Dustin Helmenstine, Founder

President of SYEIP

Current position: Account Executive – ARMR.Net

Graduated from: University of Wisconsin

Favorite types of accounts: CPL/Professional and EIL

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, hiking. Anything outdoors

Fun fact: I have raised pheasants for over 5 years

Colleen Firlotte


Markel start date: November 2015

Prior to current position: Underwriter Trainee,

Markel University

Graduated from: The University of Akron

Favorite types of accounts: Site pollution, 

unsupported excess, and managing our CPL portal

on markelonline.com

Hobbies: Cooking new recipes, interior decorating,

weekend getaways, and learning about wine!

Fun fact: I’m a triplet.

Sarah Brown


Current position: Environmental Underwriter – Great American Insurance Group

Graduated from: Keene State College

Favorite types of accounts: CPLs, Tanks, PLL

Hobbies: River monitoring, hiking, camping

Fun fact: My favorite place to travel is South Africa


“Sarah Brown currently serves as an Environmental Underwriter where she assesses pollution risks and provides clients with environmental liability coverage and risk management. In this role, she is responsible for writing millions of dollars worth of premium and insurance limits. Sarah has a passion for environmental issues. She is a permanent volunteer for the Charles River Water Association where she collects and monitors river conditions in order to determine river trends and fluctuations over time. Previously, Sarah has performed multiple field studies in order to determine pollution sources in the Liesbeek and Ashuelot Rivers. Sarah has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Keene State College with a focus in hydrology and geography.”


Our Amazing Committee Members

The Backbone of Our Organization

We couldn’t do half of what we do here at SYEIP if it wasn’t for our awesome staff. In addition to committee members, we also have mentors, instructors, service providers, and many other expert individuals who help us thank you for everything!