Erik Sjolie brings over a decade of experience in the Financial and Insurance Industry to Sky Financial and Insurance Services LLC. Erik has a passion for the industry that is second to none. With his past experience that includes working at fortune 100 companies such as New York Life and Mass Mutual, he is well equipped to help build Sky into the unique and passionate agency that it is today. Erik is tasked with agency development and growth as well as agent development. As a life long Placer county resident, Erik feels blessed to be able to work and assist with the people in the community that he calls home. Erik currently resides in Loomis with two daughters Morgan and Avery. In his off time, you can find Erik playing in local recreational basketball or softball leagues. You might also find him on the hiking trails as he loves the outdoors. He also helps coach youth sports. He is an avid San Francisco Giants fan, as well. “It is a joy to be able to work with people on our team that has become family. Sky Insurance Brokers is truly different from any other agency. Everyone here truly believes in the cause and the role we play in people’s life. We all take pride in what we do. We view ourselves as educators and look to impact people's life a positive way.” –Erik
Jenny Ebinger started her career in the health insurance industry in 1996, assisting business owners and individuals with their health insurance needs. Jenny has a deep passion for people, and she takes pride in educating people so that they can make the right decisions about their healthcare. With health insurance, there are so many options; Jenny eliminates the confusion so you can have peace of mind when making those tough decisions. Jenny stays current within the ever-changing healthcare industry through education, webinars, and training. If Jenny doesn’t know the answer, you can be sure she will find the answers to your questions. Jenny is excited to be apart of Sky Insurance Brokers and looks forward to working with a strong team that believes in the value of friendships. Jenny resides in Lincoln. She has three children and six grandchildren. Jenny actively volunteers as a Law Enforcement Chaplain for Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy. She has been doing it since 2006 and is passionate about serving our Law Enforcement men and women of Placer County.
Karen came to Sky with a varied and eclectic work background. She has worked in the insurance and medical industry for many years and is very excited to share her knowledge and experience. She was thrilled when this position “found her”. She states that she never actually applied for the job with Sky but somehow we received her resume. Once she met with Jenny and Erik, she knew she “was supposed to be here” and now that she has joined our family, she knows she made the right decision.
Karen has just moved back to Sacramento from El Dorado County and has 3 incredible adult children and a new man in her life. Last year she became a Grandma for the first time and spends every possible minute she can with her him. She gets to work one weekend a month in Mt. Aukum at an incredible winery and loves her life.
Karen is thrilled at the opportunities that are awaiting her and have found her while at Sky Insurance Group. Her co-workers/family and her clients add joy and excitement to her busy life and she can’t imagine doing anything else.
Richard comes from a nursing background, is no stranger when it comes to helping people. He made a career change into the Insurance world over 13 years ago and has not looked back. Richard loves what he does and can’t imagine why any family would not put something in place to protect their loved ones. He is very passionate about taking the time to educate and to build lasting relationships with his clients.
Richard is extremely “fired up” to be a part of what Sky Insurance Brokers stands for and the vision our team has for the future. The flexibility to provide multiple services and to be surrounded by positive elite professionals is a lifetime opportunity.
Richard has been with his wife Sharon for over 25 years and has been blessed with raising three sons and a daughter. The thrill of his life is now spending time with his precious granddaughter Carter who calls him “Papa” which is short for “Papa Bear”!
In Richard’s free time, he loves to fish, go to concerts, camping, running, and every so often catches a Bears Game. Richard firmly believes that all good things in his life are a result of God's Perfect Will.
Jessica is a Sacramento Native who came to Sky in August of 2018. Previously, Jessica was living in Chico, working in the Child Development field. Wanting to be closer to the family when she expanded her own family, Jessica and her husband looked to move back to Sacramento before the arrival of their first child in December of 2018. Jessica started with Sky as an Office Manager as the “swiss army knife” ready to assist everyone with whatever she could. In October, Jessica received her P&C License and will expand her roles to include being a Service Specialist assisting Commercial and Personal Lines on managing the existing clients Sky serves. In her off-time, Jessica enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include rooting for the SF Giants and Sacramento Kings, hiking, reading, and watching movies. Her greatest joy is being a mom, chasing her baby boy around, and teaching him how to root for the SF Giants and the Sacramento Kings.
Kerstin is passionate about working with Sky Insurance Brokers and their fantastic team of qualified advisors. Kerstin Henson has been in the finance industry for the last 16 years. Kerstin specializes in the personal and commercial lines of insurance (Home, Auto, Dwelling Fire, Renters, Commercial, Etc.). Kerstin enjoys working with people and prides herself in finding the right fit for her client, by keeping educated and current on the changing insurance and financial world. Kerstin also brings an area of expertise in banking and taxes, which is helpful when educating insurance customers with their needs. Kerstin grew and up and lived in Auburn with her husband and two daughters, Valerie (7) and Lauren (5). Kerstin volunteers at her daughter’s school during the week and loves to be part of the community. Kerstin loves to cook, be outdoors with her family, wine tasting, and football. Kerstin’s favorite team is the Green Bay Packers, which her grandfather played for in the late ’40s. Go Packers.
Robert knew he was in the right place, the day he walked through the doors of Sky Insurance Brokers, when he read our mission statement, “To inspire our clients to invest in their future by protecting what’s most important. Through education and guidance, we provide the financial tools to help navigate through life’s changing needs while building lasting relationships along the way.” Robert knew immediately that the mission statement resonated with him and his beliefs.
Robert was born and raised in the Sacramento region and graduated from Sac State. Shortly after graduating from college, he entered the insurance field, with goals of helping educate college students and recent graduates, about insurance, since they are a population that is most often overlooked in the insurance industry. He has a passion for helping people, especially when it comes to saving money and learning more.
When Robert isn’t educating our clients, he is catching an SF Giants game. Robert developed a love for sports, as a child, growing up playing football, basketball, and Varsity Baseball in high school, the San Francisco Giants, is his all-time favorite baseball team…GO, GIANTS!
Robert loves spending time outdoors, running obstacle course races to be exact, especially the Spartan Race. He earned a Spartan Trifecta in both 2015 and 2016, as well as running the Spartan Race World Championship Beast course in Lake Tahoe.
And if that wasn’t ambitious enough, Robert has been studying various forms of Martial Arts since the mid-1990s. He has earned the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. Robert has competed in tournaments ranging from the United World Taekwondo Association’s National Championship, as well as the US Open Taekwondo Hanmadang in 2016. He teaches Taekwondo and loves working with kids, becoming the best person that they can be in life.
James joined the Sky team as an agent in 2018. He has dedicated his life to martial arts since the age of 15 and is the 6th generation Sifu in Choy Li Fut Kung Fu and Yang Style Tai Chi. He has traveled through Asia and the United States training and competing in martial arts, kickboxing, and grappling for over 20 years. As a teacher, he has taught and coached over a thousand students. He has been running a small business for ten years and brings his discipline and love of detail to the sky family. He loves to tackle the intricacies behind the scenes in the insurance industry to bring the best policies to every client. His interests include history, science, languages, and travel. #undercovernerd “I feel lucky to have been introduced to Erik and the excellent crew at Sky insurance. It is a privilege to be able to serve the community with a group of people so diverse and positive.”
Adam (the agent, not the singer) joined the Sky family in the summer of 2019. He’s originally from Atlanta but made his home with his family in El Dorado County in 1996. After graduating from Sacramento State, Adam began his law enforcement career in the Investigations Division of the District Attorney’s Office. Eventually, he moved to the Probation Department and solidified his love for his community and service to others. While serving the court, Adam found a new passion in law and went to law school, graduating in 2013. While studying law, Adam began working for a small insurance agency. It was there he found his investigative skills matched perfectly in finding policies for those who had difficulty insuring their homes.
His 8+ years of experience in fitting a “square peg into a round hole,” made him a perfect fit for Sky. His tenacity and hands-on approach have made him invaluable to California residents in high fire areas. He’s become the “go-to” expert for difficult to insure properties in many rural communities and brings the same level of customizing policies to customer’s needs in all personal lines. According to Adam, “Working for Sky has given me the support and resources I need to help clients. I’ve finally found a home!” Even when obstacles arise, he enjoys the challenge of finding policies for people, ensuring their needs are met, and their properties protected. Whether it is Christmas Tree Farms, dome homes, or even pet goats… if it’s unusual or difficult, Adam can figure it out!
When he’s not helping Sky clients, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife of 28 years, Romi. He’s particularly proud of his son, Julian, and loves to go to the range or ride motorcycles with him. Adam can also be seen in Placerville, getting into gunfights with the Hangtown Marshals, a group of historical actors dedicated to educating and keeping the memory of the Wild West alive.
“I believe your insurance agent should be part of your life and not just a salesperson. I’ve watched clients get their first homes, marry, have children, and start whole new chapters in their lives. I like to think I’ve grown with them. I’m thrilled to be working with my Sky Family and look forward to serving my clients, past and present.” - Adam
Sharon was born in Philadelphia and has lived in at least seven states in her life. She recently moved back to California to be near family. Her pride and joy are her four kids that she homeschools - three girls and one boy. Her faith in God and her kids are the most important things in her life. In addition to working as the Office Manager at Sky, Sharon is going back to school to become an accountant. Her hobbies include sewing and reading.
Before working at Sky, Sharon was a stay-at-home mom for 15 years. She also was the main proofreader for the Leben magazine, and she owned her own Etsy shop. She says “the job at Sky kind of fell in her lap” through her work with Cenco Insurance Marketing since 2002. However, she enjoys working for Sky and being the friendly face clients see when they walk in the door. She hopes that every customer has a wonderful experience at Sky, and is happy that she gets to be a big part of that.