Our Team


Edge Insurance is located in downtown Columbia MO and insures businesses across the Midwest including contractors, manufacturers, restaurateurs and auto service clients just to name a few.


Edge Insurance is a sister agency to Mexico, MO based Gallaher Insurance Group. Together, this group of progressive insurance professionals employs nearly 40 throughout the Midwest and is licensed in nearly all 50 states.

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Rusty, a University of Missouri grad, began his insurance career with Gallaher Insurance in 1996. In 2012 he purchased his book of business and launched Edge Insurance. Gallaher and Edge remain sister agencies sharing similar goals of amazing service and protecting our client's assets as best as we can. Rusty lives in Columbia with his wife and three kids.

Rusty Brett

Agency Principal

Kristen has been a licensed insurance agent since 2002 and works alongside Rusty helping take care of hundreds of clients across the country. She has her CISR designation and her knowledge of the industry and passion for helping clients is rivaled by few. Kristen lives in Columbia and has a daughter that recently began her freshman year of college.

Kristen Smith

Agency Manager
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Jamie Stephens is the head of marketing strategy for Edge Insurance clients. Jamie has been designing websites and developing branding/lead gen strategies for clients for over 17 years. He is originally from Tulsa, is a Mizzou grad and lives in Columbia with his wife and two amazing children.

Jamie Stephens

Director of Marketing Strategy