Local:
Toll Free:
Fax:
(814) 838-8310
(888) 838-8311
(814) 838-8327
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

After Hours by Appointment

2340 W. Grandview Blvd.
Suite 3
Erie, Pa 16506

About Northshore Insurance Agency

Northshore Insurance Agency is a full-service insurance agency that provides the best possible protection at the lowest possible cost. Whatever your insurance needs may be, from auto and homeowners to business and life, we'll be happy to help you select the best coverage to protect your personal and business assets.

Agency Timeline

November 1972: Jim Orth founded the James B. Orth Insurance Agency at Sixth and Holland Streets in Erie, Pennsylvania.

March 1991: The office relocated to 150 E 8th Street in Jones School Square in Erie.

July 1991: After acquiring the Louis Henry Agency, Jim Orth and Marybeth Baran formed a partnership.

August 1996: Marybeth and Jim changed the agency's name to Northshore Insurance Agency after they acquired the Thomas J. Fortuna Agency.

March 2007: The agency relocated to its present location at 2340 West Grandview Boulevard, Suite 3, in Erie.

January 2012: Business partner Jim Orth retired.


Our Staff - Agent Biographies
Marybeth Baran
Marybeth Baran began her insurance career in 1976 at Robinson-Conner Agency. She also worked at Erie Insurance prior to joining James B. Orth Insurance in 1990. Marybeth and Jim became partners in 1991 and she became the sole owner of the agency in 2012.

Marybeth is active with The Erie Women's Fund, serves on the Board of Directors of Sarah Reed Senior Living and serves on the Greater Erie Area Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament Committee.

Marybeth lives in Summit Township.

Insurance Designations:
Certified Insurance Counselor - CIC
Associate in Underwriting - AU
Accredited Advisor in Insurance - AAI
Certified Insurance Service Representative - CISR

E-mail: mbaran@nshoreins.com
Mike Donahue
Mike started his career in the insurance industry right here at Northshore in December 2017. He loves meeting new people and working alongside them to help develop their insurance program.

Born in Beaufort, SC, Mike has lived in Erie most of his life. He is an alumni of Northwest PA Collegiate Academy where he was involved in music and soccer. In 2012 Mike graduated from Penn State Behrend with a Bachelors in Environmental Science.

Mike also owns M. Donohue Photography specializing in wedding photography.

Mike and his wife Jennie met at church and are living in their first home in Millcreek.

Jeannie Curtis
Jeannie Curtis, a licensed customer service representative, has more than 24 years of experience in the insurance industry. She began her insurance career in March of 1990 and obtained her insurance license in July 1990.

Jeannie has worked at Northshore Insurance Agency since September of 2003. Jeannie resides in the Harborcreek area with her husband, Bob, and their three cats, Babette, Blondie, and Gracie.

Insurance Designations:
Certified Insurance Service Representative - CISR

E-mail: jcurtis@nshoreins.com
Virginia "Ginny" Sockett
Ginny is a licensed Customer Service Representative with over 22 years experience in the insurance industry.

Ginny began her insurance career in 1991 and has been with Northshore Insurance Agency since February 2004. Her prior experience includes 8 years with Erie Insurance Exchange.

Ginny resides in Millcreek with her husband, Mike.

Insurance Designations:
Certified Professional Insurance Woman - CPIW
Associate in Insurance Services – AIS

Email: gsockett@nshoreins.com
Jordan Jaskiewicz
Jordan began his career in insurance with Northshore in March 2015 completing exterior residential inspections. He continued his career in the insurance industry when he accept a position as an agent at Catawba Valley Insurance Agency in Hickory, NC. Jordan returned to Erie and Northshore in January 2018.

Jordan graduated high school from Mercyhurst Prep and continued his academic career at Mercyhurst University where he earned a degree in Business Management and Political Science.

Jordan enjoys golfing, hunting and traveling in his spare time.

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