Meet Our Team

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Meet Our Team


Rex is the backbone of Bancorp Insurance, which he purchased in 1990 after returning home from his New York endeavors, which included school and professional opportunities. His involvement in our community has been strong. A leader at heart, Rex puts his team and clients first!

Rex Lesueur


You can find Cheri out hiking or floating our many rivers and lakes in summer with her husband and Basset Hound, Hobs. Cheri is a 4th generation Insurance Agent. Following in the footsteps of her family, she plans to buy Bancorp Insurance one day.

Cheri Martinen (Lesueur)

Vice President

After 8 years as a Human Resources Professional, Ed has decided to join the family business. Outside of work you can find him cheering on his favorite sports teams and drinking one of the many delicious brews Central Oregon has to offer.

Ed Martinen

Human Resources

With 30+ years of insurance experience, Steve has a lot to bring to the table in Personal Lines. He’s known for his textbook examples and many stories. Steve is a lover of anything outdoorsy here in Central Oregon and travels to Eugene & Springfield regularly.

Steve Jeter

Personal Lines Agent, LUTCF, CIC

A mom at heart, Lori’s focus other than her clients, is her family. She loves to spend time with her grandbaby, Stirling. The Tabuyo’s also have a contracting business of their own- Tabuyo Hardwood Floors LLC, which is run by her husband and son here in La Pine, OR.

Lori Tabuyo

Commercial Lines Insurance Agent

The eye for detail in the Agency is definitely Pam. Each holiday, Bancorp is decorated accordingly and our goodies are stocked due to her wonderful culinary skills. Pam is a successful fisherman, too!

Pam Dressler

Commercial Lines Insurance Agent
Valerie Best

Bright and cheery, Valerie is always the smiling face. Besides her love of the outdoors for hiking, snowshoeing, etc. — Valerie has been a quilter for over 15 years and is an active member with Habitat for Humanity.

Valerie Best

Licensed Agent, Medicare and Health

Before insurance, Patti was all about sports and staying fit. Now, she helps our community understand the ins and outs of Medicare and the ever-changing health coverage world. Patti loves her dogs, a great book to read and the area we live.

Patti Starkey

Licensed Agent, Medicare and Health

As one of our newest team members, she is learning new things every day. Mary has 15 years of customer service experience. When Mary is not at work, she is out exploring the beauty of her new surroundings or fishing and kayaking on one of the many beautiful lakes here in Central Oregon.

Mary Griffith

Personal Lines Agent

Val joins us with a background in insurance services and is a great fit for our growing commercial lines team. Val comes to us from Alaska. When not at work, she is out exploring the backcountry, off-roading with her husband and 3 dogs.

Valerie Francisco

Commercial Lines Agent

Nicole has joined our commercial lines team here at Bancorp Insurance. She has lived in La Pine for 4 years. She loves summertime, going to the river and lakes that surround our beautiful town. She also enjoys spending time with her family.

Nicole Miller

Commercial Lines Agent

Jenifer holds down the front desk at Bancorp Insurance. She and her husband moved to La Pine in October 2017 from Eastern Oregon. They enjoy hiking, going to concerts and traveling when they aren’t at home with their two cats and corgi.

Jennifer Ward

Front Desk
Karen Thatcher

Growing up with a love of sports herself, Karen was the active mom! Her son was involved in many motocross events across the country, which allowed them to travel. Not seen much, Karen plays a vital role in our agency!

Karen Thatcher

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