Meet Our Team
M. Walker Lynch, CIC
Walker is a 36 year veteran of the insurance industry. Walker currently serves as president of the agency and is a 5th generation owner of Bragaw & Co. following in the footsteps of his dad, Bud and serving clients of Eastern North Carolina. Walker has been a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) since 1990 and brings knowledge to personal, commercial and life/health lines of coverage. Walker also hold the GRI designation. Walker has held leadership roles with the Jaycees, Civitan and Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Salvation Army and Wells Fargo Bank. Walker and his wife Stacey are members of St Peters Episcopal Church where he has served numerous times on the vestry. Walker and Stacey have three children.
Keais has joined his father with a background in construction and wildlife management. Keais is proud to follow in the footsteps of his father Walker, grandfather Bud, and great great uncle Edmund. Keais is a graduate of East Carolina University and is involved in personal lines and commercial lines of coverage for the agency. Keais is a member of the Washington Young Professionals Association and is an avid hunter and fisherman.
Steven Wood, CIC
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 Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Steven directs new business production in both personal and commercial lines. Steven is active in the community where he has served as President of the Washington Noon Rotary. He is a board member and volunteer with Eagles’ Wings, a local non-profit food pantry. He and his wife are actively involved with Church of the Good Shepherd here in Washington.
Nicole H Elliott, CIC, CISR
Nicole brings 16 years plus experience serving the insurance needs of individuals and businesses in our area. Nicole graduated from Beaufort County Community College with an Associate Degree in Information Systems with studies in Business Administration. She is a licensed Property and Casualty agent, a designated CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative), and a designated CIC (Certificate Insurance Counselor). She specializes in commercial lines account management. Nicole resides in Martin County, where she was raised, with her husband Mike. Mike and Nicole have two sons. She enjoys reading, fishing, and spending time with her family.
Julie Ingram, CISR
Julie joined Bragaw & Company in 2018. She and her husband Josh, have two sons and reside in Washington. Julie has over 25 years of customer service experience. She is a licensed Property and Casualty agent and a designated CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative). Julie and her family enjoy camping, hiking and high adventure activities.
Sandy is a licensed Property and Casualty agent and resides in Martin County. She joined the Bragaw team at the end of November in 2020, bringing close to 20 years insurance experience. She and her husband, Jason, have two sons, Austin and Brady. They are members of Macedonia Christian Church in Williamston, NC. Sandy’s also a part of a women’s Christian devotional group called Java & Jesus. Family is very important to her, so when not working, she spends a lot of time at the baseball field and doing special projects.
Mary joined our team in February 2019. Mary brings many years of customer service to our team. She resides in Chocowinity with her husband Larry. She enjoys a good cup of coffee anytime but her favorite time is during her quiet time in the morning. Kayaking, camping, and hiking are her favorite ways to unplug while enjoying the beauty of our state. Spending time with family especially her 2 grandchildren, Walt and Delilah, occupies most of her weekends.
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. Kay enjoys reading, knitting, and spending time with her family and friends.