Staff

Chris Stafford, President
Photo of Chris Stafford, President of First American Insurance ServicesChris started his insurance career in 1976 as a life insurance agent, but soon discovered that there was much more to the insurance industry, and became a multi line agent for a well-known direct writer. The next six plus years served as a great training ground and led to his next career step as an Independent Agent.

Now armed with more companies and services to offer, Chris never looked back. In September of 1991 an opportunity became available to work at First American Insurance Services, Inc. in Stewartville where Chris, his wife Jeanne and daughter Alisha resided. The decision to move his client base to this agency was made, and in January of 2004, Chris became the owner and president of First American Insurance Services.  He is dedicated to his clients and his employees and strives for a positive approach to all insurance needs.
Email Chris Stafford - Stewartville, MN Location

Terry Schroeder
Photo of Terry Schroeder who has 10 years of experience in the insurance businessTerry is a Stewartville native and has 13 years of insurance experience with a farm background.  He specializes in working with the farm accounts and all personal lines.  He and his wife Pat have 3 grown children and are active in the community.  He is a member of the Stewartville Fire Department and enjoys all sports, including, hunting and fishing.
Email Terry Schroeder - Stewartville, MN Location

Jeanne Rasmussen
Photo of Jeanne Rasmussen in First American Insurance’s office in downtown Pine Island, MNJeanne Rasmussen is located in First American Insurance’s office in downtown Pine Island.  She grew up in rural Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston-Altura High School in 1995.  Jeanne moved to Pine Island in 2001 where she lives with her husband and daughter. Jeanne enjoys the great outdoors including spending time up north on the lake, hiking and biking.

In 2002 Jeanne began her career in the insurance business when she started working for First American Insurance in Stewartville.  For a short time, Jeanne worked with a captive insurance company but has now happily “returned home” to First American Insurance in their Pine Island office.  Having past experience with a captive insurance company, Jeanne understands the advantages of working with, and being insured by, an independent agency.  Having an office location in a small community, offering a wide variety of coverage options and providing hassle-free quotes are of great importance to Jeanne and she is happy to be able to provide this service!
Email Jeanne Rasmussen - Pine Island, MN Location

Tanya Austin

Tanya Austin has lived in Southern MN all of her life. She currently lives in Byron with her children. Tanya enjoys time with her kids, family and friends.

Back in 2007, Tanya started her career in the insurance business after giving up the cosmetology career. She worked in a competitive insurance office as a licensed CSR. Having been in the customer service industry for 20 years, she understands the importance in listening to people's concerns.

Chelsea Faulhaber
Photo of Chelsea Faulhaber in First American Insurance’s office in Brownsdale, MN Chelsea Faulhaber is located in First American’s Brownsdale office. She grew up and graduated from Stewartville in 2006. In 2009 she moved with her husband to their rural Sargeant home, where they reside with their two children. As a family they enjoy running a small hobby farm, raising and showing Simmental beef cattle.

Chelsea is a newly licensed agent who is excited to serve the small community in which a majority of her family is tied too. She has many years in the customer service industry, and is ready to start this new chapter in her life. With her interest in farming, we are going to help her into our crop insurance division. She is excited to learn the ropes and be of any assistance to you that she can.
Email Chelsea Faulhaber - Brownsdale, MN Location

Alisha Nelson
Photo of Alisha Nelson in First American Insurance's office in Stewarville, MN Alisha Nelson is located in the Stewartville office. She grew up in Stewartville and graduated from University of Wisconsin- Stout with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She and her husband Zach, have 2 daughters. They stay busy with Zach's business, kids' activities, their Boston Terriers and getting away to the cabin on weekends.

She spent 14 years working for Sprint as an Account Executive in the SE Minnesota & Western Wisconsin area. Her experience with customer service and account management lends itself well to her transition to insurance. She joined the First American Insurance team in February of 2015.
Email Alisha Nelson - Stewartville, MN Location