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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.


Mandy Story

Principal Agent

Mandy has been in the insurance industry for 28 years. She is the principal-agent at First Defense Insurance holding her Property & Casualty, Life, Health, Medicare, and Long-Term Care licenses as well as her Certified Insurance Service Representative designation (CISR).

Her roots are in Caldwell County North Carolina where she has raised three kids. Mandy enjoys cooking, canning, and gardening.


Brian Clark


Brian Clark graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS in History and Education. His previous work experience includes Social Studies teacher at Alexander Central High School. He has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 17 years; and is now has been an independent insurance agent for 3 years.

He has 5 children ages 29 to 19. His hobbies include sports, hunting and fishing, and farming. He is 54 years old and has a passion to help people.