Bob (Robert) Bowerman started in the agency in February 1989. Bob started with property and casualty insurance business and few years later received his life and health license. Bob manages the crop insurance business, which he knows quite well since he has farmed all his life and owned his own farm since 1977. Bob actually purchased his crop insurance through Art Kirschenmann, the original owner of the agency. Bob has been a member of the North Dakota Professional Insurance Association and has served on the board of directors on the NDPIA. Bob sees great rewards in seeing his customers with the best coverage available towards protecting their financial interest in a time of need.
Bob is still farming NE of Steele but travels between the farm and Bismarck (where they purchased a home). They have a daughter who lives in Jamestown with her husband and their 3 children. Their son's children live in Bismarck with their mother.
Bob loves to farm, hunt deer, travel, pickup pulls, classic autos and to visit!
LaDonna started working in the agency in 1993 & became a fully licensed agent. She works in all the areas of insurance and is the bookkeeper for both agencies, with the help of MaryJane Nipstad (Nipstad Management Solutions). LaDonna has earned the AFIS (Agriculture & Farm Insurance Specialist) designation for farm & agricultural risks and the CPIA (Certified Professional Insurance Agent) designation.
LaDonna and Bob have 2 grandchildren who live in Bismarck with their mother and their daughter Brietta lives in Jamestown with her husband and their three children. LaDonna and Bob are enjoying their five grandchildren.
LaDonna enjoys her grandchildren, shopping and visiting with her friends, traveling, and walking! She is also trying to learn the game of pickleball and golf!
Josh Hackman started in our agency in March of 2018. He became a Property and Casualty Licensed Agent as soon as he could as Josh was eager to learn the insurance business. He also wanted to get to know the customers and help them with their insurance risks they face. Having the technology and farming background, Josh is very beneficial to the crop customers, especially since technology is becoming very important today in Agriculture. Josh works closely with his dad, Bob Hackman, (who is the agent and manager of our Bismarck location) learning home, auto, commercial and farm insurance along with getting to know his customers.
Josh has worked in Steele the last several years with BEK Communications and attended college for telecommunications where he began a career in technology.
Josh lives in Bismarck with his daughter, Adeline. Josh also farms his grandparents place north of Robinson along with his dad, Bob Hackman (Bob is the agent and manager of our Bismarck location) and loves the farm life. He has stated that he is even closer to his passion of farming. Some of Josh's hobbies include taking trips, snowmobiling and fishing.
Melissa Binder started working in our agency in February of 2015 as a CSR, she quickly became a Licensed Property and Casualty Agent. Melissa has learned quickly and help in all areas of the insurance business. Melissa enjoys helping customers and working with their specific needs.
Prior to starting in our agency, Melissa worked in the banking industry most of her adult life and helps LaDonna with some of the agency’s bookwork.
Melissa and her husband, Jared live is Steele. Melissa and Jared have two children, Teanna and Blake. Melissa enjoys hunting, fishing, reading and spending time with family and friends. Melissa has lived and worked in the Steele area most of her life.
April started in our agency in the summer of 2019 and shortly afterwards took the classes and tests required to obtain her Property & Casualty License. Since she is a licensed agent, she works with Bob B and Josh in the crop insurance business. She also works with Melissa and Rebecca in the P & C side of the agency as well. April enjoys working with all of the customers helping them in all of the areas of their insurance risks.
April grew up in Tappen, ND and after high school completed her Associate in Science Degree at Bismarck State College. During college she started working at First Community Credit Union and was there for 12 ½ years. She started as a teller, then transferred to Steele and became a consumer loan officer. Shortly after that became the Branch Manager and Ag/Commercial loan officer while at FCCU.
April lives in Steele, ND with her husband Perry and their 3 kids, Teedyn, Saige, and Willow. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, and scrapbooking.
Prior to Rebecca's employment at Bowerman Insurance, she worked at the Stamart Truck stop for 15 years managing, traveling and running the Bismarck store. She thought it was time for a change when she did a complete 180 and decided to try out the medical industry and worked at a medical supply store for little over a year before she got the opportunity to join the insurance business.
Rebecca just recently completed the Property and Casualty (P&C) Classes and is now a ND P & C Licensed Agent! She is excited to help people service their insurance needs! We at Bowerman Insurance welcome Rebecca and know she is ready to take on the responsibilities of being a licensed insurance agent, especially with Melissa helping her!
Rebecca was born and raised in Bismarck ND but moved out to Steele after she met her husband as he wanted to stay close to his 2 older children Zach & Alyssa. Rebecca and her husband have two sons, Jaxson, and Bryson. Both of their kids love the outdoors and love to go camping, hunting, fishing hanging out with friends.