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Our Expert Staff

Brandan McGehee: Crop Liability and Crop Damage Assessment


Since 1999, Brandan McGehee has obtained a diverse array of claims adjusting experience in all disciplines including staff, independent adjuster, claims manager, Vice President of Operations, and owner-operator. Claims emphasis has been placed on residential, commercial property and more specifically agricultural claims. Focus was placed on agricultural claims in 2007 where Brandan has been involved in numerous crop liability investigations. Brandan was CAPP certified in 2011 with the federal crop program.


Fred Dautenhahn: Estimate Review and Millwright Consulting and Estimating


Fred Dauthenan has worked for the W.B Young Company since 1975. W.B. Young is a manufacturer of bucket elevators and component parts for the feed and grain industry in addition to being a top three bin dealer in the United States. Fred’s role during his tenure with W.B Young include surveying, sales, construction management and system design. Fred has completed millwright services for a variety of companies including Cargill, MFA, Hubbard, Diamond, and Royal Canin.


Rob Pinkston: Cattle Valuations


Rob Pinkston has worked in the cattle industry since 1974. Mr. Pinkston grew up on a farm in OK raising cow/calf pairs and presently owns a small ranching operation raising replacement heifers. In addition to his ranching activities, Mr. Pinkston was a property/casualty adjuster for Farm Bureau Insurance from 1992-2005. For the last 8 years Mr. Pinkston has worked for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture as a state livestock inspector; working with livestock market owners and veterinarians across the state of OK classifying, testing and establishing identification of all classes of livestock.   


David Mease: Ag Crimes Investigator (Cattle and Equipment Theft)


David Mease served with the Missouri Highway Patrol from 1985 to 2014. David served as an investigator in the Drug and Crime Control Division from 2009 to 2014 where his focus was on agricultural crimes more specifically on cattle and Ag equipment thefts. David retired in 2014 as a Sergeant within the Ag crimes division of the Missouri Highway Patrol with 29 years of service. David has worked with the FBI and the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association along with the Missouri and Oklahoma Department of Agricultural during joint investigations of Ag crimes that cross state lines.  David still maintains a deputy status in the Missouri Highway patrol and is a licensed private investigator. David is also a part of the Western States Livestock Investigators Association.


Brandan McGehee: Poultry Confinement Operations


This appraiser has prepared over 400 estimates for damage to conventional, chain wall and tunnel poultry houses with damage including but not limited to hail, wind, weight of ice/snow, fire and mechanical breakdown.  In addition the aforementioned, this appraiser has prepared a countless number of damage assessments to both residential and commercial buildings along with the oversight of damage restoration and the rebuild process. Prior to his adjusting career, this appraiser was raised on the largest poultry operation in Arkansas which consisted of 32 cage layer houses, 4 broiler/brooder houses,  a self-contained feed mill, and an egg grading operation. At any one time this farm had approximately 2,680,000 chickens on sight and produced approximately 3,000,000 eggs.


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