Our Team

 Note: All Extensions can be reached at (910) 484-6171. Click on any name to send an email.

Mark W. Rice, LUTCF, CBIA, CIC
President/CEO
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Licenses: NC Property Casualty Life, Accident & Health Dental Services Insurance Broker Medicare Supplement Long-Term Care
Mark is President/CEO of the agency and has worked in the insurance industry since 1987. He is licensed in Property/Liability and Life/Health/Long Term Care/Medicare Supplements. Mark is active in the local community having served on various boards. He is a Past President of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors/Fayetteville, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors/North Carolina, Fayetteville Kiwanis Club and the Downtown Alliance. Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary for Independent Insurance Agents of N.C. He holds the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow, Certified Builders Insurance Agent and Certified Insurance Counselor designations.

Mark and his wife Mary have one daughter (Emma) and grandson (Sawyer). They are active members of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church. Mark enjoys volunteering his time with music ministries, carpentry ministry, and mission trips.

Fast Fact: Mark attended Atlantic Christian College and majored in Music/Percussion

Hobbies: Running, Living an Active Lifestyle, Construction Projects, Music, Mission Work

Thurston Callahan 
Co-Founder
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Licenses: NC Property Casualty
Thurston is a founding member of the agency (Robertson, Ellis, and Callahan) that began in 1966. He assists the agency with property inspections and coverage analysis. His family includes his wife, two daughters, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Fast Fact: Thurston is an expert in antique firearms.

Personal Lines Account Manager
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Licenses: NC Property & Casualty
Dee Dee is a Native of Goldsboro, NC and is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. In 1996, after 10 years serving our country, Dee Dee started in the insurance industry with Callahan & Rice Insurance Group. She received her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 2008. Dee Dee works as an account manager in the personal lines department.

Outside the agency, Dee Dee loves to spend time away enjoying the serenity of her favorite beach, Myrtle Beach, SC. She also loves and enjoys time with her family, participating in church ministry groups, and being the best auntie she can be to earn the name “Momma Dee.”

Hobbies: Time at the Beach, Time with Family, Church Ministry Groups

Personal Lines Account Manager
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Licenses:  NC Property & Casualty, Life, Accident & Health
Adeania started in the insurance industry in1992. She is a Fayetteville native and joined the agency in 2008. Adeania holds both Property/Casualty and Life/Health licenses. Adeania works with our personal lines clients. She and her husband have one daughter. In her spare time, Adeania enjoys spending her time along the coast of North Carolina.  Her favorite activities include boating, fishing, and gardening. When she is by the coast she feels as close to God on earth as one can get.

Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Fishing

Administrator
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Licenses: NC Property & Casualty Insurance Broker
With a career spanning more than 35 years, Chris has served as Administrator with C&R since 2008 and is a member of C12’s Key Player Group in Fayetteville (A Christian Business Organization).  Along with spending fun times with her husband, Andy and adult kids, Laura and Matt and daughter-in-law, Gabrielle, Chris enjoys participating in Yoga, walking, photography, decorating and listening to music.  She always looks forward to vacationing with three sisters-in-law and other extended family.  Chris’ life verse is “Live (& learn) a life of love” from Ephesians 5:2 ERV.

Hobbies: Creative Projects with Photos

Fast Fact: As a teenager, Chris taught sailing.

Sales Agent
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Licenses:  NC Property & Casualty

 

Landon joined the agency in 2015 as a Sales Producer assisting clients with personal and commercial insurance coverages. He is originally from Western New York and moved to Fayetteville in 2004 to attend Methodist University. Upon graduating from Methodist in 2008, he began work for the university and later earned his MBA from Methodist in 2010. Landon currently holds NC Property & Casualty licenses. He and his wife Emma are active members of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church and have one son Sawyer.

Hobbies: Golfing, Construction Projects, Video Marketing

Fast Fact: He learned to drive in a right-hand drive Subaru Legacy with his father who delivers mail for the USPS

 

Joella Johnson

Administrative Assistant

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Joella is a native of Fayetteville and graduated from Pine Forest High School. She obtained a marketing degree from Fayetteville Technical Comunity College. New to the insurance industry as she joined the C&R staff in 2018, she brings 35 years of retail and banking experience.

Hobbies: Reading and movies

Favorite Authors: David Baldacci and Irene Hamon

Fast Fact: She enjoys visiting her sister in Australia

  
Sales Agent
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Licenses:  NC Property & Casualty

 

Kyle joined the agency in 2018 as a Sales Producer focusing on personal and commercial lines of insurance.  He is originally from New Mexico but has also lived in Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, and Massachusetts.  Kyle graduated from the PGA Golf Management Program at Methodist University in 2009.  He is currently licensed in NC Property & Casualty.  He and his wife Emily are members of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church and have one daughter Reagan.

Hobbies:  Golf, Travel, Aviation

Fast Fact:  He has been going to Augusta National every April since 2010 and was able to work The Masters in 2015.

Commercial Account Manager
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Licenses:  NC Property & Casualty
Anna earned her NC Property & Casualty licenses after coming to work for us in 2013. She graduated from East Carolina University and previously worked in the banking industry. She works with our Commercial Lines and Bond Clients. Anna and her husband, Ryan, enjoy spending time with their German Shepherd, Callie, and are involved members of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church. Anna is a big Boston Red Sox fan and also enjoys going to the movies, traveling with Ryan, spending time at the beach and fishing on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Favorite Team: Boston Red Sox

Hobbies: Movies, Time at the Beach, Fishing

 
Commercial Account Manager
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Licenses:  NC Property & Casualty
Kelly is a native of Dunn and she’s lived and worked in Cumberland County for over 25 years. Kelly became a member of our team as a Commercial Lines Account Manager in 2016, after working in insurance since 2009.  Kelly and her husband Fred enjoy spending time with their three grandchildren and their three dogs.

Fast Fact: Kelly is the Commissioner of her fantasy football league!

Favorite Team: New England Patriots

Hobbies: Animal Rescue, Traveling

Commercial Account Manager
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Licenses: NC Property & Casualty Broker
Rhonda joined our team in January 2018. She is a Lumberton native and graduated from UNCP with a degree in biology. Rhonda holds a Property & Casualty license and has worked in the insurance industry for the last 32 years. She holds her CISR designation since 1991 and is currently working on her CIC.

Rhonda loves to garden, paint, travel, and shop and is involved in Tolersville Baptist Church. She loves family time with her 2 sons, Brad and Kevin, and daughter-in-law, Irene.

Fast Fact: Rhonda was the 2003 Ladies Angler winner for the largest ladies fish during the Shallotte Fire Department Flounder Tournament.

Hobbies: Gardening, Painting, Traveling, Shopping

Commercial Account Manager
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Licenses: NC Property & Casualty
Janet is originally from Northeast Ohio and she moved to North Carolina in 2000. Janet started working in the insurance business in 1998 and she began working at Callahan & Rice in 2002.  Janet retired from the agency in 2015 and she has decided to return to work at C&R. Janet works with our Commercial Lines clients. She and her husband Ron enjoy spending time with their grandson Cayden.

Hobbies: Gardening, Reading, Quilting, Time with Family

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