Miriam Avery, CSFS

  • Employee Benefits Consultant and Advisor with over 20 years experience
  • Certified Self-Funding Specialist
  • Multiple Award-Winning Leader in the Insurance Industry
  • Long Term Care Consultant

Miriam began her career in employee benefits marketing the Yellowstone Community Health Plan for St. Vincent Hospital in the mid 1990’s.  She worked as an Employee Benefits Advisor and Consultant in progressively larger firms over the ensuing years.  She finally left the world of large firms as Vice-President, Consultant, and Shareholder in January 2017 and opened Miriam Avery Insurance Agency, Inc. This agency is built on the foundation of her belief that personal relationships matter, understanding and placing the needs of the client first is of utmost importance.

Consistent with this belief, Miriam spends a great deal of her time working in the Billings community on causes close to her heart.  Since 2015 she has been a member of the YWCA Board of Directors, an organization dedicated to saving and changing lives, offering a hand up rather than a hand out, and focusing on projects which enhance the future of the women in the community.

Miriam is a first generation Cuban-American.  Originally from New Jersey, she enjoyed a successful career in real estate and had the opportunity to live in Singapore before moving to Billings nearly 30 years ago.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from MSU-B in 1996 with multiple awards including Outstanding Senior and the Wall Street Journal Award.

Racquel Kaelberer
Business Manager

  • Property Casualty Specialist
  • Personal/Commercial Lines
  • Licensed in all lines with 21 years experience

Racquel began her insurance career  in 2000 working in all lines of insurance. While Racquel is a Montana Native- she discovered her love for the LSU Tigers while living down south. It was living in Monroe, Louisiana that first introduced Racquel to the world of insurance. Living in Louisiana enhanced her natural southern charm.

While in Louisiana Racquel faced many diverse challenges working through hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Gustav. A quick study she found her niche, taking great care of her clients. After enjoying many years in the south Racquel found her way back home. Racquel joined Miriam Avery Insurance Agency in the Summer of 2020.

Racquel enjoys spending time at the ranch, a tennis match, or a good ole college football game. Racquel has also spent many years fundraising and volunteering in her community through various organizations.  People come first with Racquel, and she is always eager to lend a helping hand. She is loved by her family, friends, colleagues–and of course her clients!

Maggie Chandler, PLCS
Account Coordinator

  • Property Casualty Specialist
  • Personal/Commercial Lines
  • Licensed in all lines with 6 years experience

Maggie began her insurance career in 2015 following her graduation from MSU Billings. Maggie has many years of experience in personal and small commercial lines following over a decade in the hospitality and human service industries. Maggie loves navigating the complicated insurance world for her clients.

As a Montana native- Maggie has a passion for hiking and wildlife. Maggie also enjoys green thumbing year-round.

Maggie stays active in her community volunteering at CASA and keeping up with her 4 children, husband and pets.