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Jeff Farmer

Managing Member

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

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. Amy is responsible for managing the operations of the agency and is well rounded in both personal and business insurance. Outside…

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Melissa Bell

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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 Account Manager

Valerie joined the agency in 2015 as a personal lines CSR. 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 the New York Giants and enjoys getting to go to their…

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Amy Lewis

Administrative Assistant

Amy Lewis has joined our agency as an Administrative Assistant.  She has over 20 years of administrative experience, most notably in the construction field.  Amy is also a NY State Licensed Notary. Amy is a native of Elmira and currently resides in Elmira Heights.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her children and…

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Bill Narsiff

Personal Lines Sales Manager

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 Account Manager

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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Stephanie Tangorre

Personal Lines Account Manager

Stephanie joined our agency in 2019 as an Administrative Assistant.  She came to us with over 15 years in customer service and a background in insurance as she was previously a personal lines agent.  She is also a licensed notary and a previous volunteer firefighter.  Stephanie now serves as a Personal Lines Account Manager assisting customers with the last…