Our Team

John Kegarise — President

• Began his insurance career in 1971 upon graduating from Messiah College

• Holds the CPCU (Charter Property and Casualty Underwriter) designation from The American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters Inc.

• Holds CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation from the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors

• Enjoys spending time with his wife (Mim), family, and grandchildren

• Is an avid reader, outdoorsman, and Steelers fan

• Is a volunteer at his church, Penn Township, and Manheim Downtown Development Corp

• Loves Turkey Hill peanut butter flavored ice cream

• Would like to have dinner with Condoleezza Rice


Chris Vogt – VP, Director of Operations

• Received a Masters in Engineering at Ohio State and a MBA from PSU Harrisburg

• Loves spending time with his wife and 3 children 

• Enjoys working on projects to update their first home

• Lived in Seattle for 3 years, but never once went to Starbucks

• Huge Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns fan




Mim Kegarise – Secretary/Treasurer

• Enjoys the mountains with her husband, John

• Volunteers with the Women’s Ministry at her church

• Loves to read and play word games

• Can often be found spending time with her 8 grandchildren








Christine Evaston – Commercial Account Executive

• Started working at Baron in 2000 and has been in the insurance industry since 1980

• Loves to travel especially to the beach! Frequently visits Wildwood Crest NJ, Myrtle Beach and Florida 

• Enjoys relaxing in the pool and Sunday drives in the 1966 Mustang with her husband

• Has a fondness of animals and enjoys walking and spending time with the family dog

• Looks forward to shopping trips and watching movies with her daughter




Rachel Wiegmann – Commercial Account Executive

• Graduated from Millersville University with a Business Degree

• Has 9 years of Insurance experience

• Enjoys spending time with her family

• Owns 62 pairs of shoes

• Loves to be outside – hiking, biking, kayaking





Alex Mitchell – Personal Lines Account Executive

• Graduated from Cairn University with a Degree in Business Administration

• Loves to spend time with his Wife (Shannon) traveling

• Enjoys learning about new things

• Plays Golf – Played in College

• Volunteers playing drums at his Church ( Harvest Bible Chapel Lancaster)

• Loves the New York Yankees



Beth Kilpatrick – Personal Lines Account Executive

• Began working at Baron Insurance Group in 2011

• Originally from Yardley, PA moved to Lancaster in 1987 and Raised 5 sons with her husband Mark in Manheim Township

• Enjoys traveling to Caribbean Islands or anywhere warm when possible

• Loves spending time with her granddaughter

• Enjoys running and hitting a heavy bag to get an awesome workout before the day starts




Patricia Kline – Office Coordinator

• Originally from Upper Darby, PA; she moved to Lancaster County after graduating from Millersville University with a BS in Biology and relocated to Lititz when she met her husband, Carl.

• New to the Insurance Biz; has worked in a variety of industries including water treatment, teaching, construction, hospice care and industrial batteries.

• Active in the Lititz Woman’s Club.

• Loves spoiling her four granddaughters and her two female Labradors – no wonder her favorite color is pink!

• Enjoys travelling, reading, gardening, trivia contests and working out at the Lititz Rec.



Bernie – Baron Insurance Mascot

• Thankful that Chris and Ellen Vogt rescued him

• Huge fan of tennis…well at least chasing the ball part

• Loves to lay in his LazyBoy recliner in his spare time

• Enjoys making an appearance on the b.i.g. blog to talk about pet-related insurance topics

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