Geoff began his insurance career selling life insurance after college. A few years later, he realized he wanted to start his own agency. Geoff began the Donegal Mutual Career Builder program for start-up agencies and graduated in 3 and a half years to become an independent agent in 2005. Today, Geoff has spent 17 years in the industry with 15 of those years as agency owner at Usher Insurance, where he has represented Grange for four years. In his free time, Geoff stays busy with sports, church, and kids’ activities and enjoys tennis, CrossFit, and hockey.
Chip Barnes was born and raised in Midlothian, Va. After graduating from Midlothian High School in 2005, Chip obtained his Bachelors degree from Radford University.
Chip began working with Usher Insurance in 2011 after a brief time playing professional hockey in the Federal Hockey League in NY. Chip’s favorite part about being an insurance agent is helping his clients save money while still having the best available coverage.
In his free time, Chip enjoys playing hockey, golf, and spending time with his family, Wife Monica, and dog, Bailey.
Local to the area, Shawn was born and raised in Chester, Virginia attending Thomas Dale High School and Richard Bland College. At 18 years of age, while in college, Shawn started his own wedding tent rental business. In 2010, at age 22, Shawn sold his tent rental business and started working at Usher Insurance as a Producer. In 2020, Shawn was promoted to Vice President of Usher Insurance.
Shawn lives in Midlothian and is married with two children, Sloane and Summit, and a Golden Doodle named Carver who was named after the middle school where he and his wife first met.
In his free time, Shawn enjoys playing golf and hockey.
Born and raised in Short Pump, Michael attended Deep Run High School and Graduated from Bridgewater College in 2011 as a 4 Year Starter on the Men’s Golf Team.
Michael began his insurance career as an Underwriter and Territory Sales Manager for Alfa Alliance and Donegal Insurance. In 2019, he joined Usher Insurance as the Director of Agency Operations.
Michael lives in the West End with his Wife and two children, Harper and Brooks. In addition to providing his clients with customizable coverage while saving them money, Michael enjoys playing golf, family adventures, and entertaining friends.
Ilse Gomez was born in Mexico but emigrated to Richmond Virginia with her family at 8 years old.
Ilse graduated from Lloyd C. Bird High School in 2006 and began to search for her future career.
Ilse also served as one of the leaders of the Hispanic Youth Encuentro for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond from 2004-2006.
Ilse began working with Usher Insurance in 2017 after working for a dental office as their receptionist for over 10 years. She wanted to put her bilingual skills into good use and so she decided that she would become a licensed insurance agent and begin her new journey. Ilse is passionate about helping everyone meet their needs when it comes to their insurance.
Ilse enjoys traveling when she can, spending time with her family, husband, and dog, Brooklyn.
Jhanaly was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela.
After graduating from High School in her home country she moved to Pennsylvania and graduated from Greencastle High School. Jhanaly got her bachelor’s degree as journalist at the Catholic University Andres Bello. After graduating Jhanaly spent time in a successful career as Sport Tv Anchor in Venezuela.
Jhanaly moved back to the United States in 2017 and in April 2018 she began working at Usher insurance as a CSR and after one month she got her license as an Insurance agent. Jhanaly likes to help Hispanic clients and works diligently to share information about insurance to her community.
In her free time Jhanaly enjoys doing puzzles and reading. She also loves to spend time with her husband and son.
Alejandra Afre was born in California and at the age of 2, her parents returned to their country of origin Guatemala to live with the rest of the family. Alejandra attended school in Guatemala and in 2005 she returned to Richmond Virginia, where she attended J. Sargent Reynolds Community College to complete her second language studies of English.
In 2007, she attended Richmond Technical Center where she received her certificate to practice cosmetology.
Alejandra started working with Usher Insurance in 2019. She enjoys her current position as a customer service representative and is very interested in helping clients in the Hispanic community meet their needs when it comes to their insurance.
Alejandra enjoys spending time outdoors with her two daughters and loves to travel.