Meet Our Team


Michael J.

I was born in South Carolina but raised in Georgia. I graduated from Tuskegee University with BS in Finance and later earned a Master’s Degree in Engineering with a Concentration in Construction Management. I started my career in Insurance in 2011 as a Captive Agent for Nationwide Insurance, grew to over 1500 clients, and in 2020, transitioned to an Independent Agent serving clients in 20 States and expanding into Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, Life Insurance, Financial Services, and individual and Group Benefits.

I have a passion for working with Individuals and Businesses to provide products that meet or exceed their Insurance and Financial needs today and in the future.  I enjoy coaching my team to become trusted insurance partners to their clients. I enjoy reading, watching movies, or spending time with family and friends. I’m active in my church, St James United Methodist Church, and Fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi. You can also find me enjoying a round of golf or volunteering with various nonprofits. When I want to relax and rejuvenate, you will find me at the beach soaking in the sun or working on my classic car in my garage.

Deneen M.
Operations Manager
Phone: 770-754-0882

I am originally from Brooklyn, NY, but I grew up in South Carolina. I am a proud 2-time graduate from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Public Health in Health Administration.

I was in Public Health Administration before becoming a stay-at-home mom to 2 wonderful sons! Insurance is my 2nd career. While I am not an agent, I’m the Jill-Of-All-Trades around here – Operations, HR, IT, etc…

I enjoy helping a business grow from the ground up. Being a part of JMJ Insurance is something I am proud of.

Aside from work,  I am a college football fanatic…more specifically an SEC football fanatic! My favorite play is known as “The Hit” that was leveled by fellow University of South Carolina Alum, Jadeavon Clowney, against the University of Michigan during the Outback Bowl in 2013.

A guilty pleasure of mine is; I’ve played Dungeons and Dragons with my oldest son and his college friends! I spend some weekends traveling to Harvard University in Boston to watch my youngest son’s college football games. Three non-profit organizations I actively support are the Kleine-Levin Syndrome Foundation, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, and the North Gwinnett Schools Foundation.

Jennifer P.
Account Manager
Phone: (770) 754-0882

I grew up in Hawaii and have almost 20 years of insurance experience. I’m excited to work with the JMJ team and to be able to help our customers/clients with their insurance needs. I love to travel, explore new places, and try new foods. You can find me exploring new hiking trails or relaxing and reading a good book on the weekend.

Chouncy C.
Account Manager
Phone: (770) 923-2053

This is my first job in the insurance industry! What excites me most about my work is being able to help people solve problems and issues before they become a problem in the first place.

I primarily grew up in the Metro Atlanta area, mostly in Gwinnett County. I’m a basketball junkie. I can sit and talk about the NBA or NCAA basketball all day. If it’s not a sports weekend, the best way to find me would be to look at your local park or trail. I love to get outside and move!

My guilty pleasure is definitely singing songs loudly when I’m in the car. I’m not talented at the singing part, but it’s definitely fun for me.

Danielle T.
Account Manager
Phone: (678) 430-8579

I began my career in the insurance industry, working in body shops and subsequently obtaining my Adjuster’s license. The COVID pandemic became a pivotal moment for me as I acquired both my Life and Health Agents license, followed by my Personal Lines Agents license. During the 2020 AEP season, I was an integral part of the Medicare Advantage Plan team before transitioning to handling Auto Policies in the Personal Lines domain.

Naomi M.
Customer Service Representative

I have two years of experience in Personal Lines. I’m most excited about collaborating and working towards a common goal. Every day at work is an opportunity I have to contribute to the agency’s growth. It brings satisfaction and inner tranquility, knowing that I have done my best to improve something or create something great.

I grew up in Lima, Peru, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations. I enjoy connecting with people of different countries and backgrounds. Because of this, I have also become more understanding, open-minded, and tolerant of other cultures.

My favorite way to spend the weekend is out with friends and family while enjoying quality time together. Some of my other guilty pleasures include going to the beach and buying many clothes I do not need — I’m really into fashion.

I have a passion for working with non-profits and helping those in need. I’ve spent the better part of the last two years working on a social project to improve the quality of life for women in Peru. This NGO is run by my family and me and focuses on empowering and improving women’s lives in areas such as health, education, and empowerment.

Cecilia C.
Personal Lines Sales Associate

Although I am relatively new to the insurance industry, I have been working very diligently with agents and adjusters to arrange rental cars after accidents. I was particularly impressed with those agents who could explain the details of their job via practical examples. I’m most excited about giving families a sense of security should an unfortunate event occur.

I was born and raised in Louisiana’s south region, completing my digital advertising and business administration education at LSU in 2020. Recently, I adopted a five-year-old Labrador Retriever named Santiago.

I am an avid traveler and love looking for picturesque hiking trails. Santiago and I often set out on a fresh hiking course, and afterward, we both chill in a hammock.


Bart M.

This is my first job experience in the insurance industry. I’ve got a wonderful and supportive team. Being a virtual assistant in insurance is great. I help our team work better, make customers happy, and manage important information. I’m always learning and solving problems, and I like supporting my team.

I grew up in Davao City, in the southern part of the Philippines. I got a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from a state college. Aside from the IT side, I invest my time in learning Graphic Design and 3D.

I really love to spend time on computers. I love to play PC games. I am also active outside. I do cycling, and I love traveling to new places.

My guilty pleasure is binge-watching anime. I am a big fan of Naruto, Goku, and Luffy. These characters have inspired me because of their fighting spirit. No matter what the struggles are, they continue to find their way. I also love to make digital art; I find immense joy in bringing my ideas to life on a digital canvas. My favorite part of the weekend is getting to spend time with my hobbies. So probably I’m in my room, literally facing the computer, or I’m outside the house doing some traveling.

I really love nature. I am passionate about joining tree planting activities and some Barangay clean-up drives.

Tim L.

I was born and raised in the heartland of this country – St. Charles, Missouri.  Throughout my youth, I played baseball and basketball, ran track/field and cross country, and began to learn the game of golf.  After graduating from St. Charles High School, I attended Southwest Missouri State University (now known as Missouri State University) where I obtained a BS degree in Administrative Management before relocating to Georgia upon meeting the woman to whom I became married in 1995.

I broke into the financial services profession with American Express Financial Advisors 25 years ago after moving from Missouri to Atlanta, GA.  During those 25 years, I spent time working with CitiStreet Retirement Services, Nationwide Insurance and now, I am excited to build a professional financial services practice with Michael James at Alliance Capital Investment Group!

I thoroughly enjoy helping my clients bring into clearer focus the vision they have for their future. I also love guiding them to see the light at the end of the tunnel as we help them fulfill their future goals and provide for their needs.

What really energizes me is taking a problem, goal or need; evaluating the options for addressing the issue and then developing a plan for overcoming the problem or achieving the desired goal.

When not working, I enjoy spending time with my boys (my youngest son attends Kennesaw State University and my oldest son is preparing to graduate from Georgia Tech in August 2020), working around my house/yard, or engaging in new activities. I do enjoy the occasional round of golf which allows me time to enjoy time outdoors with friends.

I am passionate about helping define the future for Buford Presbyterian Church where I have served as Chairperson of our Finance Committee for the last 8 years.  Despite many significant challenges, we have greatly enhanced the financial strength of our church and we are now developing a plan for paying off our mortgage while addressing the capital needs of our congregation and our facility.

Argent S.
Insurance Sales Producer
Phone: (678) 765-9944

I grew up in Montgomery, Alabama. The proud home of the Civil Rights Movement! I have spent roughly 5 years in the insurance industry and my primary focus has been life insurance although I recently added Property & Casualty lines as well.

I get excited about using my knowledge and understanding of personal and commercial lines in the insurance industry to help people protect what is most important to them!

Most weekends, I usually like to have a nice meal or two at a good restaurant with my wife and we also attend church on Sunday. In addition; I really enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing golf, and using problem-solving techniques to achieve financial freedom. I also moonlight (side hustle) as a referee/official of youth football, basketball, and lacrosse sports!

Besides that; I teach an 8-week New Members Orientation (Survival Kit) class at Saint James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, GA, and I am also on the board of One Touch Charities non-profit organization.