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

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

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

Jessica has been in the insurance industry since 2005. Her background consists of assisting clients with their home, auto, life & commercial insurance needs. She holds the CPCU designation, which is one of the top designations an insurance professional can hold.

Jessica Pappas

Commercial Lines 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

With 24 years of personal lines insurance experience, Gretta started at Bancorp Insurance Agency in 1996 before moving to Portland for a few years and is excited to rejoin the Bancorp team in August 2020.

Gretta Gerdau

Personal 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

Lesley and her husband Doug recently relocated to Central Oregon from Southwest Washington. They purchased a home on 5 acres and have six furry kids - 3 dogs and 3 cats. Lesley enjoys hiking and doing home projects like refinishing furniture.

Lesley Cole

Customer Service - Accounts Receivable/Payable
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