The Zebra Content Team

Meet our expert insurance writers and reviewers

Why you can trust The Zebra

The Zebra partners with some of the companies we write about. However, our content is written and reviewed by an independent team of editors and licensed agents. Reference our data methodology and learn more about how we make money.

The Zebra's expert insurance writers

Our team of staff writers isn't just skilled in penning insightful articles—they're insurance experts holding professional licenses and boasting years of collective experience in the industry. Each writer brings a unique blend of in-depth knowledge and practical expertise, making complex insurance topics accessible and engaging for our readers.

To discover more about their diverse backgrounds and the valuable contributions they make to The Zebra, please review the detailed list below.

Renata Balasco - Content Specialist
Renata Balasco
Senior Content Specialist

Renata is a licensed insurance professional and content strategist responsible for creating home and auto insurance guides for The Zebra...

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Kristine Lee
Kristine Lee
Senior Analyst

Kristine is a licensed insurance agent who joined The Zebra in 2019 as an in-house content researcher and writer.

She is an authority on all things insurance and covers the ins and outs of auto, home, life and renters insurance...

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Ava Lynch
Ava Lynch

Ava joined The Zebra as a writer and licensed insurance agent in 2016. She now works as a senior analyst, providing insights and data analysis as one of The Zebra's property and casualty insurance experts...

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Ross Martin
Ross Martin

Ross joined The Zebra as a writer and researcher in 2019. He specializes in writing insurance content to help shoppers make informed decisions...

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Susan Meyer
Susan Meyer
Senior Editorial Manager

Susan is a licensed insurance agent and has worked as a writer and editor for over 10 years across a number of industries...

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Beth Swanson
Beth Swanson
Content Specialist

Beth joined The Zebra in 2022 as an Associate Content Strategist. She is a licensed insurance agent whose goal is to make insurance content easy to read and comprehend...

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Expert insurance reviewers

At The Zebra, the integrity and accuracy of our content are upheld by our esteemed in-house insurance agency review team. Our reviewers are not just experts; they are passionate advocates for consumer education, leveraging their extensive industry experience to ensure that every piece of content we publish is both informative and meticulously accurate. 


Katie Gold
Katie Gold
Head of Agency

Katie has worked in the insurance industry for more than 12 years. She started her career in claims with Allstate Insurance, but with a background in sales, quickly moved to the agency side...

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Nathan Foster
Nathan Foster
Senior Agency Trainer

Nathan is an insurance professional with a focus on creating positive customer experiences with more than 10 years of industry experience. Nathan trains multiple teams of licensed insurance professionals in auto and home insurance...

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Nicholas Fernandez
Senior Manager of Agency
With over 6 years of industry experience spanning commercial and personal insurance lines, Nicholas is a dedicated insurance professional lending his knowledge...

The Zebra's content contributors

The Zebra delivers content across a broad spectrum of topics, supported by talented professional writers. Each writer brings fresh insights and specialized knowledge, ensuring our content is as diverse as it is informative. Explore the profiles of our esteemed contributors below.

Bob Phillips

Bob Phillips is a personal finance writer whose expertise in insurance and investments has been developed through over fifteen years...

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Editorial policy

The Zebra aims to provide the highest quality insurance guides on the internet. Our content teams are composed of experienced editors and licensed insurance agents and experts whose focus is to create unbiased, comprehensive and accurate resources that help insurance shoppers. 

While we do partner with a number of insurance companies, we maintain complete editorial independence. Our evaluations of our partners' products are entirely our own. As The Zebra is an insurance marketplace, we are not tied to any one insurance company, allowing us to provide unbiased reviews and trustworthy guidance rooted in data and expertise.

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Frequently asked questions— our experts

At The Zebra, we are committed to delivering the most current and relevant insurance information. Our editorial team continuously monitors the industry for any significant changes, trends, or updates, ensuring that our content reflects the latest insights within days of their occurrence. Additionally, our rates and comparisons are updated in real-time thanks to our dynamic data sources, providing you with the most accurate information at any moment.

We welcome your inquiries and interest in our content. If you have specific questions or need further details about a topic, please feel free to reach out directly to our team at

We are always on the lookout for knowledgeable individuals who can add depth and perspective to our content. If you have experience in insurance, particularly with a background in writing or a license in property and casualty insurance, we would love to hear from you. Prospective contributors are encouraged to reach out via email at to discuss opportunities with our content manager.

Each piece of content offered by expert input is thoroughly reviewed and approved by the contributors themselves to ensure accuracy and authenticity. Additionally, we always credit our experts, acknowledging their contributions prominently within our content.

About The Zebra

The Zebra is not an insurance company. We publish data-backed, expert-reviewed resources to help consumers make more informed insurance decisions.

  • The Zebra’s insurance content is written and reviewed for accuracy by licensed insurance agents.
  • The Zebra’s insurance editorial content is not subject to review or alteration by insurance companies or partners.
  • The Zebra’s editorial team operates independently of the company’s partnerships and commercialization interests, publishing unbiased information for consumer benefit.
  • The auto insurance rates published on The Zebra’s pages are based on a comprehensive analysis of car insurance pricing data, evaluating more than 83 million insurance rates from across the United States.