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Our Staff

Rick ElliottRick Elliott

Owner & President

Louisburg Office

Rick started working in the agency in 1984, selling and servicing crop insurance accounts. He moved into the property and casualty business in 1987. Rick later moved to management and became the president of the agency in 1997.

Rick is married to Kathy and they have two grown children, Lindsey and Brock. Rick and Kathy live on a small ranch between Louisburg and Paola.

Rick loves to work outside doing landscaping, building something in his shop, or working on their small cattle ranch. He loves to exercise and tries to stay in shape. He also enjoys playing a little golf, although he admits he is not very good at it.

Rick has been active in both the Louisburg and Paola communities where he served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, the president of the Paola Rotary Club, and the president of the Louisburg Area Recreation Association, for which he coached baseball and softball while his kids were playing.

He has also been involved with the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents for many years. He was the president of the Young Agents Council in 1997 and is serving as President of the organization in 2008-2009.

Rick has continued to grow EIG on his father's principles of customer service — to exceed the customers' expectations and to work hard for your customers.

Email Rick or call 913-837-5125 x302.

Del Rae McCulloughDel Rae McCullough

Vice President/Director of Agency Operations

Louisburg Office

Del Rae began her insurance career in 1980 and joined Elliott Insurance Group in 1994. She is a Certified Insurance Counselor. Along with facilitating the sales team with commercial business, she has focused on insuring Churches across the Kansas City Metro. She has become a territory representative for Brotherhood Mutual Insurance.

Del Rae is married to Chris, who designs and sells Sunrooms, and they have two daughters, both grown and married. Del Rae, and Chris live in Southern Johnson County. They enjoy traveling, especially cruises, and try to go once a year. They are very active in their church.

Email Del Rae or call 913-837-5125 x304.

Natalie WattsNatalie Watts

Commercial & Personal Lines Customer Service Representative

Louisburg Office

Natalie joined EIG in April of 1997. She is currently a Customer Service Representative for Personal, Farm and Commercial clients. Natalie obtained her CISR designation in 2004, AFIS designation in 2006 and is currently working toward her CIC designation.

Natalie and her husband John live outside of Paola. They have a daughter, son-in-law and grandson whom they love to spend time with. Natalie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading and crafts.

Email Natalie or call 913-837-5125 x308.

Sharon ProtheSharon Prothe

Systems Manager

Louisburg Office

Sharon started her career with Elliott Insurance in the Paola office in 1986. Sharon’s career with Elliott Insurance began in 1986. After several years as a customer service representative, she became part of the internal operations workforce. She is currently working in the Agency Services and Operations department as the systems manager.

Sharon is married to Jim who is a construction engineer for KCP&L. They live on a farm outside of Paola. Jim and Sharon enjoy spending time with their family and especially their three grandchildren. They also enjoy KSU sports, great friends, and their involvement in their church.

Email Sharon or call 913-294-2110.

Melvin KueserMelvin Kueser

Chief Financial Officer

Louisburg Office

Melvin was born and raised in Louisburg, Kansas, and has been a life-long resident of Miami County. He and his wife Lutisha (Tish) were married in 1986, and have adult twin sons, Caleb and Colton, who are both K-State graduates.

Melvin began his insurance career in 1983 at the corporate office of Farmers Insurance, and came to the Louisburg branch of Elliott Insurance in 1986 as bookkeeper. He has held many positions within the agency including Commercial Lines CSR, Head of Technology, Office Manager, Bond Specialist, and currently serves as our Chief Financial Officer. He has seen many changes over his years with EIG, and was instrumental in implementing the conversion of our customer and accounting files from manual to automated records.

Melvin loves spending time with his family and friends, has a passion for travel, loves K-State sports, and enjoys reading in his spare time.

Email Melvin or call 913-837-5125 x314.

Megan LongMegan Long

Bond Specialist, Life and Health Agent

Louisburg Office

Megan joined Elliott Insurance Group in October of 2000 as the front office receptionist. She quickly moved into the Personal Lines Representative position. In 2002, the Agency Services & Operations branch was formed and Megan joined the team as the personal lines processor. In January 2011, Megan obtained her Life and Health Licenses. In addition to doing the personal lines processing, Megan is our Life Agent as well as our Bond Specialist.

Megan and her husband, Sam, currently live in Louisburg with their son, Briar. Megan enjoys spending time with her family, landscape photography, and reading.

Email Megan or call 913-837-5125 x316.

Kim BurkKim Burk

Commercial Processing Center Specialist

Louisburg Office

Kim joined Elliott Insurance Group in September of 2003 as receptionist for the Louisburg Office. She obtained her Property/Casualty insurance license later that year and earned her CISR designation in 2005. She currently handles processing for all commercial business for the agency as well as training for all employees.

Kim was born and raised in Hutchinson, Kansas. She graduated from Hutchinson Community College in 2002 with an Associates degree in Accounting.

In 2003, she moved to Louisburg where she currently lives with her husband Jason and their two daughters. Kim's hobbies include reading, sewing, and spending time with her family.

Email Kim or call 913-837-5125 x306.

Katie UffordKatie Ufford

Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative

Louisburg Office

Katie began her insurance career with Elliott Insurance in 2015. She obtained her Property/Casualty insurance license that year and is currently working towards a CISR designation. Katie was born and raised in Paola, KS where she currently lives with her husband and son. She graduated from Emporia State University in 2011. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading.

Email Katie or call (913) 837-5125 x307

April YorkApril York

Personal Lines Customer Service Representative

Louisburg Office

April recently joined our staff in October 2016.  Further details to follow.

Email April or call (913) 837-5125 x305.


Teresa ZellerTeresa Zeller

Employee Benefits

Louisburg Office

Teresa joined EIG in 2017. Her career in Employee Benefits began 25+ years earlier in Kansas City. She has worked in the administration side of the broker community for most of her career. Over the years, she says, she has come to realize anyone can sell a product, but it takes a trusted advisor who is responsible, has experience and creativity, to do right for the client.

Email Teresa or call (913) 208-3324.


Katie HarrisKatie Harris


Louisburg Office

Details coming soon.

Email Katie or call (913) 837-5125 x301.


Jay HastertJay Hastert


Paola Office

Jay joined Elliott Insurance Group in October 2007 as a producer for personal and commercial lines. Prior to joining EIG, Jay was a school business manager for 20 years and chief financial officer for Crabtree Harmon Transportation for 4 years. He is a graduate of Emporia State University with a major in Business Administration. Jay is married to Amy, who is an elementary school principal. Amy and Jay have three children. The family enjoys traveling, snow skiing and outdoor activities. Jay's interests include hunting, fishing, golfing, and being outdoors.

Email Jay or call 913-294-2110.

Katie HermreckKatie Hermreck


Paola Office

Katie joined Elliott Insurance Group in June of 2016 as receptionist for the Paola Office. She is currently licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health insurance. Katie was born and raised in Paola, Kansas. She graduated from the University of Saint Mary with a BS in Child Development. She is married to Russ who is an elementary school teacher and wrestling coach. Russ and Katie have 3 children.

Email Katie or call (913) 294-2110.

Charlie BrenzikoferCharlie Brenzikofer


Paola Office

Charlie joined EIG in 2004 where he specializes in Commercial and Farm & Ranch business. He graduated from Wichita State University in 1977 and began his insurance career in 1981. He received his CIC designation in 1990 and takes continuing education classes each year to retain that designation.

Email Charlie or call 913-294-2110.


Chance HagerChance Hager


Paola Office

Chance recently joined our staff in September 2016. Further details to follow.

Email Chance or call 913-294-2110.



Nancy MorrisNancy Morris

Personal Lines Agent

Paola Office

Nancy began her insurance career in 1974 working in her father's insurance agency, Herb Achey Insurance, which became Morris & Associates Insurance. She joined Elliott Insurance Group in September of 2006 and obtained her CISR designation in 2010. She is a Customer Service Representative for personal lines.

Email Nancy or call 913-294-2110.

Bev SmithBev Smith

Commercial and Personal Processing

Paola Office

Bev Bev joined Elliott Insurance in September of 2006. She does commercial and farm processing. Bev is a graduate of Kansas State University, where she majored in General Business. She received her CISR designation in 2010.

Email Bev or call 913-294-2110.


Crista MillerCrista Miller

Farm & Ag Specialist, Ag Center

Paola Office

Crista began her insurance career with Elliott Insurance in 2007. In 2009 she obtained her CISR designation, and served as a Personal Lines Representative in the Louisburg branch until 2012. After leaving the agency for a short time, in May, 2013 she started back in the Paola EIG branch as the Agriculture Insurance Specialist for the agency. She currently enjoys working with farm and crop accounts and is working towards her AFIS designation.

Crista was born and raised in Miami County, and currently lives in Wellsville with her daughter, Carsyn and son, Gage. She is attending classes towards her Business and Development degree from Ft. Hays State University and is active with children’s sporting events along with cheering for the Royals and Chiefs. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

Email Crista or call 913-294-2666 x201

Becky HagerBecky Hager

Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative

Paola Office

Becky Becky joined EIG in September of 2012 and is the commercial lines CSR in the Paola office. She began her insurance career with Farm Bureau Financial Services where she became licensed in P & C and Life & Health. She is currently working on her CISR designation.

Becky graduated from Kansas State University in 2011 with a degree in Agriculture Business. Becky is originally from White City, KS but moved to eastern Kansas with her husband in 2012. Becky and her husband have one daughter and live outside of Paola. Becky enjoys going to rodeos with her family where she competes in Barrel Racing and Break-away Roping.

Email Becky or call 913-294-2666 x204.

Mallory PetersonMallory Peterson

Farm & Ag Processing

Paola Office

Mallory joined Elliott Insurance in September of 2011. She began her insurance career in 2007 with Allstate Insurance, where she obtained her insurance license. She is currently a Customer Service Representative for Personal Lines clients. Mallory obtained her CISR designation in 2013, and is working towards her CISR Elite designation.

Mallory was born and raised in Louisburg. She enjoys spending with her family and working on the family farm.

Email Mallory or call 913-294-2666 x208.

Ronda KanickiRonda Kanicki, AIS, CISR, CPIW, CRIS  

Office Manager and Commercial Lines Account Manager

Topeka Office

Ronda joined Elliott Insurance Group in 2011. She has over 30 years of Commercial Lines insurance experience. Prior to joining the agency, she held various positions on the agency and company side. In addition to handling the office manager position, she also services a book of Commercial Lines business.

Email Ronda or call 785-267-4840.

Darin JohnsonDarin Johnson


Topeka Office

Darin is a native Topekan and has lived/worked in Topeka all of his life. He graduated from Topeka West in 1985 and from Washburn University in 1991 with a BA in Communication Studies. He started his insurance career with Federated Insurance in 1998 and won the company’s “Presidents Council” award eight straight years. He has been an independent agent since 2007 and was a founding owner of ServiceFirst Agents, Inc. in Topeka in 2009 which later merged with Elliott Insurance Group in 2011.

Darin is married to Debbie, who works for the Seaman School District as a paraprofessional. They have one son, Darby. In his free time, Darin enjoys watching college basketball, NFL games, and taking the occasional trip to one of the local casinos.

Email Darin or call 785-267-4840.

Jim StewartJim Stewart


Topeka Office

Jim began his insurance career in 2000 and partnered with Elliott Insurance Group in 2011. His primary focus is commercial and personal insurance. Jim and his wife Kimberly have three daughters and two dogs. They enjoy family functions, sports, and being active.

Email Jim or call 785-267-4840.


Ed PeckEd Peck


Topeka Office

Ed Peck a native of Topeka, began his insurance career in 1963 as an inspector for the Topeka Inspection Bureau. After a 22 year involvement with another Topeka Independent Insurance Agency, he joined forces with Bill Anderson in 1990 to form the Anderson Peck Agency.

Ed is actively involved, if only on a part-time basis, in the operation of his farm. He has also developed a special dividend insurance program for Kansas Rural Water Districts. He currently serves as Treasurer of Tecumseh Township, and is a member of the Topeka-Tecumseh Fire District Board as well as being active in his Church and Community.

Email Ed or call 785-267-4840.

Lanette CutrightLanette Cutright

Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative

Topeka Office

Lanette joined Elliott Insurance Group in January 2012. She has over 19 years of commercial lines insurance experience, several of those years’ dedicated solely to commercial lines claims. Lanette’s responsibilities include the review of insurance applications, processing and recording new insurance policies and assisting with quoting and billing commercial line accounts. She has been a licensed agent since 1995 and obtained her CISR designation in 1998. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family.

Email Lanette or call 785-267-4840.

Maria DressmanMaria Dressman, CIC

Commercial/Personal Lines CSR

Topeka Office

Maria, a native of Topeka, began her insurance career in 1999 after graduating from KAW Area Technical School with an Information Specialist degree and then obtaining her Associates Degree in Business in 2002 from Washburn University. She currently holds both Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance licenses.

In 2008, she married her husband Michael and moved to Centralia, KS where she continued her insurance career in Seneca, KS. In 2011, they had their first child, a daughter Elizabeth. She joined Elliott Insurance Group in 2014 when they moved back closer to her family.

Maria obtained her CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation in 2008, and in 2010 was named the Outstanding Customer Service Representative of the Year for Kansas.

In their spare time, they enjoy spending time with the family and out on the farm as well as helping out at the church and in the community.

Email Maria or call 785-267-4840.

Krista RowleyKrista Rowley

Personal Lines Customer Service Representative

Topeka Office

Krista joined Elliott Insurance Group in August of 2016. She is currently licensed in Property/Casualty insurance and is servicing Personal Lines customers.

Krista lives in the Topeka area with her husband, Aaron and their 2 small children. She spends her free time with her family on their farm, enjoying the outdoors and their animals.

Email Krista or call 785-267-4840.

Jo Erin StutevilleJo Erin Stuteville

Branch Manager and Crop Specialist

Spring Hill Office

After graduating from Pittsburg State University in 2001 Jo Erin began her insurance career as a crop insurance underwriter for Great American Insurance Group. In 2004 she began working for Elliott Insurance Group in their Paola location servicing crop insurance customers. Soon after coming to the agency she also started servicing personal lines, farm and commercial clients. In 2013 EIG opened an office in Spring Hill, KS and she relocated there.

For many years Jo Erin served on the Young Agents Committee for the Kansas Association of Insurance. In 2014 she rejoined the Board of Directors as the Zone I Director. Jo Erin and her husband Adam live in Bucyrus, KS with their daughter.

Email Jo Erin or call 913-592-5552.

Brock ElliottBrock Elliott


Spring Hill/Louisburg Office

Brock joined EIG in January of 2013. He is currently a producer in the Spring Hill office.

Brock was born and raised in Louisburg. Brock enjoys sports, specifically football and golf.

Email Brock or call 913-592-5552.

Alicia HauptAlicia Haupt

Customer Service Representative

Spring Hill Office

Alicia grew up in LaCygne where she and her husband, Jason, now live with their three children. The family loves spending summers boating and water skiing at Table Rock Lake. Alicia enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and reading.

Email Alicia or call 913-592-5552.

“I have been working with Elliott Insurance for about 15 years because I can trust them to provide me with the most competitive pricing and best service possible for all of my insurance needs.  I don’t feel the need to go out and search for cheaper pricing just to save a buck because I know that the staff at Elliott is looking out for me.  Furthermore, when I have had claims they have taken very good care of me, responding quickly and helping me through the process.  I highly recommend Elliott Insurance for both competitive pricing and outstanding service.  I trust them to protect my family”.

Jim L.

The customer service at Elliott Insurance is far and above any other agent I have had for my insurance needs. They are always available to answer questions in a language that I can understand, not insurance talk. I have had many changes in cars, homes, motorcycle, etc. over the years and they have always stepped up to give me the right coverage at the best price.

Kerry E

My agent is always responsive, helpful, and friendly. Three things I require out of an insurance company.

Shawn R.

Serving Areas:

  • Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Louisburg, KS
  • Paola, KS
  • Overland Park, KS
  • Shawnee, KS
  • Lenexa, KS
  • Topeka, KS