About
Berryhill Insurance Group

You’ll find that our team wants you to live BIG…without the risk.
Let us help you protect what you love most and have worked hard to create.

We do things differently and promise to find you the right coverage at the right price.

Meet the team
you deserve

Russ Berryhill

Agent/Owner

I am originally from Hot Springs, Arkansas, however, I currently live in Little Rock.  I received my B.A. from North Central College in Minneapolis, MN.

I am a second generation insurance agent, and I grew up in the insurance business.  My father started his insurance career in Fort Smith Arkansas in 1982 and I started in 2003 when I opened a satellite office in Little Rock.  I am licensed and educated in all personal lines, commercial lines, life, health, and long-term care.  My current designations include, CLSC Coverage Lines Coverage Specialist.

My passion is working with clients to customize insurance solutions that meet their needs.  I like asking good questions, then listening intently to their answers.  At the end of the process I hope that every client feels like they have exactly what they need and have a peace of mind.  My goal is to build relationships with clients that literally last a lifetime.

I enjoy playing guitar.  In my teens I was inspired by James Taylor, but my secret desire is to be a member of the best band off all time, The Eagles.  🙂

Chocolate is a problem for me.  I really like it!

My wife, Rachel and I have five children, one daughter-in-law, and one dog.  We have two kids in college and one at home in her last year of high school, so we are almost “empty nesters”.  On the weekend you might find us cooking a nice meal at home, on a walk, on a golf course, tennis court, or exploring a vacation spot by the beach or the lake.

We have a niece who has Cystic Fibrosis so we are passionate about supporting our local foundation and staying educated on research and new developments.

We love our church and the work that they do in our community.  I serve on the board of Ozark Conference Center and Camp Solgohachia, which is a summer camp program for kids 3rd through 8th grade.

(501) 868-9338

Shelia J Seeber

Agent

I grew up in Hazen and after graduation, I moved to DeValls Bluff, Arkansas. I have been an agent for over 35 years in property and casualty insurance and I really enjoy meeting new people through my work. I like helping people out with their insurance and other situations. Personally, I enjoy reading and taking road trips and you can find me at home, with friends, or with family when I’m not helping others with their insurance needs.

(870) 255-4888

Ricky Davis

Commercial Lines Specialist

I grew up in Pine Bluff and attended Watson Chapel High School. While in school, I received a nomination to West Point Military Academy but opted not to enroll.

In December 2015, I received my producer license and earned my Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist designation in October 2016.

Just recently, I enrolled in the Pacesetters program which is a 2-week rigorous training course then a year-long commitment to meeting certain goals, meeting weekly with a coach to keep you focused on those goals, and attending a 3-day mid-year “recharge.”

I love meeting people! I now have clients all over Arkansas and enjoy the travel to meet with them. Best of all, I know that those relationships are mutually beneficial because any underwriter or claims adjuster will tell you that I am RELENTLESS in seeing that my clients are taken care of!

Personally, I really enjoy hunting, fishing, and college football and if I had to classify anything as a “guilty” pleasure, I guess it would be Bluegrass Music.
If I’m not working, I’m working :-), Hunting, Fishing, or at Church.

I am a member of Gideons International where I serve as a Church Speaker. I attend local churches giving reports on the works of the Gideons.

(501) 868-9338

Stuart Berryhill

Associate Agent

I grew up in Little Rock, AR and graduated from the University of Arkansas. I also serve as Staff Recruiter at Brookhill Ranch Summer camp in Hot Springs, AR.

Regarding my job, I am an agent for home, auto, and business, and my goal is to serve and help you have insurance that gives you freedom of mind

I enjoy going on adventures with my wife ranging from rock climbing to snow skiing, to wakeboarding. I also love sports: playing, watching, fantasy football, etc. (I was a Varsity basketball coach for 3 years and coached a team that won a State and National Championship).

Fun fact: I am a drummer and still love listening and playing to music from the 90s. I also love to go golfing, travel, be at the lake, watch sports, and be with friends and family!

As a hobby and passion, I like to serve at Brookhill Ranch Summer Camp. I began coming as a 3rd-grade camper and haven’t missed a summer since! I am also very passionate about fighting against human trafficking

Kaity Lackey

ASSOCIATE AGENT

I grew up in Fouke, Arkansas, and moved to Little Rock after being a stay at home mom for 3 years and I got my first job as an assistant underwriter for an insurance broker .

I was there for two years before deciding I wanted to do more in the insurance world and work with the public, so I became a licensed agent and have been with Berryhill Insurance Group for a year.

Being a helping hand for my clients in any situation, and meeting new people is always a fun part of the job for me. Especially if you get me talking about my kiddos, Ryker & Lawson.

I love to paint and listen to true-crime podcasts when I’m not wrestling with my tiny humans and my favorite way to spend a weekend is at the lake or hiking with my boys.

I volunteer and am passionate about the Salvation Army & Arkansas Hunger Relief Reliance. 

(501) 812-5333

Tracy Bates

Personal Lines Specialist

I grew up in Conway, Arkansas, and graduated from Conway High School. The insurance industry has been my home since 2012 and I enjoy being able to help my clients by building long-term relationships with them.  Having a great team of people to work with makes my job very enjoyable! I am very family-oriented and enjoy spending time just hanging out with my family. When I’m not working, I enjoy hiking with my husband, playing tennis, or doing anything outdoors, really!

(501) 868-9338

Ashley Tuttle

Associate Agent

I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana but moved to Oklahoma in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit. My educational background comes from my work as an undergraduate student at Rogers State University. I have worked in the insurance industry for almost two years now and my primary focus is in sales. What most excites me is when I am able to help individuals identify gaps in their current coverage and understand their risks. I really enjoy traveling with my husband and daughter. I love to kayak and hike. Those are my two favorite things to do when I am not at work.

(479) 783-2801

Jackie Flanagan

Personal Lines Specialist

I was born and raised in Fort Smith, and the summer I was 14 my parents moved me and my sister out to Lavaca, Arkansas. It’s a small town where the cows overpopulate the people.

I have only been in the insurance industry and working for Berryhill a little over 2 years now. I previously worked a lot of sales and customer service, so I think I was able to bring that experience to the table and then learn something new that was actually beneficial for me.

My favorite part about this job is meeting new people! I think its overall the networking that this industry provides. You never know who you are going to meet and then maybe by the end of a conversation, someone could be helping you with their own business. I’ve been told I never meet a stranger. And I have grown to take it as a compliment.

I don’t want someone to feel like a client. I want them to feel like they became part of a family that makes sure to help protect their assets.

I love sports and enjoy almost any outdoor activities, but my one true love is animals… If I had the land and the opportunity I would have already opened up a rescue/shelter, but until then I have rescued some of my own fur babies.

If I’m not home, I’m most likely on a weekend adventure with my fiance. We don’t spend much time home on the weekends unless that involves a home project. We recently became new homeowners.

I’m really proud and help out a lot with my dad’s fundraiser called Spare Ribs for Kids. It started as raising scholarship money for local Fort Smith Youth Bowlers as we would sell racks of ribs ready to be cooked and for pick up on Super Bowl Sunday. Word got out how successful the fundraisers were, so more people would come forward wanting their own fundraiser or trying to raise money for a local charity.

(479) 783-2801

Kim Dillon

Senior Associate Agent/Office Manager

I grew up in California, Alaska, and then landed in Arkansas for most of my life.  I went to school in central Arkansas and worked in Benton for 15 years and now live near and work in Fort Smith.  I adore our city and surrounding communities and wouldn’t live anywhere else.

I have been working in the insurance industry since 1989.  For the last fifteen years, I’ve been with the Berryhill Insurance Team where I wear many hats.  My job title would include Office Manager, Senior Sales Associate Agent (not because of my age LOL), and Commercial Sales Specialist.

It’s my pleasure to serve and help our members to keep their insurance costs down but maintain their coverage and I take pride in establishing a relationship with them.  To me, they are part of our family.

Now that my children are all grown and have started their own families, I love spending time with my grandchildren.  They help me in the garden and we love to spend time playing in the pool.  They are my JOY!

In my spare time, my husband and I love to explore.  We fish, rummage through antique shops, and take the grandchildren to a cave, creek, or museum.  In the cooler months, we bowl in a bowling league. We also travel to Alaska occasionally to spend time with my mother’s side of the family and I’m proud of my Athabascan Indian heritage.

When I’m not working and at home, I love to work in the yard and garden.  I also love to cook for the family and preserve our harvest.  To relax in the late evenings we love to watch movies and eat popcorn.

I’m a very family-oriented person and I spend some time each week helping care for my younger siblings with Huntington’s Disease (Donate to HDSA, Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow).

(479) 783-2801

Jeff Cooper

Agent

I was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and grew up in Glen Rose.  I then graduated from Wichita State University with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering and joined the Air Force and became an instructor pilot.

I started my insurance career with Nationwide Insurance in 2000 as an agency owner.  I then merged with the Berryhill Insurance Group in 2018.

I love coming in every day and helping people protect the things that are most important to them…their loved ones and their assets!

I have been blessed with an incredible wife and two awesome sons.  I love talking about them!

I love ice cream…it IS one of the basic food groups!

I love working around the house and traveling with my family!

My wife and I volunteer at our church as leaders in the youth group.  I also love to support local food banks like Little Rock Compassion Center and Arkansas Food Bank.

(501) 812-5333

(501) 868-9338

16719 Cantrell Rd. Little Rock, AR 72223

5519 JKF Blvd. Little Rock, AR 72116

2322 S. 58th Street Fort Smith, AR 72903

107 N. Hazen Ave. Hazen, AR 72064

(281) 488-4485

16719 Cantrell Rd. Little Rock, AR 72223

5519 JKF Blvd. Little Rock, AR 72116

2322 S. 58th Street Fort Smith, AR 72903

107 N. Hazen Ave. Hazen, AR 72064