Meet Our Team

Samuel H. Plexico III, CPA, CLU, ChFC

Sam is a 47 year resident of the Grand Strand. Sam graduated from Myrtle Beach High School in 1979. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1983 with a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. After graduating he worked with CPA firms and a major real estate developer.

Sam has 33 years experience in insurance and employee benefits. Being committed to the industry, Sam has obtained a Certified Public Accountant Certificate, the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations.

Sam and his wife Crandell reside in Pawleys Island, SC. They have four children ranging in age from 28 - 35, and 5 grandchildren. They are members at the Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church. Sam enjoys surfing, golfing, growing roses, yard work, and playing with his chocolate lab CJ.

 

 

 

 

Wilson B. Springs II

Wilson Springs is a native of Myrtle Beach who graduated from Coastal Academy in 1985. He attended the University of SC and graduated with a degree in business. He has been a licensed agent in life and health insurance products since 1989. Wilson and his wife Ashley have three children and attend Belin United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frederick (Rick) Polatty

One of the founding members of Carolina Insurance Group, LLC, Rick, began working in the Life, Accident, Health, and Retirement field in January of 1998. Rick and his other partners saw an ever increasing need to establish an independent insurance agency for their clients and future clients. Being captive to one or two insurance companies would not deliver value to clients.

Rick was born on September 20, 1975, in Columbia, SC. After a brief six month stay in Columbia, his family moved to Darlington, SC. In 1984 his family then moved to Conway, SC.

Rick graduated from Conway High School in 1993 with recognition in the Science Honor Society. After High School, Rick, attended Clemson University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree. While at Clemson Rick became a member / Brother of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. Rick held several key leadership positions in his Fraternity while at Clemson. The most important was Alumni Relations Chairman.

While at Clemson, Rick met his wife, Leslie. They now have three children, two boys and one girl, and live in Conway, S.C. His family is a member of Langston Baptist Church in Conway also.

Rick has been involved in the South Carolina Association of Health Underwriters, Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Association - Beta Zeta Chapter (held the position of Treasurer and then President).

Hobbies for Rick include camping with his family, boating, fishing, and tailgating with family and friends during Clemson football games.

 

Becky Watts

Becky Watts was born in 1979 and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC at the age of four. She graduated in 1997 from Socastee High School and has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Accounting from University of Phoenix. Becky has previous experience in Business Administration and Banking. She has been licensed as an independent life and health insurance agent since May of 2008 and specializes in Medicare insurance, individual and group health insurance, and Affordable Care Act policies.

Becky was the President of the Grand Strand chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters from 2011 – 2012 and received the Grand Strand Pee Dee Association of Health Underwriters Distinguished Service Award in 2010.

Becky is married to Matthew Watts and lives in the Myrtle Beach area with three children. She and her family are members of Belin United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, SC and enjoy family adventures such as camping, boating, baseball and football games, and other outdoor activities.

 

 

Kristi Eggerling

Kristi Eggerling was born and raised in Northern Virginia and graduated from Herndon High School in 1997. She relocated to Myrtle Beach in 2002 to follow her family's footsteps.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix in 2012. 

Kristi started employment with Carolina Insurance Group, LLC, as an Administrative Assistant in September, 2009. Her duties include providing customer service for new and in-force policies, processing group renewals, and other office administrative tasks. She received her license for Health and Life in 2010 and is now writing individual health insurance policies.

Kristi was re-married in 2013 and is enjoying life with her husband, son, step-daughter, step-son and 3 dogs. She enjoys sports, the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

 

Joni Lucarelli

Joni was born and raised in western Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Psychology. She also obtained an Associate Degree in Computer Technology from Westmoreland County Community College. She relocated to Myrtle Beach with her daughter in 2008, shortly after her parents retired to the area.

Joni has previous experience working in the health insurance industry at BlueCross BlueShield of SC. First, working in the government sector as a Claims Advocate for TRICARE, then moving on to work as a Web Support Technician and finally to the private business division as a Provider Enrollment Analyst.

Joni started employment with Carolina Insurance Group, LLC, as an Administrative Assistant in April, 2018. She received her license for Health and Life Insurance in June, 2018. She lives in Carolina Forest, attends St. Andrews Catholic Church, and enjoys cooking, nature and beach walks.

 

 

 

 

Stephen Boatwright

Stephen was born and raised in Myrtle Beach and graduated from Myrtle Beach High School in 2007. He completed a BS in Psychology at Coastal Carolina University and holds a master’s degree from Columbia International University.  

After graduating, Stephen began working as a sales associate at a General Agency in Columbia, SC where he gained valuable experience in the health insurance industry. He has been a licensed health and life insurance agent since 2016 and is currently working on obtaining his series 6 and 65 securities licenses.

Stephen and his wife Holly are now back home in Myrtle Beach. They have two children: a little boy named Brooks, and their dog Mako. Stephen enjoys surfing, golfing, boating, and spending time with his family.