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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.


David Yost

Agency Owner/Principal

Dave started assisting individuals with personalized insurance options in 2008 and found a great passion for the Medicare population. He joined TLC Insurance Group in 2011 to further attain knowledge about the Medicare Market. Over the next several years, he developed a simple marketing system that allowed him to be one of TLC’s top agents and grow his business while ensuring he provides exceptional customer service. In 2017, Dave became an agent manager and opened Yost Insurance Agency located in Columbiana, Ohio. This has provided him a larger platform to expand his knowledge not only of Medicare, but of Annuities as well.

As the agency continues to grow, Dave continues to look at opportunities that will serve the community well. In 2019, he hired Aaron McLaughlin to establish a property and casualty branch within the agency. Together, they have been assisting individuals with many imperative insurance needs.

“As an independent agency, we can look at all options, whether Medicare or annuities, to provide what is most important to our clients. Now with the expansion of our Home and Auto department, we truly look forward to advising individuals in all facets of their insurance needs from beginning to end.” -Dave Yost, Agency Owner/Principal


Aaron McLaughlin

Property & Casualty Department Manager

Aaron started his professional career in the healthcare industry as an Occupational Therapist. He attained his Master’s of Occupational Therapy Degree in 2013 and worked for a large hospital organization where he specialized in upper extremity rehab. It was during his time in outpatient occupational therapy that Aaron developed a passion for serving others and in program development. This has inspired Aaron to learn frontline insurance of the Medicare industry and transition into property and casualty as well.

Aaron has worked diligently and relentlessly to create a simple strategy to assist individuals and families with all home, auto, life, and business insurance needs. He has helped contract with some of the most valuable insurance companies in the area to provide the best rates in the industry. He looks forward to the continued servanthood that led him to his current position.


Jake Sotter

Independent Agent

Jake is our most recent addition to the agency. He graduated in 2019 from Edinboro University with a Bachelor’s in Marketing. Jake spent time at New Castle School of Trades creating, constructing, and launching marketing materials for the company. These skills have transitioned to the agency to help increase communication with our clients. His passion to learn the ABCs of Medicare has greatly benefited the agency, but more importantly it has benefited our clients.


Kayla Bigelow

Office Manager

Kayla, Office Manager, has completed her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in English. She also passed her Life, Accident & Health exam in 2017. She since has spent her time running the Yost Insurance Agency office and providing customer service to Medicare and Retirement clients. Kayla’s prior experience in the industry helps her ensure that the business runs smooth and efficient. Her exceptional communication skills shine when helping customers iron out any confusion or questions they may have regarding their insurance.

Jason Crank

Jason Crank

Independent Agent