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Meet Our Team

Brian Spears

As a local insurance agency in Simpsonville, SC, the Spears Insurance Group has been in business since 1994 serving individuals, homeowners and business owners alike. We find the most value for your dollar for whatever coverage needs you have. From professional to residential, small business to major industry, auto to RV – and everything in between – our years in the insurance business will garner you savings that will amaze. No two financial profiles are exactly alike, and the one-size-fits-all approach of the less experienced or less reputable carriers simply will not meet the standard that Spears Insurance Group has developed over our years in business.

Brian Spears began his insurance career working as an Associate Agent for a Nationwide Insurance agent in Mauldin, SC in 1989. In 1994, Nationwide Insurance approached Brian with the opportunity to start his own exclusive agency. Officially, it was February 1994 when the Spears Insurance Group. was established on Fairview Road in Simpsonville. Today the Spears Insurance Group services well over 3,000 household and business members throughout South Carolina, as well as into North Carolina and Georgia.

Greg Houston

My goal is to help you select the right coverage that meets your needs, your life, and your budget.

Gerald Scroggs

Gerald transitioned to an Independent Insurance Agency in July of 2020. As a lifetime lifelong Greenville resident, Gerald knows this region as well as anyone. He has lived in South Carolina his entire life, graduating from Newberry College 1982—and lettered on the Newberry football team. Gerald has been married to June Goldsmith for nearly 40 years and has 2 sons: Ben and Michael. He opened Nationwide Insurance Agency on January 1, 1991 and he has been blessed to build a multi-line Insurance Agency that is focused on putting the needs of customers first. As for accolades, Gerald won the Nationwide employee/agent of the year for SC in 1994—and he is a Champion award qualifier with Nationwide. In 2017, he was recognized as a Community Service District winner for supporting and partnering with Favor Greenville.

Tammy Hall
Commercial Account Manager

I have worked in the insurance industry for 21 years. I gained my Property & Casualty Insurance License in 2004, my Life & Health Insurance License in 2015, and my Surplus Lines Broker License in 2018. I was born in Ohio. My family moved to Orlando, Florida until I was 7 and then Greenville, South Carolina is where I grew up and where I am happy to call home. I attended Southside Christian School and graduated from Bob Jones Academy. I love to work with numbers and finding the best rate for my clients! I could reconcile a bank account and count money all day long at work and at home! Okay, maybe at home I really enjoy sleeping and eating. I can usually be found at home when not working. A great weekend would consist of an evening in Downtown Greenville, shopping of some sort and attending church on Sunday. I can’t resist a home-baked cake with homemade frosting and DONUTS! A fun fact about myself that many don’t know is I can touch my tongue to my nose and I love to have painted nails so I use Color Street nail strips!

Michelle Strange
Associate Agent

I have worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years. I started as a receptionist. Wanting to further my career, I decided to get my Property and Casualty license and later with a little persuasion obtaining my Life and Health License.

Working in insurance, I get the opportunity to meet the people of our community and build a relationship with them, not just being the person that sold them insurance. I love helping guide our community in the right direction in protecting themselves and their families with their insurance needs, easing the worry of the unknown in the insurance industry. Every day and every person is a new experience.

When I am not here helping our customers, I am at home with my family enjoying our time together. I enjoy spending time with children and grandchildren and riding my Harley Davidson with my husband.

My guilty pleasure is probably shopping. I love to shop!! What girl doesn’t, right? When it comes to giving back, having a sister with special needs motivates me to help with any cause of children with special needs, Autism & Cerebral Palsy.

Alexis Jefferson
Associate Agent

I grew up and still live in Greenville, SC, and attended Blue Ridge High School and graduated in 2011. Eventually, I went to Brewer Insurance School to obtain my insurance license in 2014.

After completing Brewer Insurance School, I went for my Property and Casualty License as well. Since then, I have gained experience in the independent agency field for almost 7 years.  I enjoy building long term client relationships and helping people save money and providing them with the utmost service to assist their insurance needs.

When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my little family DeAndre, Cam who is 4, and our long-haired Dachshund, Lucy! We like to spend time outdoors and also snuggly movie nights with a bowl of popcorn.


Sara Henson
Commercial Lines Account Manager

I grew up in Central Florida and moved to South Carolina when I was 25. I am a huge FSU fan! I earned my Property & Casualty and Life Licenses in 2013. I have experience in all areas of insurance. I currently focus primarily on Commercial Lines of insurance and enjoy the variety that comes with this field. I love helping people! My goal is to make sure they are insured properly. Whether that is letting them know they are underinsured or informing them that they have the coverage they don’t need. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories, meeting their families, and learning all about their business!

I love being outdoors! Especially riding in my Jeep with the top down! My family and I love to do Karaoke! I’m not very good, but it’s fun! And on the weekends I love spending time with my family no matter what we’re doing.

Brianna Briggs
Account Manager

I grew up in Belton, SC, where I graduated from Belton Honea Path High School. I went to Tri-County Technical College, where I received an associate’s Degree in Business Management. Regarding my experience in the insurance industry, I gained my Property & Casualty License in 2022. What I most love about my job is helping others and crunching numbers, so working in Insurance allows me to help our community crunch the best rates for our clients.

A fun fact about me is that when I am not working, you can find me with my Fiancé, Chase, and our sweet pups or with our friends and family!

Grant Houston
Associate Agent

I was born and raised in Williamston, SC where I graduated from Palmetto High School. After high school, I attended Clemson University where I received a Bachelor in Financial Management. I followed in my father’s footsteps and received my Property and Casualty License in 2020. I love to help give my clients the best rates.

Fun facts about me: I love to watch football and basketball, and working out. On the weekends, you can find me with my beautiful Fiancé Reagan. We love to spend our fall weekends at Clemson Football games and the Lake!

Lisa Eger
Associate Agent

I grew up on the outskirts of Greenville County, in a little country town called Gray Court. I have been a licensed insurance agent for a little over 8 years now. What I most enjoy about my job is working with my team and assisting our clients with their daily needs.

On my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and getting involved with some kind of outdoor activity. You’ll most likely find me doing that during the weekends!

Jearni McKinney
Customer Service Representative