Janelle Peter’s father, Jerry Schmeider, started his agency back in 1979. With an insurance education from the best, Janelle was able to take over the reins in 2013 and continue her father’s legacy in the insurance industry.

Our agents strive for excellent customer satisfaction and want to provide our clients with a listening ear. At Peters Insurance, we will be there for you to assist you when you have a claim and will walk you through the process step by step. Please meet our staff:

Janelle PetersJanelle Peters, the Principal agent and business owner, previously worked for her father, Jerry Schmeider, for 14 years before taking over the agency in July of 2013. With a Masters from George Mason University, she will happily service your Property & Casualty or Life and Health policy with a smile. When she is not working she is either playing with her toddler, jogging or snowboarding the West Coast.

 Heather O’Neil is a licensed P&C insurance agent who joined our team in October of 2017 after moving here from Lima, Ohio where she worked in insurance for 3 years. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Northwestern Ohio where she played volleyball.   Her dog Cooper is her “baby”.


Dan Johnson has lived in NOVA since 1992 and have worked in insurance since 2000.  Dan is licensed to sell and service Property and Casualty Insurance as well as Life Insurance.  When he’s not working he enjoy spending time with his family and watching sports.  Go CAPS!

Helen Lee is a P&C and Life and Health agent that can wow you with her service. Her fun loving demeanor and smiling face keep us all upbeat at the office.  Helen has 3 kids and loves fashion and having fun with her family.

Nichole PelletierNichole Pelletier Nichole is an experienced P&C, and Life and Health insurance agent who has worked with the agency since 2012. She is studying Social Sciences at George Mason, and when she isn’t working hard for Peters Insurance, loves hiking, cooking, and traveling the world.

Lee Harris is our agency’s Junior Customer Service Representative. She recently graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University. Outside of work, she enjoys photography, cooking and nature. She is always happy to take your phone call and help answer your questions.