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Meet Our Team


Ken Gress

As an insurance agent in Vandergrift, I’ve gotten to know a lot of local families. I enjoy being a part of the community, and building relationships is one of the best parts of my job. I know what life is like in Vandergrift — that we choose cars, homes, boats and more to fit our lifestyle and budget. I also know how important it is to do the same when it comes to protecting them. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you find the solutions that meet your needs.

Janet Haggerty

I have over 40 years’ experience working in the insurance industry. I grew up in Shaler Twp.   I went to Slippery Rock and have a degree in Physical Education. The thing that excites me most about work is being able to solve the client’s problems and offer suggestions when I review their policies. I’m my free time I really enjoy riding motorcycles and going to the gun range. My biggest guilty pleasure is my love for potato chips.

Patrick Carnahan
Sr. Sales Representative

I have 13 years experience in the insurance industry. I am licensed to sell Property & Casualty lines as well as Life insurance. I was born the small town of Edmon, Pa. I have lived my whole life within the Avonmore, Apollo area. I have taken a Dale Carnegie course that has helped me to become an extroverted introvert. My work day is never boring, this is an every changing industry which keeps us on our toes. It rarely is the same and hard to plan, but I love being able to talk to people and help customers with all their insurance needs. When I am not in the office I enjoy Camping, my brother in-law helped me build a cabin out of rough cut lumber. I like to fish and hunt but do not always get to do either. I also love spending time with my 5 grandkids. Weekends are typically spent at camp ground, around a camp fire roasting a hotdog or just enjoying and relaxing. Two of my biggest guilty pleasures in life are to watch documentaries on Netflix particularly Forensic Files, I also ride a Motorcycle in the summer.

Joyce G. Dayen

I have many years of experience as being a Staff Support Associate for agencies especially as Banking Associate for home/auto loans, cd’s, checking & savings accounts as well as all insurance support services. I was raised in Shaler Twp. which is the North Hills area of Pittsburgh. I moved to Westmoreland County to raise children in a country atmosphere. I attended Point Park University & Carlow University. I enjoy behind-the-scenes service and knowing I make a difference in protecting our customers and their interest. Something many might not know about me is my love of antiques/vintage and repurposed items to remember the good old days. When I’m not in the office, you can find me usually at home working in my gardens or enjoying the fish pond (if not at an estate or garage sale).

Zoe Gress
Exclusive Greeter

I have been working in The Gress Agency since I was only a few months old, not sure about the labor laws in my state. I love ensuring our customers have a friendly hello with a big kiss! In my free time, I enjoy chasing tennis balls and playing with my dad Ken. He’s the best!