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Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Brenda J. Ireland


Brenda is the President and 3rd generation owner of J. Edwards Insurance. She is a graduate of Alfred University with a Bachelor’s in Nursing. After graduation she worked as the Occupational Health Nurse at WCA Hospital. She began her insurance carrier in 1986 working as agent in personal lines for her parents’ agency. She has over 30 years of extensive insurance and risk management experience. She enjoys spending time with her family, serving on numerous church, insurance & local community boards. She is thankful for her great staff, clients and the time she can find to snow and water ski.

Jeffrey J. Ireland


Jeff is the Vice President of J. Edwards Insurance. His responsibilities range from underwriting our agriculture and fire department insurance business to handling claims for our offices. Jeff joined the agency in 2007 after working in the trucking and food industry for 20 years. He is licensed in Property and Casualty insurance. Besides serving as a volunteer fireman for over 35 years, he serves on Finance Committee for his church. Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, NASCAR, boating and riding his motorcycle.

J. Bryce Ireland

Licensed Agent - Producer

Bryce is the 4th generation to work at the agency and joined the J. Edwards Insurance team in 2014. He is licensed in personal and commercial insurance. As a graduate of Houghton College, Bryce has his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with concentrations in both Finance and Management. In his spare time, he enjoys boating with his family on Chautauqua Lake, spending time outdoors and waterfowl hunting. Bryce resides in Bemus Point, NY with his wife Katie and two daughters, Ella & Aria.

Larissa Enlow

Licensed Agent

Larissa started in the insurance industry in 1989 and started working for J. Edwards Insurance in 1994. Born & raised in Clymer, NY, Larissa then moved to Panama in 1995 after starting with J. Edwards Insurance.  She is married, has 2 adult sons and 2 dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family & dogs and look forwards to vacations consisting of sitting on the beach with her toes in the sand.

Carrie Sieber, CISR

Licensed Agent

Carrie graduated from Jamestown Business College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management. She has her Broker License in Commercial and Personal Insurance as well as her Life License.  Carrie has achieved her CISR designation and is a Notary Public.  She enjoys spending time with her Husband and 2 young children.

Bethany Nelson

Licensed Agent

Bethany joined the J. Edwards Insurance team in 2016. She is licensed in both Personal and Commercial insurance. She graduated from Fredonia State University with her Bachelor of Science in Communications. In her spare time Bethany enjoys spending time with her family and can usually be found outside running.

Kelly Ruch

Licensed Agent

Kelly has been in insurance for a few years. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her son. Kelly enjoys working at J. Edwards Insurance Agency, Inc. because of the great atmosphere at both offices.

Ashley Gregory

Licensed Agent

Ashley began her journey with the J. Edwards Insurance family in January 2020 as a licensed Insurance Agent for both Personal and Commercial Insurances. In 2010, she graduated locally from Jamestown Business College with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in both Marketing and Management. She is a hardworking and ambitious professional who enjoys working with people. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and traveling. In the Spring, you can find her sitting at a baseball diamond watching her son Blake playing baseball all over the country.

Lisa Ireland

Licensed Agent

Lisa joined the J Edwards Insurance Family in October 2019 after completing both her Personal and Commercial Insurance Licensing. Prior to working here at J Edwards, Lisa graduated with 2 Associates Degrees from Jamestown Community College, a Liberal Arts Math and Science Degree, as well as an Occupational Therapy Assistants Degree. She is very well rounded and loves to challenge herself to learn new things. She was born and raised in Busti but has dug in her roots in Clymer with her husband Devin and daughter Lyla. You can find her friendly face in our Panama office.

Chelsea Baron

Customer Service Representative

Chelsea joined the J. Edwards Insurance family in June of 2021. She is a 2015 graduate of Panama Central School and 2019 graduate of SUNY Fredonia where she double majored in Theatre Arts and Communications – Journalism. Chelsea finds it extremely hard to sit still and loves to learn new things. She spends most of her free time with her family and friends or traveling both nationally and internationally.