Our team

ROBERT

FLEMING Jr., PRESIDENT & OWNER

 

Personal and Commercial Lines, Annuity, Crop, Life Agent. Rob started at the agency in 1989 selling property, casualty and crop insurance. In 1991 he became licensed to sell life and health insurance and in 1995, Rob was appointed Vice President of the agency. He has been active in the Rotary, Planning Commission, and the Village Council. He and his wife Karla reside in Breckenridge with their two children.

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ROY

SHANKEL, VP

 

Property, Casualty, Annuity and Crop Agent.  Roy joined as an associate in 1987, appointed manager in 1991 and later purchased the agency in 1993. Roy is a Viet Nam Veteran, served in the US Navy for four years, including deployment aboard the USS Ranger. He is a past president of Breckenridge Rotary, past member of the Jaycees and a life member of St. Louis Post 3055 V.F.W. Roy is a past president of the Gratiot County Farm Bureau, past president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Association-Central Michigan (NAIFA). He is very recently retired as regional vice-president for NAIFA-Michigan. He is also the president of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fowler Michigan.

JAYNE 

DROSTE, PERSONAL LINES AGENT, P&C OPERATIONS MANAGER

 

Jayne has worked in the insurance industry since 1989. She joined Breckenridge Insurance Agency in 1995 and became a  licensed agent in property and casualty in 2005. She has three sons, Garrett, Curtis and Justin. She enjoys spending fall Saturdays at football games watching her son Curtis, a lineman for the Western Broncos (#67) and summers at the lake with family and friends.

KRIS

STERLING, PERSONAL LINES CSR/CLAIMS MANAGER

 

Kris joined the Breckenridge staff in 2003. She has lived in the community since 1985 with her husband Mike and three children.  Kris has had 20+ years of office experience prior to Breckenridge Insurance Agency.  She now works as Personal Lines Customer Service, Claims Processor, Web Manager and Document Design/Publisher.

HOURS & LOCATION
Location

126 Eaton Street

P.O. Box 548

Breckenridge, MI 48615

 

Tel: 989-842-3161

Fax: 989-842-5570

Hours

Monday - Friday 

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Evenings by Appointment

RAYCHELLE

STORY, CROP INSURANCE PROCESSOR

 

Crop Insurance Processor.  Raychelle came to Breckenridge Insurance Agency in 2006 working as File Clerk and Customer Service Representative. Raychelle's roll is assisting crop agents in processing crop insurance documents and providing service to our crop insurance clients. Raychelle had 14 years of office experience prior to coming to BIA. She and her husband Mark have two children, Tricia and Tyler. Raychelle and her family reside northeast of Wheeler where they operate a family cash crop and hog farm. Raychelle enjoys being involved in FFA and the Gratiot County Fair For Youth with her children and spending time with her family.

KELLY

PACKARD, FARM, COMMERCIAL AND LIFE AGENT/MANAGER

 

Kelly has been with Breckenridge Insurance Agency since 2006. She earned her Property and Casualty license in 2011 and her Life License in 2012. Kelly has her ABA in Finance from Davenport University and is currently working on obtaining her BBA in Finance. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and camping. Kelly is also an active member for the Breckenridge Rotary and the Gleaner/Plank Road Arbor. 

BRETT

ANDERSON, CROP INSURANCE AGENT (SPARTA)

 

Brett has lived in Sparta his entire life. He obtained his B.A. from Calvin College and was employed by GreenStone FCS for 4 years as a loan officer. Brett joined Breckenridge Insurance Agency in 2007 and is licensed under the Federal Crop Insurance Program.  Brett is currently a board member of the Michigan State Horticultural Society and is Treasurer of the Michigan Pomester Association.  He was born and raised on an apple farm on the "Ridge" and works the farm with his father.  Brett is married to Traci and they have four sons.

MELISSA

JOHNSON, CROP INSURANCE AGENT (HOLLAND)

 

Melissa has been working in the crop insurance industry specializing in fruit for over eight years.  She grew up on a row crop farm south of Lansing where her Dad and brother still farm today. Melissa has been actively involved in agriculture, participating in FFA and 4-H prior to college.  She attended Michigan State University and received a bachelor's degree in Agribusiness Management.  Post-college she worked in commodity analysis for Kraft Foods in Chicago, IL as well as purchasing for Gordon Food Service.  Melissa enjoys crop insurance and how it ties into the commodity marketing risk management aspect of farming.

MATT

EVERS, CROP INSURANCE AGENT (MARTIN)

 

Matt was raised on family dairy farm in Martin, Michigan. He attended Kalamazoo Christian High school and graduated from Calvin College with a BA in business. Matt joined the family farm in 1993 and expanded operations to include custom calf raising and poultry operations. Matt coaches high school track and his wife Kristin coaches middle school soccer and track. Their family is very involved in 4-H and their church, Northpoint CRC. They also run a small specialty crop business growing 30-40 acres of sweet corn and pumpkins.  Matt worked for Greenstone FCS in 2006 as a crop insurance specialist and joined Breckenridge Insurance Agency in 2011.

JESSICA

GODLEY, VP OF AGRICULTURAL SERVICES, CROP INSURANCE AND LGM AGENT

 

Jessica grew up on a beef and cash crop farm south of Breckenridge. She graduated from Breckenridge High School and has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business Management from Michigan State University. Jessica joined Breckenridge Insurance Agency in October 2011. Jessica previously worked for grain and chemical/fertilizer companies as well as a large agricultural financial institution before coming to work with BIA. Jessica will be primarily working as a crop insurance agent with the federal crop insurance program. She has 8 years experience as an agent with the program, working directly with farmers to provide the best risk management program for their farms.

BETTY

HYDE, CROP INSURANCE AGENT (MONTCALM COUNTY)

 

Betty was raised on a family dairy farm in southwest Michigan.  She graduated from Michigan State University in 2003 with a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources Communications.  Betty and her husband Shaun are raising their two children on a family dairy farm in Montcalm County, where they raise registered Holstiens and Jersey cattle.  Betty joined Breckenridge Insurance in 2012 as a crop insurance agent and processor.  She comes to us with five years experience as a crop insurance agent.

JED

EISENBERGER, VP OF INSURANCE SERVICES, CROP, PROPERTY, CASUALTY AND FARM AGENT
 

Jed was raised in a rural farm community in Isabella County.  He was an active member of 4-H while growing up and graduated from Shepherd High School in 1999.  Jed obtained an Associates Degree from Delta College in 2002 and came to Breckenridge Insurance Agency in 2013 after having been a crop adjuster.  He is a licensed property and casualty and crop insurance agent.  He lives in rural Isabella County with his two sons.  Jed's main focus at Breckenridge Insurance Agency is writing new farm, commercial and crop business.

KATIE

SQUANDA, FINANCE MANAGER

 

Katie joined Breckenridge Insurance Agency in 2015.  In 2016 she received her BBA with a major in Accounting from SVSU.  Katie grew up in Breckenridge on her family's farm and continues to live in Breckenridge.  In her spare time, Katie enjoys playing the piano at church, helping out on the family farm, quilting and spending time with friends and family.  Katie has joined Breckenridge Insurance Agency full time, as the in-house accountant.

JOE
SWIDERSKI, ChFC, LIFE, ANNUITIES, HEALTH AND CROP

Joe joined Breckenridge Insurance Agency in 2015.  He specializes in Life and Health Insurance solutions for his clients. Joe has a VA from Michigan State University in Risk and Insurance.  He received the Chartered Financial Consultant Designation in 2012.  This is one of the most recognized designations in the financial services industry.  Joe is on the Lansing board of NAIFA. He is married to Mary and they have 4 children and one grandchild.  Joe is an avid runner having completed a full Marathon and several Half Marathons.  Joe is a member of the Delta Community Choir,

 

SAMANTHA

PACKARD, BILLING AND PERSONAL LINES PROCESSOR

 

Sam joined Breckenridge Insurance Agency as the Receptionist in 2016. She is currently serving as the Farm and Commercial processor. Prior to joining the BIA staff Sam worked at Sprint as a Retail Sales Consultant. Sam graduated from Mid-Michigan Community College in 2011 with a degree in Business Administration. Sam is a Gratiot County native, growing up in St. Louis. She now lives in Breckenridge with her husband Kyle and son Gavin. In her free time Same enjoys camping, traveling, and spending time at the beach.

MIKE
LOOMIS, FARM, COMMERCIAL & LIFE AGENT

Mike joined the agency in 2017 and became licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance in 2017 and Life and Health Insurance in 2018.  He grew up in Ithaca and graduated from Ithaca High School.   Mike graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and Marketing.   Prior to joining Breckenridge Insurance Agency Mike worked in sales in mid-Michigan area.  In his spare time Mike enjoys camping, hunting, fishing riding motorcycles, and spending time with his dog Dexter.   

KERRI
LEONARD, COMMERCIAL & FARM PROCESSOR CSR/AGENT

Kerri is a St. Louis graduate. After high school she attended Davenport University where she studied business administration. Kerri is married and has 4 children.  She joined the agency in 2018 and received her agent license in October 2018. Kerri and her family enjoy the outdoors whether hunting, fishing, camping or riding a 4-wheeler.  Kerri was active in FFA and her children participate in 4-H.

JASON
WHITING, COMMERCIAL & PERSONAL LINES AGENT

Jason started at our agency in 2016.  He brings over 20 years of experience as a personal and commercial lines insurance agent.  Jason was from Breckenridge, and is a graduate of Breckenridge High School. He went on to play football and graduating from Olivet College.  After graduation he started as an underwriter for Auto Owners Insurance, and then moved to being a claims adjuster.  He became a property and casualty agent in 2000.  Jason and his daughters currently live in Dewitt MI.  His daughters are very involved in multiple sports at Bath High School.  Jason, in his free time, is the assistant varsity football coach, and the junior varsity track field event coach at Bath High School.   Jason enjoys spending his free time with his daughters and family.   

JESSICA
BLEWETT, COMMERCIAL & PERSONAL LINES AGENT

Jessica joined the agency in 2019 as a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent.  She grew up in Weidman and graduated from Chippewa Hills HS.  She attended Ferris State University and graduated in 2008 with her Bachelors in Forensic Biology.  After college Jessica worked in the research industry for Food and Drug Analysis in Madison, WI. Jessica and her husband have two girls and is a Girl Scout Troop Leader as well as an active member in Midland's Chamber of Commerce. Jessica loves being with her family and friends, traveling and camping. 

*We are licensed to write insurance in the states of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.         

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