Jonathan Geissler January 24, 2020 No Comments

Warwick, NY | Seely & Durland Insurance is excited to welcome its newest members of the SDI Family, Micaela Gandarinho and Samantha Tamburelli.

Micaela GandarinhoAfter spending several years in her home country of Portugal, Micaela moved back to New Jersey where she served as a Customer Service Representative for Luso Americano, a Portuguese-American newspaper and print service company.  She also worked as Title Searcher for Independent Search Title Company and Palm Coast Abstract and Title Company, as well as Secretary for several different organizations.  Micaela now joins Seely & Durland Insurance as their new Director of First Impressions, its first point of contact for all clients and partners.

“Starting my insurance career at this age is terrifying, but I’m excited to have an opportunity to do something I truly enjoy,” said Micaela.  “Helping others is the best joy you will ever achieve.”

Micaela is especially well-traveled.  As much of her family resides in Europe, she has traveled to Portugal, Spain, and Germany, among other countries, and, as a result, developed multilingualism which has served her well when working with non-English-speaking clients.

In 2010, Micaela met her Husband, Victor, in Portugal.  They married in 2012, before moving to central New Jersey.  In March of 2019, Micaela and Victor purchased their first home, relocating to Hewitt, New Jersey, where they currently reside with their cat, Fiona, and their dog, Maya.

Samantha TamburelliSamantha also joins the Seely & Durland team as its new Commercial Lines Assistant.  Born and raised in Warwick, Sam attended Orange County Community College and culinary school at C-Tech, before plying her trade at St. Anthony Community Hospital as the E.R. Registrar and as Admitting Clerk for nearly five years.  For six years, she served as Manager at Caffe a la Mode before joining La Piazza and Grappa Ristorante.

Samantha enjoys to travel and spend time her time with family, friends, and her dogs – who she considers her family as well!  As Seely & Durland’s Commercial Lines Assistant, Samantha is excited to continue learning the ins and outs of the insurance industry while helping to serve commercial clients and offer them the best possible service and protection.

Since their founding in 1934, Seely & Durland Insurance has become an industry leader by serving as a local partner with world-class insurance solutions. As a Trusted Choice, Best Practices independent agency, they provide customers with a wide range of coverages and carriers to match their specific needs. A trusted part of the community for four generations, they have helped thousands of individuals, families, and businesses in Warwick, Greenwood Lake, Florida, Goshen, Pine Island, Middletown, Chester, Monroe, Newburgh, Orange County, and throughout the Hudson Valley and Tri-State Area get the protection they need and the personal service and attention they deserve. For more information on Seely & Durland Insurance, please call 845-986-1177 or visit their website at



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Warwick Valley Dispatch

The Warwick Advertiser (publication pending)