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Chris VanTol


Chris VanTol founded the VanTol & Vitelli Insurance Group in 2012. Chris is a lifelong sailor and boater who grew up racing sailboats on the waters of the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair. Over the years Chris has accumulated a resume of racing nationally, on the Florida, East and West coasts, Europe, Bermuda and The Virgin Islands. From 2007 to 2009, Chris was the helmsman for the No. 1-ranked match racing team in the United States. Chris and his team at VanTol Group together have 50+ years of property casualty experience in yacht, marine, high-end home and auto and commercial insurance. Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Detroit and is a member of the Bayview Yacht Club, Detroit Yacht Club and the Detroit Athletic Club.

Sarah Vitelli

Vice President

Raised in Shelby Township, Sarah brings more than 10 years of insurance expertise to VanTol & Vitelli Insurance Group. Previously working for two of the largest Michigan insurance agencies, she specializes in sales and service of personal insurance. When she’s not in the office, Sarah loves to travel with her husband, Mark, spend time with her niece and nephew, and practice yoga. She also enjoys catching a Tigers game at Comerica Park.

Ian Hollerbach


Raised in an entrepreneurial family in the Detroit area, Ian is very much at home in the competitive insurance market where client service is a foundational skill. Ian began competitive sailing at the age of seven, competing at venues around the world. He spends his free time as a certified US Sailing coach and volunteer for several inner-city Detroit school organizations. As a member of Bayview Yacht Club and Detroit Yacht Club, Ian is a presence in the local boating community and a Chairman on the Detroit Regional Yachting Association Executive Committee.

Mary August

Account Manager

Mary grew up in Richmond, MI and graduated from Richmond High School. She has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry. Mary previously worked at one of the largest insurance agencies in Michigan and one of the leading insurance companies in the country. When she is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family, following her favorite Detroit sports teams, and going out on her boat.

Kathie Gilbert

Customer Service

Raised in Shelby Township and a graduate of Oakland University, Kathie originally joined the agency in the spring of 2019.
Kathie specializes in the sales and service of personal lines insurance.
When not in the office, Kathie stays active traveling and participating in Michigan activities such as golf and snowboarding.