Kristen Hanson has been part of the Brooks Insurance Professionals, Inc. team since 2005. She began her career at the agency at the age of 17 as a file clerk and data entry assistant. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2006 and attended Ball State University from 2006 to 2010.
In 2008, Kristen obtained her insurance license and became a producer at the agency. In 2010, she graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Risk Management and Insurance. While in college, she was awarded the CPCU Society's President's Scholarship and is continuing her studies in working towards earning the Chartered Property Casulaty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.
Kristen serves as our agency's personal lines manager and enjoys assisting customers with identifiying and analyzing potential risk exposures. She enjoys researching new ways to better assist the needs of our customers. In her spare time, Kristen actively serves at her local church as the director of media, communications, and the church concil on administration and finance.
In 2007, Seth Taylor stepped into the role as Vice President of Brooks Insurance Professionals, Inc.. In addition to his management role at the agency and principal agent for church insurance products, Seth serves as a part-time bi-vocational pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Shelbyville. As such, he knows firsthand how to appreciate the comprehensive insurance packages offered by our church insurance providers.
Seth graduated from Franklin College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Elementary Education and Mathematics Endorsement in 2003 and has been licensed to sell insurance in the State of Indiana since 2001. He married his wife Elizabeth in 2002 and they have four children raning in age from one to nine years old.
As an insurance agency owner, part-time pastor, husband, and father, Seth understands the importance of building lasting relationships with individuals and organizations and the importance of protecting current and future assets through risk management and affordable, yet dependable insurance.
Elizabeth Dees-Taylor is the president and agency manager of Brooks Insurance Professionals, Inc. Elizabeth and her parents purchased the agency from Mike & Lynne Brooks in 1999. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the agency, serves as the principal agent, and is responsible for accounting and personnel resposibilities. Elizabeth's niche is with assisting commercial lines customers in addressing their insurance needs.
Elizabeth is a firm believer in building close partnerships with our clients to help them prepare for their uncertain and ever-changing futures. She leads the agency in working with our clients to understand their individual needs and help them find ways to anticipate and prepare for future events. She works diligently to instill the values and practices of Christ-centered living into the daily operations of managing a business. She views the agency as a gift from God and continually strives to lead by example in stewardship and wise decision-making.
Elizabeth grew up in Texas and California and moved with her family to Indiana in 1991. She has served alongside her parents in ministry since infancy and in 2002 married her husband Seth, who serves as Vice President of the agency and part-time pastor of Trinity United Metodist Church in Shelbyville. Elizabeth and Seth live in Shelbyville, where they are raising their two daughters and two sons.