Our Team

Meet your local insurance experts.

Outstanding service starts with an outstanding team. Meet the professionals behind Encore Insurance-Samples Agency.

Brad Samples:
Office Phone: 812-689-5630
Email: bsamples@encoreinsgroup.com

Photo of BradBrad began his insurance career in 1999 with Vollmer & Associates. In 2001 Vollmer & Associates was purchased by MainSource Financial, where he managed the Agency from 2001 – 2010. In 2010, Brad purchased the book of business from MainSource Financial and started Encore Insurance Samples Agency. He is a High School Graduate of South Ripley High School where he graduated in 1996. Brad attended 2 years of college at Indiana University prior to becoming an Insurance Agent. Brad and his wife Lori reside in Versailles, Indiana, and have 3 children (Cody, Katelynn, & Claire). He and his family are members of the Hopewell Baptist Church. Brad enjoys golfing, camping, and watching his kids play sports. He is very proud of his Encore Insurance staff and looks forward to assisting with any insurance needs you may have.

Mindy Gunter:
Office Phone: 812-689-5630
Email: mgunter@Encoreinsgroup.com

Mindy specializes in commercial lines and life products along with your personal insurance needs. Mindy has been in the insurance business since March 2004. She is a lifelong resident of Osgood, IN graduating high school from Jac-Cen-Del Jr.-Sr High School in 1990. She obtained her Indiana Insurance License in December 2004 by attending classes at Pathfinder Insurance Training in Indianapolis, IN. She and her husband, Wayne, have 4 children, Erica, Emily, Chasidy and Chase. In her spare time, she enjoys camping and taking Jeep rides.

“It brings me great joy to be able to help people understand the basics of their insurance needs and save money.”

Rachel Lawhorn:
CSR/ Agent
Office Phone: 812-689-5630
Email: rlawhorn@encoreinsgroup.com

Rachel specializes in serving all of your personal insurance needs. Rachel is a lifelong resident of Versailles, Indiana, graduating from South Ripley High School. Rachel went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis. Shortly after, Rachel came to work for Encore Insurance in May 2016, earning her Indiana Insurance License in August 2016.

Rachel and her husband Ben have three children, Grayson, Aurora, & Lane. Other than working as an agent, Rachel enjoys running her own small business, Emily’s Brew, coaching her children in sports, camping, & spending time with family and friends.

“I love having the opportunity to advise customers on such an important piece of their life, and truly help them to understand their insurance policies. Interacting and truly getting to know our customers is my favorite part of working as an agent.”

Haley Shadday:
Phone: 812-689-5630
Email: hshadday@encoreinsgroup.com

Haley is the newest member of our team here at Encore, she joined us in March of 2022. Haley is currently handling Personal Lines Customer Service. She is a graduate of South Ripley High School and then went on to receive her degree in Agriculture. She participated in 4-H, and is a big supporter and member of the Versailles American Legion and a member of the Ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary. Haley is driven from her passion in agriculture and an active dog mom, who loves to craft and travel, and is currently fine tuning her cooking skills, one burnt dish at a time. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her dog, Lady, and watching her favorite TV Show, Yellowstone.

Haley’s favorite quote is “Remember the goal and never give up.” Haley is an awesome addition to our team who we are excited to work with for many years to come.

Daniel Leonetti:
Phone: 812-689-5630
Email: dleonetti@encoreinsgroup.com

Daniel has been in the insurance industry for over 6 1⁄2 years and specializes in Commercial Lines insurance. Daniel recently joined the Encore Insurance family to pursue his passion of helping others find the right insurance for their needs. He is married and has three children: two sons and one daughter. He loves cheering on his Indiana Hoosiers and spending time with his family in the great outdoors. There’s not a challenge he will not take on, and takes great pride in teaching his children how to build things from the ground up.

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