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Contact Information:
221 North Spruce Street, Ogallala, NE 69153  •  800.508.6034  •  308.284.6034

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Deb Schilz, CIC, CISR

Agency Manager  • 
Western Insuror's Team
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 Morken

Sales Manager  • 
Western Insuror's Team
Zak started with Western Insurors 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 Western Nebraska agency locations. He is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska and looks forward to getting involved in the Ogallala community.
Zak enjoys spending time with his young family. He is a huge sports fanatic and especially loves golf and basketball.

Laci Mueller, CISR, CIC

Operations Manager  • 
Western Insuror's Team

Laci started her career in insurance with Western Insurors in 2004. She has worked in many areas of the agency and is a licensed agent focusing on farm and business insurance. In the fall of 2015,  Laci accepted the position of Operations Manager for the agency. She is currently overseeing the service staff and day to day operations for our Ogallala and Scottsbluff locations. Laci obtained her CIC designation in 2017.

In her free time Laci enjoys watching her kids’ many activities. She loves to spend her weekends helping with the family farm and spending time in the sun at the lake.

K.C. McGreer

Agent  • 
Western Insuror's Team

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 four grandsons to hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors.

Rex Santero

Agent  • 
Western Insuror's Team
Rex joined Western Insurors in 2011. We are excited to have him as a part of our team. He has over 30 years of sales experience and has always made the service to his customers 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.

Brenda Hahn, CISR

Agent  • 
Western Insuror's Team

Brenda started her insurance career in 1995. She has devoted many of those years in the Life & Health insurance profession. Brenda diligently reads and stays current with the on-going developments in Health Care.  She splits her time between the Ogallala and North Platte offices. 

Brenda’s oldest daughter attends the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and her younger daughter attends Paxton High School. She enjoys watching any school activities, gardening, spending time at the lake and is actively involved with her husband on the farm south of Paxton, NE.

Denise Lantis, CISR

Crop Insurance Account Manager  • 
Western Insuror's Team

 Denise has been a part of the Western Insurors team since 2007. For over a decade, she has been assisting people with their insurance needs. Denise thoroughly enjoys educating her clients by protecting all of their assets and helping them understand all aspects of their insurance policies.

Denise's personal life revolves around her family.  She and her husband Randy are proud parents of a daughter who attends Bryan LGH and a son who attends Sutherland High School.   Denise is involved in several school and community activities in the Sutherland areas.  In her spare time, She enjoys spending time with her family at the lake and taking trips to new places.


Eileen Shannahan, CIC, CISR

Farm/Commercial Marketer, Lead Commercial Account Manager  • 
Western Insuror's Team

Eileen began her insurance career  with Western Insurors in 1994. She works closely with our clients managing their commercial & small business accounts. Eileen also works diligently with agricultural accounts including farm & ranch risks.  Her favorite part of working with her clients is the relationships she develops with them.

Eileen loves spending time with her family & friends . She enjoys  most types of fitness activities especially indoor spin, outdoor cycling & running.

Shalee Krajewski, AAI, CIC

Commercial Lines Marketer  • 
Western Insuror's Team
Shalee joined Western Insurors in June of 2014 assisting our business clients in all aspects of their insurance needs. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an Accounting minor from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Her background includes four years of experience as a Business Lines Specialist at the largest insurance agency in Nebraska. She is a licensed property/casualty and life/health agent in the state of Nebraska and has earned her Accredited Advisor in Insurance designation. Shalee recently completed her Certified Insurance Counselor designation.

Shalee enjoys being a mom, spending time with her friends and family, fitness, and time spent outdoors especially at Lake McConaughy.

Diana Santero, CISR, CPIA

Personal Lines Account Manager  • 
Western Insuror's Team

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.

Stephanie Svoboda

Farm Account Manager  • 
Western Insuror's Team
Stephanie joined our Ogallala  team in March of 2015.  Her husband and two kids relocated back to the area to farm with family.  Stephanie was an insurance adjuster for 7 years. Knowledge and perspective from that  side of the industry will be a great benefit to our personal lines team. Her outgoing personality brings a fun energy to our group.   

Stephanie loves to be outdoors, HOT summers, traveling and hosting parties for friends and family.

Abby Patterson

Commercial Lines Account Manager  • 
Western Insuror's Team

Abby joined Western Insurors in September of 2016.  She is assisting the commercial lines team with policy renewals and changes.  Abby graduated from the University of Nebraska - Kearney with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing.  Abby has also worked as a Real Estate Agent.

In her spare time, Abby enjoys spending time at the beach of Lake McConaughy, traveling, fitness and playing fetch with her dog, Maci. 


Lindsay Holscher

Crop Lines Account Manager  • 
Western Insuror's Team
Lindsay joined Western Insurors in April 2015. She assists the Crop Insurance Department in policy processing. Lindsay graduated from University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 2010. She moved back to Ogallala with her husband in 2011.

Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband being outdoors. She loves Husker Football.

Kim Hongsermeier

Lead Personal Lines Account Manager  • 
Western Insuror's Team

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.

Carla Flansburg

Staff Accountant  • 
Western Insuror's Team

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.

Lisa Knaub

Receptionist  • 
Western Insuror's Team

Lisa Started with western Insurors in March of 2016. We are excited to have her as a 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.


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