Steven J. Erickson got his start in the insurance industry at a young age of 18. While attending college, Steve worked part time for his father, Jerry Erickson, the founder of our agency. Upon completion of college, Steve began working full time in the agency, shadowing his father and learning everything he could about the insurance industry. Within a few years, Steve was ready to take on more responsibilities of the agency and Jerry was anxious to pursue more leisurely activities. In 1981, Steve bought the agency and it became Steven J. Erickson Insurance Agency. Over the years, Steve has seen many changes in the insurance industry, in the economy, and in the marketplace. However, he has remained true to the core belief that “people do business with people they like,” meaning if you provide outstanding customer service, along with a great product, you will have a satisfied and loyal customer. Building long-term relationships with our customers has been and always will be the cornerstone of Steven J. Erickson Insurance Agency. Steve believes in working hard and also playing hard, which is clearly evident by his love of cars. Along with the occasional Autocross, Steve enjoys snow skiing and spending time with the family.
Landon is the third generation Erickson, getting his start in the insurance industry right after high school in 2008. More recently, he graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Management. Landon aspires to eventually taking over the reins of the agency. In the meantime, he enjoys the sales aspect of his job, particularly going on commercial sales calls and meeting business owners in their element. Like his father, and grandfather before him, Landon understands the meaning and value of excellent customer service. In his free time, Landon enjoys a nice ride on his mountain bike, snowboard, or wakeboard depending on the season. He takes advantage of the opportunities he gets to spend time outdoors and visiting his favorite places like Big Bear and Colorado.
Laurie joined the Erickson team in 1997, where she serves as the Safety and Risk Management Specialist. A true “people person”, Laurie enjoys the hands on aspect of her work, particularly helping commercial clients with their safety programs and assisting them with Cal-OSHA and other regulatory and compliance issues. Our commercial clients appreciate this valuable service that Laurie provides. Outside of work, Laurie loves spending time with her large family. Whether they are relaxing by the pool, or on a family vacation, the Erickson family just loves being together.
Kim has worked in the insurance industry for 20 years, where she first got her start working in Personal Lines at the Auto Club. Now, she is an expert in all things life and health here at Erickson, where she has been with our agency since 1996. Kim finds her reward in helping people find the life or health policy that will really benefit their families. When she is not at work, you can find her spending quality time with family, or taking a fun day trip to the beach or zoo.
Gay got her start at EBI, working in workers compensation in 1977. She came up through the ranks serving in loss control, marketing, and underwriting. She has been working for Erickson since October of 1994, where she specializes in providing our commercial clients with appropriate insurance coverage at the best possible price. She loves working with business owners and the vast variety of the insurance industry – as things are always changing. She finds the camaraderie of working at Erickson rewarding in that everyone helps each other where needed. When she is not at work, you can find Gay speaking to her congregation at Alpine Church of Spiritual Living, where she is an ordained Religious Science Minister. She also writes a weekly column in the Alpine Sun, and sings first soprano with the Alpine Chorale.
Gene began his career in the insurance industry at 17 years old, where he worked for The Hartford in his home state of Connecticut, doing personal lines customer service. After making the move to San Diego, he joined the Erickson team as a personal lines agent, where he has now been since 1995. Gene enjoys helping individuals and families find insurance coverage that both protects their investments and saves them money. He strives to provide personalized service to each client, by creating a policy that is “tailor made” to each individual’s needs. Outside of work, Gene enjoys serving the youth of his community in Pine Valley. He leads an Awanas youth group each week, where he invests in the lives of youth through his ministry.