People 2020-10-20T18:38:50+00:00

At Dodge Partners Insurance, we foster a culture of excellence in which every employee is motivated to provide extensive problem-solving capabilities in all facets of insurance and employee benefits. Our team’s experience is truly impressive – bringing you over 500 years of combined industry expertise. We are dedicated to providing unmatched customer service and innovative solutions that set us apart from the competition.

Additionally, we strive to provide the best tools and resources to develop the best people in the industry. Our reputation as a trusted partner and reliable resource has been the foundation of our growth and success.

For a free consultation or no-obligation personal quote on any of our products and services, please contact one of our experienced and friendly professionals.


Marcus A. Haith
Marcus A. HaithAgency Principal
Marcus became president of the NP Dodge Insurance Agency in 2015. He has more than 20 years insurance industry experience. His background includes time as a business claims adjuster, large commercial account underwriter and Midwest sales operation manager for Nationwide Insurance. Marcus graduated from the University of Nebraska¬–Lincoln with a degree in finance.
Rob Schmitt
Rob SchmittAgency Principal
Rob has been in the insurance business for 13 years – helping small to medium-sized businesses in the Midwest protect their assets. He grew up on a farm 60 miles west of Omaha where he helped his family manage its farm machinery business. Rob’s ag experience shaped his values of hard work and building relationships with customers. Rob graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2001 with a degree in finance.
Carly Thomas
Carly ThomasAgency Principal
Carly began her insurance career while still attending college at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she graduated with a BSBA in business management. In 1999 she joined Peterson Bros and rose through the ranks to become president of the agency. Her drive, determination and wealth of experience have contributed to her ongoing success and unmatched expertise for every aspect of the industry.


Debra Stick, CIC, CPIA
Debra Stick, CIC, CPIAAccounting Specialist
An insurance professional since 1976, Debra has worked in many areas of the industry. She has held the position of supervisor at Dodge Partners since 2008 and has designations of Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Professional Insurance Agent.
Abby Zoellner
Abby ZoellnerOperations Manager
Abby has more than a decade of experience in the insurance industry. She is well-versed in multiple areas of the agency, including customer service, claims, accounting, marketing, policy processing and office automation. Abby plays an essential role in all phases of company operations. She is licensed in Property & Casualty and Life.


Scott M. Stevens, RHU, CDHC
Scott M. Stevens, RHU, CDHCAccount Executive

Scott, Registered Health Underwriter, founded S.M. Stevens & Associates, an employee benefits consulting firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, and in early 2003, merged with NP Dodge Insurance Agency. Scott works with a variety of companies – devising customized, cost-effective and comprehensive employee benefit plans.

Jared Ohl
Jared OhlAccount Executive

Jared joined Dodge Partners in 2016 and was the recipient of the 2018 Omaha Choice Awards Insurance Agent. He has over nine years insurance sales experience and has a passion for personal lines insurance. He enjoys building partnerships with clients and delivering the perfect coverage plan.

John Bush
John BushAccount Executive

John joined Dodge Partners in 1994 after spending many years as an independent insurance agent. He specializes in surety bonds along with commercial and personal lines insurance. In addition to his more than four decades of insurance experience, John is a recognized authority on steam-powered trains.

Kelly Brink
Kelly BrinkAccount Executive

Kelly earned his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State College in 2009, where he majored in exercise science. He has several years of personal lines insurance experience working with nationally known brands. Kelly’s sales and marketing background has sharpened his communication and people skills – leading to strong customer relationships. He joined Dodge Partners in November 2018.

Greg Stanek
Greg StanekAccount Executive

Greg has 12 years of experience in the insurance industry. He attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where he was a member of the baseball team. After graduating, he worked for DLR Group, HDR Inc. and Peterson Bros. before joining Dodge Partners.


Justin Nightengale
Justin NightengaleAccount Manager - Commercial Lines

Justin comes to us with 9 years of experience out of a large independent agency focused in construction and large property in Denver, CO. Justin’s experience spans multiple levels of the industry starting as Account Administrator and moving up to Commercial Lines Marketing Manager while also developing and managing the small business department. We were thrilled to welcome Justin and his insurance industry expertise as well as his savvy for agency-automation, to the Dodge Partners Insurance team in 2019.

Bea Houck
Bea HouckAccount Manager - Commercial Lines

An insurance professional since 1974, Bea has worked in many areas of the insurance industry. She has been on the commercial lines side since 1987, working directly with clients and carriers to help find solutions and answers to meet the client’s insurance needs.

Patty Vaske
Patty VaskeCommercial lines Insurance Specialist

Patty has been with Dodge Partners since 1988. She holds the designations of Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Professional Service Representative.

Mary Rosenberg
Mary RosenbergAccount Manager - Employee Benefits

Mary joined the Dodge Partners Insurance team early in 2020 as the Account Manager for the Employee Benefits Department. She brings us 12 years of experience working in the insurance industry. Mary has a lot of knowledge from having worked on both the carrier and broker side. Prior to joining Dodge Partners, Mary worked for Lincoln Financial Group and Gallagher Benefit Services. She is licensed in Life and Accident/Health.

Car'Lika Williams
Car'Lika WilliamsAccount Manager - Personal Lines

Car’Lika joined Dodge Partners Insurance in 2017. She attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 2010. Car’Lika has dedicated her professional career to the insurance industry since 2012.

Dusty Reser
Dusty ReserAccount Manager - Personal Lines

Dusty has many years of insurance experience as a personal lines account manager and in customer service. He joined NP Dodge Insurance Agency in February 2019, and prior to that, he worked for a national life insurance company. Dusty is licensed in Property & Casualty as well as Life & Health. His many talents include being highly skilled in relationship-building and policy negotiations.

Sarah Degenhardt
Sarah DegenhardtPersonal Lines Insurance Specialist

Sarah has more than 17 years of experience in the insurance industry. She previously worked as an underwriter for a national insurance carrier. At Dodge Partners, Sarah manages personal lines and provides technical insurance expertise to both staff and customers. She holds an Associate in General Insurance designation, is a Certified Insurance Service Representative and has a license in Property & Casualty.

Heidi LaSala-Jacobsen
Heidi LaSala-JacobsenPersonal Lines Assistant

Heidi joined Dodge Partners in 2020. She comes to us from NP Dodge Management where she was a commercial property manager. She has over 25 years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry, which includes several years of personal and commercial lines insurance experience having concurrently worked for a nationally known brand. Heidi earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Creighton University and a master’s degree in management from Bellevue University. Heidi’s extensive experience is an asset to the Dodge Partners team and our clients.

Katie Bohrer, CISR, CAWC
Katie Bohrer, CISR, CAWCAccount Manager - Commercial Lines

Katie has more than five years of insurance industry experience. Her knowledge and background have contributed to her success in helping businesses find the right coverage to protect their employees, products and property. Katie is licensed with the Nebraska Department of Insurance with Certified Insurance Service Representative and Certified Authority on Workers’ Compensation designations. She was Nebraska’s CSR of the Year and a national finalist for vice president of Nextgen (Nebraska’s Young Agents board through the Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska).

Dainis Tigeris
Dainis TigerisCommercial Lines Assistant

Dainis has more than 18 years of experience in the insurance industry. He comes to us from Nationwide Insurance after having impressed DPI Partners over the years, both with his work ethic and enjoyable personality. Dainis is first generation born in the US after his grandparents migrated from Latvia after WWII. He and his wife of 25 years, settled in Omaha about 7 years ago with their 3 children. He enjoys cooking and watching football in his free time. We are thrilled Dainis joined our team in 2020, he has developed his position into an essential role for our Commercial Lines Department.

Michelle Hike
Michelle HikeAccount Manager - Commercial Lines

Michelle joined Dodge Partners Insurance in July of 2020 after the acquisition of her uncle’s, Mark Lisko, portion of Insurance Planning Associates, LLP. She began working for him in 2009 while in college at University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Over the years, Michelle took on many different roles in the insurance industry and comes to us with more than a decade of experience. She enjoys building relationships with her customers and putting together the perfect puzzle for their needs.

Jeni Sturm
Jeni SturmAccount Manager - Personal Lines

Jeni joined Dodge Partners insurance in 2020 as an Account Manager. Jeni brings our Personal Lines Department over 24 years of insurance industry experience working for a nationally known brand. She is licensed in Property & Casualty Insurance as well as Life and Health. Jeni enjoys focusing on customer needs and building strong relationships with the customers and accounts she manages. Jeni was born in California but landed in Omaha after being recruited by Creighton University to play Softball! We are thrilled to have Jeni on the DPI team!

Expert Partners Agree

“Bea, Thanks for all your hard work, diligence & persistence with the Worker’s Comp issues.  It’s greatly appreciated!”

Nancy Glass, Glassroots Co.

“Our long-time heroine Bea Houck at Dodge Partners Insurance – she is a magician extraordinaire and has pulled more rabbits out of a hat for us than anyone could imagine.”

Teresa Houser, Magdalene Omaha

“Bringing our business insurance to Michele (DeSmet) and her team at Dodge Partners was the perfect way for us to expand our coverages, save money on premiums, all while working with one agency. Michele and her team make it easy and provide us with true peace of mind.”

Marie Dewey, DFC Flooring Specialists, LLC

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