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Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Brad Lawton

Brad Lawton

Brad has lived in the central PA region most of his life. Originally from Millville PA, he graduated from Shippensburg University and started working for a national insurance company in field claims. Brad, his wife Barb and their six week old daughter Brooke moved to Lewisburg in April of 1990 after purchasing the former Rader Insurance Agency. The Lawton Insurance Agency has grown from a two person one location agency, to a eleven person two location agency with two offices in Lewisburg and Mifflinburg.

Current Affiliations:

  • Certified Insurance Counselor
  • Director of Green Dragon Foundation
  • Director of Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce
  • Director of Union County Hospital Authority
  • Free and Accepted Mason Charity Lodge #144

Awards:

  • Branch Elite Award in 2012
  • Life Elite Award in 2002
  • Quality Agent Award in 2000
  • Founders Award Recipient
  • Branch Auto Award in 1998

Councils:

  • Technology Taskforce 1/09-12/12
  • Agents Advisory Council 1/07-12/09
  • Agents Advisory Council 1/93-12/95
Jeff Benner

Jeff Benner

Jeff started his insurance career in January of 1997 with his father in law Alan Hoffman. He joined the Lawton Insurance Agency August of 2011. Jeff obtained his producers license for Property and Causalty and Life in 1997. Jeff specializes in home, auto, and life insurance. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of the insurance business and is dedicated to customer service.

When he is not servicing our clients he is in the woods or on the creek. He enjoys hunting, fishing, kayaking and is an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan. When you stop by the office the door is always open, even if it’s just to talk about how well the Steeler’s played last week or his latest wildlife or fishing adventure.

Trish Wert

Trish Wert

Trish started working at The Lawton Agency in 2000 as a customer service representive. In April of 2004 she obtained her producers license for Property and Causalty. She then left the agency to work for another local Insurance Agent. In 2007 she returned to the Lawton Insurance Agency. She is now our commercial lines specialist and in 2020 gained her Certified Insurance Service Representative Designation.

Trish is a graduate of the Lewisburg Area High School and currently resides in Mifflinburg with her husband, Eric and two children, Shiloh and Mackenzie. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and riding motorcycle with her husband.

Brandy Savidge

Brandy Savidge

Brandy started with the Lawton Insurance Agency in 2004 as a Customer Service Representative. In 2010 she secured her Property & Casualty Producer License to become an agent. In 2012 she obtained her Life Insurance License. Brandy specializes in Auto, Home, and Life Insurance and in 2020 gained her Certified Insurance Service Representative Designation.

Brandy resides in Milton with her husband Dustin, and her two children Kaylie and Logan. Outside of work Brandy is very involved in her children’s activities.

Raschelle Irvin

Raschelle Irvin

Raschelle started at the Lawton Insurance Agency, in July of 2014. She obtained her producers license for Property and Causalty in May of 2011, while working for State Farm. Raschelle is experienced in all aspects of personal lines insurance and in 2020 gained her Certified Insurance Service Representative Designation, as well as her Notary Designation.

Raschelle graduated from Milton Area High School and resides in Mifflinburg with her husband, Bill and three children Katlyn, Samantha and Maison. Raschelle was born in Pennsylvania but spent most of her life in Henderson NV. When she is not in the office she enjoys time with her family.

Brenda Vonada

Brenda Vonada

Brenda started her career at the Lawton Insurance Agency in February of 1996. She obtained her producers license for Property and Causalty in 1996. She then obtained her life license in April of 1998. She has furthered her education by obtaining the Society of Certified Insurance Services Representatives in 2009. Brenda is experienced in all lines of insurance. Brenda is also a certified Notary Public.

Brenda was a graduate of the Mifflinburg Area High School and now resides in New Berlin with her husband Sam. When she is not in the office she is volunteering in her community or quilting.

Current Affiliates:

  • Herr Library
  • New Berlin Fire Company
  • Society of Certified Insurance Services Representatives
Seranda

Seranda Cizan

Seranda started working at the Lawton Agency in January of 2019. In 2018, she obtained her Property & Casualty License, as well as her Medicare License in 2020, and Life Insurance License. She is new to the Insurance business and eager to learn. Seranda is a graduate of Milton Area High School and resides in Mifflinburg with her husband, Dylan and three pets, Coalsen, Ollie. When Seranda isn’t working, she enjoys going on adventures and being in the sunshine.

Emily Barben

Emily Barben

Emily joined the Lawton Insurance Agency team in June of 2019 as a customer service representative. She is a 2011 graduate of Selinsgrove Area High School and now lives in Lewisburg with her boyfriend and dog, Luna and has a cart named Winnie. Emily loves animals, traveling, going on motorcycle rides and spending time outdoors. Although she is new to the business, her passion for learning has her excited to become more versed in the insurance field.

Kelly Weller

Kelly Weller

Kelly has worked for the Lawton Agency since 2007 and has been a licensed Property and Casualty agent since 2003. Kelly obtained her Life Producer License in April of 2012. In April of 2014, Kelly received the Certified Insurance Service Representative Designation. Kelly is experienced in all lines of insurance as well as licensed to sell Medicare.

Kelly is a graduate of the Mifflinburg Area High School and still resides in Mifflinburg with her husband and two children. When Kelly isn’t working she enjoys running and coaching her daughter’s soccer team.

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Patricia Dresse

Tricia began her insurance career with the Lawton Insurance Agency in 2021. She is licensed in Property & Casualty and is a Commercial Producer. Tricia is able to assist you with your business & commercial insurance coverage, as well as homeowners & auto insurance policies.

Born and raised in PA, eventually, Tricia relocated to Virginia Beach, VA, and Corpus Christi, TX- returning to PA in 1997. The joys of her life include her daughter Katelinn, son Nathan, and granddaughter Peyton. Tricia currently resides in the Mifflinburg area. She enjoys walking/biking on the trail, traveling, repurposing glass and slate, participating in bible studies, plus attending art & music festivals.

Current Affiliations:

  • Union County Y Board Member
  • Lewisburg Arts Council- PR Committee member
  • BNI- GSV Business Exchange member
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Jessica Strickland

Jessica started at the Lawton Insurance Agency September 2021. She is licensed in Property and Casualty. She is originally from Danville, Pa and attended Kutztown University. She has spent her previous 9 years working in the funeral industry. Jessica currently resides in Mifflinburg with her husband Cory and there 3 cats. Together they have 3 children and one new grandchild. When she is not working, she enjoys vacations, day trips, and dining outside. She is now life-licensed.

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Ashlyn Yearick

Ashlyn joined the Lawton Insurance Agency in June 2022 as a customer service representative. New to the insurance business; she is actively working to obtain her Property & Casualty License. She is a 2014 graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School and now resides in Lewisburg with her husband, Jesse and their two sons, Bentley and Gideon. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family.