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Meet Our Team

Tim Waltrip
President of Modern Consulting Inc. and Modern Benefits Inc.

Serving Greater Kansas City, Wichita, and Omaha

Email 1 – Shawnee, KS & Overland Park, KS
Email 2 – Wichita, KS
Email 3 – Omaha, NE

Steve Wilson
Commercial Agent

Serving 34 locations – Shawnee, Overland Park, Omaha, and Wichita
Email – (913) 962-0400

Tyler Oakley
Benefits Specialist for Modern Benefits, Inc.

Serving 3 locations – Shawnee, Omaha, and Wichita
Email – (913) 962-0400

I have been in the insurance industry for 3 years. I was previously an Agency Manager for 2 years and decided to make the jump to the Benefits side of the business.

I grew up just south of Springfield in Ozark, Missouri. I attended college in Warrensburg, MO at the University of Central Missouri on a full-ride basketball scholarship.

My daily activities on the job include meeting with businesses and their employees and putting together benefit packages for them. It’s incredibly rewarding to be able to help minimize a client’s out-of-pocket medical expenses in a variety of different ways.

On a more personal note, I really enjoy music – more specifically, live music. My genre choice has a very, very wide range. I’m also a St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas Jayhawks Fanatic.

You can find me out with friends or at concerts when I am not at work. I am a Big Brother through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. My Little and I are always out and about looking for new experiences. I love volunteering for BBBS of Greater KC and am also a member of the KVC Health Systems Young Advisory Board.

Omaha Location

(402) 289-0533


Jacklyn Weekley
Agency Manager - Omaha

Email – (402) 289-0533

I have been in the insurance industry for 10 years. I spent 6 years as an agent before joining Modern Consulting in 2014. I’m devoted to helping protect clients financially, whether it be from a home claim or the death of a loved one.

I grew up on the south side of Chicago but came to Omaha to pursue my undergraduate degree from Creighton. I fell in love with Omaha and decided to make it my home!

What most excites me about my work with Modern Consulting is the ability I have to protect families from the unknowable. There are only so many things we can prepare for in life and it gives me joy knowing that I can provide a shelter in the darkest of times.

When I’m not at work, I’m usually traveling the world with my husband! I am an animal lover and advocate. I also spend my time reading and continuing my education!

Phil Workman
New Business Agent - Omah

Email – (402) 289-0533

I bring 10 years of insurance and financial services experience to Modern Consulting, Inc. 4 of those years have been with the agency.

I grew up in a small town in South Dakota and attended college in Sioux Falls, SD. In 2012 I moved to Omaha.

The most rewarding part of my role in the agency is the opportunity to provide peace of mind and educate prospective and current clients every day.

I really enjoy spending quality time with my family and traveling with them. I am a proud husband and father of two. I enjoy all things sports, especially college football, and also like to cook.

An interest that many of our customers may not be aware of is the fact that my favorite college football team is the Florida State Seminoles. Not the Huskers, unfortunately.

My family and I are active in our local church and numerous other causes throughout the community.

Jeff Riesberg
Financial Specialist - Omaha

Email – (402) 289-0533

I have been in the finance industry for over 12 years, serving people who are just starting out, as well as high net worth individuals. I have been involved with everything from investments, life insurance, long term care and disability insurance to estate management.

I grew up in Carroll, IA and joined the US Navy Seabees where I served for 5 years. After I got out, I began working as a financial advisor. I thoroughly enjoy helping people achieve their dreams! I also enjoy helping people set up the best retirement plan so they can take comfort in enjoying the best life has in store. Every person I work with is looking for three common things: safety, income and growth.

I have 5 kids and love spending time with them, as well as my wife, of course! I enjoy sports, especially baseball and football. I also spend a lot of time with kids’ sports.

Something people might not know about me is that I am very good with cabinetry and enjoy making my own furniture. I also like to volunteer quite a bit of time as president of the Catholic Professional and Business Club.

Theo Lewis
Customer Service Manager - Omaha

Email – (402) 289-0533

I grew up in the Omaha area and graduated from Creighton University here in Omaha, Nebraska.

The most exciting thing about my work is assisting people with their insurance needs. I have over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Personally, I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog, Sausage. On the weekends I also enjoy seeing plays, movies and other forms of entertainment.

Overland Park Location

Wendy Murry
Agency Manager - Overland Park

I was born in St. Louis and grew up in Kansas City. I have lived in a few other places but always seem to come back to KC. It is truly the hidden gem of the Midwest! I am a proud KU Jayhawk.

I have been with our agency for 10 years. What excites me most about my job is making sure our clients have the protection and the service they deserve.

My family is my joy and I talk about them a lot! I have many interest ranging from sports, all kinds of music, reading, and working out. On the weekends I always fancy a stroll around KC, exploring new things, attending a sporting event or concert, or just spending time with family and friends.

Something interesting about me that some people might not know is that I used to be a semi pro water skier.

When it comes to giving back, I’ve been involved with the Johnson County Christmas Bureau and Ashley Abernathey Purple Star for SNUF(sinus cancer).

Michelle Sagartz
Customer Service Manager - Overland Park

I was born in Omaha, NE and moved to Salina, KS when I was 15. It was BIG change moving to a small town. I also spent 1 month in France as an exchange student before my 4 years at KSU.

When it comes to insurance, I have 14 years of experience taking care of our client’s, advising them on everything from what car to buy for their young driver; to whether or not they still need an umbrella once they have sold their home & moved to an apartment.I like to think I make a difference in my insured’s lives.

I can’t stop talking about my grandchildren. I like taking them to Michael’s to do an art project, then to the park and lunch – before their parents make me bring them home. My guilty pleasure is the SciFi channel which is my favorite. I also like to read novels about the paranormal.

When it comes to volunteering, I’ve been participating in activities with Infant Loss Resources.

Rachel Johnson


I was born and raised in Olathe, KS.

I’ve been working in the insurance industry for 8 years and have been licensed to sell insurance for 5 years. I love helping customers put together protection plans they need to best protect their families!

I’m a huge Chiefs fan! My favorite way of spending the weekend is hanging out with friends and family!

Logan Broeker
Customer Service Representative - Overland Park

I am originally from Lincoln Nebraska where I also attended UNL.

What excites me the most about my position is being able to create a positive experience in our customer’s day.

When not at work, I enjoy creating memories with my wife and friends. I also enjoy almost any sport. I’m always up for going to new place and eating at places I’ve never been.

Shawna Sowder
Licensed Sales Producer - Overland Park

I grew up in Raymore Missouri and got my Bachelor’s of Science at the University of Central Missouri.

8 years ago was when I started working in the insurance industry as the Office Manager in a sales and support role. Later on, I decided to transition to a corporate office position as a liability adjuster. Later on, I realized, I missed sales, so I’m back in the agency side of things!

I enjoy everything about working in this industry- the excitement of never having the same experience, uncovering and advising on each individual person’s needs…but most of all, I love building long-lasting relationships in which I see trust grow.

Personally, anything that gets me outdoors makes me happy! If I’m not working, I’m at the lake (during the summer) with my kiddos, fishing, reading, or watching football!

Something interesting people might not know about me is that I’m a dominant lefty…I do everything with the left side of my body…writing, eating, kicking a ball, playing pool, bowling…I can’t even carry my purse on my right shoulder because it feels strange.

When it comes to community involvement, I volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters!

Shawnee Location

(913) 962-0400


Eric Turner
Agency Manager - Shawnee

Email – (913) 962-0400

I’ve had the privilege of working with Tim at Modern Consulting Inc since 2011. During this time, I’ve had the opportunity to experience different positions within the agency and grow professionally. As a former accountant (for 17 years), I created financial statements that helped companies make decisions. Now I use that experience and expertise to help families make decisions to protect what they hold so dear.

I grew up in Olathe, KS and have recently married my dear, sweet Susanne. We just purchased a home in west Olathe and look forward to hosting! If you’re in the area, stop in for some coffee!

What most excites me about my work is getting to know my clients and helping them understand what insurance means to them and how to avoid the dreaded “R” word, REGRET. One of my favorite quotes is: “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”  Alan Lakein. Very true!!

My passion is my family and friends. When I am with them and a part of their lives, all is well in the world.

When I’m not working, I’m usually watching an epic movie eating some nachos and popcorn. I also enjoy going to live sporting events. GO Royals, Chiefs, KU, K-State and Sporting KC! I also play soccer, golf and tennis to keep my heart-rate up!

Most of my customers don’t know that I love children. I’m a proud father of five and grandfather of two! I have been a foster parent, soccer coach and in the past few years been a part of the Boys & Girls Club of KC. This is a great organization that really impacts kids’ lives. Come join me at the next volunteer opportunity, it’s a lot of fun. Ask me how!

Tiffany Waltrip
Customer Service Manager - Shawnee

Email – (913) 962-0400

I grew up in Kansas but have lived all over the country. Born in Texas, I’ve lived in Tennessee, Virginia, and California, to name a few.

I was raised in the insurance business. My grandpa was an agent, my dad is an agent, and it’s been my lifeblood for many years! I love helping people and informing them of the insurance world. I try to make it as easy as possible for our clients, as I know many people do not understand or enjoy insurance.

Being a mother is what I love! My husband and I welcomed our baby boy into the world almost two years ago, and he is the light of our lives! On the weekends we love to spend time together playing in the yard or hanging out with our family.

Robert Lufholm Jr.
New Business Agent - Shawnee

Email – (913) 962-0400

Originally from Kansas City, I moved around several times when I was younger. I eventually settled back into Kansas and finished my education at the University of Kansas.

I joined the insurance industry in March of 2016. The experience and knowledge I have gained since joining the amazing team at Modern Consulting is what drives me. I also enjoy the opportunity to educate and help our customers whenever possible.

When it comes to personal hobbies, anything sports is at the top of my list. I enjoy going to a Royals or Chiefs game, or really anything else that means being outside.

Kellen Storer
New Business Agent - Shawnee

Email – (913) 962-0400

I previously sold Life & Health insurance, and in addition to recently renewing my agent licenses I also obtained my P&C license.

I grew up in Savannah, MO and went to college at Kansas State University for business management with an emphasis on entrepreneurship.

At my job, I enjoy being able to help people when they are in need.

When I’m not working, I’m usually spending time with family, playing golf, or watching sports. I am a huge sports fan, especially K-State, the Royals and the Chiefs.

Something people might not know about me is the fact that I know how to juggle and have a few magic tricks up my sleeve that I like to use to entertain kids.

I’m passionate about volunteering to help children and I actively participate in the Food 4 Kids program. I also volunteer as a mentor for kids through my church, as well as with Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Francie Baska
Marketing Manager – Shawnee

Email – (913) 962-0400

John Paul
Senior Account Rep - Shawnee

Email – (913) 962-0400

I have 15+ years of experience building strong long-term client relationships by providing a high level of individualized client service and comprehensive insurance strategies. What I enjoy most about my role here at the agency is focusing on listening to clients’ life goals and objectives in order to fully understand their needs and develop plans that help them achieve security and peace of mind.

Originally, I’m from Overland Park and spent a lot of time while growing up at our family farm.

Personally I love spending time with my family, I am a proud father of two. When I am not at work, you can find me out in the yard with the bunch or on the sports fields at their games.

Halloween and the 4th of July are my favorite holidays. I love nature, camping, and spending time with loved ones.

When it comes to volunteering, I am an Eagle Scout and support scouting. I also support Sunflower House and Safe Home.

Wichita Location

(316) 681-2120


Brian Williams
Agency Manager - Wichita

Email – (316) 681-2120

I grew up in Wichita and graduated from West High School. Since then, I have furthered my education through Cowley College and Wichita State University.

Being an Agency Manager with Modern Consulting since 2015, I must say that there is nothing better than working closely with our clients to ensure their current needs are protected and help guide their plans for an early retirement.

I am also the proud father of two amazing young ladies. On the weekends you may find me with our kids on the tennis courts, playing music, or skiing in Colorado.

Something people might not know about me is the fact that I love playing guitar and have been playing since childhood. I am also learning to play the piano.

I’m an active volunteer with the American Red Cross and a member of their philanthropy committee.

Bob Chambers
New Business Agent - Wichita

Email – (316) 681-2120

Luis Gonzalez
Customer Service Manager - Wichita

Email – (316) 681-2120

I was born in El Paso, TX but moved to Wichita when I was 5 years old and have lived here ever since. I graduated from North High School.

Having been in the insurance industry for 3 years, I can definitely say that I love what I do, day in and day out. I enjoy being able to make sure our clients are covered when they need it the most and guiding them through the hard times.

When I’m not in the office, I love to spend time with my family. I have 2 kids, a 6-year-old boy and a 2-year-old daughter. Any time I can spend with them is time well spent! I am also a huge soccer (FC Barcelona) & Football (Dallas Cowboys) fan. On the weekends, you can find me and the family at the pool or in the park.

Clemente Bobadilla-Reyes
Licensed Sales Professional - Wichita

Email – (316) 681-2120

I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and moved to Wichita when I was 5. I have lived in Wichita ever since, graduating from West High in 2011. I am currently finishing up my Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Friends University

I started working with insurance this year and what most excites me about it is the fact I am helping people protect their assets from harm while also saving them money.

On my free time, I enjoy watching soccer. I enjoy playing sometimes too. When not in the office, you can find me relaxing at home or around friends. On Sundays, I like to have dinner with my parents.

When it comes to community engagement, I am an active member of the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Kim Larsen
Customer Service Agent - Wichita

Email – Wichita, KS (316) 681-2120

I grew up in Park City, KS and have a Property & Casualty Insurance Agent license.

Interacting with our customers and discovering ways to save them money is what I love most about my role. I have been in the insurance industry since 1998.

I absolutely love camping and fishing! From Spring to Fall you will definitely find me at the lake enjoying the weekends.

Mark Donley
Financial Specialist - Wichita

Email – (316) 655-8113