Holly's Personal Story
Holly Ryherd's life has been a testament to adaptability and love, shaped by the unique challenges and opportunities of growing up in a military family. Her father, Timothy, served in the Air Force, instilling in Holly a sense of discipline and adventure from an early age. Holly grew up all over the world but settled in Kansas in 2005.
In 2013, Holly married Jason Ryherd, a Marine veteran, forming a partnership grounded in mutual respect and shared experiences as well as their love of country music and the Kansas State Wildcats!
Following her graduation from Wichita State University in 2015, Holly embarked on a fulfilling career as a teacher. It was in this role that she met David, a young boy whose resilience and spirit captured her heart. On David's 11th birthday, Holly made the decision to officially welcome him into her family through adoption. Over the years, their bond has only grown stronger, with David now 18 and an integral part of their family.
In 2020, Holly and Jason embarked on a new journey, opening their hearts and home to foster children in need. Among them were Collin, a determined teenager, and Ethan, a playful and curious child. Through the joys and challenges of fostering, Holly and Jason found themselves expanding their family once again through adoption, solidifying their commitment to Collin and Ethan.
Despite being told they couldn't have biological children, Holly and Jason were reminded that with God, all things are possible when they found out they were expecting a little bundle of joy. Named in honor of both her late grandfather Timothy and her grandfather Steve Lynn, Timberlynn became the newest addition to their loving family.
Holly's story is one of resilience, love, and the unwavering belief in the power of family. Through the ups and downs of life, she has remained steadfast in her commitment to those she loves, embodying the spirit of service and sacrifice instilled in her by her military upbringing.
Holly's Professional Story
My father started working in Medicare when I was just 17 years old. He worked hard to build a client base for nearly 18 years. He had a unique personality that didn't fit the typical 'sales person's' persona but it worked for him.
In 2018 he asked me to help him in the office during AEP (annual election period) and that was were my Medicare journey began. In the beginning he patiently taught me all the ins and outs of the paperwork and how to run people's medications and as I grew in knowledge and confidence he had me making phone calls and working without supervision. Each year my knowledge grew under his mentorship and I was able to pass my insurance test on the first try! It had always been the goal for me to start to slowly build a client base and transition from teaching to Medicare full time in the future but I had no idea that my world would be rocked with the loss of my father.
When he passed, I knew I wanted to carry on his servant heart and continue to build onto his legacy. I successfully managed my first AEP solo and even found ways to tweak what my father did, he would be so proud. I am now working Medicare full time and I am humbled and blessed by the sheer number of clients who stuck with me solely because I was the daughter of Timothy Souders. I have met many of my father's clients in the last few years, and I believe that you will see him in me. Our personalities and morals are so alike and I will run this business as he would. I look forward to growing this business in the future and can't wait to get to know you!
Honoring Timothy Souders, My Father
A majority of my clients know me through my father, Tim Souders. My dad was the most kind, giving, faithful, and hilarious man I have ever know. After serving our country for nearly 22 years he found a new way to serve people, through Medicare. My dad always had a servant's heart and was passionate about helping anyone who needed it.
I am truly blessed to have had a father like mine. He doted on my brother and I growing up and was the best husband to my mother. As I became an adult our relationship shifted to one of friendship and mentorship. With only 56 years spent on this earth, spreading his love and kindness, he passed away in August of 2021. The world lost an amazing man and I lost my best friend. I am truly humbled by his clients and their admiration for him. I take great comfort in knowing that one day I will be reunited with my daddy and be wrapped in my heavenly father's arms.