Meet Our Team

Filippi Insurance Group

Filippi Insurance GroupGary Filippi
Agency Owner

I have operated my agency in Fuquay Varina for more than 5 years. We help people with their insurance -- home insurance, auto insurance, renters insurance, life insurance & more. Our service-oriented insurance agency is staffed with insurance professionals so you don't have to be.

As your insurance agent, I can help you understand how the choices you make – such as the car you drive – affect your insurance rate. I’m committed to helping you get the appropriate level of protection and make it easy to do business with Filippi Insurance Group.


B.S. University of Michigan
Master of Business Administration-Campbell University

Filippi Insurance GroupKristi Ware
Licensed Insurance Representative

I have been a licensed Property and Casualty insurance agent since 2008, and got my Life license in 2015. I joined the Gary Filippi Insurance Group in 2012. 

I grew up in northern New Jersey but came to North Carolina to attend NC State University in the mid 90's and have been here ever since. I absolutely love raising my family in North Carolina.

I enjoy helping our clients insure what matters most. I am confident in our agency's ability to make stressful events easier, when our clients do need us. I believe the relationship we have with our clients is what sets us apart from other agencies.

I stay very busy with my 3 children and their many activities. I love watching them in their various endeavors.

When I am not working, I love spending time with my husband and three children.  Most of my free time is spent at a dance performance or on a ball field.  When I'm not cheering on my own children, I like watching the Wolfpack play. I also really enjoy sneaking away to the beach when time allows.

Filippi Insurance GroupStephanie Welsh-Ray
Licensed Insurance Representative

I received my insurance license in 2011, and I have been working with this agency for the last 4 years. Being that I have been here since being licensed, I am well versed in Allstate products and value. I actually grew up right here in Fuquay; born and raised here. My parents still live in the same house I grew up in, and I enjoy the small town feeling.

I like being able to help people understand insurance better and feel more knowledgeable, and I get to help people protect themselves and everything they have worked hard to get and keep. I really, really enjoy cooking and designing spaces. Whether I am making dinner for 10 or trying a new cupcake recipe, I enjoy it. When it comes to design, I love finding pieces of art or little trinkets that have meaning and pull a space together. You can find me binge watching Netflix normally, but if I had the ability,  would live to make weekend trips to historical places like Charleston, Savannah, Wilmington, etc.

My guilty pleasure if swinging. I love everything that has to do with sitting in the summer, rocking back and forth, Whether it be the swings at the park, or a hammock, or a front porch swing, the Southern can't help but show. I currently cook for my church's Love Thy Neighbor luncheon the first Wednesday of every month, and I will be attending mission trips regularly to work with the homeless in Asheville, NC.

Filippi Insurance GroupChristie Esposito
Licensed Insurance Representative

I have worked as a licensed agent in North Carolina for the past 10 years. I was born and raised in San Diego California. I have my Associates of Science in Criminal Justice and I will have my Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice this year. I enjoy interacting with the community and being able to help them. I enjoy spending time with my boys whether we're outside playing or watching movies together.

Typically I am at home with my boys relaxing or out with friends. I love to read and I enjoy fishing.  Growing up in California we use to spend our summers camping and fishing in Mexico.

I try to help with my son's baseball league as much as possible.  They're a non-profit organization for children with special needs.  

 Thanh Tran
Personal Financial Representative

I have worked in the Insurance and Securities industry for the last five years, working specifically as a Financial Advisor for Wealth Management and Insurance companies. I grew in Selma, North Carolina.  My grandfather owned a farm and I spent much of my youth working hard days with him and other local farmers. Serving others as a Personal Financial Representative, I get to assist my clients to ensure they are protected from an Insurance standpoint and will prosper from a Retirement perspective.

I love working with my kids and their sports programs, as I get older I just enjoy the time to spend with them. We have a beach house at Sunset Beach, NC.  We love the easy, sunny days spent on the water. Activities in our church such as Awanas and Family Life Group.