About Us

Leah Farster

PresidentLeah Farster

After a four year stint in the Navy and homeschooling two children, Leah entered the business world in 1999. Doors opened for an exciting career with Pruett & Campbell Insurance in Canton GA. Leah became the personal assistant to then Mayor George C. Pruett, co-owner of Pruett & Campbell Insurance. Leah and Mr. Pruett opened Pruett & Associates Insurance in 2001 specializing in Group health Insurance.

Some of their clients were Cherokee County Board of Commissioner’s and all of Cherokee County Employee’s, Crescent Bank and Trust, N.J. Wilbanks Contractor’s, Cherokee Day Training Center, to name a few. Mr. Pruett retired and sold the business to Leah and then agent & co-worker, Greg Pryor in 2008. Leah specializes in group benefits and holds a counselor’s license in Life and Health as well as a Property and Casualty license... As a licensed counselor she offers unbiased benefit counseling to employer groups of all sizes.

 

Gregory B. Pryor

Vice - PresidentGregory Pryor

Gregory B. Pryor is a native of Visalia, Ca. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration, focusing on finance and property management. He began his insurance career in 1987 with Allstate Insurance Company as an agent in the San Joaquin Valley of Ca. During his sixteen year career with Allstate, Greg won several awards including Honor Ring and Life Millionaire. He was also a four-time National Champions winner with Allstate, attending conferences in Orlando, Seattle, Maui and Puerto Rico.

By 2003, Greg had decided to take his career in a different direction. He moved his family to Cherokee County, Ga. in April of that year to become an independent insurance agent, and joined the Summit team in January 2004 (at that time the agency was called Pruett & Associates Insurance). On July 1, 2008, Greg and new business partner Leah Farster, purchased Pruett & Associates Insurance from the former owner, Cecil Pruett. The agency continued to grow, and the name was changed to Summit Insurance Group in October of 2009.

Greg lives in Canton, Ga. with his wife Melanie, son Jonah, and daughter Rachel. He holds a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow, LUTCF designation from the National Association of Life Underwriters, enjoys history and Civil War reenacting and is a member of First Baptist Church of Canton, Ga.

 

Robert Farster

robert-farsterRobert joined Summit Insurance Group after graduating from Kennesaw State University in 2010 with a degree in Business Administration. Robert is the son of Leah Farster, co-owner of Summit Insurance Group. He holds a license in Property and Casualty and Life and Health Insurance. Robert has worked in all areas of the office, from administration and service to agent. Robert is skilled in customer communications and education. His expertise in Property and Casualty Insurance as well as Group/Individual Health and Life Insurance are a great asset to Summit Insurance Group and our clients.

 

Don Thornton

Don ThorntonDon proudly graduated from the University of Georgia and has many years in the Insurance and financial services industry helping business owners and individuals with risk management. Don currently holds a license in Life and Health Insurance. As a husband and father of two, Don is passionate about protecting families and their assets. Don is attentive, well spoken and cares about his clients. He is well versed in the Affordable Care Act. Don specializes in protecting family’s incomes through health, life, disability, long term care and other asset protection tools. Knowing how to coordinate these tools properly as well as educating clients on tax-free retirement has proven to be a rewarding career for Don. At Summit Don has proven to business owners that his expertise is invaluable to their long term success and financial goals.

 

Jeff Farster

Jeff FarsterJeff is the Pastor of Freedom’s Light Church of God in Ball Ground, GA and the spouse of Leah Farster, President of Summit Insurance Group. He is a Bishop in the Church of God Cleveland TN. He holds a license in Life and Health Insurance. Jeff connects well with people and has vast knowledge of finances and insurance products. People find Jeff easy to confide in and find him a trust worthy advisor. He has proficient knowledge in Life Insurance, Buy Sell Agreements, Annuities, Disability and Long Term Care as well as Individual Health and Employer Group Benefits.

 

Gail Todd

ACSR, ARM
gail-toddGail has been in the insurance industry for thirty – five years in various capacities. She has worked with such companies as Marsh USA, Sedgewick, Arthur Gallagher, Willis and Sentry Insurance.

She has helped small businesses and fortune 100 and 500 companies. Her list of clients include book stores, furniture stores, attorneys, home health services, restaurants, non-profit organizations, and manufacturing businesses to name just a few of the companies she has helped. Her expertise and experience is in Property and Casualty insurance including Property, General Liability and Workers’ Compensation. She also has expertise in Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Cyber Liability, Professional Liability, Personal Auto and Homeowners, Health and Life insurance.

She graduated from Mercer University with a BS in Economics and Finance. She has attained the insurance designations of ACSR (Accredited Customer Service Representative) and ARM (Associate in Risk Management).

 

Cristina Suarez

Cristina SuarezCristina was born in Ecuador and has a degree in accounting, bank and finance from Indoamerica University. She has been working in the insurance industry for many years. Cristina’s native language is Spanish making her a valuable asset to Summit Insurance Group, serving the needs of our international community. Cristina holds a Property and Casualty license and works in Personal and Commercial Lines, assisting individuals with their home and auto needs as well as the many international business owners with their Business insurance needs. She is a valuable employee and prides herself in her work and her heart felt honesty and integrity.

 

Linda Holly, CMSR

Linda HollyLinda has been in the insurance industry since 1979. She started out in personal automobile and gained experience in various personal and commercial lines of insurance. She has filled many positions from Customer Service Representative to Account Manager, from Branch Manager to General Manager.

Linda’s main focus is Commercial Insurance. Helping small businesses from retail to contractors, restaurants to fast food operations obtain the necessary insurance to cover their assets. She is also experienced in the larger accounts and writes Workers Compensation, General Liability and Property coverages and Commercial Automobile from 1 to 2 cars to large fleets. She can help with Professional Liability, Cyber Liability, Employment Practices Liability and many others lines of coverage.

Linda attended Rockland Community College and South Florida School of Insurance. She has obtained the designation of CMSR (Certified Master Service Representative.