Who We Are
Owner & Insurance Agent
Jason Kippes joined the staff at Kippes Insurance Agency, Inc. upon graduation from Kansas State University in 1999. Jason earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Jason handles overall management of Kippes Insurance and focuses primarily on crop insurance and farm policies. As a fourth generation farmer on his family farm, Jason sees and understands the challenges facing today’s farmers.
Sheila Lamb has been in the insurance business for over 30 years and has been a crop insurance agent for 17 years. Sheila officially joined the staff at Kippes Insurance Agency in 2008.
Prior to becoming an insurance agent, she was a crop insurance underwriter for American Agrisurance Inc. in Iowa.
Sheila brings a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding all faces of the crop insurance industry. Her goal is to provide the best coverage to meet your needs and to provide exemplary customer service to all of our clients.
Julie Richmeier has been a licensed insurance agent for 23 years. Julie officially joined the staff at Kippes Insurance Agency, Inc. in 2017.
Julie brings an abundance of knowledge and experience to Kippes Insurance Agency. She handles farm, homeowners, vehicle and commercial insurance needs.
With Julie’s varied experience in the business, she strives to provide the best coverage at the most competitive prices to fit our customers’ needs. Julie is a valued asset to both our agency and our clients.
Insurance Agent & Processing Specialist
Melissa has been in the insurance business for 15 years as a licensed crop insurance agent, specializing in policy processing and coordination with underwriting companies. After serving as the main crop insurance processor through a contract for the past 8 years, Melissa officially joined the staff at Kippes Insurance Agency in 2021.
Prior to becoming an insurance agent, she worked in non-profit social service administration, and conservatorship law. She brings extensive knowledge in organizational policy and practice development.
Melissa's aim is to provide meticulous and comprehensive support to sales agents, as well as professional and streamlined coordination with underwriting companies.
Mapping Specialist & Internal Auditor
Marge Shore has been in the insurance business for over 5 years. She joined the staff at Kippes Insurance Agency, Inc. in 2015 and handles farm mapping and internal auditing.
Marge previously worked at the Farm Service Agency for over 20 years and understands the need for accurate acreage reporting on farm maps.
The knowledge and experience in detailed farm mapping that Marge brings to Kippes Insurance is an invaluable service for our customers.
Summer Nowlin has been in the insurance industry since 2004, starting her career in Victoria, Kansas, as
an office manager and becoming a licensed agent in 2007. Summer officially joined Kippes Insurance
Agency in February of 2022.
Through the years, Summer has specialized in working with clients to give personalized service and meet
their personal, farm, and commercial insurance needs. Summer is looking forward to continuing to build
those connections with new and existing clients.
Outside of work, Summer enjoys spending time with her husband and their children, quilting, and
learning how to play tennis.
Joe Robben has been in the insurance business for over 21 years and owned Robben Insurance, Inc. for 14 of those years. He joined the staff of Kippes Insurance Agency, Inc. in February of 2022.
Joe brings a wealth of insurance knowledge and experience in all lines of insurance to Kippes Insurance Agency, Inc. He currently handles farm, homeowners, vehicle, commercial, and crop insurance needs.
Outside of work, Joe enjoys RV’ing with his wife Gail, spending time with his five grandkids, golfing, and hunting.
Processing Specialist & Internal Auditor
Tim is brand new to the insurance business after 21 years in outdoor sporting goods retail. Tim officially joined the staff at Kippes Insurance Agency in 2022.
Previously, he monitored and managed large-scale inventory in the fishing department of Scheels, as well as similar responsibilities at Cabela's. He brings extensive knowledge in inventory analysis, ordering, and product processing.
With Tim's background in detail management and systematic review, his aim is to provide thorough and precise support to sales agents at Kippes Insurance.
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Serving you all over Kansas in 31 different counties, largely focused on the following towns:
Victoria, Hays, Hill City, Ellis, Russell, WaKeeney, Norton, Plainville, Hoxie, LaCrosse
1260 Cathedral, Victoria, KS 67671