Outdoor Sports Insurance is a Horizon Agency program. Established in 1974, Horizon Agency is a leading, industry-respected insurance agency which currently writes approximately $40,000,000 in annual premiums, the majority of which is written for its over 2,500 commercial accounts.

History

Jake Hoeschler, former Olympic skier and attorney, developed Outdoor Sports Insurance in 1988. Today, there are over 2000 shops nationwide in the Program. Jake is an insurance professional who recognized the need for uniformity and special ski shop insurance coverages while working for Steamboat and Winterpark Ski Resorts as Director of Skiing and Special Events. He truly understands the ski and sports industry and your unique insurance needs.

Experience

With over 22 years of program history and more than 2000 businesses insured, we have real-life experience to assess and understand your needs. Our team will design a tailor-made program that gives you the necessary protection and best fits your insurance needs to operate your business securely. We care about our customers and strive to form long-lasting relationships by offering an array of protection options in addition to quality benefits and services.

Meet the OSI Team

Jake Hoeschler J.D.
Principle
(952) 914-7191

Jake, a former World Cup, Olympic and professional skier and attorney developed Outdoor Sports Insurance in 1988. He is one of three owners at Horizon Agency, Inc. Jake is an insurance professional who recognized the need for uniformity and special ski shop insurance coverages while working for Steamboat and Winter Park Ski Resorts as Director of Skiing and Special Events. He truly understands the ski and sports industry and your unique insurance needs.

Rob Martin
Managing Director
(952) 914-7165

Rob is the managing director of the program and has been with Horizon Agency since 1997. Previously, he managed retail ski and outdoor shops in Vail, CO while skiing the slopes as much as possible. He understands every aspect of the program as well as the sports our clients are involved in. With a strong background in risk management and retail business management, Rob runs the daily operations of the program and actively develops new client relationships and is a licensed insurance agent. He is an avid Telemark skier and fly fisherman but spends most of his time away from the office chasing his two young sons with his wife.

Ron Strychar
Marketing Director
(952) 914-7185

Ron joined the Outdoor Sports Insurance team in early 2007 and is a licensed insurance agent. He brought with him a broad and extensive marketing background totaling over twelve years within the hospitality and real estate industries. Ron is often the first point of contact for all new clients to the program and you will find him at industry trade shows throughout the year. His chief responsibilities include new business development, program marketing and software management. Interests include biking, fitness, friends and travel when not in the office.

Tim Scatarella
Vice President
(952) 914-7122

Tim has been with Horizon Agency since 1993 and has been one of the top producers since. Prior experience includes five years of underwriting for an A+ rated insurance carriers. Tim possesses a wealth of experience in all aspects of commercial insurance and holds the C.P.C.U. designation.

Linda Bregel
Account Manager
(952) 914-7133

Linda has been in the insurance industry for over 23 years and came to Horizon Agency in 1994. She is a licensed insurance agent and holds the C.I.S.R. designation. Her daily responsibilities include managing the insurance needs of our clients. Her talent, skills and extensive experience provides a high level of comfort for clients.

Ben Page
Account Manager
(952) 914-7134

Ben has over nine years of experience in the insurance industry and joined the Outdoor Sports Insurance team in 2006 as an account manager. Prior experience includes years with a national insurance broker as well as time at a national carrier. Ben is a licensed insurance agent and continually attends courses and seminars to keep abreast of changes in the insurance industry.

Elaine Burtman
Commercial Lines Claims Coordinator
(952) 914-7151

Elaine has been at Horizon Agency since 1986. Prior experience includes working with an independent adjuster as well as an office administrator for a large national insurance company. Her vast experience, knowledge and expertise totals over 31 years in the insurance industry. Elaine effectively handles all claims including coverage review and liability analysis.