Meet our insurance agency, insurances for everyone

Ridgemont is a locally owned. Independent insurance agency providing group health benefits, business insurance and personal insurance. As a team, we work effortlessly to provide a solution to your insurance needs. As a client, be assured that every detail of your business will receive the utmost diligent attention. We pride ourselves in excellent customer service and feel that responsiveness is an indicator of quality. It is our job and pleasure to stay on top of your insurance needs, every day and in every way.

Jeffrey Breen

Jeff brings over 20 years of experience to Ridgemont, Inc. with a background primarily in Life Accident and Health Insurance. He specializes in cultivating new relationships by partnering with businesses and advising them on what they can do to deliver the highest value possible for all their insurance needs. Jeff supports Ridgemont Inc’s goal of exceeding our customer’s expectations by bringing a wealth of experience and effectively using his strengths and knowledge to work successfully with his client’s best interest in mind. Jeff is a graduate from West Virginia University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance. In addition to his undergraduate degree, Jeff is licensed in Life and Health in NY and NJ along with Property & Casualty in NY. Jeff is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of NY (iiabny). Jeff has been a resident of Dutchess County for the past 11 years, prior to moving to the Hudson Valley Jeff resided in Pa, WV and NJ. He loves spending time with his family; his twin daughters, Hannah and Kate keep him on his toes and busy with their involvement in Tae Kwon Do, dance and softball. In Jeff’s spare time, he enjoys projects around the house, watching college football; let’s go Mountaineers!

Danielle Dongo

Account Executive
Danielle comes to Ridgemont Inc with 15 years or customer service experience. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Human Resources from Western Connecticut State University. Danielle serves as a licensed life and health agent and manages the office. Her and her husband, Johel, are staying busy raising 2 kids; Joey and Gabriella at their home in Dutchess County. In her spare time, you can find her cheering her kids on at ice hockey, dance or baseball. Other favorite pastimes include ‘glamping’ with her family, spending quality time with friends and family and being a part of her local church.

Jeremy Schokman

Sales Manager
Jeremy is a Marist College Graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He is a licensed broker in Life and Health and Property and Casualty. Jeremy started in the Insurance business in 1994. He gained his experience by working for a major carrier for 7 years. After that, he went on to have his own agency, with his partner, from 2001 – 2009. Jeremy has lived & worked in the Hudson Valley a majority of his life.