Advantage 1 Insurance Agency- St. Cloud
3801 3rd Street North
St. Cloud, MN 56303

800-334-6650
Fax: 320-252-7536

Meet Our Team

Advantage 1 Insurance Agency- St. Cloud

Risk Advisor/ Vice President
Andy Noble

Risk Advisor/ Vice President

Bio

Education/Industry Training: B.S. in Business Administration- Minnesota State University, Moorhead (Moorhead State University when I attended, Go DRAGONS!). Licensed in Property, Casualty, Life and Health Insurance. CLCS designation.

 

Personal Accomplishments/Recognition: Married since 2004 to my lovely wife Sarah, 3 growing and active children, ages 8-13.

 

Community Involvement: St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, BNI Ambassador, Youth sports coach in Sartell, Chair of the 2018 Central MN Farm Show.

 

Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans

 

Favorite Quote: "If you don't ahve time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"

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Risk Advisor/ Vice President
Andy Noble

Risk Advisor/ Vice President

Bio

Education/Industry Training: B.S. in Business Administration- Minnesota State University, Moorhead (Moorhead State University when I attended, Go DRAGONS!). Licensed in Property, Casualty, Life and Health Insurance. CLCS designation.

 

Personal Accomplishments/Recognition: Married since 2004 to my lovely wife Sarah, 3 growing and active children, ages 8-13.

 

Community Involvement: St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, BNI Ambassador, Youth sports coach in Sartell, Chair of the 2018 Central MN Farm Show.

 

Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans

 

Favorite Quote: "If you don't ahve time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"

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Risk Advisor
Kim Nygaard, CISR

Risk Advisor

Bio

Focus:
Business Insurance and Bonding

Years with the Agency:
Since 2003

 

Years in the Industry:
Since 2003

 

Education/Training:
Property Casualty License: 2003
Accident/Health/Life License: 2004
CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative): 2007
Annual Continuing Education

 

Community Involvement:
Hope Kids Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Risk Advisor
Kim Nygaard, CISR

Risk Advisor

Bio

Focus:
Business Insurance and Bonding

Years with the Agency:
Since 2003

 

Years in the Industry:
Since 2003

 

Education/Training:
Property Casualty License: 2003
Accident/Health/Life License: 2004
CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative): 2007
Annual Continuing Education

 

Community Involvement:
Hope Kids Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Client Service Advocate
Robbie Plombon

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Attended St Cloud State University, 20 years of P & C Insurance experience with CISR Designation for Insurance

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  I’m married to my husband Ken with two grown boys and five grandkids (so much fun!)

Community Involvement:  I’m a member of the St Cloud Chamber of Commerce,  FEW and bell ringing for the Salvation Army

Hobbies/Interests:  Spending time with my Family, Boating, Zumba and Sunny Vacations

Favorite Movie:  Sleepless in Seattle

Favorite Quote: Surround yourself with positive people. 
- Melanie Fiona

 

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Client Service Advocate
Robbie Plombon

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Attended St Cloud State University, 20 years of P & C Insurance experience with CISR Designation for Insurance

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  I’m married to my husband Ken with two grown boys and five grandkids (so much fun!)

Community Involvement:  I’m a member of the St Cloud Chamber of Commerce,  FEW and bell ringing for the Salvation Army

Hobbies/Interests:  Spending time with my Family, Boating, Zumba and Sunny Vacations

Favorite Movie:  Sleepless in Seattle

Favorite Quote: Surround yourself with positive people. 
- Melanie Fiona

 

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Client Service Advocate
Amanda Austin

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: B.S. in Business - St. Cloud State. Licensed in Property & Casualty since 2004. Completed my CISR & CIC designations.
 
Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  Married since 2005. Mom to 4 (2 boys & twin girls). Selected to participate in the 2016-17 St Cloud Leadership Program.

Community Involvement:  Salvation Army, United Way, & Anna Marie’s Alliance. Active volunteer at my children’s school. Board member of the Albany Boys Basketball Association
 
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with family & friends. Love watching my kids participate in their activities (sports, swimming, etc…).  I also enjoy reading, playing volleyball, being outdoors, completing projects around the house, & traveling.
 
Favorite Movie: The Italian Job
 
Favorite Quote: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right” – Henry Ford

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Client Service Advocate
Amanda Austin

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: B.S. in Business - St. Cloud State. Licensed in Property & Casualty since 2004. Completed my CISR & CIC designations.
 
Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  Married since 2005. Mom to 4 (2 boys & twin girls). Selected to participate in the 2016-17 St Cloud Leadership Program.

Community Involvement:  Salvation Army, United Way, & Anna Marie’s Alliance. Active volunteer at my children’s school. Board member of the Albany Boys Basketball Association
 
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with family & friends. Love watching my kids participate in their activities (sports, swimming, etc…).  I also enjoy reading, playing volleyball, being outdoors, completing projects around the house, & traveling.
 
Favorite Movie: The Italian Job
 
Favorite Quote: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right” – Henry Ford

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Client Service Advocate
Beth Fiedler, CISR Elite

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: A.A.S degree in accounting from Rasmussen Business College,  Licensed agent since 2000, acquired my CISR designation in 2004  Currently working on my Elite.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Have been married to my husband Jeff for over 20 yrs. have two wonderful adult boys Jason and TJ.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy Camping, Golfing and Sewing           

Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite Quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”

 

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Client Service Advocate
Beth Fiedler, CISR Elite

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: A.A.S degree in accounting from Rasmussen Business College,  Licensed agent since 2000, acquired my CISR designation in 2004  Currently working on my Elite.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Have been married to my husband Jeff for over 20 yrs. have two wonderful adult boys Jason and TJ.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy Camping, Golfing and Sewing           

Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite Quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”

 

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Agency Accountant
Bonnie Martin

Agency Accountant

Bio

Education/Industry Training: Baylor University BBA Finance/Accounting

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  Past Chairman of the Board for the Stearns County Medical Alliance, Past Chairman of the Board for the St. Cloud Christian School, Proud Mother of Three Adult Daughters

Community Involvement:  Hospice Volunteer – CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital, No One Dies Alone Volunteer – CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital, Woman Support Groups, BSF (Bible Study Fellowship)

Hobbies/Interests:  Anything involving Family and Friends, Golfing, Reading, Gardening, Movies, Biking, Knitting, and Drinking Coffee

Favorite Movie:  The Intern, The Wedding Planner

Favorite Quote:  We are not here to wait for the STORM to pass but to learn to DANCE in the RAIN With God all things are possible

 

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Agency Accountant
Bonnie Martin

Agency Accountant

Bio

Education/Industry Training: Baylor University BBA Finance/Accounting

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  Past Chairman of the Board for the Stearns County Medical Alliance, Past Chairman of the Board for the St. Cloud Christian School, Proud Mother of Three Adult Daughters

Community Involvement:  Hospice Volunteer – CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital, No One Dies Alone Volunteer – CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital, Woman Support Groups, BSF (Bible Study Fellowship)

Hobbies/Interests:  Anything involving Family and Friends, Golfing, Reading, Gardening, Movies, Biking, Knitting, and Drinking Coffee

Favorite Movie:  The Intern, The Wedding Planner

Favorite Quote:  We are not here to wait for the STORM to pass but to learn to DANCE in the RAIN With God all things are possible

 

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Risk Advisor
Brian Jarl, CIC

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Training: Graduate of Bethel University with a Marketing degree. Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) with annual updates.

Personal Accomplishments/Recognition:  Recently recognized as a CIC for 10 years.

Community Involvement:  Past Chair of the Waite Park Chamber & Top Hatters for the St. Cloud Chamber. Past President of the Granite City Rotary.  Deacon at Calvary Community Church and head of the greeters.  Volunteered on the golf committee for the Central MN Youth for Christ.  Annually ring the Salvation army Bells.
 

Hobbies/Interests: Going for a walk with my wife.  Spending time up at the lake in Northern, MN with familiy.  Enjoy golfing & fishing, even though I don't do either very well!

Favorite Movie: Hard to pick just 1, so the ones that kept coming up were Tommy Boy, Top Gun, Facing the Giants & Star Wars!

Favorite Quote: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.  Hebrews 11:1

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Risk Advisor
Brian Jarl, CIC

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Training: Graduate of Bethel University with a Marketing degree. Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) with annual updates.

Personal Accomplishments/Recognition:  Recently recognized as a CIC for 10 years.

Community Involvement:  Past Chair of the Waite Park Chamber & Top Hatters for the St. Cloud Chamber. Past President of the Granite City Rotary.  Deacon at Calvary Community Church and head of the greeters.  Volunteered on the golf committee for the Central MN Youth for Christ.  Annually ring the Salvation army Bells.
 

Hobbies/Interests: Going for a walk with my wife.  Spending time up at the lake in Northern, MN with familiy.  Enjoy golfing & fishing, even though I don't do either very well!

Favorite Movie: Hard to pick just 1, so the ones that kept coming up were Tommy Boy, Top Gun, Facing the Giants & Star Wars!

Favorite Quote: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.  Hebrews 11:1

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Client Service Advocate
Cheryl Johnson, CISR Elite

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Training: Attended St Cloud State University; Licensed in Property & Casualty since 2007; Licensed in Life & Health since 2008; earned my CISR designation in 2012; earned my CISR Elite designation in 2016.  I currently work on Commercial lines accounts, including bonding and I am a Notary!

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Married to my husband, Jerry, for over 20 years, with two children, Christopher & Nicholas.

Community Involvement: Sartell High School music program, especially marching band.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading (I'm never without a book), cross -stitch and spending time with the family when we're able!

Favorite Movie: "Not Without My Daughter" starring Sally Field

Favorite Quote: "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."  Christopher Robin to Winnie-the-Pooh

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Client Service Advocate
Cheryl Johnson, CISR Elite

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Training: Attended St Cloud State University; Licensed in Property & Casualty since 2007; Licensed in Life & Health since 2008; earned my CISR designation in 2012; earned my CISR Elite designation in 2016.  I currently work on Commercial lines accounts, including bonding and I am a Notary!

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Married to my husband, Jerry, for over 20 years, with two children, Christopher & Nicholas.

Community Involvement: Sartell High School music program, especially marching band.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading (I'm never without a book), cross -stitch and spending time with the family when we're able!

Favorite Movie: "Not Without My Daughter" starring Sally Field

Favorite Quote: "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."  Christopher Robin to Winnie-the-Pooh

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Chris Rodriguez

Risk Advisor

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Chris Rodriguez

Risk Advisor

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Client Service Advocate
Deb Koltes

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: Worked in Insurance since 1974. Have Insurance license and Certified Insurance Service Rep. designation.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Married to my husband Keith and have 1 married son.

Community Involvement:  Salvation Army Bell Ringer and on my church Mission and Deacon Boards.

Hobbies/Interests:  Spending time with family, Sewing, Crafting and Summer & Winter Fishing

Favorite Movie: Sound of Music

 

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Client Service Advocate
Deb Koltes

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: Worked in Insurance since 1974. Have Insurance license and Certified Insurance Service Rep. designation.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Married to my husband Keith and have 1 married son.

Community Involvement:  Salvation Army Bell Ringer and on my church Mission and Deacon Boards.

Hobbies/Interests:  Spending time with family, Sewing, Crafting and Summer & Winter Fishing

Favorite Movie: Sound of Music

 

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Risk Advisor
Jim Wensel

Risk Advisor

Bio

Years with the Agency:
Since 2004

 

Years in the Industry:
Since 1977

 

Education/Training:
Property Casualty License: 1982
Accident/Health/Life License: 1982
Annual Continuing Education

 

Community Involvement:
Make a Wish Foundation of MN volunteer since 1994, Board of Directors since 2004

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Risk Advisor
Jim Wensel

Risk Advisor

Bio

Years with the Agency:
Since 2004

 

Years in the Industry:
Since 1977

 

Education/Training:
Property Casualty License: 1982
Accident/Health/Life License: 1982
Annual Continuing Education

 

Community Involvement:
Make a Wish Foundation of MN volunteer since 1994, Board of Directors since 2004

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Risk Advisor
Matt Plombon

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Licensed in Property, Casualty, Health & Life insurance. I also have a designation as a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist.
 
Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: 
Married for 12 years to my wife Lisa and have 4 children ages from 19 months to 10 years old.   

Community Involvement:  Member of the shop STMA (St. Michael-Albertville) business group. Also a member of the I-94 Networker's (Rogers, St. Michael, Monticello area).

Hobbies/Interests:  I enjoy spending time with my family. Watching and playing sports. Hunting, Fishing and Boating on the Mississippi River.

Favorite Movie:  Field of Dreams

Favorite Quote:  Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.
- John Wooden

 

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Risk Advisor
Matt Plombon

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Licensed in Property, Casualty, Health & Life insurance. I also have a designation as a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist.
 
Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: 
Married for 12 years to my wife Lisa and have 4 children ages from 19 months to 10 years old.   

Community Involvement:  Member of the shop STMA (St. Michael-Albertville) business group. Also a member of the I-94 Networker's (Rogers, St. Michael, Monticello area).

Hobbies/Interests:  I enjoy spending time with my family. Watching and playing sports. Hunting, Fishing and Boating on the Mississippi River.

Favorite Movie:  Field of Dreams

Favorite Quote:  Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.
- John Wooden

 

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Client Service Advocate
Melissa Barthel

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: Graduate of St. Cloud State University with a Business Management Degree. Licensed in Property & Casualty.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Married to my husband Joe.

Community Involvement: St. Cloud Chamber and Salvation Army Bell Ringing.      

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going on road trips and trying new food/restaurants. 

Favorite Movie: The Blind Side

Favorite Quote: It might take a year, it might take a day, but what’s meant to be will always find its way.  

 

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Client Service Advocate
Melissa Barthel

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: Graduate of St. Cloud State University with a Business Management Degree. Licensed in Property & Casualty.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Married to my husband Joe.

Community Involvement: St. Cloud Chamber and Salvation Army Bell Ringing.      

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going on road trips and trying new food/restaurants. 

Favorite Movie: The Blind Side

Favorite Quote: It might take a year, it might take a day, but what’s meant to be will always find its way.  

 

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Risk Advisor
Owen Peterson, CIC

Risk Advisor

Bio

Years with the Agency:
Since 1994

 

Years in the Industry:
Since 1974

 

Education/Training:
Graduate of Hamline University
Property Casualty License: 1974
Accident/Health/Life License: 1974
CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor): 1991
Annual Continuing Education

 

Community Involvement:
Past President and current member of MN Independent Insurance Agent Association
Past President and current member of Kiwanis Club
Chair of various Chamber of Commerce committees
Numerous Church Positions

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Risk Advisor
Owen Peterson, CIC

Risk Advisor

Bio

Years with the Agency:
Since 1994

 

Years in the Industry:
Since 1974

 

Education/Training:
Graduate of Hamline University
Property Casualty License: 1974
Accident/Health/Life License: 1974
CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor): 1991
Annual Continuing Education

 

Community Involvement:
Past President and current member of MN Independent Insurance Agent Association
Past President and current member of Kiwanis Club
Chair of various Chamber of Commerce committees
Numerous Church Positions

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Client Advocate
Patti Seward

Client Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: Graduate of Alexandria Technical College. Licensed in Property & Casualty insurance.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Married to my husband Rick and two wonderful children.

Community Involvement: St Cloud Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family & friends, reading & gardening.

Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite Quote: “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” Anthony Brandt

 

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Client Advocate
Patti Seward

Client Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: Graduate of Alexandria Technical College. Licensed in Property & Casualty insurance.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Married to my husband Rick and two wonderful children.

Community Involvement: St Cloud Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family & friends, reading & gardening.

Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite Quote: “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” Anthony Brandt

 

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Client Service Advocate
Tammy Miller

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Focus: 
Personal Lines Retention

 

Years with Agency:
Since 2013

 

Years in Industry:
Since 2003
Property Casualty License, 2005
Life and Health License, 2005
Annual Continuing Education

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Client Service Advocate
Tammy Miller

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Focus: 
Personal Lines Retention

 

Years with Agency:
Since 2013

 

Years in Industry:
Since 2003
Property Casualty License, 2005
Life and Health License, 2005
Annual Continuing Education

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Risk Advisor/President
Ted Plombon

Risk Advisor/President

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Licensed agent since 1979. Certified Insurance Counselor and LUTC training. Independent Trusted Choice agent since 1994.  

 

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Married to my wife Kim since 1980, and 2 great daughters, Brooke and Brianna

 

Community Involvement: Chaired the Governmental Affairs Division of the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as a Top Hatter volunteer.  

 

Hobbies/Interests: Waterskiing, Racquet Ball, Golf, Motorcycling and Hiking.

 

Favorite Movie: Papillion 

 

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Risk Advisor/President
Ted Plombon

Risk Advisor/President

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Licensed agent since 1979. Certified Insurance Counselor and LUTC training. Independent Trusted Choice agent since 1994.  

 

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Married to my wife Kim since 1980, and 2 great daughters, Brooke and Brianna

 

Community Involvement: Chaired the Governmental Affairs Division of the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as a Top Hatter volunteer.  

 

Hobbies/Interests: Waterskiing, Racquet Ball, Golf, Motorcycling and Hiking.

 

Favorite Movie: Papillion 

 

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Client Service Advocate
Teresa Campa

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: Associates Degree in Credit and Finance from St. Cloud Technical Collage. Currently working on CISR designation.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  Married for 16 years to my wonderful husband Miguel. Active teenage daughter in sports and academics.     

Community Involvement: St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, SCAYBA team manager.

Hobbies/Interests: Baking and card making.

Favorite Movie: Steele Magnolias.

Favorite Quote: “You are your own best advocate.”

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Client Service Advocate
Teresa Campa

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: Associates Degree in Credit and Finance from St. Cloud Technical Collage. Currently working on CISR designation.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  Married for 16 years to my wonderful husband Miguel. Active teenage daughter in sports and academics.     

Community Involvement: St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, SCAYBA team manager.

Hobbies/Interests: Baking and card making.

Favorite Movie: Steele Magnolias.

Favorite Quote: “You are your own best advocate.”

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Advantage 1 Insurance Agency- Albany

Client Service Advocate
Heather Hendrickson

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: Graduated from MN School of Business in 2010 with an AAS in Management Accounting. Licensed in property and casualty insurance.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: I married my husband, Matt, in 2009. I have 3 wonderful children, Joseph, Kacie & Owen.

Community Involvement: I am an active member of Girl Scouts as a troop leader and service unit secretary. I am also an active member of Cub Scouts as a den leader, chartered organizational rep, and assistant cub master.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy watching my children participate in sports (wrestling, basketball & dance). I also love spending time with my family camping, fishing and just hanging out.

Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing

Favorite Quote: “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

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Client Service Advocate
Heather Hendrickson

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: Graduated from MN School of Business in 2010 with an AAS in Management Accounting. Licensed in property and casualty insurance.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: I married my husband, Matt, in 2009. I have 3 wonderful children, Joseph, Kacie & Owen.

Community Involvement: I am an active member of Girl Scouts as a troop leader and service unit secretary. I am also an active member of Cub Scouts as a den leader, chartered organizational rep, and assistant cub master.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy watching my children participate in sports (wrestling, basketball & dance). I also love spending time with my family camping, fishing and just hanging out.

Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing

Favorite Quote: “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

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Risk Advisor
Ross Voit

Risk Advisor

Bio

Years with the Agency:
Since 1985

 

Years in the Industry:
Since 1985

 

Education/Training:
Property Casualty License: 1985
Accident/Health/Life License: 1985
Annual Continuing Education

 

Community Involvement:
Board Member of the Albany Area Hospital
Board Member of Albany Boys Basketball Association
City of Albany Park Board Member
Albany Lions Club
Albany Chamber of Commerce

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Risk Advisor
Ross Voit

Risk Advisor

Bio

Years with the Agency:
Since 1985

 

Years in the Industry:
Since 1985

 

Education/Training:
Property Casualty License: 1985
Accident/Health/Life License: 1985
Annual Continuing Education

 

Community Involvement:
Board Member of the Albany Area Hospital
Board Member of Albany Boys Basketball Association
City of Albany Park Board Member
Albany Lions Club
Albany Chamber of Commerce

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Advantage 1 Insurance Agency- Colorado

Risk Advisor
Aaron Ramsey

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Industry Training: 6 years experience focusing on commercial insurance

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: 2015 Top ten agency in Colorado with Auto Owners

Hobbies/Interests: Family, working out, traveling, hiking, playing softball, fishing, 

Favorite Movie: Gladiator

Favorite Quote:  You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
–Wayne Gretzky

 

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Risk Advisor
Aaron Ramsey

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Industry Training: 6 years experience focusing on commercial insurance

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: 2015 Top ten agency in Colorado with Auto Owners

Hobbies/Interests: Family, working out, traveling, hiking, playing softball, fishing, 

Favorite Movie: Gladiator

Favorite Quote:  You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
–Wayne Gretzky

 

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Risk Advisor
Bryce Nelson

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  B.S. Business Administration Emphasis in both Finance an Management from the University of Northern Colorado


Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  Married to my beautiful wife for 5 years 

 

Hobbies/Interests:  Traveling, photography, art, camping, hiking, working out.

 


Favorite Movie: Interstellar

 

Favorite Quote:  “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” - Marcus Aurelius

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Risk Advisor
Bryce Nelson

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  B.S. Business Administration Emphasis in both Finance an Management from the University of Northern Colorado


Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  Married to my beautiful wife for 5 years 

 

Hobbies/Interests:  Traveling, photography, art, camping, hiking, working out.

 


Favorite Movie: Interstellar

 

Favorite Quote:  “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” - Marcus Aurelius

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Advantage 1 Insurance Agency- Holdingford

Risk Advisor
Dan Fiedler

Risk Advisor

Bio

Years with the Agency:
Since 1993

 

Years in the Industry:
Since 1993

 

Education/Training:
Property Casualty License: 1993
Accident/Health/Life License: 1993
Annual Continuing Education
Graduate of St Cloud State University

 

Community Involvement:
Former Director and current member of Husker Booster Club
Former VP and current member of the Holdingford Commercial Club

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Risk Advisor
Dan Fiedler

Risk Advisor

Bio

Years with the Agency:
Since 1993

 

Years in the Industry:
Since 1993

 

Education/Training:
Property Casualty License: 1993
Accident/Health/Life License: 1993
Annual Continuing Education
Graduate of St Cloud State University

 

Community Involvement:
Former Director and current member of Husker Booster Club
Former VP and current member of the Holdingford Commercial Club

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Advantage 1 Insurance Agency- Long Prairie

Risk Advisor / Vice President
RaeAnn Waytashek, CIC

Risk Advisor / Vice President

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  A.A.S Degree in Accounting from St. Cloud Technical College, CIC Designation and CISR Designation

Community Involvement: Secretary for Father Pierz School of Religion Board, Community and Board Member for Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Member of St. Cloud and Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce

Hobbies/Interests:  I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  I also enjoy the outdoors, sand volleyball and reading.

Favorite Movie: I enjoy comedies, my favorite is 'Due Date'

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Risk Advisor / Vice President
RaeAnn Waytashek, CIC

Risk Advisor / Vice President

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  A.A.S Degree in Accounting from St. Cloud Technical College, CIC Designation and CISR Designation

Community Involvement: Secretary for Father Pierz School of Religion Board, Community and Board Member for Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Member of St. Cloud and Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce

Hobbies/Interests:  I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  I also enjoy the outdoors, sand volleyball and reading.

Favorite Movie: I enjoy comedies, my favorite is 'Due Date'

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Risk Advisor
Andy Otremba

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Industry Training:   Licensed in Property, Casualty, Health & Life insurance.


Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  Married to my wife Karen and our 3 kids, Isabelle, Isaac and Owen.

   

Community Involvement:  President of the St Marys of Mt Carmel Faith and Ed board, Long Prairie Chamber board member, Organize the Holes to heaven ice fishing derby, Long Prairie High school track coach.

 

Hobbies/Interests:  Spending time with my wife and our 3 kids, we all love to be in the woods or on the water but if the kids challenge be to a game on the Xbox I can’t say no. Personally I love to hunt, fish and golf.

Favorite Movie:  Rudy, The Power of one and The Princess Bride

 

Favorite Quote “I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?”
Mother Teresa

 

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Risk Advisor
Andy Otremba

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Industry Training:   Licensed in Property, Casualty, Health & Life insurance.


Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  Married to my wife Karen and our 3 kids, Isabelle, Isaac and Owen.

   

Community Involvement:  President of the St Marys of Mt Carmel Faith and Ed board, Long Prairie Chamber board member, Organize the Holes to heaven ice fishing derby, Long Prairie High school track coach.

 

Hobbies/Interests:  Spending time with my wife and our 3 kids, we all love to be in the woods or on the water but if the kids challenge be to a game on the Xbox I can’t say no. Personally I love to hunt, fish and golf.

Favorite Movie:  Rudy, The Power of one and The Princess Bride

 

Favorite Quote “I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?”
Mother Teresa

 

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Risk Advisor
Bill Werlinger

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Industry Training: BS Degree in Elementary Education and Secondary Education with Majors in Biology and Minor Degrees in Library Science and Physical Education, Masters Degree in Elementary Administration, CIC- –Certified Insurance Counselor, Elementary Teacher –8 yrs, Elementary Principal—4 years, Insurance Sales---42 years
         
Community Involvement:
Lions Club--member, Jaycees--member, Chamber Member --President—Long Prairie, Financial Board Member –St Mary’s Church, Pastoral Board Member — President--St Francis Xavier Church, Todd County DAC –Board Member;  President

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Golf, Walking/ Biking, Family Activities

Favorite Movie: Enjoy true biograophy stories or history movies

 

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Risk Advisor
Bill Werlinger

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Industry Training: BS Degree in Elementary Education and Secondary Education with Majors in Biology and Minor Degrees in Library Science and Physical Education, Masters Degree in Elementary Administration, CIC- –Certified Insurance Counselor, Elementary Teacher –8 yrs, Elementary Principal—4 years, Insurance Sales---42 years
         
Community Involvement:
Lions Club--member, Jaycees--member, Chamber Member --President—Long Prairie, Financial Board Member –St Mary’s Church, Pastoral Board Member — President--St Francis Xavier Church, Todd County DAC –Board Member;  President

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Golf, Walking/ Biking, Family Activities

Favorite Movie: Enjoy true biograophy stories or history movies

 

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Client Service Advocate
DeAnna Opsal

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Anoka Technical College. Over 20 years working in Medical offices and claim processing. Licensed in Life & Health. Currently training for Property & Casualty license.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  Married to my husband Dan since 1988

Hobbies/Interests:  Spending time with Family, Camping, Photography, Flower Gardening, Bowling, Antiquing

Favorite Movie:  Anything with Audrey Hepburn

Favorite Quote:  Life is too short to wait

 

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Client Service Advocate
DeAnna Opsal

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Anoka Technical College. Over 20 years working in Medical offices and claim processing. Licensed in Life & Health. Currently training for Property & Casualty license.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  Married to my husband Dan since 1988

Hobbies/Interests:  Spending time with Family, Camping, Photography, Flower Gardening, Bowling, Antiquing

Favorite Movie:  Anything with Audrey Hepburn

Favorite Quote:  Life is too short to wait

 

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Client Service Advocate
Lori Anderson

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Licensed in Property, Casualty, Life & Health Insurance.  Graduate of Alexandria AVTI and Patricia Stevens College.

 

Personal Accomplishments/Recognition:  Married Bob in 1979. We have one daughter, Sarah.

 

Community Involvement:  Member of MMRPC and Shepherd of the Valley.

 

Hobbies/Interests:  Spending time with family and friends, camping, fishing, gardening, deer hunting and morel hunting.

 

Favorite Movie:  The Sound of Music


Favorite Quote: “Happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you have.” - Author Unknown

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Client Service Advocate
Lori Anderson

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Licensed in Property, Casualty, Life & Health Insurance.  Graduate of Alexandria AVTI and Patricia Stevens College.

 

Personal Accomplishments/Recognition:  Married Bob in 1979. We have one daughter, Sarah.

 

Community Involvement:  Member of MMRPC and Shepherd of the Valley.

 

Hobbies/Interests:  Spending time with family and friends, camping, fishing, gardening, deer hunting and morel hunting.

 

Favorite Movie:  The Sound of Music


Favorite Quote: “Happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you have.” - Author Unknown

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Mark Buntjer

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education:  Animal Science Degree. U of M St.Paul.  25+ years of Farming/Ag experience.  Licensed In Property and Casualty.

 

Personal Accomplishments / Recognitions: Have been Blessed to be Married since 1994 to my lovely wife Kim. 5 children ages 4-19.  Have been Blessed to be involved in Farming all of my life.  

 

Community: St. Mary’s Church, Knights of Columbus, Todd County Livestock Advisory Council, 4-H, Todd county Ag Society.

 

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Mark Buntjer

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education:  Animal Science Degree. U of M St.Paul.  25+ years of Farming/Ag experience.  Licensed In Property and Casualty.

 

Personal Accomplishments / Recognitions: Have been Blessed to be Married since 1994 to my lovely wife Kim. 5 children ages 4-19.  Have been Blessed to be involved in Farming all of my life.  

 

Community: St. Mary’s Church, Knights of Columbus, Todd County Livestock Advisory Council, 4-H, Todd county Ag Society.

 

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Risk Advisor
Matt Mitzel

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  College degree in Business Management/Golf Operations.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  A beautiful wife and two great kids.

Community Involvement:  Long Prairie Country Club Board of Directors.  Little League Coach. 

Hobbies/Interests:  Hunting/Fishing/Golf

Favorite Movie:  Good Will Hunting

Favorite Quote:  "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."  — John Woo

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Risk Advisor
Matt Mitzel

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  College degree in Business Management/Golf Operations.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  A beautiful wife and two great kids.

Community Involvement:  Long Prairie Country Club Board of Directors.  Little League Coach. 

Hobbies/Interests:  Hunting/Fishing/Golf

Favorite Movie:  Good Will Hunting

Favorite Quote:  "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."  — John Woo

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Client Service Advocate
Norma Hernandez

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Licensed in Property & Casualty

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Married to my husband Jose and our two kids Sophia & Alex.      

Community Involvement:  St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic School board member.

Hobbies/Interests:  Spending time with family and friends. Reading and walking.

Favorite Movie: Miracles from Heaven

Favorite Quote:  “ Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with GREAT love” Saint Mother Teresa

 

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Client Service Advocate
Norma Hernandez

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Licensed in Property & Casualty

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Married to my husband Jose and our two kids Sophia & Alex.      

Community Involvement:  St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic School board member.

Hobbies/Interests:  Spending time with family and friends. Reading and walking.

Favorite Movie: Miracles from Heaven

Favorite Quote:  “ Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with GREAT love” Saint Mother Teresa

 

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Advantage 1 Insurance Agency- Pierz

Client Service Advocate
Cindy Boser

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: Business Degree from St. Cloud Technical College. Property & Casualty Licensed Insurance Agent.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  My children Jacob & Emily

Community Involvement:  My parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church and volunteer with the Prison Ministry program.

Hobbies/Interests: Camping, reading and spending time with my family.

Favorite Movie:  Officer and A Gentlemen

Favorite Quote:  “Never regret anything that made you smile” –Mark Twain

 

 

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Client Service Advocate
Cindy Boser

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: Business Degree from St. Cloud Technical College. Property & Casualty Licensed Insurance Agent.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  My children Jacob & Emily

Community Involvement:  My parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church and volunteer with the Prison Ministry program.

Hobbies/Interests: Camping, reading and spending time with my family.

Favorite Movie:  Officer and A Gentlemen

Favorite Quote:  “Never regret anything that made you smile” –Mark Twain

 

 

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Advantage 1 Insurance Agency- Sauk Centre

Client Service Advocate
Bonnie Donnay

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: 16 years in the Insurance Field

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Owned and operated a retail business for 16 years.

Community Involvement: Past Sauk Centre Chamber Board member 6 years. Christian Mothers, Sauk Centre Meals on Wheels, Sauk Centre Gradatim Club

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Walking, Decorating. Spending time with family. Going to grandchildren’s sports events.

Favorite Movie:   The Impossible

Favorite Quote:  If you are always trying to be normal., you will never know how amazing you can be.

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Client Service Advocate
Bonnie Donnay

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training: 16 years in the Insurance Field

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Owned and operated a retail business for 16 years.

Community Involvement: Past Sauk Centre Chamber Board member 6 years. Christian Mothers, Sauk Centre Meals on Wheels, Sauk Centre Gradatim Club

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Walking, Decorating. Spending time with family. Going to grandchildren’s sports events.

Favorite Movie:   The Impossible

Favorite Quote:  If you are always trying to be normal., you will never know how amazing you can be.

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Risk Advisor
Justin Berg

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Bachelors Degree from SCSU in Recreation Sports Management.

Personal Accomplishments/Recognition:  4 year college degree, Wapicada Golf Club BOD Officer, Licensed Insurance Agent.

Community Involvement:   Sauk Centre Meals on Wheels, Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce.

Hobbies/Interests:  Anything sports relatated.

Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption.

Favorite Quote:  Don't give up....Don't ever give up. 

 

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Risk Advisor
Justin Berg

Risk Advisor

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Bachelors Degree from SCSU in Recreation Sports Management.

Personal Accomplishments/Recognition:  4 year college degree, Wapicada Golf Club BOD Officer, Licensed Insurance Agent.

Community Involvement:   Sauk Centre Meals on Wheels, Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce.

Hobbies/Interests:  Anything sports relatated.

Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption.

Favorite Quote:  Don't give up....Don't ever give up. 

 

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Client Service Advocate
Sheryl Braun

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  St. Cloud State University: 1990 – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Insurance Agent – continuing education in personal lines

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  Pacesetter Program for CSR’s – Oct. 2016, CISR Training Courses: 3 of 5 completed, personal lines

Community Involvement:  Our family does foster care for Stearns County, Active in church and youth activities

Hobbies/Interests:  Walking/hiking, Travel – when I can get away on vacation, Watching my children’s sports games Watching ole’ western movies

Favorite Movie:  John Wayne: McClintok

Favorite Quote:  “Life is about choices, and the choices we make, define who we become” – I tell this to my kids all the time.

 

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Client Service Advocate
Sheryl Braun

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  St. Cloud State University: 1990 – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Insurance Agent – continuing education in personal lines

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition:  Pacesetter Program for CSR’s – Oct. 2016, CISR Training Courses: 3 of 5 completed, personal lines

Community Involvement:  Our family does foster care for Stearns County, Active in church and youth activities

Hobbies/Interests:  Walking/hiking, Travel – when I can get away on vacation, Watching my children’s sports games Watching ole’ western movies

Favorite Movie:  John Wayne: McClintok

Favorite Quote:  “Life is about choices, and the choices we make, define who we become” – I tell this to my kids all the time.

 

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Client Service Advocate
Tina Messer

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Licensed in Property & casualty in 2004, Specializing in Commercial Lines insurance since 2012.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Married to my husband Kevin in 2003 and our 3 children Kayla, Dylan & Brianna.           

Community Involvement: Sauk Centre Meals on wheels & member of the Chamber.

Hobbies/Interests:  I like artsy and creative projects- drawing, crafts, wood working.  Pinterest is my close friend.  

Favorite Movie: The Fast & the Furious movies.  All of them.

Favorite Quote: If you always do what you always did, You’ll always get what you always got.

 

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Client Service Advocate
Tina Messer

Client Service Advocate

Bio

Education/Industry Training:  Licensed in Property & casualty in 2004, Specializing in Commercial Lines insurance since 2012.

Personal Accomplishments / Recognition: Married to my husband Kevin in 2003 and our 3 children Kayla, Dylan & Brianna.           

Community Involvement: Sauk Centre Meals on wheels & member of the Chamber.

Hobbies/Interests:  I like artsy and creative projects- drawing, crafts, wood working.  Pinterest is my close friend.  

Favorite Movie: The Fast & the Furious movies.  All of them.

Favorite Quote: If you always do what you always did, You’ll always get what you always got.

 

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