Meet Our Team

Rob Bauer – President and Insurance Advisor

Rob began his career in insurance in 1984 following six years of employment with a real estate investment firm. He began working with seniors while living in Texas helping them find the right Medicare insurance plan for their budget. Rob believes that people make the best decisions when they are provided the right information and given time to understand it. Which is why he enjoys educating his clients before they make a final decision. In addition to his insurance business, Rob is active in his local church and volunteers at Africa New Life Ministries ( a non-profit organization with its US headquarters based in Portland. He also enjoys golfing with his wife and best friend Lisa and watching Nick, Hannah and Chris navigate life as responsible adults. 

Michelle Blacksher – Executive Coordinator

Michelle joined Rob Bauer Insurance in the spring of 2012 and works as the primary coordinator for appointments and events. She has a strong background in office management as well as running her own business as a Certified Master Relationship Coach of which she has worked for the past twenty years. In addition, she has worked with single mothers and has taught relationship skills at Portland Community College.  Michelle is affiliated with the Luis Palau Organization as a member evangelist, as well as the Relationship Coaching Institute.  She has been interviewed on a Voice of America radio show and nominated to the Who’s Who of Professionals for Coaching/Counseling.  Her passion is to restore hope as she encourages and challenges people to grow, pursue their God-given purpose, and to know His love. In addition to having articles published internationally, she has recently published a book about hearing God's voice, entitled "Directions to the Secret Place:  Practical Tools for Hearing God's Voice".

Why Us

We believe that the role of an independent agent is to educate and guide our clients to the solution that fits their unique situation. This process can take time and we are never in a hurry but believe the right decision requires the right information. We don’t pressure people to make a quick decision and won’t present ideas and companies that aren’t a good fit. We may even tell you we don’t have the best solution and recommend someone else who does. Your life experiences and financial position are unique to you and need to be tailored to your needs. If you’re looking for a trusted relationship that is loyal to you and your family then you will fit right in with ours. We can be your personal advisor for all financial aspects of your life.