Our Experts

Leadership

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Jonathan Kyle

Jonathan Kyle, President of Mountaineer Insurance Services, has been with the company for more than 10 years, and his top priority is to ensure his clients are receiving the best possible coverage for their insurance needs.He started with MIS fresh out of college, and in that time he has worked on almost every line of insurance we offer, from health to automotive. He currently specializes in farm operations and resort and condominium coverage plans.Jonathan was born and raised in Randolph County, and he’s deeply involved in the local community, including active participation in:

Tygart Valley Lions Club – Acting PresidentValley Healthcare BOD – Vice ChairmanNWTF – MemberNRA – Member

He and his wife, Angela, have three children, and they enjoy spending time together as a family and traveling.

Angela Kyle

Angela is a co-owner of Mountaineer Insurance Services and focuses her efforts on customer service.With over 22 years of combined experience in customer service and insurance products, she’s able to explain the variety of coverage options we offer to our clients and help them find the best fit for their insurance needs.Angela has lived in West Virginia for most of her life and appreciates the beauty of the state. When she’s not in the office, Angela can be found outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking and exploring with her three children and her husband, Jonathan.

Insurance Specialist

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Amber Trammell

Amber has been with MIS since early 2015, and in that short time, she’s used her vast knowledge of personal, commercial and farm insurance to help serve her clients.Amber grew up in Elkins, now lives in Beverly and works out of the Dailey office, so she has a perfect understanding of our larger community and how best to help our clients with their insurance needs.Community involvement is very important to Amber, and she serves as a Relay for Life team captain and as a soccer coach.In her free time, she enjoys camping, crafting and spending time with her family and her six-year-old daughter.

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Elizabeth Arbogast

Elizabeth joined Mountaineer Insurance Services in 2017. A seasoned insurance professional, Elizabeth brings over 20 years of experience to the team. Specializing in transportation, small business and workers compensation, she looks forward to providing excellent customer service for your account. Elizabeth is a lifelong resident of Elkins and married her husband Derek 31 years ago. They have two grown children and recently welcomed their first grandchild. A graduate of Elkins High School, Elizabeth studied business at Davis & Elkins College and earned several insurance designations including: AU, AIS, AINS and the AFIS. She attends Summit Church and is active in many community organizations.

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Beth Arbogast

Beth joined the MIS team in early 2016 as an insurance specialist and works primarily out of our Snowshoe office. She grew up in Mill Creek and spent 14 years in the finance industry before embarking on her insurance career.She’s been married to her husband, Shawn, for 23 years and they have two adult sons.Beth spends her free time outdoors and cozied up with a good book.

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Charles Bell

Charles is an insurance specialist and has been a part of the MIS family for about a year. Prior to starting in the insurance industry, Charles worked for his family’s business – Mill Creek Builders Supply – for 15 years. They provided logging and sawmill services, and did all of their own trucking, so Charles has a unique understanding of industrial businesses and their insurance needs.

He’s a lifelong resident of Mill Creek and is active in community service.Treasurer for Beverly United Methodist ChurchVice-president and coach for Tygart Valley Youth FootballYMCA Basketball CoachTygart Valley Lions Club Member

Charles has been married for 16 years, and he and his wife have three children. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and camping.

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Christophe Cormier

Though Christophe has only been with MIS a short time, he’s been in the insurance industry for more than a decade. He’s had his personal and commercial licenses since 2012, and today focuses mainly on personal insurance.His family is originally from Canada, but Christophe has lived in the Elkins area since he was three.Christophe is also involved in the local community, serving as a volunteer coach and treasurer for the Elkins Church Softball league.Christophe is newly married and when his is not spending time with his wife Olivia, he can be found playing softball, hunting, shooting and ATV riding.

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Jane Pingley

Jane has worked in the insurance industry since 1978 and has been with MIS since December 2015. Her expertise and advice is invaluable to the clients she serves out of the Elkins, West Virginia office.Community involvement is an important priority for many of us at MIS, and Jane is no exception. She serves as a scout and 4-H club leader.Jane also enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her hurband, four children and her eight-year-old grandson, Ryder. They enjoy camping and spending time outdoors as a family, and her favorite time of the year is when all her kids come home to visit.

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Karen Smith

Karen is an insurance specialist who has been with the MIS team for a year. She lives in Upperglade and works with clients in our Webster Springs office.Karen and her husband, Mike, are actively involved in the lives of their daughters Micha (6) and Kenzley (3). Micha is a competitive baton twirler and recently won Miss Majorette of West Virginia in the Novice 0-6 category. She also plays baseball and just scored her first homerun!

Linda Elmore

Linda joined the MIS team after ten years in the insurance business with another agency. She handles all types of insurance, but because she loves meeting people and finding the best insurance coverage for their needs, her favorites are home and auto insurance. An avid gardener and outdoorswoman, she always tells her clients, ” Everybody needs insurance, but everybody’s insurance needs are different.”

Dylan Cota

Dylan joined Mountaineer Insurance from another local insurance agency. A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, he is passionate about doing his part to ensure clients are prepared for all potential risks, and his experience in business and sales helps him quickly narrow down exactly what his clients need.Dylan serves on the Barber County Board of Parks and Recreation, where his number one goal is to continue to provide safe and pleasant parks for residents and visitors, with a special emphasis on youth athletics.

Administration

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Sandy Kyle

Sandy is our accounting specialist who has 10 + years prior experience. She loves spending time with family and enjoys helping others. She is a mom of two beautiful children Katie and Matt and a grandmother as well. Sandy is a valuable asset to Mountaineer Insurance Services.