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Beth Jones, CIC - First Choice Insurance Services

Beth Jones, CIC
Owner

Beth has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years. Some of her experiences include:

  • Writing life insurance on horses
  • Working as an underwriter at an insurance company, and
  • Working for the largest national insurance brokerage company

For the last 30 years Beth has been working on the agency side which is what she enjoys the most as she loves helping clients. In 1998 Beth started First Choice Insurance Services. The foundation of the agency is built on the Biblical principles of honesty and integrity with a commitment to exceptional service to our companies and clients.

Beth has been married for 35 years (to the same great guy) and they have two sons. She enjoys music, reading, cooking and baking, gardening, traveling, their cabin "up north" and working.

Beth has earned several industry awards for her servant leadership including:

  • Young Agent of the Year in 1993 by the Insurance Agents Association of Minnesota
  • Wise Businesswoman Award in 2008 by the National Association of Woman Business Owners
  • The Twin Cities Five Star Business Insurance and Benefits Professional Award in 2011 and 2012 by Twin Cities Business Magazine. This award is given by clients and peers in the industry.

Beth is very involved in her community and industry. Some of her volunteer efforts include:

  • Multiple leadership and support roles within her church
  • Past President for the North Metro National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
  • A regular member of Business Networking International (BNI) and Metro Business Alliance
  • A member of the North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce  and the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce
  • A member of the Board of Directors for an area clinic

Beth earned and has held the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation since 1990 and attends nearly 40 hours of continuing education each year. She currently teaches continuing education for NAIFA, Certified Insurance Service Representatives, and numerous Licensed Family Childcare organizations.

Connect with Beth by email (Beth@fcinsure.com) or on LinkedIn

Sheryl Davison - First Choice Insurance

Sheryl Davison
Commercial Lines Customer Service

Sheryl joined the First Choice team in 2006 with a wealth of experience in the insurance industry. Outside of work, she likes to cross stitch, use her creativity by scrapbooking, travel and trying out new restaurants. She has one son who is very active in Disc Golf and participates in summer tournaments throughout Minnesota. Sheryl loves to follow his sport(s) and document them through scrapbooking. When relaxing at home, Sheryl is always trying new homemade recipes to share with the office. We have yet to taste something we don’t like!

Email: Sheryl@fcinsure.com

Kate Tipping - First Choice Insurance

Kate Tipping
Commercial Insurance

Kate brings a wealth of knowledge to the First Choice Team in the area of Commercial Insurance with 40 years of experience.  Her career passion is for serving business owners with the best possible Commercial Property & Casualty coverage. Her experience at every level of insurance makes her relationships with company personnel and customers alike her top priority.  She has the working knowledge to get her customers the best coverage for the best premiums.

She and her husband, Jim, have been married for 29 years. They have two sons, Sean and Scott. Their family will soon be expanding as Sean is engaged to be married in 2015. Kate and Jim, and their dog Maddy, make their home on beautiful Green Lake in Chisago City, MN. Both are active in their church through Bible studies and music ministry.  Outside of work, you’ll find Kate spending time with her family, enjoying music, anything on or near the water, cooking and reading.

Email: Kate@fcinsure.com

Kirsten Anderson - First Choice Insurance

Kirsten Anderson
Personal Insurance

Kirsten has been in the Insurance Industry for 21 years. The majority of her career has been spent focused on educating individuals on Life Insurance, Long Term Care and Work Site Employee Benefits. In recent years, Kirsten has moved into the exciting world of Property and Casualty Insurance. This has given her the opportunity to assist clients to holistically protect themselves and their loved ones against unexpected financial hardship. Kirsten has a great passion for educating clients, ensuring they understand their insurance needs and feel empowered and confident in making the best decisions for themselves and their families.

When not at work, Kirsten is an active mom to her three amazing kids, as well as pursuing her passions including personal fitness, cooking/baking, biking, running, travel and gardening.

Email: Kirsten@fcinsure.com

Jason Peterson
Commercial and Personal Insurance

Jason is a second generation insurance professional with over 17 years experience in both commercial and personal lines. Beginning his career in medical insurance, Jason continued his insurance career in the public and private sector following his entrepreneurial ambitions founding companies and a franchise system in risk management. After several years of managing and operating these organizations, Jason has become an agent, dedicating his attention to detail and passion to help customers find valued solutions to their personal and commercial needs.

Along with his annual continuing insurance education, Jason personally continues his pursuit of knowledge by attending college to complete additional degrees in organizational management and vocational counseling. 

Outside of work, Jason enjoys spending time with his daughter, two sons, family, and friends in the Blaine, Brainerd lakes areas, Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

Email: Jason@fcinsure.com

Tony Peterson - First Choice Insurance

Tony Peterson
Administrative Assistant

Tony re-joined the First Choice team in 2014 and brings with him a wealth of experience. Tony's love for helping others led him to the Insurance industry where he has specialized in Property and Casualty Insurance since 2000.

When away from the office, you'll most likely find Tony riding motorcycle in the country or fishing, but he also enjoys traveling and basic dog training and care.

Email: Tony@fcinsure.com

Cheryl Pudas - First Choice Insurance

Cheryl Pudas
Administrative Assistant

Cheryl joined the First Choice team in 2007 as a temporary Receptionist, but has since moved “behind the scenes” into an Accounting and Human Resources role. Her favorite thing is being surrounded by her family. She has been married to her husband, Craig, for 33 years and they have 3 beautiful daughters, 2 wonderful son-in-laws and their first grandbaby, Maddox, who is just scrumptious. When she isn’t found playing in the dirt in her gardens, you might find her reading a good mystery.

Email: Cheryl@fcinsure.com

Insurance Provided

Licensed in the following States

  • Minnesota
  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin

11923 Central Avenue NE, Blaine, MN 55434 | Tel: 763-792-3555 | Fax: 763-792-3560 | Beth@fcinsure.com