MRH Team Members
Ross T. Hendrickson, MBA, President
Ross Obtained his Property/Casualty License in 1992 and his Life/Health in 2000. Ross received his BBA in 1993 and his MBA in 2007. In 2006, Ross and his family moved to Chanute from Topeka and joined McCune Robinson, Inc. as the third generation to work in the P&C family owned agency. In 2009, Ross purchased McCune Robinson, Inc. from his father-in-law, David M. Robinson, and became the second son-in-law to own the family agency. The name was changed to MRH Insurance Group, Inc. at this time. Ross enjoys spending time at the family ranch, playing golf, reading biographies, working in his yard, supporting the Washburn Ichabods and being involved in his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.
Dave Robinson, Agency Consultant
My insurance career began as a home office multi line Property and Casualty underwriter in Topeka, Kansas in 1959. I was licensed and "sat the desk" for 7 years before moving to Chanute, joining Alice's dad, David McCune, in his agency. David McCune mentored me on the agency side of the insurance business and in 1972, David McCune retired and I purchased the agency.
Thomas B. Stringer, Sales Executive
I graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelors Degree in Education and Psychology. I spent 25 rewarding years in education and coaching at the highest level. I became licensed in Property & Casualty in 2006 and thrive on relationship building through hard-work in the Topeka business community. I have been blessed to be married to my wife, Jeanette, for 37 years and have three wonderful children and three grandsons. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching sports, doing outdoor activities and serving as a board member of Breakthrough House, Inc. in Topeka.
Debbie Butcher, CISR, Agency Service Manager.
I have been licensed in insurance since June of 1980. I started with the agency in August of 1985. I got my CISR designation in 1996. I have been married for 43 years and have two married sons, one grandson who is 8 and one granddaughter who is under one year old. I enjoy doing things with my family, reading, golfing and traveling.
Joann Gomez - Oliver, Senior Account Representative.
I started my insurance career in 1982. I joined MRH Insurance Group, Inc. in October 2016 as a Senior Account Representative. I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, as they keep me busy with their activities.
Nancy Peter, CISR
I started with the Agency in 2004, was licensed in 1982 and have 31 years in the insurance industry. I enjoy camping with my family and long walks.
Carrie Cooper, CISR
I received my license in June 2004 and have been with the agency since October 2007. I received my CISR designation in December 2010. I have been married for 36 years, have two sons & one darling 10 year old grandson. I enjoy working with people so Insurance is a great profession for me.
Lisa J. Gant, CSR, Claims Coordinator, Family Asset Manager
I joined MRH Insurance in August of 2014 and obtained my license in August 2014 as well. I have been married for 33 years, have one son, and three grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my family and working in my yard and garden.
Jade B. Gardner, CSR
I joined MRH in September 2017 and was licensed in October 2017. I am currently working on my Associate of Science degree from Neosho County Community College and then plan to work toward my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. I have been enlisted in the Kansas Army National Guard for 5 years. To top it all off, I have a sweet daughter named Josie who keeps my life fun and exciting.
Chelsi Borjas, CSR
I joined MRH Insurance Group in September of 2019 and obtained my license in December of 2019. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from our outstanding team of agents. I have been married to my husband, Derek, for 7 years and together we have one son and two daughters. We enjoy spending time with our kids, extended family and friends – sporting events, swimming, cookouts, trips to the zoo, or simply quality time together at home. Formerly a hairstylist, I love to serve people, working in this industry allows me to continue doing just that.
Amy Hendrickson, Marketing Manager
I graduated from Washburn University in 1993 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. I worked for the Capper Foundation as a Special Event Coordinator in Topeka, Ks. I began my career with the Agency in 2006 and obtained my license that same year. I enjoy spending time with my family as we have two boys, Jack and Max. I serve on our local PTO Board and I'm a member of the 2013 Leadership Chanute Class. I'm also an active member of First United Methodist Church and a supportive parent of 4-H.
Chad VanHouden, Agent, Life Insurance
I am a Chanute High School graduate. I received my license in 2007 and joined the agency in 2009. In 2012, I married my wife Dr. Kari Hamlin, and we reside outside of town. In June 2013, we were blessed with a sweet baby boy and have since added another baby boy and a sweet baby girl to our family.
David McCune, Founded the agency in 1932.