Our professional staff members


Travis M. Mains--Advisor / Owner

Travis began is insurance career in 1994 when he joined the Prudential team in Danville, Illnois.  In 1999, he started his own firm, Mains Financial services.  Travis purchased C. H. Smith Insurance in 2014.  With more than 20 years experience in the insurance and financial industry, Travis enjoys meeting people and takes great pride in getting to know his clients on a one-on-one basis. Serving their individual and business needs in retirement, college and risk-management planning is his specialty.   For the past eleven years Travis has been a qualifying member of Million Dollar Round Table, an international association of the top 38,000 insurance and financial professionals globally.  

Travis lives in Danville, with his wife, Debra.  They have four children ages 18 to 23 and are the proud grandparents of their first grandson, born in 2015.  Travis is an active member of Ridgeview Baptist Church and an outdoor enthusiast.

James B. Moore -- Advisor

Jim has been serving area clients for over 30 years.  While he is fully licensed in life, health, property and casualty insurance, Jim specializes in the benefit area of insurance, working with both businesses and individuals.  Jim lives in Catlin, Illinois with his wife Jeanie. They have four children and three grandchildren. 

Jim has served on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes board for many years and is an active member of Catlin Church of Christ. Jim enjoys golf and is a big Cincinnati Reds fan.


Mark D. Harris--Advisor

Mark has been in the insurance industry for five years.  Having been a teacher for 34 years, he has a passion for teaching clients about all lines of insurance and is fully licensed in life, health, property and casualty insurance.

Mark lives in Oakwood, IL with his beautiful wife, Valerie, and his three step-daughters.  He also has two grown daughters and two wonderful grandchildren.

Mark loves to spend time in the outdoors with his wife.  He is an active member of Catlin Church of Christ

Daniel C. Wright--Advisor

Dan was raised just north of Danville and attended Bismarck schools and Butler University.  He has thirty years experience in the insurance industry and specializes in Home, Auto, Commercial and Credit insurance.  

Dan and his wife, Janet, currently live in Bismarck.  They have two grown children, Chelsea and Jacob.

Debra Mains -- Administrative Assistant

Debbi has been a member of the C. H. Smith staff since 2010.  She concentrates mainly on servicing existing accounts and office technology and she is responsible for maintaining our website and Facebook.  

Debbi is married to our own Travis Mains and they have four children.  Their eldest daughter and son recently moved to central Indiana and their youngest two daughters are entering college.  Debbi enjoys all things crafty, especially photography and scrapbooking.  As a doting grandmother, she would be glad to show you photos of her first grandson

Melody Gross -- Commercial and Personal Lines Advisor

Melody was 17 years old in 1972 when she started in the insurance industry as a customer service representative and secretary.  After 40 years she has advanced to being Supervisor of Commercial Lines, spent 12 years as office manager and is currently the driving force behind our commercial lines service.  

Melody has four children and currently has 13 grandchildren, including twin boys born in 2015.  She and her husband, Don, attend the Vineyard church and enjoy travelling to Texas a couple times a year to visit their sons.  They also enjoy NASCAR and local racing venues.  They reside in Danville.

Bonnie Forshier -- Personal Lines Advisor, Marketing

Bonnie began her career at C. H. Smith in 2008 as a customer service representative.  She has become a strong member of our Personal Lines team by focusing on getting to know clients as people so she can understand their insurance needs.

Bonnie lives in Westville, Illinois with her husband, Mike, and their three children.  She enjoys being outside as much as she can and spending time with her family.

Tina Ammermann -- Personal Lines Advisor, Marketing

Tina is the newest member of the C. H. Smith staff, joining us in 2014.  She is fully licensed in property and casualty insurance and enjoys being the friendly face of C. H. Smith.  

Tina lives in Champaign, Illinois with her husband, David.  They have one son who recently earned his Masters degree.  They are active members of Immanuel Lutheran Church where they worked with youth for many years.

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