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Mike Thomas 

Co-Founder

Mike is the agency principal of Lighthouse Insurance Services and brings almost 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He is a proud graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School. Mike is also an avid Terps fan, having graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS degree in Accounting.

He enjoys golf, deep creek lake, boating, and is the Co-Founder of For The Kids, Inc., a charitable organization supporting local children suffering from a serious illness and in need of financial support. For The Kids has raised almost $500,000 for local families since the inception in 2000.  He is an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Crofton Chamber of Commerce Member, school board member of School of the Incarnation, Financial Council Member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, long time coach of Crofton Athletic Council, and active supporter of DeMatha Alumni Association.

Every December, Mike can be seen donating his time at area schools and churches dressed as “Santa.” He and his wife of 30 years have two kids, one is a former US Marine working with an electrical contractor and the other who is a University of Minnesota Golden Gopher. They are also the proud parents of a spoiled labradoodle, Finnegan.

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Gary Heldt 

Co-Founder

Gary D. Heldt, Jr., is a Certified Public Accountant. Gary owns and operates Small Business Advisors, in Gambrills, Maryland. Small Business Advisors serves a client base from the Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia vicinity, and holds the title of Premier Tax Coach in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Gary also believes that it is important to give back to the community. He helped form a business referral group where trusted firms recommend each other when their own clients need a different product or service that they themselves cannot provide. Gary, and Small Business Advisors, also helped found a non-profit charity called “For The Kids”, and for the past 11 years, this charity has organized a charity golf tournament where funds are raised for a seriously ill child. In 2010 alone, the charity was fortunate enough to be able to donate over $21,000 to a local family in need of money for medical bills.