Our Team

Kelly Gross

Agent / Agency Owner

I have lived in Mitchell since 1979, coming here to attend Dakota Wesleyan University.  I graduated as president of my senior class with a degree in Business Administration.  Most of my career has been in banking management or insurance sales and service and have been identified as an agent that provides customers with an outstanding customer experience.

In the Mitchell community, I have served or am currently serving on the Wesley Acres Foundation Board and their Board of Trustees.  I have taught Sunday school for junior high age students for many years at the First United Methodist Church and have served as the Chairman of our Finance Committee, Vice Chairman of the Staff Parrish Committee, Lay Leader and on their Board of Trustees, as well as other volunteer positions within the church.  While running my agency in Watertown, I was a board member for both the Kiwanis Club and the local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

I invite you to stop in to my office at 110 East Second Street and say “Hello”.  I would be happy to meet you and in most cases, show you how De Smet Farm Mutual Insurance can give you the best coverage at the best price with the best service possible. I look forward to meeting you !!

Bret Jones


I am a South Dakota native, Sioux Falls born and raised, a graduate of Augustana College (University). I have also spent time in Huron, Brookings and here in Mitchell since 2000. Married with 7 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

All our children are MHS graduates and I enjoyed the years of Show choir, football, basketball, wrestling, track, soccer and softball activities along with coaching in the summers! The youngest graduated 2019 and is enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. I am a member of Northridge Baptist Church, an USA umpire and enjoy the outdoors.

After many years in the manufacturing sector I determined after much thought and prayer that my future should include helping others with their insurance needs. I am SD licensed in Property/Casualty and would welcome the opportunity to work with you to get the protection you need for your home, farm, renters, auto or excess liability coverages along with others.

“My focus is not just to sell insurance, but to work with you to review and provide the right coverages you need, should the unexpected happen.”