Agent Al Brown has been in the insurance business for 13 years and is the agency’s go-to for contractors insurance, business insurance, health insurance and Medicare. Al is dedicated to serving his clients and helping them solve their insurance needs.
Al and his wife Judy have been married for 49 years and they have two daughters, one granddaughter and two grandsons. In his free time he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Al is involved with the Duluth American Legion Post 251. He is also an active member of the Duluth Business Association, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce, Suwanee Business Alliance, and Snellville United Methodist Church.
With 33 years of industry experience, Brenda Arwine is a Commercial Service Representative at the agency. With a focus on commercial accounts, Brenda is committed to matching businesses with the right insurance protection and enjoys solving problems for her customers.
Brenda is married, and she and her husband have three adult children. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, exercising and taking short trips.
Agent David Scales has worked in the insurance industry for nearly 16 years and specializes in errors and omissions, general businesses insurance and coverage for architects and engineers. He is devoted to teaching his clients more about risk management and insurance so that they can make better decisions regarding their coverage.
David and his wife Jacqueline have been married since 2003 and they have two young boys, Tripp and Caleb. When not busy parenting, David enjoys being outdoors and fishing. He and his family are also involved in the activities and ministries at Graystone Church in Loganville.
David is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he ran competitively, and the University of Florida, where he received an MBA. He follows the athletics at both schools, but is admittedly a bit conflicted when the two schools play each other.
John Small has worked in the insurance business for 11 years and is the agency’s Personal Lines Manager. John enjoys helping his clients get the right coverage at the right price. He is dedicated to exceptional service and wants his clients to know that he works for the customer, not the other way around.
A graduate of Georgia Southern University, John has lived in the Atlanta area for more than 31 years. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, being outdoors, spending time at the pool and helping his wife raise their four young children.
With 32 years of industry experience, agency president Larry Talbert, II specializes in professional liability, contractor’s insurance, and general business insurance at the agency. He is dedicated to his clients and enjoys helping them come up with creative solutions to their insurance needs.
In addition to his duties at the agency, Larry is also a professional Santa Claus during the holidays and an amateur magician. Whether it is a slight of hand or a cost-saving policy, Larry strives to create a memorable impression for those he meets.
Larry and his wife Marjorie have five children. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, and cruises.
Agent Laura Chapek is dedicated to developing relationships with her clients and helping them find quality, affordable coverage. She has been in the insurance industry for six years and specializes in home, auto, and umbrella insurance.
Laura is married and has a son, three step-daughters, a step-son and two grandchildren. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, and golfing. Laura lived in Ireland for seven years and was able to travel throughout Europe. Being able to see more of the world is at the top of her bucket list.
When it comes to insurance, Lawrence Graves has seen it all. With 33 years of experience in the business, he specializes in commercial certificates and claims. He enjoys the different scenarios that his job throws at him each day.
Lawrence is married and has one son and one step-son. In his free time, he keeps busy around the house and enjoys reading, surfing the internet, spending time with his family and playing with his dog. A history buff, Lawrence also teaches history online and at the GSU Dunwoody campus.
With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Samantha Kintz helps match businesses with the insurance protection they need, and as such is the agency’s Small Business Coverage Specialist. Samantha is committed to providing her clients with exceptional customer service and wants them to understand their coverage in order to be comfortable with their purchases.
Samantha has two adult children. A native of Ohio, she moved to Georgia in 2005. While she loves spending time with her co-workers, away from work, Samantha enjoys the outdoors, boating, going to concerts, shopping, and spending time with her friends and family.
When a client calls Talbert Insurance Services, they can expect to hear receptionist Teri Newberry’s friendly voice on the other line. Teri is also in charge of file management and enjoys that each day at the agency presents new challenges and opportunities. She is currently in the process of obtaining her license in property and casualty insurance and is looking forward to starting on the commercial side of the business.
Teri and her husband Steve have been married for 16 years and they have two girls, Taylor and Danyale. Both of the girls are actively involved in softball, and Teri spends much of her free time at the ballpark. She also enjoys reading crime and nonfiction books from authors such as Steven King, James Patterson, and Dean Koontz.