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Charley Tinsley

Owner / Broker


Charley started selling insurance for Missouri Farm Bureau in his hometown, Charleston, MO, in 2002. With more than two decades of experience and continual training, have broadened his service offerings to include Employer Health Insurance, Disability Insurance, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage, 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.

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 well-being 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 hundreds 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, 2022 and for 2023 & 2024, was made the Chair based on Charley'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.

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.


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 for customer service and passion for 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.


Caitlyn Tinsley Hartmann

Licensed Agent & Customer Service


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


She spends most of her free time with her husband and family. She also loves to travel and read mystery books.


Caitlyn has a bubbly personality and loves talking with people. She is excited to continue to grow and learn about 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.


Nicky Chlopecki

Licensed Agent & Customer Service


Nicky currently lives in upstate NY with her husband and teenage daughter. She holds an MBA from the College of Saint Rose. She has over 10 years of experience working in healthcare and over 20 years working with clients. When she is not working in the insurance world, she loves to read and spend time with her family.


Amber Brookover

Licensed Agent & Customer Service


Amber has over 14 years of sales and customer service experience. She connects with clients by using her outgoing and bubbly personality. She loves spending time with her husband and two beautiful children when she is not working. She also loves attending family gatherings, doing karaoke for fun, and watching her husband's band, "Flight Jacket," play in venues around town.


Adam Vandergriff

Licensed Agent & Customer Service


Adam joined Thomas Insurance Group in March 2024. Adam brings sales experience and a passion for customer service to the team. Adam currently resides in Charleston, MO and is originally from the Poplar Bluff, MO area. In his free time Adam likes to go fishing, and spending time with family and friends.



Insurance Dog and Customer Service


Colbie joined TIG in 2017 at just ten weeks old. Colbie's role at the office is as 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.