Our Team


Debbie Raspotnik

Debbie began working at the Lou Bickel Agency over 30 years ago. Debbie began as an administrative assistant but Mr. Bickel recognized her ability to work with people. Six months later Debbie obtained her property and casualty licenses and began quoting and selling policies. A year later and she obtained her health and life licenses allowing her to sell the majority of products offered by the agency.

Debbie was born and raised in Ashland. She is well known in the area. Debbie is married to her husband John. She raised three boys and was a hockey mom for many years.

Debbie’s passion is shooting pool and she is a well-accomplished shooter. She competes in many local events and has competed in both state and national tournaments winning first place at the teams’ national event in Las Vegas in 2017.


Jake Lancaster

Jake moved to Ashland to accept the position of Lead Pastor at Ashland First Assembly of God. He’s still there so if he isn’t in the office working with insurance, there’s a good chance that he’s at the church working on the next project there.

Jake accepted a position with Main Street Insurance in November 2023 and began the process of getting his property and casualty license to sell insurance. He’s still in that process and hopes to take the test soon. Until then, he’s learning the daily business, helping with payments, doing clerical tasks, and assisting in any way he can. Before insurance, Jake spent almost 10 years in construction. He worked with a company that did prefab residential and spent time as a carpenter, talent coordinator, and manufacturing planner. During this time, Jake was also active as a youth and associate pastor at the local church.

Jake married Abby in 2017 and they had their first beautiful daughter named Evangelina in 2020. They are expecting their second daughter in early January 2024.