Property / Casualty

Melissa Goschen, CIC
Jill Parsons, AU
Nancy Mathison
Kari Heintzman, CIC
Dorene Swanson, AIS
Kathy Dirksen

Melissa 2012Melissa Goschen, CIC
Branch Manager
Direct Phone (701) 893-2718
Melissa came to Bjornson/Sentinel E&L in 1996, with 11 years experience on the agency side of the business. She started her career with Bjornson/Sentinel-E&L as a transportation underwriter. In 2002, she was promoted to Branch Manager.

Melissa graduated from Moorhead State University with a degree in Business Education.  She earned her CIC designation in 2003.

JParsons_2013Jill Parsons
Direct Phone (701) 893-2712
Jill started her insurance career on the company side of the business. After 16 years working in various areas of underwriting with a company, she joined the Bjornson/Sentinel – E&L team in 1999 as a renewal underwriter. Currently, Jill is an underwriter handling property/casualty business along with garage accounts.

Jill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.

NMathison_2013Nancy Mathison
Direct Phone (701) 893-2728
Nancy has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. She came to Bjornson/Sentinel – E&L in 1992 as a renewal underwriter. Her background in insurance comes from 16+ years of experience with an insurance company in various positions from customer service representative to assistant underwriting. Nancy currently handles new business accounts for the property/casualty department.

KHeintzman_2013Kari Heintzman, CIC
Renewal Underwriter
Direct Phone (701) 893-2715
Kari joined Bjornson/Sentinel – E&L in 1994 as a P&C Underwriter. Her insurance experience started on the retail agency side of the business seven years prior to starting at Bjornson/Sentinel – E&L.

Kari earned her CIC designation in 2001.

DSwanson_2013Dorene Swanson,AIS
Renewal Underwriter
Direct Phone (701) 893-2724
Dorene began her insurance career with Bjornson/Sentinel – E&L in May 1995 as a Policy Typist. Before joining Bjornson/Sentinel, she received a B.S. Degree from the Minnesota State University – Moorhead in Mass Communications. In 1999, she was promoted to a property/casualty underwriter handling BOP programs and liquor liability. Two years later, Dorene was promoted to her current position as a Renewal Underwriter handling all types of P&C business. In 2001, she obtained her AIS designation.

KDirksen_2013Kathy Dirksen
Underwriting Assistant
Direct Phone (701) 893-2717

Kathy started her insurance career when she joined Bjornson/Sentinel – E&L in 2002 as a policy processor. She is currently an underwriting assistant for the P&C department.