Justine Avera is a Commercial Lines Producer and Risk Management Consultant specializing in Films/Arts and Entertainment, Apartments, High Tech & Manufacturing, Cannabis, Intellectual Property, and Non-Profit organizations. She has over 32 years experience in the insurance industry, working both on the agency side and in company underwriting.
She was born in Pennsylvania, grew up in Tennessee, and graduated from Rice University in Houston Texas before moving to Portland in 1994. She works as an artist and photographer from her home studio in SE Portland. As a small business owner herself, she understands the needs of her clients and how each business is truly unique requiring tailored insurance solutions. She has served on non-profit Boards and is committed to sustainability and community development. She is a black belt candidate in Tae Kwon Do, and loves hiking, wine tasting, dancing, and organic gardening. She is hard at work on her first documentary film chronicling her family’s survival of the bombing of Dresden, Germany, in World War II