Dan Goodrich, President of Goodrich & Watson Insurers, Inc., has a degree in Business Administration from Campbell University in North Carolina. He started his insurance career in 1984 as a Personal Lines Sales Associate with Drucker & Falk Insurance Agency. In 2002, Dan and his partner Pam Watson purchased the former Drucker & Falk Insurance Agency in Newport News. He is a past president of the Independent Insurance Agents of VA-Peninsula. He also served as a past board member for nine years with Mid-Atlantic Teen Challenge, a faith-based rehab facility for troubled youth.
Dan and his wife currently reside in York County with their three children. He enjoys coaching youth sports and being involved with his kids’ activities. His passion for helping others involves many aspects of his life.
Matt Andrews is a Property and Casualty licensed insurance agent and has worked with Goodrich & Watson since June of 2005. Matt has primarily focused on handling our Personal Lines accounts over the years. He is dedicated to continually growing and improving our agency in order to provide the best customer experiences possible. Customers often appreciate his willing spirit and attentive attitude toward their accounts.
Born and raised in Hampton Roads, Matt understands the unique needs of our clients. He previously spent a lot of time in various sports, which even included winning a National Championship playing college soccer. Matt now enjoys spending all of his free time with his wife and their two young sons.
Verna Cremeans is a Property and Casualty & Life agent that comes from a long line of insurance agents in her family. After receiving her degree in Business Management, she began her insurance career in a family owned Ohio agency in 1996. She took some time off to raise her kids and returned to the business with Goodrich & Watson Insurers, Inc. in 2009 focusing on Commercial Lines. She has many years working with Contractors, Restaurant owners and Probates.
Verna loves to volunteer within her Newport News community. She also loves staying active with her 2 kids and three dogs! She loves Rambo and Rocky and is also a huge WVU Mountaineer and OSU Buckeye fan!
Ryan Palmer joined our team April, 2017 as a Personal Lines Service Agent, and as of June 2020 he has officially transitioned to our sales team. He studied Accounting and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University, and he claims nearly a decade of Customer Service experience. He’s established himself as a strong sales professional, emphasizing a consultative approach to create custom insurance solutions that fit his clients’ individual needs. Ryan enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with his two dogs.
A lifelong resident of Northern Suffolk, Ryan remains active in his community and is excited to get to know each of our clients personally.
Jennifer joined our team October, 2017 as a Commercial Lines Service Agent. She was born and raised in Virginia and currently lives in Williamsburg. She graduated from CNU with a B.A. in Psychology. She is dedicated to providing top notch customer service to our clients. Her upbeat personality & positive attitude encourages others to work hard and succeed.
Outside of the office, Jennifer enjoys movies, traveling, and spending time with her husband and 3 children.
Conner joined our team May, 2020 as a Personal Lines Service Agent! He recently graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in Game Development, as well as a minor in Business Administration. Conner is an Eagle Scout, and an avid fan of all things fantasy related, such as Lord of the Rings. He looks forward to getting to know the area and people of Virginia better during his time here!
Erik joined our team June, 2021 as Personal Lines Sales Agent. He was born and raised in Yorktown, VA, and also recently graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Erik brings a fresh, young, and outgoing personality to our sales team, while also striving to make his clients feel appreciated and cared for. Attention to detail and customer satisfaction are his top priorities in the workplace.
Erik is also an avid dog lover and loves his two furry friends, Griffin and Genavieve. When not in the office, he loves to play golf, fish, and to support his Alma Mater’s sports teams. He is looking forward to meeting so many new people through his work!
Julie is from New Fairfield, CT and moved to Williamsburg, VA in 2019 with her husband of 16 years to be closer to family. While in CT, Julie worked for Travelers Insurance for 10 years in both Personal and Commercial lines. When not working, Julie enjoys spending time with their black lab Madeline, reading and being with family and friends. Julie is excited about being a Commercial Lines Agent with Goodrich & Watson and building relationships with our clients.
Gray Goodrich is a recent graduate of Christopher Newport University. He grew up in Yorktown, Va where he played baseball all throughout childhood. While in college, Gray continued his baseball career and became the founding father/ president of the chapter of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. Gray has worked the last two summers with us here at Goodrich & Watson, and will now be taking on a full time position in the commercial lines department.
Anna Pappas joined our team in July 2021 as a Personal Lines Service Agent. She was born and raised in Williamsburg, VA, and has spent most of her career as a supervisor at Starbucks and as a nanny. She enjoys doing childcare and spends a lot of her time volunteering at church events and going on mission trips that focus on children. As for herself, Anna spoils her furbabies, Bucky and Machi. She loves science fiction, concerts, and creative writing. Anna is most excited about all the people she's going to meet through this job and building a relationship with them.