Doug Van Nostran
If you could pick a superhero power, what would it be and why? Underdog, because he would rush to help Polly whenever there was trouble.

What is your favorite sitcom of all time? Frazier. I love the dry humor.

Who has influenced your life in a positive way and how have they influenced it? My Dad. He was a very affectionate leader that was up front with people all the time. As a judge, he helped people who wanted help. He was a man of high integrity and morals.

Doug Van Nostran started Van Nostran insurance agency in 1979 after working with another local agency. He realized there was a better way to satisfy customers. He decided to start his own independent agency that would focus solely on customers' needs, not an insurance provider's interests. Undivided loyalty to customers is what makes Van Nostran & Young different. Doug is a graduate of Glenwood High School and Florida Southern University, where he was a standout golfer. Doug's outside activities include golf, fishing and traveling.

Will Van Nostran
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? I enjoy classical music.

Name one item on your bucket list. Playing Augusta National Golf Club.

Describe the perfect meal. The perfect meal would have to be one that could feed all of the starving and underprivileged children in the world.

Will Van Nostran joined the agency in 2001 after working for five years at the Cincinnati Insurance Company. A partner at Van Nostran Young & Associates, Will spearheaded the development of the proprietary VanCan Risk Assessment and Discovery Process. Will is a graduate of Glenoak High School and Kent State University and resides in North Canton with his wife and two very active children. He enjoys coaching and outdoor activities, including basketball and golf.

Randal K. Young (Randy)
If a movie were made about your life, what would it be and who would play you in the movie? "The Greatest Game Ever Played" is a movie about a young man, Francis Ouimet, who beat all the best golfers in the world at the age of 20 in the 1913 US Open. I would play Francis Ouimet in the movie!

What is one of your favorite books of all time? See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar

What is one thing most people don't know about you? I rode motorcycles for over 30 years and made many long trips, including a seven week trip across the country.

Randy Young joined Van Nostran in 1980 following a nine year career in education at Plain Local Schools and Conroe Texas. He became partner in the agency in 1986. Randy's primary duties include Financial Planning, Life, Health and Disability Insurance as well as Retirement Planning.

Keith Darrah
Having served over 20 years in the Hartville community, Keith is now semiretired. We value Keith's insight and look forward to his wisdom and seeing him around the office.

Suzanne Bergert
What book are you currently reading? When I get the chance to read, I enjoy romance novels and books that make me laugh!

If you could give yourself advice as a child, what would it be? Listen to your parents. It might not seem like they know what they are talking about, but as you go along in life, you'll find out you appreciate the things you were told and taught.

Describe the perfect vacation. Jump in a car and just head out with no destination in mind and travel the United States!

Suzanne Bergert has been with Van Nostran Young & Associates since 2001. She had thirteen years of insurance experience prior to joining our agency. Suzanne obtained her Property and Casualty License in 2004. Suzanne also handles the Account Receivables and Payables for the agency. She enjoys the outdoors, golfing and traveling.

Denise Reichard
If you had to live on one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? I could live on pizza for the rest of my life!

What book would you recommend reading? The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

If you starred in a sitcom, which one would it be (past or present)? Cheers

Denise Reichard has worked for Van Nostran Young & Associates for 27 years and is a commercial lines account manager. She has one son who will attend Wright State University in the fall and she has enjoyed many years of his high school varsity sports including basketball, baseball, cross country, and football. Her interests include NASCAR racing, camping, the outdoors and spending time with her pets.

Kristin (Toth) Elliott
Who is one of your favorite teachers from K-12 and why? Mr. Reese. He taught 12th grade psychology at Hoover High School. He taught me to think about what causes us to do the things we do and to see things from another's perspective. His experiments on our behaviors were eye-opening and inspired me to major in Psychology in college.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be and what would you talk about? I would go to dinner with ABC's the Super Nanny, Jo Frost, so that she can prep me for parenting and what not to do to my kids!

Kristin Elliott has been working for Van Nostran Young since she graduated from Kent State University in 2003. She began as the receptionist and upon obtaining her agent's license in 2004, she is now a Personal Lines account representative. Kristin assists in quoting, answering questions and submitting claims. She is now married and starting a family.

Julie Spitale-McCallister
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I'd love to travel to Italy to learn more about my Italian heritage, and of course – to eat!

Describe yourself in three words. Honest, compassionate and optimistic.

Who do you admire and why? My grandmother. I always referred to my grandmother as an angel when she was alive, but she truly was an angel on earth. She spent her whole life caring for others and never felt sorry for herself, but did so with a smile. I know it was hard, but I can only hope to be as loving and understanding as she was.

Julie Spitale-McCallister is a Property and Casualty Specialist in the Van Nostran Young Hartville office. She has been a member of the Van Nostran Young family since 2008. She is a graduate of Hoover High School and University of Akron with a degree in Public Relations. Julie and her husband have two sons, Cayce and Carter. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and playing golf.

Matt Ankerman
If you could ask one person one question, who would you ask and what would your question be? James Madison: If you could make any changes to the constitution today what would it be?

What's your favorite movie of all time?
Best in Show

What three things would you take to a deserted island?
Beach Umbrella
Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide
Radio to listen to Kentucky Sports Radio

Matt Ankerman is a fully licensed Professional Insurance Agent, and has been with Van Nostran Young & Associates since November 2015. Prior to being an agent, Matt worked as an Account Manager with Northern Trust Bank in Chicago. Despite being originally from Ohio, Matt is an avid University of Kentucky sports fan. Matt graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2007 with a degree in Business Management. Outside of work Matt is enjoys running and attending sporting events with friends and family.