My career in insurance started while I was in college as a sales intern at a large Fortune 500 Insurance company in Atlanta. I fell in love with the business because I love working with families; it’s a “relationships” business! I actually met and married the love of my life Gene when I sold him a homeowner’s policy. We laugh that he’s the first and the last customer I’ll ever date! We have 3 beautiful children that keep us very busy! After 16 years in the business I am still passionate about serving the families I work with by providing the coverages they need to protect all they have worked for! In 2005, after much prayer and consideration, I left a great company and started Proverb Insurance Agency. I was drawn to the independent insurance model because I felt it could provide better customer service for the families I cared so much for! I am a proud to be endorsed by Dave Ramsey as a local insurance provider and expert in personal lines insurance! Our agency works with families in GA and AL providing personal auto, home, life, and now business insurance! My husband, Gene, came over to the agency in 2019, and the team continues to grow and serve our customers’ needs. Our goal is to have the heart of a teacher, always follow through on our promises, and to leave a legacy of loving people!
I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Building Science and Business Management degree and started my career in commercial construction. I worked my way up with a large General Contracting firm to be a Senior Project Manager of projects in excess of $50 million dollars. I had a great career but always had a passion to run my own business. Luckily for me, my wife (Megan) was running our family's insurance company and had grown it to the point we needed to bring on more help. After much prayer, we decided it was time for me to join our family business. I am passionate about helping families and businesses make wise decisions about their insurance needs and do my best to add value to everyone I speak to! Our goal is to leave a Legacy of caring for what matters most – People!
(I also Love my Beautiful Wife, Our 3 crazy kids, Hunting, Fishing, and Georgia Football and would love to chat with you about any of those things!)
I was raised in a small town in WV; one of six children surrounded by many cousins and wonderful parents and grandparents. While attending Marshall University, I met the love of my life. I then made my way to MA where I began my insurance career. My jobs included Subrogation Processor, Company Complainant Coordinator, and Senior Property Claims Adjuster.
I then moved back to WV, working at the oldest independent agency in town. Mark and I tied the knot at a surprise wedding in Gatlinburg where he made all the arrangements. We became very involved in the Marshall University alumni group and followed the Thundering Herd to all the football games.
In 2002 we made the move to GA. I began working at a large insurance carrier as a CSR where I spent 10 years, until I joined an independent insurance agency. In 2017, I joined Proverb Insurance.
My husband and I love animals and have 5 rescue cats. We always have said if they come, they will stay. Three years ago at Christmas, we brought a tiny blue tick beagle into our lives that changed everything. Hazel Ruth: Duchess of Bluetick. Sweetest dog ever.
My favorite quote: " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13.
I had the opportunity in high school to work part-time at an independent insurance agency. I loved what I did, but never got the opportunity to pursue a career in insurance after graduation. My husband, Randae, and I moved to the area in 2018 with our two children. Shortly after our move to Columbus, we visited Proverb Insurance to complete an insurance review with Megan. As we left her office, I told my husband I would work there some day…I just felt it in my spirit. So, several careers later, God has brought me back to the insurance industry, and I joined the Proverb Insurance Team in 2019. It is awesome to work with and learn from such a knowledgeable team while helping to serve the families we work so hard to protect.