Our Team

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Sarah

Local Insurance Agent

Local Insurance Agent

Sarah Schmidt started working with insurance in 1996. She worked with C & M Insurance and United Prairie Insurance before starting A Family First Insurance Agency in 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from University of Northwestern in 2000. Sarah loves helping small businesses find insurance solutions. Sarah enjoys consulting on medicare, health, and life insurance. Sarah enjoys writing, reading, spending time going to her kid's soccer, volleyball, and basketball games. Sarah loves cruising around with her wonderful husband, Robert, in old cars. The Schmidt's enjoy living in the country, raising teenagers and cats. However, they do not enjoy paying the teen driver's auto insurance premiums- thankfully Laurel found us competitive auto insurance rates for teens! 

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Local Insurance Agent

Local Insurance Agent

Local Insurance Agent

Laurel  began her career at A Family First Insurance Agency in 2011. She is a licensed agent who provides superior customer service to our insurance family. She graduated from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, MN  with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Laurel is the Operations Manager and handles the accounting functions for A Family First Insurance Agency. She is happily married to a Chicago sports fan. She has been a youth volleyball coach, active in several other volunteer activities including a short term mission trip to India with Children's Opportunity Foundation. Most recently, Laurel & her husband are enjoying every minute of being  parents to a busy toddler, Noah.

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Jennie

Local Insurance Agent

Jennie

Jennie first started working with insurance in the hospital setting in Minnesota in 1990 for 12 years, she then worked for a local insurance company for 5 years.  She loves working with people and helping then with their insurance needs and understanding their insurance coverage. She is married to a wonderful man who helps her with all her crafty ideas and they are the parents  of 4 children who keep them busy with their sports of dancing, golf, and their oldest loves doing demolition derbies. They live on a farm and are very active in 4H, along with both Jennie and her husband being on the Waseca County Fair Board. They love to camp and take cruises. Jennie got licensed in Property and Causality in the summer of 2017 and is a very important part of  A Family First Insurance Agency.

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LeeAnn

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Jennie

LeeAnn came to rescue us during health insurance season 2018. Her calming personality and creative vibes were exactly what we needed to complement our team. LeeAnn loves her husband, her amazing kids, and probably has the cutest grandkids we have ever seen!  

Her faith and family are most important to her. Her family can be found hopping in the car and taking road trips across the United States. Her two favorite places are either in the kitchen baking up treats, or being her in barn with her fur family including her horse, goats, chickens, cats and dog. 

You might also find her serving up delicious treats from The Lunch Box, her food trailer she owns with her daughter.


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Andrea and KATIE

Andrea and KATIE

Andrea and KATIE

Katie and Andrea are our office assistants.

They are both students at University of Northwestern. Andrea is a education major and Katie is computer science and graphic design.

It is awesome having the next generation learning all about the insurance business.

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Hershey

Andrea and KATIE

Andrea and KATIE

Hershey began her insurance career in 2016 as a our part-time office helper. She works 'if and when' she wants to. She mostly searches for food and entertains the staff. She does not have the same customer service attitude that the rest of the staff possess. So when you call- please do not ask for Hershey.

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HONEY

HONEY

HONEY

Honey is our one year old Yorkie who graces us with her presence when she needs some extra snuggles. Honey is not too interested in insurance, but she likes treats, long naps and back rubs. Actually, we all like those things!!