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Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Michelle Evans

Michelle Evans


Michelle has been a licensed insurance agent since 2008. She enjoys meeting people’s needs in the insurance industry all throughout Northwest Ohio. Not only is Michelle an insurance agent, she also is a lending expert in the Mortgage lending area. She has been lending since 1990 and always offers her customers her full attention, whether it be in the insurance or mortgage arena. Outside of work, Michelle is very active in her local community and supports many area organizations. Giving back to the community is always a priority for Michelle. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Kyle Laberdee

Kyle was born in Bowling Green, OH. He attended Bowling Green High School and Owens Community College. Kyle has been licensed and in the insurance industry for over eight years. He is licensed in Life and Property & Casualty Insurance. Kyle joined Evans Insurance Agency in 2018. He enjoys the outdoors and flying in his part time and also is a Certified Flight Instructor.

John A. Escobar

John A. Escobar

A trusted Mortgage Originator since 1976.

Have been through the ups and downs of the industry for the last 42 years.

Have an excellent understanding of the financial industry.

Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator, # 002226.00.

Licensed Financial Representative in Variable Annuities, Life, Accident & Health, and Property Casualty, # 765115.

Emily Bowser

Emily Bowser

Emily started at Evans Home Loans in 2014 as an Intern through Bowling Green State University. After graduating and receiving her Business degree, she was hired full-time and began her education in the mortgage industry. She received her license in 2017 as well as getting engaged and purchasing her first home in Swanton, OH – where she has lived for 26 years. Emily is very familiar with the Northwest Ohio area and looks forward to serving the Bowling Green community and surrounding areas!

Michael Pelini

Michael Pelini

Michael is a licensed property/casualty insurance agent serving in the state of Ohio. He specializes in home, auto, rental, commercial, umbrella, and other recreational vehicle (snowmobile, RV, motorcycle, etc) insurance. One thing that separates Michael from other insurance agents is that he is also a licensed REALTOR® with AA Green Realty Inc. Being a REALTOR® has provided Michael with an additional skill set that has served his insurance clients well. “Price is definitely an important aspect in selecting insurance, but you can’t overlook coverages that could cause an even greater financial risk in the future if they aren’t covered properly”.

In his free time, Michael is an avid gym goer and spends time with his son and wife around town. Feel free to contact him any time for your insurance and/or Real Estate needs!

Karen Hise

Customer Service Representative

Karen has worked for Evans Insurance as the Administrative Director since 2 013. Karen has her life & health and property & casualty license. She started working in Bowling Green in 1995 in the banking industry and is very familiar with the Northwest Ohio area. She enjoys serving people in the community with all of their insurance needs. She enjoys family and crafting when she is not working.

Kristie Peek


Kristie has worked for Evans Insurance and Home Loans as Michelle’s Assistant for the last two years. She is always of assistance if you have any immediate needs when you call into the office, and will lead you in the right direction of who you need to speak to when you come into the office. Although Kristie originally got her degree from BGSU in the Education Field, she enjoys keeping everyone organized and up to date at Evans Insurance and Home Loans. In her free time, Kristie enjoys watching her children participate in the local Bobcat Athletics!