Our Team

Meet your local insurance agents.

Outstanding service starts with an outstanding team. Meet the professionals behind R. Bauer Insurance.

Mary Bauer Opra | Agency Principal mary@rbauer.com

As the youngest and the only girl in the family, Mary grew up in the insurance business and was taught the importance of community service at an early age. Mary takes advantage of all volunteer opportunities including serving on several education committees, the local, state and national Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Programs, the Oregon Community Foundation, and the Alumni Board of Oregon State University. She is a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother, sister, and wife. If she’s not busy in the office or out in the community, you’ll likely find her spending time with her favorite people: her grandchildren.

Tom Bauer | Agency Principal tom@rbauer.com

A licensed agent since 1977, Tom Bauer has been putting his community first from the beginning. Tom is an avid golfer with a big heart. As a former two-time Keizer Chamber president, Keizer Rotary President, Little League President, and 1st Citizen of Keizer, Tom’s variety of community involvement is admirable. He has an unrivaled passion for the OSU Beavers, which he shares every year with his friends and family at their popular football tailgates. Although, most of his time lately has been taken up as “Papa” to his pride and joy, grandchildren.

Nathan Bauer | Agency Principal nathan@rbauer.com

As Tom’s son, Nathan is a third-generation agent and continues his family’s tradition of service to the Keizer community, supporting organizations like Keizer Rotary Foundation, Boys & Girls Club, and Liberty House. He never passes up an opportunity to swing a golf club and he rarely misses a football game at his alma mater, Oregon State University, where he was an active member of the award-winning cheerleading/stunt team. He lives in Keizer with his wife, Amy, and their beautiful daughters, Charlotte, Amelia, and Eloise. Nathan has been with the agency since 2009 and looks forward to carrying on the family legacy.

Mike Bauer | Agency Principal mike@rbauer.com

As a third-generation firefighter and a third-generation agent at R. Bauer Insurance, it is no secret Mike is dedicated to keeping family tradition alive. With 16 years of experience as a career firefighter, Mike works at Clackamas Fire District where he dedicates his life to helping keep others safe. He is passionate for the Fire service and is fortunate to be able to do what he loves every day. Mike, son of Dave, who has recently retired from the family business, has been a licensed agent since 2006 for R. Bauer Insurance. Mike lives in Salem with his wife Alison where they are parents to their two adorable young children, Jude and Quinn.

Michelle Lance | Personal Lines CSR michelle@rbauer.com

Michelle is a veteran of the industry, having worked in multiple facets of insurance, from administrative work and accounting to underwriting and working with personal lines. She joined the R. Bauer Insurance team in 2007, where she works primarily with personal lines. She enjoys traveling, spending time at the time beach, and catching the occasional show on the Cooking Channel or Hallmark. And of course, spending time with her husband and their 8 grandchildren.

Rico Ramirez | Agent / CSR rico@rbauer.com

Rico RamirezRico was born and raised here in the Willamette Valley. He has a decade of experience in the insurance industry. Rico came to work for R. Bauer in September 2021 where he primarily works with commercial lines. Rico loves spending time with his family and taking advantage of all the great things that Keizer has to offer. He is also an Oregon Duck fan and loves cheering them on amongst the OSU Beaver fans in the office.

Todd Scott | Agent todd@rbauer.com

A member of the R. Bauer team since 2008, Todd is a longtime Keizerite and a graduate of Oregon State University. In addition to cheering on his OSU Beavers and the Portland Trail Blazers, Todd enjoys spending time with his family and friends–especially outdoors. He loves sharing these interests with his two kids, Owen and Mila, who often accompany him on adventures to the park and to sporting events.

Bethany Tyrrel | Agent / CSR bethany@rbauer.com

Bethany has been in the industry for more than 20 years and specializes in commercial property and casualty insurance. A full-time, licensed agent, she works remotely but is still very much an integral part of our agency. In her spare time, you can find her reading, fishing, camping, or perhaps taking her family’s annual trip to Disneyland! She is also passionate about remaining active in her church community and raising her children to be happy, well-balanced, respectful people.

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