Office Staff

Tripp Gaillard
Tripp GaillardOwner/Agent
Background:
I grew up in the Eutawville/Holly Hill area and graduated from Holly Hill Academy in 1999. I attended Clemson University and graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Within a few weeks of graduating, I started working with Monumental Life Insurance Company running a “debit route” driving door to door collecting premiums and selling life insurance policies. In 2005, I went to work with Farm Bureau Insurance and ended up working in the St George, Summerville and Moncks Corner offices during my 10 year career. In 2015, my business partner Raddy Bates and I purchase Insurance Shoppers and Utsey Insurance Agency. We combined the two books of business to form what is now Gaillard Insurance Agency, Inc.

Interests:
When I am away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, coaching youth athletics, watching Clemson football and fly fishing.

Family:
I married my wonderful wife Stacy in 2006 and we have 3 sons (Brady, Ryan and Will).

Darlene Quattlebaum
Darlene Quattlebaum Agent/CSR
Background:
Darlene grew up right here in the big town of St. George. She graduated from St. George High School in 1979 and went on to attend Trident Technical College. She started her long insurance career in 1981 with Reevesville Real Estate and Insurance Company. The agency has changed ownership multiple times since she started in 1981, but Darlene has remained the one constant through all these years. Darlene’s unrelenting work ethic and drive to take care of her customers in a timely manner makes her one of the best in the business. There’s no secret as to why she has earned the nickname “Darlene the Machine” around our office!

Family:
Darlene has been married for over 30 years to Tony Quattlebaum. She has two children (Walt and Grace)

Interests:
Darlene enjoys gardening, cooking, taking care of her family, watching sports and cleaning her house…yes, she likes cleaning her house!

Melissa Marchant
Melissa Marchant Agent/CSR
Background:
Melissa has been a proud resident of St George for her entire life. She graduated from Dorchester Academy in 1994 and then OC Tech in 1996. She started her insurance career in March of 1998 with Nationwide Insurance here in St George where she worked for 19 years until coming to work with Gaillard Insurance Agency in early 2017. Melissa’s experience with a captive agency and her natural instinct to help the public make her not only an asset to our office but also an asset to our customers and our companies.

Family:
Melissa is married to Chip Marchant and has 3 sons (Brody, Benjamin and Bryce)

Interests:
Melissa enjoys the “Mom on the go” life of watching her 3 boys playing football, baseball and basketball.

Rosie Hutto
Rosie HuttoAgent/CSR
Background:
Rosie grew up Harleyville, SC and graduated from Mims Academy in 1976. She then went on to graduate from Spartanburg Methodist College in 1978 with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. She worked for Holly Hill Lumber Company and Farmers & Merchants Bank before starting her successful insurance career in 1987 with Utsey Insurance Agency. Although the agency has changed ownership multiple times since 1987, Rosie has remained the one true constant, staying loyal to her agency and to her customers through all these years. Rosie’s caring nature, strong work ethic and desire to do what is best for the company and the customer has molded her into the wonderful agent that she is today.

Family:
Rosie has three children (Corey Prentiss, Jeff Hutto and Mandy Hutto) and three grandchildren (Cody Prentiss, Julia Prentiss and Cullen Lines).

Interest:
Rosie is a member of Old St George Baptist Church where she serves as part of the Children’s Church leadership, Counter and WMU Prayer Group member. She is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #105 and serves as Girls State and Membership Chairman. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, creating terrariums and playing the piano in her spare time.

Marvine Rickborn
Marvine RickbornData Entry Specialist
Background:
Marvine grew up in Branchville, SC and graduated Branchville High School in 1968. She graduated Orangeburg County Technical College with a degree in Accounting. Marvine came to work with Utsey Insurance Agency in 2013. Although Marvine is not a licensed agent, she has had many years of experience in the insurance industry, having worked as a secretary with SC Farm Bureau for 5 years, assisted with health insurance administration for medical offices for 16 years and assisted with automobile claims at an auto body shop for 5 years. Marvine’s lighthearted, yet “tell it like it is”, personality keeps our office on our toes and smiles on our customers’ faces.

Family:
Marvine is married to Joseph “Phinney” Rickborn. They have 4 children (Kevin, Christin, Jennifer and Lynn) and 7 grandchildren (Patrick, Dylan, Haven, Zooey, Ryley, River and Fox).

Interests:
In her time away from the office, Marvine enjoys fishing, working in the yard, going to Nascar races and spending time with friends and other family members.

Michael O’Cain
Michael O’CainProducing Agent and Estate Planner
Background:
Michael is originally from Bowman, SC and graduated from Bowman Academy. He is also a proud 1993 graduate of Clemson University. After working in the accounting business for a number of years, he started his insurance career in 2001, focusing primarily on life and health insurance and was an Estate Planning Specialist with Farm Bureau Insurance for 12 years until the end of 2015. In early 2016, Michael came to work with us at Gaillard Insurance and not only provides sound insurance advice to our customers, but also advice regarding taxes and estate planning. Because Michael is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner practitioner, he is truly a great asset to our agency and our customers.

Family:
Michael is married to Ruth Anne and they have three children (Benjamin, Mary Ellis, and Anna).

Interests:
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and SC Association of CPAs. He serves on several local, religious and non-profit organizations including, Indian Field Camp Ground, St George UMC, and Dorchester Village. You can find Michael on Saturdays in the fall cheering his Tigers!