positive and ready to help.

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George Green

Office Mascot

George Green joined the Susan Polk Insurance office staff in October of 2017, having come on board as Puppy in Training. However, after showing immediate promise, unparalleled skill, and indomitable ambition, George was soon promoted to Office Mascot in January of 2018. His duties include greeting clients and creating a warm and positive office atmosphere.

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