Hometown: Jackson, MS
Education: MSU- Insurance, Rick Management, Financial Planning
Specialty Areas: Helping businesses solve insurance problems
With Ross & Yerger since: 2013
Business Background & Experience: 2 years with CRC (Nashville, TN), 5 years- Heiden, Brooks, & Garland (Flowood, MS), 2013-present with Ross & Yerger (Jackson, MS)
How did you end up at R&Y?
Upon a buyout of my former company, I asked one of the top insurance carriers in the Southeast who the best agency to work for in Jackson, MS was, their response- Ross & Yerger. I wanted to be a part of that.
What do you like most about R&Y?
Our people. We are employee-owned which promotes a “team” atmosphere you will not find anywhere else.
What R&Y memory stands out?
In 2015, my family and I were nominated to go on a “Dream Come True” trip to Pebble Beach by my co-workers. This was an internal promotion in which each employee was asked to write a dream anonymously for their family and voted on by all employees. Mine being to take my mother who is battling Alzheimer’s and my care-giving father to Pebble Beach. It truly was a dream come true and something I will never forget. That is the kind of company R&Y is.
Family: I married a beautiful woman named Graham Stevens, that is correct, I married a woman with the same name as me. Quite the story.. I have 2 sisters with their own families and we are very close.
Who do you admire most?
My dad, Ken Fairly. He is an example of a sinner who found grace and shares it with others. He is a judge, former attorney, and loving husband to my mother.
My Personal Philosophy: The golden rule (do unto others).
In My Free Time:
In college, I worked as a cook for various steakhouses and high value hotels. Through that, I learned how to cook which I love to do in my free time.
In A Former Life:
I would learn how to work more with my hands, primarily fine wood working and blacksmithing. Both fascinate me.
My Hidden Talent:
I can hit a golf ball over 300 yards, where it goes is a total guess!