We Are ACT Insurance

About Us

Your craft deserves to be covered. That’s why we created a simple, fast, and easy way for people like you to buy artist and vendor insurance.

We saw the potential to transform the outdated ways of buying insurance and offer affordable event coverage you could buy online. Since then, we’ve continued to innovate the process with instant certificates, year long policies, and customizable coverage options—and you continue to amaze us with the original, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind things you create.

The #1 Insurance Provider for Artists, Crafters, & Tradesmen

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Small Businesses Protected
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Event Partnerships
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Creative Industries Covered

See What Others Are Saying About Us

Artists and crafters give ACT a (nearly) 5 star rating!
4.9/5

4.7/5 stars on Google 

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Insuring Creativity Since 2010

“Create With Confidence”

Our Vision

Strengthen the creative community with coverage you can feel confident about—because when you feel your best, you do your best.

Our Values

Reliability

Integrity

Commitment

Teamwork

Empowerment

Accessibility

Three Things We Believe About Insurance

1

Getting coverage shouldn’t be a hassle.

Our online application saves you time (and money) by getting you instantly insured. Just click, customize, and buy insurance instantly from any device at any time.
2

Policies should be straightforward, not confusing.

Sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re buying the right coverage. Our policies meet most event insurance requirements and help your handcrafted business stay safe online and in stores.
3

The price you pay should be fair and affordable.

We competitively price our policies at a lower cost to you. Why? Because we believe you shouldn’t break the bank for quality coverage. It’s time to save on the protection you need.

Meet Our Team

Daryle Stafford

PRESIDENT & CEO

DARYLE STAFFORD

Daryle believes in high-quality customer service and personal interaction. He’s driven this focus with cutting-edge technology and automated tools. He enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, including volunteering as a coach for his kids’ baseball and softball teams. Once in a blue moon he gets to go play golf.

Brent Waldron, CPA

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

BRENT WALDRON, CPA

Brent brings with him over 20 years of accounting, finance, and executive management experience guiding businesses to financial success. He enjoys playing golf and traveling with his beautiful wife and daughter. Although he graduated from Boise State, he also loves cheering on the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Julie Sheffield

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

JULIE SHEFFIELD

Julie applies her over 13 years of experience in the property management and real estate development sector to this evolving industry. Julie and her husband Mark love to explore new places, ride motor vehicles, play golf, and relax by the pool. She hopes to one day have a miniature cow and horse.

Daniel Steadman, CPCU

VICE PRESIDENT OF UNDERWRITING

DANIEL STEADMAN, CPCU

Daniel began his insurance career as an underwriter for a Fortune 500 national carrier.. Since joining our team, written premiums have more than doubled and loss ratios have dramatically decreased. He enjoys following his favorite sports teams, reading, and spending time with his wife and three young children.

Jason McCaul

VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNOLOGY

JASON MCCAUL

Jason is a diversified leader and has a decade+ experience in marketing and product/project management. He believes in creating a fun and challenging work environment for his teams. His home life involves a lot of sports, whether it’s watching his favorite sports teams or coaching his kids’ football team.

Clint Bishop

VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

CLINT BISHOP

Clint brings more than 10 years of experience leading marketing teams of various sizes in a variety of industries. He is big on culture, big on autonomy, and big on innovation. When he’s not at work, Clint enjoys watching baseball, playing games with his kids, gardening, ATVing, and wrestling his black lab.

Chris Van Leeuwen, CIC

VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

CHRIS VAN LEEUWEN, CIC

Chris is a third-generation insurance professional who owned an agency for 13 years before joining our team. He’s been instrumental in the development and implementation of several national programs and Risk Purchasing Groups. He enjoys travel, cycling, fishing, cooking, and spending time with the family.

Lijana Zabulioniene

DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

LIJANA ZABULIONIENE

Lijana brings more than a decade of experience in technical project management and development. She has led the software development team in delivering innovation, quality, and security. She is an avid traveler and enjoys rock climbing, golfing, hiking, camping, reading, and simply spending time with her family.

Troy Smith

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

TROY SMITH

Troy thrives in building relationships and creating partnerships that benefit events and creative people. He helps orchestrate win-win solutions for organizations and networks. He loves going on vacations with his family and history. He once got the opportunity to hike the remote jungles of Guatemala and take pictures of the pre-classic maya ruins.

BEN BLUHM

PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER

BEN BLUHM

Ben Bluhm entered the world with a camera in one hand, a bagel in the other, and a burning passion for insurance in his heart. As his photographical acumen increased so did his kinship with Pat the Patriot, and his daily prayers began to include pleading cries for victory on the gridiron. When he came of age, his mother said, "Go West, young man, and find your fortune." As so many frontiersmen before him, he set out with a glint in his eye and a skip in his step, eager to stake his claim in the wilderness of the Lord's University.

Brianna Hale

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

BRIANNA HALE

Brianna loves all things creative—writing, photography, cake decorating, and oil painting. She has indulged in the arts since she was a kid, now making a career for herself in creative marketing. Brianna is passionate about helping artists protect their unique works and making insurance something easier to understand. Her work ranges from ads, blogs, emails, and even the stuff you're reading on this very page.

Montana Jackman

DESIGNER

MONTANA JACKMAN

Montana Jackman is the lead UX/UI web and graphic designer for ACT Insurance. Entrenched in music and art, Montana takes deep care to connect to creative, alternative, and hard-to-reach audiences. When he's not designing, he's usually found playing rock music, riding his motorcycle, or painting & scuplting in his studio.

Our Community

We are inspired by the power found in the creative community. Your dedication to inclusion, service, and recognition helps to shape the next generation of artists.

Our goal is to continuously cultivate the communities around us. Over the years we have teamed up with local and global organizations who give back and encourage individuals to support their communities.

Koins for Kenya

U.S. Ukraine Foundation

The Road Home

Toys For Tots
Operation Christmas Child

Youth Future Service Projects

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