About Our Independent Insurance Agency


Triangle Insurance & Associates is an Independent Insurance Agency that serves customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Our team develops customized insurance plans to help you obtain the coverage you need for yourself, your family, or your business. We work with the top insurance providers to allow you a wide selection of plans, discounts, and premiums to fit your budget.

Insurance services we provide: Life, Auto, Home, Commercial, Agribusiness and Bonds, and more!

J.M. Dickens, CISR, CLCS

Graduated from East Carolina with honors and a degree in Business Management. J.M. has been involved in a business atmosphere his whole life by working for his family and their local business, L.H. Dickens & Son, Inc. He is passionate about educating clients on their coverage and helping to identify and manage risk exposures.

Jacob Alphin, CIC, CISR, CLCS

Graduated from East Carolina University with honors and a BSBA in Managerial Finance. Jacob and his wife Kristen live in La Grange, NC and have a son named Wade. Jacob grew up farming tobacco, corn, beans & wheat, which allows Triangle Insurance & Associates to understand the needs of the farmer. Jacob works diligently to make sure that all customers have the correct coverages they need in all areas of business.

Tyler Pollock, CISR

Graduated from East Carolina University with a BSBA in Managerial Accounting. Prior to pursuing a career in the insurance field, Tyler worked in the construction industry as an Estimator and Project Coordinator. He is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality of service. Tyler will work with you to provide you with the coverage you need, at a cost you are comfortable with.

Jordan Bunn, CISR, AAI
Personal Lines Account Manager

Jordan has been with Triangle Insurance since 2011. She is a native of Franklin County and a graduate of Campbell University. Jordan is a Certified Insurance Service Representative and an Accredited Adviser in Insurance. She is also in the process of earning her Certified Insurance Counselor designation. Jordan works in our personal lines department and also serves as our office manager. She has a passion for customer service and will be happy to help you with your home, auto and life insurance needs.

Gabriela Storey, CISR
Personal Lines Account Manager

Graduated from Louisburg College with an Associates in Business Studies. She went on to Meredith College and graduated with a BSBA in Accounting. Gabriela is a Certified Insurance Service Representative and is in the process of earning her Certified Insurance Counselor designation. She is also fluent in both English and Spanish, allowing to better serve our customers with their home and auto needs.

Beth Raynor
Personal Lines Account Manager

Beth is a Franklin County native. She lives in Louisburg with her husband, Ryan and their two sons. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill, has worked in customer service for 21 years, and is excited to be part of the personal lines management team. Beth enjoys working with people, making lasting friendships and helping clients with their insurance needs.

Sarah Peoples, CISR
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Graduated from East Carolina University with a BSBA in Accounting. Sarah is a Certified Insurance Service Representative and is in the process of earning her Certified Insurance Counselor designation. As a commercial lines account manager, she will work with you to provide the best insurance coverage for your business needs.

Bianca Smith, CLCS
Commerical Lines Account Manager

Bianca is a Franklin County native and is a recent graduate of UNC-Charlotte. As one of our commercial lines account managers, she prides herself on providing clients with customized service to fit their specific needs. Bianca has achieved her Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist Designation to further reach this goal.

Bonifacio "Bono" Nieto
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Graduated from East Carolina University with a BSBA in Applied Economics with a minor in Business Admistration, Bono is our newest addition to the commercial lines department. Fluent in both English and Spanish, he is excited to be able to better help customers with their individual business insurance needs.

Mark Warren

Prior to pursuing a career in the insurance field, Mark has over 31 years of experience in local government in Louisburg, Henderson, Roxboro and Oxford. Mark is a native of Oxford, N.C. and resides in Louisburg N.C. with his wife Pam of 30 years and has two children. Mark's goal is to build trusting relationships with employers, business owners and families, and to provide outstanding service to his clients.

Mike Evans

Mike is a native of Nash County and currently resides in Rocky Mount with his wife, Pamela of 47 years. He has spent most of his life in the lumber and real estate development industries. With his past years of experience as a business owner, Mike understands how important it is for a business to manage their risk exposures and protect their assets.

Daffy Burnette Shearin
Individual & Group Benefits Account Executive

Daffy Shearin was born and raised in Franklin County. She began her career in the insurance field in 2005 working as an Independent Agent. In 2011, Daffy opened and managed Burnette Insurance Group, and after five years her agency joined Triangle Insurance & Associates. Daffy is an account executive, in the individual and group benefits division. Her goal is to build strong, trusting relationships with employers and business owners and to provide outstanding service to her clients.

Emily Shearin
Individual & Group Benefits Account Manager

Emily Shearin serves as an account manager in the individual and group benefits division at Triangle Insurance. She joined Triangle in 2016 following five years with Burnette Insurance Group, where she managed administration operations. As an account manager, she works with the sales team to prepare marketing and benefit plan recommendations for small and large groups as well as service individual health insurance on and off the Marketplace. Emily enjoys meeting new faces and building relationships while providing outstanding customer service.

Jordan Winstead
Individual & Group Benefits Account Manager

Jordan Winstead is an account manager in the individual and group benefits division at Triangle Insurance. Jordan is a Franklin County native and resides in Louisburg, NC with her husband Jake and two children. Prior to her employment with Triangle, she worked as an independent benefits consultant. Jordan's strengths include building lasting relationships and providing excellent customer service.

Lisa W. Edwards
Accounting Specialist

Lisa was born and raised in Franklin County, and currently resides in Louisburg with her husband and son. She has over 15 years experience in the insurance industry and the last 8 years have been in the administrative office support field. Lisa currently works in our accounting department.

Holly Dickens Boyd, CISR
Marketing Representative

Graduated from Meredith College with honors and a BSBA in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. Holly helps manage our marketing campaigns and leads our community service projects.

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About Triangle Insurance

I wanted to write a note of "Thank you" to the entire Triangle Insurance staff for the level of customer service that you all provide! Your attention to detail and professionalism truly separates you from the competition, as you tailored a policy to fit our needs with better coverage along with saving us money. Triangle Insurance really cares about their client and it shows in the way that you operate in business!

- Brian Boyd, Charles Boyd Chevrolet

Triangle Insurance and Associates has been handling my insurance for the past few years. Last year, Jordan called to let me know she had shopped around for me after seeing that my family's premium for our coverage on our home and vehicles had been increased at renewal. She told me she found that she was able to save us several hundred dollars in premium for the same coverage by switching to a new carrier and had gone ahead and sent me the paperwork. Jordan did all this before I even opened the renewal letter showing the increase. This is the kind of service I have gotten used to since working with JM, Jacob and the rest of the good people at Triangle. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and great with communication. Several of my friends and clients have called to thank me for referring them to Triangle for their insurance.

- Justin Stainback, Franklinton, NC

Living and working 3 hours from home is a challenging task. Having an insurance company that reacts quickly and accurately when needed while looking out for my best interests is invaluable for a busy salesperson like myself. I have been a customer from day one and will continue to trust Triangle Insurance and Associates with all of my insurance needs moving forward.

- Justin Loyd, Virginia Beach, VA

I am very pleased with Triangle Insurance & Associates. JM & Jacob helped me & my wife get new life insurance policies. They found me better insurance at a lower price. They are honest, reliable, knowledgeable and have a tremendous work ethic. We are very pleased.

- Boyd Sturges, Louisburg, NC

I have both my business and personal insurance with Triangle Insurance. The principal and staff are most timely and efficient with all transactions and I highly recommend them for any insurance needs.

- Gene Bobbitt, Bobbitt Surveying

We have several Companies that we manage and own. At first we were slightly apprehensive about letting this young company and young men handle our insurance needs. We soon learned that our apprehension was unfounded. During one of the hurricanes we had extensive damage to one of our rental homes. Triangle Insurance was on the scene even before I was. We were extremely pleased with the way the claim was handled and the professionalism of Triangle Insurance. We have had several claims after the hurricane damage that Triangle Insurance has handled the same way. My only regret is that we didn’t find Triangle Insurance sooner. Now we have much better coverage than before and the savings of about $25,000.00 per year is an added bonus. I would highly recommend Triangle Insurance for any and all insurance needs.

- Len Wester, Wester Farms LLC & Wester Farms Agricultural Transport LLC

I would recommend Triangle Insurance to anyone who has an insurance need whether it be commercial or personal. They are all professionals and always there when needed. J.M and Jordan assisted me through the process and accommodated all of my needs quickly. I look forward to continued business with Triangle Insurance.

- Nathan Perry, Perry Management, Inc.

Jacob, J.M, and the entire Triangle Insurance & Associates staff have always been extremely helpful and responsive to all of my various insurance needs. They take the time to find custom solutions rather than offer cookie-cutter options that may leave me either over-insured or, even worse, vulnerable to liability. I highly recommend Triangle Insurance & Associates to anyone looking to add new coverage and especially to those who are not 100% satisfied with their current rates or representatives. You won't be disappointed!

- Brian Smith, Raleigh, NC

We were referred to Triangle Insurance, but were a little skeptical since the guys were so young and the agency relatively new. But after our initial meeting, we were confident that they could do the job, and they have. They have been on top of things since the beginning and we would highly recommend them.

- Charles E. Ford, Jr. and Martha Ford Miller, Ford Enterprises, Inc.

I cannot say enough good things about Triangle Insurance & Associates! JM and Jacob are great to work with and their office staff is very knowledgeable and friendly! They have saved me money on all my policies that I have with them and I do not mind recommending them to anyone for all their insurance needs. They truly care about their clients and the customer service is outstanding!

- Tammy Brown Davis, Kinston, NC

When our house burned down in 2013, it was one of the worst experiences of our lives. We had no idea what we were going to do, or even where to start. However, Triangle Insurance & Associates was there the very next day. They were literally there from day one, and continued to assist us through the rebuilding of our home and with putting our lives back together. We could not have done it without their help and support.

- Kevin Stallings, Louisburg, NC