About Us

Protecting Families and Businesses with our Affordable and Great Value of Insurance Coverage

Our Philosophy


To provide ethical and trustworthy service to our customers and the community and develop long-term relationships with our customers in order to best meet their needs.


To be the insurance authority in East Texas through our knowledge of the industry and our commitment to high-quality service.

Our Team

Ryan Nash


Ryan Nash is Tyler native. Prior to opening to BirdDog Insurance, Ryan was a Registered Professional Landman for 12 years. In 2016, Ryan opened a Farmer’s Insurance Agency. After a few years, he decided he could better serve his clients by becoming an independent agent. The agency was named Bird Dog Insurance to honor his grandfather, Jim Lockridge, who had a love for hunting and Bird Dogs. Mr. Lockridge was a successful entrepreneur and Ryan’s greatest mentor. 

Ryan is married to Sara Nash, a dance teacher and drill team director at Kilgore High School. Together they have 3 children, Mary Elizabeth (7), Addison (5), and Bowen (1).  They are members of Green Acres Baptist Church. The Nash family enjoys Friday Night Movies, outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and playing sports

Kelli Johnson

Sales Agent

Kelli started working at Bird Dog Insurance in 2021. Previously from Washington State, she brought her 7+ years of experience to Texas to move closer to her family. She enjoys reading, spending time with her animals, or running around with her kids.

Monica Russell

Sales Agent

Monica started with Bird Dog in 2021 with 3+ years of experience in insurance. She was born and raised in Texas, and her hobbies include golf, traveling, and cheering on her two kids.

Bird Dog Insurance Services Llc.

120 S College Ave, STE 3, Tyler, Texas

(903) 534-5554

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday

8am – 5pm