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Lyle Davidson

Business: 785-523-4202Cell: 785-392-4777Email

Owns and operates The Davidson Agency, a Trusted Choice®, independent insurance agency in Delphos, KS. He seeks out and researches industry initiatives in technology and automation to share with independent agents. As the technology committee chair at the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA) he has played a key role in implementing new member benefits including a mobile app, technology education, and website development. He has over 10 years of experience in the insurance community.

After having worked as a farmer, teacher, and coach, Lyle decided to expand upon his skill set further as a small business owner. He began working at his father’s independent insurance agency in 1999, and later that year he purchased the agency with big ideas in the works including expansion and automation. The Davidson Agency is now located in five rural Kansas towns, including Delphos, Glasco, Minneapolis, Bennington, and Assaria.

As a rural agency owner, Lyle has the opportunity to work with many farmers. He earned his Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) designation in 2007, and has continued to manage his own farmland along with managing two out-of-state landowners.

Along with the insurance agency, Lyle owned Sunflower Realty from 2003-2010 and continues to maintain his license under The Davidson Agency. Lyle has served on the board of directors for the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents and has maintained a bi-monthly column in their magazine, KIA&B, for three years. He chaired their Communications/Trusted Choice Committee and is currently serving as the chair for the Technology committee. His commitment to mobilizing the independent insurance industry has led to his involvement with the Agents Council for Technology (ACT) for which he is currently serving as a member of the Strategic Future Issues Work Group.

Locally, Lyle has served on the board of trustees for the United Methodist Church in Delphos, his local school district’s site council and long range planning committee, the Minneapolis Golf Course Board, and has also worked as a tournament director. Moreover, he is a member of the local Lion’s Club.

Lyle is a graduate of Bethany College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary math education. In addition to his work and community involvement, Lyle makes time to coach his son’s flag football, basketball and baseball teams. He and his wife, Amanda, have two children, Spencer and Shelby. You may also spot him on the prowl or out on the greens as he is an avid hunter and golfer.

  • Kansas Association of Independent Agents
  • Big I
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Kansas Association of Realtors
  • Salina Board of Realtors
  • Delphos Lions Club
  • Delphos United Methodist Church – Trustee
  • KAIA – Trusted Choice Communications Committee
  • Minneapolis Golf Course 2008 / 2009 Board Member
  • Minneapolis Golf Course 2008 / 2009 Tournament Director
  • USD 239 Site Council

Melissa Kindall

Phone: 785-488-3300Email

Melissa is a native Kansan, born in Salina and graduating from Salina High School Central. She is married to husband Charlie and has a daughter Brooke and stepson Paden. Her hobbies include her two horses and anything related to horses. She enjoys trail rides and spending time with family, friends and horses. Having grown up on a small acreage outside of Salina, Melissa thoroughly enjoys being a farmers wife and all the thing related to that occupation.

  • Kansas Association of Independent Agents
  • Big I
  • American Quarter Horse Assoc.

Montie Nelson

Business: 785-392-2102

Cell: 785-392-7481Email

A native of Minneapolis, Monte graduated from Minneapolis High School and received his B.S. from Kansas State University. Following a 7 year hiatus living (and skiing) in Colorado, Monte moved back to Minneapolis with his wife Holly and children Kersti and Ryker. Along with camping and mountain trips with his family, Monte enjoys participating in sports of all kinds. In addition to working for The Davidson Agency, Monte is also the Broker/Owner of Sunflower Realty located in Minneapolis.

  • Kansas Association of Independent Agents
  • Big I
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Kansas Association of Realtors
  • Salina Board of Realtors-Director
  • Kansas State University Alumni Association Life Member
  • Salina Multiple Listing Service – Past Board Member
  • Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce – Past Board Member
  • Minneapolis Golf Course – Past Board Member

Kathie Roy

Phone: 785-488-3300Email

After growing up in Eudora, KS and obtaining an Associate of Applied Science from CCCC, Kathie moved to the Minneapolis area in 1984. She and husband David have 3 grown children, and four grandchildren, Brent, Spencer, Kiley and Bridget. Kathie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking, and birdwatching.

  • Kansas Association of Independent Agents
  • Big I
  • Member of Ottawa County Conservation District
  • Smoky Hills Audubon
  • Family and Community Education

Stacey Gawith

Business: 785-568-2786Cell: 785-392-2102Email

Growing up in Lincoln, KS, born and raised on a farm, she furthered her education with Cowley County Community College with an Accounting Clerk degree and then went on to Heritage College and got her Massage Therapy licenses. She is married to Matthew Gawith who grew up in the Delphos area and has one child a daughter, who was born in August 2011, Lydia. She is very active being a first time mom, making changes to their house that was bought in May 2010, massaging people on the weekends, and getting together with family and friends. But it doesn’t stop there, she likes helping out her family with harvest and planting a garden. Stacey is enjoying being young and on the move.