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Meet Our Staff

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Northpoint Team

As our client, you will have a team of licensed professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business. Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority. You can count on us as your experts in insurance.

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Scottie Wyatt


Scottie grew up locally in Draper and holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech. Prior to purchasing Northpoint Insurance Advisors (previously Carper Insurance), he worked in the high-tech industry with a Fortune 100 company and has experience dealing with a wide array of industries, including electricians, HVAC, production / manufacturing environments, and research and development centers. He is very involved in his community supporting local businesses with the Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board for Pregnancy Resource Center – New River Valley which is a non-profit medical clinic for those facing unplanned pregnancy. He is also active in his church in Blacksburg.

Scottie works with new and existing business owners to find insurance and risk mitigation strategies to protect their business from losses. Scottie currently lives in Blacksburg VA with his wife, Billie, and three children. Occasionally you’ll find him on the golf course playing in fund raisers for the local non-profit organizations. His golf game isn’t what it used to be!

Dan Carper

Dan Carper, CPCU, CIC

Sr. Business & Life Insurance Advisor

Dan graduated from Virginia Tech in 1971 with a B.S. Degree in Business Education. After teaching various business subjects at Dublin High School in Dublin, VA for four years, Dan entered the Insurance Business as a Life & Health Insurance Agent. He became a sales manager in April 1977 with a National Company. On March 1, 1979 Dan founded Carper Insurance Agency as an Independent Agent selling Life, Health and Property and Casualty Insurance from his home in Christiansburg, VA. Dan moved his office to downtown Blacksburg on August 1, 1980; and, then relocated to its current location on January 1, 1997. On September 1, 2017, Dan sold Carper Insurance to Scottie Wyatt and has remained active in the agency on a part-time basis. Dan and his wife, Pam have two children, seven grandchildren and live in Blacksburg.

Eleanor Lester

Eleanor Lester

Personal Lines Team Leader

Eleanor joined the Northpoint Blacksburg team in July 2020. Eleanor is so dedicated to serving our clients and doing it all with a smile that literally comes through the phones. Eleanor and her husband live in Shiloh with her daughter and four fur babies. Eleanor also has a son that works in Radford. Eleanor and her husband like to ride one of their four Harley Davidson motorcycles in their spare time.

Johanna Griffith

Johanna Griffith

Personal Insurance Advisor

Johanna joined our team in July 2020 and has brought many laughs and much character to our Blacksburg office. “Jo” has been in the insurance industry for seven years, starting at a captive insurance agent in Radford. She loves solving problems for customers and is a delight. Jo has two handsome kids, Caden and Easton. She also has a fur baby named Macie that she is crazy about!

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Kimberly Siemon

Sr. Business Insurance Advisor

Kimberly has over 30 years of experience within the insurance industry and is a specialist in commercial insurance. Kimberly grew up in Salem and currently resides in Salem with her husband, Craig, of 20 years, and a teenage daughter, Gennavieve. She has 2 cats Halle & Hokie who bring their family much joy. Kimberly enjoys crafting, knitting, exercising, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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Ricky Oehler

Personal Insurance Advisor

Ricky joined the Northpoint team in November of 2022 as a Personal Lines Advisor. He is a recent graduate of Roanoke College with a major in Physics and a minor in Computer Science and Mathematics. He lives in Cave Spring and works from our Salem office. In his free time, he enjoys playing board games with friends and spending time with his housemate’s dog, Boudreaux and the house cat, Charlotte. Ricky enjoys his role at Northpoint because he gets to help people with their questions on their insurance policies.

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Marek Wint

Personal Insurance Advisor

Marek grew up in Pulaski and is our third Cougar alumni at Northpoint! He lives in Pulaski and works from our Blacksburg office. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Heather and their dog Cappuccino. He likes his role at Northpoint because he can help people in need, and he has great supporting co-workers!