Meet Our Team

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.
- Gould Insurance

Team Members


Matt Sherrill, CIC


Hired: 1995

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.

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Lynne Brillard, CIC

Commercial Lines Manager

Hired: 1984

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.

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Christine Amenta

Commercial Lines Advisor

Hired: 2011

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.

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Shelley Toland, CIC&CISR

Personal Lines Manager

Hired: 1987

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.

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Juliann Sherrill

Personal Lines Advisor

Hired: 2011

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!

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Jennifer Stevens

Personal Lines Advisor

Hired: 2017

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.

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Chrissy Mason

Personal Lines Advisor

Hired: 1998

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.

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Fran McEvoy

Commercial Lines Advisor

Hired 2021

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.

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