Meet Our Team

Scott Dashiell
Agency Owner

Our family work closely helping other family’s with all their insurance needs – from homes to auto to boats and more. Our quality, service-oriented agency is not only owned and operated by a family, customers tell us we make them feel like family too.

I’m committed to helping you:

• Determine your immediate and long-term financial goals
• Find solutions to meet your and your family’s needs
• Understand investment solutions, such as annuities, IRAs, life insurance and college savings
• Review your insurance and financial needs as they change
• Answer questions and provide ongoing service and support

Community Services:
Kindness Revolution

Judy Hughes
Office Manager

I am Judy Hughes, the Office Manager with the Elizabeth City Allstate affiliate, Shield Insurance Services. I started my career in the insurance field in 1970 with employment at the Norfolk, VA office of Prudential Insurance. In the spring of 1985, I moved with my husband and two young children to the Elizabeth City, NC area. In 1986 I went to work with an Independent Insurance Agency in Elizabeth City.

In 2006 I joined the Allstate team as Office Manager. Since coming to work at Shield Insurance Services, I have continued my talents, providing risk management, property insurance and financial security solutions for our growing clientele. Providing customer service and asset protection to our mostly home town patronages has been a rewarding and satisfying experience. Our commitment to their insurance needs and protection is paramount.

At this stage of my life, I mostly enjoy spending time with my six grandchildren and involving myself in my church affiliation and serving with the United Methodist Women’s group at City Road United Methodist Church in Elizabeth City. My commitment to helping others is the common thread in both my work situation and personal life.

Kari Robinson

Hi! I’m Kari. I began my career within the insurance industry after graduating from Pasuotank County High School in 2014. I am currently licensed in property, casualty and life insurance.

My love for insurance stems from my desire to help others. It’s important that my customers are more than just customers, but family.

As a gold level Trusted Advisor, I take pride in providing protection and education to all of our customers. On my spare time, I enjoy cooking and loving my fur-babies, Oliver and Alaina. I’ve had Oliver since he was just a baby kitty cat, and rescued Alaina from the SPCA.

Jessica Whitt

Hi! I’m Jessica. I am a Trusted Advisor here at Shield Insurance Services, and also a student at ECSU. I entered the insurance industry in 2010 through an apprenticeship program at my local high school.

That is where my passion for protecting others really began. It was fueled by seeing how happy a Trusted Advisor can make their customers feel. I’m currently finishing my Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and am minoring in Business Administration.

My ultimate goal is to own my own agency one day soon. When I’m not at school, I enjoy shopping, watching football, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Tammy Sawyer

In loving memory of Tammy Sawyer. Always here in spirit, and never forgotten.