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Skip Russell

105 Reynolds Drive
Ruston, LA 71270-2804

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Skip Russell has been a resident of Ruston since 1963 when he came to Louisiana Tech. After graduating with a degree in Education, Skip taught school for 2 years at Lee Jr High in Monroe. He was director of High School relations at Louisiana Tech for 6 years which is where he met his bride, Carolyn. For a short stent Skip worked for US congress with Jerry Huckaby in Washington. Since then, he has been a State Farm Insurance agent for the past 45 years. Skip and Carolyn have 6 kids and 11 grandchildren. Their favorite things to do include any Louisiana Tech sporting event and attending anything their grandchildren are involved in. On any random day you can find Skip on his farm wrangling his 40 cows or 60 miniature horses.

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

Other Products

Banking, Annuities

Office Hours

8am - 5pm
8am - 4:30pm
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105 Reynolds Drive
Ruston, LA 71270-2804
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The mission statement for Skip Russell State Farm is as easy as one word- family. We aim to make each customer feel like they are our family. We take care of each situation as if we were caring for our family. We want to help manage the risk of everyday life. We aim to know you and your family so that as life changes, we can be there to weather those changes with you.

For the team at Skip Russell State Farm you are more than a policy or an account. We consider you family. Top notch service is our 1st priority. If we don’t know the answer, we will find out and we try our hardest to always make every situation better than when it started. Even when calling for a claim we want you to feel taken care of, protected, and heard. Our staff cares for you and your family and we want to be there to assist in the highs and lows. Stop by the Ruston office to meet our highly experienced staff: Missy Gibbons, Chris Pardon, Sunny Castine, Ashley Silmon, Lanie Gregory, Connie Parks, and Ernesto Auerbach. We look forward to meeting you and helping with your insurance needs!

Missy Gibbons State Farm Agent Team Member

Missy Gibbons

Multiple Line Representative

Missy Gibbons is our office manager and the daughter of our agent, Skip. She graduated from Northwestern State University in 2008 and moved back to Ruston to work for State Farm. She has a passion for helping customer through everyday life and preparing for the future. Missy is married to Doug and they have two children, Landry and Caroline. They enjoy Louisiana Tech sporting events and their favorite place to go as a family is Disney World.

Chris Pardon State Farm Agent Team Member

Chris Pardon

Multiple Line Representative

Chris Pardon moved to Ruston and joined our team in April of 2014. He comes to us with a combined 12 years of insurance experience. Chris is married to DeShae and has two sons, James and Houston. After he and his wife won a reality TV show based around finding family, they have enjoyed traveling, and spending as much time with family, old and new, as possible.

Sunny Castine State Farm Agent Team Member

Sunny Castine

Customer Service Representative

Sunny Castine lives in her hometown of Ruston with her husband Tony. Their two children, Andrew and Lindey are Ruston High School graduates. Sunny has 25 years of insurance experience and has been a part of our team since 2019. The Castines can usually be found grilling on the patio at home or at the lake. Sunny also spends time in her “art house” creating paper flowers.

Ashley Silmon State Farm Agent Team Member

Ashley Silmon

Insurance Account Representative

Ashley Silmon lives in Farmerville with her husband Chandler and two daughters Paisley and Laney. She joined our team in May of 2022 and is eager to meet and take care of your insurance needs. Ashley’s family enjoys spending time with family and friends.