Andrea is a native of Eastern North Carolina and grew up in Beaufort. She started her insurance career with Beam Cooper Gainey in 1997 until they were acquired by BB&T Insurance/McGriff Insurance Services in 1999 where she continued to work until 2019. She has over 22 years’ experience and holds a designation as a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR). Her primary focus has been on personal lines insurance specializing in coastal exposures. Andrea and her husband Kevin live in Newport, NC and have one adult child, Noah and three dogs, Winnie, Bailey, and Sailor. They love spending time on the water boating, fishing, and watching football.