Staff

Brenda Martin, owner

        Brenda has been in the insurance industry for 20 years and has her P&C and Crop Insurance licenses. She started at VO Enterprises in 2005 and works in the Beemer office. Brenda and her husband, Dan, have 3 boys, Braden, Andre, and Gabe and live in Howells.

Daniel Martin, owner, financial services representative

        Dan has been working with insurance since 2011. Licensed in Crop, P&C,  and Life & Health Insurance, Dan also holds his Series 7 & 63 licenses. Dan works in our Howells office chiefly with Life/Health insurance and financial products. Dan enjoys hunting, golfing, and coaching his sons’ activities.

Vern Ortmeier

        Vern has more than 25 years experience in the insurance industry and is the founder of VO Enterprises. He is licensed in P&C and Crop Insurance. Vern and his wife, Rita, live in Waterloo, NE and enjoy spending time with their three grown children and three grandchildren.

Kathy Giese

        Kathy has worked at VOs for more than 20 years. She is licensed in Crop Insurance and processes many of the renewals and endorsements that come through the Beemer office. Kathy farms south of Wisner and enjoys bowling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Jennifer Niewohner

        Jen has been an insurance agent for the past 18 years. She was born and raised on a farm by Clarkson, NE. Jen graduated from UNL with a finance degree and after working in banking for a few years started her career with VO Enterprises in 2002. She and her husband farm by Snyder and have 3 children, Karly-17, Alisen-15, and Nate 11. Jen works both in the Beemer and Howells offices and has her Crop, Property & Casualty, and Life Insurance licenses.

Becca Weborg

        Becca is a graduate of Southeast Community College in Lincoln and earned her bachelor’s degree from Bellevue University. Becca has been in the insurance industry since 2005. She joined VO Enterprises in 2009 and has all of her insurance licenses, but specializes in Health Insurance. Becca is trained and certified on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Becca, her husband, Tyler, and children Nevaeh, Adara, Nora and Maddox live between Beemer and West Point. They enjoy playing on the lake, spending time with family and keeping up with their children’s many activities. Becca also enjoys coaching her daughters’ softball and volleyball teams. Tyler farms and feeds cattle near Pender, NE.

Jacquelyn Giese

        Jacque started with VOs in 2010, first as an intern, and then full time after graduating from Concordia University Seward with a degree in Business. She is licensed in P&C and Crop Insurance, primarily working with crop and farm insurance. She and her husband, Michael, live in Beemer with their dog, Loki.

Austin Coufal

        Austin has been in the insurance industry since 2011, having worked for State Farm Insurance as a claims representative before starting with VO Enterprises in the fall of 2012. Austin is licensed for P&C and Crop Insurance and works in the Howells office. His goal is to build long lasting relationships with customers by being available 24/7. Customers should feel free to call or text him any time to help with insurance questions or concerns. Austin and his wife, Kelsey, live in Howells. He enjoys being with family, camping, fishing, hunting, being a volunteer fireman, and officiating wrestling.

Ardene Belina

        Ardene was born in the Howells area and along with her husband, Jeff, raised four children: Russ, Roy, Becky, and Kim. Ardene spent 8 years working at Midwest Bank in Pilger before coming to work for VO Enterprises at the Howells location in 2012. Ardene has her Property/Casualty and Health Insurance licenses.

Jennifer Wuestewald

        Jen lives in West Point with her husband, Todd, and children, Alexis and Ryan. After graduating from Wayne State College, she worked at Pathfinder Support Services in Fremont and most recently at Tom’s Rexall Drug in West Point. Jenny has her Nebraska Life/Health and Property & Casualty Insurance licenses and works in the Beemer office.

Brandon Bowers

        Brandon grew up on a farm outside of Winside, NE.  After high school, he went to UNL and majored in Ag Economics.  While in college, Brandon started working for Allied Insurance and worked there from 2006 to 2012; he then accepted a job in Des Moines, IA as a farm underwriter for Nationwide Agribusiness.  He relocated back to Lincoln in 2014 to take on a role as farm underwriter for eastern Nebraska.  In February of 2015, Brandon accepted an agent position with VO’s and moved back to Winside. Brandon works out of the Beemer office and has his Property/Casualty and Crop Insurance licenses.