Dave Kirby- Partner
After 15 years in the USAF flying fighter aircraft, Major David Kirby traded in the cockpit for a desk job at McCashland Kirby Insurance Agency in July 1994. He and his wife Ann have 5 daughters and two young grandkids. Although he’s not dropping laser guided bombs any longer, he still flies around the country in a private airplane, visiting clients and helping with their insurance. When he’s not up in the sky or in the office, he can be found on the golf course or working on rental properties in his free time.
Mike McCashland- Partner
Mike began his insurance career in 2002 with McCashland Kirby Insurance Agency after owning several Runza Restaurant franchises. Mike and his wife reside in Omaha where they raised three children. In their free time they enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Austin Williams, AAI- Partner
Austin has been an insurance agent since graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2004. It was only a few years later that he achieved the Accredited Advisor in Insurance, AAI, designation. Austin enjoys helping clients manage their insurance policies as well as finding solutions to their insurance related issues. Austin is a native of Lincoln, and married to Amy whom together have three children. Austin enjoys being active outdoors hunting and golfing in his spare time and also serves on various boards here in Lincoln.
Gary T Schneider- Account Executive
Gary is a native of O’Neill, NE. After graduating from St. Mary’s High School he went on to play football for the University of Nebraska and received a degree in finance. Gary has been in the insurance business since 1990. He joined McCashland Kirby Insurance Agency in 2007.
Eddie Brown- Account Executive
Eddie Brown joined McCashland Kirby & Associates in November of 2015 with 14 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industries. Prior to joining our firm he worked on the agency sales side of the insurance business as an agency owner. Eddie earned his LUTCF and FSS in 2011.
In 2000 Eddie received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. He has spent the majority of his life in Lincoln, NE where he currently resides raising his family. Eddie is a product of the Lincoln community and is passionate on giving back as he has served on numerous Boards and Directors and currently serves on the Board for Centerpointe, and active with the TeamMates Mentoring Program.
“Spare time” is a foreign language of which he is not fluent. Eddie enjoys a full plate and keeps himself extremely involved outside of his insurance career. He also loves music, is very competitive and welcomes an invite to play board games, cards, pool, or his personal favorite ping pong. CHALLENGE HIM IF YOU’RE FEELING FROGGY!
Elissa Biggerstaff- Office Manager
Elissa joined McCashland Kirby Insurance Agency in April 1999 after working with Allied Insurance for 2 years. In addition to managing the office, Elissa works with our large commercial clients and produces her own book of business. In her free, time Elissa enjoys spending time with her 2 children and playing volleyball.
Marcus French, CISR- Commercial Lines Marketing
Marcus graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2006. He joined McCashland Kirby Insurance Agency in May 2013 after 5 years in a prior agency. He is the commercial marketing representative for the office. He earned his Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 2010. In Marucs’ free time he enjoys watching sports, golfing, and spending time with friends.
Gayla Martin, CISR, CIIP- Personal and Commercial Lines Marketing
Gayla joined McCashland Kirby & Associates in November of 2014 with 15 years experience in the insurance and financial service industries. Prior to joining our firm she worked on both the agency and the insurance company side. She earned her CISR in 2015.
She has a Business Degree from College of Saint Mary (Omaha). Gayla raised her family in Lincoln and is very active in the community. She volunteers for many organizations including Insurance Professionals of Lincoln, where she is current Past President, LIBA, and is a panelist for Opportunity Passport.
Maja Peci, CIC- Commercial Lines Account Manager
Maja joined McCashland Kirby Insurance Agency in October 2012, with prior insurance experience. Maja is a graduate of Bellevue University and has earned the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.
Scott Belden, CPCU, CIC- Commercial Lines Account Manager
Scott began his insurance career in 1983 as a personal lines agent in Topeka, KS. He became a personal lines underwriter in 1990. He joined McCashland Kirby Insurance Agency in 2012 as a Commercial Lines Account Manager. Scott received his Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1999 and his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 2007.
Laura Edwards, CISR- Personal Lines Account Manager
Laura joined McCashland Kirby Insurance in May 2009 with 5 years of prior insurance experience. Her responsibilities include servicing current personal lines customers and sales of personal lines insurance including home, auto, life, and health insurance. Laura earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 2011. Laura enjoys spending her free time cooking and having fun with her 3 children.
Rebekah Pitts, AINS API – Personal Lines Account Manager
After 6 years as a property underwriter, Rebekah joined McCashland Kirby Insurance in September 2015. Rebekah and her husband have one daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys working out and spending time with family and friends.
Jaci Manning-Claim Service Representative
Jaci started in the insurance business right after graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.A. in Communications Studies/Minor in English as an Underwriter for Farmers Mutual in 2002. She worked in the homeowner’s department for 6 years and then transferred to the auto department where she became a Senior Underwriter. She worked in that department for nearly 7 years. In April of 2015 she worked as a CSR for a local insurance agency and in July of 2015 she became a licensed independent agent. She began her duties with McCashland Kirby Insurance Agency as their Claims Representative in July 2016.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family; acting in a local community theater group; and helping her local sorority chapter of Alpha Delta Pi as their Chapter Advisor.
Deb Thomas- Personal Lines Customer Service Representative
Deb is a Lincoln native. She joined McCashland Kirby Insurance Agency in March 2001. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their 5 children.
Brenda Groskurth- Account Executive
Brenda began her insurance career at McCashland Kirby Insurance Agency in September 2008 and is a native of Lincoln. She enjoys providing prompt, friendly assistance to clients. Brenda and her husband have 2 sons. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.