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

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Client Service Advocate
Robbie Plombon

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Amanda Austin

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Amanda Austin

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Arlyn Anderson

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Arlyn Anderson

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Beth Fiedler, CISR Elite

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Beth Fiedler, CISR Elite

Client Service Advocate

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Agency Accountant
Bonnie Martin

Agency Accountant

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Agency Accountant
Bonnie Martin

Agency Accountant

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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

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Client Service Advocate
Deb Koltes

Client Service Advocate

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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

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Risk Advisor
Matt Plombon

Risk Advisor

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Client Service Advocate
Melissa Barthel

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Melissa Barthel

Client Service Advocate

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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

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Client Advocate
Patti Seward

Client Advocate

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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

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Risk Advisor/President
Ted Plombon

Risk Advisor/President

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Client Service Advocate
Teresa Campa

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Teresa Campa

Client Service Advocate

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Advantage 1 Insurance Agency- Albany

Client Service Advocate
Heather Hendrickson

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Heather Hendrickson

Client Service Advocate

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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

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Risk Advisor
Aaron Ramsey

Risk Advisor

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Risk Advisor
Bryce Nelson

Risk Advisor

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Risk Advisor
Bryce Nelson

Risk Advisor

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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

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Risk Advisor / Vice President
RaeAnn Waytashek, CIC

Risk Advisor / Vice President

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Risk Advisor
Andy Otremba

Risk Advisor

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Risk Advisor
Andy Otremba

Risk Advisor

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Risk Advisor
Bill Werlinger

Risk Advisor

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Risk Advisor
Bill Werlinger

Risk Advisor

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Client Service Advocate
DeAnna Opsal

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
DeAnna Opsal

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Lori Anderson

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Lori Anderson

Client Service Advocate

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Mark Buntjer

Risk Advisor

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Mark Buntjer

Risk Advisor

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Risk Advisor
Matt Mitzel

Risk Advisor

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Risk Advisor
Matt Mitzel

Risk Advisor

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Client Service Advocate
Norma Hernandez

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Norma Hernandez

Client Service Advocate

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Advantage 1 Insurance Agency- Pierz

Client Service Advocate
Cindy Boser

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Cindy Boser

Client Service Advocate

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Advantage 1 Insurance Agency- Sauk Centre

Client Service Advocate
Bonnie Donnay

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Bonnie Donnay

Client Service Advocate

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Risk Advisor
Justin Berg

Risk Advisor

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Risk Advisor
Justin Berg

Risk Advisor

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Client Service Advocate
Sheryl Braun

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Sheryl Braun

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Tina Messer

Client Service Advocate

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Client Service Advocate
Tina Messer

Client Service Advocate

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