Don is the managing partner/chairman of Capital Insurance Group, and runs our Charleston, WV and Columbus, OH offices. Don has 15 years of experience in the insurance industry and specializes in home, auto, business, and life insurance. He was named "Best Insurance Agent in the Valley" by the Charleston Gazzette in 2013 and 2019. He was named 40 under 40 in 2018 by the WV State Journal. He holds seats on the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley, East End Main Street, FesitvALL Charleston, Keep Your Faith Corporation, Kanawha County Public Library, African American Philanthropy in Action, Hospice, and Charleston CVB. He is the proud father of Gabrielle (Gabby) and Jonathan (Jman) and is married to Victoria L. Wilson, an attorney in Charleston.
Christopher Spangler is the VP of Sales at CIG and is based in our Huntington, WV office. Chris grew up in Monroe County, learning the value of hard work and helping others by working on his family’s farm. Chris graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and now resides in Huntington with his best friend and wife, Kayla Spangler. When Chris isn’t helping clients, he serves on the Advisory Board and Youth Mentorship Program for Cabell County 4-H and as a Camp Staff volunteer at Monroe County 4-H and West Virginia State Dance Weekend.
Adam Daugherty is the personal lines account executive for Capital Insurance Group where he specializes in all personal lines of home and auto insurance. He is a lifelong resident of Belle, WV and graduated from West Virginia University’s School of Business & Economics in May of 2015. After graduation, Adam spent a year in Southern California which deepened his commitment to return to and help the residents of his home state. In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time downtown Charleston getting to know the local businesses and the wonderful people that come along with it.
Rafael Barker is a Sales Manager at Capital Insurance Group LLC. Rafael has nearly 12 years of experience in the insurance industry and has specialized in home, auto and life insurance during that time. He holds seats on the board of directors of Generation Charleston, Create West Virginia, and the West Virginia International Film Festival. He also serves in the contract employee role of Volunteer Coordinator for FestivALL Charleston, and is a volunteer DJ at WTSQ-LP 88.1FM. He earned his EMBA from The University of Charleston in 2013, and also pursues his creative interests as a Portrait/Headshot photographer.
Melissa Jarrell Wazelle, a Licensed Agent for Capital Insurance Group. Melissa is a lifelong resident of Sissonville, WV. She attended West Virginia State University. Melissa has worked in sales for 18 years and brings a wealth of knowledge, understanding and experience to our team. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family; twins, Matt and Maddie and husband, Jason Wazelle, as well as many other family and friends. She truly feels, “There is no place like home!”
Narmer Dudley is an agent with Capital Insurance Group subsidiary Stateside Insurance Group in Michigan. Narmer has over 5 years of experience in the insurance industry and specializes in assisting clients in the areas of home, auto, business and workers compensation insurance. He has been the manager of the Michigan operation for CIG/Stateside since 2018 and the office under his direction has grown year after year.
Clare Pelley is an Account Executive at Capital Insurance Group, LLC, a full-service insurance agency located in downtown Charleston, WV. Clare graduated summa cum laude from Cleveland State University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Promotional Communication. She has 18+ years in Customer Service from her combined work experience in marketing, human resources and the restaurant industry. She has four kids with her husband who owns and operates a local restaurant in Charleston. Clare loves to support small, local businesses in West Virginia and when she travels.
Kaden Cook is a independent agent at Capital Insurance Group, LLC, specializing in Life and Health Insurance Policies. Kaden is a graduate from West Virginia University, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a native of Wheeling, WV. In his free time Kaden enjoys improving his golf game, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.
Aakash Vaghela is an agent at Capital Insurance Group LLC, a full-service insurance agency located in downtown Charleston, WV. Aakash brings with him six years of sales expertise. He specializes in personal lines of home and auto. You may have seen him previously in his time as a journalist for a local news station. He earned his degree from West Virginia University in 2011. When he isn’t working you can find him walking his dog, Dexter, all over the city.
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Karsten is the new Graphic Design & Marketing Intern for CIG's Charleston Location. Lizzy is originally Rochester, NY and came to Charleston 4 years ago to attend the University of Charleston for an undergrad degree in Business Administration. She also played golf for UC, and is now continuing her education at UC in the MBA program and working as a Graduate Assistant for the Men's and Women's Golf teams. When Lizzy isn't busy with her two jobs and school, she enjoys playing golf, drawing/painting, hiking, longboarding and spending time with her friends.
Karli Elkins is a new face to Capital Insurance Group, Llc. Karli leads our inside sales team through the quoting process for auto, home umbrella and landlord insurance, and specializes in quoting with State Auto, Progressive & Nationwide. She grew up in Cabin Creek, Wv and graduated from Riverside High School in 2016, where she went on to continue her education at Glenville State College and join the Acro & Tumbling team. She has been in the customer service industry for 5 years; she is a new face to insurance but is quickly learning with the business. Karli is an avid outdoors man and spends all of her free time bass fishing. She is excited to grow with the company!
Alisha is the new receptionist/customer service representative of Capital Insurance Group LLC located in downtown Charleston, WV. Although new to Insurance servicing, Alisha has 15 plus years customer service experience from her blended work history as a bank teller, studio photographer, and restaurant employee. She is a dedicated mother to her daughter Asya, who is also her best friend. Alisha enjoys time with family and freelance photography during downtime.