South-West Insurance Agency, Inc.


Brandi Wells

Posted by on Apr 9, 2021

Tenure:  Since 2018

Duties and Accreditations:  Brandi attended Mountain Empire Community College and Clinch Valley College.  She previously worked in the banking and the medical industries.  She is a licensed Property and Casualty agent. 

Personal:  Brandi and her husband have one daughter and reside in Kingsport, TN. They spend their time enjoying the outdoors by hiking and camping.  In her spare time she enjoys photography and traveling with her family.

Erica Jones

Posted by on Apr 9, 2021

Tenure: Since 2014

Duties and Accreditations: Erica is a licensed Property and Casualty Agent.

Personal:  Erica and her husband have 2 children and reside in Jonesville.  She enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with family. Erica and her family attend White Shoals Baptist Church where she serves as secretary and the children’s Sunday School teacher.

Stephanie Sturgill

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019

Duties and Accreditations:   Stephanie is a Licensed Property & Casualty Agent. Her job responsibilities include Claims and Policy processing.

Personal:   Stephanie resides in Big Stone Gap with her husband Bo and their two children. She is a graduate of Powell Valley High School. In her spare time she enjoys baking, traveling, being outdoors and spending time with family.



Hagan Hensley

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018

Tenure:  Since 2018

Accreditations:  Hagan is licensed in both Property & Casualty and Life & Health.

Personal:  Hagan, a native of Lee County, VA, graduated from Thomas Walker High School as valedictorian in 2008. He continued his education at Lincoln Memorial University where he was a member of the golf team and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Hagan and his wife, Lindsay, reside in Kingsport and are members of First Broad St United Methodist Church. Outside of work, he enjoys golf, travel, and sporting events.

Farrah Bunch

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015

Tenure: Since 2015

Duties and Accreditations: Farrah is a licensed Property and Casualty Agent.

Personal: Farrah attended Mountain Empire Community College and previously worked in public education and the construction industry.  Farrah and her three sons live in Big Stone Gap and spend most of their time traveling and participating in a variety of local youth sporting events.  She also enjoys staying active and enjoying the outdoors with her family.

Tony Rogers

Tony Rogers

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013

Tenure: Since 2009

Duties and Accreditations: Tony’s focus is in serving the needs of Lee and Wise County residents with home, auto, life, farm and commercial business insurance while also managing the Jonesville branch of South-West Insurance Agency.  He currently holds designations of Certified Professional Insurance Agent, Basic Farm Certification designation from Nationwide and is a member of the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (AIMS).

Personal: Tony currently serves as secretary-treasurer of the local Kiwanis International chapter;  Kiwanis is involved in the community through their scholarship program and donations to local outreach organizations. Tony enjoys golf and volunteer coaching football, baseball and soccer. Tony, along with his wife Julie, son Caden and daughter Eva attend Freedom of Worship church in Norton and reside in Appalachia Va.


Tammy Sturgill

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013

Tenure: Since 2004

Duties and Accreditations: Tammy is a Licensed Property & Casualty Agent and Licensed Life & Health and Annuities Agent.

Personal: Tammy attended New River Community College where she obtained her Associate in Applied Science Degree with a Major in Accounting. Tammy is originally from Iaeger, WV. Tammy is co-leader of Girl Scout Troop #389. She attends Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church in Wise where she assists with Sunday School and Children’s Church programs. She is married and has two daughters.

Darcus Hamilton

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013

Tenure: Since 2001

Duties and Accreditations: Darcus is a Licensed Property & Casualty Agent.

Personal: Darcus’ employment background includes the field of travel as well as insurance. Darcus enjoys the outdoors and her hobbies include camping, riding ATVs, and spending time with her children. Darcus is married and has two children.

Elissa Powers

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013

Tenure: Since 2005

Duties and Accreditations: Elissa is a Licensed Property & Casualty Agent.

Personal: Elissa received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics with a Minor in Business Administration from Clinch Valley College (now the University of Virginia’s College at Wise). Elissa was originally from Pound but moved to Blacksburg in 1998 where she worked in property management. She returned to southwest Virginia in 2005 when she joined the agency. Elissa’s animal rescue work with organizations such as In His Hands Small Animal Rescue involves fostering, rehabilitating, and caring for special needs animals as well as rescue transportation, networking, and fundraising. Other community affiliations include Winds of the Mountain Empire, the Big Stone Gap Celtic Festival, Blue Fox Guild, and 9:00 Club Pit Band. Elissa is an avid photographer and photography contest judge. Some of her works have been included in local and national publications and books. Elissa plays the flute and other instruments. She currently plays in a number of ensembles including semi-professional groups and others organized for local high school and college performances.

Kenny Gilley

Kenny Gilley

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013

Tenure: Since 1993

Duties and Accreditations: Kenny is a member of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, the Professional Insurance Agents Association, the National Association of Surety Bond Producers, and the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia. Kenny has the ability to handle the complexities of Personal, Commercial, and Life & Health insurance as well as Agency Management.

Personal: Prior to joining the team, Kenny worked with Appalachia Insurance Agency and Westmoreland Coal Co. Kenny’s involvement in community service includes Past President and member of the Kiwanis Club of Norton, and is the Chairman of the Wise County Industrial Development Authority and the Norton Community Hospital Foundation. Kenny attended Clinch Valley College (now the University of Virginia’s College at Wise) where he received Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In his spare time, Kenny enjoys golfing and traveling.