Meet Our Team

Administration Team Commercial Lines Farm & Agribusiness Finance Personal Lines Sales

Administration Team

Jeff Lawver
Agency President - Liberty

I have been the owner and operator of the agency for the past 11 years.  The agencies that I own, have been around since 1955.
I grew up in the small town of Bolivar, OH.  I went to a Division III college in Ohio (The College of Wooster).  I made my way down to NC by throwing a dart at the map (the day before I graduated) and I hit upon Raleigh, NC.
The thing I most enjoy about work is helping people understand what insurance is all about so they can make an educated decision and are properly covered in the event of a loss.  Anyone can be an order taker.  At our agency, we strive to be Trusted Insurance Advisors, so we can get the best product for all of our clients.
I have three children that are all over the place with extracurricular activities (such as competitive cheerleading, playing the drums, football, dance). I love going to watch them excel at these activities.
My favorite way to spend the weekend is sitting in a beach chair, at the ocean with my wife.  Other than the beach, going to sporting events and concerts would be the other place you would find me when I’m not at work.
One of my interests is in landscaping. I really enjoy making my property look great. When I was growing up, I spent a great deal of time with my father, planting trees, shrubs, etc. and I have continued with that tradition today with my son.
I currently coach my son’s football team and have for many years.  I enjoy working with the children to improve their skill level while making sure they are having fun doing it.

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Missy Lawver
Chief Financial Officer- Liberty

After 15 years of working as a Nursing Home Administrator and Corporate Director in Long Term Care, I have recently moved into the Insurance industry. I have teamed up with my husband, Jeff Lawver, to provide my financial and managerial experience to boost the operations of Insurance of the Carolinas.
I grew up in Liberty, NC. I moved away from home at the age of 13 to attend Salem Academy boarding school for a portion of my high school years. I then moved onto East Carolina University where I earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management with a double concentration in Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship.
I enjoy working with numbers and achieving financial freedom via hard work and integrating with others on a daily basis. I am truly intrigued by organizational behaviors and relish working with a team to create a positive working environment which ultimately results in a successful business operation.
I love to watch my three children perform in their chosen extracurricular activities which include football, competitive cheerleading, rockstar drumming, and dancing.
I have a special connection with the ocean. I like to be sitting or playing beside it or skimming across it on a boat. I plan to retire on the coast of the Carolinas.
I enjoy crafting and creating things with my hands. I have a guilty pleasure for cross stitching which I learned from my grandmother when I was a child.
I am an active volunteer at my children’s school. I also donate my time and funds to local animal organizations and my alma mater, East Carolina University.

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Maria Turner
Marketing Director - Liberty

I have been in the insurance industry since 2014.  I work mainly with customers needing Home or Auto Insurance.  I am also a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR).
I grew up in the very small town of Coleridge, NC. So small, they don’t even have their own post office (they use the neighboring towns).
I love being able to work with customers on a one on one basis.  I also like being able to help customers understand what coverages they have on their current policy. This is important because they may be missing out on coverages that could be beneficial to them in the event of a claim.
I love to cook and bake for friends.  I like to believe that in a past life I was a master chef!  I also enjoy running.
I love spending time with my husband and 2 children.  I am always bringing up new adventures for us to go on.
I love shoes! I really don’t enjoy “shopping” per say, but I love that I can order a dreamy pair of shoes online and them be sent to my door in no time!
I am a volunteer with Safe Kids of Randolph and Chatham Counties, which promotes the safety of children.  I am on the Student LIFT committee of Randolph County aimed at the development of leadership skills of youth as well as highlighting to those students all the opportunities that the County has to offer as far as careers.  I also serve on the Board of the Liberty Veterans Memorial and Gardens which has worked tirelessly to build a memorial in the town of Liberty NC for all of our veterans.  I also volunteer at the North Carolina Zoo with my daughter on the giraffe deck feeding the zoos three beautiful giraffes and educating the public about them.  I have also worked in conjunction with the Zoo at their Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

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Caylea Strickland
Office Manager - Liberty

I have been with our agency since 2013. I specialize in personal line accounts but I also enjoy working on commercial and life Insurance accounts. I am a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR), and I am always looking to further my knowledge in the insurance industry.
I am from the small town of Asheboro, NC (where the NC Zoo is😊). I love the beach and I was blessed to go to college there. I graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington before joining our team at Insurance of the Carolinas.
One thing I really love about my job is helping members understand the coverages that they have on their policy. Insurance can seem like a different language at times and I love being able to break that barrier and help a member truly understand what they are protecting.
One thing you’ll always find me talking about is how much I love my two goldendoodle fur children, Espn Wrigley and Fenway Jones. They go everywhere they can with me and have never met a stranger! Our family means so much to me and my nieces are the light of my life. They love their Aunt “Cayeee” and I shamelessly show their pictures to everyone I meet.
In my free time, if it is a sunny, warm day, you can find my husband and myself on the beach! Whether it be after the summer season when we can take our dogs out on the beach for long walks, or the most wonderful summer months spent getting vitamin SEA. If it’s not the beach, you can find us traveling and finding new adventures!
A fun fact about me is that I love film and I have a passion for acting/participating in the film industry if I can. I have been an extra and/or a stand in actor  for “The Longest Ride”, “Under the Dome”, “Wonder Woman 1984”, among other small productions.
I am a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. I love being able to volunteer with Safe Kids, Randolph County. Our mission is to help protect Randolph County’s children (birth to age 18) from unintentional, preventable childhood injuries. I am also a member of Asheboro Junior Women’s club. We are committed to improving the lives of women and children through community activism and volunteerism in Randolph Country. Additionally, I am also on the board of the Liberty Veterans Memorial and Gardens.

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Commercial Lines

David Copas
Commercial Lines Manager - Raleigh

I’ve been involved in the insurance industry for 11 years in one way or another.  The majority of that time has been dedicated to commercial/business insurance. I grew up in Cridersville, OH.  I graduated from The College of Wooster in 2001 and moved to North Carolina that same year.
What excites me most about my job is that our business is always changing.  It is interesting keeping up with those changes year in and year out.  It is fulfilling to communicate those changes to our insureds so that they better understand the coverages they have, should have and need.
I really enjoy getting out to see live music.  Luckily, I live in an area with plenty of those opportunities. While I wouldn’t call it a talent by any stretch of the imagination, I do like to play the guitar.  Practicing at it keeps me occupied during the minimal downtime I have.
When I’m not working, I spend the majority of my time with my wife and daughter puttering around Raleigh.  Otherwise, I spend a good deal of time tinkering around the house and jogging out at William B Umstead State Park.

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Wendy Ruan
Commercial Lines Account Manager - Raleigh

I have been in the insurance industry since 2000.   Prior to joining Insurance of the Carolinas, I had worked as an account executive at an insurance brokerage firm for 14 years handling middle-sized reverse flow accounts in the Inward Investment Unit.  In this unit, we specialized in handling US commercial insurance for the US subsidiaries with parent companies located overseas.
I grew up in Manhattan, NY and lived there for more than 30 years.  I graduated from SUNY at Stony Brook, NY in 2000 and since then, I have been working in the insurance industry.
What I love most about my job is being able to help people.  It is a great feeling to know that you have made a difference in their lives.
I love to read and I’m a huge fan of Dan Brown and John Grisham.  Another thing I love to do is trying out new restaurants for tasty food with my kids.
When I am not working, I’m usually spending time with my kids, either at the wellness center or the pool.
I would love to travel to Asia with all my friends to try out all the five-star buffets.
Prior to moving to Cary in December 2017, I used to participate in the March of Dimes and Corporate Challenges every year.  As long as I have time and it is for a good cause, I like to volunteer in many different areas.

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Bill Brady
Commercial Lines Sales Agent

I began my insurance career in 2005 with an independent agent in Raleigh. My primary focus was the commercial book of business in the Garage Liability, Construction, and Manufacturing sectors of the market.

I was born and raised in upstate New York in a suburb of Albany called Clifton Park. After graduating from high school, I attended the State University of New York at Albany until I joined the US Air Force. It was during that time that I finished college and earned BA degrees in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems.

I enjoy all aspects of the insurance industry. I guess you could call me a bit of an insurance nerd in that I like reading policy language and understanding the benefits it can provide for my clients. The insurance requirements vary for each business, so you must be on your toes and truly understand your client and their needs. I also enjoy the rapport that develops during and after the sales process.

I can usually be found helping friends and family with projects and enjoying their company. My favorite day is to accomplish a project, then sit back, relax, and enjoy good conversation along with drinks and dinner.

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Farm & Agribusiness

Emma Wicker
Farm Insurance Specialist-Liberty

I grew up in Cedar Falls, NC. I graduated from North Carolina State University in May 2019 with two associate degrees in Livestock and Poultry Management and Agribusiness Management.

I love helping others and being able to form lasting relationships. I am also excited about serving the North Carolina agriculture community through the insurance industry.

I love spending time with my friends and family. We have a family farm and I love working and helping on the farm. I also enjoy traveling, whether it be going camping or on a day trip I’m usually up for the adventure.

If I am not at work, I am usually outside either working on my family farm, kayaking or camping. I love to travel and my favorite places to visit are National Parks. One day I hope to be able to visit all of them.

My guilty pleasure would be watching crime investigation shows and medical shows. I really love NCIS and Greys Anatomy.

My family and I do a roadside clean up every month on roads close to our house. On our next project, we are wanting to try a river clean up and I would love to participate in a beach clean up one day. I am also active in the Randolph County Livestock and Poultry Association.

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Adelaide Henry
Farm Insurance Specialist - Liberty

I grew up in Liberty, NC. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from NC A&T.

What I love most about my job is that I am able to give back to the community that has done so much for me. I look forward to being able to serve the agricultural community in North Carolina through the insurance industry. I enjoy really enjoy farming. My passion is within the agriculture industry and is “home” for me.

When I’m not at work, I’ll always be on the farm or with my family. My favorite way to spend a weekend is to be doing something on the farm whether it’s moving cows, feeding hogs, fixing or moving fence, mowing hay or visiting with neighboring farmers.

My guilty pleasure is reality television.  I really love Fixer Upper!

I enjoy being a part of organizations such as the Beef Quality Assurance Program and the Masters of Beef Advocacy 2.0—I learn a lot from these programs and am equipped with the tools needed to be a positive, educated advocate for farmers. In return, I enjoy putting these techniques to work during farm events where I can converse with the public about agriculture and shine light on this industry.

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Finance

Steve Williams
Financial Specialist

I have been blessed to work in the insurance industry since 2000.

I grew up in High Point and graduated from UNC-G with a B.S. in Business Administration.

I love helping people plan for their financial future.  Knowing that I have helped them with planning for the life that they want is what makes this job great.

I have 3 wonderful grandchildren, twin boys and a girl that I can’t get enough of.  In my free time, I also enjoy playing golf. When not on the golf course, my beautiful wife of thirty years and I love to travel to near and far destinations!

I enjoy watching NFL football games.  I also love to visit with my grandchildren as often as I can.

I proudly serve on the Mission Board of my church, Sunset Avenue Church of God.

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Neil Rabb
Financial Specialist

I have been working in the life insurance and investment arena for 6 years. I am fully licensed to sell anything from mutual funds to individual stocks.

I was born, raised, and still reside in Asheboro, NC. I graduated from Wesleyan Christian Academy and then received my undergraduate from UNCG.

I get the most joy out of helping people to manage their insurance risk. Making sure that they have a plan that will take care of them and their families.

I like to call myself a D.I.Yer but my wife says I am a D.I.Tryer, ha-ha. I am always finding new projects to complete on our house. I have fun with my 2-year-old who keeps my wife and I busy. I also enjoy watching and playing golf and tennis, as well as watching Duke basketball, Clemson football and of course, the Carolina Panthers.

My favorite way to spend a weekend is probably working on some project around the house and being at church on Sunday morning.

I like to think that my talent is translating YouTube videos into remodeling different parts of the house.

I am an associate member of the Asheboro Lions club and chair the ambassador committee for the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce.

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Personal Lines

Debbie Curtis
Agency Personal Lines Manager – Greensboro

I began my career with First Citizens Bank for about 13 years. After that, I started working in the insurance industry at an independent agency, answering phones. I was then licensed and continued my carrier with Insurance of the Carolinas and Nationwide, which has proven to be the best decision of my career.
I grew up in West Virginia. After graduation, I moved to North Carolina for a better job opportunity.  When I started in insurance I attended GTCC in Jamestown for insurance training before I took my state test in 1991.  I obtained my Certified Insurance Service Representative designation in 2014 and I am also a Notary Public.
The best part of my job is knowing that I can help customers protect things that matter in their lives.  I enjoy helping to educate the clients about how insurance really works and why it is so important to them.
I enjoy traveling and spending time with my perfect granddaughter, Aley.  I can always find a story to talk about that involves the sweet crazy antics of my granddaughter and how much joy she brings to my life.
When I’m not working I am usually spending time with my husband, shopping or just hanging out and relaxing at my pool at home.  Spending the weekend at the beach with family or visiting a local winery is my idea of a perfect weekend.
My guilty pleasure is going to yard sales and spending hours browsing for a good deal.  Another really great day would be getting pampered at the spa!
I support my local fire department where my husband is a Captain.  I also enjoy helping out the local animal shelters.

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Libby Ashley
Agency Brokerage Lines Manager - Greensboro

I have been in the insurance industry since 1993.  I have worked for both captive and independent agencies in personal lines and commercial lines.
I am from Martinsville, VA and I lived there until I moved to Greensboro, NC in 1997.
What excites me about my job is that I want to know that at the end of the day, I have helped every customer that I can. I want to leave the office knowing that I have either made their day in some way or at least helped them out of a jam.
I love my kids and family, there is nothing that makes me happier. I spend my weekends with my children going to their activities.  You can either find me on a softball field, basketball court, or at a Rodeo.
I would love to one day dive with Great White Sharks.
I enjoy working with the North Carolina Youth Rodeo Association as well as the Relay for Life in my area.

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Dottie Craven
Senior Personal Lines Account Manager -Liberty

I became licensed to sell property and casualty insurance in 2004. I have been with our agency ever since and I love it. I am also licensed to sell Life Insurance. I grew up in Meridian, Mississippi. I am the ninth child of a working farm family.
What I enjoy most about my job is talking with clients, learning about their lives, and helping them to save money with better insurance coverage. I believe that problem solving is one of my greatest attributes to our agency. I love a challenge!
I love to cook for my family. I enjoy finding new recipes and trying them out at family dinners for everyone to try. When I’m not at work, you can find me watching my grandsons play Lacrosse or Football on the weekends. If I have free time, I enjoy watching Food Network on Saturday mornings.

My guilty pleasure, I love a good high heeled stiletto shoe!
I am very passionate about helping people. I have helped raise money for the Leukemia Society for many years.

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Darlene Allred
Senior Personal Lines Account Manager -Liberty

I started working in the insurance industry in 1986.  I have been with our agency since 1999. I grew up in Liberty, NC. After high school, I went to college Leon’s Beauty School where I received my cosmetologist license.
What I love most about my job is being able to help others and form long lasting relationships with people in the community. Over the 19 years that I have been with our agency, our customers have become more like family.
I enjoy spending time with my family.  I love spoiling my 2 grandchildren! If I have a “free day” it is usually spent having quality time with them. When I’m not at work I also enjoy going to the beach and mountains.
My guilty pleasure, I love a good nail polish.  You could probably say that I am a nail polish hoarder!
An organizations that is very dear to me is the Special Olympics.  I have been to many events with my daughter who has participated in the Special Olympics.

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Stacy Whittington
Personal Lines Account Manager - Liberty

I have been in the insurance industry since 2007.  I have mainly worked in personal lines, primarily for an independent agency. I have experience writing for multiple companies.
I am from Winston-Salem, NC and have lived all over the great state of North Carolina. I have now settled in the Burlington, NC area. I received my B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2005. My degree focus was history.
The best part of my job is the people. It always exciting to meet new people and being able to help them with their insurance needs is a bonus.
I really love spending time with my family and my animals. I enjoy watching the Carolina Panther’s games. I wish I was able to go to their games more often.
When I’m not working, I’m usually reading or spending time with my family.  I also love to travel, explore museums, and historic sites.
I am fascinated by true crime stories and the solving of crimes. I am interested in not only the shows but novels as well. I would absolutely love to go to Europe one day, especially England. I have a love for the classics Jane Austin, William Shakespeare, etc.
I have recently started becoming involved with Paws4ever animal sanctuary. Since animals are a true passion of mine, this place is perfect. It focuses on adoption, education and training which is wonderful.

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Madeline Burdon
Personal Lines Account Manager - Chapel Hill

I have worked on both the company and the agency side of the insurance industry for 25+ years.
I was born and raised on Long Island, New York.
What excites me the most about my job is the ability to help people with their insurance needs.  It can be anything from buying a new car to purchasing a home. I love being able to help!
I enjoy spending time with friends and family.  My family is everything to me.
When I am not working I love to go to the beach.  I enjoy traveling, bowling and gardening.
In my down time, I enjoy making jams and cheese cakes for people and special events.
I volunteer my time as a literacy volunteer.

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Michelle Haigler
Senior Personal Lines Account Manager – Sanford

I have worked in the insurance industry for 20 plus years.  I started with an independent agency, that later became the agency we have today.
I was born and raised in Sanford NC.
My absolute favorite thing about my job is the people that I meet. I have established lasting relationships with a lot of customers. I am very compassionate, and my memory is that of an elephant.
I am pretty simple person. I enjoy just about anything from sitting down with a good book, to browsing around in an antique store looking for treasures. If I am not doing that I am spending time with my two twin grandchildren that live with me.  They were born in December of 2016. I didn’t know how much I was missing until they came into my life!
If I’m not working, I’m still busy doing something around my house. Between 3 children and 3 grandchildren there is always something to do. I would love to spend a weekend on an island with no interruptions.
All my customers know that I collect squirrels. They are eager to bring me one to add to my awesome collection that I started roughly four years ago. What they don’t know is how much I treasure each one of them and I always write on the bottom who it was from.
In my life right now, I must consider taxi driver, cook, maid, boo-boo kisser, bug killer, teacher, personal accountant and anything else that goes along with having a family as my volunteer activities.

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Kim Bordeaux
Personal Lines Account Manager - Sanford

I started in the insurance industry four years ago as a receptionist.  I then obtained my Property & Causality insurance license, so I could assist our clients with their insurance needs.
I grew up in Sanford, NC and later moved to Broadway, NC.  I have a business degree, but before my career in the insurance industry, I had a full-time job raising my 3 daughters.
The different people I get the chance of working with daily makes my work exciting! They tell me about their life and I help them with their insurance needs. I learn something new every day!
I enjoy spending time with my daughters. I am expecting my first grandchild next year and I am beside myself with excitement.
If I can find some free time in the week, I love a good Netflix binge! Other than that, you can catch me spending time with my family.
I like to shop for clothes and shoes. My favorite go to color is black. I probably own every style of black shirts that Belk’s has to offer.
Children are a passion of mine. I like to volunteer to keep them, if a need arises. My house has always been a home away from home for anyone in need.

 

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Sales

Kevin Murphy
Sales Agent -Chapel Hill

I joined the insurance industry in 2008 in the healthcare sector and moved to property & casualty in 2011. I have worked with a variety of personal and commercial clients helping with their home, auto, life, and business insurance needs.
I grew up in western NC in Wilkes County, a rural county in the foothills.
I love the educational aspect of insurance, helping families and businesses understand the complex language of insurance and understand their everyday risks gives me satisfaction in the work I do.
I love a watching a wide variety of movies and I also love bluegrass music!
When I’m not at work, I love being outdoors and my favorite place is in a chair at the beach.
I was a certified safe-sitter and lifeguard growing up and taught swim lessons for many years.

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Kelly Donald
Sales Agent -Chapel Hill

I was born and raised in Franklinton, North Carolina.  I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill.
I love shopping for a good deal whether it’s clothes or insurance and am always excited to find clients the best coverage for their needs without sacrificing quality. By adding a layer of security and protection to your most valuable possessions, I hope you’re able to relax and enjoy the little things!
As an agent, I specialize in day cares, non-profits, and cleaning services. I am a proud member of SIS, an all-female operated commercial insurance group, and am passionate about helping all female business owners protect their companies.
When I’m not at work, you will likely find me off exploring a new city or sitting around a fire enjoying time with my friends and family. I’m very passionate about food, especially Mexican and Mediterranean food, and would love it if you share your favorite restaurants in town with me so I can try them out!
I’m an active member of Triangle YP Civitan group which volunteers with non-profits all around the triangle and I really enjoy learning about how many people are out there doing good in the community! Some of my personal favorites are Habitat for Humanity, Housing for New Hope, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, and Special Olympics NC.

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Brittany Jackson
Sales Agent - Sanford

I have been an agent in the insurance industry since 2008. I started with our team at Insurance of the Carolinas in 2016. I specialize in personal and commercial line accounts.

I grew up in Deep River, NC which is a small town in Sanford, NC where I was able to enjoy four wheeling and fishing before finding my love for Science in college.

My absolute favorite thing to do at my job is educate my customers on their coverages.  Almost every time I have a conversation about coverage with a customer they tell me that it has never been properly explained to them before.  I love being able to help them understand what coverages they are purchasing and what they may be missing on their policy.

A fun fact about me is that I really enjoy fringe Science and new technological advancements. Questioning why things are the way they are keeps us moving forward. I also really enjoy discussing conspiracy theories.

When I have any free time, I enjoy spending it with my husband and our four kids. We enjoy day trips and weekend trips from the mountains to the beach and everywhere in between.  Our family motto is, “work hard, play harder.”

Another fun fact in my family is that we play the piano, drums, violin, guitar, and sing.  Our guilty pleasure is binge watching Netflix (especially Sci-Fi).

I volunteer at our local homeless shelter with my children where we serve lunch to over a hundred homeless and shut in seniors.  I also enjoy volunteering in the nursery at my church.

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Jim Donaldson
Sales Agent - Greensboro

I have 15 years of insurance experience, specializing in Personal and Commercial line accounts.
I am a native of Greensboro NC, attended and graduated from Page High School then Appalachian State University.
I am glad to be able to contribute my Insurance knowledge to clients so that they are properly insured. I love to explain their coverages so that there are no surprises if a loss occurs.
My weekends are spent outside fishing, hunting, exercising, or doing yard work. I love to fish and hunt.  I also follow UNC Tarheel Basketball.  I enjoy feeding the neighborhood dogs treats on my morning walks.
I love meeting people from all walks of life.  I can’t pass up a good joke and the laughter that comes with it!
I have enjoyed being a Member of the Greensboro Jaycees and working at the Wyndham Gold Tournament.  I have also enjoyed supporting the “Take A Kid Fishing” program that is run out of Morehead City, NC.  This program enables blind, handicapped, and orphaned children a day to experience fishing on a boat with a mentor.

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Donna Wood
Sales Agent – Jamestown

I received my North Carolina insurance license in May of 2012.  I started working for Nationwide Insurance in June of that same year.  I received my Life Insurance License in September of 2012.  I am also licensed in the states of South Carolina and Florida.

I was born and raised in Davidson County, North Carolina.  I graduated from Ledford High School in 1975.  I later attended Davidson County Community College and Guilford College majoring in Business Administration and Customer Service.

What I enjoy most about my job is getting to meet new people and make new connections.  I love being able to recognize and fulfil each customer individual insurance needs.  It is important for me to grow a solid and productive business relationship with my clients.

When I’m not at the office you can find me enjoying quality time with my children, traveling, or playing sports. I enjoy golf, college basketball and bowling. I love living in North Carolina, but I am a die-hard Alabama football fan.

In my downtime I enjoy hiking to waterfalls and rafting in the North Carolina Mountains and spending time with my family.

I get a lot of pleasure from shopping and buying things for others. I very seldom meet a stranger.

I am active with the Red Cross and I also support K-Love, a Christian based radio station.

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John Brooks
Commercial Lines Sales Agent - Raleigh

I have over 15 years in the insurance industry with the last 10 years being solely concentrated on commercial lines.
I grew up in NC and I have watched it grow from basically a small city with many outlying farm communities, to a small to medium bustling metropolis with many outlying small cities and the farm communities still being on the fringe.
I love helping our clients with their business insurance needs, so they can be more focused on the other aspects of their business and know that they are well taken care of by an agent who truly cares about them and their business.
I enjoy discussing the major topics of our day and how to possibly resolve issues that affect us as a society. I like to listen to other people’s ideas and enjoy getting opinions of others to see how different perspectives tackle different problems.
When I’m not at work, you can find me playing volleyball or coaching my son’s soccer team, or sometimes just picking up a good book. My favorite way to spend a weekend is with my son at the beach or on a trip. As long as we are hanging out together and he is enjoying himself and having new experiences, I am happy! Seeing the world through the eyes of our children, is one of the coolest things about being a parent.
I don’t have any guilty pleasures, but I do have a specific talent. I taught ballroom dancing for the last 25 years and I am still pretty good at it. I still dance and teach occasionally.
I am a coach for my local community soccer teams.  I also volunteer with the ROC Solid Foundation which helps children and their families that are affected by cancer.  They provide “ready bags” for the start of their hospital stays, playsets and room makeovers for children with cancer.

 

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Joe Jenkins
Commercial Sales Specialist - Greensboro

I have 46 years of experience in the insurance industry, having gone into life insurance sales after graduating from ECU in 1972.  In June 1975 I began my life long career as a Nationwide Insurance agent.

I grew up in Rockingham, NC, graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Industrial Technology.

I love my work because no other industry or profession can provide the financial security that the insurance industry does.  With the stroke of a pen we can allow families to remain in their homes and feel secure in the event of a family members passing with life insurance; and in the event of a natural disaster we can put families and businesses back together with home, auto and flood insurance.

When I’m not at the office you can find me doing some outdoor activities. I have always enjoyed being outdoors and many of the activities associated with it.  These include golf, fishing, boating and the beach.

I love living in Greensboro.  This city has provided a wonderful life for me and my family and I have given of my time and energy to help make it a better place for all of us by serving on various boards in numerous organizations.  I have also been active in the ECU Pirates Club and the Alumni Association.

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Thomas Mann
Agent

I began my career in the insurance industry in 2014 as a multiline agent.

I grew up in central North Carolina in the town of Whispering Pines, a small town in the heart of the Sandhills. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I love my Tar Heels.

I enjoy working as an insurance advisor – making sure that my clients understand their coverages completely, why it is important to have the polices they have and that periodically reviewing their coverage is essential to making sure they are totally covered in the event of a loss. The most rewarding part of working this way is the relationships I build with my clients. I love solving risk management challenges.

On the weekends I enjoy hanging out in Eastern NC on the Pungo River or at the beach, anywhere on the water and I’m happy. You can also find me catching a concert, trying a new restaurant, or cheering on my Tar Heels and Carolina Panthers.

As for special interests, I have been playing guitar since high school and enjoy picking one up every chance I get. My dad is a “car guy” and I inherited that so I enjoy tinkering on vehicles and catching a classic car show when I can.

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