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Chapel Hill – Franklin Street

1506 E Franklin St, Ste 100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 |  View Location
Pete Seagroves

Pete Seagroves – President

Pete Seagroves is the owner of Seagroves Insurance. He has been serving the industry since 1999. Throughout his time he has developed specializations for business and life insurance. Pete has three children – one son and twin daughters. When he is not in the office he enjoys spending time with his children, playing golf, traveling, and attending UNC basketball games.


Amy Seagroves Benton – President

Amy Seagroves lives in Chapel Hill with her husband Lindsay and their three children. She attended UNC Wilmington and in 1996 received her Bachelors in Recreational Therapy. In 1999 she attended Durham Technical Community College and earned her Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant. Amy has worked with Seagroves Insurance off and on since 1986. In 1999 she received her Property & Casualty, Life and Health, and Medicare Supplement licenses. She is the personal lines office manager.

Amy enjoys being part of her community in her spare time. She is a current member of East Chapel Hill Rotary, past treasurer/board member for Chapel Hill Service League and past treasurer/board member for the Binkley Preschool. Amy also enjoys playing tennis, ultimate frisbee and watching UNC basketball.

Lee Doss – Insurance Broker

Lee Doss serves as an agent for Seagrove Insurance. With over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Lee has developed a specialization for personal policies such as home and auto insurance. Her favorite part of her career has been getting to use creative thinking to help people find the best insurance that fits their individual situations.

Lee is married and has been for over 35 years. Together they share two sons and two grandchildren. When she is not in the office, Lee loves spending time in her backyard by the fire pit dancing, singing, and roasting marshmallows with her grandchildren.

Email: [email protected]

Kelly Sessoms – Financial/Life Agent

Kelly Sessoms, Seagroves Insurance’s Financial/Life agent, began his insurance career in 1992 and has been a member of the Seagroves family since 2006. His licenses include Life and Health, Property and Casualty, Long Term Care/Medicare Supplement and several FINRA series licenses. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kelly’s passion is creating plans for his clients that fit their current needs and help them build and protect their goals for the future.

Kelly says, “I start building plans for clients by asking ‘What are your needs? What are your goals?’ Every person I work with is different. Their needs are different. Their goals and objectives are different. Their finances are different. Therefore everyone deserves the opportunity to have help in building the plan that fits their needs and helps them reach their individual goals and objectives.”

An Eagle Scout, Kelly is married to Leanne and they have two children. In his spare time, Kelly serves as a member of his church’s orchestra, choir, and quartet, and he enjoys golf, lake life, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.

Email: [email protected]

Mark Ingalls – Commercial Broker

Originally from Greenville SC, Mark grew up playing golf all around the Carolinas. After attending Coastal Carolina University for a business administration degree in Business Management/ Marketing with a specialization in Professional Golf Management. He moved to Chapel Hill in 2016. Mark loves to be on the move outdoors, golfing with friends, playing with his dog, and meeting new people.

“I’m committed to providing the highest quality service not only to my clients but to the communities they are part of. I strive to be adaptive to each individual and company as every business has different strengths, needs, and long term goals. I look forward to developing trust and forming relationships that will last.”

Email: [email protected]


Mandy Wagner – Administrative Specialist

Mandy started working for Seagroves Insurance in April 2022. She enjoys working on tasks that challenge her while helping our clients. Mandy lives in Hillsborough with her husband Luke and their three fur babies. She enjoys art, the outdoors, hosting events with friends, and spending time with her family.

Email: [email protected]

Rosy Alvarez – Insurance Broker

Rosy Alvarez has been in the insurance industry since 2002. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2007 with a bachelors degree in psychology. She has had her Property & Casualty license since 2003 and specializes in home and auto.

Rosy is married and has 2 children, boy and girl. In her spare time Rosy likes to spend time with her family, swimming, gardening and volunteering at church.

Email: [email protected]

Blanca Patino – Insurance Broker

Blanca Patino was born in Mexico and raised in Chapel Hill since the age of 5. She is married and has four beautiful kids. Blanca has been in the insurance industry since 2006 and received her LPN license in 2015 from Central Carolina Community College.

When not in the office, Blanca loves to travel and be outdoors exploring with her family.

Email: [email protected]

Valerie Sabato – Administrative Specialist

Valerie was born and raised in Westchester County, NY. She recently moved to Chapel Hill after falling in love with the location, weather, and genuine people during time watching her sons play baseball for UNC. She is married with three adult children and loves playing and watching sports, meeting new people, reading a good book, and spending time with her beautiful family and friends. She looks forward to her future with Seagroves Insurance!

Email: [email protected]

Charlotte Office

9711 David Taylor Dr Suite 106
Charlotte, NC 28262 | View Location

Leon Patillo – Insurance Broker

Leon Patillo is the personal lines account manager for Seagroves Insurance. He has been serving the insurance industry for over 15 years now. With his time, he has developed specializations for personal lines such as home, auto, personal umbrella, RV, boat, motorcycle, and flood insurance. Leon has enjoyed being a trusted advisor and providing insurance coverage that people need while getting them to see the value in having an agent that is on their side.

Leon has been married to Holli for over two years. When he is not in the office he can be found on the golf course or on a cruise ship.

Leon would like everyone to know, “Seagroves Insurance doesn’t do business like other companies. We are here to not only answer questions but to provide solutions and products that are in the client’s best interest. Your insurance is only as good as your agent, so we offer the great service and coverage with competitive rates that best fit your needs.”

Email: [email protected]


Alexis Smith – Administrative Specialist

Alexis Smith was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She graduated from Myers Park High School where she played flute and piccolo. She obtained her Property & Casualty license in 2022 and also has over 10 years of customer service experience. She enjoys spending time her with her daughter and two cats. Alexis loves music, crocheting, and enjoying nature. She is excited for her future here at Seagroves Insurance!

Email: [email protected]

Mebane Office

1036 Mebane Oaks Rd
Mebane, NC 27312 | View Location

Tarron Robinson – Insurance Broker

Tarron Robinson is a dedicated agent for Seagroves Insurance. He has been working within the insurance industry since June 2015. He has developed a specialization for personal insurance. Tarron’s favorite part of his career has been interacting with a wide variety of people every day and helping them in any way possible.

Tarron and his wife Kathryn, have been married since August 2015. Their daughter, Chloe, was born in October 2018 and continuously brings a smile to their faces! When he is not in the office, Tarron enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with family, good food, reading, and watching the Tar Heels!

Email: [email protected]

Pittsboro Office

35 Suttles Rd Ste 150
Pittsboro, NC 27312 | View Location

Jean Droese – Commercial Specialist Manager

Jean Droese is a commercial lines agent for Seagroves Insurance. She has been working for Seagroves for over 15 years but over 21 years within the insurance industry. She has developed a dedicated focus on business insurance. Jean has her life, health, and property and casualty licenses. Her favorite part of her career has been working with people to make sure their insurance needs are met. When Jean is not in the office she enjoys boating, skiing, and some quality family time.

Email: [email protected]

Erica Singleton – Insurance Broker

Erica Singleton serves as an agent for Seagrove Insurance. Erica comes from a personal lines claims background. Her claims experience created a passion for wanting to help people avoid serious financial distress. Erica recognizes the world of insurance is not easily understood and she takes pride in helping people understand their needs. She enjoys finding the best solution for each client’s special situation so that they can always protect what they have worked so hard to earn.
Erica has no human children, but a handful of fluffy ones. She is no stranger to hard work behind the computer or getting her hands dirty on the farm. In her spare time, she loves to cook and bake anything and everything. 

Email: [email protected]

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Samantha Elliott – Administrative Specialist

Samantha resides in Harnett County, but  proudly lived in Chatham County for six years prior to meeting her spouse, with whom she shares two beautiful daughters, ages 4 and 1. Samantha prides herself in helping her community and has never meet a stranger. She is excited for her future with the Seagroves Insurance Family!  

Email: [email protected]

Raleigh Office

6404 Falls of Neuse Rd Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27615 | View Location

Hayden Hall, TRA – Operations Manager

Hayden Hall graduated from Appalachian State University in 2009 where she double majored in Finance and Banking and Risk Management and Insurance. She began her career in the banking industry, but was easily swayed by the Seagroves family to join their company in 2011. Hayden’s first position with the agency was as a receptionist and after obtaining her P&C license in 2012 she became a producer. Hayden was promoted to Operations Manager after the Seagroves Insurance expansion in 2018.

Hayden, her husband Jeff, and their daughter Clarke live in downtown Raleigh. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, attending concerts, spending time outdoors, cheering on the Duke Blue Devils, and volunteering with the Junior League of Raleigh.

Email: [email protected]

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Steve Dixon – Insurance Broker

Steve joined Seagroves Insurance as an agent. He has recently moved here from Michigan, where he graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  In his free time, he loves to hike and has a true passion for fitness as he is a licensed personal trainer.

Email: [email protected]


Olivia Poplin – Administrative Specialist

Olivia recently joined our team as an administrative specialist. She attended Johnston community college where she received her associates degree in early childhood education before she decided to switch gears and get involved in the insurance industry. She has been a CSR for about a year and is currently working on obtaining her property and casualty license. Olivia loves what she does and is so excited to be a part of the Seagroves team!
In her free time, she likes to be outdoors and spend time playing with her dog Maggie!

Email: [email protected]

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Latonia Jefferson- Insurance Broker

Latonia is originally from Erie Pennsylvania where she  began her insurance career with Erie Insurance Group. She has been a licensed agent since 2002.

She has a beautiful daughter and son. She enjoys reading, arts and crafts, working out and the outdoors.

Email: [email protected]

Roanoke Rapids Office

1108 Drake St
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 | View Location

Dawn Vester – Administrative Specialist

Dawn Vester is a retired paraprofessional who spent years working with the Halifax County School System. She retired in 2017 but still serves on the County Schools PR committee. She is also the Vice President of Rainbow Animal Rescue and has four rescue dogs of her own. She and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with family. Working as a CSR with the Seagroves Agency has given her an opportunity to learn and grow in a new field. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with customers and her cheery disposition helps put a smile on the faces of all those she comes in contact with.

Email: [email protected]


Dawn Brewer – Administrative Specialist

Dawn has lived in the Roanoke Rapids area her whole life. She has one son and two dogs. She is engaged to be married in October and she and her fiance enjoy going to concerts and traveling to the mountains. Prior to joining Seagroves Insurance, Dawn worked in the banking industry for seven years.

Email: [email protected]

Renee Munn – Insurance Broker

Renee Munn lives in Roanoke Rapids with her husband, Greg, and their son Dylan. She graduated from Roanoke Rapids High School in 1987 and immediately started in the insurance industry in 1988. She is an insurance agent and manager for the Roanoke Rapids location with 32 years of experience.

She loves spending time at the local dirt track speedway, where both her husband and son dirt track race every Saturday night, from April to October. When she is not at a dirt track, she is always spoiling her fur babies, Rocky, King, and her rescue pup, Lady. She is a forever fan of UNC Basketball, the Dallas Cowboys, and Nascar. Her absolute favorite time of the year is the spring/summer, when she and her husband occasionally visit The Outer Banks and Myrtle Beach.

Email: [email protected]

Brett Liles – Insurance Broker

Brett Liles lives in Roanoke Rapids. He attended UNCW and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Financial Business 2001. Following graduation he started working with a local Nationwide agency and has 19 years of experience.

Brett volunteers for his local volunteer fire department where he has been a member since 2011 and is currently serving as a Captain and also is on the Board of Directors. He also likes to spend his time outdoors ATV riding, walking/running, boating, fishing and hunting.

Email: [email protected]

Patricia Bennett – Insurance Broker

Patricia Bennett is an  agent at Seagroves Insurance. Her focus is on Property, Casualty and Life Insurance. She has been licensed to sell insurance since October of 1998. She is a graduate of Halifax Community College with an Associate Degree in Accounting. She is married and has one daughter.

Email: [email protected]

Jennifer Johnson – Insurance Broker

Jennifer currently lives in Roanoke Rapids with her fiancé, her son, and fur babies. She obtained her P&C license in 2013. She enjoys working with clients and meeting new people. Her main goal is to be sure her clients receive good quality customer service and to keep life-long business relationships with them. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with family and friends, spending time outdoors, cooking, and attending her son’s soccer games.

Email: [email protected]

Rocky Mount Office

1376 Benvenue Rd
Rocky Mount, NC 27804 | View Location

Jimmy Haden- Insurance Broker

Jimmy has over 10 years of experience in insurance, including a year as a claims adjuster. He enjoys working with clients to find them the best rate possible for all of their insurance needs. Jimmy has lived in Rocky Mount most of his life and gives back to his hometown community by being part of the Rocky Mount Rotary Club and mentoring children at local schools. Outside of work, Jimmy loves going to the gym and watching sports, especially the Duke Blue Devils. With his southern hospitality and extensive knowledge in insurance, he is always on your side.

Email: [email protected]


Elizabeth Poulin – Insurance Broker

Elizabeth is happily married and has two dogs who they love dearly. In her spare time, she loves to walk her dogs and spend time with her friends and church family. She and her husband have also come to love doing renovations to their home. Elizabeth is very excited to serve the Rocky Mount area!

Email: [email protected]


Tevin Howell – Administrative Specialist

I currently live in Zebulon with my bearded dragon, Zeus. In my free time I like to read and edit videos. My main goal is to enjoy the opportunities that life brings me and to learn as much as I can. I like to have fun wherever I am, so I’m excited to meet the new customer base and take on the new challenges that await me.

Email: [email protected]

Wendell Office

2210 Big Falls Drive, Suite 103
Wendell, NC 27591 | View Location

Katryna Mills – Insurance Broker

Katryna Mills is an eastern Wake County native and currently lives in Knightdale, NC with her husband. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill where she received her B.A. in Economics in 1998. Three years later, Katryna worked full-time while completing her Master of Business Administration degree through Campbell University. Katryna obtained her Property & Casualty license as well as her Life & Health license in 2000. Katryna also has her Medicare Supplement license and specializes in educating clients on insurance to make certain they have a solid understanding of their coverage.

Katryna not only enjoys assisting clients with their insurance needs, but she also enjoys dancing, reading, and serving at her church. Katryna is a huge fan of Tarheel sports, especially Tarheel basketball and football. Go Heels!

Email: [email protected]


Giovanna Rivera – Account Manager

Giovanna Rivera joined the Seagroves Insurance in September of 2019 as a Bilingual CSR and in March of 2020 she received her Property & Casualty license. In her free time, she enjoys to traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family. Her favorite part of her job is assisting and serving clients on their insurance needs. She is excited and ready to take on new challenges in the next step of her career.

Email: [email protected]

Julie Sylvester – Administrative Specialist

Julie joined Seagroves Insurance in September 2023. She currently lives in Knightdale, NC with her husband and three sons. She graduated from Elon University with a B.S. in Music Education and Vocal Performance.  She has taught music and math at different levels in the public and private school classrooms and especially enjoyed her administrative roles where she discovered her love of customer service. She is looking forward to bringing her passion for excellence to the insurance industry.  In her free time, she enjoys creating memories with her family through fitness, music, baking, and the outdoors.

Email: [email protected]

Cary Office

103 New Edition Ct
Cary, NC 27511 | View Location

Dan Crocker – Insurance Broker

Dan Crocker has been an agent in Cary since 1986. Dan spends his time with family and friends, enjoys travel, reading, music, and being involved in the community.

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