Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

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.

Rip Friddell

Client Advisor

Early Years: Humanities Help the World

Rip grew up right in Baltimore with his parents and younger sister, and they are huge sports fans for everything Maryland: Orioles, Ravens, and Terrapins. Rip attended the Gilman School where he won the Redmon C. S. Finney Award for promoting diversity and social civility in the student body. After graduating from the University of Richmond as a religious studies major with a focus in the humanities, he went directly to teaching eighth grade English.

What we know about Rip: Che buono!

Ever since he was young, Rip has loved getting together and cooking for family and friends as well as trying out different local restaurants in Baltimore and D.C. His father part-owned a northern Italian restaurant while Rip was in school, and it inspired him to study abroad in Italy and learn Italian. (But really, he just can't get enough of the food.) Rip enjoys reading and learning about new cultures, so we were proud to learn he joined EBS after hearing about our company culture!

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Fun Facts

The American Original: Half my family is from Kansas City, and my grandfather was the creator of KC Masterpiece barbeque sauce. 

Constant hustle! My family has had Ravens season tickets ever since they moved to Baltimore and started playing at Memorial Stadium.

Less weeds, more green: I love landscaping and working outside. (It's probably my only artistic ability, aside from being a drummer in high school.)

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Khris Wilson

Compliance Specialist

Early Years:

Khris was born in sunny Manila, Philippines and moved to Baltimore with her family in the early 90s. She attended The Catholic High School of Baltimore and earned her Business degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

What we know about Khris:

Talk techy to me.

Growing up as a kid, back when Google wasn't a household name yet and dial-up connections were both deafening and slow, Khris embraced the digital media world and began creating her own personal websites and blogs for fun at age 12. Though she has no formal technical education, she carries the same enthusiasm for technology to her role at EBS.

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Fun Facts

I taught myself English by listening to books on tape. I may not speak Tagalog anymore but I understand my parents when they talk about me to relatives.

Unique, just like 70 million other people. A Myers-Briggs certified INFJ, I am among only 1% of the world's population.

I have three dogs. Wicket the shih-poo, Puddles the cavapoo, and a golden doodle Sperry.

I met my husband in a bar while dressed as Lara Croft. His female friend agreed to pose as his sister. The truth was revealed on our first date

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Taylor Wood

Marketing Coordinator

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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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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  • Rip Friddell

    Client Advisor

    Early Years: Humanities Help the World

    Rip grew up right in Baltimore with his parents and younger sister, and they are huge sports fans for everything Maryland: Orioles, Ravens, and Terrapins. Rip attended the Gilman School where he won the Redmon C. S. Finney Award for promoting diversity and social civility in the student body. After graduating from the University of Richmond as a religious studies major with a focus in the humanities, he went directly to teaching eighth grade English.

    What we know about Rip: Che buono!

    Ever since he was young, Rip has loved getting together and cooking for family and friends as well as trying out different local restaurants in Baltimore and D.C. His father part-owned a northern Italian restaurant while Rip was in school, and it inspired him to study abroad in Italy and learn Italian. (But really, he just can't get enough of the food.) Rip enjoys reading and learning about new cultures, so we were proud to learn he joined EBS after hearing about our company culture!

    Fun Facts

    The American Original: Half my family is from Kansas City, and my grandfather was the creator of KC Masterpiece barbeque sauce. 

    Constant hustle! My family has had Ravens season tickets ever since they moved to Baltimore and started playing at Memorial Stadium.

    Less weeds, more green: I love landscaping and working outside. (It's probably my only artistic ability, aside from being a drummer in high school.)

    More Team Members
  • Khris Wilson

    Compliance Specialist

    Early Years:

    Khris was born in sunny Manila, Philippines and moved to Baltimore with her family in the early 90s. She attended The Catholic High School of Baltimore and earned her Business degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

    What we know about Khris:

    Talk techy to me.

    Growing up as a kid, back when Google wasn't a household name yet and dial-up connections were both deafening and slow, Khris embraced the digital media world and began creating her own personal websites and blogs for fun at age 12. Though she has no formal technical education, she carries the same enthusiasm for technology to her role at EBS.

    Fun Facts

    I taught myself English by listening to books on tape. I may not speak Tagalog anymore but I understand my parents when they talk about me to relatives.

    Unique, just like 70 million other people. A Myers-Briggs certified INFJ, I am among only 1% of the world's population.

    I have three dogs. Wicket the shih-poo, Puddles the cavapoo, and a golden doodle Sperry.

    I met my husband in a bar while dressed as Lara Croft. His female friend agreed to pose as his sister. The truth was revealed on our first date

    More Team Members
  • Taylor Wood

    Marketing Coordinator

    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
  • 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

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.