Meet the Team
The staff at Yates Insurance & Real Estate has more than 100 years of cumulative experience in the insurance field. We are proven professionals with a commitment to excellence based on quality, integrity, and providing superior service to our customers.
N.L. Yates, Jr.
N.L. Yates started his insurance career with The Hartford in 1967. In 1969, he purchased Woods Insurance Agency which later became Yates Insurance and Real Estate, Inc. N.L. Yates graduated from the University of Georgia in 1966 with a Bachelor's in business Administration. He is licensed in property, casualty, life and health insurance. N.L. has been selling insurance for over 60 years. He is married to Gail Yates and has four children and eight grandchildren.
Mr. Yates left his legacy to his wife and daughter in 2022.
Real Estate Broker/Agent
Born and raised in Dublin, Ga. Gail owns and operates Yates Realty, Inc. She handles rental and sales. Gail manages properties for other groups individuals. After graduating college, Gail went on to get her real estate and Broker license. She enjoys meeting people and showing them Dublin. N.L and Gail have four children, Lee, Todd, Allison, and Mandy. She enjoys her clubs and yard.
Senior Account Executive
Allison Yates Clark
Allison joined Yates Insurance after graduating from the University of Georgia in 1997 with a bachelor's in business administration. She is licensed in property, casualty, life, and health insurance. In 2008, she received her Accredited Advisor in Insurance designation. Allison is the proud mother of two children - Greyson and Madelyn-Gail. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, attending UGA football games, and giving back to her community and Pine Forest Church.
Personal Lines Account Manager
Dana joined Yates Insurance in 2010 after graduating from Heart of Georgia Technical College. She is licensed in property and casualty and is a personal lines account manager. Dana lives in Dublin with her husband and two dogs - Sheba and Max. Dana enjoys spending time with her family.
Senior Account Executive
Bobbie joined Yates Insurance in 2011. She was born in Hawaii and moved to Georgia in 1991. She is licensed in property and casualty insurance and specializes in commercial lines. She enjoys working with clients and meeting new people!! She is married to James (Jimmy) Williams. She has three sons, Carlos, Rodney and Kyle, three grandchildren, Cameron, Kenadie, and EJ. She enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with family.
Personal Account Executive
Robert Sims joined Yates Insurance in February of 2018 and is licensed in property and casualty insurance. He has experience with writing Home, Auto, and Life insurance. Robert has over 20 years of industry experience with majority of that time in auto claims from GEICO. Robert holds a senior claims law designation from his time with GEICO. Robert has been married for 20 years as of this December and has three children, Austin, Ashley and Blake. Robert enjoys sports, outdoors, and spending time with family.
Darrien graduated from Georgia Southern College in 1993 with a BBA in Finance-Economics and married Tash Brown in 1995. Darrien was a pioneer in the Pine Straw Business and worked with Georgia Pine Straw from 1987-2018. Thru that tenure he was an entrepreneur in multiple businesses which included Rentra LLC, Cargo Connections LLC, Creek Shoals Estate LLC, Regal Timberlands LLC, Elements Bistro & Grill LLP, Elm Properties LLC, and Terra Dolce Farms LLC.
Commercial Lines Account Manager
Paula is licensed in Property and Casualty and has 25 years' experience in the insurance industry. She is a Commercial Lines Account Manager. She is a graduate of Middle Georgia College and Mercer University. She was born and raised in Laurens County and is married to Mike Faircloth. They are parents to two cats and two dogs. Paula enjoys shopping, true crime shows and novels. She also enjoys helping people and animals.
Thomas joined Yates Insurance in January of 2022. He is a licensed agent in property and casualty insurance. His favorite aspects of insurance are meeting new people, community gatherings, and helping in times of need. Thomas is a 2018 West Laurens High School graduate and currently serves as Infantry in the National Guard. His favorite activities include traveling, spending time with family, and afternoon walks with his dog.
Alexa joined Yates Insurance in 2022 as operations manager. She was born and raised in Mount Vernon, GA where she graduated from Montgomery County High School. She has over 18 years of secretarial/receptionist experience, 10 of those years with bookkeeping and management experience, and 5 years of accounting experience. She has three beautiful children whom she adores, and she loves spending time with family and friends.