Meet the Team

“We have quite the history – dating back to the 1930’s – and a fantastic solutions team keep the engine running like brand new!”

Gould Insurance Massachusetts

Matt Sherrill, CIC
Agency Owner

Gould Insurance Massachusetts

Meet the Team

And a bit of their history

Matt Sherrill, CIC
Matt Sherrill, CICOwner
Matt enjoys spending weekends at camp, fishing on his boat.

He is most relaxed when restoring old cars. He’s a certified scuba diver. To unwind he loves to head out on his Harley and just wander on the back roads.

He’s a dad to a son Sam and a daughter Juliann (yes, the same Juliann that works here too!). After 20+ years at Gould Insurance he recently became the owner.

Do NOT go near his recliner…that is his chair! Unless you’re his dog. He also has worked at Apple Crest Orchard for years & can still identify an apple by its taste.

Lynne Brillard, CIC
Lynne Brillard, CICCommercial Lines Manager
A proud mother of 2 kids, a son & a daughter, and grandmother of 3 super cute grandkids. She loves Country music, chardonnay & motorcycle rides. Will try any food once like alligator, snails & sea urchins.

She’s completed 5 crazy 200 mile relays including late nights & early mornings with her Reach the Beach team.

She completed her 1st marathon, the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington DC.

Always jumping at the chance to get away and explore. She recently visited Florida, Nashville, Toronto, Vegas & Memphis.

Christine Amenta
Christine AmentaCommercial Lines Advisor
On her time off she & her husband love to head north in the camper. She is a proud mom of her puppy Lilly. Christine is originally from MA but has lived in NH for 15 years now.

She is involved in diabetes research & raising awareness.

She went to school for fashion merchandising.

Back in the day she was a hostess at The York Steak House in Methuen, MA!

Christine’s first concert was REO Speedwagon and loves classic rock.

Shelley Toland, CIC & CISR
Shelley Toland, CIC & CISRPersonal Lines Manager
Crazy proud mom of a perfect 9 year old son. (She was told she’d never have kids…surprise!)

Hubby is a full time musician so has a drum set in her laundry room & guitars in her living room.

She’s a huge Disney nut. She visits Disney World annually and had a 2nd job working part-time at the Disney Store in the mall for 5 years.

She has a godson that has Cystic Fibrosis and she fights every day to help find a cure. Shelley is currently the Treasure for Team Trevor.

Grew up in Exeter, NH. She was a cheerleader & class President.She has a wicked fear of flying.

Juliann Sherrill
Juliann SherrillPersonal Lines Advisor
She loves fishing, 4 wheelin’, & bonfires with friends. Spends almost every weekend at the family camp on Lovell Lake in NH. She owns 3 trucks. Why have 1 when you can have 3?

She has a dog named Cricket. Cricket is a Treeing Walker Coon Hound and so cute, even when she’s howling!

Started at Gould Insurance as our receptionist & never left.

Her favorite TV show is North Woods Law.

Jennifer Stevens
Jennifer StevensPersonal Lines Advisor
Jenn has a twin sister. Twice the trouble!

She graduated from UConn.

Swimming is her sport. She started at age five and kept going all the way through college.

She loves baseball and is a huge Cleveland Indians fan.

Her son is the love of her life.

She’s the proud auntie to two adorable nephews.

She loves 80’s music, country music & sushi.

Jenn is a thrill ride junky who loves any kind of roller coaster.

Chrissy Mason
Chrissy MasonPersonal Lines Advisor
Met her hubby in 1999 while he was painting our office.

Their home is listed as “The Mason House” on the Historical Register in their town. Total coincidence.

Is a proud Mom of 3 kids, 2 boys & a girl.

Went back to college after a 15 year break to finish her B.A. degree in English. Graduated in 2016 Magnum Cum Laude.

Chrissy thinks she’s the funniest person she knows.

Her favorite TV show is 2½ Men but only with Charlie Sheen!

Her idea of a perfect vacation is a tropical beach.

Has been in Amesbury since 1996 but is originally from Saugus.

Had her first taste of lobster at 2 years old and she still loves it!

Fran McEvoy
Fran McEvoyCommercial Lines Advisor
She was a competitive runner since she was a teenager but was sidelined as an adult thanks to
hip and knee injuries.
Fran is a lover of all animals, even spiders! She once had a trained therapy dog she took to
nursing homes in the area.
She married her husband Walter in 1997 and loves that he does the shopping and the cooking
because she hates shopping.
She’s a total bird nerd, who always has binoculars handy and birdfeeders full of treats.
She & her husband love going out on their boat in their spare time.
Gould Insurance Office – Amesbury, Massachusetts
Gould Insurance Office – Amesbury, Massachusetts

Welcome to Gould Insurance

Gould Insurance has been a family owned and family run business in Amesbury since 1934. Robert “Bud” Gould was running the agency with his son Jay in 1995 when they purchased C.B. Peterson Insurance Agency, also another family owned and run insurance agency in Amesbury. During that merger Matt Sherrill went to work for the Gould family and has proudly been with the agency since 1996. In 2016 Matt purchased Gould Insurance and continues the tradition of caring for all the clients like they were our own family. Our agency, like our tagline states, is “Community Driven – Customer Focused” we proudly support all the amazing non-profit organizations as well as the schools in the greater Amesbury area.

In and around the Merrimack Valley, customers appreciate Gould’s focus on family and community support combined with the highest level of service and knowledge of the insurance industry.

Hear it from our happy customers!

Anyone can say they are the best. We let our customers do the talking.


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Amesbury, MA 01913