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Originally from Alexandria, Virginia and after attending what was then Shenandoah College, I moved to Clarke County in 1967 to pursue a career in real estate. I served as President of the Blue Ridge Board of Realtors in 1977. After obtaining my Broker’s License, J. Fred Jones approached me to come to Blue Ridge Insurance Agency, and the name was changed to Blue Ridge Insurance & Real Estate Agency. Due to my knowledge in real estate, I was able to obtain a contract with a Title insurer in 1982. As far as I know, we are one of only a handful of insurance agencies in the entire country and the only one in Virginia to offer title insurance. I obtained my insurance licenses immediately and began insuring those who purchased from us.
I have done civic duty, serving as a Board member of the Berryville-Clarke County Chamber of Commerce long before its merger with the Winchester-Frederick County Chamber. I was a member of the Clarke County Lion’s Club and the Clarke County Ruritan Club. I was also a founding member of Buckmarsh Runners, a group of runners who met to jog. I was one of those addicted runners, and ended up running 5-miles almost every day, wind-rain-or snow. I was a founding member of the Apple Blossom 10K Race, along with Harrison “Duke” Worthington, and Jimmy Wilkins, Jr. This 10K has become one of the featured events of the Winchester Apple Blossom Festival. I was also a founding member of the Turkey Trot here at the Clarke County Park. I organized and put on several 10K runs in Clarke County. One of the most rewarding things I’ve done was becoming a volunteer with John H. Enders Fire and Rescue Company where I answered fire calls and ran rescue squad calls. I guess I enjoy helping people, and that’s why I have enjoyed the insurance business for the forty-four years I’ve been doing it!
I enjoyed coaching little league football and basketball for the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department, where I served as a member of the Board of Directors for several years.
After working in the agency for 10 years, I purchased the agency in 1984. In 1987 we purchased the old Hawkins & Gilpin Law office building and moved the agency to our present location on Church Street. The building is in the Historic District. Ten years later we purchased the Old Smithy Shop behind our office. Unfortunately, the building became structurally unsound and had to be torn down. We built another structure there and now rent it out. My hobbies were many, until I contracted a very rare motor neuron condition. I still go to the office daily and always enjoy seeing our clients. I enjoyed flying, boating, fishing, hunting, working with my hands in my shop, being outdoors, and building spec-homes.
My family has always been my first love. I married the former Carolyn K. Cain in May of 1970, and she has been by my side assisting me in business and life every step of the way. We have three very successful children who attended Clarke public schools, and now have seven beautiful grandchildren (four of which attend Clarke public schools now). What else can a man ask for?
After graduating from VA Tech in 1988 Bryan began his insurance career with Federated Mutual Insurance Co. He was responsible for selling and servicing Commercial Property & Casualty Insurance, Personal Property & Casualty Insurance, Group Health Insurance, Life & Disability Insurance and Annuities in the Northern Virginia. During his tenure with the company he was recognized as a company Retention & Annuity Sales Leader and Regional Group Health sales leader.
In 1997 Bryan started a new chapter in his career by working as an independent insurance agent selling similar products but concentrating primarily on Commercial Property & Casualty insurance. In 2003 Bryan was the recipient of the “Young Agent of the Year” award presented by the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia (IIAV).
In 2013 Bryan began working with Blue Ridge Insurance Agency of Berryville. This was a good opportunity to work close to home so he could spend more time with his family. His role started as insurance producer and now includes agency management.
Bryan takes pride in his professionalism and learning all he can about the ever changing world of insurance. He has earned his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation as well as his Certified Risk Manager designation.
Bryan was born in Virginia and married another Virginia native, his wife Cindy of 25 years. He enjoys spending time with his 3 boys. Whether it’s helping to coach lacrosse, taking the family on rafting trips, helping with the boy’s 4-H projects or bicycling to parts unknown Bryan stays busy with his family. He is also proud of his community involvement. He is a leader in his church, helps support the Clarke County 4-H, and has been a member of Rotary International for over 20 years.
Robyn McGrath began her insurance career in her father’s insurance agency in Southern California working summers and after school. After college, she relocated to the East coast where she began working with Federated Ins. Agency in Washington D.C. writing large personal lines accounts for business owners with multiple homes and large assets. This led her to move on with her profession at Armfield, Harrison, & Thomas in Loudoun County where she completed the USF&G All Lines School and the Hartford Commercial Lines school for insurance sales.
The next leg of Robyn's journey took her to BB&T J V Arthur Insurance in Winchester, VA, where she completed the Certified Insurance Service Representative designation. The opportunity opened to move into sales and she began writing large commercial accounts. She was with BB&T J V Arthur Insurance agency for 17 years.
Wanting to be closer to home and family, in 2015 she began working with Blue Ridge Insurance and Title Agency. Here, she obtained her Certified Professional Insurance Agent designation.
Robyn is married to Robert who grew up in Loudoun County. They chose to move to Clarke County to raise their family in a closely connected small community. They have a daughter and 2 sons. She served for 7 years as the Safety Officer for Clarke County Little League, and helped her husband and older son coach the younger son’s team. Robyn has been a Sunday School teacher for 30 years, and a member of the Loudoun DAR for over 25 years.
Hello, my name is Staci and I have been part of the Blue Ridge Insurance Agency of Berryville for less than a year. I grew up and have lived in the Shenandoah Valley for the majority of my life. I love working with and helping others. While fresh to the insurance business I am persistently learning and growing in my knowledge of insurance. I have over 10 years of customer service experience and over 5 years of medical in home care. I graduated college in 2014 with an Associate degree. I have a marvelous husband, 3 energetic children, 3 cats and one dog. When not at work I spend most of my time at the zoo (or some like to call my home). We like to travel and find an adventure everywhere we go. I have always had a love for photography and am always looking for new locations to capture nature’s beauty. You will most likely see me with a camera in my hand to capture our memories along the way!