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.

Brent Showalter

Brent Showalter

President, Director of Personal Lines Division
(540) 943-1221 ext. 113

Brent is President of Weaver Insurance and Financial Advisors, and holds licenses for Property and Casualty Insurance, Life, and Health Insurance. Brent graduated in 1984 from James Madison University with a degree in Business and has worked full-time with the company since that time. He also gained experience by spending summers working part-time for the company while attending school. Brent’s father, Leonard Showalter, joined Ralph Weaver in 1960 to form Weaver Insurance Agency, Inc. Brent is married to Melissa, who also works for Weaver Insurance and Financial Advisors. They attend Asbury United Methodist Church, Harrisonburg.

Chad Hatter

Chad Hatter, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®

Vice President, Investment Advisor Representative
(540) 943-1221 ext. 101

Chad is Vice-President and Investment Advisor Representative. He holds CLU® (Chartered Life Underwriter), ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant), CASL® (Chartered Advisor for Senior Living), RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional) professional designations. He also holds Series 7, 63, and 65 (for investments), as well as Life and Health Insurance licenses. Chad has been with Weaver Insurance and Financial Advisors since 1997, and Vice President since 2007. He and his wife, Lori, have three sons, Zach, Adam and Drew. They are members of Mountain View Mennonite Church, Lyndhurst, where Chad has served on church council, finance committee and as Sunday School teacher. He enjoys all sports, especially golf, baseball and basketball.

Jerry Zirkle

Jerry Zirkle

Vice President, Commercial Lines Division
(540) 943-1221 ext. 110

Jerry is Vice-President of Weaver Insurance and Financial Advisors. He holds licenses for Property and Casualty Insurance and Life and Health Insurance. Jerry graduated from James Madison University in 1975 with a degree in Business Administration and was employed in office administration for 14 years prior to his current position. Jerry has been with Weaver Insurance and Financial Advisors since 1988. He and his wife Janna, who also works at the agency, have two grown daughters, Jill and Joy. Jerry and Janna are members of Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

J.R. Showalter

J.R. Showalter, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®

Investment Advisor Representative
(540) 943-1221 ext. 102

J.R. has been life, health, and securities licensed since 1998, and has been a part of the financial services division of Weaver Insurance and Financial Advisors since November 2004. He is an Investment Advisor Representative with ProEquities, Inc., and has earned the ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant) and CASL® (Chartered Advisor for Senior Living) RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional) professional designations. He also earned a BBA from the University of Georgia where he played shortstop for the 1990 National Champion “Dawgs” baseball team.

Chris Green

Chris Green, CIC®

Commercial Insurance Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 118

Chris was born in Annapolis, Maryland, raised in the Richmond, Virginia area, and has resided in Lexington since 2009. He graduated VCU after serving four years in the U.S. Marines. His degree is in Urban Studies and Planning, and he earned his Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2000. He is active in the local community, currently serving as the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Toys For Tots Coordinator, and Senior Vice Commandant of our local Marine Corps League Detachment. Chris specializes in Commercial Property, Garage, Contractors, and Trucking Insurance. His recreational and personal interests are snowboarding and hiking, along with reading history and politics.

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Joel Frazier, AAI®, CIC®

Commercial Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 131

Joel began his insurance career in 1985 with Old Dominion Insurance Agency, Inc as a Property & Casualty and Life and Health insurance agent. In 1987, he became part owner of Old Dominion Insurance assisting with management functions as well as producing and servicing insurance clients. He earned the Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) designation in 1994 and the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 2008. He is a founding member of the Blue Ridge Astronomers, member of the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce, past board member of the Greater Verona Business Association, Associate Vice President of the Augusta Homebuilders Association, member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, member of the Professional Insurance Agents Association

Joel is married with two children. He enjoys spending time with his daughter, amateur astronomy, reading, motorcycling, gardening, bicycling, yoga, golf, working on the farm, and working in his shop during his spare time.

Scott Kimmel

Scott Kimmel, CEP®

Certified Estate Planning Advisor and Commercial Insurance Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 130

Scott has been in the life, health, and financial services industry since 1999, and has been a part of the financial services division of Weaver Insurance and Financial Advisors since May 2011. Scott has worked in the Estate Planning area since 1999, and has since developed a niche in helping clients solve their Estate Planning needs. He has earned the CEP® (Certified Estate Planning) professional designation. Scott works extensively with local attorneys and CPAs to help assist our Clients with their goals. He earned a BS from Clemson University where he worked as an assistant to the Baseball Team Coaching Staff. Scott is a member of the Victory Worship Center in Staunton, VA. He lives in Mt. Sidney, Virginia with his wife Alisa and children Madison, Morgan, Evan & Dillon. Scott is an avid sports fan and likes to play golf and travel.

Joe Shenk

Joe Shenk, ChFC®

Investment Advisor Representative
(540) 943-1221 ext. 105

Joe holds series 6, 7, 63, and 65 licenses (for investments), and has been licensed for life and health and long-term care insurance planning since 2005. He holds a ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant) professional designation. Joe moved to Harrisonburg, VA in 1989 and has lived in the Shenandoah Valley ever since. While he was in college, and immediately after, he worked at Rosetta Stone in Harrisonburg as an account executive. Joe and his wife, Amina, and their boys, Ari and Jacob, live in Staunton and attend Staunton Mennonite Church. He serves on the finance committee at church and leads singing from time to time. He volunteers as a board member for the Daily Living Center in Waynesboro. Joe enjoys tennis, soccer, and games of all kinds.

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Stuart Hatter, CLU®, RHU®

Life, Health & LTC Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 103

Stuart is an Insurance Advisor and Benefits Specialist, and holds licenses for Life Insurance, Annuities, and Health Insurance. He can also help you with Long Term Care insurance and planning, Disability Income insurance, and Medicare products. Stuart has extensive knowledge of the health reform changes as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He has been employed with Weaver Insurance and Financial Advisors since 2007. He has earned the CLU® (Chartered Life Underwriter) and RHU® (Registered Health Underwriter) professional designations. Stu and his wife, Heather, have three young children, two sons and one daughter. Stu enjoys all sports, especially baseball and golf, as well as hunting and fishing when time permits!

Debbie Lucas

Debbie Lucas

Life & Health Insurance Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 104

Debbie is an agent who specializes in both health & life insurance, along with extensive knowledge in Medicare products. She holds licenses for Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Property & Casualty. Debbie has been with Weaver Insurance and Financial Advisors since 1993, and has experience in insurance since 1984. She is widowed with two grown children. Debbie enjoys spending time with her six fun-loving grandchildren and her two ornery cats, Lucy and Lucky.

Becky Kiser

Becky Kiser, CPIA

Insurance Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 122

Becky is a Personal Lines Insurance Agent and holds a Property and Casualty Insurance license. She has been employed with Weaver Insurance and Financial Advisors since 2004. She and her husband, Jeff, have four children and attend Waynesboro Mennonite Church.

David Mininger

David Mininger

Insurance Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 116

Dave will be glad to help you with any of your individual insurance needs. He holds licenses for Property & Casualty Insurance and Life Insurance. He is a long term employee, working in the insurance field since 1985. He graduated from Eastern Mennonite University. Dave and his wife, Marian, have two sons, Brian & Jeffrey, and six granddaughters. They are active members of Springdale Mennonite Church in Waynesboro. Dave enjoys softball, horseshoes and hiking. He often volunteers with some local charities, such as VA Mennonite Relief Sale, Mennonite Disaster Service and Disciples Kitchen.

Liz Sheets

Liz Sheets, ACSR, CPIA

Insurance Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 120

Liz holds a Property and Casualty Insurance License and is an Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR). She has been in the insurance industry since 1988; she has been with Weaver Insurance & Financial Advisors since 2005. She and her husband, Mark, have two sons and attend Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, Mount Sidney.

Melissa Showalter

Melissa Showalter

Insurance Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 121

Melissa is a Personal Lines Insurance Agent and holds a Property and Casualty Insurance License. She has been in the insurance business since 1990, and has been employed with Weaver Insurance and Financial Advisors since 1994. She is married to Brent, and they attend Asbury United Methodist Church.

Maria Moore

Maria Moore, CPIA

Insurance Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 119

Maria is a Bilingual Advisor and speaks both English and Spanish. She is licensed to assist in property & casuality insurance as well as life & health insurance. Maria enjoys being a member of the Waynesboro Kiwanis Club and also St. John’s Catholic Church in Waynesboro, as well as spending time with her extended family. She lives in Staunton with her husband, David, and her sons Xavier and Bryson.

Penny

Penny Dooms

Insurance Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 108

Penny began her insurance career in 2005 and is licensed in Property and Casualty and Life and Health insurance. She strives to build relationships with her clients based on integrity, respect, and superior product knowledge and service. She is interested in establishing and preserving longstanding, mutually advantageous relationships through proactive, prudent insurance advice.

Penny has been a lifetime resident of the Valley, and enjoys spending time with her family, which also includes her 4 dogs and 2 cats. She volunteers at the Augusta County SPCA benefit shop and she looks forward to assisting you with all your insurance needs.

Gayle Arehart

Gayle Arehart

Administrative Assistant
(540) 943-1221 ext. 100

Gayle has lived in the Stuarts Draft area her whole life. She is married to Wayne and they have one daughter, Amy Mawyer, and 2 granddaughters, Mackenzie and Mackenna. Gayle and Wayne are members of White Hill Church of the Brethren in Stuarts Draft. She retired December 2011 from Bank of America with 43 years of service. Gayle has been employed with Weaver Insurance and Financial Advisors since January 2012.

Karen Proffitt

Karen B. Proffitt, CPIA

Commercial & Church Insurance Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 107

Karen works in our Commercial Lines Department and has held her Property and Casualty license since 1982. She has been with Weaver Insurance and Financial Advisors since 1996. Karen and her husband, Robert, have two sons that are married. Karen has one precious granddaughter, Addison and one precious grandson, Robert Owen. Karen and her husband attend Victory Worship Center in Staunton.

Barbara Pennington

Barbara Pennington, CPIA

Commercial Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 111

Barbara is a native of the Shenandoah Valley and earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration. Since June 2011, Barbara specializes in sales and service of commercial property & casualty insurance with Weaver Insurance & Financial Advisors. Prior to Weaver, Barbara started her career in insurance in 1986. Along the way, Barbara has worked in different sectors including life & health insurance, personal lines, group health benefits, and has served in several leadership positions with local organizations. She actively volunteers for many local non-profit organizations, church activities, and her children’s extra-curricular activities. Barbara and her husband, Larry, live in Stuarts Draft with their two daughters. Barbara also enjoys reading, photography, music, football and soccer, but especially enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Janna Zirkle

Janna Zirkle

Commercial, Church & Travel Insurance Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 117

Janna is a Commercial Property & Casualty Insurance agent and works specifically with churches and foreign travel. Janna received a Bachelor’s degree from EMU and a Master’s degree from Virginia Tech. Her father, Ralph Weaver entered the insurance industry in 1958 and was joined in 1960 by Leonard Showalter to form Weaver Insurance Agency, Inc. She is married to Jerry Zirkle and they have two grown daughters. Jerry and Janna are members of Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

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Joy Zirkle

Church Insurance Advisor
(540) 943-1221 ext. 112
Deb Pardini

Deb Pardini

Financial Services Assistant & Marketing Director
(540) 943-1221 ext. 124

Deb is back for her second stint with the Weaver family. Deb works with various members of the Financial Services Team as well as work on company wide marketing. Deb and her husband, Steve, raised their 3 children in Waynesboro, but are now living in Harrisonburg. They are active members at the Harrisonburg Mennonite Church and are new “Empty-Nesters” with their kids now in college. Deb loves to cook and “chill out,” preferably in that order!

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Derick Coffey

Financial Services & Life Insurance
(540) 943-1221 ext. 127

Derick holds licenses in Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Derick is a Virginia Tech Alum, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Derick joined the U.S. Army as an Intelligence Analyst and is an avid bowler and golfer. Derick worked with Weaver from June of 2015 until April of 2017 before leaving to start his own business, Perk Place Coffee Company, with his wife, Danielle and has now returned to work as an insurance advisor.

Jean Hashagen

Jean Hashagen

Registered Sales Assistant
(540) 943-1221 ext. 109

Jean is a Registered Sales Assistant working with Chad Hatter and Joe Shenk in Financial Services. She has been in the investment business since 2000, holds Series 7, 66, 9/10 and life & health insurance licenses. Jean has been with Weaver Insurance & Financial Advisors since 2010. She is a graduate of Davis & Elkins College with a degree in Accounting and Finance. Jean lives in Waynesboro with her dogs, Katie & Emma and her cat, Madeline.

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