Meet Our Team

Art Janes

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Art started Art Janes Insurance back in 1962. His vision was to provide South Hillsborough County with an insurance agency they could trust. Art has seen his vision grow into a reality.


Art Janes Insurance is the oldest and largest agency in what is now called South Shore. Art Janes Insurance serves several thousand personal lines clients in and around the Hillsborough County area. In 1988, Art saw the community was in need of an insurance agency that specialized in commercial insurance so he started Gulf Coast Commercial Insurance, which not only serves the business needs of our local community, but also serves clients all over the State of Florida and several out of state clients.

John Yoho

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John Yoho, principal Commercial Agent for Gulf Coast Commercial Insurance, started as a school music teacher. After being exposed to the business of insurance from a family member in 1985, he decided to make it his life’s calling. John prides himself on keeping abreast of all the latest potential pitfalls that confront the business owner on a daily basis, and is conversant with all applicable methods to avoid, minimize and transfer risk. He holds the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor, a comprehensive and on-going certification which requires annual schooling. John has been a CIC since 1990.

Becky Leonard

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Becky is the daughter of Art Janes and has been with Art Janes Insurance for 20 years. She specializes in personal lines preparing quotes, explaining coverage, making changes, writing policies, setting up claims and talking with marketing reps.

Courtney Fabian

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Courtney works with Kathy Williams & John Yoho as the CSR for Gulf Coast Commercial Insurance. She is a graduate of Hillsborough Community College with a degree in Nursing, which she practiced for 6 years. After taking a step back from healthcare, she joined the team at GCCI in 2017. Courtney is currently enrolled in school to obtain an advanced degree in Biology. She takes pride in helping clients by providing the best customer service. She assists policyholders with new and existing policies as well as submitting policy changes and claims.

Myda Goff

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Myda has over 20 years of administrative and customer service experience. Prior to joining Art Janes Insurance, Myda has held positions in the healthcare and construction industries. She is excited to put her years of experience to work servicing our customers’ insurance needs. 


Myda lives in Wimauma with her spouse and 4 children. In their free time they like to boat, ride their 4 wheeler and side by side, and spending time with friends.

Wesley Janes

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Wesley began his insurance career in 1979, helping new and existing Personal Lines clients find the right coverage for their needs. After earning his Certified Insurance Counselor’s Designation in 1992, he began working more closely with Commercial Clients. He now oversees the day-to-day operations of both Art Janes Insurance and our Commercial Agency, Gulf Coast Commercial Insurance.

Shelley Perinovic

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Shelley has been with Art Janes Insurance, Inc. for over 21 years specializing in personal lines. She assists new clients and current policyholders in preparing quotes and writing new policies as well as explaining coverages, making changes and scheduling claims.

Kathy Williams

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Kathy first entered the insurance industry in 1977, as a customer service representative for Best Insurance Agency, right here in Sun City Center. She soon learned how to offer clients the coverage they needed and during her tenure at Best became a fully-licensed general lines agent.


In 1990, an excellent opportunity arose for her to join the Art Janes Insurance Organization, in our old office on Rickenbacker Drive. Our primary focus was insurance for individuals and families, but a portion of our practice was devoted to insuring local businesses. In 2001, another opportunity arose, (within our organization), and she decided to devote herself exclusively to the commercial side of our business, joining forces with John Yoho in the service, care and maintenance of our valued commercial clients.


Kathy is currently active in our local business community, maintaining active roles in the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, South Shore Chamber of Commerce and the Riverview Chamber of Commerce. Please call at your convenience for a complimentary review of your program of corporate protection! Hope to hear from you soon.

Ashley Janes Melnick

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Ashley is a licensed General Lines agent. She has extensive experience in business development, sales and social media marketing. She currently lives in Ruskin with her husband Shane and 3 pups and has 2 kids, Kate and Chase. She loves to fish, boat, paddle board and travel.

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