Member Highlight


Gabrielle Cohrs of The Cohrs Agency 

Businesses get overwhelmed with the number of benefits they can offer employees, and they want to get it right because good benefits help retain great employees. Part of those benefits is health insurance; the assumption is that it will be enough to protect their employees from critical illness. The issue is health insurance can only pay for medical bills and not the indirect costs such as rent, utilities, lost income, time off of work, etc.  I work with businesses to offer out of the box benefits that serve their employees and help protect them from financially devastating events.  Our plans:
1) pay in addition to any other insurance
2) pay benefits directly to the claimant
3) refund 100% of unused premium
4) are offered at no cost to your company.
I opened my own Agency in January 2019 , and became a Top agent in the company, and ranked number 2 in Minnesota. I currently serve in Air Force Reserve, as a Aeromedical Flight Technician and Flight Instructor. It is my passion to be of service to people from all walks of life and ensure that they have the best policies out there. I never once saw myself in insurance, but when I witnessed the impact these programs make I knew I had found my calling.  I’m excited to get to be apart of such a great group of hard working individuals, and be of support in anyway. Whether, that support is as a referral partner or supporting a small business to even a cheerleader for those mile stones we have as entrepreneurs.

Meet Kellie Krumwiede of Connect Real Estate Group

I moved to Mankato in 2004 when I began attending MSU and stayed when I was finished. I love the Central/Southern Minnesota area and believe it is a great place to call home! With experience in property management, real estate investing and even a little flipping – when it comes to buying, selling or renting – I can help with it all!

My passion for real estate & housing emerged during my own home search. The number of decisions, choices and questions I had was overwhelming! I realized it’s extremely important for buyers or sellers to have good support and communication with their agent during this sometimes confusing process.  I am a driven, honest, knowledgeable, and attentive person. I continue to educate myself about the real estate industry and all of the changes so, when someone chooses to work with me, they know they’re getting the best service possible. I pride myself on always being able to provide or find an answer for my clients and am committed to helping my clients succeed in their real estate goals!


Melissa Bradley of Snell Motors

Melissa Bradley

Melissa is part owner and general manager of Snell Motors and has been with the company for 11 years. Snell Motors is a locally owned Buick, Cadillac and GMC dealership and has been part of the Mankato Community for over 40 years. They offer new and preowned sales, a full service car wash, and a service department and body shop that can work on all makes and models. Melissa enjoys being part of the MRBA because of the great networking opportunities and the amazing group of members that are in their target market. Melissa loves all things Irish! She wears green everyday in March and her dog’s name is Blarney!   Thank you Melissa for your involvement with the MRBA!

Belynda Hinsch, CPA of Swanson Hinsch & Co.

Belynda is the managing shareholder of Swanson Hinsch & Co and has been working in public accounting since 1996. Belynda works with individuals and businesses with tax preparation, consulting, accounting, QuickBooks/Peachtree software and business management. She specializes in the complex area of construction/contractor accounting.

Belynda has been a member of the association for many years and in 2007 received the Rising Star award and in 2009 was named the Associate Member of the year. Belynda and her husband, Heath, are proud parents of Dalton, 21, and Peyton, 17. Belynda enjoys a very busy life which includes playing volleyball, golfing, running, going to her kid’s sporting events and volunteering. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends at the lake.

Thank you Belynda for your many years of involvement with the MRBA.