About Us and Contact Information

Christy Yingling

240-405-2208

christy@gvalleye.com

10209 Fountain School Road

Union Bridge MD  21791


References available upon request.  



Christy, with her husband and 2 children, operates a small farm in the foothills of Western Maryland. In addition to the farm animals (goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, horses), Christy has an extensive garden and orchard that provide much of the family’s food; she cans and freezes vegetables, fruits, jellies, jams, butters, sauces, and relishes—she typically “puts up” over 220 ears of corn and 150 pints of beans every year. 


She is very active in 4-H and is the leader of the Frederick County 4-H Goat Club and the Frederick County 4-H Equine Club. For the Great Frederick Fair, she is a 4-H Goat Superintendent and a 4-H Equine Superintendent. She is the coach of the Frederick County 4-H Horse Bowl team and coordinator for the Frederick County 4-H Horse Judging team; she is also involved in the 4-H Equine program at the State level. Christy is active at church and leads the Youth Group, Youth Choir, and Mission trips. She also coaches boys’ basketball and is the on-field statistician for the Linganore High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse team. She loves to act, choreograph and direct, her directing stints include: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Annie”, “Into the Woods”, “Wizard of Oz” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. 


Christy enjoys primitive camping, boating, skiing, swimming, the ocean, fishing, hunting, traveling, gardening, reading, eating, sports, and being on the farm. Christy also loves to cook, bake and to entertain; it’s not uncommon to go to one of her parties where she has prepared a spread for over 100 people----the more the merrier is her creed as she loves to be surrounded by her family and friends


On the professional side, Christy has been involved with Innkeepers insurance for decades, co-founding the Wolf Innkeepers Insurance Program in 1988. She contributes insurance articles to various innkeepers trade journals/newsletters and has attended Innkeepers conferences throughout the country where she has conducted seminars on Innkeepers insurance. The Wolf Innkeepers Insurance program was endorsed by local, state, regional and national associations and Christy has written insurance manuals for many of these associations. 


Having graduated from the University of Maryland in 1984 with 2 degrees (one in Marketing and one in Business Administration); Christy then completed the PIA Insurance program at Drake University in Des Moines IA (1988). In 1992, Christy obtained her Certified Insurance Counselor designation and received the Jack R. Bagwell Fellowship for International Insurance.


During her time with the Innkeepers Insurance program, Christy wore many simultaneous hats: Program Director ($10,000,000 program), New Business Director, developed all operating procedures, managed a staff of 28 (clerical, call center, sales, underwriters, raters, policy issuance, customer service, accounting, surplus lines licensing and taxes, claims), and was the Marketing Director (advertising, trade shows, and prospecting). She developed and established an Off-Shore Captive for the Innkeepers Program including procurement of a Front Company and a Reinsurance market.  She developed and established a National Claims Servicing company and a Brokerage Company for the Innkeepers Program. In 2018, Christy left the insurance industry, said "good-bye" to the corporate world and started Help is Here. 


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