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Meet the Team

EXCELLENT SERVICE BEGINS WITH EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE!

Employees at IHS Insurance Group hold insurance licenses and are highly-trained.
Many also hold advanced degrees & are AHIP certified.

Principal Owner & Certified Financial Planner


Founded Company in 2005

MICHAEL F. STEELE, CFP
PRINCIPAL OWNER & CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER
I grew up in Tomball, TX and after graduating high school attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.  Upon graduation I started my career in insurance sales and within a few years I incorporated IHS Insurance Group LLC.  My career began selling Medicare Supplement and since has grown to include group/individual health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income protection and dental/vision. In 2015 our agency expanded to include Property and Casualty products and now offers home, auto, and commercial insurance plans.   I proudly completed my CFP requirements in 2016 and now serve my customers as a Certified Financial Planner.  I have been blessed with over 10 years of marriage to my wonderful wife Elizabeth, and we treasure every moment together and the three gorgeous children God has blessed us with.

Principal Owner & Certified Financial Planner


Team Member Since 2012

ELIZABETH STEELE
HUMAN RESOURCES & WEB ADMINISTRATOR
I grew up in Tomball, TX and after graduating high school attended Sam Houston State University. I have a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Spanish and am currently in the process of becoming a certified Human Resources Professional. Shortly after Michael founded IHS Insurance Group I served the company as a Health & Life Agent for 1 year. After 4 years of caring for our growing family at home I returned to the company in 2012 and am now the Human Resources & Web Administrator. I love that I can work alongside Michael to further the company’s potential to provide our clients with the best possible service. We are blessed with an amazing team who are genuinely committed to excellence and serving our customers with compassion & empathy. Our fantastic team is why IHS Insurance Group is able to offer exceptional service that simply can’t be found anywhere else!

STEPHANIE FARKAS
OFFICE ASSISTANT & RENEWAL SPECIALIST

I was born and raised in Southeast Houston.  My son is my heart and soul, and before returning to the workforce I was a stay-at-home mom for several years. I attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Oklahoma and Utah where I pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management with a Minor in Aviation Safety.  While attending class I was employed as an Academic Counselor at the University. My background also includes the medical field and caring for the elderly, I have worked with non-profit organizations helping them further their mission statements.  I am happy to be back in the Houston area, and I am blessed to be a part of the IHS Insurance team!

PAULA MOORE
OFFICE ASSISTANT & RENEWAL SPECIALIST

I was born and raised in Southeast Houston.  My son is my heart and soul, and before returning to the workforce I was a stay-at-home mom for several years. I attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Oklahoma and Utah where I pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management with a Minor in Aviation Safety.  While attending class I was employed as an Academic Counselor at the University. My background also includes the medical field and caring for the elderly, I have worked with non-profit organizations helping them further their mission statements.  I am happy to be back in the Houston area, and I am blessed to be a part of the IHS Insurance team!

Health & Life Division


Team Member Since 2011

CRYSTAL ESPITIA
LICENSED INSURANCE AGENT

I am a mother of two awesome children and three grandchildren. My daughter and grandchildren live with me in Tomball, Texas and it is such a joy to be able to have them there and watch them grow!  I was born in California, and because my father was in the military I was able to see a lot of the United States growing up until we finally settled in the Houston area.  I have been with IHS Insurance Group for about 8 years and I love what I do.  I specialize in assisting customers with Health & Life Insurance including Medicare Supplements and Marketplace health plans.  It’s very fulfilling to help people make what is sometimes a very difficult decision when it comes to their insurance.


Founded Company in 2005

NIKKI HELMS 
LICENSED INSURANCE AGENT
I was born in Dallas, lived in East Texas for 18 years, then Houma, Louisiana for 3 years and then came back to the Houston area now for 16 years.  I have been an insurance agent for 9 years after being self-employed over 32 years.  I really enjoy helping people with one of the most important decisions they have to make.  I am a born “helper, so being an insurance agent is a great fit for me.  I take pride in making sure people don’t over pay for their plans and love to help with their questions or concerns. I taught free dance lessons to divorced people for over 11 years and Divorce Recovery for just as long.  I love being in customer service and really look forward to helping all of my customers here at IHS Insurance Group!

Property & Casualty Division


Team Member Since 2015

JEFFREY BACON
PROPERTY & CASUALTY ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
I have a long history in customer service and the insurance industry, with clients gladly referring me to their friends and family.  I enjoy working with my clients so that I can provide solutions that meet their needs as well as their budget. I like to have well-rounded discussions to discover any gaps in coverage and place my customers with the right products so that they are protected.  I have a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Houston – Downtown campus, as well as the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation. I am continuing to further my insurance education by completing the Certified School Risk Manager designation.  As a courtesy to my clients I also provides free Notary services. In  my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and reading.

KYLE HELTON
LICENSED PROPERTY & CASUALTY AGENT

I am a native Texan and have lived in many parts of the state throughout my life.  My family and I currently reside in Humble and were recently blessed by the arrival of our first child, a son!  I began my career in the insurance industry two years ago with Allstate.  I really enjoy working at IHS Insurance Group and have enjoyed a great deal of success. I am excited to grow with the company and see what the future brings!