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Meet Our Team

Kevin Baker
Agency Owner

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A Chico native, Kevin attended Pleasant Valley High (Go PV!) and then graduated from Chico State University with a degree in Business Administration. Kevin Baker has been helping people find affordable insurance coverage while protecting them from life’s uncertainties for over 20 years. When he is not helping people find the coverage they need or find solutions to the risks they face in their day to day lives, he is spending quality time with his family, playing the guitar, enjoying a good game of golf or planning to restore his ‘69, El Camino, he’s had since he was 16 years old.

Christie Cruikshank
Licensed Sales Professional

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Christie Cruikshank joined our team in 2005, after relocating from the beautiful Sierra Mountain Range in Alta, CA. She served as our receptionist for a short time, then jumped right into getting her property/casualty and life licenses. In 2013 we honored her abilities with an award for Outstanding Customer Service. Christie is committed to ongoing learning and recently graduated from an accredited life and retirement course offered through The American College in Northbrook, IL . Christie views insurance as her way of offering risk management and peace of mind. She loves what she does and cares about the families we serve. When you come by the office be prepared to smile because of her infectious laugh.

Destry Trede
Licensed Sales Professional

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Destry Trede started working for the Baker & Baker Agency in fall of 2015. He originally planned on getting into programming and working for a big tech company but realized his genuine passion is working with people. His father was employed by an agency in Red Bluff for 30+ years and knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Some of his biggest hobbies and interests are gaming, building PC’s and of course Star Wars. Destry also loves spending time with his family, hunting and golfing.

“I couldn’t be happier than I am working with such great and caring people.” -Destry Trede

Maggie Kennedy
Office Manager

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Maggie Kennedy started with Allstate in 1986 after moving to Chico. She was looking for a new auto insurance and within six months later was hired at the local office. Initially, Maggie wanted to become a teacher but decided at the end that it was not her calling. However, she enjoys the training and education aspect of her job which includes onboarding new employees and educating clients. Then, she moved to Paradise 10 years ago and started working in our Paradise office about eight years ago. Maggie loves living and working in Paradise and serving our clients here on The Ridge.  Although we’ve grown in the last 30 years, she still feels like we’re family, serving family.  

“I am happy to be part of this agency, and I’m here to help you protect what is important to you.” -Maggie   

Kelsey Stoltenberg
Sales Support

Kelsey recently joined our agency in February 2017. She currently attends California State University, Chico where she is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies.

As one of the first voices you hear on the phone and the first face you see in the office, Kelsey find it a pleasure getting to know everyone first hand.

“Working here has been such a blessing because as a student so far away from home it can get tough sometimes, but being able to work in such a welcoming environment and getting to spend most of my days with this amazing Baker & Baker family has made it a lot easier!” – Kelsey

When not in the office, Kelsey enjoys spending her time with her friends, talking to her family back home, and binge watching the many television series provided on Netflix.

Allison Duncan