Chris-CostanesChris Castanes is originally from Fayetteville, NC.  After graduating from North Carolina State University in 1985 he began his career in insurance.  In 1989, he moved to North Myrtle Beach, SC.

After working with companies such as AFLAC, State Farm, Met Life and Northwestern Mutual (to name a few), Chris started an independent agency in 2009 which eventually became Surf Financial Brokers.

Chris had a specific goal in mind with the creation of Surf Financial Brokers, which was to offer clients a wide variety of affordable options from many companies, while taking care to stay in an individual’s budget. In other words, Chris wants his agency to do what is best for the client. 

Chris is also the author of “You’re Going To Be Great At This!”, an irreverent book that gives the good, bad and ugly of a career in selling.  He enjoys speaking to civic group and sales organizations.  To find out more about booking Chris for a speaking engagement or his book, click here.


  • Life Insurance, disability Insurance, retirement funding, estate planning, college funding, long term care funding, buy-sell agreements and keyperson life insurance.

“Chris is very helpful and professional. He will always guide you in the right direction. He only wants what is best for you and your situation. I recommend him highly.” – Walter Krajewski

Jeanne Doran resides in the Charleston, SC area and is licensed in Maine, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Jeanne is originally from Elkins, New Hampshire and she studied Liberal Arts at Siena Heights University and Keene State College. In 1993 she moved to South Carolina.
After getting her insurance license in 2007, she worked with companies such as Guardian, Western and Southern Financial Group, and Blue Cross. Jeanne specializes in finding the right solution for her clients.


Medicare supplements, life and disability insurance, and health insurance, working with individuals and groups, large and small. Keyperson life, buy-sell agreement funding and supplemental policies.

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