Ralston Agencies is an independent Financial Services firm representing and distributing American Income Life products throughout the United States.  Since starting, Ralston Agencies has emerged as a rapidly growing firm representing AIL. The team is manned by high achieving business athletes – entrepreneurs who combine a business skillset with an athletic mindset that see the value in unlimited opportunity.

Aaron “Blake” Ralston

Business Owner

The year 2011 was an exciting one for Aaron “Blake” Ralston. He transitioned from bar tending and working at a car dealership to being a part of American Income Life Insurance Company (AIL).

“It was the advancement opportunity that enticed me to join American Income Life,” says Blake. “But the opportunity to help others see success they never thought was possible has been my greatest accomplishment. The ability to influence others and the income potential has been the most rewarding,” he adds.


Blake is passionate about the value of AIL products for both customers, AIL, and the community. “Our products help create peace of mind and secure family legacy – protecting current and future lifestyle. And we truly have unlimited opportunity, which improves the economy by additional employment and eligibility to start and run your own business,” he emphasizes.

Does Blake have advice for someone considering a career with American Income Life? “Listen to your mentor and follow the training system. Anyone can learn it and can see a ton of success with the right attitude and willingness to work,” he says. “If I could restart my career, I would pick and choose more people to seek advice from … people who have seen major success and have proven themselves as a quality asset to American Income Life,” he adds.

As with other AIL offices, Blake’s Agency donates canned goods collected from customers to the local homeless shelter and to striking/unemployed workers. He also donates to New Life Church, which helped support ‘Operation Houston’ after the hurricane in September 2017.

Free time for Blake is family time. “I have a son who is my world,” he states proudly. “ I also play golf and love camping.”

Jonathan Phillips

Regional General Agent

Jonathan was born in Snellville, GA but grew up in North Little Rock, AR where he attended High School at NLR West, Jonathan was working various odd and ends jobs to pay for courses at his local community college, only to drop out after a few semesters.

After coming onboard in May 2011, he was promoted into management and since then has moved up many more times to a Regional Manager with the agency where his impact is more widespread through training and developing others into leaders with the company as well. “There’s just something special about watching someone come out of their shell that’s really rewarding.”
“American Income has made such a difference both personally and professionally – Because of AIL I’ve been able to make the typical milestone purchases, take luxury trips and provide a lifestyle for my family that I once thought to be out of reach.”

Samantha Ralston

Regional General Manager

Samantha Ralston was born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She grew up on the lake and loves any activity involving water! She met American Income at a career fair right before she Graduated from The University of Central Arkansas with her Bachelor’s in Business in 2011. Samantha was quickly promoted and has been an Regional General Agent since 2012. Although Samantha is now fully vested after achieving her 10th anniversary with the company, she is excited for the future as the agency continues to grow year after year.

Jake Russell

Regional General Agent

Jake is from Batesville, AR. He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2019 with a business management and marketing degree. Jake joined AIL about 3 months after graduating college in hopes of creating a better future for his 6 month old daughter at the time. This company has allowed him to reach his six figure income goal, set in place for 10 years down the road, in his first year with the company. He is doing what he loves by helping families protect their loved ones, while also leading others to their goals and financial freedoms. Jake plans to own his own agency with AIL as well as use his income to get into real estate, remodeling houses and owning Air BnB’s and rental properties.

Krystal Walters

Master General Agent

Krystal Walters was born in Springfield, Missouri but was raised in Benton, Arkansas for the majority of her life. She transitioned from the nursing field and working as a part-time bartender/waitress to being a part of the American Income Life Insurance Company family. 
Krystal is a graduate of Benton High School and earned her associates degree in nursing from UA-Little Rock. 
Krystal joined AIL in 2019 as a producer and quickly moved into a management role with the company. Currently, she oversees her own team as a Master General Agent.
“American Income Life has changed my life tremendously,” she said. “From focusing on finances to changing my mindset as a leader, AIL has given me the opportunity to change other lives as well.”
Krystal pushes her team daily to reach their full potential. Her passion with AIL is seeing others succeed. 
“Being a part of AIL is truly a blessing for me,” she said. “With the right mindset and following the process and the training, anyone can be successful within this company.”

Jasmyne Norris

Master General Agent

Growing up in Little Rock, AR, Jasmyne has always had the drive to earn a better life for herself. As a University of Central Arkansas graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science, insurance was not the original career she sought to pursue. After working 4 years in the fitness industry, she decided to seek other opportunity. It wasn’t until late January 2020 that she was introduced to American Income Life. The then 26yr old’s life changed forever. Even after starting a brand new career a month and a half before the Covid-19 pandemic, Jasmyne knew that with a little adaptation and a lot of work ethic that nothing was impossible. With the introduction to the virtual world and the success it brought amidst the pandemic, Jasmyne was able to help protect more families from the comfort of her own home than ever before. The Arkansas native has since continued pursuing her career with AIL, planting new roots in Dallas, TX. Her dreams are alive; The opportunity is unlimited; and the reward to serve others is never ending. 

Jordan Russell

Master General Agent

Jordan Russell was born and raised in Batesville, Arkansas. He graduated from Batesville High School in 2014 and moved to Conway, Arkansas where he graduated from UCA with a degree in Business Administration in 2019. Jordan joined American Income in October of 2019 shortly after graduating from UCA and never looked back. He is extremely thankful for the opportunity to work with a team of dedicated agents who are all working towards one goal. American Income has played a massive role in his growth not only as a professional but personally as well. In the future he hopes to continue to grow his team and looking forward to guiding people through the same opportunity he was given, all while doing our part in protecting working families!


American Income Life is an international Company protecting working families in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and through their wholly-owned subsidiary, National Income Life Insurance Company in New York.
American Income Life has served working class families since 1951 with life, accident, and supplemental health products to help protect members of labor unions, credit unions, associations, and their families. AIL representatives develop long-term relationships with clients and meet them where they are most comfortable … their home.


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