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 persona 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.

Chris Lipsey

Licensed Agent

Chris has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years on both the company and agency side. Her favorite things to do are spend time at the beach and wearing flip-flops. She resides in Bemus Point, NY with her husband.

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.

Judy Eckert

Licensed Agent

Judy joined J. Edwards Insurance Agency in 2018. She has been a licensed Personal and Commercial lines agent for over 20 years. She graduated from Jamestown Business College. Aside from work, Judy enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren, and doing anything outdoors.

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.