About Jackson Insurance®

Trusted insurance broker specializing in helping you protect your insurance needs from personal to commercial and more in Colorado and 31+ states.

We are a broker so you wont be

What a wonderful group of people to work with. I can't even say enough good things about them. Absolutely the best!

Stephanie Smeltzer | ★★★★★ Google Review

Why Jackson Insurance?

  1. Established in 1991, serving all of Colorado and 31 states.
  2. Save hundreds on your insurance today! 
  3. Being an independent agency means that we can “shop the market” and find the best insurance value for your individual needs.

Our Philosophy

Jackson Insurance is dedicated to providing competitive pricing without sacrificing or compromising the true needs of our customers, our agency, or the insurance companies that we represent. We strive to have a strong relationship with each and every customer. We service our customers’ needs in a timely and effective manner and project a constant willingness to accommodate everyone’s individual needs, recognizing the value of their satisfaction. Our efforts are directed toward providing the proper insurance programs to our clients through the coordinated efforts of our staff and the many A-rated insurance companies we represent.

Meet Our Team

Erika Gelwicks

Owner & Office Manager

Erika is a Colorado native and second-generation insurance agent/small business owner. Erika has been in the insurance industry for 15 years and is a licensed property and casualty agent. Erika has a strong passion for helping others and being a resource to educate customers to help them decide what best fits their needs. Erika loves encouraging the team and ensuring exceptional customer service from everyone at Jackson Insurance. The foundational roots that Jackson Insurance established from her dad (Dave Jackson) continue to be a top priority as a small family business.

In her free time, Erika enjoys making memories with her husband Jake and their 4 dogs. From outdoor adventures like camping, boating, riding side x sides, and fishing to spending quality time with family, she is always keeping busy at work and out of the office.

Erika looks forward to continuing to follow in her dad’s footsteps with the agency and helping you with your insurance needs.

Dennise Jackson


Dennise has been doing admin for Jackson Insurance since her husband, Dave Jackson, started the agency in 1991. Dennise often works behind the scenes of the agency but also helps with servicing and other agency needs. She has a caring personality and is a great asset to the agency.


In her free time, Dennise enjoys spending time with her husband Dave, her 3 dogs, camping, riding UTV’s, and spending time with her family including her 2 kids and 1 granddaughter. Dennise is also a cancer survivor!

Jake Gelwicks

Commercial Specialist

Jake is an Illinois native but moved to Colorado when he was 11. He is the commercial lines specialist and has a background that includes machinist, automotive, welding and custom woodworking. Jake is a licensed property and casualty agent who enjoys connecting with other business owners and building relationships. Jake is Erika’s husband and enjoys being part of a dynamic team in the family business.

When Jake is not at the office you can find him camping, boating, hunting, or making other memories with his wife and dogs.

Whether you are looking for a general liability policy, commercial property, bond or any other type of commercial policy, Jake is eager to get you taken care of.

Mollie Freeman

Personal Lines Manager

Mollie started in insurance several years ago, quite unexpectedly, and loved it from the beginning. She is licensed in property/casualty and life/health, though her specialty is personal lines. This includes home, auto, landlord dwelling, renters, motorcycles and more.

The best part of insurance for Mollie is the people she works with and those she is able to help. She loves finding just the right solutions for clients’ situations and helping them to save on their insurance expenses. She is passionate about sharing helpful information and educating customers.

Mollie’s degree is in fine arts and she and her husband have been highly active in the local art scene in Loveland and Norther Colorado for many years. Mollie has painted 4 transformer boxes in Loveland with the Transformations project and has participated in multiple local art exhibits. Knowing the Loveland community has been a plus working at Jackson Insurance, too!
Mollie has raised five children and now has 2 adorable grandkids. She also loves animals, including the dogs that hang out at Jackson’s office. It is her pleasure to assist you and your family with insurance.

John DeCrescenzo


John is a Fort Collins native and is a licensed insurance agent. He loves helping customers understand coverages and connecting with people. You can always count on John to brighten your day with his kindness and bubbly personality.

John spent 14 years in MMA and several years competing at a professional level. His character its proven in his outstanding work ethic and determination.

In John’s spare time he enjoys coaching MMA, spending time with his friends, family and two dogs. John also has multiple reptiles from tortoises to black throat monitors.

“I look forward to helping you with all of your insurance needs and building long-lasting relationships!” – John

Renee Freeman


Renee is so happy to be part of the team here at Jackson. She has transitioned from another customer service industry to insurance. Renee has over 5 years of customer service and management experience. She loves working with people and making a positive impact on someone else’s day. You will often find Renee answering the phones, greeting customers with a warm welcoming smile, and taking care of other insurance servicing needs. Outside of work, her family and friends, music and dance are her biggest passions.
Renee is also a very talented songwriter, singer, and hip-hop dancer who has recorded multiple songs and teaches hip-hop classes on the side.


Office Mascot

Remi is one of Jake and Erika’s dogs who you can often find on her lounge chair in Erika’s office or greeting customers with love. She loves that we can offer pet insurance and encourages everyone to inquire about making sure their fur babies are also insured.

Outside of the office, Remi’s favorite activities include playing with her brother/sisters(3 yellow labs), boating and trail riding on her mom’s lap.

Dave Jackson


Dave Jackson is the founder of Jackson Insurance Agency Inc. He established the company in 1991 and he has molded the agency to include family and build relationships with customers. Dave’s daughter, Erika (Jackson) Gelwicks, has now been placed in her fathers’ footsteps after 15 years of working under Dave to operate the agency and Dave is now retired. Dave does stop in from time to time and is still in communication as Jackson Insurance will always hold value to him. Dave’s hobbies include his collector cars, riding sidexsides and camping with family and friends, spending time with his wife Dennise, 2 kids, 1 granddaughter and dogs.

Jackson Insurance® Reviews

Heath Reid
Heath Reid
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Very helpful. Started going here when Dave was in house. His family has taken over and continue to offer superb customer service. They offer several options for insurance companies. When I had a unique need, they didn't know the answer. Instead of making something up or having me do the research, Jake did research with the insurance provider for me. Hard to find that kind of service, thank you!
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Erika and the team took GREAT care of all our insurance needs. She saved us over $1,100.00 per year by combining our home and auto and we received better coverage on both policies. I would highly recommend their services to my family and my friends, or anybody who wants GREAT customer service and to save money on their policies. Thanks again Erika for the positive experience!
Shelley Leingang
Shelley Leingang
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Dave Jackson has been our insurance agent for 15 + years. Erika is my “go to” person now. She and everyone at Jackson Insurance are exceptional to work with. We truly feel like they take care of us. I like knowing that I can call and talk to person right away rather than going thru an 800# and pushing a lot of buttons just to leave a message. From the receptionist on up, at Jackson Insurance, I am always treated respectfully and receive great customer service from their knowledgeable, professional staff. I always speak highly of Jackson Insurance and recommend them every change I get.