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About Us

Driven by Advocacy,
Rooted in the Community,
Powered by People.

Founded in 2019, Tidewater Insurance Brokers is a locally-owned and operated insurance brokerage in the Tidewater Region of Virginia. Designed to address many of the pain points associated with traditional insurance, Tidewater Insurance Brokers combines decades of insurance expertise with a distinctly service-focused approach–delivering uncommon customer advocacy and investment in people.

Meet the Team

Brandon Kopp

Brandon Kopp

Founder & President

Mariel Ertel

Mariel Ertel

Director of Operations

Hailey Queen

Hailey Queen

Director of Marketing & Sales

Mason Smith

Mason Smith

Client Relationship Account Manager

Ryan Zmuda

Ryan zmuda

Business Development

Chloe Mullan

Chloe Mullan

Service Team Lead

We love VB

Hailey and Mariel
Mariel

 We love our VB community! 

Tidewater Insurance Brokers team
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We are proud members of 1% For the Planet. That means we are committed to donating 1% of our gross annual revenue to nonprofits that are working to keep our planet (and the ocean we love living by) healthy! We love this small but intentional way to care for the place we all call home. You can learn more about the work they are doing here.

Brandon Surf