At D. Gates Insurance, our mission is to provide superior, personal and professional service to every client. We offer each client a Personal Risk Analysis to begin assessing their personal insurance needs and comparing them with the current policies.  Then our licensed managers provide recommendations and solutions to meet those specific needs. Imagine, a custom insurance program designed just for your family!  Our Commercial Risk Management offers that same special care and research when the proposal is presented.


We have many insurance companies available for all types of personal and commercial insurance.  Our agency staff has over 40 years combined insurance experience ready to assist. Rebecca Short manages our personal clients and Gena Tinklepaugh works with the commercial clients. 

Meet the Team

I am a hard working mother of three, and I have lived in Florida my whole life. I was born in Tallahassee and shortly after I moved to Lee county and I have been here ever since. 


I have been in insurance for several years. I handle all the personal lines of insurance, and I strive to provide A-grade service to each and every one of my clients. More than anything, I am excited to work with you to achieve your insurance needs!

You can reach me at Rebecca@dgatesinsurance.com or (239) 205-7480

I joined the Gates Team in December 2018, with over 35 years’ experience in personal insurance, large yachts and commercial risk management along with experience in agency accounting and office management. 


On a personal level, I’ve always been a Floridian, having grown up on the East Coast and moved to the West Coast 6 years ago.  I’m a Nana of 5, mother of 3 and soon to be a Great Nana!  Feel free to stop by the office or call me anytime!!  

Office - 239-205-7480; Cell – 239-671-7475; Email- gena@dgatesinsurance.com

I have many years' experience in Wealth Management, I have also been a Certified Financial Planner since 2004 and is involved in our local communities.

In trying to protect the assets or my personal and commercial financial clients, I found that when they needed insurance services, often their interests were being mishandled. Since I already carried a general lines insurance license, I formed D Gates Insurance Group.

I joined the team in April 2019, I am the first smiling face you see when you enter our door, the first bright voice you hear when your call comes through and the first person to provide you with the service you deserve.