Team

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.

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Brooke Mertens of Ihry Insurance

Brooke Calderwood

Customer Service Agent

Email: brooke@ihryins.com
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.

Kathy Tofsrud of Ihry Insurance

Kathy Tofsrud

Customer Service Agent

Email: kathy@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-662-5027

Kathy has been in the insurance industry since 2009. She’s originally from Grand Forks and has lived in the Devils Lake area for over 24 years.

Kathy lives on a farm outside of Minnewaukan with her husband, Rick. They have two grown children (both boys) and have no grandchildren. They do, however, have Elvis—a spoiled Chihuahua. They consider him their “grandpuppy” until the real thing comes along!

Kathy enjoys spending her time reading, cooking, baking and spending time with family and friends. In the summertime, she enjoys doing anything outdoors—especially gardening.

Bucket List: (1) Alaskan Cruise (2) Visit Italy

Kris Quam

Agent

Email: kris@ihryins.com
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

Agent

Email: merle@ihryins.com
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

Agent

Email: terry@ihryins.com
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.

Michael Kozojed of Ihry Insurance

Michael Kozojed

Agent

Email: mike@ihryins.com
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

Email: jr@ihryins.com
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.

Shane Larck, CIC, AFIS

Owner/Agent

Emailshane@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-945-2723
Cell Phone: 701-238-6659

Shane has been with Ihry Insurance since 2002. 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 Page, N.D. with their two daughters and one son. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, fishing and going to the lake. Shane is also actively involved in Page and the surrounding communities. He’s currently serving as the mayor of Page and as a volunteer fireman, and is involved in the Page Development Corporation and Hope Golf Course Board.

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

Curt Kaufman

Agency Manager

Emailcurtis@ihryins.com
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

Emailkayla@ihryins.com
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

Emailbrenda@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-945-2723

Brenda has been with Ihry Insurance since 2000.

Brenda and her husband, Keith, have been married since 1981. They have six girls (Chasity, Cheryl, Christy, Chelsey, Cheila and Chauna), one son-in-law (Jeff) and three grandchildren (Bryce, Rilyn and Carter).

Bucket List: Travel the United States

Clark Lemley of Ihry Insurance

Clark Lemley

Agent

Email: clemley@ictc.com
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

Emailnancy@ihryins.com
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, N.D. They have two grown children and two grandchildren. Besides enjoying her time with family and grandchildren, Nancy thinks running the combine and working in the field are the next best thing. In fact, her favorite time of the year is harvest!

Bucket List: Watch her grandchildren grow old.

Heather Jacobsen

Customer Service Agent

Emailheather@ihryins.com
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 (25) lives in Florida and works at Disneyworld, Bailey (18) is studying Fashion Management at Alexandria Technical and Community College and Bo (8) is in second grade at Hope-Page Elementary.

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

Doug Spaeth of Ihry Insurance

Doug Spaeth

Agent

Emaildoug@ihryins.com
Phone: 218-935-5830

Doug has been an agent with Ihry Insurance since 1997 and has been farming since 1975.

Doug lives on a small grain farm south of Mahnomen, M.N. He married his high school sweetheart, Darlene, and together they have five grown daughters and eight grandchildren. He’s involved with his church and the local Catholic grade school. Doug enjoys spending time with his family, working with horses, biking, water skiing, cross country skiing, and working on his golf game.

Bucket List: Healthy and successful children and grandchildren in what ever they pursue. Travel the US, learn to sail a boat.

Darlene Sapeth of Ihry Insurance

Darlene Spaeth

Customer Service Agent

Emaildarlene@ihryins.com
Phone: 218-935-5830

Darlene has been an agent with Ihry Insurance since 1997.

Darlene lives on a small grain farm south of Mahnomen, M.N. She married her high school sweetheart, Doug, and together they have five grown daughters and eight grandchildren. Along with being involved with her church and the local Catholic grade school, Darlene teaches 7th grade religion and preschool. Darlene enjoys spending time with her family, working in her flower beds, gardening, cross country skiing, and working on her golf game.

Bucket List: Visit all the beautiful gardens she has read about and turn her backyard into a vacation destination for family & friends.

Reed Ihry of Ihry Insurance

Reed Ihry

Agent

Emailreed@ihryins.com
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.

Deb Narum of Ihry Insurance

Deb Narum

Customer Service Agent

Emaildeb@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-322-5553

Deb started in the insurance industry in 2003. She joined Ihry Insurance in 2009.

Deb is originally from Rock, N.D. and moved to Michigan, N.D. after marrying her husband, Marv, 35 years ago. They raised six children on the farm and now have 10 grandchildren. She likes gardening, quilting, baking, camping and having friends and family around.

Bucket List: Live a long and healthy life to be able to enjoy my grandchildren as they grow up, and some traveling.

Chuck Keller of Ihry Insurance

Chuck Keller

Agent

Emailchuck@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-537-5942

Chuck has lived in Towner, N.D. and been in the insurance business for over 25 years.

Chuck was raised on a farm outside of Granville, N.D. He has been married for over 24 years to his wife, Becky, and has two children in college. Chuck enjoys golf and watching sporting events, especially those involving his children.

Bucket List: Visit all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums

Kristi Suchor

Customer Service Representative

Emailkristi@ihryins.com
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.

Darwin Robinson of Ihry Insurance

Darwin Robinson

Agency Manager

Email: darwin@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-492-2228
Cell Phone: 701-799-4116

Darwin has been in the insurance business since 1980. Over the years, he’s enjoyed the relationships he’s built with clients and companies.

Darwin grew up on a farm in central South Dakota. He graduated from Dakota State University. He has one married son and grandchild in Denver, C.O. He enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and socializing with friends and family on his time off.

Bucket List: 1. Travel and play golf all over the country. 2. Go on a hunting trip in Africa.

Dustin Ihry of Ihry Insurance

Dustin Ihry

Agent

Email: dustin@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-492-2228
Cell Phone: 218-779-8493

Dustin joined Ihry Insurance in 2011 and has over 8 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Dustin lives in 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.

Vickie Tessin of Ihry Insurance

Victoria Tessin

Agent

Email: victoria@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-492-2228

Vickie has been with Ihry Insurance since 2001 and has over 37 years of experience in the insurance industry. She is a member of the North Dakota Professional Insurance Agents and is an active member of the Beta Sigma Phi women’s group and the Lutheran Church of the Cross in West Fargo.

Vickie and her husband, Roger, have two daughters and four grandchildren. In her spare time, Vickie enjoys reading, scrapbooking and spending time with family.

Bucket List: Retire at the lake

Josh Persons

Agent

Email: josh@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-492-2228

Josh started his career with Corwin Insurance in January 2016 selling personal Lines. His main concentration with Ihry will be selling commercial insurance.

Josh was previously a Professional golfer from 2007-2016. He attended college at the University of Minnesota with a degree in Marketing and his hobbies include hunting, fishing, and golfing. Josh grew up in Fargo and has 2 sisters.

Bucket List: Travel to Australia

Kim Storlie of Ihry Insurance

Kim Storlie, CIC, CISR, CLCS

Commercial Lines Marketing Manager

Email: kim@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-492-2228

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. Her previous work experience includes working in the accounting industry and owning her own businesses, including an insurance agency. She has numerous insurance designations, including CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor), CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) and CLCS (Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist).

Kim lives in Moorhead with her three kids, Zachary, Jacob and Samantha. She enjoys golfing and going to various sporting events, including football, basketball and volleyball games. Her all-time favorite thing to do is hang out with her kids and attend their sporting events and school activities.

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

Cheryl Stevens of Ihry Insurance

Cheryl Stevens

Commercial Lines Account Executive

Email: cheryl@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-492-2228

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, and one grandson, Jackson, that live in Eau Claire, WI.

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

Sandy Oldham of Ihry Insurance

Sandy Oldham

Customer Service Agent

Email: sandra@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-492-2228

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

Annie Reincke, CISR

Customer Service Agent

Email: annie@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-492-2228

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.

Paul Bjerk of Ihry Insurance

Paul Bjerk

Accounting Manager

Email: paulb@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-492-2228

Paul has been at Ihry Insurance since 2012. He holds an associate’s degree in accounting from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and he has over 26 years of accounting experience in the insurance industry.

Paul lives on West Fargo with his wife, Jody. They have two children, Carly and Brian. In his personal time, Paul likes to camp, garden, and work on home improvement projects.

Bucket List: Travel the United States

Russ Barker of Ihry Insurance

Russ Barker

Agent

Email: russ@ihryins.com
Phone: 701-492-2228
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

Nate Thorsrud of Ihry Insurance

Nate Thorsrud

Agent

Email: nate@ihryins.com
Phone: 701.492.2228
Cell Phone: 701-371-0311

Nate joined the Ihry Insurance team in August 2012 as an Insurance Agent in West Fargo. Nate’s been in the insurance industry since 2004, and he previously worked for Schmitz Insurance Agency. He also holds an Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) designation.

Nate lives in Fargo with his daughter Jocelyn. In his free time, Nate likes to watch football or baseball, attend RedHawks and Twins games, and entertain friends and family.