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Why Our Clients Choose DTA and Stay

Why Our Clients Choose DTA and Stay

Family Owned & Operated

Family Owned & Operated

You aren’t a number to us, or a faceless client. We get to know you and you get to know us. That’s why our average client stays with us for more than 10 years.

Knowledge of Industry Ins & Outs

Knowledge of Industry
Ins & Outs

This isn’t our first rodeo. We know the pitfalls, the players, and fail-safe solutions. Between us, our team has more than 90 years of insurance experience.

Customer Focused

Customer Focused

Of course we are the insurance pros, but you’re the boss. We are incredibly responsive and we move heaven & earth to protect and serve our clients.

Meet Team DTA

Dan Thompson
Founder, Owner, Agent

Dan Thompson

Renee Thompson
Associate Agent

Renee Thompson

Cesar Vasquez
Associate Agent

Cesar Vasquez

Lisa Ward Thompson
Associate Agent

Lisa Ward Thompson

Nina Lancaster
Customer Care Specialist

Nina Lancaster

Liz Edwards
Associate Agent & Agency Manager

Liz Edwards

Kelly Thompson - Associate Agent
Associate Agent

Kelly Thompson

Scott Ethridge - Agent
Associate Agent

Scott Ethridge

Founder, Owner, Agent

Dan Thompson

When Hurricane Fran hit in 1996, I learned in a very real way that my job isn’t selling insurance. It’s helping families.

With DTA since 1992
Avid traveler, has visited 21 countries so far
Proud of his extended, blended family
Devoted, active volunteer with SAFEchild NC, Walk for Hope, and Note in the Pocket

HAPPY PLACE | Exploring a new destination
MAGICAL LIFE MOMENT | Diving with schooling hammerheads in Galapagos

Associate Agent

Renee Thompson

I used to own a yoga studio and never thought I would find a path that would give me the fulfillment of helping others the way it did. I am deeply grateful to have found that here.

With DTA since 2015
East Carolina alum, but lifelong Tar Heels fan
Certified scuba diver and yoga instructor

LITTLE KNOWN FACT | Can walk better on her hands than on her feet
HAPPY PLACE | The magic waters of Cozumel

Associate Agent

Cesar Vasquez

There are so many different types of scenarios and needs that come up with each client. It’s actually an interesting challenge trying to find the best solution.

With DTA since 2012
Native of Peru, bilingual
Lives and breathes soccer

FAVORITE TEAM | Manchester United
HAPPY PLACE | On the sideline of any field where his boys are playing

Associate Agent

Lisa Ward Thompson

My background before insurance was as a real estate agent and mortgage broker. So now I feel like I’ve completed the whole cycle! I’ve helped people find a home and get a loan; now I help them insure their investment.

With DTA since 2018
Certified Mediator
Born and raised in Wrightsville Beach

LITTLE KNOWN FACT | All bow down to the 1981 NC Spot (and yes, a Spot is a fish) Festival Queen!
HAPPY PLACE | On the NC coast with daughter Kelly, family and friends

Customer Care Specialist

Nina Lancaster

I worked at the Nationwide Raleigh Service Center for many years. That insider knowledge of insurance processes really helps me provide great service to our clients.

With DTA since 2008
40+ years experience with property and casualty insurance
The agency go-to for figuring out complex billing issues

HAPPY PLACES | With her family and on the golf course with her husband
FUN FACT | She has eleven holes in one and is looking to make it an even dozen

Associate Agent & Agency Manager

Liz Edwards

I enjoy what I do. It can be exhausting work, but I really think of myself foremost as a protector and educator for our clients.

With DTA since 2012
Has spent a decade in the insurance biz
Enjoys working as a leader for the children’s ministry at her church

FUN FACT | Both of her sons have chosen law enforcement careers
FAST ON HER FEET | Won her age division in her last 5K

Associate Agent

Kelly Thompson

Insurance is in my blood. I’ve been surrounded by it all of my life. The most beneficial thing I’ve found from the industry is the ability to help people take care of the things that are most valuable to them.

With DTA since 2020.
Traveled extensively, my favorite destination so far being Africa.
Has the best dog/best friend named Django that I rescued almost 9 years ago.

HAPPY PLACE | Underwater
FUN FACT | Has been scuba certified since the age of 12

Associate Agent

Scott Ethridge

I think I’m like everyone else in this office when I say the insurance industry found us. When you love helping people, insurance is a natural fit. We love helping people and protecting what matters most to them.

With DTA since 2020.
Spent about 5 years as a Senior Commercial Underwriter
I’ve been an agent for over 10 years

HAPPY PLACE | Cameron Indoor Arena
FUN FACT | Went Great White Shark cage diving in Guadalupe Island