John Stolpman - Owner
John graduated from Bellingham High School in 1970, and then enlisted in the Army for three years, where he spent two and a half years in Germany. In 1973, he started working at Stolpman Insurance Agency and became the owner in 1986. John obtained his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1977. He and his wife Sue are both licensed in Property, Casualty, Health and Life. John is licensed in Minnesota and South Dakota. He is also a Notary Public.
Carrie Karels - Bellingham
Carrie was born and raised in Madison, MN. She joined Stolpman Insurance Agency in 2005. She is licensed in Minnesota for Property, Casualty, Life, and Health. In South Dakota, she is licensed for Property and Casualty. Carrie specializes in Auto and Homeowners, as well as working in our Agri-Business department. She serves as office manager in our Bellingham office and handles the daily downloads for all three of our locations. Carrie is also a Notary Public.
Kelsie Roiland – Bellingham
Kelsie was born and raised on a farm just outside of Vermillion, SD. She graduated from Vermillion High School and moved on to college at South Dakota State in Brookings, SD. In March of 2017 she moved with her husband Jared and son Dean to Minnesota and started working with the Stolpman Insurance Team in September of 2017. She is licensed in both MN and SD in Life, Health, Property and Casualty Insurance.
Brent Zahrbock – Bellingham/Big Stone City
Brent was born and raised on a dairy farm east of Clinton, MN. He graduated from Clinton High School and moved on to earn his bachelor’s degree in business from St. Cloud State. He has been married to Brenda Sayles Zahrbock for 36 years. He joined our team in September of 2016 and is licensed in both MN and SD in Life, Health, Property and Casualty Insurance and also has his long-term care certification.
Joan Reiffenberger - Big Stone City
Joan began her insurance career in 1982 with Iverson's Insurance in Big Stone City, SD. She is a National Accredited Customer Service Representative for Personal Lines (1996) and Commercial Lines (1997), and became a licensed agent in South Dakota and Minnesota 2004. Joan joined Stolpman Insurance Agency in 2010 when Iverson's merged with Stolpman Insurance. Joan specializes in Medicare Health Insurance, and is licensed for Personal, Commercial, Life, and Health lines of business.
Ginger Barse - Big Stone City
Ginger grew up in Ortonville, MN. She joined our agency in August of 2011 as a Customer Service Representative. She became a licensed agent for Property, Casualty, Life, and Health in Minnesota and South Dakota. She works on both personal and commercial lines. Ginger is a Notary Public.
Joyce Hermans - Big Stone City
Joyce has over 30 years of insurance experience. She has worked as an accountant, underwriter, and an adjuster before joining Stolpman Insurance Agency in 2003. She became an Associate in Claims in 2002 and a Certified Insurance Counselor in 2007 . She has held a certification in general insurance since 1989. Joyce is licensed in Minnesota and South Dakota for Life, Accident, Health, and Property & Casualty.