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Meet Our Team

Rocky Gocella

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Rocky grew up in West Seneca and attended both Seneca East and Orchard Park High School. He later went on to graduate from Columbia University in New York City.

Alongside his brother, Rocky took after The Gocella Insurance Agency. With 22 years in the insurance industry, Rocky finds it exciting providing customers with a need based solution to their insurance portfolio. He understands that after a loss or an accident, the individual’s insurance agent is the third or fourth call they make.

A family man, Rocky loves watching his children play sports and developing life skills over the years.  A sports fan, he understands the multitude of life lessons one develops through sports. Rocky himself could be found around the baseball and softball diamonds, football and soccer fields or the hockey rink.

Fun fact about Rocky is that he is in a Barenaked Ladies cover band called Fully Clothed Gents.

He is also the Chairperson of the WNY Agents Charity fund which raises funds for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Tony Gocella

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Tony Gocella grew up in West Seneca, NY and went to school down south to study Physical Therapy. However, his father asked him to take over the family business, and now Tony has 16 years of insurance experience under his belt.

Tony loves helping people! He likes teaching them the value of insurance because most people do not understand its worth until they’ve experienced a loss. He makes it a priority to ensure his clients are adequately protected and taken care of in their time of need.

When Tony is not in the office, he loves watching his three boys play just about every sport. And when not watching his kids excel in their athletic abilities, he could be found on the golf course. It worth noting that before taking over the insurance business, he was a Director of a clinic in Savannah, GA.

Tony is also on the board of WNY agents Charity Fund which runs a Make a Wish Golf Tournament that has raised over $600,000. Also, he’s coached several little league baseball teams in WNY.

As we said, Tony REALLY loves helping people!

Michelle Bohn
Licensed Support Staff

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Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Michelle says she’s been a part of the insurance world since graduating High School. She has worked in the insurance industry as a licensed P&C agent for over 37 years and has had the pleasure of working for The Gocella Agency for 25 years.

Her favorite thing about her job is meeting new people and developing a business relationship with them. Michelle takes it an extra step and tries to make her customers feel appreciated which is why she remembers details about their personal life to spark conversation when they come back to the office.

In her spare time, Michelle loves volunteering at an animal rescue group, Second Chance, which she’s been a part of for 13 years! They rescue animals off the street, provide rehab then find them the perfect forever home!

When not in the office or rescuing animals in need of a home, Michelle would be found spending time with her son and two grandchildren. She finds bliss in absorbing every second she can with her family. Michelle also makes time for herself by going on walks, dinner, crafts and relaxing on her patio under the sun.

Joseph Waleszczak
Licensed Sales Agent

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From Orchard Park, NY Joseph later attended college in Indiana on a golf scholarship. With almost two years’ experience in the insurance industry, Joseph enjoys his job because he knows what he does helps people in their everyday lives.

When not in the office, Joseph is with his dog, Trudy and/or spending it with his large family. He also enjoys taking long drives into the country to hunt, fish or hike. When not outdoors, he exclusively only watches TV for live sports!

Joseph is an avid collector of vintage video games, can refinish antique furniture and cook incredible dinners!

Jeff Kuwik

Joe Degnan

Dominic Gocella