Paul Hall & Associates' Staff Members

Eric Nethero

Eric Nethero

Sales Associate

Joined in 2004


Field Sales Associate


513-260-2248
I joined Paul Hall and Associates as a high school student back in 2004. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, I moved into a sales associate position. Outside of insurance, you will likely find me behind the wheel of a firetruck or a tractor. I also serve as a member to several local organizations, including, Brown County Pork Producers Association, Brown County Farm Bureau and Brown County Senior Fairboard. When I am not working or volunteering, I love to travel with my wife, Lori.
Lara Staples Borchers

Lara Staples Borchers

Sales Associate

Joined in 2014


Field Sales Associate


513-967-5904
I was born and raised a Buckeye and graduated from The Ohio State University in Animal Science. I enjoy showing my German Shepherd dog, Tank, and handling for other breeders from all across the country, which has been a passion of mine since the age of 9. Through my participation in 4-H and FFA, I was selected as the 2011 Ohio Fairs’ Queen and visited all 95 fairs in the state during one summer. I take advantage of any opportunity to give back to these organizations, which ultimately led to my career as a Farm Sales Specialist with Paul Hall & Associates.
Monica Bowling

Monica Bowling

Sales Associate

Joined in 2015


Field Sales Associate
Seaman

937-386-8040
I am an Adams County native, having graduated as Valedictorian from the new Manchester High School in 1998. I went on to complete my Bachelor’s from Shawnee State University and then an MBA from Xavier University. I am involved in most things business, having just completed my term as the Vice President of the Adams County Chamber of Commerce, a long time junior Achievement Instructor for the North Adams Schools and a part-time Business and Entrepreneurship Adjunct Instructor for Southern State Community College. In my free time, I am usually on the sidelines of a court, field or pool cheering on my little daredevil Colton Wayne in all things sports.
Bob Hare

Bob Hare

Field Underwriter

Joined in 2012


Field Inspector



I worked at Proctor & Gamble for 30 years. While there, I worked in the bar soap division for 15 years and I have 2 patents on bars; one for Ivory Moisture Care Bar and one for Oil of Olay Bar. I recently started a youth football organization and currently have about 85 active players. I judge livestock shows all over the U.S. and have judged in about 25 states.
Todd Richter

Todd Richter

Property Manager

Joined in 2016


Field Inspector and Office Property Management



Growing up I was either on a ball field, basketball court, or sitting in a tree stand. By the time high school was over I had offers to play division 1 baseball, division 1 football, or division 2 basketball. I had several offers to play two sports. Life however had different plans for me. I was drafted by the Atlanta Braves after my sophomore year of college, at the same time my wife was expecting our second child. I knew that came with great responsibility. Traveling the country playing baseball or raising a family. To me it was a no-brainer, raise a family. I put my head down and went to work for the next 20 years. I'm proud to say I'm still married to my high school sweetheart, Dena. Ashleigh is now a junior in college and my son Brandon is doing well living in Milford. I now work with Paul Hall and associate's as property caretaker given me the chance to travel, watching my daughter play college soccer.
Mary Woollard

Mary Woollard

Accountant

Joined in 2017


Client Service Associate
Georgetown and Manchester

937-378-6146
I am a Brown County resident, having graduated from Ripley High School. I graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s of Science, majoring in Accounting. Using that degree, I worked as an accountant for the last 13 years. I live on a farm with my husband, Aaron, and our three children. We raise cattle, chickens, dairy goats, bees and have a huge garden! My hobbies include reading, gardening, and cooking.
Jillian Waits

Jillian Waits

Commercial/Farm Service Supervisor

Joined in 2011


Client Service Associate
Mount Orab Office

937-444-2988 ext 1106
I am a 1996 graduate of Eastern High School. I am an active member of the First Baptist Church of Seaman, where I prepare the weekly bulletin, PowerPoint presentation and worship program. I am also a teacher in the children’s ministry. I reside in Seaman with my husband, Terry, and our four children. We hope to one day spend our retirement years traveling the world.
Mariah Votel

Mariah Votel

AdWorks Supervisor

Joined in 2010


Sales Associate
Georgetown Office

937-378-6146 ext. 3102
I love my God, my family and my country. I grew up in Brown County, and am a 1992 graduate of Georgetown High School. I met my husband, Michael, while working in northern Kentucky and eventually got him back to the right side of the river. We have three children, Tyler, Justin and Reagan. I am a member of the Brown County Board of Elections and the Chairman of the Brown County Republican Party. I also enjoy helping business owners and civic groups find the right promotional products to promote themselves through our company Ad Works.
Taylor Thatcher

Taylor Thatcher

Client Service Associate

Joined in 2017



Blanchester Office

937-783-5980 ext. 2102
I graduated from Wilmington High School and will be graduating from Wilmington College in May of 2018 with a B.S. in Agricultural Business and a minor in Business Administration. I have been active in 4H and FFA throughout my youth and look forward to giving back and serving those organizations. I currently reside at our farm in Wilmington, Ohio where we raise market goats and all natural-poultry. In my free time you can find me enjoying the outdoors or working on the farm.
Melissa Speakman

Melissa Speakman

Clinton County Supervisor

Joined in 1998


Sales Associate
Blanchester Office

937-783-5980 ext. 2101
I married my husband, Chris, in 1995. We have 3 children and we are Papa and Mimi to 2 amazing little boys. Growing up, I was very active in 4-H, which continued with all of our children. Now, I enjoy spending time with family, camping and baking.
Patty Short

Patty Short

Client Service Associate

Joined in 2012



Mt. Orab Office

937-444-2988
I was chosen Miss Bicentennial of Georgetown in 1976. I was very active in 4-H, continued that with my children and now am getting ready to help my grandchildren participate. I am very interested in Ulysses Grant and have won an art show for a portrait of Grant done in charcoal and also a pastel painting of the Grant School House. I have a passion for passing down to the younger generations the joy of living in the country and all the benefits it offers.
Danielle Shiveley

Danielle Shiveley

Adams County Supervisor

Joined in 2016


Life and Financials Specialist
Adams County Operations

937-549-3659 ext. 6102
I grew up in Adams County on a small, diversified farm. I graduated from Wilmington College with a Bachelor of Science and a Fine Arts degree. We are moving to our farm in Adams County in the summer of 2018. We had a large project of a complete remodel on the old house. The kids are excited to be moving to the farm. We have already moved most of our honey bees. I joined the Adams County Farm Bureau Board of Directors in the Fall of 2017. This summer for my vacation, you will be able to find me at the Adams County fair with family and friends.
Paige Redmon

Paige Redmon

Sales Associate

Joined in 2016



Manchester

937-549-3659 ext. 6101
I moved to Adams County when I was 5 and lived here most of my life. I started working for my Mom, Kay Wilson Grooms, at Wilson’s Insurance Agency in 1989. This was a family owned business my grandfather Keith Wilson started in 1952. In January of 2000, with my business partner Jackie A Fite, we purchased the Agency. We had a very successful 16 years. In November 2016, we sold to Paul Hall & Associates. I married my best friend Ray in 2001. We have 4 children and 5 grandchildren and in May 2018 we will have our 6th grandchild. We also have a Boston terrier, Indy Girl, and a cat, Wilson. In our spare time my husband and I enjoy riding Harley’s, 4 wheelers, boating and camping.
Stephanie Meyer

Stephanie Meyer

Brown County Supervisor

Joined in 2012


Client Service Associate
Georgetown Office

937-378-6146 ext. 3101
I was born and raised in Georgetown, Ohio. I am an active member of the Georgetown Church of Christ participating in worship teams and coaching in the Upward program. I married my husband, Tyler, in 2014 and we have settled down in the same neighborhood where I was raised. I enjoy hunting, 4-wheeling and spending time outdoors with family.
Lillian McConnaughey

Lillian McConnaughey

Client Service Associate

Joined in 2015


Agency Systems Specialist
Mount Orab Office

937-444-2988 ext. 1101
I got married to Jason McConnaughey in August and we reside in Danville. I come from a big family, 13 brothers and sisters, and have 21 nieces and nephews. There is always a basketball, baseball or soccer game to catch between all of them! I enjoy keeping up on the Reds and Bengals. I have been zip lining in Louisville Mega Caverns and Skydiving in Greene County so far and am planning to either bungee jump or take a hot air balloon ride next!
Lynn Fee

Lynn Fee

Painless Tax Supervisor

Joined in 2000


Sales Associate
Mount Orab Office

937-444-2988 ext. 1107
In 2009, I graduated from the University of Cincinnati, along with my son. We walked side by side during the commencement ceremony. That was a proud moment. Since then, I have become a grandma to 3 very energetic granddaughters. I live in Milford with my husband, Bill. We are very active in our church and enjoy being with our family.
Anissa Cheatham

Anissa Cheatham

CarTemps Supervisor

Joined in 2000


Client Service Associate
Mount Orab Office

937-444-2988 ext. 1102
I was born and raised in Brown County and graduated from Western Brown High School. I come from a large family and I have over 50 nieces and nephews! I have always enjoyed camping when I get the chance to go.
Anna Hall Stroud

Anna Hall Stroud

Vice President of Communications

Joined in 2012


Managing Associate Agent
Georgetown Office

937-378-6146 ext. 3103
I was raised to bleed blue for UK, but ended up as an Ohio State Buckeye! I still enjoy going back to Columbus to support my Buckeyes whenever I have a chance. I am now back home writing insurance and doing marketing for the agency. Working with my dad has truly been a blessing. I was married in August of 2016 to my best friend, Andrew Stroud. I grew up very active in 4-H and FFA, and even served as a State FFA Officer. Those organizations did so much for me, so I like to now give back by helping judge FFA and 4-H speaking contests as well as help prepare members for contests.
Justin Holbrook

Justin Holbrook

Vice President of Sales

Joined in 2004


Ag Specialist
Blanchester Office

937-783-5980 ext. 2103
I am a Clinton County resident having graduated from Blanchester High School and Wilmington College. I have been a long-time volunteer for the Clinton Count 4-H Program and have served as the Poultry Department Chair for the past 15 years. When I am not busy writing insurance, I travel the country with my wife, Leslie, trying to visit each of the 58 National Parks in the U.S. We still have a ways to go since we have only knocked about half of the Parks off our list so far!
Linda Sawyers

Linda Sawyers

Vice President of Operations

Joined in 1997


Life & Health Specialist
Mount Orab Office

937-444-2988 ext. 1105
Growing up, my parents raised my four siblings and me to be involved in our church, St. Mary in Arnheim, and the activities in our local American Legion Post 755 in Sardinia. They worked to instill a service mentality that has resonated through my life. This has served me well as I get to do what I do best – serve our members at Paul Hall & Associates. These days at church I am a greeter and an altar server, and I’m a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxillary. My hobbies include scrapbooking and photography.
Paul Hall

Paul Hall

CEO, Chairman

Opened in 1988


President
Mount Orab Office

937-444-2988 ext. 1108
After attending the University of Kentucky and serving as State 4-H President as a sophomore, everyone thought I would work in Kentucky Agriculture. The Ohio Farm Bureau made me a great offer to join them in Ohio and so I jumped the river. After ten great years in which I helped start Ohio's first Ethanol plant in SouthPoint, worked on the election committee to fix the Workers Comp issue and helped my counties grow by thousands of members, I joined Farm Bureau's daughter, Nationwide Insurance. Since 1988, I have been an agent working to serve rural Ohio and Kentucky. I have worked to build an agency of staff that is committed to serving and giving back. My dad taught me that " If you are going to talk the talk make sure you walk the walk." My commitment to you is that we will build the right program for you and then be there to serve you.


On the personal side, I married Jill, my sweetheart, in 1980 and we have three daughters. Caroline has her own agency in Harrison Ohio, Anna returned home in 2012 to run our Georgetown office and serve as our communications specialist, and Rebecca is an Optometrist in Lexington. I am also now a grandpa to our first granddaughter, Lacey. I have served on Southern State College Board(Chair), Kentucky 4-H Foundation(chair), Brown County Republican Party(Chair) Georgetown Church of Christ Board(Deacon), Brown County Board of Elections, Brown County Criminal Task Force(Chair) and Hospice of Hope Board.