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Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified 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.

Michael Atkinson

Principal Agent

Michael has been helping people with their insurance needs for over 15 years. He began his insurance career as a claims adjuster with State Farm and over the past 6 years managed a successful independent agency in Charlottesville. In 2019 Michael purchased Hammer Insurance located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

Michael and his wife Ginny have two sons and live in McGaheysville. In his spare time Michael enjoys spending time with his family, camping/hiking, golf, and woodworking. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

Michael is licensed in all lines and can help with any of your personal, commercial, and life insurance needs.

Lora Jenkins


Lora has been with Hammer Insurance since 2011 and became a licensed agent in 2012. In her spare time Lora loves to travel and spend time with her husband.

Amanda Turner


Amanda is a Page County native and has been with Hammer Insurance since 1996. She and her husband Jason reside in Luray with their two children, Olivia and Blake. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and the beach.