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Meet the Team

EXCELLENT SERVICE BEGINS WITH EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE!

At IHS Insurance Group employees hold insurance licenses, are AHIP certified & are highly-trained.  Many also have advanced degrees and certifications!

 


 

 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 plans 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 offer 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.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

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. 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!

 

Team Member Since 2017
PAULA MOORE
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!

 

 

NATALIE HENRY
APPLICATIONS PROCESSOR

 

 

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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.

Team Member Since 2016
Team Member Since 2016
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 pay too much 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!

Team Member Since 2017
Team Member Since 2017
STEPHANIE FARKAS
LICENSED INSURANCE AGENT

I am Hungarian American and  have lived in Houston and surrounding areas my entire life.  I love the big city life and everything that Houston has to offer, but also enjoy the serenity and charm of living in rural areas. Working in Tomball at IHS Insurance Group is the perfect combination of both! When I am not at work helping others, I help care for my 88 year old Dad who immigrated from Hungary in the early 1950’s. I also spend time with my husband, our son, and our rescue dogs and cats. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Management from University of Houston. Before joining IHS, my career background was Accounting and Human Resources. I love working for IHS Insurance Group as I am able to continue my passion to inspire, encourage, and guide our clients on a path that benefits them best.

 

TAMMIE KOY
LICENSED INSURANCE AGENT

I was born in Dallas. My husband and I moved to Houston in 1981. After 30 years in the restaurant business I transitioned to a career in Insurance. I have been an Insurance Agent for 6 years. Although I am licensed in Property and Casualty as well as Life and Health, I truly enjoy helping people with their Health and Life Insurance needs. IHS Insurance Group allows me to do something I love helping people that need assistance with their Medicare coverage.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband of 37 years and our children and grandkids. I am an active member of the Woodlands United Methodist Church.

 

PROPERTY & CASUALTY DIVISION

Team Member Since 2017
LINDA ENDRES
PROPERTY & CASUALTY ACCOUNT MANAGER

I began my insurance career in 1985 with Farmers Insurance.  I have amassed a great deal of experience over the years in the insurance industry to include both Personal and Commercial lines.  I have learned that in order to be a good agent one must be willing to put the needs of the client first.  I was born and raised in Northwest Houston.  I am an active member of The Ark Church in Conroe, Texas and married to my husband Paul of 34 years we have two children Randy and Olivia as well as 3 grandchildren.  I joined the IHS Insurance team in September of 2017 and I am both honored and humbled to be working with such a wonderful and talented group of individuals!

 

 

PHILLIP LARSON
PROPERTY & CASUALTY SALES AGENT

My career in the insurance industry began in 1992. I first started in customer service where I learned the value of customer care. I later advanced to sales where I discovered the challenge of sales and the competition between fellow agents. It wasn’t long that I also discovered the greatest rewards were more than achieving a difficult sale or exceeding the monthly quota. It was about helping people. To this day, there’s no greater gratification than knowing that I made a difference in people’s lives, by making certain that they had the financial protection they needed and they were aware of it, and with that; they are able to sleep better at night. This is what motivates me.

 

 

 

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