Meet Our Staff

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.

Our Divisions


Earlena Duncan, Insurance Agent

Earlena Duncan

Agency Manager

Earlena has been licensed as an agent since 1995 and sells property, casualty, life, and health products. She loves supporting local athletic teams and can usually be found cheering on one of her eight grandchildren. She’s also actively involved in local church and community projects.


Ron Wells, Lexington Insurance Agent

Ron Wells

Manager / Agent

Ron has been in the insurance industry for 32 years and owned his own agency before joining the team at Elite.

Michael Bethel, Lexington Insurance Agent

Michael Bethel


Michael has been in the insurance industry almost 17 years, and has been a licensed agent for 15 of those years in property & casualty and life. He really enjoys whipping up delicious culinary creations, creating pottery, and spending time with his dog, Roscoe.

Amber Sallee, Lexington Insurance Agent

Amber Sallee

Amber is a bookkeeper for Elite. When not at work, she likes to be outdoors camping and hiking, and she also enjoys arts and crafts with her two little girls.


Marlena Lafferty, Inez / Louisa Insurance Agent

Marlena Lafferty

Division Manager

Marlena is licensed in Property, Casualty, Life, and Health. She has been with Elite Insurance Agency for 16 years. She is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching her kids hoop it up, hit grand slams, and steal bases!! She loves her Kentucky Wildcats and has stuck by her Cincinnati Reds through the good and the bad. She delights in taking care of her clients and values the opportunity to provide each of them with not only the coverage they need but also an easy and stress free experience.

Sue Stepp, Inez / Louisa Insurance Agent

Sue Stepp


Sue is a licensed property and casualty insurance agent that has been with Elite for twenty-five years. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and wonderful grandkids, is an avid shopper who enjoys finding a good deal, and she loves cooking for her family and friends.


Doris Mattingly, Pikeville Insurance Agent

Doris Mattingly

Manager / Agent

Doris has worked in the insurance business for 32 years. She started her career in Atlanta, Georgia, but moved back to her hometown of Pikeville, Kentucky five years later, where she remains to work in insurance. Doris loves to travel, read, work outside, and spend time with her family and friends.

Kathy Honaker, Pikeville Insurance Agent

Kathy Honaker


Kathy has worked in the insurance industry for 21 years and been an agent for the past 19 years. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and working puzzles.

Kevin Wagner, Paintsville Insurance Agent

Kevin Wagner


Kevin is a graduate of Morehead State University and has been an agent with Elite since 1996. Being licensed in Life & Health and Property & Casualty, he enjoys the versatility of being able to provide a wide array of insurance products for both individuals and businesses. In his spare time, Kevin likes to coach little league sports, fish, boat, play guitar, and sit around a nice campfire!

Gloria Weddington, Pikeville Insurance Agent

Gloria Weddington


Gloria has been in the insurance industry for more than 26 years. In Gloria’s free time, she loves spending time with her grandchildren and going fishing with her husband, Tim.

Sandy Hall, Pikeville Insurance Agent

Sandy Hall

Sandy has worked with Elite for 14 years. In her free time, Sandy enjoys spending time with her great-granddaughter, Caylee. Sandy graduated from the University of Kentucky with an Associate Degree in Accounting.

Bill Staggs, Kentucky Insurance Agent

Bill Staggs


Bill has been in the insurance industry since 1981 and has worked in all lines of insurance, including personal, commercial, life and health. He attended Pikeville College, pursing a degree in accounting. In 2007, Bill obtained his Certified Insurance Counselor designation (CIC) from the National Alliance Insurance Research and Insurance Agency. Bill is also the Pastor of Meta Baptist Church, and enjoys spending time with his family.


Mark Grim, Insurance Agent

Mark Grim

Manager / Agent

Mark is a graduate from Eastern Kentucky University with over 35 years of experience as an independent agent. He is licensed in Property & Casualty and Life & Health, and is also a licensed Surplus Lines Broker. He enjoys riding his Harley and is active in the local chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association.

Janice Gilliam, Insurance Agent

Janice Gilliam


Janice has worked in the insurance industry since she graduated from high school, and has been with Elite since 2007. She lives on a farm with her husband and a lot of animals that require care every morning and evening, and they love them all. She has two grandsons that she adores spending time with, teaching them to love the farm life too.

Annette Minix, Insurance Agent

Annette Minix


Annette has been a licensed Property and Casualty insurance agent for 10 years. Outside of work, Annette loves to read (her favorite author is Stephen King), try new recipes, and rock out at a great concert.

Esther Ward, Insurance Agent

Esther Ward

Ester has worked in the insurance industry since 1990. When she’s not in the office, she likes to garden, read, and take care of her pets, Molly and Smokey.