Chad has been a licensed agent for over 30 years. He is licensed in all the areas of insurance and is the President of the Agency. Working closely with Deb Schilz, the Agency Manager, Western Insurors has grown to become one of the largest agencies in the State of Nebraska, with a competent team of insurance professionals that serve customers in a variety of business, agricultural and personal insurance coverages, helping them plan for future success.
Chad spends time with his four children, is a private pilot and enjoys traveling to customer locations to listen and develop customized solutions to make them more successful.
Todd has been a licensed agent for over 35 years. He is licensed in all the areas of insurance for the agency. As part of a family business that is celebrating 100 years of service, he especially appreciates the relationships with our customers that span multiple generations, and helping them plan for future success.
Todd enjoys being a Grandad, spending time with his family, walking and reading.
Deb started her career with Western Insurors in 1992 and is the manager for all of the Western Insurors locations. She is licensed in all the areas of insurance for the agency. Deb served as the President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska in 2006-2007 and continues to serve the association on various committees.
Her free time is spent involved in her family's activities, spending time at Lake McConaughy, and serving on several community boards.
Zak started with our agency in March of 2015. He brings a vast insurance background to our team with both agent and sales management experience. Zak oversees our sales producers at all of our agency locations. He sits on the Board of the Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska and is an active member with the Ogallala Optimist Club.
Zak enjoys spending time with his young family. He is a huge sports fanatic and especially loves golf and basketball.
Laci started her career in insurance with the agency in 2004 and has worked in many areas of the agency. She is our Operations Manager overseeing the service staff and day to day operations for all 5 of our locations. Laci is a licensed property and casualty agent and especially loves to help in the farm and business departments when needed.
Laci is currently serving as President of Keith County Area Development. In her free time Laci enjoys watching her kid’s many activities. She loves to spend her weekends helping on the family farm and spending time in the sun at the lake with family and friends.
Mary began her insurance career in 1976 working for the Travelers Insurance Company in California. During her time working in the insurance industry she has worked on the agency side and company side of the business. Mary brings with her knowledge and expertise in the commercial and personal lines area. Her goal as a producer is to provide the best products and coverage’s to her clients.
Mary enjoys spending time with her 12 grandchildren and traveling.
Brenda started her insurance career in 1996. She has devoted most of those years in the Life and Health insurance profession. Brenda diligently reads and stays current with ongoing developments in her area specialty. She divides her time between the Ogallala and North Platte offices.
Outside of the office, she enjoys watching school activities, church activities, gardening, spending time at the lake, and is actively involved with her husband on their farm south of Paxton, NE.
Jon grew up in Sutherland and later graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He began his insurance career in 2011 as a multi-line adjuster handling claims across the Midwest. He began working with Adams Insurance Advisors in 2011 specializing in home, auto, commercial, and farm insurance.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time in the outdoors and traveling the world with his wife.
K.C. started with Western Insurors in 1999 and is licensed in all areas of insurance. He is a native western Nebraskan and has been in agriculture all of his life. He specializes in our crop insurance and farm programs. He also has experience in commercial and personal lines insurance products.
He is an avid outdoorsman and can’t wait to teach his five Grandkids to hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors.
Janie started in the insurance business in 1984. She owned her own insurance agency for 13 years in Denver, CO before relocating back to her family and friends here in Nebraska in 2003. She joined our team in 2004. Janie transferred to the Sutherland team in the fall of 2014 helping clients in the areas of business, farm, life, and senior health products. Janie enjoys the interaction with her clients and the challenge of the ever changing world of insurance.
Janie takes in the outdoors whenever possible. She enjoys antiquing, reading and spending time with her friends & family.
Rex joined Western Insurors in 2011. He has over 30 years of sales experience and has always made service to his customers a top priority. Rex's main focus is Agricultural, Residential, and Business insurance products.
Rex loves to hunt, fish, and golf, but especially enjoys spoiling his grandchildren and spending time with family and friends.
Jeff was born and raised in Kimball, Nebraska. He graduated with BA in Finance from Chadron State College. In 2000, Jeff accepted employment from our sister company, Adams Bank & Trust. Shortly thereafter, he became licensed in Crop insurance. Jeff transitioned into the insurance full time in 2007 becoming licensed in all lines of insurance.
Jeff is involved in many civic activities including the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce, Perkins County Community Foundation, Hastings Memorial Library Board of Trustees, and the Grant Housing Board along with several other area projects. Jeff enjoys being with his family and the outdoors. He likes to hunt, fish and camp in his spare time.
Zach grew up in Ogallala and went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He worked in the Real Estate industry from 2016 to 2019 before beginning his career in Insurance with Adams Insurance Advisors in 2019. Zach specializes in home, auto, and umbrella coverage for his clients.
When he isn’t working, Zach enjoys spending time with his friends, preferably at a sporting event or on the golf course.
Denise has been a part of the Adams Insurance Advisors team since 2007. Denise has nearly twenty years of experience in the insurance industry. She has worked in several of our locations, as well as many departments with her multiple licenses. Denise is currently assisting with the processing in our crop department.
Denise and her husband Randy have two children, a daughter, KayLynn who has her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and a son, Jacob who is a student at Sutherland High School. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends camping and participating in outdoor activities.
Eileen began her insurance career with Western Insurors in 1994. She is one of our Marketers in the agency and enjoys working with our commercial and farm teams. She works closely with our producers and account managers to help our clients manage their commercial and small business accounts. Eileen also works diligently with agricultural accounts including farm and ranch risks. Her favorite part of working with her team and clients is the relationships she develops with them.
Eileen loves spending time with her family, especially her grandkids and spending time with friends. She enjoys most types of fitness activities especially teaching indoor spin classes, riding outdoors on her bike and running.
Diana started her career with Western Insurors in 1999 and brings many years of insurance to our team. She is our Personal Lines Specialist and can assist you with your home, auto, and recreational vehicle insurance. Diana’s outgoing personality and “can do” attitude make her a joy to work with.
She enjoys being a Grandma, spending time with her family, walking and reading.
Steph joined us in March of 2015. Prior to becoming our farm account manager, Steph was an insurance adjuster for seven years, bringing with her knowledge and perspective from that side of the industry. Steph also sits on our marketing committee and runs our social media sites.
Steph is married with three children. She loves to be outdoors, HOT summers, traveling and spending time with family.
Abby joined Western Insurors in September of 2016. She graduated from the University of Nebraska - Kearney with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Abby has also worked as a Real Estate Agent. She currently assists our producers and clients in our commercial department.
In her spare time, Abby enjoys spending time at the beach of Lake McConaughy, traveling, fitness and playing fetch with her dog, Maci.
Kim started her career with Western Insurors in March 2016. She brings 30 years of experience in the healthcare field and a passion for customer care. She is an account manager and can assist you with your life, health, home and auto insurance needs.
Kim volunteers her time with the Teammates mentoring program. Outside the office Kim enjoys spending time with her family, going to the lake, traveling and reading.
Western Insurors has been fortunate to have Carla in the accounting department since 1999. Her financial background makes Carla a valuable asset to our team. She enjoys being a part of the community and is currently an active member of the "Drovers" organization of the Ambassadors Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of Commerce.
Carla enjoys spending her spare time with grandchildren, family, camping & boating at Lake McConaughy and reading.
Sara started with our agency in October 2018. She comes from Lincoln, NE where she managed commercial accounts for a small agency for 8 years. Sara has been in the insurance industry for 19 years with experience in personal and commercial lines as well as life insurance experience. Currently, she works with producers and clients marketing their commercial & small business accounts.
Sara enjoys being a mom to her many boys, attending their activities, spending time with friends and family and enjoying time spent outdoors.
Tammy began her insurance career in 2006. She is an outstanding agent and brings strong support to our team. Tammy excels in customer service. Organization and multitasking come second nature to her.
Tammy loves spending time with her family. Being outdoors, going for walks, and bike rides are some of her favorite family activities. She also enjoys watching her children in all their activities such as soccer, basketball, football and band
Lita has worked for various agencies since 1982 and for Western Insurors since 1999 in our Bayard and Scottsbluff locations. She has a vast amount of experience in helping our customers with their insurance policies.
Lita is an avid reader and big fan of Husker volleyball and international volleyball. She also loves gardening and traveling with her mom or twin sister.
Bilva has been in the insurance business since 1994. She started her career with Thomas Agency in Sutherland and decided to become a part of our team when the agencies merged in 2005. She enjoys assisting clients with insurance questions & placing coverage. Bilva is educated in both personal lines & business insurance.
In her spare time Bilva likes to read and spend time with family & friends.
Lisa started with Western Insurors in March of 2016. We enjoy having her as part of our team. With her years of experience in customer service she is sure to send you in the right direction for all of your insurance needs.
Lisa enjoys attending her children’s various activities, and spending time with family and friends.
Sandy joined the Western Insurors team in April of 2017. She enjoys providing assistance to account managers in meeting client’s insurance needs. Sandy likes traveling to visit family and friends, dapples in gardening and becoming a do-it-yourself (DIY) home renovator.