Meet our Agency Leadership
Jimmy L. McElreath
Jimmy founded First Pioneer Insurance Agency in 1980. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University. He has served on several insurance company advisory boards and received numerous company and industry awards. He grew up on a family‐owned farm and remains active with many aspects of agriculture.
E. Clayton Evans, Jr.
Vice President (CIC, CBIA)
Clayton joined the agency in 1984 after operating his own family farm, and became Vice President in 1988. He has extensive experience in agricultural workers comp and business insurance. He has served on the Moore County School Board, Home Builders Association, and various advisory boards. He is active in the community and his church.
Patricia M. King
Asheboro Agency Manager (AAI, CPIW)
Pat joined the agency in 1987 and assumed management of an established agency in Asheboro in 1988. She has served various positions in the Association of Insurance Women and received a number of industry recognitions. She enjoys spending time with her family and she is active in her church.
Meet our Insurance Team
Matthew C. Evans
Matt joined the agency in 2004 and obtained his insurance license in 2008. He completed a Bachelor of Business Administration from Campbell University. He provides sales and service support for all lines of insurance including home, auto, farm, business, life and health. He enjoys playing tennis and traveling to Florida.
Jason L. McElreath
Health & Life Agent
Jason joined the agency in 2004. He specializes in health and life insurance for both individuals and groups, including Medicare supplement and dental policies. He is an authorized agent for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. In his free time away from the office, he enjoys running and spending time with his two daughters.
Lynnea M. McElreath
Lynnea joined the agency and obtained her insurance license in 2014. She specializes in business insurance and agricultural workers compensation insurance. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children on their family-owned Christmas Tree farm.
Teresa E. Sprouse
Account Manager (CISR)
Teresa joined the agency in 1997 and transferred to the Commercial Lines Department in 2000. She provides service and sales support for business and farm insurance customers. She has three children and her family enjoys church, sports, and all of their many animals at home.
Crystal L. Watts
Crystal joined the agency in 2010 and transferred to Account Manager in 2013. She provides service and sales support for the Personal Lines Department, including home and auto insurance customers. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, outdoor activities with her family, and reading.
Meghann E. Rigmaiden
Meg joined the agency and obtained her insurance license in 2013. She provides customer service, billing, and claims assistance for our clients. She enjoys gardening, going to the beach, and traveling. She has been to eight different countries and many states all over the U.S.
Sean K. Dunlap
Sean joined the agency in 2009 with the opening of our Boone office. He specializes in agricultural workers compensation insurance, as well as business and personal insurance. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and children exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains. He also participates in long-distance trail running.
Rebecca P. Costa
Licensed Agent (CISR)
Rebecca began her insurance career in 1989 and started working with the agency in 1997. She transferred to a part-time position in 2012 and works in our Asheboro office. She is an avid baseball fan and animal lover. She and her husband consider their cats to be part of the family.
Pamela L. McElreath
Pam has been with the agency since the very beginning and obtained her insurance license in 1988. She manages business and accounting records for the agency. She was a founding member of a local homeless shelter. She is a grandmother of four and mother of two. She is active in her church and enjoys quilting and sewing.
Megan D. Zearfoss
Megan joined the agency in 2007 and obtained her insurance license in 2008. She directs marketing, human resources, and agency operations. She moved back to the area with her husband after receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Memphis. She enjoys traveling to the beach, playing tennis, and running.