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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.




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.