Scott Nelson / CEO, President of Business Operations

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Scott lives in Davenport with his wife Monica and their 2 sons, Collin and Seth. He has been in the insurance business since 1987, founding the company along with brothers Mike, Greg and Geoff. Scott runs the business operations of the agency and oversees the personal lines field at Nelson Brothers. In his freetime, he enjoys relaxing with his family and following his sons' various activities.

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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Greg Nelson CIC / President of Insurance Operations, Commercial, Life and Health

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Greg came to the Quad Cities in 1977, and graduated with a BA in Business Administration from Marycrest College in 1981. He was a scholarship basketball player at Marycrest College, is a Black Belt in Karate, and enjoys golfing, fishing, and music.  Greg began his insurance career in 1982, when he joined his brothers to form Nelson Brothers Agency. He attained the CIC designation in 2003, and oversees Insurance Operations, commercial property & casualty and life health and investments for the agency. He has two sons Blake and Brett who attended Bettendorf High school. Greg married his wife Cathy in 2000 and welcomed her son Kyle to the family.

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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Dana Nelson-Holstein / Vice President Personal Lines and I.T.

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Dana started her career with Nelson Brothers Agency in 1999, representing the second generation of Nelsons in the agency. She specializes in personal lines insurance but also helps clients with their business insurance needs. Dana has lived in Bettendorf for most of her life and continues to call it home along with her husband, Justin and 2 children. She is a graduate of Bettendorf High School and Iowa State University.

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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Jen Weitz / Vice President Customer Service - Corporate Secretary

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Jen began her career in insurance in 1995 as a commercial lines CSR. She moved to Bettendorf in 1998 and joined Nelson Brothers Agency.  Jen oversees customer service for Nelson Brothers Agency and is acting Secretary.  She became a partner in 2005.  She is married and has 2 children.

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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Todd Harris FIC / Life & Financial Services

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Todd has been in the financial services industry since 1999 with a focus on life insurance, investments, and financial planning. He and his wife, Sara live in Coal Valley and have 6 children together, Cole, Lane, Jena, Doug, Kyle and Karyna. Todd came to the agency in 2006 and has a B.S. in economics from Northern Illinois University. When he's not working, he likes to play golf, volleyball, basketball and spending time with his family.

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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Jeff Kaisler / Agent

jeff kJeff received his BA in business administration and accounting from Marycrest College in 1982. He started in the insurance business by joining Nelson Brothers in 1984. After a five-year sojourn to Chicago, he rejoined Nelson Brothers in 2004. He is licensed in personal and commercial lines, life and health. He lives in Davenport and has two grown children.

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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Crystal Reese / Agent

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Crystal has been with Nelson Brothers Agency since 2001. Crystal currently focuses on writing Personal lines as well as small commercial lines Insurance business.  Crystal resides in Walcott with her husband Jason and two boys Conner and Roman.

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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Matt Fensterbusch / Commercial Producer

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Matt started his insurance career in marketing in 2005 and transitioned into commercial insurance sales in 2007.  He joined Nelson Brothers in March of 2010, specializing in medium to large commercial accounts.  The Fensterbusch family has over 60 years in the Quad City insurance industry.

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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Linda Buchanan / Agent

linda bLinda has been in the insurance business since 1997 focusing on personal lines, Life insurance and small commercial accounts. She was a captive agent before joining forces with the Nelson Brothers in 2010.

Linda is a native of the Quad Cities and resides in Bettendorf with her husband, son and daughter.

In her spare time she loves working out and watching her kids play in their various sports.

 

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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Brenda Webster / Agent

brendaBrenda has been in the Insurance industry since 2008 focusing on Auto, Home, and Life Insurance.  She joined Nelson Brothers in May of 2013.  She lives in Bettendorf with her husband and 2 daughters.

 

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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Lori Puck / Agent

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Lori came to Nelson Brothers Agency in 2001 from Wells Fargo and works as a Commercial and Personal Lines producer. She obtained her personal lines license in 2002 and her commercial license in 2005. Lori is a lifetime Davenport resident and still lives there with her 2 daughters.

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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Jeri Entwistle / Assistant Office Manager / CSR

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Jeri has been with Nelson Brothers Agency since 2001. She is licensed in Personal Lines as well as Customer Service.  Jeri helps to manage the office as well as handling claims, data entry and assists agents.  Jeri is married and has a daughter, her and her family reside in LeClaire.

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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Chris Burroughs / CISR & CIC

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 Chris joined Nelson Brothers Agency in 2004, and works in the Commercial department. She assists in Commercial lines work for Matt, and Greg. Chris lives with her husband and dog Gidget in Moline.

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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Liz Carson / Office Staff/CSA

 

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Liz has been with Nelson Brothers since April 2011 and is licensed in Property and Casualty.

She is married and has two children.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling the countryside with her husband via their Harley. 

Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Michelle Heald / Office Staff / Claims Agent

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Michelle joined our team in May 2012. She works for Nelson Brothers as a licensed Customer Service Agent. Michelle lives in Bettendorf with her husband and 2 children.

Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Elizabeth Harris / CSR

liz mElizabeth Harris joined the Commercial Department of Nelson Brothers Agency in September 2012. She currently is studying to obtain her BA in Human Resources Management from Ashford University, and is also working to get her license in Personal & Commercial lines.


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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Laura Utter / Life & Health CSR

laurauLaura joined Nelson Brothers in 2013. Laura worked in the Life and Health Insurance industry for 10 years prior to having children and being a stay at home mom. She has come back to the insurance field to assist in Life and Health, and is license in Life and Health. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and 2 children.


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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Kaitlin Welch / Office Staff / CSR

Michael Nelson CIC / Consultant, President Retired

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Mike retired in 2014 and consults with the agency as requested.  He began his career in insurance in 1976 in San Diego, California after 4 years in the U.S. Navy. In 1982, he moved back to Iowa and, with his brothers, founded the Nelson Brothers Agency.

Mike has a B.S. degree from Iowa State University and holds a Certified Insurance Counselor designation. He is married and has 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

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Bettendorf Agents & Staff

Geoff Nelson / Vice President Commercial Lines

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it After a two year absence, Geoffrey Nelson returned to Nelson Brothers Agency Insurance in the spring of 2007.   He is the Vice President of Commercial Lines and is a life producer in the Moline office.  Geoff holds a degree in business administration from Marycrest College and brings twenty two years experience in insurance.

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Moline Agents & Staff

Eric Perry / Commercial Agent

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Eric has been part of the Quad City community for nearly his entire life. After graduating from Davenport West High, he attended Iowa State University and St. Ambrose University. He is active with the Davenport Noon Optimist Club and United Way of the Quad Cities.

His career in insurance began in 2001 with an independent agency in Davenport. His focus has always been on working with small to midsize commercial accounts. In order to continue to serve his clients in the best way possible, he started working for Nelson Brothers Agency in the fall of 2006.

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Moline Agents & Staff

Sharon Hoggard / Agent

sharron hSharon has been with Nelson Brothers Agency since 1997. After 10 years of a successful agent career, she retired for a couple of years and then rejoined the agency again in 2009 to help establish the new office in Moline. Sharon says she feels extremely lucky to have found such a rewarding career.

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Moline Agents & Staff

Pat McFarland / Agent

patt mPat has lived in the Quad Cities area for most of his life, graduating from Rock Island High School.  After returning from service in the Marine Corps in 1978, he worked in the Construction Industry, than as a Bandage retread tech for Dohrn Transfer.  In june of 1980, Pat joined the McFarland-Budelier Insurance Agency as Agent, working with father James M. McFarland.  In 1993 he took over daily operations along with his wife Lisa.  In June of 2012, Pat and Lisa decided to merge their operations with Nelson Brothers Agency, to provide better service and wider markets for our current and future Clients’.

In his spare time, Pat enjoys spending time with family and spoiling the grandkids whenever possible, working in the outdoors, improving his property, hunting and fishing and just generally enjoy what God has given us on this earth.  

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Moline Agents & Staff

Patty Grady / CSR

patty hPatty has been with Nelson Brothers Agency since July of 2012. She has lived in Davenport most of her life and continues to reside here with her two children George III and Samantha.

She is a graduate of Assumption High School and is currently attending St. Ambrose University working toward a Business degree in Management and Organizational Leadership.

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Moline Agents & Staff

Lisa McFarland / CSR

lisa mLisa began her insurance career in 1985 by joining the family business; McFarland-Budelier Insurance Agency; working side by side with her husband, Pat.  She became a licensed P&C agent in 1994. In June of 2012, McFarland-Budelier Insurance Agency merged with Nelson Brothers Agency, which allows us to continue to give the best possible service to our clients, old and new.

In her free time, Lisa enjoys riding on the motorcycle with husband Pat, and spoiling her grandchildren.

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Moline Agents & Staff

Keith Schroeder / Treasurer / Agent

keith sKeith is a resident of Blue Grass, where he lives on the farm where he was born and raised. He graduated from Iowa State in 1972, and started his insurance career in Blue Grass in 1995. He joined Nelson Brothers agency as a partner in 1999. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren.

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Muscatine Agents & Staff

Wendy Lizama / Agent

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Wendy has been working in an insurance agency since 1978 and has been licensed for 21 years. She joined Nelson Brothers Agency in 2000, when her agency merged with us. Wendy has a 17 year old son and is a busy sports mom. Most of her free time is spent at sporting events or in her flower garden.

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Muscatine Agents & Staff

Brian Bugenhagen / Sales Agent, Personal Lines, Commercial, Life

brian bBrian joined Nelson Brothers Agency in 2012 and has been in the insurance industry since 2000.  He enjoys playing golf and basketball in his spare time and spending time with his wife Amy along with their children Taylor, John and Hannah.

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Muscatine Agents & Staff

Polly Owens / Agent

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Polly has been licensed in personal and commercial lines since 1985. Her favorite part of her job is the relationships she builds with her clients. Outside of work, Polly and her husband, Bruce, keep busy gardening, cooking and playing with their dogs.

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Muscatine Agents & Staff

Lara Burkhead / Office Manager

lara bLara began her insurance career with Nelson Brothers Agency in 2002. She has her license for property and casualty, commercial and excess and surplus and life and health. She is the office manager in the Muscatine office. She is married and in her free time she enjoys hockey games in the winter and watching her husband, Doug race in the summer.

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Muscatine Agents & Staff

Kim Busch / Office Staff / CSA

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Kim started in insurance with Farm Bureau in 1982. She got her life/health and proerty/casualty licenses in 1996. In 2004, she started her career with Nelson Brothers Agency in our Muscatine office. She has recently transferred to our Bettendorf office. She has 2 daughters who are married and 4 grandchildren.

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Muscatine Agents & Staff

Belinda Vasquez - CSR

belinda vBelinda joined Nelson Brothers Agency in December of 2010 as a Bilingual Customer Service Representative. She is currently studying to obtain her license in personal lines. In her free time she enjoys spending her time with her daughter Jiselle, and attending all of her activites.

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Muscatine Agents & Staff

Peggy Yerington

peggy-Peggy joined Nelson Brothers Agency in 2011 through the Mark Agency purchase, and continues to service those clients. She has been licensed in Personal Lines since 1989. She has one son who lives in Hauser, ID and is very proud of her three granddaughters, and loves to go visit when she can. At home she enjoys spending time with her dog "Rusty Wallace" and caring for her flowers and gold fish pond.

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Muscatine Agents & Staff

Becky Henke / Agent / Office Manager

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Becky started with Nelson Brothers Agency in 2000, but has been in the insurance business since 1995. She is licensed in Personal, Commercial, Life and Health Insurance. Becky lives in Durant with her husband Greg and has three grown children and three grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Bluegrass Agents & Staff

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