Bailey grew up and attended high school in Waterloo, IL. She ventured off to college at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, MO where she met her husband Dusty. There she graduated with a B.S. in Secondary Education and taught high school Spanish for two years before taking time off to start her family.
Bailey and Dusty are the proud parents of their only daughter.
Bailey has been a licensed insurance agent since 2014. She originally started her insurance career working for a Shelter agent before joining the GR family in July of 2016.
Outside the office you can find probably find Bailey participating in her family tradition of barrel racing where her and her husband own a horse breeding and training operation and travel the country competing against some of the best horses and riders in the world.
At the end of the day, Bailey loves being able to help people find the proper coverages to fit their needs. My drive is to do the best I can at everything I do.
Jenny is a proud graduate of I-35 High School in Truro, Iowa. She began college at the University of Iowa as a botany major, however couldn’t hold off the urge to get a “real job” in the insurance industry as a clerk for Employer’s Mutual Insurance Company in Des Moines, Iowa.
Since then Jenny has worked for a number of top insurance companies, holding various positions,including Allied Insurance, Rain and Hail Agribusiness as an underwriting assistant and ING Financial as a financial advisor.
After marrying her incredibly exceptional husband they decided to moved south to be near her parents in Southeast Missouri. During that time Jenny spent most of it (10 years) working as a sales coordinator for a major apparel distributor. She also has owned her own insurance agency and returned to school to finish her degree in business.
During that time they also added two daughters to their family Abby and Lizzy. Now for the last two years Jenny calls GR Insurance home where she is a Personal Lines Manager and licensed agent.
During her spare time Jenny loves to garden and actually preserves much of the food that my family eats throughout the year. She also enjoys the outdoors, fishing, hiking, kayaking and camping with her family. She also enjoys a good book and can often be found in kitchen cooking with home-grown herbs and produce.
Jenny also generously volunteers her time in the community as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for foster kids. She is also a volunteer board member for the University of MO Extension Council, which helps bring a broad base of programs to our local communities. She also serves on the Governing Board for our Community Counseling Center.
At the end of the day Jenny wants to feel like she accomplished something that made a difference.
Amber grew up in Scott City Missouri and went on to go to college at Southeast Missouri for social service. She is a mother of a little girl who is a blessing and the light of her life. Some of her hobbies include music and being outdoors. When both of those things combine, then it is a perfect day for Amber. Her favorite animals are bees, and she loves to spend time with her friends and family. Amber’s favorite part of insurance is being able to build relationships with her clients and helping them with all their needs.
Grady graduated as an honor roll student and athlete from Truman High School in Independence, Missouri. As an athlete he was a runner up for the Wendy’s Heisman award and later became a swimmer for the Mizzou Swim Team where he swam with a few Olympians.
He is a fourth-generation insurance agent and found his long way back home, like the Prodigal Son, to the best career as an insurance agent.
Grady started GR Insurance in 2009 with a different vision than most agency, where the GR name is more important than money.
Grady runs their business based on principles of honesty, integrity, and most of all, it’s name sake, the GR: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The goal of the agency is NOT to make a “quick buck” but rather to have a very good long term relationship with you for years to come. Our motto is “to look out for YOUR best interest.”
Before all that, Grady attended the Police Academy at MAC (receiving an award only given 4 times in school history) and graduated from UMSL with a B.A. in Law, Criminology, and Criminal Justice while juggling two sales jobs.
He became a supervisor for UPS in Earth City, MO then moved to southeast Missouri to become a part of a church and worked in construction. Shortly after, he started his own self funded car dealership in 2006, and changed pace in 2009 with the ailing economy that when GR Insurance was formed. Now they are one of the fasted growing insurance agencies in all of southern Missouri.
Grady believes a big reason for that is because they make it so easy for you to do business with them.
They do that by issuing coverage right over the phone and using electronic signature technology to avoid making unnecessary trips to the office. They also attribute that success to their focus on building long term relationship with you by giving you the best service you will find anywhere in the industry.
Behind it all Grady hopes he can be a vision to help others, and to be a blessing- in a dark and corrupt world.
Greg Rogers, a star football player for both high school and college, graduated from William Jewel in May of 2003. He entered the business world in Sales and Advertising until landing a career as an insurance agent with Farm Bureau in Grove, Oklahoma in 2005.
He is a proud fourth-generation insurance agent, an honorary title he shares with his close cousin and co-owner, Grady Gamble.
In March of 2012 Greg left Farm Bureau to join Grady and became part owner of GR Insurance Associates.
Greg and his lovely wife of 11 years, Abranda Fay Rogers, have four wonderful children: Isaac, 9, Micah, 5, Mercy, 3, and Zeke, 1. When he’s not helping clients and doing good deeds, he spends time with his family. He also plays golf and tennis, and enjoys reliving his “younger” youth by watching and playing fantasy football.
Those who know Greg know he is a caring and patient person wrapped together with an enthusiasm that screams “I love people,” which has made him one of the most successful agents in the area.
Dusty spent his childhood on the road, competing in barrel racing events across the country. He made many lifelong connections with people in the barrel racing industry and was able to communicate with people of many different backgrounds. Dusty spent his time selling barrel racing horses and helping his father manage a nationwide horse transportation service.
He later met his wife Bailey and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Business Law. They have a beautiful daughter together. Their family enjoys competing in barrel races together and traveling the world during their free time.
Dusty’s love for helping peoples brought him into the work of insurance. Being here at GR Insurance allows Dusty to help individuals find savings on their insurance rates daily. He has been licensed and a part of GR Insurance since 2018.
Tierney grew up in Patton Missouri and is currently attending Central Methodist University for teaching. She is the youngest out of four girls--so I guess you could say her dad had his hands full when they were growing up. She comes from a close, tight-knit family that spends most of their Saturday nights cheering on their dad at the local lawnmower races. One of her favorite past times is watching true crime shows.
Tierney enjoys working in insurance because it allows her to work in an environment that is constantly help others.
Eric grew up in Kearney Missouri, which is located about 15 minutes north of Kansas City. Eric attended Automotive Technical School at Longview College in Kansas City. Afterward he went his Emergency Medical Tech certification at Mineral Area College in Park Hills MO. Eric is happily married to his wife, Elena from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. They have three awesome kids together. When Eric isn’t working, he enjoys restoring and repairing things such as, cars, furniture, guns and knives. He plays guitar and his absolute favorite thing would be being outdoors with his family and friends. His favorite part of working in insurance is fixing problems and helping his clients to ensure they are happy and taken care of.
Debbie grew up in Jackson Missouri. She worked in Realty for several years before deciding to jump into the insurance industry. She is married and has 5 wonderful kids, 1 dog and 1 cat. Her favorite thing to do is hang out with her family and friends on the weekends and being outdoors. Debbie’s favorite part of insurance is getting to know the people she is working with and discovering their insurance needs. She loves that everyday brings in a new challenge.