Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

Technology Meets Human Resources

Make managing human resources more efficient - and your job easier. Learn how EBS is taking benefits into the future while still offering the person-to-person attention you depend on.

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Our Team

We're not your average brokers. And that's a good thing.

Hope Walker

Client Manager

Early Years:

 

Light up the Stage!

Growing up in Hampden in northern Baltimore, Hope's stage presence became obvious at a young age. She sang with her church choir, school choirs, and in school musicals. She even took home the $50 grand prize during a middle school talent show! Her courage to perform for large audiences drove her to audition and win acceptance into the All-County and All-State Choirs, and she even performed at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. No stage fright here! 

What we know about Hope: 

Hiking her way to EBS

In the summer, we most often find Hope with her Chocolate Lab fur-baby, Kona, playing at the dog park, hiking mountain trails, or swimming at the beach. Hope says, "I am a summer girl, so you'll find me outside in the warm sun, any chance I get." She certainly loves to enjoy the outdoors, but now that she has hiked her way to EBS, Hope's a ray of sunshine for our team as well!

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Fun Facts

Hitting it outta the park: I performed at Oriole Park while singing the National Anthem with the Perry Hall High School Chamber Choir. 

This one time, at band camp? I was the Pom Captain for my high school marching band's pom squad, and during practice I was attacked by wild geese. 

Rap it out: I can rap every word to Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back."

The Mad Food Scientist: I will eat soup and crabs all year round - soup even in 100-degree weather, and crabs for Christmas. I also like odd food mixtures such as burnt popcorn and ketchup. (No judgement until you try it!) 

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Scott Melson

Client Advisor

Early years

Give him an "O!" Give him an "R"! Give him an "I"! Oh heck, let's just say Scott loved going to Orioles games as a kid. Like, practically since birth. He is also the son of a marathon runner, so he had plenty of opportunities to get his Forrest Gump on as a kid. His sporty days continued while attending Damascus High School, including playing baseball and football. To this day, he still loves fitting a long distance run or backpack adventure with friends in when he can.

What we know about Scott

Scott's pretty good at performing "marathon workdays", too. We can attest to that. "I love my job and how it gives me the opportunity to meet new people and help put businesses in a better place," he affirms. With four children under the age of 7, he stays busy at home, too! "Life is insane," he confirms, "And I love it. I'm also an Elder at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church and love to work with people in the congregation."

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Fun Facts

Kicking It: I am a "bloody" huge Arsenal Football Club fan.  

The Good Life: Scotch, a Cigar, and a fire pit. Makes a night good.  

Jump Start:  As a freshman, I joined friends who noticed kids jumping off a bridge in a town that a friend just moved to. A few bloody noses later after jumping off the top, the other kids told us (with wide eyes) they only ever jumped off of the support beams, 40 feet below us!

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Evelin Martinez

Client Care Specialist

Early Years: Off to a sunny start

Evelin was born in Mexico. She, her parents, and two siblings moved to the U.S. when she was only eight-years-old. They chose Maryland's beautiful Prince Georges County as home - and the rest is history! A student at Bladensburg High School, Evelin graduated in 2002 and off she went she went into the big, wide, wonderful world.

What we know about Evelin: Love & Career

Car troubles? Evelyn may be able to lead you in the right direction. She worked at Darcars Chrysler Jeep Dodge for seven years as a service advisor, so she's definitely got a little Yin to go with that Yang. From there, Evelin became a customer service rep for State Farm Insurance, where she remained for six years. Today, she's part of the EBS team and the resident go-to when we need a fluent Spanish speaker. Her proudest moment is when she recently became a mother. "I love my daughter so much!" she proclaims. And the feeling is mutual.

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Fun Facts

Puppy Love I: I LOVE animals, especially dogs. I have a Yorkie mix named Sandy.

Puppy Love II: In my spare time (HELLO, Mom - when is that?) I enjoy watching romantic movies. *Air kiss.*

Groove is In Her Heart: I don't do it often, but I actually love singing. I love all kinds of music!

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Dylan Burtis

Client Advisor

Early Years: The Good Dirt

It was all rough and tumble for this Long Island prankster. A self-proclaimed "Dennis the Menace," babysitters charged double the going rate for "Dylan the Devil." One of five children, he became quite the wrestler by the time he reached high school (four-year varsity), played lacrosse, and made the Adidas All-American lacrosse team. He also had "an accent so thick, I was asked every day if I was from Boston."

What we know about Dylan: He Cleans Up Well (?)

Dylan went to Towson University, was a President of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated in "only" 5 years. After eight years serving as the Commercial Manager for the family's Stanley Steemer business, it seems that all of the kinks were gone. So off he went into the Insurance biz, where he slaves tirelessly to keep every client relationship fresh and spotless.

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Fun Facts

Spot-on decision maker. Dylan had never even seen Towson University before it became his higher learning institute of choice. And sure, he chose it because his sister told him the girl to boy ratio was 67/33. But is there honestly a better reason? Exactly.

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  • Hope Walker

    Client Manager

    Early Years:

     

    Light up the Stage!

    Growing up in Hampden in northern Baltimore, Hope's stage presence became obvious at a young age. She sang with her church choir, school choirs, and in school musicals. She even took home the $50 grand prize during a middle school talent show! Her courage to perform for large audiences drove her to audition and win acceptance into the All-County and All-State Choirs, and she even performed at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. No stage fright here! 

    What we know about Hope: 

    Hiking her way to EBS

    In the summer, we most often find Hope with her Chocolate Lab fur-baby, Kona, playing at the dog park, hiking mountain trails, or swimming at the beach. Hope says, "I am a summer girl, so you'll find me outside in the warm sun, any chance I get." She certainly loves to enjoy the outdoors, but now that she has hiked her way to EBS, Hope's a ray of sunshine for our team as well!

    Fun Facts

    Hitting it outta the park: I performed at Oriole Park while singing the National Anthem with the Perry Hall High School Chamber Choir. 

    This one time, at band camp? I was the Pom Captain for my high school marching band's pom squad, and during practice I was attacked by wild geese. 

    Rap it out: I can rap every word to Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back."

    The Mad Food Scientist: I will eat soup and crabs all year round - soup even in 100-degree weather, and crabs for Christmas. I also like odd food mixtures such as burnt popcorn and ketchup. (No judgement until you try it!) 

    More Team Members
  • Scott Melson

    Client Advisor

    Early years

    Give him an "O!" Give him an "R"! Give him an "I"! Oh heck, let's just say Scott loved going to Orioles games as a kid. Like, practically since birth. He is also the son of a marathon runner, so he had plenty of opportunities to get his Forrest Gump on as a kid. His sporty days continued while attending Damascus High School, including playing baseball and football. To this day, he still loves fitting a long distance run or backpack adventure with friends in when he can.

    What we know about Scott

    Scott's pretty good at performing "marathon workdays", too. We can attest to that. "I love my job and how it gives me the opportunity to meet new people and help put businesses in a better place," he affirms. With four children under the age of 7, he stays busy at home, too! "Life is insane," he confirms, "And I love it. I'm also an Elder at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church and love to work with people in the congregation."

    Fun Facts

    Kicking It: I am a "bloody" huge Arsenal Football Club fan.  

    The Good Life: Scotch, a Cigar, and a fire pit. Makes a night good.  

    Jump Start:  As a freshman, I joined friends who noticed kids jumping off a bridge in a town that a friend just moved to. A few bloody noses later after jumping off the top, the other kids told us (with wide eyes) they only ever jumped off of the support beams, 40 feet below us!

    More Team Members
  • Evelin Martinez

    Client Care Specialist

    Early Years: Off to a sunny start

    Evelin was born in Mexico. She, her parents, and two siblings moved to the U.S. when she was only eight-years-old. They chose Maryland's beautiful Prince Georges County as home - and the rest is history! A student at Bladensburg High School, Evelin graduated in 2002 and off she went she went into the big, wide, wonderful world.

    What we know about Evelin: Love & Career

    Car troubles? Evelyn may be able to lead you in the right direction. She worked at Darcars Chrysler Jeep Dodge for seven years as a service advisor, so she's definitely got a little Yin to go with that Yang. From there, Evelin became a customer service rep for State Farm Insurance, where she remained for six years. Today, she's part of the EBS team and the resident go-to when we need a fluent Spanish speaker. Her proudest moment is when she recently became a mother. "I love my daughter so much!" she proclaims. And the feeling is mutual.

    Fun Facts

    Puppy Love I: I LOVE animals, especially dogs. I have a Yorkie mix named Sandy.

    Puppy Love II: In my spare time (HELLO, Mom - when is that?) I enjoy watching romantic movies. *Air kiss.*

    Groove is In Her Heart: I don't do it often, but I actually love singing. I love all kinds of music!

    More Team Members
  • Dylan Burtis

    Client Advisor

    Early Years: The Good Dirt

    It was all rough and tumble for this Long Island prankster. A self-proclaimed "Dennis the Menace," babysitters charged double the going rate for "Dylan the Devil." One of five children, he became quite the wrestler by the time he reached high school (four-year varsity), played lacrosse, and made the Adidas All-American lacrosse team. He also had "an accent so thick, I was asked every day if I was from Boston."

    What we know about Dylan: He Cleans Up Well (?)

    Dylan went to Towson University, was a President of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated in "only" 5 years. After eight years serving as the Commercial Manager for the family's Stanley Steemer business, it seems that all of the kinks were gone. So off he went into the Insurance biz, where he slaves tirelessly to keep every client relationship fresh and spotless.

    Fun Facts

    Spot-on decision maker. Dylan had never even seen Towson University before it became his higher learning institute of choice. And sure, he chose it because his sister told him the girl to boy ratio was 67/33. But is there honestly a better reason? Exactly.

    More Team Members

As employee benefits brokers, our core competency is to provide you access to medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and other insurance products. We help you navigate employee benefits through automated technologies that streamline and automate the process, such as integrated payroll, enrollment platforms, benefits administration, and Human Resource Information Systems. We keep you out of the penalty zone by advising you and providing solutions to meet your ERISA and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements, including reporting and distributing notices. We protect your bottom line by providing financially-focused and strategic planning, cost containment strategies, and risk management. We back all of this up with incredible customer service that is with you every step of the way. We are Employee Benefit Services. We are easier, better, smarter.