• Chris Batliner


    Hi, I am Chris Batliner, Principle at Anchor Insurance Agencies. I’ve been in the insurance industry since 2009. My previous jobs include restaurant owner, construction, landscaping, package delivery, recycling services and my first jobs in fast food. I served in the Army National Guard as a Helicopter crew chief, where I earned the rank of sergeant. My wide range of experience has helped me to understand what drives a person and connect with people from a multitude of backgrounds. I take great pride in my agency and want my clients to as well. I am a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, BNI, Omaha Chamber and Wahoo chamber. I am from Lincoln, NE, where I attended Pius X High School and later UNL. I moved to Omaha in 2002 and lived here ever since. I am married to Erin Batliner and have 3 children: Logan, Kamden and Bristol. I am very active in my kids lives with sports, volunteering at school, and family outings. My hobbies include working out as well as playing basketball, golf, tennis, skiing, riding bikes, and watching movies. I love going to Husker football and basketball games. If I find myself without kids, my wife and I can usually be seen at a rock concert.

    Favorite Teams: Huskers and the Raiders

    Favorite Athlete: Bo Jackson and Charles Barkley. In today’s sports world, it’s LeBron James and Ndamukong Suh.

  • Eric Hancock


    Hi, I am Eric Hancock. I have worked as an insurance agent since 2000 and a Principle of Anchor Insurance since 2010. I have over 14 years of financial service experience in which I have been an agent, a sales manager, VP of business development at a bank, and most notably a teacher. In 2010, I decided it was time to stop working for other people and start working for myself. The vision I had was to create an agency were agents had the freedom to choose products based on the clients needs not because of one insurance carrier’s products. I know that may sound simple, but we see this offense all the time in our profession. At Anchor Insurance Agencies, we are completely independent. We will not be beholden to any insurance carrier. Our Promise is to get your company, family member, or lil’ brother into the most affordable quality products available. Helping people is what I love to do. I don’t have free time because I have 5 kids… When I’m not working I enjoy coaching and working outside. I’m a tinkerer by nature and love to get creative. I have been married to my lovely wife Traci for 18 adventurous years.

    If I won the lottery… I would give 50% of it away in a charitable trust, and then I would see the world…. Starting with New Zealand.

    My NERD FACTOR is a love Turner Classic Movies channel and especially a fan of old movies with Cary Grant.

    I am a fan of College athletics…I hate pro sports… just can’t wrap my head around paying someone that crazy money when our teachers are just getting by.

    BUCKET list moment… I want to construct a rat rod.

    If I were a superhero, I would be Captain America.

  • Drew Conway


    Hello everyone, my name is Drew Conway and I am happy to be your agent here at Anchor Insurance. I come from a small town in Nebraska. My wife Sarah and I, two sons, and our family pets live in Wahoo. We enjoy catching a Lincoln Saltdogs or Omaha Storm Chasers baseball game anytime we get a chance. II graduated from Harvard High School and pursued higher education at Doane College. I have been servicing clients since 2005 in the Wahoo area and throughout central Nebraska. Some of my favorite things in life are spending time with my family and friends, and meeting new people. In my free time I enjoy attending various sporting events. I also take pleasure in tinkering with wood and mechanical projects around the house.

  • Kristy Korte


    Hi, I am Kristy Korte an independent agent at Anchor Insurance Agencies. I’ve been in the insurance industry since 2014. My previous career was in administrative nursing. I attend Central Community College for 7 years. I hold licenses and certificates in practical nursing, dental assisting, nursing home administration, life & health insurance producer, and property & casualty insurance producer. I was born and raised in Brookings, SD and moved to Nebraska shortly after graduating high school. I’m an extremely busy mother of 5 children. I have 3 boys and twin girls. My passion used to be gymnastics and professional water skiing. Now you can find me spending time at my kids sporting events, movies, trampoline parks, fishing, outdoor activities, and anything that involves my children.

  • My name is Karen Boop, however I am often called Betty—which I answer to as well. Ron and I have been married for 27 years. Together we have four sons, one daughter, 2 foster daughters, and 7 grandchildren. During my 35 year Nursing Career I worked in Psychiatric Nursing, Intensive & Coronary Care, taught nursing for 9 years, worked in the Cath Lab for 10 years and finished with Emergency Room Nursing for 10 years. I retired from nursing in 2000.

    In 2001 I took the H & R Block Income Tax Course and have been working with tax preparation since. I also work for the Wahoo Police Department as the Records Clerk. Volunteer Work is a big part of my life. I have been coordinating the Wahoo Bloodmobile since retiring from nursing. I work with the Friends of the Library, Youth Services, Crime Stoppers, Vacation Bible School & other church ministries, the Wahoo Community Chest and the Active Collaborative Team (ACT) of Wahoo. To honor Law Enforcement at Christmas, I decorate the Saunders County Law Enforcement & Judicial Center and the Wahoo Police Department with a blue theme for the “thin blue line” between the criminals and society.

    For other interests I enjoy gardening, making Jams & Jellies, reading, collecting, and Victorian Memorabilia. My husband and I have been renovating the old Victorian house that we purchased when moving to Wahoo in 1993.

  • Ashley Benson


    Hi there! I’m Ashley. I’ve been with The Anchor Team since August 2016. I am the office Manager in our Omaha office. I was born and raised in Omaha. I love working in the insurance business and helping our clients. I have a silly, spunky, 2nd grade daughter, Zoey. Together, we love going to the zoo, fishing, the park, bowling, camping, swimming, and playing outside, but she doesn’t like shopping. I’ve been coaching her softball team for the last 4 years. If we’re not at the softball fields, we’re at the sand courts, playing volleyball. I also really enjoy watching Zoey play basketball, something I was never good at. (She got the basketball skills from my sister.) Something about me is that I am always listening to music. When I get to the office in the mornings, the first thing I do is put music on. Get in the car, music. Cooking dinner, music. Feel free to stop by the Omaha office and say hello! I love meeting new people and having conversation.

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  • Ivan Sotelo


    Hi, I am Ivan Sotelo, licensed agent at Anchor Insurance. I enjoy helping people which is kind of why I accepted to go down this career path. I typically am working down in the South Omaha/North Omaha area as I am bilingual with Spanish being my other language. I feel as if I can help a population that might be underserved. I grew up in Wahoo, Nebraska where I kept active in mainly sports such as football and wrestling. I currently live in Lincoln, NE and try to stay active whenever I can whether it be going to the gym and working out, playing basketball, or frisbee golf. Other hobbies I enjoy are playing video games, watching sports, or just going out with friends! My sports teams I like to follow are Carolina Panthers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Huskers, GBR!

  • Angela Coleman

  • Tomas Robles

    My name is Tomas (toe-moss) Robles (row-bless), which stands for: “your insurance agent” in Spanish! 😉 I’m originally from Sioux City, IA and grew up through my teens in a quaint and lovely Dutch town named Hawarden, Iowa. At 18, I hit the dusty trail to Sioux Falls, SD and enjoyed the Falls for 6 more years before trekking to Lincoln, NE. What can I say, I love the Midwest. I’ve been in Lincoln almost 4 years! My interests are: the great outdoors, writing music, my mother’s cooking, and spending quality time with family and friends. Why Insurance? When I’m educating, problem solving, and looking out for you best interest- I’m in my element. My first unofficial job was as a translator for my family at age 4, so you see, I’ve been rocking it since then. Speaking of Rocking…. I was a touring musician up until I moved to Lincoln, NE. Guitar and bass over here. Music made it possible for me to travel across most of North America and meet so many wonderful people that I still connect with! Thanks for getting to know me, I’m excited to get to know YOU.
  • Christi Stewart


    Hi, I am Christi Stewart an independent insurance agent with Anchor Agencies.   I am licensed for property, casualty, life & annuities, health, sickness and accident lines.  I have worked in the insurance industry since 2012. I previously worked in banking and finance.  I am also a licensed real estate agent. I grew up in western Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  I enjoy time with my family, outdoor adventures and reading.  I look forward to meeting new clients and helping with all your insurance needs!

  • Steve Knapp

    My name is Steve Knapp and I’m a financial advisor and licensed insurance agent, serving individuals who are retired or soon to be retired in Omaha and Central Nebraska. I specialize in retirement planning, life insurance, and risk management with a focus on long-term investment strategies. I also specialize in succession planning and risk management for small businesses.

    My career in financial services started at the age of 23. I owned and operated a small marketing business in Chicago, where I designed marketing and client acquisition programs for banks. In 2007, I migrated to the investment side of the industry, where I served as a Junior Advisor at Tagge Rutherford Financial Group. In 2010, I partnered with Ron Carson, where I designed marketing and client-acquisition programs for Carson Wealth Management (one of the nation’s largest RIA firms). And, most recently I operated as an independent financial advisor before joining Anchor Insurance.

    I currently reside in Elkhorn, Nebraska with my wife and two children. My main joy in life is spending time with family. In my spare time, I volunteer as a youth basketball coach for the West Omaha YMCA and youth Football Coach for the Elkhorn Athletic Association.