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230 West Main Street
PO Box 1887

Washington, North Carolina 27889

Our Staff

M. Walker Lynch, CIC
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Walker is a 30 year veteran of the insurance industry. Walker currently serves as the president of the agency and is involved in all aspects of the operations and has obtained the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation and brings knowledge to both personal and commercial lines. Walker has been involved in numerous community and civic activities as well as a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church. Walker resides in Washington with his wife Stacey and children, Keais, Katherine, & Sarah.
Steven Wood
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Steven joined our team in 2010. He brought with him over 10 years experience serving the financial needs of individuals and small businesses in Eastern North Carolina. He is licensed in Property and Casualty as well as Life and Health. He holds the CLCS (Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist) designation and is currently working towards his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation. Steven directs new business production in both personal and commercial lines. Steven is active in the local community where he has served as President of the Washington Noon Rotary and is a current board member. He resides in Washington with his wife and two children. They are members of First Church of Christ.
Alice W “Dill” Lynch
Dill continues to provide forward direction with over 50 years experience with the agency. She is seen at the office as well as in the community promoting the agency in her many activities. She has been a champion tennis player and is a member of the Washington High School “walk of fame”. Dill enjoys traveling and keeping up with her 9 grandchildren.
Kay Brinn

Although technically “retired”, Kay continues to help the agency with special projects and has been with Bragaw & Co. for 22 years. She has enjoyed serving the needs of individuals in Beaufort County and the surrounding area. Kay is a licensed Property & Casualty agent and specializes in personal lines insurance. Her caring personality and expertise assure our customers that they are getting the best care possible.Kay was born and raised in Beaufort County and resides in the Washington area with her husband Gary. They have two children, Crystal and Sam. Kay enjoys reading, knitting, and spending time with her family and friends.

Nicole Elliott
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Nicole brings 12 years plus experience serving the insurance needs of individuals and businesses in our area. Nicole graduated from Beaufort County Community College in 1999 with an Associate Degree in Information Systems and studied Business Administration. She is a licensed Property and Casualty agent, a designated CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative), and is currently working toward her CIC (Certificate Insurance Counselor). Nicole resides in Martin County, where she was raised, with her husband Mike and their two boys. She enjoys reading, fishing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Gina Amaxopulos
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Gina and family moved to Eastern NC in 1999 and opened McAlister’s Deli in Greenville. They discovered Washington one day while driving around and decided to make it their home. She holds a BS in Business Administration from MS State University and is a NC Licensed Real Estate Broker. Gina has a background in finance and prior to joining Bragaw worked as the Director of a nonprofit promoting home ownership for nine years. In 2016, Gina joined the team at Bragaw as a licensed Property and Casualty Sales Producer with the main focus of adding new accounts in all lines of personal and commercial business in Eastern NC.Gina has two children; Ali is a recent ECU graduate and Simon is a rising junior at Ole Miss. They enjoy worshiping at The Church of The Good Shepherd. Give Gina a call!

Julie Ingram

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Julie joined Bragaw & Company in 2018. Born and raised in Washington, Julie has over 20 years experience in customer service and is a licensed Property and Casualty agent. Julie and her family are active members of BSA Troop 99. She is the mother of one Eagle Scout and has one on the trail to Eagle. She resides in Washington with her husband and her youngest son. Her oldest son is a Corporal in the USMC and is stationed at Camp Lejeune Jacksonville NC. Her family enjoys camping, hiking and high adventure activities.

Tammy Taylor Phelps

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Originally from Bear Grass, she comes to us from a background in graphics, advertising and marketing. She has worked in the customer service arena for the last 20 years. Tammy is a graduate of Peace College and East Carolina University. Tammy is the proud mother of daughter Rachel and they attend River City Christian Center. In her spare time Tammy enjoys travelling with family and friends, loves antiques, flea markets and good food. She is passionate about encouraging and empowering others both in their health and their walk with Jesus.

Kellie Watters

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Kellie joins us from a background in customer relations and office administration. Originally from Greenville, graduate of Rose High School and graduate of Beaufort County Community College, Kellie brings a wealth of customer service skills to the agency. She is a notary. Kellie resides in Washington with her husband and two girls. In her spare time she enjoys time with family, singing in the church choir and boating on the river.