I was born and raised on a farm in Sprague, NE. I am the oldest of 4 siblings (2 brothers and a sister). I graduated from Crete High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska with majors in Accounting and Economics. I earned my non-practicing CPA designation after college.
I have 22 years of experience working in the insurance industry in various positions. I worked in leadership and financial analyst positions with State Farm for 14 years living in 4 different states during my time at State Farm. In 2010 I became an insurance agent for an independent firm in Lincoln, NE. In 2011 I joined the Complete Insurance Agency and took over ownership in 2015.
In April 2016 my sister, Jaime Behrends, and I joined forces and finally fulfilled our dream of owning an insurance agency together. Jaime and I became partners and owners of Complete Insurance Agency. We currently are also members of the Lincoln Small Business Group which focuses on building relationships with other professionals through education and referrals.
I am married and have a 5 year old daughter who keeps me very busy. I have always enjoyed playing sports (e.g. basketball, volleyball, softball, etc.). However, these days I just try to stay active with swimming, bowling, and attempting workouts when my body and time permits.
Family and friends are very important to Jaime and me. Many of our family and friends live in the Lancaster County area. I love to spend time just hanging out with family and friends. I hope to travel more with my family and friends in the future to new places when time and money permits.