Bryan joined the SBS Insurance team in July of 2003. He is a lifelong resident and farmer in Nemaha County. He grew up on a hog, cattle and crop farm north of Baileyville and is still actively engaged in the family farm.
Bryan has used his strong agricultural background to work with farmers to protect their operations and crops. As he learned the insurance business he branched out into commercial and personal lines insurance to go along with farm and crop insurance. Bryan past the rigorous Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) Exams in 2013.
After working as a producer and being part of the management team for SBS Insurance, Bryan took over the Presidents role for the organization in 2018. At this same time, Bryan accepted a seat on the Kansas Association of Independent Agents board of directors, which he still holds.
Bryan’s passion in life has always been working with people. He coached high school football for 10+ years and is still active in coaching summer baseball and softball. He is also active in the Knights of Columbus – in which he has organized 4 youth rallies for are young people. In his free time Bryan likes to spending time with his wife, 4 children, son – in - law, and grandchild. He also likes to hunt and fish.
Kim grew up on the family farm south of Corning and is a graduate of Centralia High School. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Management at Kansas State University. Kim started her career with SBS in 1998 and oversees all of the accounting, licensing, and computer management and also assists with marketing for all of our branches. Kim has 3 children, Caleb, Kendall, and Cole. Outside of the office Kim is actively involved as a 4-H leader, with church choir, and the STEP Foundation just to name a few. Kim’s free time is spent chasing her kids to their many activities, watching football, and hanging out with family and friends.
A question I am often asked is “Why do you like selling insurance?” I had a great learning opportunity growing up working on a dairy farm, helping my dad and uncles in the equipment business, and traveling the country building Ethanol Plants. Through these first hand experiences, I realized how each business has its own unique exposures and challenges. Helping a client identify these and show them how we can protect their assets at the time of loss is why I like selling insurance!
Loren graduated from William Jewell College with a B.A. degree in Marketing. He began his insurance career with Federated Insurance where he spent 8 years. Loren joined SBS Insurance in 2016 and specializes in Commercial Insurance for businesses and farms. Loren and his wife Leslie live in Seneca with their twin boys Tyson and Conner.
Bryce is from Centralia, KS. He grew up on a farm 3 miles south of Centralia. He is the son of Alan & Sheri Burdiek. He has two daughters (Maklyn & Brittin) and wife Kelsey. Bryce graduated from Centralia High School in 2007. He attended Kansas State University where he graduated with two degrees. (Business Finance & Agricultural Economics) Bryce has been in the insurance profession since 2010. Bryce’s hobbies include DJing, playing guitar, sports, hunting, and spending time with family.
Sara is a graduate of Centralia High School and Washburn University. She has been in the insurance industry since 2004 and serves the Seneca agency. She can help you with your Personal Lines needs including Home, Auto, and Recreational Vehicles. Sara and her husband, Troy, reside outside of Seneca with their twins, Eva and Ian. Troy and his brother are co-owners of Nordhus Woodworking Inc. where Sara also helps out with the bookkeeping. In her remaining free time, Sara can be found volunteering at church and local community activities or enjoying an great outdoor adventure with family and friends.
Jeff works out of our Seneca office where he can help you with your Commercial and Personal Lines of Insurance including home, auto and Life. Jeff was born and raised in Lake Jackson, TX before spending his teen years in Bellevue, NE where he graduated from Bellevue West High School. He went on to play soccer at Sterling College (KS) where he graduated with a Health and Physical Education degree in 2005. In 2012 Jeff joined “The Home Team” and moved to Seneca with his wife Lisa (“Runnebaum” who is a Seneca native). When not trying to keep up with his two boys Kolton and Gunner, he enjoys hanging out with friends, golfing and hunting whitetail deer and sheds with Rupp (Chocolate Lab).
Pat grew up in Bern, KS and is the son of Bill and Terry Sheik. He graduated from Bern High School and Kansas State University with a degree in Construction Science and Management with an associate degree in business. He spent eleven years in Manhattan and worked as a construction superintendent for Corvias Military Living on the Fort Riley base. Pat and his wife Tessa are excited to be back in the Bern area and look forward to getting involved in the surrounding community functions and organizations.
Serving the Hiawatha Agency, Andrea can help you with any line of business including: Home, Auto, Motorcycle, Boats, RV, Business & Farm insurance. Insurance is practically in Andrea's blood as her father owns an insurance agency in Manhattan and Andrea worked for him throughout high school and college. Andrea grew up back and forth between Manhattan KS & Philadelphia PA and married Stacy Groth of Hiawatha, which is where they reside today with their two kids. In her spare time, Andrea likes to spend time goofing around with her family, they enjoy many different activities including climbing rocks in their rock buggies, game nights, camping and multiple sports.
Rick has been in the insurance business since 1984 and has resided in Auburn, NE since 1988. Rick has worked on the company side of the insurance business before getting back to being an agent in 1992. He can help you with your personal, commercial, farm and crop insurance needs. Rick has been with SBS Insurance since 2017. Rick is active in the community, is a Chamber of Commerce member and is an avid supporter of Peru State College. He looks forward to helping you with your insurance needs.
Jeff grew up in Meriden, KS where he graduated from Jeff West High School in 1998. In 1999 his parents Sam and Sandy originally from the Wetmore area moved to Seneca where they currently live. Jeff went on to play basketball and football at Bethany college in Lindsborg, KS where he graduated with a business management degree in 2002. In 2008, Jeff married Kristi Burdiek of Centralia and they currently reside in Centralia and have 2 boys Casen age 4 and Carter 2 1/2 When he is not spending time with the boys and his wife, he enjoys Softball in the summer time and hunting in the winter. Serving the Onaga agency, Jeff can assist you with your personal, commercial or farm insurance.
Carrie Strahm was born and raised in Minnesota. She is the daughter of a 5th generation farmer and is married to Tom Strahm of Sabetha. Carrie and Tom have 3 kids that are all currently students at Kansas State University. Payton will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness in May of 2021, Elliott is majoring in Feed Science & Business and is on the K-State football team. Vivian is majoring in nursing and also works at the Apostolic Christian Nursing Home in Sabetha. Carrie enjoys spending time with her family, especially Saturdays at K-State football games. Some of her hobbies are kayaking, hiking, exercising and baking. The family has three horses that Tom and the kids enjoy riding…Carrie prefers riding the Ranger! Tom’s brother Terry also lives with Tom and Carrie. Terry works at J-Six Farms and will be celebrating 25 years of employment there in May of 2021.
Carrie is proud to say she has lived in Northeast Kansas longer than Minnesota, and is thankful to have raised her family in Sabetha. Carrie has been an insurance agent at SBS for 9 years, and has obtained her CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designation. She is happy to serve the personal insurance needs of all of Northeast Kansas.
Brenda started her insurance career in 1984 and joined SBS Insurance Agency-Seneca Branch in 2001. She is licensed in the insurance lines of Farm, Crop, Home and Auto Insurance. At the Seneca Branch, she mostly services Farm and Crop policyholders. Brenda has been a life-long resident of Nemaha Cnty all but a few years while attending and graduating from Manhattan Vo-Tech in Business-Computer Operations. Outside of work you can find Brenda spoiling her 6 grandchildren, walking daily, reading, volunteering in community and church projects.
Josh has been with SBS Insurance since 2017. He currently services client’s life insurance and financial service needs as well as home and auto insurance.
Josh grew up in Bartlett, TN and graduated from Bartlett High School in 1993. He enlisted in and served 3 years in the United States Army. Josh graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. He has been in the financial service industry since 2003. Josh resides in Corning with his wife of 25 years, Nicole, and their 4 children.
Kathy works in our Auburn office as a CSR for the personal lines team. She graduated from Auburn High School and Southeast Community College in Lincoln. After college Kathy and her husband, Chad, moved back to Auburn to raise their family. Chad is a power plant operator at the Auburn Board of Public Works. They have two children, Jacob and Jessica. Outside of work, Kathy likes to spend time with family & friends, read, & exercise.
Jeff grew up in Sabetha and is the son of Alvin and Debby Thompson. He’s married to Laura Girton also from Sabetha and they have two daughters (Ava and Olivia.) A graduate of Sabetha High School and the University of Kansas, he’s spent the last 10 years traveling the country working in the agriculture industry.
The Thompsons moved back to Sabetha in 2021 after 15 plus years of living in the Kansas City area and are excited to be back in their home town raising their two daughters. Jeff stays busy keeping up with his young family but in his free time he also likes to camp, golf, fish, and work in the garden. He is looking forward to working at the SBS Sabetha location and connecting with the surrounding communities.
I was born and raised in Northeast Kansas and have continued to live in the area all of my life thus far. My employment with SBS Insurance Agency began in January 2017 and I have been located in the Hiawatha branch office since then. I enjoy my career as an insurance agent as it allows me to interact with the people of the area and help them find appropriate ways to protect their interests. It is a welcome challenge to tailor each policy to meet each person’s needs.
In my personal life I enjoy spending time with my family, collecting books (maybe someday I will get them all read), and playing video games.
Kelly works in the Seneca office where she can help you with your Personal Lines of Insurance including Auto and Home. Kelly grew up in Bern and graduated from Bern High School. She then graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Kelly started working at SBS Insurance in 2008. Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering for the Kansas State University Wildcats, and watching movies.
Janet grew up south of Axtell and graduated from Axtell High School. She went on to Kansas State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Janet helps with accounting, crop insurance, and personal lines of insurance. She is married to Bryan, and they do have lives outside of insurance, which consists mainly of running after their four children.
Taylor joined the insurance world in March of 2023 starting out in Personal Lines. In October she moved to processing for the Commercial Lines Team and loves it! Working primarily out of the Sabetha office, she is also a dual employee and can help you with your insurance needs at the State Bank of Bern on Monday's.
Taylor grew up in the small town of DuBois, NE. She graduated from HTRS High School and received her Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Midland University. Taylor and her daughter, Lucy enjoy spending time together with friends and family and making DIY projects. In her spare time Taylor helps out at HTRS High School coaching cheerleading.