The Team

Customer service and technology for the insurance industry are demanding, highly specialized fields. At WaterStreet, we understand the value you place on real-life industry training and experience. That’s why our people are recognized front-runners in their professions.

Gregg Barrett
President and Chairman

Mr. Barrett founded the WaterStreet Company in 2000. More than two decades earlier, he launched National Flood Services, working with the Federal Insurance Administration and the National Flood Insurance Program on regulatory and write-your-own arrangement issues. In 1994, he joined Bankers Insurance Group and, as executive vice president of sales and marketing, increased nationwide sales from $92 to $490 million in less than four years. Later he developed products and relationships as an insurance consultant for municipalities, and coordinated the homeowners take-out process from the Florida Wind Underwriting Association and the Joint Underwriting Association for a Florida insurance company. He holds a B.S. in comprehensive accounting and is a certified public accountant.

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Carol Barton
Vice President, Marketing and Business Development

Before joining WaterStreet, Ms. Barton served as an enterprise account manager for Hewlett-Packard, where her clients included Key Financial Corporation and Progressive Insurance Company. Her primary responsibility was matching customer needs to HP offerings. Earlier, she was an engagement manager for Infosys Technologies, managing a $10 million account for Mellon Financial Corporation and a $40-million portfolio of services for Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to Infosys, Carol was the director of marketing and business consulting for Fiserv, Inc., a business analyst for Mellon Bank’s Strategic Planning Division, and a consultant for Deloitte. Ms. Barton holds a B.A. in business and communications, and an M.S. in management and technology.

Nathan DeSpain
Manager, Business Analysts

Mr. DeSpain started his professional career in tourism where he started a parasailing company. The company grew from two to five employees in the first seasons. By the end of the third season of operations, he sold the company to explore opportunities in project / program management. Nathan joined an economic development organization and was tasked with managing a multimillion dollar SBA grant. The grant funded the formation of a company intended to assist manufacturing companies contract with the Department of Defense. While forming and developing the company, he focused on software necessary to operate it which resulted in an interest in software development. He then pursued technical training in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and SQL. Since joining WaterStreet as a Business Analyst, Nathan has been promoted to oversee the Business Analyst function and manage the team. Mr. DeSpain earned a B.S. in Business Administration at Lewis-Clark State College.

Adam Ford
Manager, Technical Services

Mr. Ford designs, builds, and manages the networks and systems that keep WaterStreet’s business running.  Before joining WaterStreet, he managed the network and systems for Sprocket CMMS in Bigfork, Montana. In addition to conducting online research and frequently attending technology conferences to stay current with new technology, He has earned his CCNA, A+, Network+, and VMware certifications.

Kelly King
Chief Financial Officer and Director

Mr. King has rejoined WaterStreet Company, having been employed there from 2010 to 2013. He joined WaterStreet after being a client when he was CFO of Edison Insurance Company. Kelly was a Co-Founder, shareholder, and CFO of Edison Insurance Company. Edison grew to over 30,000 homeowners’ policies and $50 million of premiums prior to its acquisition. Mr. King also co-founded Coral Insurance Company in 2003 and served as its CFO for two years. As a Partner with Tatum CFO Partners, LLC, Kelly served as a financial consultant to three Florida property insurance companies. Prior to these positions, he was CFO for Insurance Management Solutions Group (“IMSG”), CFO/CAO for Bankers Insurance Group of Florida, Controller for Integon P&C Group, senior analyst and manager at A.M. Best Company, and analyst at NAC Re Corporation.

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Lisa Lunday
Manager, Customer Service

At WaterStreet, Ms. Lunday is responsible for agency management, policy administration, and staff supervision. Before joining WaterStreet, she supervised the Homeowners Department at National Flood Services, where she handled employee relations, key client management, policy processing, and call-center operations. Earlier, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Company, she helped establish the office’s first subrogation unit. She served as a volunteer CAT team member during the 1993 “storm of the century” and Hurricanes Andrew and Opal. Ms. Lunday majored in managerial accounting, and holds a Montana property, casualty, and surety license as well as Florida and Louisiana non-residence licenses.

Jerry Nothstine
Infrastructure Architect

In 1989, Mr. Nothstine began his career in the Aerospace industry as a developer in FORTRAN. He then transitioned to telecommunications as an application developer in C++ and Java. He left telecommunications after four years and began writing software for the banking industry. For 17 years, he programmed projects in JAVA and C# and became a system architect. As a systems architect, Jerry used various project and communications tools to efficiently transform the organization’s architecture. He also rewrote the user interface to extend its intuitiveness and the user experience. Mr. Nothstine then successfully orchestrated a project to rewrite the complete server architecture. The re-architected infrastructure was more dynamic and flexible and it enabled the organization to increase its volume. This project lead to an expanded role at the corporate level to research and implement new products and tools that eventually were incorporated into the corporate infrastructure and were mandated for use throughout the organization. This resulted in a corporate-wide improvement in the development process. Jerry continues to research the market searching for tools and processes to improve architecture, process and quality of code. At WaterStreet, he guides all of our architecture initiatives. Mr. Nothstine earned a BA in Mathematics and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado.

Melanie Padron
Director, Corporate Communications and Training

Before joining WaterStreet, Ms. Padron handled agent and policyholder communications for Bankers Insurance Group. At Bankers, she also created marketing campaigns for P&C flood, homeowners, non-standard auto, and commercial lines, and contributed articles to national trade publications. Before joining Bankers, she tracked insurance trends and market conditions as a market analyst. Earlier, as a sales representative, she marketed P&C products to independent insurance agents, conducted client training, and taught continuing education workshops. She majored in English, and holds a Texas P&C license, a Florida non-residence license, and an associate’s certificate in insurance services from the Insurance Institute of America.

Jeanne Rosenberry
Director, Systems Analysis and Program Management

Before joining WaterStreet, Ms. Rosenberry was a personal lines manager and agent for Tool & Easter Insurance in Missoula, Montana, where she hired and trained other agents and sold insurance for personal lines carriers. Earlier, she gained systems and insurance experience at Safeco Insurance Company, working in structured testing and system analysis, and advancing to coordinator and business systems analyst roles. She also helped develop a system for tracking errant-youth restitution and work hours for Youth Court Services of Flathead County, Montana Ms. Rosenberry holds agency management and personal lines certificates from the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, and has been a National Association of Securities Dealers registered securities representative.

Duane Schrade
Director, Systems Services

At WaterStreet, Mr. Schrade develops and maintains enterprise Internet applications, hosted Web and SQL servers, and technology infrastructure. Before joining WaterStreet, he led the technology department at City Service, Inc., managing technology decisions, budgets, and computer network configuration and maintenance. Earlier he served as an applications analyst at Bankers Insurance Group, where he designed and developed application modules for flood zone determinations. He also developed communication software modules for transmitted ASCII files with the Telepathy serial communication library for Clipper, as well as for PC software applications in CA-Clipper 5.2 for more than 3,000 insurance agencies nationwide. He holds a B.S. in computer science. Duane is proficient in MS Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Internet Information Services, MS Office, Telerik, Active Reports, Izenda Reporting, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. He is experienced in SQL Server databases and the ASP.NET, C#, Visual Basic, and T-SQL languages.

Bernadette Johnson
Software Development Manager

Before joining WaterStreet, Ms. Johnson was a Senior Software Development Manager for OpenPath Services at D+H in Portland, Oregon. During her 22 years with D+H, she held multiple software engineering positions within software development and release management. In her role as Senior Development Manager, she was responsible for the design, creation, implementation and maintenance of shared services used by multiple D+H products.

Bernadette currently manages the WaterStreet software developers. She is responsible for staffing and managing the development cycle and is very passionate about streamlining business processes and automation. Over the last year, the team has fully automated all deployments and they continue to work on automated testing efforts.

Bernadette attended Montana Tech of the University of Montana where she received a Bachelor of Science in computer science and a minor in management/finance. She is a certified scrum master, an experienced software developer with advanced knowledge of numerous programming languages and platforms, and a dedicated, detail-oriented leader who enjoys learning all aspects of learning and business.