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Meet Our Professionals: Brian Stevens, Producer

When did you join OIG?

Spring 2017

Tell us about yourself.

I taught and coached teenagers for 14 years, so I am not afraid of anyone. I also worked as a fly fishing guide and shop manager for seven summers. I have been an insurance agent for three years, and it’s been a pleasure to blend my passions for guiding and the outdoors with my profession.

What’s your first memory of the outdoors?

Family camping trips all over Wisconsin, where it was okay to stay dirty all day and cook everything over the fire.

What outdoor activities do you participate in today? What’s your favorite?

I still keep my fly rod ready to go in my car, and I have started competitive running, but my favorite activity is just getting out to the mountains with my wife and sons, age 7 and 10.

Any other interesting hobbies?

I have been a vocalist for 35 years. I toured all over Britain with a boy choir at age 11. Nowadays I only have time for the church choir and rare karaoke outings.

What do you like about your job?

I am no longer rigging rods for guide trips, but I help enable people all over the US to turn their passions into businesses, and I get to teach a little every day.

What makes you good at your job?

A desire to know details, curiosity about my clients’ visions for their businesses, and undying patience honed by years of teaching, coaching, and parent-teacher conferences.

What advice would you give to clients about the importance of insurance?

Insurance should help set you free, not be a burden. Imagine doing what you love for a living, without having to look over your shoulder for the next disaster.

Why should outdoor activities businesses come to OIG?

We live what we insure. We have seen the outdoors/leisure industry as both professionals and clients. From staying at B&Bs and lodges to hunting, paddling, hiking, fishing, surfing, camping, riding, and shooting, there’s going to be somebody in our office who has experienced what each client wants to offer. Whether they run a walking tour of New York City or an electric paddleboard tour of Maui, we’ve been there.

With insurance expertise, OIG insurers cover all the business insurance aspects of risk and offer free consultations to new businesses or those interested in updating their outdoor insurance plans.

If you’re an outdoor business owner looking to purchase, renew, or update an Outdoor Recreation Insurance or Outdoor Adventure Insurance plan, call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808. Our agents will get you the most out of your specific insurance strategy with the most cost effective plan.

Outdoor Recreation Insurance Experts at OIG Encourage Guides to Follow a Healthy Lifestyle

Outdoor Recreation Insurance and Outdoor Adventure Insurance experts at Outdoor Insurance Group help minimize risks associated with running outdoor sporting businesses in a broad range of activities from hunting to surfing with tailor made insurance strategies.

But what about health risks that can jeopardize the long term viability of an outdoor business? Living a healthy lifestyle will strengthen your physical and mental tenacity and lay the groundwork for maintaining good health in later years. Stay healthy and you’ll keep your business going strong. There are simple steps that all of us can take to build up our stamina and help steer clear of illnesses and disease.

Here are 10 tips for optimizing your health:

  • Follow a diet of lean proteins and whole grains and include several servings of fruit and vegetables daily.
  • Add omega-3 essential fatty acids to your diet by eating fish, free range omega-3 eggs, fish oil or flaxseed oil, walnuts. Research more of the options for omega-3 sources.
  • Opt for healthier natural sweeteners like honey, stevia and agave nectar in place of sugar and avoid salt
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Try choosing lower calorie cooking methods like grilling or steaming over frying. Use olive oil instead of butter in your meal preparation.
  • Limit caffeine intake.
  • Take a multi-vitamin supplement daily.
  • Try to incorporate some physical activity into your schedule every day.
  • Be sure to get enough sleep. Medical professionals recommend 7-8 hours.
  • Avoid smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and junk food.
  • Be sure to make regular visits to the doctor and dentist for thorough checkups at least once a year.

Being healthy can have a direct impact on the health of your business in the short and long term. It’s easy if you make small changes to your lifestyle and keep it up going forward. By following a healthy diet, getting the proper amount of sleep and eliminating bad habits, you should notice health benefits within weeks and feel better.

Outdoor Insurance Group offers outdoor recreation insurance and outdoor adventure insurance to adventure outfits including hunting, fishing, surfing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, camping and ATV tours and more. With insurance expertise, OIG insurers cover all the business insurance aspects of risk and offer free consultations to new businesses or those interested in updating their outdoor insurance plans.

If you’re a guide looking to purchase, renew, or update an Outdoor Recreation Insurance or Outdoor Adventure Insurance plan, call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808. Our agents have personal experience in all outdoor sporting activities to get you the most out of your specific insurance strategy with the most cost effective plan.

Outdoor Recreation Insurance Experts at OIG See Growth in The Business With Education

Outdoor Recreation Insurance and Outdoor Adventure Insurance clients at Outdoor Insurance Group have grown exponentially, leading OIG to anticipate more growth in outdoor activity businesses ahead. Wikipedia highlights an interesting twist. Relatively new on the scene are educational programs designed to accommodate the increasing interest in outdoor businesses.

Outdoor Insurance Group offers outdoor recreation insurance and outdoor adventure insurance to adventure outfits including hunting, fishing, surfing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, camping and ATV tours and more. With insurance expertise, OIG insurers coverall the business insurance aspects of risk and offer free consultations to new businesses or interested in updating their outdoor insurance plans.

As a matter of interest pointing toward industry growth, a few universities now give degrees in adventure recreation, which focus on running businesses in the field. Basic courses needed for any business, such as accounting, are required to obtain a degree. OIG believes the importance of good insurance strategies to be an important part of heading up an outdoor recreation business. On the physical end, university outdoor recreation programs are offering indoor rock climbing walls, equipment rental, ropes courses and trip programming.

If you’re a guides looking to purchase, renew, or update an Outdoor Recreation Insurance or Outdoor Adventure Insurance plan, call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808. Our agents have personal experience in all outdoor sporting activities to get you the most out of your specific insurance strategy with the most cost effective plan.

Fishing Guide Insurance Experts at Outdoor Insurance Group Recommend Starting The Season With an Insurance Review

If you’re a professional guide, now is the time to take inventory of your insurance needs.  Letting the professionals do a review of your insurance to get you ready for the busy season ahead is a good start.  Outdoor Insurance Group helps get many fishing guides ready with free consultations. Take advantage of the opportunity to have one of our experts review your insurance to see where you may need more coverage, and, more importantly, where you may be able to save some money.  OIG insurance plans are tailored to match each guide’s specialty and needs.  No two customers are alike so no two plans are alike.  Whatever your specialty or location, protecting your business is a top priority for us.  Because we know insurance and we know you’re business, we know what’s most important to manage your risks.

There is a big difference between fly fishing and deep sea fishing. The right insurance plan takes into account all specifics related to the sport. Fishing guides are always at risk of personal injury.  In addition, you need to cover yourself for risk related to loss of business related to weather conditions and costly equipment damage. For boat trips, liability and physical damage to your boat called Hull Coverage, is a necessity offered by Outdoor Insurance Group.  Your OIG insurance expert will be sure that your fishing guide insurance level is specific to your category from boats to walk and wade trips, to float tubes, kayaks, paddle boards and more.

With a growing business serving fishing guides from Alaska to Florida, Outdoor Insurance Group assures all of its fishing guide insurance clients that the right coverage is low cost and easily obtainable with a quick and simple application process.  Certificates for Government and other licensing agencies are free and OIG will mail the certifications to the offices on your behalf if requested.  You can also rely on your insurance representative to gather all approved forms for US Forest Service and US National Parks and all other licensing agencies.  Call today (888) 683-7808.

Dude Ranch Insurance and Guest Ranch Insurance are Specialties at Outdoor Insurance Group

Saddle Up A Policy That’s Perfect For You.  Outdoor Insurance Group specializes in Outdoor Recreation Insurance and Outdoor Adventure Insurance.  As one of our specialties, we provide dude ranch insurance and guest ranch insurance for hundreds of clients nationwide.  It’s no surprise mixing guests with livestock can present certain insurance challenges. Protection is needed for general liabilities arising from the use of horses and cattle as well as other specialty activities offered. Property values can be high and the property is likely to be unprotected from fire exposures. OIG secures coverage for the use of autos to transport guests, and for workers’ compensation for ranch employees.

If you operate a successful ranch, don’t be a victim of a policy that’s not tailored specifically to your needs. OIG understands the outdoors and the liabilities it creates.  OIG has been providing excellent policies at reasonable rates to outdoor business owners for years. Our experienced staff and network of partnering insurance companies means you’ll get the best price on a policy that meets your business’s needs exactly. Call today to see how OIG can provide the coverage you need at a price you can afford. The call is free, the quote is no-hassle and our coverage and service are the best in the business.  For your dude ranch insurance or guest ranch insurance, call (888) 683-7808.

Outdoor Insurance Group’s Outdoor Recreation Insurance Protects; The U.S. Forest Service Prepares!

If you’re a guide, Outdoor Insurance Group handles all of your outdoor adventure insurance and outdoor recreation insurance needs. We also look to experts for all helpful information regarding outdoor health and safety and are happy to share what we find.

For general outdoor safety the U.S. Forest Service provides a list of things to carry on your hiking, and camping adventures. Why not keep this list handy and refer to it every time you venture outdoors…

Pack the “Essentials” and be prepared for minor injuries, sudden weather changes or delays.

  • Candle
  • Clothing (always bring something warm, extra socks, and rain gear)
  • Compass
  • First aid kit
  • Food (bring extra)
  • Flashlight
  • Foil (to use as a cup or signaling device)
  • Hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Map
  • Nylon filament
  • Pocket knife
  • Pocket mirror (to use as a signaling device)
  • Prescription glasses (an extra pair)
  • Prescription medications for ongoing medical conditions
  • Radio with batteries
  • Space blanket or a piece of plastic (to use for warmth or shelter)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Trash bag (makes an adequate poncho)
  • Water
  • Waterproof matches or matches in a waterproof tin
  • Water purification tablets
  • Whistle (to scare off animals or to use as a signaling device)

Outdoor Insurance Group offers outdoor recreation insurance and outdoor adventure insurance to adventure outfits including hunting, fishing, surfing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, camping and ATV tours and more. All agents have personal experience in these sporting areas to get you the most out of your insurance policy with the most cost effective plan.

Outfitters and guides looking to purchase, renew, or update an outdoor adventure insurance or outdoor recreation insurance plan are invited to call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808.

ATV insurance is serious business. Choose OIG.

The experts at Outdoor Insurance Group, nationwide specialists in outdoor recreation insurance and outdoor adventure insurance, know that the outdoors is a serious place to do business, big business. The Global All-Terrain Vehicle Market is huge in outdoor adventure, with size estimated to be over 6 billion dollars in 2016 and demand predicted to cross 1 million units by 2024 according to Global Market Insights. They say North America is expected to make up 50% of the all-terrain vehicle market share by 2024 due to the trend toward more extensive usage in areas including agricultural lands, forestry and mountains. Use is growing in many sporting areas as well, including recreation, hunting, and racing. So it’s extremely important for ATV Tour Guides, ATV Operator, ATV rental providers or other ATV-related businesses to position themselves for the growth ahead.

Choosing Outdoor Insurance Group, an insurance provider that really speaks your language, is an important part of preparing for future business growth. OIG has many years of experience writing outdoor insurance policies that provide the perfect balance of coverage and cost. We have access to numerous insurance companies across the country, so you’ll get a policy that fits your business needs as well as your budget. Call today to see how OIG can transfer your risks and save you money. The call is free, the quote is no-hassle and our coverage and service are the best in the business.

Outdoor Insurance Group offers outdoor recreation insurance and outdoor adventure insurance to a range of adventure outfits including hunting, fishing, surfing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and more. All agents have personal experience in these sporting areas to get you the most out of your insurance policy with the most cost effective plan. ATV related businesses looking to purchase, renew, or update an outdoor adventure insurance or outdoor recreation insurance plan are invited to call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808.

It’s Time for New Camping Insurance and RV Park Insurance Client Needs Assessments at Outdoor Insurance Group

Across the country RV enthusiasts are getting their vehicles geared up to hit the road for summer vacations. All of our RV Park Insurance and Campground insurance customers are ready to capitalize on the busy season ahead.

Owners and operators of RV parks and campgrounds have specific insurance requirements that can vary by state. If you’re covered through an insurance company that doesn’t specialize in outdoor insurance, you might be exposed to unwanted risk. You might also be paying too much and not getting specialized coverages available in today’s market. OIG’s experts have been in the outdoor insurance business for years. We understand your needs and really speak your language. Find out if you can increase your coverage without additional cost, or replace an out-of-date policy today. It’s free, it’s easy and it could save you a bundle.

Outdoor Insurance Group offers outdoor recreation insurance and outdoor adventure insurance to adventure outfits including hunting, fishing, surfing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, ATV tours and more. All agents have personal experience in these sporting areas to get you the most out of your insurance policy with the most cost effective plan. Outfitters and guides looking to purchase, renew, or update an outdoor adventure insurance or outdoor recreation insurance plan are invited to call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808.

Outdoor Adventure Insurance and Outdoor Recreation Insurance Specialists at OIG Tout Social Benefits of Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities offer participants positive effects both short and long term, whether they are children or adults. As insurers to adventure outfits including hunting, fishing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, and ATV tours, OIG hears about benefits every day. Our clients see people who participate in their outdoor activities develop a more positive attitude. By challenging themselves in a natural environment, they build independence and self-confidence. And group activities can promote interpersonal and social skills, such as social communication skills and teamwork.

Outdoor recreation provides an opportunity to increase quality of life and promote social interaction in a healthy environment. Using a professional guide for activities can help you get the most out of every experience. If you’re a guides looking to purchase, renew, or update an Outdoor Recreation Insurance or Outdoor Adventure Insurance plan, call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808.

In Outdoor Recreation Insurance and Outdoor Adventure Insurance Professionalism Makes a Difference. Visit Outdoor Insurance Group at oigcorp.com.

Outdoor Insurance Group, which offers outdoor recreation insurance and outdoor adventure insurance to recreation outfits nationwide, is staffed with insurance professionals who know the outdoors. And they know the business. We pride themselves on providing excellent customer service to all our customers.

Meet Expert Cyndi Dewey
Receptionist and Hunt Lease Program Coordinator

Tell us about yourself.

I am a Colorado native and spent most of my “growing up years” in Steamboat Springs, CO. I went to college in Rangely, CO, and majored in Dental Hygiene. The last 10 years I have had one or both feet in the world of insurance. I have 2 grown children, one in PA and one in HI, with 5 grandchildren between the 2 families. My husband, Roger, and I will celebrate 49 years of marriage in August.

What’s your first memory of the outdoors?

Probably my first memory of an outdoor activity, besides feeding the chickens and cows, is picking asparagus along the ditches with my mom and sisters. My first camping trip was when I was 3 and I remember it rained most of the time we were there!

What outdoor activities do you participate in today? What’s your favorite?

Most of our outdoor activity now consists of hiking. I like to walk the trails near our home which usually have some wildlife (waterfowl, fox and coyote) to see.

Any other interesting hobbies not necessarily related to outdoors?

I love to knit, crotchet and work on projects with my grandkids when they are around. I recently got my instructor certification for teaching water aerobics – my favorite form of regular exercise.

How long have you been at OIG?

I have worked at OIG since 2009.

What do you like about your job?

I enjoy the team I work with — a great group of people who are all dedicated to doing a good job but also know how to have a good laugh!

What makes you good at your job?

I am a detail oriented person and enjoy being helpful, whether to other employees or customers.

What advice would you give to clients about the importance of insurance?

In today’s world, you can’t afford NOT to have insurance.

Why should outdoor activities businesses come to OIG?

I feel that the staff and ownership of this company all have a good understanding and a love of outdoor activities and are very knowledgeable about what different businesses insurance needs might be. One type policy doesn’t fit all insurance needs.

Come meet all of our employees today. Outdoor Insurance Group offers outdoor recreation insurance and outdoor adventure insurance to adventure outfits including hunting, fishing, surfing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, camping and ATV tours and more. Our agents have personal experience in these sporting areas to get you the most out of your insurance policy with the most cost effective plan. As we gear up to handle insurance for the upcoming busy seasons, outfitters and guides looking to purchase, renew, or update an outdoor adventure insurance or outdoor recreation insurance plan are invited to call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808.