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Jonathan-2Jonathan Kyle

Jonathan Kyle, President of Mountaineer Insurance Services, founded the company in 2006, and his top priority is to ensure his clients are receiving the best possible coverage for their insurance needs.

He started with MIS fresh out of college, and in that time he has worked on almost every line of insurance we offer, from health to automotive. He currently specializes in commercial insurance, farm operations, and resort and condominium coverage plans. Jonathan was born and raised in Randolph County, and he’s deeply involved in the local community, including active participation in: • Tygart Valley Lions Club – Past President and current Treasurer • Valley Health Care – Vice-Chairman • Elkins Randolph County Chamber of Commerce – President  • NRA member • Home of the Soul Church Member • Randolph Lodge #55 AF&AM Member


Angela Kyle

Angela is a co-owner of Mountaineer Insurance Services and focuses her efforts on customer service. With over 22 years of combined experience in customer service and insurance products, she’s able to explain the variety of coverage options we offer to our clients and help them find the best fit for their insurance needs. Angela has lived in West Virginia for most of her life and appreciates the beauty of the state. When she’s not in the office, Angela can be found outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking and exploring with her three children and her husband, Jonathan.


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Elizabeth Arbogast

Elizabeth joined Mountaineer Insurance Services in 2017. A seasoned insurance professional, Elizabeth brings over 20 years of experience to the team.

Specializing in transportation, small business, and workers’ compensation, she looks forward to providing excellent customer service for your account. Elizabeth is a lifelong resident of Elkins and married to her husband Derek for 35 years. They have two grown children and are now the proud grandparents of three beautiful Grandchildren. “Granny” as she likes to be called by her Grandchildren is a graduate of Elkins High School, she studied business at Davis & Elkins College and has earned several insurance designations including AU, AIS, AINS, and the AFIS. Elizabeth is active in many community organizations and serves as a Board Member and Mentor for Randolph County CLIMB. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time with family.


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Bethany joined the MIS team in February 2016 as an insurance specialist working in the Beverly office.

She worked in the banking and finance industry for 14 years before embarking on her insurance career and graduated from the Safeco Producer Development Program in May 2016. While she is able to assist with all lines of property and casualty insurance, Bethany specializes in resort rental and secondary home coverage.

Bethany was born and raised in Mill Creek. She’s been married to her husband, Shawn, for 29 years and they have two adult sons, Colin and Owen. Beth spends her free time outdoors riding her bike, camping, kayaking, and exploring the great state of WV.


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Charles is an insurance specialist and has been a part of the MIS family for about a year. Prior to starting in the insurance industry, Charles worked for his family’s business – Mill Creek Builders Supply – for 15 years. They provided logging and sawmill services and did all of their own trucking, so Charles has a unique understanding of industrial businesses and their insurance needs.

He’s a lifelong resident of Mill Creek and is active in community service. Treasurer for Beverly United Methodist Church Vice-president and coach for Tygart Valley Youth Football YMCA Basketball Coach Tygart Valley Lions Club Member

Charles has been married for 16 years, and he and his wife have three children. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and camping.


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Christophe has well over a decade and a half of experience in the insurance industry. Starting out in an apprenticeship program in high school, he got a foothold of what would later become a career.

He’s had his Property and Casualty license since 2012, and today focuses mainly on personal insurance. Though, he’s more than willing to help your commercial needs. Originally from Canada, Christophe has lived in the Elkins area since he was three, and wouldn’t even think about leaving the great state of West Virginia. Christophe is also involved in the local community and church, serving as a volunteer softball coach and treasurer for the Elkins Church Softball league. Christophe and his wife, Olivia, are both youth leaders in their church. When he is not spending time with his wife, he can be found playing softball, hunting, shooting, and ATV riding.


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Jane has worked in the insurance industry since 1978 and has been with MIS since December 2015. Her expertise and advice are invaluable to the clients she serves out of the Elkins, West Virginia office. Community involvement is an important priority for many of us at MIS, and Jane is no exception. She serves as a scout and 4-H club leader. Jane also enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband, four children and her eight-year-old grandson, Ryder. They enjoy camping and spending time outdoors as a family, and her favorite time of the year is when all her kids come home to visit.



Kevin Lambert

Montrose resident Kevin Lambert recently joined the Elkins, WV office of Mountaineer Insurance. Kevin comes with 14 years of experience with another independent insurance agency.

In 2004 Kevin graduated from Davis and Elkins College in Elkins with an Associate Degree in Science, with a business major. That same year he obtained a property and casualty license.

Kevin’s primary focus is in selling and serving insurance along personal lines. He obtained his CISR designation and completed a Dale Carnegie class in 2007.

Kevin and his wife Missy have two sons, Benjamin 13, and Isaac 10. He and his wife are very active in the Good Shepherd Assembly of God Church in Elkins where Missy’s Dad pastors. He is a Sunday School teacher and he and Missy lead the Youth Department.

He is looking forward to putting his skills and experience to work at Mountaineer Insurance.


Debra Harper

Debra Harper has been in the Franklin, WV office of Mountaineer Insurance for over 2 years.

Debra is a native and resident of Highland County, Virginia. She graduated from Franklin High School and is married with one son, and one grandson. She enjoys spending time with her family, her three dogs, and two cats, and also enjoys reading, Bible study, and learning to paint. . She has been in the insurance industry for 22 years and is licensed in both WV and VA. She wants to be known as YOUR Insurance Lady – the one to come to for all your insurance needs, whether it’s home, auto, farm (specializing in poultry operations), business, or pretty much anything else!


Robert Gibson

Bobby was raised in Valley Head WV and attended Tygarts Valley H.S. He graduated from Northeastern State University in 1991 with a BS in Marketing. Bobby worked in the financial sector with Wells Fargo and UC Lending for 10 years before moving into the insurance sector in 2001.  He worked at Farm Family and State Farm before joining Jonathan and Angela in 2007 at Mountaineer Insurance Services. He is most differently the insurance guru. He would love to look at your insurance and help with your insurance needs.

Bobby enjoys camping, hunting, and golf.  Bobby loves the outdoors and everything West Virginia has to offer.

 


Jace Kyle

Jace is a West Virginia University 2020 Finance graduate from Beverly, West Virginia. He enjoys traveling, fishing, and spending time with his friends and family. For the past year he has worked as a financial representative with Luttner Financial Group where he has helped clients plan and prepare for a better financial future. Jace has a strong passion for helping others and is eager to work with current and future MIS clients by providing full financial planning services including life, health, home, auto, and commercial insurance.

 


Ashley Hamrick

Ashley and her husband Kenney are both born and raised in Webster Springs, WV. She enjoys being outside and has a passion for raising and training barrel horses, traveling, and competing with her horses. A former Radiology Technologist as well as working for her family’s business, she recently passed her insurance exam and is excited to be part of Mountaineer Insurance.

 


Kelly Workman

Kelly is our newest agent at the Elkins office. Her primary role is as our customer service representative. She has been in the insurance industry for a little over 2 years.
She is originally from Northern Nevada. She is a US Air Force veteran, having served 8 years. She is a mother of 2 young children.
When not providing excellent customer service she spends her time with her kids exploring the great state of West Virginia. She is a volunteer softball coach and treasurer for Randolph County Youth Softball.