As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business. Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.
Danyell Short has over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry. Licensed in Property & Casualty, she specializes in commercial insurance. Danyell has an Associate’s degree in Business Administration with Certification in Management. She has also earned both her CISR and CIC insurance designations. Away from the office, she enjoys attending church and spending time with family.
Account Manager - Commercial Lines
Karen Strevel joined the agency in 2011 and began working in commercial lines with a CISR designation in 2015. She is a native of PA but has lived in NC for 25 years. She loves spending time with her 2 daughters, sons-in-law and 8 grandchildren.
Account Manager - Personal Lines, Life & Health
Keisha Peele, a California native by way of Virginia, has called North Carolina her home for 15 years. After obtaining an associate in Business Administration, Keisha began her career in insurance in 2013. She has since earned her CISR designation and currently working toward other insurance related designations. Licensed in Property & Casualty, Life and Health, she works closely with individuals to ensure their needs are met. Away from the office she enjoys spending quality time with her Fiancé and three children.
Account Manager - Personal Lines
Dara Swearingen joined the agency in 2008. She obtained her property and casualty license in 2016. Dara is a North Carolina native and attended Pitt Community College and graduated with an Associate’s degree in Medical Assisting. Away from the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two sons, one who loves baseball and the other who attends NC State University.
Account Manager - Personal Lines
Casey Pickle is a Hamilton Native who joined our team in 2016 as an Account Manager. She became licensed in Property & Casualty and is currently working towards obtaining her CISR designation. She works closely with her clients to assure their insurance needs are met. Away from the office Casey enjoys the beach, traveling and spending time with her fiancé and daughter.
Debra Tomchesson joined the agency in 2014 as a Sales Executive. Licensed in Property & Casualty, Life, Accident and Health she works closely with individuals assuring all of their insurance needs are met. Debra, a New York native, has called North Carolina home since attending East Carolina University. After graduating with a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, Debra pursued a career in the financial services industry. Away from the office, Debra and her husband enjoy attending the athletic and academic events of their very active 5 children.
Heather is an Account Executive for Commercial Lines. Following graduation from UCF in 2000, Heather began her career with an insurance company as a Commercial Underwriter. Two years later, she was promoted to Marketing Representative, helping agencies grow and recruiting new agency partners. Heather has been helping agencies write new business all across Eastern North Carolina. Heather will be based out of our Morehead City location.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her twin daughters, Ashlyn and Anna, who are 6. Living in Morehead City, she and her family enjoy the beach, fishing, and taking trips all over the beautiful state of North Carolina.
Keri Mack joined our team in 2018 and brings over 15 years of insurance industry experience. A Massachusetts native, she graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Business and Economics. She has been a resident of North Carolina for 10 years, 7 of which she served as an active duty Marine. Away from the office, Keri loves the beach, horseback riding, shooting at the range, hunting, running and her 3 dogs.
Marc Jessup is a North Carolina native who graduated from Mississippi State University in 1987. Marc began his insurance career in New Bern later that year. He since earned his RHU (Registered Health Underwriter) designation and continues to work towards other professional designations. With knowledge and expertise in a broad range of employee benefit services, Marc assists businesses throughout Eastern North Carolina with their group medical, dental, disability, and life programs. As a compliment to employee benefits he is able to advise businesses with all aspects of their property and casualty insurance needs. He is active in the community, serves on various boards including the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as participating on the Advisory Council for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. When not working with clients, Marc enjoys duck hunting, golf, the beach, and spending time with his wife and three children.
Stedman joined The Jessup Group in 2014 after a 15 year career as an account representative in the construction industry. Stedman is licensed in all personal and commercial lines but specializes in Commercial Property, General Liability, and Workers’ Compensation coverage. When not assisting clients, he enjoys fishing, bow hunting, golf, and spending time at the beach with his wife and children.