Proud father of two beautiful children Nicholas and Gabrielle, avid gardner and outdoors person, President
Dino is the President of Advanced American Financial LLC. He is licensed in Property & Casualty and Health & life insurance. Dino has been licensed in insurance since 1984 when he started his career with Bankers Life and Casualty. He has his LUTCF designation. He founded Advanced American Financial LLC in 1994.
Dino cherishes his family and friends. He is a devout Christian. His favorite book to read is the Bible. He also enjoys spending time with his children and watching UConn Men’s and Women’s basketball. Growing vegetables and spending time outdoors camping, hiking, biking, and kayaking is how he fills the rest of his free time.
Avid cook, Mom of two daughters (one of which is Melissa Antonucci), aunt of Dino DiGirolamo, and Insurance Specialist
Lorraine has been with Advanced American since our beginning in 1994. She has her Property & Casualty License and a Life & Health License. She has been an insurance specialist for 36 years. She also held her series 6 with her prior employer. In addition to cooking, Lorraine enjoys a good suspense novel and working in her rose garden.
Mom, Book lover, and Insurance Specialist
Kathy joined Advanced American in 1998. She has her Property & Casualty license. She works with both personal and commercial lines insurance. Kathy earned her Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2006 and her Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist certificate in 2010. Kathy is a wife and a mom to three amazing boys and when she isn’t spending time with them she enjoys playing with her dog, reading a good book and touring the Connecticut Wine Trail with Maria and anyone else who wants to join her. She also enjoys going on adventures big and small.
Kathy was a Boy Scout leader for 12 years and after that she volunteered at the Wallingford Homeless Shelter and was on the board of directors of the Wallingford Dream Foundation. She currently enjoys volunteering at Masters Manna in Wallingford.
Mom, Giants fan, and Insurance Specialist
Maria has worked for Advanced American since 2001. She is a mother of four and married to her best friend, Tim. She has her license in Property & Casualty and specializes in personal lines insurance. In her free time she enjoys being manager for her son's football team, traveling, and touring the Connecticut Wine Trail. She is also an avid NY Giants fan, and attended a game for the first time in MetLife stadium this past season with her family.
Giants fan, golfer, and Insurance Specialist
Tim joined our office in 2012 as a licensed Property & Casualty specialist primarily servicing commercial insurance policies. He attended the Hartford School of Insurance where he attained his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist designation. He is the oldest of Maria’s four children and roots for the Giants with her as well. Tim enjoys going to the gym and will never shy away from a good round of golf. When the weather is nice you can be sure to find him relaxing on the beach enjoying the sun.
Mom, Classic Rock fan, Office Assistant
Christine is our Licensing coordinator and office assistant. She is a married mom of 3 who enjoys spending her free time with her family, reading and working on puzzles. Since childhood, she has had a passion for music. She enjoys going to concerts and listening to what is now known as “Classic Rock”. Before coming to work for Advanced American in 2009 she was a stay at home mom for 10 years. Christine enjoyed volunteering in her children’s school as the library helper, classroom mother and being chaperon for field trips. Christine also taught religious education for 7 years.
YankeesfFan, Beatles fan, and Bookkeeper
Deb is a lifelong Yankees fan who loves baseball, The Beatles, music and books. She is very involved in her church and is a member of the Endowment Fund Committee as well as a past Vice President of the Board of Trustees. Deb joined Advanced American in 2013. She has over 20 years of accounting experience and enjoys crunching the numbers.
Student, animal lover, Office Assistant
Gabrielle, daughter of Dino, graduated Cum laude from Southern Connecticut State University with her bachelors in Marketing. She joined Advanced American in 2014 as an office assistant and now has her Property and Casualty license. In her free time she enjoys going to the gym and relaxing on the beach. She is also a passionate animal lover and volunteers weekly at local shelters.
Mom, concert lover, and Insurance Specialist
Melissa is our office manager and has been with Advanced American since 2002. She has her Life and Health and Property and Casualty licenses. Melissa specializes in Life, Health, and Disability Insurance. She is a mother of two girls. Melissa is a big fan of the 80’s band Bon Jovi and enjoys traveling to different places to watch them perform. When she is not traveling around for a concert, she enjoys entertaining family and friends at home. Her favorite time is spent with her family and her very lovable chocolate Labrador.
Adria Torcellini is located in the Carolinas and provides insurance services
nationwide for large businesses, as well as DBE/SBE firms. Adria has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and has nearly 20 years of experience working in the manufacturing and construction industry. Her specialties include business property and liability, fleet equipment, and surety bonding for the design-build industry.
Linda joined Advanced American in 2016 as an office assistant. She is a mom of 2 grown boys and enjoys spending time traveling, going to the beach, taking daytrip excursions and going on long walks with her Chesapeake Bay retriever. Having 2 chefs in the family, (husband and son) they are huge foodies and love to explore different restaurants and entertain at home.