Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

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.

Sarah Ehrlich

Senior Data Analytics Specialist

Early Years: A Mid-Atlantic Girl

Born in Arlington, Sarah's family moved to Laurel before settling in Shrewsbury, PA when she was 10. Except for a brief stint in Cockeysville from 2009-2012, "I've lived in PA ever since. I had not even flown on a plane until my honeymoon to Orlando!" Since then, she's traveled to Florida, Maine, Nevada and Mexico. Although a clarinet, soccer, gymnastics and color guard member in high school, she happily prefers books and numbers. "My youth was spent studying." No wonder she graduated with a 4.2 GPA (4 out of 250 in her class!). Sarah earned her BS in Economics from Penn State. 

What we know about Sarah: Being smart has its benefits

 After ten years helping her clients get the most out of their benefits - two with Crawford Advisors and eight years with The Warner Companies - EBS swooped Sarah up. "I have a passion for manipulating numbers and data to create solutions for our clients," she admits. She's also addicted to Red Bull (a great start to any morning)! But the great love of her life is daughter, Zoe (7 months at the time of this writing). There is simply not enough storage in her cell phone to store the photos!

Sarah earned her Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation and is presently studying for her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) certificate.

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Fun Facts

Pizza Queen. My husband and I ate so much pizza in 2011 that Papa John's sent us a free copy of Madden NFL 12 for the PS3. 

Her Life is Magical. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. My house is Slytherin and my Patronus is a King COBRA.

Film Geek.  Huge cinephiles, my husband and I recite quotes from our favorite movies to each other.  

No Achy Breaky . . . Anything!  I've never broken a bone and I still have all four of my wisdom teeth.

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Taylor Wood

Culture and Communication Specialist

Early Years: One big, travel-happy family

Both of Taylor's parents attended Fredonia State, and they met when her dad decided to "love tap" her mom with his car. They went on to have four girls - even though Taylor's dad is the youngest of four boys, Taylor is the oldest, and one of her younger, twin sisters has Down Syndrome. Living in Rochester, New York, their family likes to spend their summers on Canandaigua Lake, and Taylor frequently traveled for weekend lacrosse tournaments. Many tournaments brought her to Maryland, and we're lucky they did! She now lives in Baltimore City with her quarantine puppy, Whiskey.

What we know about Taylor: Just one more scoop

Taylor worked for five years at an ice cream parlor, making her practically a professional ice cream scooper. She then channeled her entrepreneurial spirit into a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Towson University, and she took a marketing class on "Marketing in the Shadows of Bordeaux Vineyards" while studying abroad. As our marketing coordinator at EBS, we appreciate Taylor's well-traveled, marketing background, but most of all we love her ice cream scooping experience!

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Fun Facts

Quarantined before it was cool: I was quarantined way before 2020. When I was two years old, I was quarantined for 10 days with an unknown rash. It was later diagnosed as Kawasaki disease.

Let's see those pearly whites! I won best smile in junior and senior high school.  

Christmas in November: My due date was supposed to be Christmas Day. I celebrate Christmas for as long as possible every year and start blaring Christmas music on the first day of November!

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Heather Rubie

Client Care Specialist

Early Years: Eat, sleep, cheer, repeat.

Heather grew up in Baltimore County with her Mom and younger sister. Heather made the cheerleading team in high school and was chosen as varsity MVP her freshman year. She then attended University of Baltimore and graduated with a Bachelors in Human Services Administration. She later settled in Cantonsville with her husband Mark and their son Tasker Kole. 

What we know about Heather: The grass is greener on the golf course

Though Heather is a huge Baltimore Ravens and Orioles fan, her secret love is professional golf. Before she joined us at EBS, Heather worked a summer job as the beverage cart driver for Rolling Road Golf Club for five years. But now that she's rolled in to EBS, we're so happy to have her!

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Fun Facts

What's your sun sign? My mom, sister, husband, son and I are all peaceful Libras. 

Get on your bikes and ride! I grew up in a biker family, but I'm the "black sheep" because I am by far the most conservative of us all.

Record scratching: I love music, and I have an extensive collection of vinyl records in a variety of genres.

The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black: We named our two cats Bellatrix and Narcissa as a nod to the two (mostly) villainous Harry Potter characters. 

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Emily Stimmel

Client Manager, Small Group

Early Years: The strength of sisterhood. 

Emily grew up in Newburgh, NY as the youngest of three. With Emily's only sister being five years older and having to share a room with her "annoying little sister," the girls didn't get along very well as children. Luckily, they're extremely close today and both live nearby in Baltimore.

What we know about Emily: Chasing adventure.

After earning her bachelor's degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo and completing her Master's program at Catholic University of America, Emily made herself a promise to travel to a new place every year. So far, she's been to Italy, Switzerland, the UK, Ireland, multiple countries in southeast Asia, and took a 40-day road trip with her husband to national parks across the U.S. Her family are also avid skiers and try to take annual family ski trips.

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Fun Facts

Professional bookworm: I love to read! Last year, I surpassed my Goodreads book challenge by reading 59 books! 

Experimental cooking: I have a hard time following a recipe without adding my own twist or ingredient to it. 

Take a hike: I'm an avid hiker but terrified of snakes, so I've had quite a few run-ins that ended in slight panic attacks.

More Team Members
  • Sarah Ehrlich

    Senior Data Analytics Specialist

    Early Years: A Mid-Atlantic Girl

    Born in Arlington, Sarah's family moved to Laurel before settling in Shrewsbury, PA when she was 10. Except for a brief stint in Cockeysville from 2009-2012, "I've lived in PA ever since. I had not even flown on a plane until my honeymoon to Orlando!" Since then, she's traveled to Florida, Maine, Nevada and Mexico. Although a clarinet, soccer, gymnastics and color guard member in high school, she happily prefers books and numbers. "My youth was spent studying." No wonder she graduated with a 4.2 GPA (4 out of 250 in her class!). Sarah earned her BS in Economics from Penn State. 

    What we know about Sarah: Being smart has its benefits

     After ten years helping her clients get the most out of their benefits - two with Crawford Advisors and eight years with The Warner Companies - EBS swooped Sarah up. "I have a passion for manipulating numbers and data to create solutions for our clients," she admits. She's also addicted to Red Bull (a great start to any morning)! But the great love of her life is daughter, Zoe (7 months at the time of this writing). There is simply not enough storage in her cell phone to store the photos!

    Sarah earned her Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation and is presently studying for her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) certificate.

    Fun Facts

    Pizza Queen. My husband and I ate so much pizza in 2011 that Papa John's sent us a free copy of Madden NFL 12 for the PS3. 

    Her Life is Magical. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. My house is Slytherin and my Patronus is a King COBRA.

    Film Geek.  Huge cinephiles, my husband and I recite quotes from our favorite movies to each other.  

    No Achy Breaky . . . Anything!  I've never broken a bone and I still have all four of my wisdom teeth.

    More Team Members
  • Taylor Wood

    Culture and Communication Specialist

    Early Years: One big, travel-happy family

    Both of Taylor's parents attended Fredonia State, and they met when her dad decided to "love tap" her mom with his car. They went on to have four girls - even though Taylor's dad is the youngest of four boys, Taylor is the oldest, and one of her younger, twin sisters has Down Syndrome. Living in Rochester, New York, their family likes to spend their summers on Canandaigua Lake, and Taylor frequently traveled for weekend lacrosse tournaments. Many tournaments brought her to Maryland, and we're lucky they did! She now lives in Baltimore City with her quarantine puppy, Whiskey.

    What we know about Taylor: Just one more scoop

    Taylor worked for five years at an ice cream parlor, making her practically a professional ice cream scooper. She then channeled her entrepreneurial spirit into a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Towson University, and she took a marketing class on "Marketing in the Shadows of Bordeaux Vineyards" while studying abroad. As our marketing coordinator at EBS, we appreciate Taylor's well-traveled, marketing background, but most of all we love her ice cream scooping experience!

    Fun Facts

    Quarantined before it was cool: I was quarantined way before 2020. When I was two years old, I was quarantined for 10 days with an unknown rash. It was later diagnosed as Kawasaki disease.

    Let's see those pearly whites! I won best smile in junior and senior high school.  

    Christmas in November: My due date was supposed to be Christmas Day. I celebrate Christmas for as long as possible every year and start blaring Christmas music on the first day of November!

    More Team Members
  • Heather Rubie

    Client Care Specialist

    Early Years: Eat, sleep, cheer, repeat.

    Heather grew up in Baltimore County with her Mom and younger sister. Heather made the cheerleading team in high school and was chosen as varsity MVP her freshman year. She then attended University of Baltimore and graduated with a Bachelors in Human Services Administration. She later settled in Cantonsville with her husband Mark and their son Tasker Kole. 

    What we know about Heather: The grass is greener on the golf course

    Though Heather is a huge Baltimore Ravens and Orioles fan, her secret love is professional golf. Before she joined us at EBS, Heather worked a summer job as the beverage cart driver for Rolling Road Golf Club for five years. But now that she's rolled in to EBS, we're so happy to have her!

    Fun Facts

    What's your sun sign? My mom, sister, husband, son and I are all peaceful Libras. 

    Get on your bikes and ride! I grew up in a biker family, but I'm the "black sheep" because I am by far the most conservative of us all.

    Record scratching: I love music, and I have an extensive collection of vinyl records in a variety of genres.

    The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black: We named our two cats Bellatrix and Narcissa as a nod to the two (mostly) villainous Harry Potter characters. 

    More Team Members
  • Emily Stimmel

    Client Manager, Small Group

    Early Years: The strength of sisterhood. 

    Emily grew up in Newburgh, NY as the youngest of three. With Emily's only sister being five years older and having to share a room with her "annoying little sister," the girls didn't get along very well as children. Luckily, they're extremely close today and both live nearby in Baltimore.

    What we know about Emily: Chasing adventure.

    After earning her bachelor's degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo and completing her Master's program at Catholic University of America, Emily made herself a promise to travel to a new place every year. So far, she's been to Italy, Switzerland, the UK, Ireland, multiple countries in southeast Asia, and took a 40-day road trip with her husband to national parks across the U.S. Her family are also avid skiers and try to take annual family ski trips.

    Fun Facts

    Professional bookworm: I love to read! Last year, I surpassed my Goodreads book challenge by reading 59 books! 

    Experimental cooking: I have a hard time following a recipe without adding my own twist or ingredient to it. 

    Take a hike: I'm an avid hiker but terrified of snakes, so I've had quite a few run-ins that ended in slight panic attacks.

    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.