Coaching Special Olympics is my passion. Being a mom is my obsession. Managing the OCI office is my profession. I strive to make the daily operations run smoothly so we can keep our eyes on the next adventure.
I love my life and I am blessed to have a great wife and sons who provide drive and ambition to my character. I wanted to become a Laker at one point in time to play with Kobe Bryant, but that didn’t work out so I love my role as a Client Communications Specialist at OCI. Everyday driving to work it feels like driving to my second home. The leaders and employees at OCI make it easy for me to love my job. I enjoy the challenge of learning the insurance industry, providing support to agents and greeting everyone with my great smile!
I consider myself decent at everything but not great at anything. At OCI, I help Tony out at the front desk and I also help in any area of the company in which a decent job is needed.
My husband, Dan, and I stay busy raising Kylie and Caleb and attending their many games and events. When I am not attending their games, I am often still found in a gym, coaching volleyball or watching my former players. I am happiest being home with my family watching sports or The Office, having dinner or drinks with close friends, doing anything competitive (board games, sports, ping pong), or reading a good psychological thriller.
My Passion is golfing, even though I would not be considered good, I do love being on the course and outdoors. I am proud of the Huskers and St. Louis Cardinals. Hardest thing about the office is all of the Hawkeye fans. We, however, enjoy in this office being the best we can be and serving our clients better than other company.
In a world of chaos (with 3 wild little girls at home) I love that I can escape to OCI. I get to interact with some of the greatest people I’ve ever met, interview and hire more amazing people to join our team, and help develop our staff into roles that exceed expectations. When I’m not being a workaholic, I’m a chocoholic and coffeeholic. (Pretty sure I made that last one up.) Keep Calm & Drink Coffee. And eat chocolate.
I am a people pleaser to my core so customer service and attention to detail have always been my strong suit. I enjoy meeting new people and learning all there is to know about them. While I consider myself outgoing, my husband jokingly calls me nosy. Either way, these qualities contribute to my success in the contracting department.
When I’m not working, you can usually find me watching sports or movies, eating good food, attending my children’s activities or playing volleyball. Although I am very social, my favorite place to be is at home enjoying a meal, watching Steelers football, or playing a game with my husband and 3 daughters.
I believe in being decisive. Right or wrong. Make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.
If I wasn’t in the health insurance world I would be running my own animal sanctuary (ugly animals welcome). I have the organizational skills of Monica Geller, the determination of Leslie Knope, the sarcasm of April Ludgate and the balance of a mountain lion. Life is short, smile while you still have teeth.
I am a young professional that strives for excellence in everything I do. People are my passion and making others happy makes me happy! I am a music and animal lover that is always looking for unsolicited cat photos. Most importantly, family comes first.
Adventure enthusiast, lover of the outdoors, proud mama and wife. I have a numbers brain but love helping people. At OCI, that allows me to translate the DRs and CRs into meaningful information everyone can understand!
If my life played out the way I intended, I would be a billionaire, playboy and ingenious engineer – Tony Stark style. In real life, I am a thousandaire, in a committed relationship, and an ingenious director of commissions – fighting for the justice of our brokers.
I’m just a simple Midwest girl! As a wife to Billy, and a proud mom to Kaylee and Will, most of my time outside of work is spent with my little family. I love to spend time outdoors, travel to visit family, listen to live music, exercise in our home gym and get together with our friends, family and neighbors (while enjoying a glass of Prosecco or the like).
At work, I consider myself a financial investigator and love digging in to understand trends, variances, efficiencies and all things numbers. Because not everyone enjoys these same activities, I find it essential and rewarding to prepare and share this information in ways anyone can understand!
I enjoy challenging myself in all kinds of ways. My wonderful wife and amazing children provide me with two of my most important challenges: being a good husband and father. They provide me with a lot of motivation to be the best I can be. One of my newest challenges: mastering my current role as the commissions’ administrator here at OCI. The work is rewarding, the people here are great, and I feel blessed to be here. Beyond that, you might find me trying to get my 5K run time back down to what it was when I was 18 (I’ve been trying for a long, long time) or putting together a scale model (yes, there are people who still do that).
I’m a man of several different talents: point of sale specialist, business continuation planning expert, overcommunicater to my staff, and youth soccer coach. Only a couple of those come in handy at the office day to day. When I’m not working, my wife, Malinda, and I are busy chasing our 6 kids around Kansas City from one activity to the next.
At OCI I have a passion for identifying new and easy ways to solve problems and bringing great solutions to everyone I work with! When I step away from my OCI family, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jim, and our three children, baking, golfing, and pursuing great tasting food paired with the perfect bottle of wine.
A graduate from Kansas State University, when things didn’t work out for me to become a rapper or a point guard for the Chicago Bulls or LA Lakers, I knew the financial services industry was where I needed to be. Having been an agent for over 20 years, I enjoy and appreciate the opportunity to work with other agents because I can relate to them. I believe that having field sales experience puts me at a competitive advantage and proves once again that OCI is so much more than your typical IMO. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Abie, for over two decades. We have 3 children: Jameson, Meredith, and Garret. We spend each day teaching them that being a KU fan is just not ok.
My mission is to help guide agents/financial planners & clients through the complex world of disability insurance from start to finish and to make it as simple and easy as possible. You can expect 100% transparency, no horror stories or nasty surprises when working with me. Outside of business hours, I enjoy spending time with my amazing teenage daughter and witty husband. Human connection is one of my passions, so I love meeting new people and growing meaningful relationships that last a lifetime. A bucket list item that I would love to fulfill before I die is to travel all over the world and try every country’s cuisine and culture!
Being a Cubs and Huskers fan is hard. Being surrounded by Cardinal and Hawkeye fans in the office is even harder. Thankfully, when it comes time to work, we all share the same goal – ensuring the people you care about are being taken care of. Together, we’ll fight the good fight and finish the race for you. Enabling you to protect and sustain what matters most in the game of life. Yes, even you Steve Bartman.
Darwin “DC” Couch began as a career agent with Farm Bureau Insurance of Kansas. After a couple of years of personal production he was named Agency Manager in western Kansas in charge of production, recruiting, and management of the agency. He ran multiple agencies for the company before taking on the role of Regional Sales Manager. During that time, his region went from last place in life/annuity production to the number one position. He was then asked to take over an agency, in Johnson County Kansas, to develop and grow production for the company. Building it from scratch, he took the agency to multiple awards in a 15 state area, including Agency of the year. He then left to start his own practice, which included a group benefits division. DC was recruited by an Independent Marketing Organization (IMO) to develop a new life insurance division. DC is well respected in the industry and has been for over 25 years.
My priorities are God and family, and I’m a sports enthusiast. As a health and life insurance advisor, I’m passionate about developing a trusting relationship that will give my clients an affordable plan with peace of mind!
My main focus is providing superior customer support along with servicing new business/applications. Prior to joining OCI, I was named employee of the year with Hy-Vee for outstanding customer service.
Graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a degree is sociology, was told I’d be a good teacher, then ended up in insurance. Close enough! I go to OCI every day and get to work with some pretty awesome personalities. While I’m not in the office, I spend my time eating brunch with my friends, outdoor activities and getting tag teamed by my two cats.
If you need help with child delivery in your car, I’m your guy. I work well under pressure and try to bring that confidence to work when we need it. At OCI, I work hard to deliver a group support team that you can’t work without.
Details, details, details…. Some like to give details a bad rap but they are my favorite part! Be assured I’m double-checking every detail… for fun! I work to make clients’ lives easier and maybe every now and then make people smile with my tasteful yet edgy wit. As a lifelong athlete, I enjoy watching sports, spending time with my husband and kids, competing in Crossfit, and continuing my search for the world’s best Americano.
I have a passion for encouraging agents to grow and retain business while reducing overhead costs. I’m always looking for new opportunities to learn and grow personally while helping others along the way. Outside of work you can find me spending time with family, friends, animals, or really doing anything fun and active! No challenge is too great as my competitive spirit keeps me afloat.
My “It’s Always Sunny” and “30 Rock” quote game is absolute madness. I am an Account Executive here at OCI and I love what I do. My day consists of collaborating with our brokers to ensure we provide them a product that will blow their clients away. If I’m not working I’m listening to music and throwing down in the kitchen.
Growing up in the Twin-Cities and raising my 4 kids here, I’m an avid sports fan and enjoy time with family, golfing, boating, and riding bikes. As a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), my career in Life and Health Insurance keeps me busy. When I’m not helping agents and brokers grow their business, I enjoy listening to music and reading.
I try to bring the energy every day (usually aided by coffee). I am an outdoorsman/sports junkie and I relish my very important job of being my nieces’ and nephews’ favorite uncle. As an Account Executive anything is fair game, so don’t be afraid to ask.
I am a Nebraska City boy at heart. Give me a cup of coffee and a porch and life is good. I believe in taking care of people and everything after that seems to fall into place. I am driven by the fact that I know when working with an agent they are always in the best hands with the OCI team. Fall football, Spring golf, and Summer near water with family and friends are a few of my favorite pastimes. I look forward to the opportunity to help you grow your business and take care of you as you do your own clients.
I am passionate about helping people. Where there is a need I will work to help. Whether it is a social project, business project, physical fitness project, home improvement project…I will do what I can to help. My motto is: I am third; God is first, family, friends and others second, I am third. Investing time with family, reading any type of book and learning new skills is how I spend my free time. Now for a mind twister: I am married to my sister’s husband’s sister. Do the math, it works and has for over 30 years.
I am on call for all things group insurance, retirement planning, and good ol’ fashion pranks. When I’m not making my coworkers laugh with a good joke or helping my groups simplify the world of insurance, I’m busy with my wife caring for our new triplets born in January 2021.
Before I started at OCI, I was a producer out in the field. This experience gives me unique insight as to what an agent needs to help their presentations go as smoothly as possible. When I’m not helping brokers, you can find me at a concert or just about every home Husker football game with a frosty beverage in hand.
I never shy away from a challenge and love to be the first to solve the problem. Maybe that’s why I enjoy working on the Financial Solutions team at OCI so much. No two problems are the same! When I’m not helping our brokers and staff at the office, I’m spending time with my 2 kids, staying active, and being outside.
They say “if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life”. Although OCI pays me to help brokers implement worksite benefits for their clients, to me, I am privileged to be making new friends and helping them protect their lifestyle for the unexpected. When I’m not dreaming of my happy place in Jamaica, I am probably planning my next play day with one of my grandkids. Life is good and I wake with a grateful heart every day!
I am constantly planning my next adventure whether it be for work or for fun. Working in the “Worksite Department” I get the opportunity to meet so many diverse groups of people and see so many wonderful new places I wouldn’t normally get to see. When I’m not busy on the road I spend most of my free time with my family or working on some sort of project. Rarely will you find me sitting still, but when I am I’m usually working my way through a good book.
When I started at OCI in 2012, I was quiet, assisted with group sales, and kept as far away from management as possible. Now, I am quiet and landed a management position overseeing the Group Sales Department. When I’m not in the office, I like to watch baseball and football…quietly.
Born and raised in Nebraska. I received my undergrad degree from Nebraska Wesleyan. I love to play softball and hang out with friends during my free time. I am currently pursuing my MBA from Doane. I have a husky named Apollo. I am excited to become an aunt for the first time this summer as well as a god mother.
Family, friends, and food are 3 of my favorite things. Another is successfully helping an agent get an accurate quote to present to their clients. At OCI, I regularly get to enjoy all 4 – my sister is an employee too.
Critical thinking, accuracy, and efficiency are a few of the tools I use to serve our brokers and clients. OCI is a great place to constantly learn and grow as we stride forward in the ever-changing world of Insurance. I look forward to facing new challenges every day. I know with a great team; we can do anything!
Nebraskan through and through here! Born and raised in a small town that had more cows than people. I spent a lot time on the farm which set me up to be a hard-working, football loving, sarcastic, animal enthusiast. My husband and I made the big move to Lincoln, Ne in 2017 after graduating college. House renovations, volleyball, photography, and my dogs (Dakota and Luna) take up most of my time! After having three knee surgeries by the age of 24 you would think I would be a pro when it comes to insurance. But I’m not.. Yet. I’m excited to grow and learn by being a part of the OCI team.
Long-time Bartender, First-time Desk Jockey. Combining people skills and insurance knowledge makes OCI the best fit for me. I thrive most when taking on challenges and learning new things! Also, English is my second language (after sarcasm).
It’s 3:00 AM and you are in the Emergency Room and you are advised that you are not eligible for benefits. Take an aspirin and call me in the morning and I guarantee I will get your issue resolved.
Your dog has eaten your ID card and you need to see your primary physician. Call me and I will get you an alternate ID number and advise you on getting a temporary ID card.
While on vacation in France, you get very ill and you have to pay the hospital expenses. Upon returning to the U.S., contact me and I will help you get reimbursed so that you can replace your i-Phone that you lost at the hospital.
Usually you can find me snuggled up with my pup and a big cup of tea! Watching the latest hit series or reading a great book are my ideal weekend plans. I am a social butterfly so I may share my life story with you without warning, although I promise to do it with a smile. I’ve always had a very bubbly personality, but working with OCI has shown me a culture of positivity can nourish that even more so.
Most days you can find me with my 3 kids outdoors looking for new adventures, reading books, and learning as many new things as I can. I have a passion for helping others and changing the world one smile at a time. I believe that life should be lived to the fullest and that happiness is contagious.
Having recently joined OCI I can honestly say I am glad to be here. In the ever-changing world of insurance, the one thing I am sure of is that this a team that can get it done! When I’m away from the office I can be found reading or spending time outdoors. My newest hobby is that I am in the process of learning to golf. Favorite quote: Life should be measured not by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.
Adventure is always on the horizon if you look for it! I am forever fueled by the challenges around me and love to push myself each day. Whether it is in my work at OCI, or out in the world, I want to see how far I can go. Sports, running, hiking, boxing, rowing, even baking; I want to do it all. The possibilities for competition and fun are endless, so I am out to explore them!
While I never thought I would find myself in the insurance world, here I am! I love that what we do helps people when they need it most. Every day I get to learn from the best. My 6 favorite F’s are Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness, Food, and Fashion. I enjoy traveling with my husband and trying to keep up with our 6 kids. Some say it keeps us young, but I say they make us tired.
Hi there! My name is Taylor and I am a lover of sushi, dogs, horror movies, and video games. If I could make my bio all about sushi and puppies, I would. But going the more professional route, some might say I am determined and proactive, which is definitely needed in the Renewals Department to get things done on time!
Hi there! My name is Ana Chavez. I am a recent graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, (Go Gusties!) little did I think I would find myself working in the insurance industry post-graduation, but here I am excited to learn more. I am a true crime fanatic, you can catch me listening to podcasts like Crime Junkie or Dateline daily. I am a choir kid and have had the opportunity to tour all over the Midwest and Europe with the amazing Gustavus Choir. I am also a complete coffee snob, I can’t start my days without it. In my free time you can find me going to the gym, or spending time with my close friends out singing karaoke!
Starting off my career in education I did a complete flip and ended up in insurance. However, I love educating our agents on all of the newest and most exciting changes that we see every day in our industry. When I am not at the office I love spending time with my family including my husband, Eric and our 2 children, Noah and Kloee.
Easy going with a bit of dry humor. If I’m late, you can guarantee there’s a coffee in my hand. I love making people laugh and finding the positives in this roller-coaster life. If I’m not assisting in the success of our brokers you can find me hanging with my sisters or planning the next extravagant get together with my best friend.
Looking back, I never imagined I would be working in the insurance world. However, sometimes life throws you curveballs – and this former collegiate softball player hit a home run by landing a job at a place as special as OCI. When I am not at work, I am usually spending time with my husband and our sweet pups.
After relocating to Omaha from Scottsbluff and starting at OCI in 2009, I have worked my way through the Group department and have found my happy place working with our brokers and their clients on 50/50 Individual policies. For the two hours a day I find myself not at work or asleep, I seem to have a new found appreciation for really bad reality TV and takeout.
My first experience with business began at age five when I started working for my dad’s construction company. My job was to put bricks in a bucket so he could hoist them up in order to keep building. However, he taught me a lot more than just how to build things. He taught me how to build relationships and trust with customers. I love helping people and when I’m not at work doing that I love time with the family, especially my son and two daughters.
Some may say I am a sports junkie, so much so, that people used to call me “Coach” on the football field. That taught me how to build relationships and help a variety of individuals. Now, I enjoy coaching individuals through the complex world of health insurance. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two young children.
As the Medicare Sales Manager, I am responsible for assisting agents/brokers with any and all of the Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cost Plans, and Part D product sales. I enjoy watching the Kansas City Chiefs and Huskers play on Saturdays and Sundays. Otherwise, when I am not working or watching football, I am chasing my two boys around making sure they stay out of trouble or spending time with my wonderful wife Liz.
After a long 10 years in the restaurant industry, I had found OCI to be a phenomenal fit for me. The slower pace while still helping other people makes the insurance world picture perfect. Even though I am as green as it gets to Medicare, if I don’t know the answer to a question, I will keep looking till I find one for you. I love my job but being a mom to a beautiful little boy is by far my favorite. He keeps me on my toes between sports, riding bikes, and “trying” to help walk the dogs. I love watching football on Sunday’s with my fiancé (GO CHIEFS!), having drinks with friends, and jamming out to Stevie Nicks while cooking.
After being in the insurance industry for almost three years, I have found a great home here at OCI. When I’m not at work assisting agents you can find me spending time with my amazing wife and both of our amazing families. I graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha and bleed Husker red GBR! I love spending my free time outdoors boating and fishing.
You might say I’m a coffee snob, you might not. But, then you would be one too. What’s wrong with wanting a good cup of coffee in your hand? It helps me maintain/write code and answer any helpdesk question here at OCI – what, it does?!
When I am not fixing problems and helping people around the office with their computers, I am at home with my wife and six kids (five girls and one boy) tinkering with software, raspberry pis (mini computers) and more often than not playing a video game aka Minecraft, Legend of Zelda.
Growing up my parents always taught me to put others first by focusing not on what others can do for you but what you can do for others. I am glad I can live that out each day here at OCI. If you are needing technical support, I am your first point of contact for help desk requests! Some of the things I do for fun are trying new restaurants, hiking, playing the drums, and playing all sorts of video games on the PC.
I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
I’ll settle for attempting to do my part from my little corner of the world. I’m a wife to Adam, and a mom to Will and Charlotte. When we’re not enjoying our kids’ sporting events, watching the Huskers, the Bluejays, or the Bears, I like to spend time with family, travel, read, and run with my mom crew. At all of these activities, you’ll find me practicing my obsession, photography.
I believe it’s my calling to help people achieve their goals. As the leader of the OCI marketing team, I work with my team to tell our story, and help our customers and prospects understand how we do just that.
If you need premium pixel power (translation: graphic design/web design) mixed with a healthy dose of marketing then I’m your go-to resource. When I’m not revising, retouching or retweeting I’m probably enjoying a cup (or three) of espresso, spending time with family or planning the next time I can return to a locale with a beach.
My favorite thing about being CEO of the company is that no one expects much from me. I have 70+ people that I answer to and every one of them is usually nice to me. I love the fact that they keep me around and laugh at my jokes. In addition to having been at the beginnings and watching the company grow, I have also had the pleasure of working with my wife of 42 years, Deb, and our three kids at OCI. I enjoy spending time with my 10 grandchildren, sharing great wines (not with grandkids yet), traveling the world, golf and most of all, living life to the fullest with God at the wheel.
A giver by nature, illustrated by my generous donation of CO2 every day, I love giving all that I can to the mission of OCI. The team here makes it easy to love work because they take a lot of pride in what they do and have a lot of fun doing it. When I’m not at work I help herd our four wonderful children and work to broaden my craft beer knowledge one tasting at a time.
I never grew up wanting to be in the insurance industry (I mean honestly who does) but here I am and couldn’t be happier to be a part of such a rewarding profession. I’m always looking for ways to integrate technology and efficiencies to keep Insurance Simple for all those involved as the industry continues to change. Outside work you can catch me doing just about anything from reading or running to traveling or enjoying a drink or two, but more than likely I’ll be clung to the couch watching cartoons or explaining the rules of a new board game with my wife and three kids.