Derek joined the Porter-Hay Agency in June of 2019. He received a bachelor and masters degree from Western Illinois University and will be focusing on Farm and Crop Insurance. He lives at Oak Run with his wife Annie where their three children Brody, Braxton, and Riggins keep them busy and entertained. Derek enjoys boating, golfing, and helping on his family’s farm outside of Alexis and is involved in coaching youth sports. He also is engaged in running a Memorial Fund that supports families in need and community wide improvement projects.
Debbie joined Porter Insurance in 2000 as an Insurance Agent. Prior to joining the agency, Debbie was a claims adjuster for 6 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University. She is very involved in the community including Kiwanis Club and serving as a board member of the United School District. Debbie and her husband Andy have 3 daughters and reside on a farm. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching her children’s sporting events.
Eric has been in the insurance industry since 2012. He graduated from Monmouth College with a degree in Business Administration. He resides in Monmouth with his wife and daughter. Eric is a member of the Monmouth Noon Lions Club, an Assistant Basketball Coach for Monmouth-Roseville High School, and volunteers for various youth sports leagues. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and attending sporting events.
Gunner grew up in Galva, IL and started working for Porter-Hay in 2023. He graduated from Illinois College with a double Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management and Economics. In his free time, he enjoys going to sporting activities, being outdoors, and working on the family’s farm.
Jackie started working with the agency in 2006. She has worked in both personal and commercial insurance. She is married to Matt Cain who is a Captain on the Galesburg Fire Department and they have two boys, Andrew and Lucas. They farm outside Rio, raising cattle and hogs. She enjoys watching her kids show their animals at the fair, and she loves to cook.
Jason has been working in the insurance industry for over 20 years. He travelled the Midwest working with independent agents supporting them in their local communities working for Health Insurance Wholesalers. Jason has experience in group health insurance, commercial lines and personal lines. Jason is licensed in Illinois and Iowa. Jason lives in Moline, IL with his wife Lesley. Jason and Lesley are the proud parents of Jake and Olivia. Jason is an avid supporter of soccer and serves as the Technical Director for Quad Cities Rush. He received his undergraduate degree from Bradley University.
Kyle started in the insurance business in 1988 with Orville Minteer & Associates and was that agency’s President until joining Porter-Hay in 2019. Kyle has over 30 years’ experience in personal lines, commercial lines and life and health insurance and is licensed in Illinois and Iowa. Kyle lives in Andalusia, IL with his wife Brandy, who also works in the agency. Kyle and Brandy have 5 adult children and are avid Mississippi River boaters during the summer.
Mark started in the insurance business in 2012 with Cratty Insurance Agency, Inc. He was born and raised in Galesburg, then graduated from Monmouth College with a degree in Business Administration. He resides in Galesburg with his wife Taylor, children Elise, and Logan. Mark is also a realtor with Century 21, serves on the Knights of Columbus #556, Crime Stoppers board, and TIPS Club. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his family, golfing and the Chicago Cubs.
Suzy began her insurance career in 2005 with State Farm and started with Porter Hay in September 2021. She is licensed in all personal lines of insurance and is certified in annuities as well. She has a passion for life insurance in particular. Suzy lives in Aledo with her boyfriend, Jimmy who is a Mercer County Sherriff’s Deputy and their dog, Rhianna, who is a retired K9 for the MCSO. Suzy is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Buffalo Prairie and the VFW Auxiliary in Aledo. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, friends & family, reading, cooking and cheering on the Chicago Cubs, even when it’s a “wait til next year” kind of season.
Ted has been in the insurance business 35 years. Ted and his wife Diane have four grown children and six grandchildren, with another one on the way. Ted and his family go up to Brainerd, Mn every year to fish and relax. Some of Ted’s hobbies are fishing, disc golf and cheering on his Steelers and Pirates.
Lynn started with Chuck Hay now Porter-Hay in the Spring of 2014. She lives in Galva with her husband Chad. They have three daughters Danielle (Dani), Kaci and Jaymi. She is an avid sports fan, rooting for the Iowa Hawkeyes, St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Michelle began her insurance career in 1998 with a Country Financial agent then moved to Compass Insurance Partners in Leroy, IL in 2010 where her focus for the next ten years was Volunteer Fire Districts and Emergency Responders. In 2021 Michelle moved to the Galesburg area and joined Porter Hay in May. Michelle earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative designation in 2010 and the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2020. She lives at Oak Run with her boyfriend Geoff Schoonover who is the Superintendent of the Knoxville IL School District #202. Michelle has two grown children, Zach (Erica) and Rachael (TJ) and nine grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, exploring her new neighborhood and spending time with her family.
I dealt with Suzy at Porter-Hay Insurance and she just knocked it out of the park! I have somewhat of a difficult situation with my insurance and was in a time crunch to find a new policy. She took all of my information and found another policy for me and I even saved a little per month. She was very knowledgeable and friendly and responded quickly. She is absolutely wonderful to work with! Thumbs way up!
I have had the most pleasant experience having Porter-Hay as my insurance agents. They are very helpful and have helped with everything I have needed. They were the most cost effective I could find in my research! Keep up the good work!!
Thank you so much for all of your help. You made the dread of getting my own insurance go away and also made the process such a breeze!
Changing insurance companies can be a big deal in life, but with the caring and compassion Jackie brings to the table, the process was quick and easy. She took the time to explain everything to us, letting us know she is just one call away to take care of our problems. Porter- Hay is a great place to always lend a helping hand.
Amy was very helpful and knowledgeable with all of our insurance needs. She’s very professional but very personable and caring.
Jackie is always fun to deal with. She gets things done and does it right. I know I can trust her to get me a good company and decent rates.
Amy is extremely knowledgable about insurance. She works hard to keep our premium low while making sure we have the coverage that we need. She always takes the time to explain things and gives us all of our options. She routinely reviews our insurance and notifies me if she thinks we need to make a change. She makes insurance easy!
I want to send a very sincere thank you to Susan at the Andalusia branch. You rock Susan. Thanks for all your help today.
Amy is amazing. I was with my other insurance company since i was 20. Amy made it so simple and pain free to switch and get a better insurance. She explained everything and showed me the difference that she could provide with my home and auto insurance. I will recommend her to anyone looking or not looking for insurance. She just has this AWWWW about her!