Chad Smeby CIC
Chad has been a part of Skogman-Carlson Insurance since 2012, and in the insurance industry for 23 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
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 over 25 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.
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.
Mike Fettkether CIC
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.
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.
Holly Ranney CISR
Personal Lines Account Manager
Holly Ranney joins Skogman-Carlson Insurance with 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.
Deb Abernathey CIC, CISR
Senior Personal Lines Account Manager
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.
Kim Hedeman CISR
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 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.
Customer Service Representative
Commercial Lines Account Manager
Lacy has 20 years of customer service experience. She specializes in home and auto insurance. Lacy enjoys connecting and building relationships with people.
When Lacy is not working, she enjoys following sports, watching her boys’ sports activities and spending time with family and friends.
Vaughn is a graduate from The University of Iowa and has been in the insurance industry since 2017. He specializes in home and auto insurance. Vaughn enjoys connecting & building relationships with clients. Finding the proper coverage is always the goal.
When Vaughn is not working, he enjoys spending time with friends & family, golfing, and following sports.