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Staff Directory

Get to know the trusted staff at Harpenau Insurance Agency!

Commercial Lines

Rick Harpenau
Rick joined his father, Robert, in the agency in 1978.  He has worked in all lines of insurance coverage.  He has attained two designations; CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) and CWCA (Certified Worker's Compensation Advisor).  Through his dedication and hard work, he has grown the agency from a two-man office, to what we are today.  Although he is very knowledgeable in all areas of insurance, he has focused on the primary industries of Wood, Trucking and Workers Compensation.  Rick and Pam, together, have a total of five adult children and one granddaughter.


Evan Garmon
Evan is a Commercial Lines Agent and has been in the insurance industry since 2013.  While studying for his degree in Insurance & Risk Management from Ball State University, he worked under two successful State Farm agencies to start developing real world experience outside of the classroom.  Evan married his high school sweetheart, Mollie just before coming on at HIA in 2014.  They do not have any children yet, but hope to in the next few years.  Drones, reading, fitness, and pumpkin carving in the fall are some of the things Evan likes to do in his free time when he is not helping clients.  

Darla Small

Darla is a Commercial Lines Account Manager and has been with the HIA since 2009. It is her goal to provide the best customer service possible and she is available to answer any of your insurance concerns and inquiries. Before relocating to Indiana, Darla had 13 years of experience as a personal lines customer service rep at agencies in Maine and Pennsylvania. She is now in her 20th year in the insurance industry and continues to find the ever-changing business interesting and challenging. Darla resides in Santa Claus with her husband Russell. They have two adult daughters and two grandsons whom they enjoy spending time with. She also enjoys church activities, reading, and relaxing with her husband and their family pets.

Becky Dixon

Becky is a Commercial Lines Account Manager and has been with the agency since 2013; she handles the quoting for new accounts and renewals. She is detail-oriented and likes to stay busy, which is why she loves her job at the agencies putting those characteristics to good use. Becky is married to her best friend, Kevin, and they have 2 adult sonsand 1 granddaughter. She loves spending time with family and friends, cooking, crafting, decorating, making her own household products, and traveling.

Rebecca Childers

Rebecca is a Commercial Lines Agent and started her career with the agency in 2015. She has been married for over 20 years to her husband Kenneth, and they have two girls, Taylor and Hunter. She enjoys anything outdoors, but especially hunting, hiking, and bow fishing.

Personal Lines

LaDonna Bell

LaDonna is the Personal Lines Account Manager. Prior to joining the agency in May 2005, she worked as a Realtor and a Mortgage Lender for a number of years. In her spare-time, LaDonna loves spending times with her family. They enjoy traveling, motor-sports, and camping.

Tessa Roeling

Tessa is a Personal Lines Account Manager and has been with the agency since 2007. She lives in Tell City with her three children, Hailey, Chloe, and Drevan. All three of them are active in sports, which keeps her very busy. Tessa also enjoys spending time with her family outdoors and on the water.

Kailee Zuelly

Kailee is the newest member to join our team. She graduated from Ivy Tech in May of 2016 with an AAS in Health Care Specialty. She is getting married to her better-half of 8 years in April 2018. In her free time she enjoys crafting, re-purposing, along with spending time with friends and family.   

Life and Health


Robert Harpenau


John Hoch

John Hoch is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker-dealer (member SIPC) and registered investment advisor.


Kelly Malone

Kelly Malone is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker-dealer (member SIPC) and registered investment advisor. Kelly has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Evansville. He lives in Tell City with his wife Lana and they have two children, Kelsey and Brennan. Kelly enjoys hunting, watching football, and volunteering for Junior Achievement.



Pam Harpenau 

Pam started in insurance in 2000 as a personal lines agent at Schatz Insurance.  Since coming to Harpenau Insurance in 2002, she started taking over the duties of Janice Harpenau, Rick’s mother, handling the accounting for the agency and worked as a personal lines agent simultaneously.  Currently she does only accounting and helps out, from time to time, with personal lines.

    Janice Harpenau