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  • Kara DeClercq

    CSR
    Office: 309-286-2531
    Fax: 309-286-7401
    107 W Main Street
    Toulon IL 61483
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    Kara has been with Hanford Insurance Services since 2017 as a CSR. She and her husband Michael have three children- Koeyn, Emmorie and Caesyn.

    When Kara’s not at work she’s very busy watching her boys Koeyn and Caesyn play baseball and watching her daughter Emmorie in her gymnastics. When she gets a rare free moment she also enjoys woodworking, crafting, running, reading and being with friends. Go Cubs!  

  • Samantha Koehler

    Agent / CSR
    Office: 309-286-2531
    Fax: 309-286-7401
    107 W Main Street
    Toulon IL 61483
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    Sam has been with Hanford Insurance Services since 2015. Her insurance career started in agribusiness underwriting on the company side and in 2014 she transferred to the agency side. Sam works in the Atkinson, Cambridge, and Toulon offices and she specializes in crop/farm, personal lines, and commercial lines.

    Sam lives in Edelstein with her husband Ethan. Sam is active in the beef association, Farm Bureau Young Leaders, and the Wethersfield FFA alumni association. In her free time she also enjoys crafting, watching/playing sports, spending time with family, and helping her husband farm. 

     

Hanford Insurance Agency (Geneseo)

  • Avery Mickley

    Accounting
    Office: 309-944-5151
    Fax: 309-944-8450
    119 S State St
    Geneseo IL 61254
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    Avery started with The Hanford Agency in 2014 as an accountant and she currently works out of the Geneseo office.  Avery earned an accounting degree in 2007 and she has an extensive accounting background. 

     

    Avery and her husband James have three children – Jack, Wyatt, and Bennett.  When she’s not at work Avery loves to spend time with her family and she also loves to run and care of her own farm animals.  

  • Mariah Clementz

    CSR
    Office: 309-944-5151
    Fax: 309-944-8450
    119 S State St
    Geneseo IL 61254
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    Mariah started with The Hanford Agency in 2015 and she currently works in the Geneseo office as a CSR.  Mariah and her husband Craig have three children – Nash, Brody, and Ella. When she’s not at work Mariah loves to cook and spend time with her family.  Mariah takes her kids to sports a lot, so she doesn’t have a lot of free time.

  • James Mickley

    Agriculture & Personal Insurance
    Office: 309-944-5151
    Mobile: 309-502-1005
    Fax: 309-944-8450
    119 S State St
    Geneseo IL 61254
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    James joined The Hanford Agency in 2004 as an agent and currently works in personal and commercial lines.  He is AFIS certified and raises his own cattle, so he can help you with any farm or crop need.  He is also an experienced and knowledgeable personal-line producer.    James is extremely active in the community and volunteers his time to young people.  He is a member of more than six organizations and coaches youth football, baseball, and soccer. 

    James is an avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast.  He camps, fishes, hikes and bikes with his wife and three boys.  

    Associations and Community Involvement:

    • Henry County Independent Insurance Agents Assoc
    • Board Member – Illinois Independent Farm Agents Assoc
    • Board Member – Hammond Henry Hospital
    • Board Member – Geneseo Community Chest
    • Volunteer Firefighter – Geneseo Fire Department
    • Geneseo Kiwanis Club
    • Geneseo Youth Football Coach
    • Geneseo Youth Baseball Coach
    • Geneseo Youth Soccer Coach

  • Brad Toone

    Commerical, Life/Disability & Health Insurance
    Office: 309-944-5151
    Mobile: 309-502-9282
    Fax: 309-944-8450
    119 S State St
    Geneseo IL 61254
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    Brad joined The Hanford Agency in 2005 as an agent and currently works in personal and commercial lines.  He is a certified Commercial Insurance Counselor (CIC) and can help you with general commercial, employee benefits, life, health, long-term health care, home, and auto insurance.  Brad is treasurer of the GIFT Board, is on the Geneseo Community Development Corporation Board, and is a member of the Rotary Club.  He also coaches youth Football, Basketball, and Baseball, and Soccer. 

    Brad is married to Robin and has four kids with whom he loves to spend time.  He is also an avid pianist, fisherman, and golfer and takes advantage of all of the outdoor recreation opportunities that Geneseo has to offer.  

    Associations or Community Involvement: 

    • Henry County Independent Insurance Agents Assoc
    • Board Member – GIFT(Geneseo Is For Tomorrow) foundation
    • Board Member – GSFEF
    • Board Member – Geneseo Community Development Corporation
    • Board Member – Geneseo Marriage and Family Counseling
    • Geneseo Rotary
    • Geneseo Youth Football Coach
    • Geneseo Youth Baseball Coach
    • Geneseo Youth Basketball Coach
    • Pianist for the Pleasant Valley Men Gospel Quartet

  • Linda Shipman

    Commercial Underwriting Manager
    Office: 309-944-5151
    Fax: 309-944-8450
    119 S State St
    Geneseo IL 61254
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    Linda began her insurance career in 1984 and is a skilled and experienced agent.  She’s a long-time member of our team and can help you with any commercial insurance need.  She has particular skill in commercial auto as she knows vehicles very well and is an auto enthusiast.

    Linda attends vintage car shows and owns several muscle cars herself.  She enjoys sewing and quilting also and works at a local quilt shop on some weekends.  Linda is married and has three children and two grandchildren.  

  • Sharon James

    Personal Insurance
    Office: 309-944-5151
    Fax: 309-944-8450
    119 S State St
    Geneseo IL 61254
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    Sharon joined The Hanford Agency in 1985 as an agent and currently works in property and casualty.  Sharon can help you with almost any personal insurance need. 

    Sharon loves being outdoors and walks and rides a motorcycle with her husband every chance she gets. When she’s not working Sharon also loves to read.  

  • Sarah Hofer

    Personal Insurance
    Office: 309-944-5151
    Fax: 309-944-8450
    119 S State St
    Geneseo IL 61254
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    Sarah joined The Hanford Agency in 2003 as a producer and currently works in personal and commercial lines.  She specializes in personal insurance and can help you with your auto and home insurance needs, as well as any other personal-line need.

    Sarah was born and raised in Geneseo so she is truly a local agent.  She knows local markets and the needs of residents well, and knowing these things helps her effectively and efficiently provide products.  Sarah is married to Brian and has a son and a daughter, with both of whom she loves to spend with.

  • Robin Schaefer

    CSR
    Office: 309-944-5151
    Fax: 309-944-8450
    119 S State St
    Geneseo IL 61254
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    Robin Schaefer is a new member of the Hanford Insurance Agency team specializing in Farm and Crop Insurance.

    Robin resides in Geneseo with her dog Jacks. In her free time, she likes to be outdoors with her dog and spending time with her family.

Hanford Insurance Agency (Port Byron)

  • Patty Roegiers

    Personal Insurance
    Office: 309-848-9172
    Fax: 309-944-8450
    103 N. Main St.
    Port Byron IL 61275
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    Patty Roegiers was hired onto our team in December of 2016 and she specializes in Personal Lines insurance. She resides in Coal Valley, IL and is married to her husband Mike, and has two sons Ethan and Elliot. When she is not hard at work she enjoys cooking, gardening, canning, running and spending time with her family and helping on the farm. 

Hanford-Schuneman Agency (Erie)

  • Mike Winckler

    Agricultural & Personal Insurance
    Office: 309-659-7877
    Mobile: 309-738-3215
    Fax: 309-659-2378
    734 Main St
    Erie IL 61250
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    Mike started his insurance career in 1995 and specializes in farm and crop insurance.  Mike has a Federal Crop certification and has lived and worked around farms for much of his life.  As a result he can effectively and efficiently provide farm insurance solutions.

    Mike is a member of the Fenton United Methodist Church and the Erie Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).  He is a trustee in both the Erie Fire Protection District and Erie Township.  Mike participates in competitive plow competitions and spends time with his family when he’s not working.  He has three children and five grandchildren. 

  • Korrin Daubman

    Personal and Commercial Insurance
    Office: 309-659-7877
    Fax: 309-659-2378
    734 Main St
    Erie IL 61250
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    Korrin began her insurance career in 1997 and currently works in personal lines.  She can help you with any of your personal insurance and asset-management needs. 

    Korrin is married and has two children, both of whom are in local schools. Korrin loves sports and socializing spending time with her family and friends.

  • Carey Feller

    Personal & Agricultural Insurance
    Office: 309-659-7877
    Fax: 309-659-2378
    734 Main St
    Erie IL 61250
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    Carey began her insurance career in 1990 and is currently a producer of personal and commercial lines.  She has special experience with flood insurance and can help you with any policy that requires flood coverage.  Carey also stays active in the community by volunteering for ‘Race for the Cure’ and is a devoted dirt track racer. 

    Carey has two boys, and loves spending time with her family.  

  • Melissa Schipper

    Personal Insurance
    Office: 309-659-7877
    Fax: 309-659-2378
    734 Main St
    Erie IL 61250
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    Melissa started her insurance career in 1996 and joined The Hanford Agency in 2015. She specializes in personal insurance and can help you with any auto or home need.  She’s an auxiliary in the local fire department and has significant knowledge about home safety that serves her well as a producer. 

    Melissa is married and has two boys with whom she loves to spend time when she’s not working.  She also loves to garden and camp and takes in the outdoors whenever possible.

  • Ron Huisman

    Life & Commercial
    Office: 309-659-7877
    Fax: 309-659-2378
    734 Main St
    Erie IL 61250
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    Ron joined the Hanford-Schuneman Agency in 2015 as a producer and he currently works with life insurance.

    Ron is married to Lisa and they have 3 children, Hannah, Aubrey, and Cade. He enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Hanford-Schuneman Agency (Prophetstown)

  • Bart Dirks

    Agriculture, Bonds, Personal, Commercial & Life Insurance
    Office: 815-537-2301
    Mobile: 815-499-6254
    Fax: 815-537-5483
    312 Washington St
    Prophetstown IL 61277
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    Bart joined The Hanford Agency in 2014 as a producer and currently works in personal and commercial lines.  He specializes in farm and crop lines, including multi-peril and hail, and is ‘Federal Crop’ certified.  Bart can help you with any commercial farm and/or crop need.  He is involved with the Whiteside County Farm Bureau Young Leaders, is from Prophetstown, and raises purebred cattle himself, so he knows local markets and the dynamics of different farming operations. 

    Bart is married to Meagan Dirks – one of our agents – and has a daughter with whom he loves to spend time with.  

     

  • Meagan Dirks

    Accounting, Agriculture, Bonds,
    Personal, Life & Health Insurance
    Office: 815-537-2301
    Mobile: 815-590-3678
    Fax: 815-537-5483
    312 Washington St
    Prophetstown IL 61277
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    Meagan Dirks started her insurance career in 2007 as an agent and currently works in personal lines – home, auto, life, and health, specifically.  She can help you with any personal insurance need and is well-versed in local markets and the needs of residents.  Meagan is AHIP certified for health insurance and also has a flood insurance certificate.

    Meagan lives on a farm and raises and shows purebred cattle with her husband.  Her acquaintance with farming gives Meagan special insights into insurance, and these insights serve her well as an agent.  Meagan grew up in the Prophetstown area and now resides in Morrison so she is truly a local agent.  She is married to Bart Dirks and has a daughter that she adores. 

     

  • Missy DeWitte

    Personal Lines and Bonds
    Office: (309) 236-0687
    Fax: 815-537-5483
    312 Washington St
    Prophetstown IL 61277
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    Missy joined the team August 2016. She is Married to Ronnie DeWitte and she has two children, Brandon & Brady. She resides in Lyndon, Il and she loves reading, walking, crafts projects, 4-wheeling and spending time with her family. 

  • Joe Mickley

    Principal
    Office: 815-537-2301
    Mobile: 309-502-9913
    Fax: 815-537-5483
    312 Washington St
    Prophetstown IL 61277
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    Joe began his insurance career in 1984 and works in all personal and commercial lines.  He has CPCU and AFIS certifications and can help you with any insurance need.  Joe is a long-time leader in our agency and is a guide to both clients and staff. 

    Joe is involved with Grace Methodist Church and the Hospital Foundation Committee.  He loves spending time with his grandchildren and playing sports in his free time.  

    Associations or Involvement: 

    • Cambridge Rotary
    • Board Member - Rebuilding Together – Geneseo and Cambridge
    • Geneseo Youth Football Coach
    • Board Member – Geneseo Country Club
    • Henry County Independent Insurance Agents Association

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