OUR TEAM

Our agents service Knights of Columbus councils in the Archdiocese of Washington and Northern Virginia. 

Our headquarters is in Burtonsville, Maryland.

General Agent

Robert Callaway
FICF, LUTCF
MDRT Life Member
301-421-1430
Bob joined the Field Sales Force in June, 1996.  He is a 12 time qualifier for the Supreme Knights Sales Club and a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Roundtable which recognizes the top 1% of financial sales professionals worldwide.  His primary goal is to build an Agency which not only provides outstanding service to Brother Knights and their families, but to place a level of protection in force that will allow these same families to live with dignity in the event of an untimely disability, chronic illness, or the death of a breadwinner.
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Field Agents

Gavin Arvizo
240-298-3873

Gavin has been a member of the Knights of Columbus since 2014. He is a rising star with the Knights of Columbus joining the field force in 2017 after serving the Church as a Catholic school teacher. He prides himself in building lasting relationships with Catholic families and designing personalized financial programs. Being a former teacher, he carefully explains how various options contribute to the financial security and peace of mind to Catholic families. He serves Catholic families with the words of James 1:27 in mind: “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.”

Serving Councils 2279, 2293, 5482, 7914, 8159, 10957, 16986

John Canter, Sr.
FICF
410-627-3623 

John is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, which recognizes the top 1% of financial sales professionals worldwide. John has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 30 years. John resides in Crownsville with his wife and two kids.   

Serving Councils 2577 (A-K), 7870, 9258, 11171, 11259, 11511, 14572, 14775

Robert Canter, Jr.
FICF, LUTCF, CSA
MDRT Life Member
301-952-1080 

Bob is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table, which recognizes the top 1% of financial sales professionals worldwide. He is a 24-year member Supreme Knights Club and has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 30 years. ​Bob is active in his councils with fraternal activities and enjoys volunteering at the Arlington Diocese Altar Server picnic and the council's annual Christmas tree sales.

Serving Councils 459, 2473 (S-Z), 6790, 9655, 10723, 14516, 15244

Stephen Clites
FICF
240-375-1372

Steve is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, which recognizes the top 1% of financial sales professionals worldwide. Steve has qualified for the Supreme Knights Sales Club and has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 20 years. Steve resides in Laurel with his wife Cambria and two kids, Tierney and Nolan.  

Serving Councils 2203, 2577 (L-Z), 2809, 5381, 13295, 11619, 17192

Dan has been a member of the Knights for 22 years and a Field Agent for 17 years.  He has previous financial experience with Mutual of New York, Guardian Mutual Life, and GEICO.  Licensed for life, health, property, and casualty insurance.  Dan is a 4-time qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table and a qualifier of the Supreme Knights Club.  Fraternal activates include officer positions in local council, highway clean-up, waiting tables at Feast Day dinners, and is known to appear in a big red suit and white beard for numerous councils' Christmas celebrations.  Dan looks forward to being of service to you and your family!

Serving Councils 2473 (I-R), 5317, 11947

Brian Graham
ChFC, CLU, FIC
MDRT Life Member
240-393-3889

Brian is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table, which recognizes the top 1% of financial sales professionals worldwide. He is a 25 year member Supreme Knights Club and a 30 year member of the Knights of Columbus. Brian's fraternal activities include serving as the Tootsie Roll Chairman and Membership/Retention Board Member for the Rosensteel Council.

Serving Councils 2169, 5567, 9774, 12796, 16634

Matt O'Hare
PGK
301-538-0815

Matt has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 18 years having joined the Order in 2003. Matt
was twice the Grand Knight of his Council and he brings years of fraternal service to the Agency. Matt
looks forward to carrying on the legacy of Fr. McGivney in protecting the families of the Order, and
making sure in times of need or hardship that Brother Knights are well protected. Matt looks forward to
working for you and your families.

Serving Councils 2203, 5547, 5564, 7530, 9808, 10885, 11106, 15084, 17192

Richie Schwartz
240-561-4225

Richie joined the Knights of Columbus in 2013. After studying theology in graduate school and serving the Church as a Catholic school teacher, he is excited to begin his career serving and protecting his brother Knights and their families as a field agent. In all his interactions with his Brother Knights and neighbors in Christ, Richie strives to live by the exhortation of St. Paul to the Romans: “love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor” (Rom 12:10 RSV). He resides in Leonardtown, MD with his wonderful bride, Elizabeth.

Serving Councils 1470, 2065, 3849, 9968, 11484, 12128, 13091

Harold Sims
240-701-2415

Harold became a member of the Knights of Columbus in 2001.  In 2018 Harold began his career with the Knights of Columbus as Insurance Field Agent, where he is absolutely thrilled to be serving families and his Catholic Faith in union.  Previously Harold enjoyed a long and successful career as IT Consultant and Information Technology Projects Manager for Federal, State and Local Government Agencies as well as Multinational Corporations.  He continues to actively serve the community as a Board Member for a Nonprofit in the District of Columbia, serve on his Parish Advisory Council, and active with each of his Knights of Columbus Councils.

Serving Councils 4076, 5564, 9302, 11422, 12254, 14455

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Steve Upton
PGK, FDD
301-873-7450

Steve joined the Knights of Columbus Field Agency force after a 27 year commercial insurance career that included agency, claims operations, and management. Steve has been active in the Knights of Columbus since joining in 1982. He has held a number of council, district, and state leadership positions including Grand Knight, District Deputy, State Program Team, State Membership Team, and Administrative Assistant to the State Deputy. He currently serves as the Columbus Day General Chairman for the Maryland State Council.

Serving Councils 224, 2797 (A-L), 2979 (M-Z), 10008, 11024, 11106, 14297, 15723, 16773

Dewey Weddle
PGK
301-305-2031

Dewey joins the Knights of Columbus as a Field Agent after eight years with Leidos Biomedical.  He has a B.S. degree in Information Technology with a Business Minor and spent the four years prior to joining Knights of Columbus Insurance working in Learning and Professional Development at Leidos.  Dewey is a third-generation member of the Knights of Columbus, having joined the Order in 2002.  Dewey is the Past Grand Knight of St. Timothy Council 12255. Dewey resides in Walkersville with his wife and three children.  He is excited to provide Brother Knights and their families the same protection he has trusted since joining the Order.

 

Serving Councils 02323, 6375, 6901, 9542, 11105, 12127, 13242, 13730, 14465

Support Staff

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Erin Ankeny
Webmaster, Social Media Director

Erin built and maintains the Callaway Agency website and provides social media consultancy to the agency. Prior to her role as webmaster, she assisted with office management tasks for Field Agents. Erin is also a project manager for a marketing technology team in a Fortune 500 company and resides with her family in Columbia. 

Steven Duhig
Office Manager

Steven is a British-born American Citizen, family man, Brother Knight, and Knights of Columbus Insurance client himself. Steven became a Knights of Columbus Administrator in March 2017 and joined the Callaway Agency in October 2020.  He brings with him significant international customer service and administrative experience. Steven’s primary goal is to offer you the best possible customer response.