At Billmarks Lakes Area Insurance, we are committed to a high standard of excellence in all that we do and we strive to maintain a firm relationship of mutual trust and service with each of our clients.
Billmarks Lakes Area Insurance, Inc. is a firm of caring, conscientious professionals that you can depend on! We have over 180 combined years of experience.
Services You Can Expect
- A complete analysis of your insurance needs
- A responsible protection program designed specifically for you.
- Selections of coverages and companies best suited for your needs
- A prompt, competitively priced proposal
- Our quick response to get a fair, prompt settlement of your claims
- A periodic review, at your request, of your current insurance program
- Our commitment to find ways of maximizing your dollar.
Billmark’s Lakes Area Insurance, Inc. is committed to helping you find the best coverage for your needs. To better serve you, you can find Billmark’s at any of these three locations: Alexandria, Brandon, and Sauk Centre.
Meet The Team
Keith sells all lines of insurance and is a co-owner of Billmark’s Lakes Area Insurance. Keith was born and raised in Madison, MN. He graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Insurance. Keith began his career with Billmark’s in 2003 and enjoys learning something new each day. When Keith is not working, he enjoys spending time with his fantastic wife Shawna and their children. Outside of spending time with family, Keith also enjoys to golf, hunt, travel and ride his atv.
Marty is a commercial sales agent and co-owner of Billmark’s Lakes Area Insurance, Inc. Marty grew up in Sauk Centre. After high school, he achieved his Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Minnesota in Duluth. Marty was licensed in insurance in 2002; and he worked as a personal lines and commercial agent for 8 years in Sauk Centre before going to work for Cincinnati Insurance as a Field Claims Representative. After spending two years with Cincinnati working with clients and claims around the country, he joined Billmark’s in 2010.
Marty is married to his junior high sweetheart, Leah. They have two boys. Marty enjoys spending his free time hunting and fishing, as well as playing sports.
Personal Lines Agent
Amy has called Alexandria her home since 2005 and has been with Billmark’s Lakes Area Insurance Inc since July 2013. She and her husband Jeremy have three children. When she’s not working she enjoys quilting, scrapbooking, spending time with her family and being an active member at New Life Christian Church.
Personal Lines Agent
Karen grew up on a farm near Dalton, MN and attended public school in Fergus Falls. She continued her education at Moorhead State University where she received her B.S. in Psychology. Karen began working in the insurance industry when she moved to Alexandria in 1998. She started working at Billmark’s in 2005 in the Personal Lines Department.
Karen is married and has two step daughters. She and her husband, Brian, enjoy traveling – both for pleasure and going on missions trips. For leisure, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, fitness, being outdoors, and cooking/baking.
Customer Service Representative
Elaine has lived in Douglas County a majority of her life. She worked at Fingerhut Manufacturing for 31 years as a Mailing Operator. The plant closure sent Elaine into another line of work; from standing and running all day, to sitting behind a desk giving customer service to all our clients. When Elaine is not at Billmark’s, she is working for her husband’s business, Thoennes Transmissions, or at Viking Speedway, managing the weekly racing events. She is also the “on call girl” at Peaceful Bliss Assisted Living. She enjoys mowing the lawn and just being around people. Elaine truly enjoys helping and caring for some of the most wonderful people she has ever met, she is definitely a “getter-done” kind of person.
Commercial Account Manager
Lisa is originally from New Prague, MN where she worked as a mortgage lender for many years. She and her husband, Arnie, made Alexandria their second home in 2004. They loved the lake living so much, they decided to make it their permanent home. In June, 2017 they moved everything to Alexandria, including their insurance, which is where they met Keith and Billmark’s Insurance. When not working Lisa likes to out-fish her husband and loves spending time with her grandchildren.
Commercial Account Manager
Sara was born and raised in Bloomington, MN. She attended Winona State University where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement. She attended the Skills Program at Alexandria Technical and Community College and began her career in law enforcement, eventually transitioning to Child Protection. Sara started her insurance career in September of 2022 and is excited to learn the ins and outs and to grow in this field.
Sara resides in Elbow Lake with her husband, Tyler, and their children, Gavin and Madison. As a family, they enjoy farming, hunting, gardening, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, and movie nights. Sara also enjoys cooking, baking, and reading.
Eryn moved to Minnesota in 2015 and attended Saint Cloud State University where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree. After working in several natural resource & customer service fields, she began her insurance career with Billmark's in January of 2021.
Eryn resides in Alexandria with her husband Dylon and their two children. In her free time, Eryn enjoys spending time with family, knitting, reading, and working on home improvement projects.
Personal Lines Agent
Angie grew up working in her mother's small family restaurant in Montevideo, MN from a very young age. In 2013 her husband Justin, got a job offer while at the grape stomp at Carlos Creek Winery which prompted them to relocate to Alexandria. Angie joined our team in March of 2023, although new to the insurance industry she is excited to learn the ins and outs to grow in this field.
She and her husband Justin have two children, Lucas & Ayla. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog Victor, watching her son play baseball & football, taking their Jeeps off-roading, boating, listening to music and spending as much time out in the sun as possible.
Personal Lines Agent
Ashley was born in AZ and moved to Minnesota in 1994. She moved to the lakes are for the first time in 1997, moved a few times and found herself back in the area. She is currently rooted in Glenwood, MN with her husband Jordan and three children. When not working, she enjoys hiking in state parks, camping, swimming, golfing, spending time with family, and volunteering.
Julie joined Billmark’s as the Accounting Exec. in July of 2023. Formerly of Woodstock, IL, she has several years’ experience in commercial insurance and in banking, along with many years in retail. Julie attended McHenry County College and the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Julie and her husband, Rick relocated to Alexandria in 2003 where he pastors the Alexandria First Free Methodist church and she leads worship. They have four grown children, four grandchildren and five grand fur-babies. Rick and Julie enjoy camping, boating and fishing. Julie also enjoys sewing and playing board games with family and friends.
Dustin was born and raised in Alexandria, graduating from Jefferson High School. Dustin received his insurance license in 2011 and while he may have a new license, he certainly is not new to insurance, growing up with family in the industry. Dustin is excited to be a part of the Billmark’s Team. When Dustin is not working, he enjoys being outdoors, hunting and fishing, as well as spending time with friends and family.
Darcy Jennissen Pfeffer
Darcy was born and raised on a dairy farm in Sauk Centre, MN. She graduated from Sauk Centre High School and received her Associates degree in Executive Business Management at the St. Cloud Business College. Darcy brings 19 years of experience in the insurance field to Billmark’s with a background in both personal and commercial lines.
When Darcy is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Phil, her daughter and grandson, camping, 4-wheeling, hiking, and gardening.
Claire was born and raised in Sauk Centre, MN. She attended Sauk Centre High School, and afterwards achieved a degree in Sales and Management at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. She worked in St. Cloud in sales for 6 years, and was offered a job with a local insurance agency in the summer of 2007. Excited about an opportunity to move back to the community she loves, she obtained her insurance license and began working there right away. In 2009, she obtained the CISR designation as well, to further her insurance knowledge. She is grateful to be in a town she loves, doing what she loves.
Claire is married to her high school sweetheart, Shawn, and together they have three daughters. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, staying active, and gardening.