Meet Your Hometown Team
JAMIE TRAVIS - Agency Owner
Jamie's roots are planted deep in Creston, Iowa. With as many things going on in Jamie's world, it's a wonder he hasn't discovered how to be in two places at once. Jamie enjoys working with customers and is always willing to lend a helping hand. If he's not in the office, he's more than likely working on his family farm. In his off time, he enjoys traveling with his family and participating in Cowboy Mounted Shooting competitions.
TOBY HENRY - Agent
When Toby is not at the office, he is actively volunteering to help others and spending time with his family. He spends most his weekends watching his son play basketball or helping coach baseball. Toby also loves spending time with his wife and two daughters and keeping us all up to date on politics. He's a passionate Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan.
DREW HENDERSON - Agent
When Drew isn’t working at the office, you will find him at the CrossFit Gym. Drew is a Lenox, IA native. He and his wife Mandy moved back to Creston and started working with Hometown Insurance and Realty right after graduation from Iowa State University. Post college this is the only job Drew has had, and he loves it! After hours Drew enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, watching them in their many different activities from football and wrestling, to dance and Cowboy Mounted Shooting.
TARA FERBER - Licensed CSR
Tara has been a frequent mover all her life, luckily planting her roots in Greenfield, Iowa around the time she started with Hometown. She has been a loyal CSR for Hometown Insurance since 2008! Tara enjoys baking, spending time at auctions with her husband and loving on her dog, Moose. Time away from the office is most likely spent on a cruise ship or a Garth Brooks concert.
MADDIE GILLAM - Agent & Marketing Coordinator
Maddie is a 2020 graduate from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. With deep roots in Creston, she returned to the area to work in the family business. She is responsible for managing our social media pages, engaging in the local community, and communicating with our 30+ agents. Maddie is licensed in personal and commercial lines, life, health, and crop insurance. Her & her husband, Gavin, enjoy spending time with their families and two dogs - Mabel & Hazel.
ALLIVEA TRAVIS - Real Estate & Insurance Agent
Allivea is our newest real estate agent, learning the ropes from Drew Henderson and Jamie. Allivea has plans to serve the city of Creston and the surrounding areas with the Hometown Insurance & Realty team. She prides herself in client relationships and is always willing to help in anyway she can. Allivea graduated from Southwestern Community College in December of 2021 with a business degree, and married Tristan Travis in June of 2022. She is currently pregnant with their first child, due in April!
CONNOR TRAVIS - Agent
Connor is our newest agent on the Hometown team. He is excited to service farm and crop insurance clients in Creston and the surrounding areas. Connor is a Creston High School class of 2021 graduate, and while he may be young, comes to us with vast sales experience. He previously worked with AgriVision as a salesman, and has a natural knack for sales. When he's not in the office, you can find him behind the seat of any tractor on the family farm. Connor also enjoys traveling with his wife, Alison, who owns a business in Creston as well.
CANDY CAIN - Customer Service Representative
Candy is a long-time Southwest Iowa native who comes to us with many years of business experience. From cosmetology, to real estate, to banking, Candy has done it all. She has had many titles over the years, but her favorite is "Grandma." Her family is her most valuable asset, and she can be found most weekends spending time with them. One of Candy's favorite things to collect are eyeglasses. You can find her with a different pair just about every day!