Let Us Earn Your Trust

Serving Coastal Virginia

COVA Insurance has been meeting the needs of our customers since 2019.

As a full-service agency built on the foundation of customer loyalty and trust, our aim is to develop long-term relationships with our clients.

We strive to provide you with the support and guidance you need.

We are committed to bringing you peace of mind by offering quality products and personalized service, helping you achieve your goals.

We serve the Hampton Roads Area as well as all of Coastal and Inland Virginia.

We hold insurance licenses in Virginia, North & South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Florida.

Our Staff


I’m the Office Dog Extraordinaire. I like to let Landon think he runs this place, but we all know who’s really the boss.

Plus, everyone really comes to see me 🙂

Landon Strawhand



I started in the insurance industry in 2008 (I know, great timing), but it was the best professional decision of my life! I started working for my father’s agency and evolved from there.

I started COVA insurance in 2019 with one goal in mind, to provide the best possible coverage and the best possible services at the most competitive price.

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing my people succeed! I have always wanted to lift those around me up and open their eyes to what they are capable of accomplishing.

When I am not working you can find me hanging out with my wife Courtney and our two kids Skyler, son, and Carsyn, daughter. My wife and I love playing golf together (she loses way fewer balls than I do.) We enjoy going out for date nights at nice restaurants.

Amber Wilson

Commercial Account Manager



Andy Dee

Commercial Producer


Hello, My name is Andrew Dee and I was born and raised in the Western Branch area of Chesapeake.

I spent about 10 years in various sales positions, gaining the experience needed to obtain a position at COVA Insurance as a commercial line producer!

I love talking and getting to know people! I enjoy playing sports and staying active with my two dogs Bodie and Cali. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen trying out new recipes and cooking for me and my fiancé


Danny Hobbs

Senior Commercial Producer


In 2017 I was working for a corporate company that did not care about its employees. It felt like no matter how hard that I worked that I could not get ahead. I came from an industrial sales background where if you had a slow month you would make less money and if you had a record month and could not match it moving forward you would also make less money.

One day in around July of 2017, my good friend and now agency owner, Landon, called me because he was so excited about a record month he was having. This lined up perfectly with my lowest point at my current career. That day I asked him what I needed to do to come work alongside him and he told me a website to visit to get licensed and to come talk to him if I ever decided to get licensed. I ordered the books that night and self taught myself everything without any background in insurance. NOT EASY. I honestly didn’t even know what I was signing up to do. I passed my exam on the first try, Landon got me hired and I never looked back. This was the smartest decision Ive ever made.

How long have you been doing this? 6yrs

Why do you like doing this? The reason this job worked out so well for me was because I genuinely enjoyed working with contractors and business owners I just did not like who I was working for. Switching to insurance allowed me to continue working with the same style of customers and just switching what I was talking to them about.

What do you do in your free time? I love to workout 5 days a week. I also love spending time with my Wife and two daughters, going to the Outer Banks or to the pool. Im also very much a lawn snob and have become obsessed with taking care of my lawn over the last year.

Debbie Bautista

Personal Lines Agent


I grew up in the mountains of Northwest NJ before moving to Virginia Beach. My first job was at an independent Insurance Agency. I also worked at USAA for 8 years but missed the personal contact with the clients. I worked at Dominion Insurance for 17 years.

I am happy to join the Cova family and continue helping clients.

In my spare time, I love to read and enjoy gardening. I love hanging out with my husband and family.

Jacqueline Dunnagan

Agency Manager


My name is Jacqueline Dunnagan and I’ve been working in and around the insurance industry for almost 20 years. I started out working as a receptionist for another insurance agency, dabbled in accounting and went on to get my Property & Casualty license from there.

I have become the “Jackie” of all trades working in all departments throughout the years, but in Commercial Lines as an Account Manager for nearly the 20 years in the industry. Currently with COVA Insurance, I handle our accounting and bookkeeping, I am a commercial lines account manager, as well as the agency manager. I also assist with training our new employees.

I love working in this industry as a Commercial Lines Account Manager as it gives me the opportunity to work with many people in several different types of business industries. I strive to set myself apart from competitors by focusing on learning the risks of our client’s business in order to educate them, not only on what they will need but also why they will need it to best insure and protect their assets.

In my free time, I love to create. I have always loved art and painting, primarily with oil and watercolor; however, I live working with and trying new mediums. I also love anything outdoors from hiking, biking, and camping to relaxing on the beach and paddleboarding.

Jennifer Frame

Commercial Account Manager


I was born and raised in coastal Eastern North Carolina. After 25 years of working as a paralegal, it was time for a change.

I moved to Virginia Beach 4 years ago to begin my second career as a commercial insurance agent.

I love living on the coast and all the things that go along with it. I am an animal advocate and have been involved for many years in wildlife rehabilitation and conservation.

Rebecca Riggs

New Business Coordinator


Hey! My name is Rebecca Riggs and I am the New Business Coordinator here at COVA Insurance. I got into the industry just over 10 years ago as the receptionist at a local insurance company. I have worked for a few different independent insurance agencies before having the amazing opportunity to be a part of COVA Insurance from the beginning.

I started out as the receptionist and about 2 and a half years ago received my license and have been in the New Business Coordinator position ever since. I enjoy doing this because it is something different every day. From handling the commercial quoting to commercial claims and billing there is never a dull moment. I really enjoy being able to help our clients with their insurance questions and help them have a little more ease about the issues they may have, and I get to learn more in the process as well!

In my free time I really love going camping with my husband and our 2 boys! We enjoy being outside as much as possible. I enjoy trying new things with my family and going on adventures, whether it be a new museum, going apple picking or staying local and going to the zoo or aquarium.

Rhaberra Jackson

Personal Lines Agent

Hello, my name is Rhaberra Jackson with COVA Insurance. I started my insurance career with Geico in August of 1999. Geico gave me the foundation of what it takes to be a professional agent.

A few years ago, working at Insurance Shopper VA, I realized I prefer to be an independent agent versus captive agent as it gives me more options to offer to my clients. This allows me to have more of a personal experience with our clients to be able to offer the best policy to fit their needs.

I enjoy helping people. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, kids, and granddaughter.

Veronica Walton

Administrative Assistant


In my free time, I like to spend quality time with my husband, dog, and cat. I also like to do arts and crafts, go on hikes, go camping, ride 4 wheelers, and bake desserts.

Pearl Rankin

Personal Lines Account Manager

With 15 years of industry experience, Personal Lines insurance is my passion and has contributed to the best years of my life. I love working with our families on life changes and celebrating their successes. I’m an avid whitewater kayaker and hunter. When I’m not outdoors, I’m spending time with my husband and our three dogs at our home in Great Bridge.

Mandy Schaal

Small Business Insurance Agent

Hi! My name is Mandy Schaal. I run the small business unit here at COVA Insurance. I’ve worked in the insurance industry for a little over 7 years now. As a Virginia Beach native, I love helping local small business owners get their businesses up and running by guiding them through their commercial insurance needs. In my spare time, you can frequently find me, my husband, and my bonus kids taking our RV on a camping trip. We like to go everywhere from the beach to the mountains!

Mike Cespedes

Commercial Insurance Producer

Mike Cespedes started with COVA Insurance in February 2024, as an experienced and accomplished commercial insurance producer. Mike’s foundation for success is structured around four disciplines: product knowledge, carrier placement, trust, and rapport. The scope of Mike’s product knowledge provides clients with the best rates and provides the broadest, most ideal coverage. Trust and rapport is earned from treating every prospect and client as a lifelong relationship.

Chris Brucato

Personal Lines Account Manager

My name is Chris Brucato. I was raised in Charleston, SC, and am a faithful Dolphins fan. I started my insurance career in 2023 after transitioning from the mortgage industry. It’s my goal to become a resource for clients and my colleagues.

In my spare time, I enjoy my time with my loving wife, caring son, and 2 energetic dogs.

Skyler Strawhand

Policy Rewrite Specialist

My name is Skyler Strawhand. I am a recent graduate of Old Dominion University where I studied Risk Management and Insurance.

My favorite thing about the insurance industry is making connections and networking with people to figure out problems I can aid in solving. In my free time, I enjoy playing golf and hanging out with my two dogs Kodak and Buckley.

I also enjoy learning as much as I can about the insurance industry in order to stay ahead of the curve.