Rob Bixenman

President

Sioux Center

Rob is the President of Perspective Insurance and joins us with 21 years of experience. He is married to Janelle and together they have 3 children, Sophie, Simon, and Jorja. Outside of work, Rob is a member of several clubs, including the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce & the Le Mars Business Initiative Corporation.

Wade Kroeze

Accountant

Sioux Center

Wade is our accountant and has been with the company for 2 years. He brings 8 years of accounting experience to the company. Although fairly new to the insurance industry, Wade has a passion for making our company more efficient and profitable. Wade and his wife Alissa have 3 children, Larkin, Lola & Vayda. Wade enjoys golfing, skiing, wakeboarding and spending time with family and friends.”

Eric Hietbrink

Agent

Sioux Center

Eric joined our ranks in 2013, bringing over 12 years of previous experience. Eric lives in Sioux Center with his wife Sarah and their three children, Braedon, Brinley, Brecken. Eric enjoys spending time with his family, is a Vikings & Twins fan, and helps as a kindergarten leader for AWANA. He looks forward to working with you on all your insurance needs.

Jessica Mulder

Operations

Sioux Center

Jessica started with Ambank Insurance in 2008. She is married to Kevin and they have 2 girls, Amelia & Ada. Outside of work, Jessica loves to camp and attend her girls’ activities. She is a member of the Rec & Arts Council, Sioux Center Summer Celebration Steering Committee and is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Sioux Center. She has loved getting to know her customers over the years and can’t wait to continue to help you with all your needs.

Scott Van Essen

Agent

Sioux Center

Scott has been with our company since 1997, specializing in agricultural insurance. Scott has three children, Georgia, Eli, & Beau. He is a member of the Lions Club, a Sunday school teacher, Cadets leader, as well as coaches baseball, basketball, & soccer. His goal is to not only use his knowledge in crop production, but also observe and listen to each of you on how you operate and customize a risk management plan.

Lyle Vermeer

Agent

Sioux Center

Lyle has been with the company for 28 years. Lyle is married to Joyce, and they have 2 married children along with 6 grandchildren. He is a member of several boards in Sioux Center, including the Sioux Center Hospital board. Lyle enjoys fishing, hunting, traveling, and of course, golfing! Lyle is looking forward to this transition by thanking all his customers for their many years of support.

Paul Hietbrink

Agent

Sioux Center

Paul joined Perspective Insurance in 2016, he brings 5 years of previous insurance experience to the company. Paul and his wife Kyra live in Sioux Center and have three children, Sophia, Sawyer, & Stella. When Paul isn’t building relationships with his customers, you can find him coaching 5th and 6th grade football and golfing. Paul is excited to join the team, and wants his customers to know that he will give you all the care and service that small-town communities are known for!

Jose Castelan Vargas

Agent

Sioux Center

Jose Antonio Castelan grew up in the Sioux Center community since the age of 12 years old. He graduated from Sioux Center High School and later graduated from Iowa State University. Jose met his wife at Iowa State University and together they have one son. Jose looks forward to reacquaint with familiar faces but he also looks forward to build new friendships. One of the reasons why Jose chose to work in the insurance industry was because it gives him great pleasure of helping people find the proper protection to meet their present and future financial goals. If Spanish language is your most comfortable form of communicating, no problem Jose’s native language is Spanish and please feel free to stop by and say HOLA.

Teresa DeBoer

Claims/CSR

Sioux Center

Teresa has been with us since 2014 and is our claims representative in the office. Teresa, her husband Roger, and their two children Scarlett & Preston live in Boyden. She is usually the friendly voice you hear when you call us and loves getting to know all her clients.

Evonne Taylor

CSR

Sioux Center

Evonne has been with the company for 23 years. She lives in Sioux Center with her husband Doug. Together, they have 4 grown children plus 9 grandchildren. Evonne loves to garden, make greeting cards, and enjoy her grandchildren. She wants everyone to know she is grateful for your support over the many years.

Connie TeKrony

CSR

Sioux Center

Connie joined the team in 2015, bringing many years of insurance experience. Connie and her husband Rod live in Hull. They have 3 sons Ryan, David, and Marcus. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well as playing the organ in her church. She loves meeting new people and helping others any way she can.

Kristi Hiemstra

CSR

Sioux Center

Kristi has worked with us since we opened in 2008 bringing 5 years of insurance experience. She is the Vice President of the South Dakota Applied Client Network and enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with family. Kristi loves working with each and every one of you.

Matt Susemihl, CIC

Agent

Le Mars

Matt has been with the company since 2010. Matt and his wife Nicole have 3 children, Shea, Austin, and Jake. Matt services all lines of insurance including personal, commercial, life and health with a focus on commercial lines. In 2017 Matt completed the training and testing required to earn his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. He enjoys spending time with his family and spending time in the outdoors hunting, fishing and golfing.

Matt Lancaster

Agent

Le Mars

Matt joined us in 2014 with 7 years of insurance experience. Matt and his fiancé April, live in Le Mars with their three boys, Noah, Jaxson, & Louis. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing, playing softball, volunteering at the YMCA, and chasing his kids! Matt loves helping people protect what matters most to them.

Justin Freking

Agent

Le Mars

Justin recently started with us and brings several years of experience as an insurance underwriter. He is married to Allie and together, they have two sons, Silas & Beckett. Justin enjoys boating, woodworking, golfing, baseball, and tennis. He is also a part of many organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, United Way, and the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce. Justin can’t wait to build an insurance relationship with you and is here to help you when you need it most.

Lori Steffen

CSR

Le Mars

Lori has been with us since 2003 and has been in insurance for over 30 years. Lori and her husband, Richard live on an acreage outside of Kingsley. They have 3 children Melissa, Richie and Matthew. She loves spending time with her 3 granddaughters and family. Lori enjoys flea markets, bike riding and traveling to Kansas City for football games. She looks forward to helping you with your insurance needs.

Brooke Huls

CSR

Le Mars

Brooke has been with our company since 2007. She lives on a farm east of Akron with her husband Tom, and their son, Graham. She loves to spend time with her family and friends every chance she gets! Brooke also enjoys golfing, camping, and fishing. She wants you to know that when it comes to questions or concerns with your insurance needs, she will get you taken care of and thanks you for being a customer through the years.

Kari Frerichs

Claims/CSR

Le Mars

Kari has been with us for 9 years. She is married to Justin and together, they have 3 children, Mackenna, Bristol, & Jase. Outside of work, she is very busy with kids activities, coaches little league, travels with the GK Blaze Gymnastics Team, and still finds time to enjoy golfing, bike rides, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. She loves the challenge of insurance and is our go-to person for claims in our office.

Jess Culler

CSR

Le Mars

Jess came on board in 2010. She lives in Merrill with her husband Aaron, their 3 children, Jalen, Cameron, & Everleigh, and their dog, Lucy. Outside of work, she likes hanging out with friends and family, playing games, reading, & spending summer weekends at Lake Shetek. Jess specializes in Personal Lines insurance, and strives to find the right company and coverage to meet the individual needs of each customer.

Kate Melvin

Placer

Le Mars

Kate started with Perspective Insurance in 2016. She has many prior years working with an insurance company as an adjustor. Kate takes great pride in knowing that she will work hard to find you the best company for the money. She is married to Tony, together they have two sons Karter & Grasyn.

Jim Poppema

Agent

Orange City

Jim started working with us in 2011. Jim is married to Lauri and they have 4 boys, Trey, Charlie, Jared, & Jaxson. He is a member of the Orange City Chamber of Commerce and a youth group leader at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church. He enjoys watching his kids’ activities and watching college football and basketball. Jim loves working with people and helping them manage their risks. He wants you to feel confident in him to provide you with the proper protection for all your needs.

Audrey Wichers

Claims/CSR

Orange City

Audrey has been working in insurance for 13 years, with 7 of those years being with Ambank. She is married to Roger and together, they have 4 children, Emily, Renae, Brian, & Brittany. Audrey loves that each day, in insurance, is different and you never know what you are going to get.

Kurt List

Agent

Orange City/Hospers/Granville

Kurt has been with the company since August 2015. Kurt was born and raised in Granville, and moved back to Hospers recently. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and is a member of Pheasants Forever and Ducks Unlimited. He looks forward to working with you on all your insurance needs.

Tom Fuoss

Agent

Sheldon

Tom has been an insurance agent for 36 years, 31 of those years with Perspective. He is married to Cynthia and they have 3 grown children, Shannon, Jennifer, & Melissa, as well as 3 grandchildren. He is a member of the Sheldon Lions Club, Moonlite Cewzers Car Club, Sheldon Planning & Zoning Board and several agents advisory boards. Tom enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, cruising, and watching the Chicago Cubs & Iowa Hawkeyes. Tom wants you to know that your needs come first and that he appreciates the confidence that you have placed in him over the years.

Jodi Vermeer

Personal Lines Agent

Sheldon

Jodi has been with Perspective since 2000. She is married to Matt and together, they have 4 children, Malakai, Makaiah, Makinley, & Makoi. She enjoys exercising and spending time with her family. Jodi brings years of insurance experience and truly cares about each and every customer. She wants to serve you to the best of her ability in the timeliest manner possible.

Matt Roetman

Agent

Sheldon

Matt recently joined our team in 2015. He is married to Briana and together they have 4 children, Briggs, Willa, Hattie & Hewitt. Outside of the office, Matt enjoys golfing, boating, and spending time with family and friends. He loves meeting and interacting with customers and looks forward to helping you with all your insurance.

Lisa Kelderman

Agent

Sheldon

Lisa joined Perspective Insurance in 2017, she brings over 16 years of previous insurance experience to the company. Lisa and her husband Nathan live in Boyden. She had boy/girl twins that are just finishing college. She is very active in her community and loves to go camping and traveling in her free time. Lisa services all lines of insurance including personal lines, commercial, life and health with a focus on personal lines. She looks forward to helping you with your insurance needs.

Jill Boelter

CSR

Sheldon

Jill joined Perspective in 2012. She is married to Dr. Terry Boelter and between them; they have 5 children, Nick, Ali, Jake, Halie, & Kate along with a granddaughter, Audrey. When Jill isn’t in the office, you can find her spending time with their kids, golfing, boating, and traveling. She enjoys the insurance field and loves helping customers with any questions or concerns.

Trisha Cannoy, CISR Elite

CSR

Sheldon

Trisha started with Perspective in 2000. She is married to Ryan and together, they have three children, Brianna, Jonathan, & Alexis. In 2017 Trisha successfully completed the training and testing required to earn her CISR Elite designation. She is a member of Bethel Reformed Church and an AAU volleyball coach. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as playing and coaching volleyball and softball. Trisha enjoys getting to know her clients and helping them with their insurance needs.

Kris Schoo, CISR Elite

CSR

Sheldon

Kris started with Perspective in 1998. Kris and her husband Bob live on a farm west of Ashton and together, they have 5 children, Jessika, Jenna, Kaitlin, Anessa, & Karlie and 6 grandchildren. In 2017 Kris successfully completed the training and testing required to earn her CISR Elite designation. Outside of work, Kris is a 4-H leader, Bible Study leader, and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoys her kids’ activities, reading, and spending time with her growing family. Kris wants you to know that we are dedicated to you, our customers, and looks forward to helping you any way she can.

Pam Vander Sluis

CSR

Sheldon

Pam has been with Perspective for 9 years. She is married to Randy and together, they have 3 children, Karrie, Lorrie, & Greg, and 5 grandchildren. Pam loves reading, golfing, traveling, and spending time with her family. She enjoys getting to know her customers and thanks them for their many years of support.

Greg DeWit

Agent

Rock Valley

Greg started in 2003 with Perspective. He is married to Gail and has two children, Nathan & Ryan. He enjoys golfing, camping, hunting, and playing with his grandchildren. He is a board member of the Rock Valley Golf Course. Greg loves helping his customers with all their insurance needs.

Larry Smit

Agent

Rock Valley

Larry has been with Perspective for almost 19 years. He lives in Sheldon with his wife Dawn and they have two girls, Liz & Amber. Larry is a member of the Rock Valley Rotary Club, Foster Grandparents/Senior Companion board, as well as the Sheldon Lions Club. He enjoys golfing and watching the Minnesota Twins. Larry loves helping people and genuinely cares about your needs and your best interests.

Jacob Rosewall

CSR

Rock Valley

Jacob joined us in June 2016 after moving to Rock Valley, with his wife Heather. He stays busy by spending time with friends, being active in church activities and reading for a couple book clubs. Jacob enjoys meeting new people and looks forward to helping you.

Terri Brown

Agent

Cherokee

Terri joined the company in 2013 with 18 years of prior insurance experience. Terri, a lifelong resident of Cherokee County, and her husband, David, live outside of Larrabee on an acreage. They have 3 grown children & 7 grandchildren. She serves on many boards and committees, in her free time she loves spending time with her family, traveling, boating, & fishing. Terri enjoys and looks forward to helping you with your insurance needs.