Our Team

The Cali family has operated an independent insurance agency in Dunmore, PA for many years servicing clients for generations. Today, Wasco Insurance is an agency with local and national reach constantly expanding product offerings to meet clients changing needs.

Dean Cali

Agency Principal

Dean has an extensive tenure at Wasco Insurance spanning since 2012, during which he has consistently demonstrated his proficiency in the insurance field. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Bloomsburg University and successfully completed his Masters in Business Administration from Misericordia University in 2014. Dean assumed the mantle of ownership at Wasco Insurance in 2019, succeeding his cousin and exemplifying his leadership acumen. Dean concentrates on different areas of insurance, including commercial property and liability, workers compensation, surety bonding, life, and all aspects of personal insurance.

Dean is a licensed Property & Casualty Agent in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida.

Joseph McCarthy


Joe McCarthy, a North Scranton native, brings a legacy of discipline, determination, and dedication from his illustrious career as a professional baseball player to his role in the insurance industry. With over a decade of experience on the field, Joe understands the importance of teamwork, strategy, and resilience—qualities that smoothly translate into his commitment to providing exceptional insurance solutions tailored to his clients’ needs.

Career Highlights:

  • Member of 2015 National Championship team at UVA
  • MLB Debut July 7th, 2020
  • 2022 Japan Series Champion with Orix Buffaloes

Transition to Insurance:

Upon retiring from professional baseball, Joe seamlessly transitioned into the insurance industry, driven by his passion for helping others and his innate ability to understand and mitigate risk. Drawing from his experiences on the field, Joe approaches insurance with a strategic mindset, emphasizing teamwork, trust, and integrity in all his client interactions.

Joseph Amendola

Commercial Account Manager

Joe is a seasoned professional with over 35 years of commercial property and casualty experience and enjoys long-standing relationships with the carrier marketplace. His in-depth knowledge and expertise in the insurance industry have been honed through years of hard work and dedication, earning him a reputation as a trusted advisor to his clients.

In addition to his impressive career, Joe is also a master gardener, specializing in vegetable and perennial gardening. His attention to detail and commitment to cultivating beautiful, healthy plants is a reflection of his approach to his work as an insurance agent – always striving for excellence and delivering the best results for his clients.

Taylor Visneski

Commercial Account Manager

Taylor graduated from Wilkes University with a degree in Business Management in 2018. She has since honed her skills in the field of workers compensation and has now expanded her expertise to encompass all aspects of commercial insurance and bond placement. Taylor’s passion for the insurance industry is reflected in her diligent approach to providing high-quality services to her clients.

Beyond her work, Taylor enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle through her Peloton workouts and exploring her interest in astrology. She also has a refined palate for wine and enjoys discovering new varieties. Her well-rounded approach to life is a testament to her ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Jay Cali


Jason is responsible for the accounting, analyzing, and preparation of records at Wasco Insurance. Jason’s work experience in the financial sector includes providing commercial lending services related to assisting small business, public entities, and non-profits nationwide.

Jason is a graduate of Bloomsburg University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Misericordia University where he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. 

Jason resides in Jefferson Twp.with his wife Sara and daughter Libby.

Maeve Seymour

Client Services

Maeve graduated from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, and has acquired a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in the healthcare industry. Her passion for promoting wellness extends beyond professional pursuits, as she actively engages in the practice of yoga and exploration of new destinations through travel.

Maria Nicastro

Social Media and Marketing

Maria has been with the agency since 2020 and brings her outstanding academic achievements and unique skill set to the table – a worker who graduated from Marywood University in 2022 with high honors in Education and now drives our agency’s digital marketing efforts as a Social Media Marketer. With her deep understanding of pedagogy and communication strategies, she possesses the ability to craft compelling social media campaigns that resonate with our clients’ audiences. Her extensive knowledge of the latest trends and technologies in the field ensures that our clients’ online presence is always on the cutting edge.

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