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Atlas Insurance Brokers, LLC (North)


Vance PriggeVance Prigge

Vance has been a full-time, licensed agent since 1993 and is the founder of Atlas Insurance Brokers, LLC. He is a Past President of the Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association. Vance is a first generation agent and Luther College graduate.

Bill NystromBill Nystrom

10 Year Leaders Circle QualifierBill has been a licensed insurance agent in Minnesota since 2006. An Atlas agent since 2010, he offers an extensive line of cost effective and comprehensive insurance solutions to meet your personal and business needs. After earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. Mary’s University, Bill started his insurance career with American Family in Rochester where he quickly became a top agent. Bill is a member of the Rochester Golf & Country Club. He and his wife Erin own the Potbelly Sandwich shops located in Rochester. Originally from Winona, Bill now resides in Oronoco with his family.

Taylor GilbertTaylor Gilbert

6 Year Leaders Circle QualifierTaylor has been a licensed agent since 2010. He started as a financial adviser with New England Securities. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing hockey as well as running 5k’s. He is originally from Antigo, WI.

Dakota BiwerDakota Biwer

3 Year Leaders Circle QualifierDakota has been a licensed agent since 2016. Prior to working at Atlas, Dakota worked for Hy-Vee for 8 years. Dakota is originally from Austin, MN. He enjoys helping people, and making a difference in the community. In his free time, Dakota enjoys the outdoors and golfing.

Rory VeselRory Vesel

3 Year Leaders Circle QualifierRory was born and raised in Rochester. He earned a bachelors degree in Business Management from Augsburg College. Rory enjoys playing golf and hockey.

Justin PowersJustin Powers

2 Year Leaders Circle QualifierJustin is a first generation insurance agent who got his start with American Family Insurance. In his free time, Justin enjoys boating and hanging out at the family cabin on Lake Zumbro with his son Owen, daughter Penelope, and fiance Megan. Other than relaxing, Justin takes pride in remodeling and updating his rental property as well as managing a small local network called RochMNDads.

Ian VanbiesbrouckIan Vanbiesbrouck

Ian has been a licensed Insurance Agent Since 2014. He is dedicated to inspiring hope for the future, providing coverage & peace of mind for life’s daily risks, and encouraging financial security to all. He moved with his wife Kristin & son Elliot to the Rochester area in 2020, after living in West Michigan for seven years. Ian earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bethel University in 2011. Ian enjoys spending time with family, anything outdoors, & sports (hockey, baseball, golf).

Therese ArmsteadTherese Armstead

Therese has been in the insurance industry for over twenty-five years. She graduated from the University of Illinois with bachelor’s degree and from Winona State University with a MBA. She serves the community on the Board of the Lourdes Foundation and was a past Treasurer/Ambassador for the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce.

Jenney RitchieJenney Ritchie

Jenney has been a Minnesota licensed agent since 1999. Prior to joining Atlas Insurance Brokers, she worked as a customer service agent for over nine years. Jenney is originally from Phoenix, AZ.

Roger BrovoldRoger Brovold, CPCU CIC AU

Roger’s career began with Auto-Owners Insurance Company in 1982, where he held various positions over 17 years. He moved on to West Bend Mutual Insurance, where he was a Senior Regional Sales Manager for over 20 years.

Roger earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato. In addition, he’s earned several professional designations, including CPCU, CIC, and AU.

Roger and his wife reside in Woodbury, MN and are parents to three married children and grandparents to five wonderful grandchildren.

Emily DemersEmily Demers

Emily provides personal lines underwriting and placement support to Atlas agents. She earned her associates degree in Business Administration from RCTC. Emily lives in Lake City, MN and in her spare time enjoys spending time outdoors and reading.

Mark ZollerMark Zoller

Mark has been a licensed agent since 2011. He earned his bachelors degree in finance from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Mark lives in Rochester and enjoys golf in his spare time.

Kayla SproutKayla Sprout

Kayla has been insurance licensed in Minnesota since 2016. After graduating from Lake City High School, she earned her associates degree from RCTC. Kayla now resides in Rochester and plans to continue her growth with the Atlas team. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys cooking, playing volleyball, and spending time with friends and family.

Kurdi TahaKurdi Taha

Kurdi works with Rory Vesel and Dakota Biwer to provide service and support to Atlas clients. She is pursuing her associates degree in business administration from RCTC. She and her daughter, Nahla, live in Rochester.

Jenna AndersonJenna Anderson

Jenna is originally from Austin, MN. She earned her bachelors degree in business management from Luther College in Decorah, IA.

Bryant MorcombBryant Morcomb

Bryant provides accounting and administrative support to Atlas agents and clients. He earned his bachelors degree in Accounting from Winona State University. Bryant lives with his wife in St. Charles.

Grant PetersonGrant Peterson

Grant provides accounting and administrative support to Atlas agents and clients. He earned his bachelors degree in business administration from Winona State University.

Jordyn CavalcoJordyn Soehl

Jordyn works with Bill Nystrom’s customer service team and has been insurance licensed in Minnesota since 2019. She earned her associates degree from Southeast Tech in Winona. Jordyn enjoys boating, travelling, and spending time with family. Originally from Wabasha, Jordyn now lives in Pine Island.

Dani SchmalzDani Schmalz

Dani works with Bill Nystrom’s customer service team. She earned her bachelors degree from UW – Eau Claire in Management and Spanish and is originally from Eastern Wisconsin. Dani is a musician and enjoys traveling, making music, and spending time with her cat and fiancé.

Dawn HolmesDawn Holmes



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