About Us

Meet the TIG Thomas Insurance Group team. With over a century of combined experience, we have dedicated our careers to helping you find the right products to meet your needs. Contact us today for professional expertise, trusted advice and to develop the right plan for your future.


Charley Tinsley

Owner / Broker


Charley started selling insurance for Missouri Farm Bureau in his hometown, Charleston, MO, in 2002. Almost two decades of experience and continual training have broadened his service offerings to include Employer Health Insurance, Disability Insurance, Medicare Supplements, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Annuities and Individual Retirement Accounts. A love of working with and helping others fuels his drive to offer clients the best solutions and to make sure they are prepared as best as possible for the future.


Charley purchased Thomas Insurance Group in January 2012 and is the principal sales agent for the company.

Charley is a family man and loves spending time with his wife and two kids. Being involved in their extracurricular activities along with their love of traveling takes up the majority of his free time. For all your insurance and retirement planning needs, ensure your agent is putting your wellbeing first by giving Charley a call today.


  • 2003 Missouri Farm Bureau Rookie of the year
  • 2012 member of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s
    Individual Business Advisory Council
  • 2013 and 2014 member of Mutual of Omaha’s
    National Advisory Council
  • Consistently ranking within the top 50 agents nationwide, out of tens of thousands of agents, for the top national carriers.
  • #1 agent in the nation with TransAmerica Medicare in 2017.
  • Charley Tinsley has been selected by United Healthcare to participate in the Agent Advisory Council for 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 based on Charley Tinsley's: knowledge of Medicare, knowledge of the national marketplace and commitment to serving members. Agents on this Council provide an invaluable service, and through the agent's Council participation, UnitedHealthcare gains valuable insights to better meet member needs.

Kim Hays

Licensed Agent & Customer Service


Kim joined the sales team at Thomas Insurance Group in November 2013. With extensive insurance office and sales experience, Kim brings her talent of customer service and passion of meeting clients needs to our team with enthusiasm. Being born, raised and currently residing in Cape Girardeau, Kim is knowledgeable of and understands the issues and needs of our clients. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and friends; reading; concerts and attending sporting events. Give Kim a call today to see how she can help with your insurance needs.


Kelli Lambert

Licensed Agent & Customer Service


Kelli joined Thomas Insurance Group in April 2013. She has a Business Management degree from Mineral Area College & she brings a wealth of experience and a passion for customer service to our team.


A Southeast Missouri native, Kelli is rooted in the values and culture of our area and employs those standards and principles in her organizational role. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.


Kelli is ready to answer questions and help with your insurance needs. Give her a call today.


Travis Miller

Property and Casualty Agent


Travis began his insurance career with Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance in 1998, spending those twenty-two years servicing clients in Stoddard County. He is joining Thomas Insurance Group to launch the Property & Casualty side of the agency. With a strong background in personal and farm insurance, he will be using his extensive knowledge and expertise to provide the best insurance options for each of his clients. Travis takes pride in properly protecting his clients’ assets and providing them with excellent customer service.


Travis was born and raised in Dexter, MO. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He and his wife like to travel and spend time outdoors together hunting, fishing and exploring.


Contact Travis today for your personalized auto, home, farm or commercial insurance coverage.


Caitlyn Tinsley

Licensed Agent & Customer Service


Caitlyn joined Thomas Insurance Group in June 2022. Caitlyn graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Management.


She is engaged and spends most of her free time planning the wedding. When Caitlyn is not busy with wedding planning, she loves to hang out with her fiancé and her family.


Caitlyn has a bubbly personality and loves talking with people. She is excited to step into the position of selling life and health insurance.


Bailey Blair

Licensed Agent & Customer Service


Bailey joined Thomas Insurance Group in August 2020. She is eager to help with all the ins and outs of life and health insurance to best serve our clients' needs.


Outside of work, Bailey enjoys spending time with her husband and friends and browsing Pinterest for creative ideas.


Bailey is ready to help in any way she can. Give her a call today to say "Hi" and ask any questions you have about Life and Health Insurance.


Becky Larsen

Licensed Agent & Customer Service


Becky started her career at Thomas Insurance Group in September 2021. She brings to our group 15 years of insurance experience that she is excited to share with our customers. She loves a great conversation and sharing all the options we have available. Becky was born and raised in Indiana however is currently based in Coralville, Iowa. She compromised with her husband to support the Iowa Hawkeyes for football and Indiana for basketball. She even went so far as to name their son Kinnick! When she is not talking about insurance, she stays busy caring for her four children and four cats.



Insurance Dog and Customer Service


Colbie joined TIG in 2017 at just ten weeks old. Colbie's role at the office is a greeter. She takes her job seriously unless she is napping, which is her other favorite pastime. She loves making new friends and being petted all day by clients that come to the office. She is Charley's shadow and loves going to work with him every day. Come by anytime to meet Colbie. We know you will make a new friend.


Bri Hercher

Bri joined Thomas Insurance Group in August of 2022. She is a recent Southeast Missouri State graduate with a degree in Corporate Communications.


Outside of work, Bri enjoys visiting her family in St. Louis and spending time at the lake with her boyfriend.


Bri is excited to step into the insurance world and looks forward to helping in any way she can.


Fabian Gordon

Fabian joined Thomas Insurance Group in August 2022. He is excited to build on his 20-plus years of customer service experience.


On the weekends he loves hanging out with his family, going to the gym, and grilling.


Fabian is looking forward to gaining experience in the health and life insurance field and helping the clients in every way that he can.