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 Insurances, 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 out
    of 48 new agents in Missouri
  • 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 top 50 agents nationwide, out of tens of thousands of agents, for
    Mutual of Omaha
  • #1 agent in the nation with TransAmerica Medicare in 2017, and typically finishing in the top 50
  • Charley Tinsley has been selected by United Healthcare to participate in the Agent Advisory Council for 2019, 2020, and 2021 based upon 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 as an office assistant. 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. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and six children, attending concerts and family barbeques, and traveling. Kelli is ready to answer questions and help with administrative tasks as able. 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.


Travis Grammer

Licensed Agent & Customer Service


Travis joined Thomas Insurance Group in August of 2015. With a recognized background in sales and management, he brings extensive knowledge and experience to Thomas Insurance Group. His passion resides in working with people and understanding their needs. Travis spends most of his time with his wife and two children. He also enjoys running, cycling, and being outdoors. Give Travis a call today for help with your insurance needs.


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

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.


Vernita Turner

The newest member of the Thomas Insurance Group brings years of experience in the insurance and financial services industries.  Vernita is a wife and mother of 3 adult children, 1 daughter-in-law and one grandson.  Born and raised in the “Show Me State,” Vernita grew up in St. Louis, MO and spent most of her adult life in the Kansas City metro area.  Vernita is a “die-hard” Chiefs fan.   Nothing is more important to me than family and I love educating individuals and families on the importance of health insurance, final expense and retirement planning.  I welcome the opportunity to provide protection for you and your family. 



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.