Fortress Insurance & Financial Services


Mark WestermanMark Westerman

7 Year Leaders Circle QualifierMark was born in Green Bay, WI, and relocated to St Paul to obtain his BA in Accounting at the University of St. Thomas. Mark and his wife, Carrie, have three children — Andrew, Alex and Kayla. As a family man, Mark understands the importance of protecting his assets, and is committed to helping others do so by providing comprehensive, customized insurance solutions for their home, auto and family.

Shawn SparksShawn Sparks

Shawn Sparks joined the Fortress team in 2016, following a five year career in business insurance. Prior to entering the world of insurance, Shawn worked as a Senior Trader at Geneva Trading in the Chicago area. Originally from Hayfield, MN, Shawn felt the pull of small town Minnesota. A member of the Rochester, Minnesota community for over 5 years, Shawn is married to Denel, a Realtor in Rochester. He enjoys golfing, skiing, and is an active supporter of many charities, including Tee It up for the Troops.


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