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  • Steve and Nikki Phillips

    Steve, President Nikki, Sr. Accountant
    Office: 573-535-6675
    1359 N. Westwood Blvd
    Poplar Bluff MO 63901
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    Steve and Nikki are both graduates of Puxico High School and they are lifelong residents of the Poplar Bluff area.  They are blessed with two children, Matt and Danielle, and they are all active at Puxico First Baptist Church.  Matt now works here at First Choice with his parents, making it truly a family business, and Danielle is married and employed at Poplar Bluff Schools.

    Steve has nearly 30 years of experience in the insurance industry.  He has further specific training for life insurance and financial services along with many other lines of insurance.  Nikki has been in the insurance industry for over 20 years and she has even owned her own independent agency before merging with Steve in 2009.

  • Mary Ann Corlee

    Sr. Personal Lines Account Executive
    Office: 573-535-6675
    1359 N. Westwood Blvd
    Poplar Bluff MO 63901
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    Mary Ann has been active in the insurance industry since 2001.  She was born and raised in Butler County and she loves serving this community.  She has three children who keep her busy when she’s not helping our customers receive the best policy options for their needs.

    Mary Ann is also the head of the personal lines department.  Her years of experience combined with her overall caring demeanor make her one of the best in the business.  Come see Mary Ann with any of your home, auto, or personal healthcare concerns. 

  • Matt Phillips

    Sr. Commercial Account Executive
    Office: 573-535-6675
    1359 N. Westwood Blvd
    Poplar Bluff MO 63901
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    Matt has been with First Choice for over eight years and he is an important part of our team.  Matt grew up in the insurance world, which gave him so much respect for the needs of this community.  He is no stranger to hard work and truly enjoys his job.

    If Matt is out of the office, he is probably spending time with wife, three kids, or serving the community.  Matt attends Westside Church of God of Poplar Bluff and serves as a board member with the Whole Kids Outreach.  Matt loves to have fun, but when it comes to serving others, he is all business.  Come see Matt today with any of your insurance needs.

  • Aaron Margrabe

    Account Executive
    Office: 573-271-2170
    1359 N. Westwood Blvd
    Poplar Bluff MO 63901
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    Aaron has been with First Choice Insurance since 2017.  He is licensed in both property and casualty, and life and health, with a focus in commercial businesses.  Aaron is a Cape Girardeau native, but he and his wife Danielle have recently moved to join the team in the Poplar Bluff office.

    He and Danielle are members at West Side Church of God where Aaron plays drums for the worship band. In his spare time, you will find Aaron spending time with his lovely wife, playing with their two dogs, Moose and Yoshi, or spending time with friends and family.

  • Dennis Boggess

    Account Executive, Life & Health Services
    Office: 573-535-6675
    1359 N. Westwood Blvd
    Poplar Bluff MO 63901
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    Dennis strives to work closely with his clients. His willingness to go the extra mile on behalf of his clients has earned him the gratitude and trust of many. Dennis delights in providing outstanding communication and in educating his clients so that they can make informed insurance and financial decisions.

    Dennis resides in Dexter with his wife Cheryl a retired educator. They are blessed with two sons and are delighted that grandchildren are now a part of their lives. Dennis enjoys woodworking and being outdoors.

  • Mindy Vaughn

    Personal Lines Account Executive
    Office: 573-535-6675
    1359 N. Westwood Blvd
    Poplar Bluff MO 63901
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    Mindy joined our team in 2017.  She relocated to her home town of Poplar Bluff after 7 years in Tennessee. Mindy became a licensed property and casualty agent in 2015. She has been in customer service and business management for over 12 years, and is very excited to work closely with clients, as their service representative.  She has a passion for helping people and will go above and beyond to make sure they are taken care of.

    Mindy has been married to her husband, Chris, since 2010. They have a beautiful daughter named Charleigh. Mindy has a love for music and singing. She is very involved with her church at Palace of Praise, where she and her husband teach children’s choir on Wednesday nights.

  • Lisa Sloan

    Office: 573-535-6675
    1359 N. Westwood Blvd
    Poplar Bluff MO 63901
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    I joined First Choice Insurance I May 2019. I first started working in the insurance industry for Farm, Home and Ranch Insurance Agency in Mountain Home Idaho. While there I earned my Property Casualty Insurance license in Sept. 1996 and then my property license in Jan. 1997. In July 1997 my son and I moved back to my home town of Poplar Bluff MO where I was born and raised. I have a passion for working with people and helping them understand more about their insurance needs.. I have one Son, John Sloan III, who is my whole world. I love spending time with my family and friends and attending church at the Palace Of Praise.

  • Hannah Jernigan

    Employee Benefits
    Office: 573-535-6675
    1359 N. Westwood Blvd
    Poplar Bluff MO 63901
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    Hannah joined First Choice Insurance August of 2021 and works in the Employee Benefits department. She has worked in customer service for 6 years and has a passion for helping others. She is currently studying to take the Life and Health insurance test.

    She was raised in a little town right outside of Poplar Bluff. After graduating High school, she attended college at Three Rivers Community College and obtained her associates degree in health science. Hannah and her husband Jeffrey have their dog Maggie and in her free time, she enjoys doing photography, spending time with family and friends, and going to church at Stoddard County Cowboy Church.

Perryville Location

  • Erin Blythe

    Account Executive
    Office: 573-517-5010
    1418 W Saint Joseph St.
    Perryville MO 63775
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    Erin has over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry and more than 16 years of experience in customer service.  She is licensed with the State of Missouri for life and health insurance.  One of her favorite types of business to write is Senior Medicare products.  She is also active in the local community.  Erin has served on several local Committee’s at Perryville Elementary & Middle School.  Erin is married to Dominic Blythe and has two sons.  During her spare time, she enjoys watching her children play sports, camping, and skeet shooting. 

  • Jenna Unverferth

    Customer Service Representative
    Office: 573-517-5010
    1418 W Saint Joseph St.
    Perryville MO 63775
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    Jenna has recently joined our team and is enjoying her time helping customers and meeting their needs. When Jenna is not at work, you will find her with her husband of 15 years and 2 boys as well as playing with their two dogs and two goats. She is a member of the Cape County Cowboy Church and stays involved with her church and is grateful for its community.