Staff Directory for Tidwell Agency

Lexington, SC Insurance Agents

The staff at Tidwell Agency is here to answer your questions, provide insurance quotes and help you obtain the coverage you need for your business, home or car in Columbia, South Carolina, and surrounding areas. Contact our Lexington, SC, agents anytime. You are also welcome to email the staff member of your choice from the directory below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Staff


Chris Tidwell  Email Chris

I grew up in Batesburg-Leesville where our original office was located and graduated from Furman University with a BA in Accounting in 1991 and then started my insurance career. I have obtained my CPCU and CIC insurance designations and continue to put a high emphasis on furthering my education in this business. I served on the board of directors for the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association of South Carolina and was the chairperson of the education committee. I currently serve on the continuing education committee for the Department of Insurance.

I now live in Lexington with my wife Robin and our 3 children. We enjoy boating on Lake Murray and spending time at our farm in Gilbert, SC. We are members of Saxe-Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington.


Julia Davis  Email Julia

I started working in the insurance industry in May 1970, before graduating from high school later that same month. I married Dwight, my high school sweetheart, in 1971. We have had a blessed life living on our farm in Batesburg-Leesville while raising our two children. Both children have married and given us four precious grandchildren.


Mickey Berrian  Email Mickey

I was born and raised in Columbia, SC and have been in the insurance industry for 35 years. My husband and I live near Irmo and attend Union UMC. We’ve been married 48 years; have two sons and two granddaughters.


Cindi Jackson  Email Cindi

I have been in the insurance business for 25 years. I started in 1987, first with Allstate in personal lines, and then with Tidwell in January 1998. I have been happily married for 32 years to my awesome husband Jim. I have two children Erin (Chad, son-in-law) and Jacob. My daughter and her husband have my two grandsons.

God is first in my life; I love my family and because of my relationship with God I live life to the fullest and enjoy each day God gives me! I have lived in Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio (while growing up) but South Carolina has always been home. My husband and I pastor a small church in our community. I have taught in our church at all levels.

My husband and I own a herd of longhorn cows, horses and enjoy participating in rodeo with my grandchildren, both of whom ride. We enjoy off-shore fishing with family and friends! I also serve on Sandy Run Calhoun Fire Dept board.


Jack Holladay  Email Jack

Jack Holladay has been a Commercial Lines agent with the Tidwell Agency since 2004. He is licensed in both Property/Casualty and Life/Accident/Health. Additionally he holds a South Carolina Surplus Lines Broker license and has recently completed his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Jack has earned Bachelor degrees from both Francis Marion University and the University of South Carolina and a Master’s degree from the University of South Carolina.

He is also a talented musician who works part time directing the youth choir and playing keyboards for a local church. Jack and his wife, Brooke, live in the Lexington area.


Richard Tidwell  Email Richard

Richard is the founder of Tidwell Agency, Inc. He started his career in the insurance business as a  field representative for Seibels Bruce Insurance. Later he went to work for Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina. He worked there for 11 years, leaving as the Senior Vice President of Companion Life. He purchased a small agency in Batesburg-Leesville, SC, to start Tidwell Agency in 1981. He still lives in the Batesburg-Leesville community with his wife, Shelly.


Cindy West  Email Cindy

Cindy West started with Tidwell Agency in 2000 and she works as a commercial lines CSR and does the bookkeeping. She resides with her family in Graniteville, SC.


Deborah Stender  Email Deborah

Deborah Stender started with Tidwell Agency in 2006. She is a commercial lines CSR and lives with her family in Batesburg-Leesville, SC.


Robin Shinn  Email Robin

Robin started with Tidwell Agency in 2006. She is a commercial lines CSR and also assists with the life and health insurance.


Brenda Hinson — Email Brenda

Brenda recently joined the Tidwell Agency the first of this year. She is a personal lines CSR and does assist with the life insurance as well. She resides with her family in Gilbert, SC.