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  • Chad Smeby CIC

    Vice President
    Office: 319-366-6288 x208
    Mobile: 319-826-4926
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    Chad has been a part of Skogman-Carlson Insurance since 2012, and in the insurance industry for 18 years. He values his role in an industry that supports and protects entrepreneurs, problem solvers, and new ideas. As a result, he is driven to help individuals and business owners protect and grow what's important to them.

    When he's not working, Chad spends his time being involved in his community, particularly through Metro Youth Football and Junior Warrior Diamond Sports.

  • Joan Tobin CIC

    Account Executive
    Office: 319-366-6288 x211
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    Joan Tobin has nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance agency and has earned her CIC. Her knowledge of the industry and natural ability to understand her client’s needs, allows her to truly be an asset to the agency having been an agent at Skogman-Carlson for 27 years. She is active in the community serving as the President of the Parents Support Group for Kennedy Girls Basketball and a Sunday School Teacher at Hope United Church of Christ for 20 years. 

  • Mike Fettkether CIC

    Account Executive
    Office: 319-366-6288 x215
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    Mike has been with Skogman Carlson since 2009, and has been in the insurance agency for nearly 20 years. Continually giving back to his community, Mike moved on to insurance from a 13 year teaching career. He was driven by his desire to educate and protect his clients, and by his passion for helping people. His committed and loyal demeanor mesh with an agency that cares as much as Skogman Carlson. One of the best parts of his job is the ability to help families protect themselves and their possessions on a family budget. He has obtained his CIC designation. 

    Mike is actively involved in his Parish, Men of Action, and in the past has coached for various youth teams.

  • Bob Sydnes CIC

    Account Executive
    Office: 319-366-6288 x209
    Mobile: 319-899-4454
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    Working with clients and helping people solve problems is what has driven Robert Sydnes to work in the insurance industry for over 40 years. He has his CIC designation and has been working at Skogman-Carlson Insurance since 2004. He truly loves the work that he does and enjoys working with and meeting new business owners. He is active in the community as a member of the New Covenant Bible Church Choir and Voices of Hope Choir.

  • Carolyn Dancey

    Office Manager
    Office: 319-366-6288
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    Carolyn joined the Skogman Carlson Insurance team at the end of 2015. As office manager, her easy going manner brings a calming presence to the office, which is key in an industry as ever-changing as insurance. She is a quick learner and attentive to detail. Carolyn’s reliability and thoroughness make her a key part of the agency.

    Her hobbies include being the Group Leader of the local support group for the Upper Midwest Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She is also the coordinator for the Operation Christmas Child for her church.

  • James Schultz

    Account Executive
    Office: 319-366-6288
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    Jim is an Account Executive with 10+ year's experience in the insurance industry. His focus is in commercial lines accounts.

    When not at work Jim enjoys watching his kids' sports activities, coaching youth sports, running, and spending time with his family.

  • Breanna Kair

    Commercial Lines Account Manager
    Office: 319-366-6288 x212
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    With over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, Breanna Kair’s knowledge and enthusiasm to help her clients is evident daily. She began working in insurance while still in high school through an office education program and has since earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative designation.  Beyond work, Breanna is a supporter of the community volunteering her time with the local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

  • Kurt Feller

    Commercial Lines Account Manager
    Office: 319-366-6288 x206
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    For nearly 30 years Kurt Feller has used his extensive knowledge in the insurance industry to help his clients obtain the policy that is just right for them. Kurt has earned his CPCU as well as his AFSB (Associate in Financial and Surety Bonding). His experience along with his compassion for the people he serves not only shows in his work but also during his time volunteering in his group Airwaves raising money for local foodbanks. 

  • Deb Abernathey

    Senior Personal Lines Account Manager
    Office: 319-366-6288
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    Our latest addition, Deb, brings over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry—primarily focused on personal insurance—to our agency.

    As our Senior Personal Lines Account Manager, Deb’s focus has been on personal insurance and helping clients on coverage for their homes, auto and toys (recreational vehicles). She’s outstanding at making sure insureds are covered properly without any gaps in coverage.

    Outside of insurance, Deb loves spending time at bonfires and barbecues with her family: her husband Chet, their three boys, and their extended family, including four grandchildren. Deb is also active with the Henry Davison Youth Center as Board Chair, helping the youth center offer an after school program and provides a safe haven for kids to learn and grow.

  • David Marsden

    Commercial Account Executive
    Office: 319-366-6288 x210
    Mobile: 319-775-1195
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    David began working in the commercial lines industry back in 1999, and joined the Skogman Carlson team in 2015. His specializations include providing insurance for contractors, manufacturers, restaurants, auto repair and auto body shops, distributors, and auto/equipment dealer insurance. Outside of the agency, David lives an active life and enjoys swimming, golfing, biking, and riding motorcycles. He is also dedicated to giving back to the community, and has been involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for the past 10 years. In his down time, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé Jennifer and his English bulldog, Louie.

  • Holly Ranney CISR

    Personal Lines Account Manager
    Office: 319-366-6288 x 214
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    Holly Ranney joins Skogman-Carlson Insurance with other 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Her dedication to the clients she serves and commitment to learn about the agencies providers is just a small example of her passion for people and insurance. In her spare time Holly enjoys volunteering at the St. Joseph Parish.

  • Erin Hansen

    Personal Lines Account Manager
    Office: 319-366-6288 x213
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    Erin started as an intern with Skogman Carlson in 2015 and joined the agency full time upon graduation.  Erin’s positive and determined attitude is evident during her interactions with clients. Her newest adventure is taking over the reins of a retiring co-worker's accounts. Erin spends her free time working with the Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping and the Parkinson’s Association.

  • Charlie Heins CPCU, CIC, ARM

    Account Executive
    Office: 319-366-6288
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    My wife and our families live in Cedar Rapids our community and family is everything to us. My love for insurance and business began at the University of Iowa. After graduating from Iowa my life in insurance began here in Cedar Rapids and has encompassed family insurance needs, business insurance for family business owners and risk management responsibilities for a fortune 100 company. I understand insurance companies and have visited and written coverage for insurance companies in Iowa, the United States, Bermuda and London. Meeting top insurance company officers and underwriters provides an advantage in understanding all the processes involved in writing insurance. Designing coverage with affordable pricing, communicating coverage and providing claims advocacy at the time of a loss are all part of my services to my customers.

     

    My greatest joy is creating deep business friendships that last for many years. I hope you consider letting me be a part of your insurance decision making process and making Skogman Carlson Insurance your go to insurance service provider.

     

    CPCU Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, ARM Associate Risk Manager, CIC Certified Insurance Counselor.

  • Kim Hedeman

    Customer Service Associate
    Office: 319-366-6288
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    Although a newer addition to the Skogman Carlson team, Customer Service Associate Kim Hedeman posts more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Kim holds a CISR designation, and is dedicated to meeting the needs of her clients and serving them however she can.

    Away from the office, Kim enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and two children, Emily and Ashton. She also enjoys nature, watching movies, and walking her dog. 

  • Mandy Holman

    Accountant
    Office: 319-366-6288
    Fax: 319-364-7157
    1110 Dina Ct Suite B
    Hiawatha IA 52233
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    Mandy has been with the Skogman Companies since 2002, working as part of the accounting department on the real estate side of the company. In 2014 she was tasked with the accounting functions of Skogman Carlson Insurance.