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Jeff Farmer

Managing Member and Agency Manager

After working in the insurance industry for 14 years, Jeff opened W.J. Farmer Insurance in his home in 1997. With over 30 years in the insurance industry, Jeff is very knowledgeable in all lines of property/casualty insurance and personally specializes in insurance for used car dealers, contractors, municipalities, volunteer fire departments, and many other business…

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Amy Cerar

Managing Member and Personal Lines Manager

Amy started her insurance career by opening A.M Farmer Insurance Agency in 2010. After five years of successful growth, she merged the agency with her father's agency to form W.J. Farmer Insurance Agency, LLC. Although Amy is responsible for growing and managing the Personal Lines Department of the agency, she is well rounded in both…

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Jason Kimball

Managing Member and Commercial Lines Manager

With over 14 years in the insurance industry, Jason excels at business insurance sales, with specialties in volunteer fire departments, contractors, pharmacies, condo associations, restaurants, and most other business accounts. Jason has also developed a specialty personal lines program for New York and Pennsylvania gun owners. Jason is responsible for growing and managing the Commercial…

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Melissa Bell

Commercial Lines CSR

Melissa joined the agency in 2017 as a commercial lines CSR.  She has 17 years prior experience in commercial lines, including contractors, non-profit organizations, fire departments, municipalities, service, retail and wholesale. Melissa is a native of Corning, New York and currently resides in Addison with her husband. Outside of work she enjoys crocheting and reading.

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Valerie Leaton

Personal Lines CSR

Valerie joined the agency in 2015 as a personal lines CSR. She provides servicing for customers with the last name beginning M-Z. She has been working in customer service for over 19 years and is very good at working with people. Valerie loves to travel, especially to her favorite vacation spot, Myrtle Beach. She loves…

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Rita Mendez

Administrative Assistant

Rita joined the agency in 2013 as our receptionist after a career on Long Island, New York as a Title Clerk. She provides a myriad of support services to the office staff and customers alike. Rita relocated from Huntington, Long Island to Horseheads, New York just a few years ago. She is the proud mother…

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Bill Narsiff

Personal Lines and Life Producer

Bill joined the agency in 2014 after a successful career as an agency owner in upstate New York. Bill was brought on as a personal lines producer and assists new customers in obtaining personal lines policies. Whether it be auto, home, recreational vehicles or an umbrella policy, Bill is very knowledgeable and will help find…

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Vicki Schornstheimer

Commercial Lines CSR

Vicki joined the agency in 2015 as a commercial lines CSR. Prior to joining the agency she worked for Travelers Insurance Company for over 10 years as a Customer Policy Specialist. She is experienced in commercial lines and assists Jeff Farmer's and Amy Cerar's commercial accounts. Vicki is a native of Elmira, New York where…

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Anne Sivilich

Administrative Assistant

Anne started as an employee of A.M. Farmer Insurance Agency in 2011 and worked closely with Amy to service both her personal and commercial customers. Since the formation of the new LLC, Anne works closely with Rita and the rest of the staff to make sure superior customer service is delivered to all of our…

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Marie Wolcott

Personal Lines CSR

Marie is the newest addition to our team and will be working as a personal lines customer service representative. Marie will be assisting customers with the last name beginning A-L. Marie comes to us with over 18 years of personal lines insurance experience. Marie moved back to Elmira in 2004 after her husband retired from…