Chris was born and raised in St. Charles, MO. After finishing his master’s degree in business administration in 2015, he came to work for Gibson Insurance Group. Chris now lives with his wife, Abby south of California, MO on a small beef cattle farm. Chris enjoys visiting with producers, learning how their operation works, and developing the best risk management plan based on the needs of their operation.
Brian was born, raised, and still lives in Tipton. He has spent almost his entire life working on the family farm which raised turkeys from 1965 to 2008 and is still operating a cow-calf operation. He began working full time on the farm after high school and while in college. He has handled the business and financial side of the operation for the last 18 years. In 2009, he started working for Gibson Insurance bringing his perspective of the risk challenges that face livestock producers. Brian is married with 2 children both of whom have active careers in agriculture. He also has 6 grandchildren which keeps him busy in his spare time.
Maria Washburn comes from a fifth generation row crop and livestock operation in northwest Missouri. Maria joined Gibson Insurance Group in 2019 after working in the non-profit ag sector. She earned her Agriculture Education degree from University of Missouri with minors in Animal Sciences and Agriculture Economics. Maria now lives in Clarksburg and enjoys spending her time with friends and family, working on the farm, and playing with her dog, Dixon.
Travis was born and raised in Cole County and still lives on the family farm today. His love for agriculture stared showing market steers for 4-H in county fairs. He currently raises a small group of registered angus and simmental cattle along with a larger group of commercial cattle. Along with raising cattle Travis also row crops in the Moreau and Missouri River Bottoms. Travis’ wife Judy also grew up on a diverse family farm in Osage County. They have two sons, Clayton and Dawson who help with daily farming operations and aspire to have careers in agriculture. Travis finds the most rewarding part of his job is helping growers with risk management and protecting their operations in adverse situations. He wants to help producers with anything farming throws at them!
“Working at Gibson Insurance with a family atmosphere is truly a blessing and we all want to do what is best for the Producer!” – Travis
Matt has been with Gibson Insurance since January of 2014, specializing in crop reporting, production reporting, policy maintenance, sales, and service. He is a 15-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Arkansas Army National Guard. While serving Matt deployed to Iraq multiple times and completed other various assignments across the United States. After leaving the Army National Guard, Matt received his Bachelor of Science degree in
applied economics in 2013 and his Master of Business Administration in 2020 both from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO. His family owns an organic farming operation specializing in various varieties of rice, soybeans, and corn in Southeast Missouri.