Meet Our Staff

Commercial Lines Insurance

AnitaAnita has worked with Barnes Insurance Agency since 1980. She has been a licensed insurance agent since 1982. She currently serves as Senior Commercial Account Manager. Anita is from Sevier County and attended Hiwassee College and Tusculum University earning a Bachelor of Science in Business. She is married and has two sons. Her hobbies include her horses, lake activities and reading. Anita specializes in large commercial accounts and is well known for building a personal relationship with each of her clients to better serve the unique needs of every account.


Commercial Lines Insurance

TabathaTabatha began her insurance career in 1999 with Barnes Insurance Agency as a Personal Lines Customer Service Representative. She obtained her insurance license in 2000. In 2004, Tabatha transitioned from a Personal Lines Account Manager to a Commercial Lines Account Manager. She continues to improve her insurance knowledge by attending insurance seminars and schools. She is very dedicated to providing professional and knowledgeable service to her clients. Tabatha and her husband, Brian, have two daughters, Kyndall and Skylar.


Equine Services/Commercial Lines Insurance

KrissyKrissy has been with Barnes Insurance Agency since 2000 and obtained her Property & Casualty License in 2001. As our Equine Insurance Specialist, Krissy has significant experience in the equine industry and has made it a priority to develop relationships with breeders, trainers, and veterinarians throughout the Southeast, which has allowed her to better serve her clients special insurance needs. In addition to Equine Insurance, Krissy also assists our agency’s producers with quoting new commercial lines business. With much experience in the industry, she is happy to aid you with any of your equine or commercial insurance questions. Krissy is originally from Chattanooga, TN but has called the Smoky Mountains her home for 20 years. Other than being at the office, Krissy enjoys spending time with her family, pets and is a self confessed “shopaholic”. Krissy is fully equipped to provide clients with information regarding their unique equine and commercial insurance needs and strives to build personal relationships with each client to provide the highest level of customer service.


Personal Lines Insurance

JessicaJessica is a graduate of Carson-Newman College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 2004. She began her insurance career out of college with State Farm, joined the Barnes Insurance Agency in 2006 and received her CISR Designation in 2010. Jessica currently serves as a Senior Personal Lines Account Manager for Home and Auto and is also a specialist for Barnes Vacation Rental Insurance Program.

Jessica is a 2007 Graduate of Leadership Tomorrow. She is a life-long Sevier County resident and is married with two children.