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State Farm® Insurance Agent

David Waddell

312b N Poinsett Highway
Travelers Rst, SC 29690-2304

Off Highway 25, Near the Bank of Travelers Rest. Beside Dave's Barber Shop.

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Office Hours

9am - 5pm
After Hours by Appointment
Call or text us 24 hours a day!


312b N Poinsett Highway
Travelers Rst, SC 29690-2304



Spring Updates

The Year is flying by, and summer is finally here! This time of year brings warmer temperatures, a host of outdoor activities and vacation travels that we hope will continue to bring friends and family closer together. This is a great time to review and get a plan in place for the rest of 2024 and beyond. Preparing now can add a tremendous amount of value to your future, so let us find a way to add some value to your insurance protection! Give us a call and let's have a conversation about making sure the protection you have is right for you.

Through the end of the year, we are focusing on Life Insurance Awareness and ensuring your loved ones, as well as your assets, income and goals are protected. We are always available to assist with your Auto and Fire needs, helping build your Personal Price Plan to ensure you have the coverage that is needed to protect your household.

2024 Updates:

We are excited to be celebrating 4 full years being a part of the Travelers Rest community! We are looking for big things to come in 2024 and Year 5. As a team, we have loved being able to help this community and other surrounding areas. We look to continue doing that in 2023 and meeting more of you!

Whether you are new to this area or already a resident, there is no better team to work with! We can help you transition easily and are here to assist in any way we can. We are very familiar with Travelers Rest & the Upstate as a whole. Aside from insurance and financial products, we can assist with recommendations on where to grab a bite to eat, some local events coming up, and everything in between.

We look forward to meeting you and please let us know how we can help! We are here to put together a plan based on you, or your families specific needs. All households are not the same and we want to work together to ensure you, your income and your assets are always protected. Let us be there to make that bad day a little bit easier. We will always strive is to provide remarkable service and be who you expect State Farm to be, a Good Neighbor!

About Me:

I grew up here in Travelers Rest. I have lived in the Travelers Rest area all my life and I could not imagine living in a better place. The growth of this area has drawn interest from people from all over the country, and after one day here it is not hard to see why. I feel such gratitude to be able to serve an area that I am from and feel so passionately about. My parents, from an early age, taught me the importance of strong work ethic and how important it is to serve my community. My wife, Jaimie and I are both graduates of Clemson University and have great pride in being a part of that amazing university. We have one little girl, Emilia, who was born in December of 2020.

Today, as your State Farm Agent, I oversee an amazing team to bring you the right insurance coverage that fits your needs with products from auto, home, renters, life and business insurance. No matter how complex your needs are, my team and I keep one simple goal in mind: to help you get the coverage you need, with the personal service you'd expect from any hometown company. At my agency, we go beyond products to relationships. Whether it's meeting you and your loved ones on the scene of an accident or simply being available around town to just come say Hello, I'm here for you day and night. It's the right thing to do, as your agent-and as your neighbor. If you don't see me in the area, you'll likely find me playing golf, enjoying the lake, or supporting Clemson sports. I'm thankful to be surrounded by one of the most beautiful areas in the country that allows time to relax and refocus with my family.

Come join the State Farm Family! We can't wait to meet you!

Specialties Include: Auto, Home & Business Insurance | Life & Health Insurance | Financial Service Products

Community Background & Involvement: Graduate of Travelers Rest High School | Graduate of Clemson University | Travelers Rest Chamber of Commerce Board Member| Sponsor for North Greenville Athletics | Sponsor for Travelers Rest High School Teacher & Student of the Month | Sponsor of The Travelers Rest Farmers Market

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health

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We are here to help you plan for your good days, prepare for your worst days, and provide remarkable service every day! We would like to help guide you through life's biggest moments. We strive to have lasting relationships that we build together. By fulfilling our good neighbor philosophy, we encompass our State Farm mission to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams.

Our staff includes four amazing team members. Sarah Mills, Kelsey Chernick, Andie Johnson & Rebecca McLinn

  • Sarah is originally from Travelers Rest, after moving around the country while her husband was in the military, she has now lives here locally with her husband and 4 children. She has been with us since Day 1. Sarah now works with us on an as needed basis and will be here to fill in on those weeks we need a bit of extra assistance.

  • Kelsey was born and raised in Connecticut and now calls Travelers Rest home where she resides with her husband and son. Kelsey started with us in November of 2020 and loves helping any way that she can!

  • Andie grew up in Greenwood, SC and now resides in Greenville. Andie is an amazing artist and always brings a smiling face to the agency. She started with us in August of 2022 and is always here to lend a hand!

  • Rebecca just recently joined us in May of 2024 and is a welcome addition to our team. She is originally from Oklahoma but now calls Greenville home. She will always greet you with a smile and loves to be helpful to all of those around her.

    This team has worked together and has spent countless hours ensuring our customers are taken care of, while continuing to put the needs of our customers first. They are always here to help identify your needs & offer products to cover your income, assets, goals and future.


Sarah Mills

Personal Account Representative

Sarah is a Travelers Rest native who is proud of the community she represents and lives her with her husband and four children. Her husband is a retired Navy pilot and both are involved in multiple volunteer organizations. When not working, Sarah enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with friends and family. Sarah is licensed in Auto, Fire, Life & Health and looks forward to providing you with remarkable service and helping you prepare for the future.


Kelsey Chernick

Personal Account Representative

Kelsey is originally from Connecticut but has been happy to call Travelers Rest home, with her husband & son! She has lived here since 2018 and is involved locally with volunteer organizations and is excited to continue to immerse herself within the community. In her free time, Kelsey is an avid dog lover and raises Australian Shepherds. She also likes to travel, craft and spend time with her family and friends. She looks forward to cultivating her relationships with families to better serve them.


Andie Johnson

Personal Account Representative

Andie joined our team in 2022 and has been a welcome addition. She was born and raised in Greenwood, SC, where her parents still reside. She now lives in Greenville & Andie is an amazing artist and enjoys that in her spare time.