107 Airport Rd. Westerly, RI 02891 (401) 596-0146 service@thorptrainer.com

Our Staff

Howard Thorp, CIC, AAI
President

Phone: (401) 596-0146 Ext: 103
Howard joined the firm in 1990.  Since then, he was named president of Thorp & Trainer in 2004 as well as CEO in 2010. A graduate of The Citadel, Howard is very active in the insurance industry as well as the community.  He serves on the board of directors of The Independent Insurance Agents of RI as President Elect, and is also Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee, and is President of Stand Up For Animals.

Neil Thorp, CIC, AAI
Treasurer & Chairman

Phone: (401) 596-0146 Ext: 102

Elizabeth Trebisacci
Agency Manager, VP
Phone: (401) 596-0146 Ext: 101
Elizabeth has over 26 years of experience in the insurance industry, and has worked in several different capacities since joining Thorp & Trainer.  Having served as Account Manager for both personal and commericlal lines, she has extensive knowledge of insurance products and services.  She was promoted to Agency Manager, Vice President and is also Corporate Secretary to the Board of Director’s.  Elizabeth directs the preparation of all financial documentation, as well as managing the day to day procedures for all Thorp & Trainer clients.  In addition, she also handles all administrative functions of the company.  An active member of Certified Professional Insurance Women (CPIW) for many years, Elizabeth has also served on the Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island Convention Committee.

Sarah Lassor, AAI, AINS, CPIA
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Phone: (401) 596-0146 Ext: 114
Sarah joined Thorp & Trainer in 2002 as an account manager. Sarah holds the INS as well as the Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) designations for Personal Insurance and is a member of the Young Agents.

Hope Mitchell, AAI
Personal Lines Account Manager

Phone: (401) 596-0146 Ext: 108
Hope joined the Thorp & Trainer team in 2001 holding  positions as receptionist/processor, and now as personal lines account manager. She has been an active member of Deborah Chapter #9 Order of Eastern Star for 25 years and is a member of the Masonic Foundation. In addition, she has been on the advisory board for Westerly Assembly #7 International Order for the Rainbow for Girls for 10 years and currently holds the position of Senior Treasurer. She was also a den pack leader for cub scouts.

Nicole Storm, ACSR
Personal Lines Account Manager
Phone: (401) 596-0146 Ext: 106

Nicole is a Personal Lines Account Manager and has been with Thorp & Trainer since 2010. Her focus is on tailoring personal lines insurance programs. Nicole previously was our Administrative Assistant and has extensive customer service experience. She maintains a Rhode Island Insurance Producer license and has received her designation of Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR). Nicole resides in Westerly with her husband and their two daughters where she is an active member in the Elementary and Middle School’s PTO as well as a Westerly Pee-Wee Cheerleading Coach.

Pamela Gersbeck
Personal Lines Account Manager
Phone: (401) 596-0146 Ext: 105

Lucas J. Arnold, AAI, CPIA
Account Executive 

Phone: (401) 596-0146 Ext: 118
Luke joined the Thorp & Trainer team in 2010, assuming the role of Account Executive. With professional expertise in commercial lines insurance, Luke holds a B.S. in Accounting from Salve Regina University. He has over 6 1/2 years of insurance experience, having previously served as a Commercial Lines Manager. Luke has also received his designation of Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI), and currently serves on the committee for the Young Insurance Agents of Rhode Island.

Samantha Brancato
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (401) 596-0146 Ext: 104

Amy DiSpirito
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (401) 596-0146 Ext: 104

Kenneth Gaspar
IT Director

Phone: (401) 596-0146 Ext: 111