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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Melanie Bakala

Bakala Insurance Agency Inc

(360) 426-2428
821 W Railroad Avenue
PO Box 2468
Shelton, WA 98584-3845

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Office Info

Office Hours

9am - 5pm
After Hours by Appointment
Call or text us 24 hours a day!

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821 W Railroad Avenue
PO Box 2468
Shelton, WA 98584-3845


English, Spanish

The heat is on! Welcome to the Melanie Bakala State Farm Insurance Agency. We focus right protection for our customers, ranging from auto insurance, homeowner’s insurance, renter’s insurance, life insurance, boaters insurance, business insurance and financial services. Before opening Melanie Bakala State Farm Insurance Agency, I worked in the finance industry. I was born and raised in Washington, and I attended school at Pacific Lutheran University where I received a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations. Please stop in if you’re relocating to Shelton, McCleary, Elma Allyn, Union, Grapeview, Matlock and Mason, Thurston, and Grays Harbor counties – some of my team are bilingual in English and Spanish would love to assist you!

We love spending time in Shelton and helping support out local community. Our agency supports the Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Center, Saints Pantry Shelton Food Bank, The Festival of the Firs, and local PTA endeavors for local schools. We are members of the Chamber of Commerce in Shelton and the Mason Country Association of Realtors. My husband, Jim and three kids and two grandchildren keep me very busy! We love to spend our summers on the boat as a family any chance we get.

We have two State Farm Insurance offices - one in Shelton, and one in Olympia. We opened our doors in April 2010. We feel blessed to be in Shelton, which is such a welcoming community. I really enjoy Mason County and plan to take advantage of everything it has to offer. We are excited for the opportunity to help customers with insurance and financial services to help prepare them for life’s unexpected. Please call, click, text, or stop by the office to meet my amazing team!

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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The mission of the Melanie Bakala - State Farm office is to provide all of Washington including Shelton, McCleary, Elma, Allyn and surrounding Mason, Thurston and Grays Harbor Counties with reliable insurance coverage they can count on. Our office can help with auto insurance, homeowners insurance, renters insurance, life insurance, business insurance, financial services, and much more. Stop in and meet with our experienced insurance team to stay covered. Every day, we work to be EPIC in our efforts to secure every person's dream for their family's future.

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Rene Ayala Perez State Farm Agent Team Member

Rene Ayala Perez

Office Manager

Rene is from San Francisco, and now calls Tumwater, WA his home. In his spare time he likes to hang out with his dogs and play video games.

Rene like insurance because it is a safety net that provides piece of mind when the unexpected happens.

Kat Peterson State Farm Agent Team Member

Kat Peterson

Insurance Account Representative

Kat was born in Oregon, but has lived in Washington for over 40 years. She is quite artistic -she paints glassware and ceramic ware and sells it at local markets. She loves to play cards and go to the beach with her family.

Kat has worked in insurance for over 14 years and finds protecting families very gratifying. Though she knows people hope they won't ever have to use their insurance - when they do - they need to know how it works, and hopefully not suffer a big financial loss

Annetta Miller State Farm Agent Team Member

Annetta Miller

Insurance Account Representative

Annetta was born and raised in Denver, CO, and has lived throughout the world. She enjoys quilting, writing children's books, and being a grandmother.

Annetta says she has witnessed the blessing of a family having the right coverage when the unexpected happens, and has seen what happens when they don't.

Her goal is to provide the information and coverage to each family she works with to make sure they are properly covered.

Leah Danielson State Farm Agent Team Member

Leah Danielson

Office Manager

Leah was born and raised in Olympia, WA. She loves spending time with her family, her pets, and hitting the beach. Leah enjoys being able to educate customer on how their coverage works for them.

Kathy Bader State Farm Agent Team Member

Kathy Bader

Insurance Account Representative

Kathy is originally from Louisiana, but now calls Yelm, WA her home. She is an empty-nester who lives with her furry friend, Doggo. She enjoys cooking and long walks, and is on a mission to be the healthiest she can be.

She loves working for Bakala State Farm, and her goal is to make sure everyone knows the importance of owning their own life insurance policy.

Dayra Derramona-Morales State Farm Agent Team Member

Dayra Derramona-Morales

Insurance Account Representative

Dayra was born and raised in Shelton, and her parents are from Mexico. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, going on road trips, and watching movies.

She enjoys interacting with new people and being able to help others - especially those who don't speak English - since she can help people in Spanish

Ashlea Burgos State Farm Agent Team Member

Ashlea Burgos

Insurance Account Representative

Ben Johnson State Farm Agent Team Member

Ben Johnson

Insurance Account Representative

Ben was born in Orem, Utah and has lived in several states - landing in Washington in 2000. He and his wife met at Shelton High School, and have a daughter and a puggle. He enjoys playing guitar, marksmanship, cooking, snowboarding, and most of all spending time with his family.

He enjoys insurance because he has the opportunity to help people make plans for their future to protect against day-to-day struggles and financial hardship.

Waylon Johnson State Farm Agent Team Member

Waylon Johnson

Insurance Account Representative

Waylon is Shelton born and raised. He loves working on cars in his spare time. He is passionate about protecting people, and being able to assist folks in protecting their homes, autos, and livelihoods.

Levi Starkey State Farm Agent Team Member

Levi Starkey

Insurance Account Representative

Levi was born and raised in Lacey, WA. He is an avid reader of sci-fi/fantasy novels, likes to sing karaoke, and is learning to both play and build guitars.

Levi enjoys helping people when they really need it. He believes it is important and necessary work.

Lisa Williams State Farm Agent Team Member

Lisa Williams

Insurance Account Representative

Cara Angell State Farm Agent Team Member

Cara Angell

Insurance Account Representative

Cara was born in raised in Oregon, and now calls Idaho her home. She is a dog mom, and likes to hike, fish, travel, read, and do puzzles in her spare time.

Cara likes helping and protecting people - and knows she can do that with insurance.

Lola Vazquez State Farm Agent Team Member

Lola Vazquez

Insurance Account Representative

Lola was born and raised in Shelton, WA. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and going on adventures with her dogs.

Her favorite thing about insurance is being able to protect and help people while empowering them to feel confident in their coverage and know what they are covered for.

Eric Lane State Farm Agent Team Member

Eric Lane

Insurance Account Representative

Available Positions
Please Note: This opportunity is about potential employment with an independent contractor agent who solicits applications for State Farm products and services, and does NOT result in employment with any of the State Farm Insurance Companies. The employment selection decision , terms and conditions of employment (such as compensation and benefits) are all determined solely by the independent contractor agent.