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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


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


  • 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.

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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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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Erika Bower

Erika started at The Lawton Agency in 2023. She secured her Property and Casualty Producer License to become an agent. Erika is a 2011 graduate from Shikellamy High School and has 10 years of customer service experience. She lives with her fiancé, Drew and her son, Bradley, dog and cat Maverick and Rippley, in a small home in Northumberland. In her off time she enjoys spending time outdoors, having family game nights, and finding new and exciting activities to do.

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Erik Lawton

Erik joined the Team at Lawton Insurance in November 2022, after obtaining his Property & Casualty License. He is no stranger to Lawton Insurance as he spent his toddler years in the Original 1804 Market Street office, watching his dad at work. Recently introduced to the business side of insurance, Erik intends to focus equally on both personal and commercial lines with his goal to provide the best possible customer service.

In his down time Erik enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and hiking.