Meet the Bloggers



Jennie Adamczyk is the receptionist at Ross Insurance Agency. She has also just taken over as our Social Media Director! She lives in Holyoke wither her husband of 16 years, Jeremy, and their two teenage children; Jack and Abbie. She loves to cook, sing and entertain family and friends!



Maureen Ross O’Connell is a partner at Ross Insurance and has been associated with the agency since 1978.  She is the mother of two girls and grandmother to one grandson, Lucas. She is an active Rotarian and in her free time she loves to golf.



Guest Bloggers

KAREN BLANCHARD is the Executive Director of Providence Ministries in Holyoke and a graduate of Springfield College (MS). She has worked for the non-profit agency for almost 24 years. She is not only a proud member of the Holyoke Rotary Club, but is also an honorary board member for the Volleyball Hall of Fame. In her free time she runs her own pet sitting business, likes to travel, drive fast cars, work out at the gym, play softball, golf, pool, and enjoys watching baseball, football, and hockey.

Stacy Kowalchuk is a guest blogger for Ross Insurance Agency. Stacy works full-time as Social Media Manager for Trupanion, an international pet health insurance company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. In her free time, Stacy loves to bake, write for her personal dog blog and cupcake blog, shop, and go hiking with friends, always accompanied by her rescue dog, Ellie.



Laura Morris is a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her business, Run Your Health, is designed to help people identify and reach their health goals using Isagenix. She is the mother to a childhood cancer survivor and a hockey player. Her hobbies include giving back to Baystate Children’s Hospital and Running for Griffins Friends. She graduated from Umass Amherst Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2002. You can check out her website.


0_0_0_0_250_217_csupload_65555015Kate O’DonnellPaper City Fitness Owner and Founder. Kate has taught many different types of fitness classes including Pilates, Boot Camps, INSANITY®, Turbo Kick® and Zumba®. Drawing upon this experience has helped  to create a Zumba® class like no other! The idea for Paper City Fitness was born from the realization that many people might never feel comfortable in a traditional gym setting or dance studio. We sought to shatter the perceptions of what fitness looks like and prove that ANYONE can get healthy and happy!