Meet Our Team
Deeply rooted in Concord, NC, Jessica graduated from Concord High School and Wingate University with a B.A. in History. She has been the co-owner, along with Jeremy Blackwell, of the Byrd Agency, Inc. since 2009 and is a third generation Nationwide Agent. Her grandfather was the retired Agent, Arnold Byrd and her father, also retired, is Jim Blackwell.
Jessica lives in Davidson, NC with her husband, daughter, and two dogs - Duke and Bear.
Jeremy is an original Concord native. He is married to his wife, Nicole (Niki), They have two children, a daughter, Ellison and son, Hutson, along with one rescue dog, Sophie. Jeremy has a B.S. in Finance with a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Licenses. He holdsthe following licenses: Property, Casualty, Life, Health, and Medicare Supplement/LTC.
Jeremy is a third generation agent and has qualified for the following awards: Life University Qualifying Agency, Commercial Select Agent, On Your Side Certified Agency, Making of a Champion Award, and a Presidents Conference Qualifier.
He is a proud member of Rocky River Church and the Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time, he loves to travel, hike, fish and explore.
Shane specializes in commercial and personal insurance. With a background in higher education, he wants to make sure that each client not only has the best policy to fit their needs but that they also understand the coverages they have purchased.
Shane grew up in Concord, NC and went to Concord High School. He is married and has 1 dog named Peep.
Mike is extensively trained in commercial insurance and has the ability to match client need with company offerings. While he primarily focuses on business insurance, he also assists clients with personal insurance needs.
In South Kannapolis, born and raised, on the playground is where he spent most of his days. Chillin out maxin, relaxin all cool...shootin some b-ball outside of school. He is married with two children and two dogs.
Kelly was born and raised in Concord, NC in Cabarrus County where she attended Northwest Cabarrus High. After graduation, she wanted to stay local and chose to attend Pheiffer University. She graduated from Pheiffer with a degree in Criminal Justice. She loves to travel and spend time with her family!
At our office, Kelly handles billing, customer support, account changes and much more!
Chrissy grew up in Lexington - otherwise known as the Barbeque Capital of North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus on Communication Studies. After graduating, she continued pursuing her education and obtained an Associates in General Insurance designation (AINS). She holds her Property/Casualty and Surplus Lines licenses.
After marrying her high school sweetheart in 2014, Chrissy and her husband live in Lexington, NC with their dog, Bella.
Allison grew up in Kannapolis, NC where she attended A.L. Brown High School. Upon graduation, she decided to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she obtained her B.A. in Art History.
In 2000, Allison became a second generation Nationwide Agent by joining her mother's team, the Sharon Stricker Agency in Concord, NC.
Allison lives in Kannapolis, NC with her husband and three kids. Her pets include: one dog, one chicken, one fish and a snake!