Whether your insurance needs are in your home, your business or in your fields, our team goes the extra mile to make a personal connection with each client so we can properly advise you on how to protect the most important assets in your life.

Ihry Insurance Locations

Brooke Larson


Phone: 701-662-5027

Brooke joined the Ihry Insurance team in August 2012 as a Customer Service Agent in Devils Lake. She earned her associate’s degree in business management from Mayville State University. In addition, Brooke gained extensive insurance industry knowledge through the completion of an internship at a local independent insurance agency.

Brooke lives in Crary, ND. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, completing puzzles, watching sports, and playing volleyball and basketball.

Kris Quam


Phone: 701-662-5027

Kris started in the insurance industry in 2002. She joined Ihry Insurance in 2012. Kris is originally from Bisbee, ND and moved to Devils Lake in 2006 where she lives with her husband Christopher and 2 daughters Bailey and Emili. Kris enjoys spending time with family and playing volleyball and softball.

Bucket List: Travel from Coast to Coast

Merle Langton


Phone: 701-662-5027

Merle has been with Ihry Insurance since 2012. Prior to joining our team, Merle owned First Agency in Devils Lake. He has an agriculture background and focuses on crop and hail insurance products.

Terry Luehring


Phone: 701-662-5027

Terry Luehring is a life long farmer, owner & operator. In March of 2000 he received his producer license and has been an agent specifically in crop insurance. Him and his wife Marla have two daughters, Amanda and Jennifer, and one son Austin. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves to hunt! He also enjoys most all sporting events with baseball and football topping the list. Go Twins!! Go Bison!!

Bucket List: Traveling with family and friends. Hunting Alaska and New Zealand. Fishing and exploring the Florida Keys. Making my first parachute jump. Spoiling numerous Grandkids.


Brett Thomas

Customer Service Representative

Phone: 701-662-5027

Brett has more than 5 years of insurance experience. He joined Ihry Insurance in 2021. Brett, his wife Sierra,  have five children and live in Cando.

He enjoys riding side-by-side, hunting, fishing and attending his children’s activities.

Bucket List: Travel to Alaska with his family and go salmon fishing.

Michael Kozojed of Ihry Insurance

Michael Kozojed


Phone: 701-636-2875
Cell Phone: 701-430-0194

Mike has worked at Ihry Insurance since 1991. Before getting into the insurance industry, Mike was in the grain, fertilizer and chemical business.

Mike and his children own and operate a farm near Hillsboro, N.D. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. Mike’s life philosophy is to enter each day with the desire to enjoy life. If you do that, great things are bound to happen.

JR Ryberg of Ihry Insurance

JR Ryberg

Customer Service Agent

Phone: 701-738-4001

JR graduated from the University of North Dakota. He’s been in the insurance business for over 10 years and with Ihry Insurance since 2010.

JR, his wife and daughter live in Grand Forks, N.D. His interests include politics, sports, pop culture and trivia.

Bucket List: Attend every North Dakota Fighting Hawks hockey game in a season, both home and away.

Teresa Miller

Customer Service Representative

Phone: 701-636-2540

Teresa went to college at Mayville State University and got her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She has been in the insurance business with Ihry Insurance for 4 years. She specializes in Crop Insurance. Teresa also does the books for the family farms.

Teresa and her husband (Ben) live on a farm near Hillsboro, and have two boys (Bryce and Jacob). They enjoy spending time with family and friends and going to the boy’s activities and sporting events.

Bucket List: To live life to the fullest and visit all 50 states.

Bethany Rentz


Phone: 701-740-2983

Bethany joined Ihry Insurance in 2021 as a Crop Insurance Agent. She has been in the insurance industry since 2012.  Prior to joining Ihry Insurance, she worked as a Claims Adjuster and most recently a Field Marketing Representative. 

Bethany and her husband Jon live in Grand Forks, ND. She enjoys traveling, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.

Bucket List: To attend a PGA Golf Tournament in Hawaii. 

Shane Larck, CIC, AFIS, CPIA


Phone: 701-945-2723
Cell Phone: 701-238-6659

Shane has been in the insurance industry since 2000. He specializes in personal lines, crop and hail, farm and life insurance. Shane holds designations of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS).

Shane and his wife, Jeri Anne, live in Hope, N.D. with their two daughters and one son. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, fishing, cooking and going to the lake. Shane is also actively involved in the surrounding communities, including being the past Mayor of Page, ND, and a volunteer fireman. He has also served on numerous boards and committees including president of the church council, economic development boards, dollars for scholars and the Hope Golf Course Board.

Bucket List: Visit every state in the nation. 29 down, 21 to go…

Curt Kaufman

Agency Manager

Phone: 701-945-2723

Curtis comes to Ihry Insurance with 30 years in the banking industry and 18 years of management experience.  He and his wife, Tammy, currently live in Hillsboro. They have 3 sons and 4 grandchildren. Curtis is Vice-President of the Hillsboro City Commission, President of both the St. Rose parish council & Hillsboro Dollars for Scholars; he is also Treasurer for Traill County Historical Society. In his spare time he enjoys carpentry projects and gardening.

Bucket List: 1) Currently is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and would like to resume that training and perhaps teach at some point. 2) Spend more time with grandchildren.

Kayla Elliot of Ihry Insurance

Kayla Elliott

Customer Service Agent

Phone: 701-945-2723

Kayla Elliott joined Ihry Insurance Agency, Inc. as a Customer Service Representative in Page, ND. She most recently worked as a Customer Care Specialist at Bank of the West.

Kayla and her husband, Andy, live in Galesburg, ND. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending NDSU football games, reading, gardening, cooking and fishing.

Bucket List: (1) Visit all 50 states (2) Attend at least one event in both the winter and summer Olympics

Brenda Ihry of Ihry Insurance

Brenda Ihry

Customer Service Agent

Phone: 701-945-2723

Brenda has been with Ihry Insurance since 2000.

Brenda and her husband Keith live in Hope. They have 6 grown children. Brenda enjoys spending time with her family and her grandchildren.

Bucket List: Travel the United States

Clark Lemley of Ihry Insurance

Clark Lemley


Phone: 701-945-2718
Cell Phone: 701-361-9241

Clark has been with Ihry Insurance since 2000. He assists with closing sales on the insurance side and facilitates the marketing club.

Clark and his wife, Susan, live on a farm near of Pillsbury, N.D. They have three grown children and three grandchildren. In his spare time, Clark loves doing family activities with his grandchildren and spending time at the lake.

Bucket List: Own a cabin on Red Willow Lake (just accomplished!)

Nancy Overland of Ihry Insurance

Nancy Overland

Customer Service Agent

Phone: 701-945-2723

Nancy has been with Ihry Insurance since 1990. She is a licensed agent and specializes in crop insurance.

Nancy and her husband John live on a farm near Hope, ND. They have two grown children, and five grandchildren. Besides enjoying her time with family, Nancy helps out on the farm, and thinks running the combine and being in the field are the best of times. Her favorite time of year is harvest!

Bucket List: Watch her grandchildren grow old.

Heather Jacobsen

Customer Service Agent

Phone: 701-945-2723

Heather joined our team in September 2014 as a Customer Service Representative in our Hope branch. Heather is a graduate of NDSU with a degree in Family Economics and Business Administration. She previously worked for the Steele County Farm Service Agency.

Heather and her husband Tab live in Hope, ND.  Together they have three children Brady, Bailey and Bo.

In her spare time Heather enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

Bekka Dahl

Customer Service Agent

Phone: 701-945-2723

Reed Ihry of Ihry Insurance

Reed Ihry


Phone: 701-322-5553
Cell Phone: 701-351-0710

Reed Ihry started full time with Ihry Insurance in 2009. He has 35 years of experience previously managing grain elevators.

Reed has lived in Devils Lake, N.D. for over 20 years, but spends most weekends at Red Willow Lake near Binford, N.D. He has been happily married to his wife, Michelle, since 1975. They have two children and four grandchildren. Besides spending time with family and friends at the lake, Reed enjoys bicycling, running and playing amateur basketball in the winter.

Bucket List: (1) Help Ihry Insurance be the best it can be for our clients, our employees and for the companies we represent. (2) Take time to spend with family.

Kristi Suchor


Phone: 701-537-5942

Kristi joined our team in March 2014 as a Customer Service Representative in our Towner branch. Kristi studied Business Administration for 2 years at UND and MSU Minot and has over 7 years of insurance industry experience dealing with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid and various commercial insurances.

Kristi and her husband, Jerome, live in Towner, ND. Together they have six children. Two of their children are getting married this summer, two of them attend college (one studying Dietetics at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, and the other studying Nursing at West Coast University in Dallas, TX), and their youngest child is a sophore in high school. They have five adorable grandchildren and love spending every possible minute with them!

In their spare time, Kristi and Jerome enjoy fishing, riding Harley, watching—or attending—NASCAR races, and spending time with friends and family.

Bucket List: (1) I would love to visit every NASCAR track. (2) Take our kids and grandkids on a cruise. (3) Travel abroad.

Bethany Smette

Customer Service Agent

Phone: 701-537-5942

Bethany lives in Towner, with her husband and two daughters. She has 5 years of customer service and banking experience and has an Associate’s Degree from Lake Region State College.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, gardening and reading.

Bucket List: Visit as many National Parks as she can.


Dustin Ihry


Phone: (701) 557-1727
Cell Phone: 218-779-8493

Dustin joined Ihry Insurance in 2011 and has over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Dustin lives in West Fargo, N.D. with is wife, Keely. They have one daughter, Reagan, and one son, Beckett. Dustin loves going to the lake and watching Bison football and Twins baseball.

Bucket List: Travel to Italy with my wife.


Devin Gaard

SR. Commercial Producer

Phone: (701) 557-1727

Devin Gaard has been in the insurance industry for more than 14 years. He specializes in commercial
insurance, life insurance and personal lines. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics
from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn.

He is an ambassador with the F-M Chamber of Commerce, on the board of the Home Builders
Association and CIC designated.

Devin and his wife, live in Moorhead. They have three children. He enjoys golfing, spending time at the
lake and coaching youth baseball, basketball and football.

Bucket list: To golf at St. Andrews course in Scotland.


Jeff Swanson

Customer Service Agent

Phone: (701) 557-1727

Jeff and his wife, Kim, live in South Fargo, they have two children. Their son is at collage in Denver, while their daughter is at Davies High in Fargo.

Jeff graduated from MSUM with a degree in Music. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar and woodworking. Recently he combined those hobbies and started building guitars and has a growing collection.

Jeff is a member of the South Point Kiwanis where he started a program of donating ukuleles to elementary school music programs.

Bucket List: Going out to Red Rocks in Colorado with his guitar and playing on the stage.


Aaron Armentrout

Customer Service Agent

Phone: (701) 557-1727

Aaron lives in Fargo. He has 6 years of customer service and banking experience and is taking classes at Minnesota State Community and technical College.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his dogs, watching sports and playing video games.

Bucket List: Attend basketball games at Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Madison Square Garden.

Kim Storlie of Ihry Insurance

Kim Storlie, CIC, CISR, CLCS

Commercial Lines Marketing Manager

Phone: (701) 557-1727

Kim has been in the insurance industry since 2007. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in business administration from the University of Minnesota. She focuses on placing insurance and bonds for commercial lines customers.

Bucket List: Visit Washington DC and the Statue of Liberty.

Cheryl Stevens of Ihry Insurance

Cheryl Stevens

Commercial Lines Manager

Phone: (701) 557-1727

Cheryl joined the Ihry Insurance team in November 2013 as a Customer Service Agent for Commercial Lines in West Fargo. She has been in the insurance industry since 1978 and has experience on both the insurance carrier side and insurance agency side of the industry.

Cheryl was born and raised in Milbank, SD. She comes from a big family— five sisters and two brothers—and they all try to get together a couple times each year. She also has two grown daughters, Angie and Brittany. Cheryl has 3 grandsons.

In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, cooking, watching movies, attending local high school sporting events, counted cross-stitching, and crocheting.

Bucket List: Visit Jamaica

Annie Reincke, CISR

Customer Service Agent

Phone: (701) 557-1727

Annie joined the Ihry Insurance team in the spring of 2016 as a Customer Service Agent for Commercial Lines in West Fargo.

She has been in the insurance industry for over 8 years with 4 years of agency experience and 4 years of company experience. Annie has an associate degree from the Colorado Institute of Art and has earned her CISR designation.

Annie lives in Fargo, ND and has a son who lives in Colorado. In her spare time she enjoys reading, YouTube, watching documentaries on Netflix and volunteering at the Homeward Animal Shelter once a week.

Bucket List: Visit Ireland.

Russ Barker of Ihry Insurance

Russ Barker


Phone: (701) 557-1727
Cell Phone: 701-552-2101

Russ has been with Ihry Insurance Agency since June 2012, specializing in both crop insurance and property and casualty insurance. Russ began his career as a crop adjuster in the late 1980’s. He later decided to become an insurance agent and received his license in 1994. Russ has been involved in organizations such as the Professional Insurance Agents of North Dakota, the Gardner Fire Department, and the Valley Lions Club. He’s been nominated twice for the “Agent of the Year” award from the Professional Insurance Agents of North Dakota.

Russ and his wife, Janet, live in Gardner, ND, and have two daughters, Gretchen and Lauren. Outside of work, Russ loves to hunt and fish, watch racing (from the local level to Nascar) and spend time with his family.

Bucket List: See my girls graduate college

Sandy Oldham of Ihry Insurance

Sandy Oldham

Office Administrator

Phone: (701) 557-1727

Sandy has been with Ihry Insurance (previously Western Insurance) since 2002 and has over 16 years in the insurance industry.

Sandy and her husband live in West Fargo. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time outdoors and gardening.

Bucket List: 1. Learn to scuba dive 2. Cruise to Alaska


Jeremy Brendemuhl

Finance Manager

Phone: (701) 557-1727

Jeremy joined Ihry insurance in January 2019. He is an NDSU alum, and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He has more than 15 years of accounting experience.

Jeremy lives in Horace, ND.

He enjoys fishing, golfing and going to the lake.

Bucket List: A vacation to Bora Bora.