Congratulations to Bob Kellet Insurance Agency for being the August Business of the Month!
Carol VanLeeuwen grew up on a farm in southeast Kansas. She began her career as an Insurance Agent in 2003 after working with Medicare billing for 3 years. Carol managed an Independent Insurance agency, Wood-Dulohery Insurance, in Erie, Kansas. After moving with her family to Mound City, Carol worked for Farm Bureau Insurance, as a Personal and Farm Insurance Agent, then, was later asked by Linn County Insurance to join their agency in 2006. She worked there until she moved to Valley Center in 2010 to join the Bob Kellet Insurance agency. Carol now writes all types of insurance, specializing in Commercial Business.
In 2006, she had completed and received the Certified Insurance Service Representative designation (CISR). Following that designation, Carol began another extensive round of educational courses, and in 2012, she received the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. In October of 2013, Carol was named the “Outstanding Young Agent of the Year” by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents.
Carol resides just outside of Valley Center with her 3 children, Jessika, Tyler and Veronika. She is also an artist and paints on commission, and is an active volunteer for several organizations. Carol is currently the President of the Valley Center Chamber of Commerce.
Marchele Wells started her career in insurance with Bob Kellet Insurance in 1998. She specializes in Personal Insurance, which includes home, auto, dwelling, motorcycle & ATV, boat and RV policies. She loves to work with people and educate them about insurance.
Prior to her insurance career, Marchele worked as a pre-school teacher here in Valley Center, and later worked at the old Amoco Food Shop for 6 years.
Marchele is married to Troy Wells and has resided in Valley Center for almost 30 years. Her husband, Troy has recently retired from the Sedgwick County Sheriff Department after 26 years of service. He is now the Major over the Sedgwick County Reserves, part-time. He also works full-time for KDOT as their Law Enforcement Liaison.
Marchele and Troy have 4 children, whom they are very proud of. Brandie (and her husband Joe), David, Sammie and Slade. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and doing things around the home.