Meet The Staff

Robert BlakeleyRobert Blakeley
     (Owner-Agent) - Email Rob

            Rob is a Lake County native with over 25 years of experience in the Insurance Industry. He started his insurance career with MetLife’s Ocala office offering Life, Health and Investment products. He left MetLife to pursue an ownership opportunity as an Allstate Exclusive Agency with an office located in Summerfield due to the growth of The Villages. In 2002 He opened his first truly Independent Insurance Agency in Leesburg, allowing him to focus his energies on the needs of his clients instead of the desires of a single company. Now with a second office in Mt. Dora, Rob and his staff can offer comprehensive insurance advice and products to all of Central Florida and beyond. Rob and his wife Leigh have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys attending college football games in The Swamp (Go Gators), spending time at the beach with his family and pursuing his newest hobby, flying general aviation airplanes.

Laraine McDonaldLaraine McDonald
     (Agent - Leesburg) - Email Laraine

            Laraine has worked for the Robert Blakeley Insurance Agency since 2006. She too is a Florida native and is originally from Jacksonville where she worked for Prudential for 35 years. After retiring from the operations side of the insurance business, Laraine obtained her Property and Casualty Insurance License in 2002. In 2006 she moved to Leesburg and in 2015 to the Villages where she resides with her Rhodesian Ridgeback Jake. Laraine has 2 children and 1 grandchild. She enjoys golf, yoga, gardening and spending time with friends in The Villages.

Dawn VaughnDawn Vaughn
      (Customer Service – Leesburg) - Email Dawn

            Dawn has worked for the Robert Blakeley Insurance Agency since 2012. She recently obtained her license as a Customer Service Representative. Dawn, her husband Bill and their 2 children moved to Florida in 2006 from Reading, Michigan where she raised Quarter Horses, Hereford cows and AKC registered Boxers. Dawn loves the outdoors and enjoys spending time with her family, including her 3 grandchildren, especially if it involves hunting or riding her Harley. Dawn doesn't seem to miss those Michigan winters much.

Tina GoodwinTina Goodwin
      (Agent – Mount Dora) - Email Tina

            Tina is a native Floridian with over 20 years of experience in the overall real estate industry. Her career has included the real estate, title, mortgage and insurance industries giving a well rounded overlook on the entire process. She has worked for the Robert Blakeley Insurance Agency since 2015. She enjoys music and is an avid runner, having begun running marathons around Central Florida.

LeAnna FonsecaLeAnna Fonseca
      (Agent – Leesburg) - Email LeAnna

            LeAnna joined the Robert Blakeley Insurance Agency in February 2019. She recently moved here from Eugene, Oregon where she had been licensed for six years and has transferred to Florida and now lives in Clermont with her husband Alec. Prior to insurance she has a bit of experience in food, technical, banking and construction industries. LeAnna is a huge Oregon Ducks football fan, she is a big Harry Potter fan and loves going to Universal Studios. She also likes to get to the beach to collect shells to turn into an art project or jewelry. She has 3 grown boys, one who is in the Navy and another about to join, and also has 1 fur baby that gets a lot of attention.

Kathy JenkinsKathy Jenkins
      (Customer Service – Leesburg) - Email Kathy

            Kathy is a Florida native who moved from the Space Coast to Central Florida 6 years ago. She recently moved to the Leesburg area in 2019 and joined Robert Blakeley Insurance in 2020. She has many years of experience in the banking and mortgage industry. Kathy has 3 children, graduating from FSU, USF and one currently attending USF. She enjoys spending time on her boat, home improvements, walks on the beach and visits with her family and friends as often as possible.

Sue HughesSue Hughes
      (Customer Service – Leesburg) - Email Sue

            Sue recently joined the Robert Blakeley Agency in January of 2020, after being retired for 13 years. Previously she worked 30 years in customer service at the Moog Employees Federal Credit Union in East Aurora, N.Y. After retiring in 2007, she and her husband of 53 years, Al moved to Leesburg, FL to be closer to her Mom and step-dad. They are proud parents of son, Christopher and daughter, Jennifer and grandparents of 4 granddaughters. Sue enjoys community paddling with the local Dragon Boat Club and aqua jogging in the pool, knitting for the grandkids and being her husband's bowling cheer leader.