Brittany Bettin – Customer Service Representative
I am Brittany Bettin, and I started at Swanson Insurance in February of 2021 as a Customer Service Representative. I grew up in Wall Lake, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Health and Human Services. After College I was a Retail Manger for Limited Brands Stores in the Des Moines area until I moved back to Odebolt in 2012. Before coming to Swanson’s, I worked in the banking industry as a Loan Assistant and Consumer Lender. My husband, Dylan, farms around the Sac County area. We have two kids, Kennedy & Karver. In our free time we love to golf, watch and cheer on our favorite sports teams and spend time with our friends and families.
Katie DeJean – Accountant
Hi, I’m Katie DeJean, and I have been at Swanson Insurance since October of 2007. I am born and raised here in Odebolt. I attended Briar Cliff University and majored in Sports Management. After living in Denver, CO and Sioux Falls, SD I moved back to Odebolt in 2006. My husband, Jason, who also works here at Swanson Insurance, and our three boys reside in Odebolt. In my free time I enjoy traveling, being outside when the weather allows, and attending my boys many activities. At Swanson Insurance, I work in the accounting department.
Judy Hemphill – Customer Service Representative
Hi! I’m Judy Hemphill, and I have been employed at Swanson Insurance and Real Estate since April of 2004. I was raised in Odebolt and other than lab & x-ray tech school in Minneapolis and a job at Loring Hospital living in Sac City for 5 years, I’ve been in Odebolt. My son, daughter in-law and grandson live in Waukee, IA. Okoboji is my favorite place as we have a family cabin on West Okoboji and try to get there as much as possible. I’m an animal lover. Cats and squirrels are my favorite. Here at Swanson Insurance and Real Estate, I am a CSR. I answer the phone, turn in claims, enter policies in the computer, keep track of the downloads, and give information to the agents as needed.
Jade Carstensen – Insurance Agent & Real Estate Broker
I’m Jade Carstensen, and I have been with Swanson Insurance and Real Estate since March of 2011. I grew up in Odebolt; I attended Iowa State University and moved back to Odebolt in 2010, finishing my Bachelors Degree in Organizational Leadership at Buena Vista University in 2011. I live on a farm outside of Odebolt with my husband, child, and dog where we raise livestock and my husband farms. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and spending time outdoors kayaking and golfing. At Swanson Insurance and Real Estate, I specialize in truck insurance, home insurance, auto insurance, recreation vehicle insurance, commercial insurance, farm insurance, and I am a licensed real estate broker.
Kirstin Grote – Insurance Agent
Hi! My name is Kirstin Grote and I have worked at Swanson Insurance & Real Estate since April of 2021. I grew up in Ida grove and graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Ag Studies and Minor in Agronomy. After living in Ankeny for 3 years, My Husband, Brayton, son, Beau and I moved back to be closer to family. In our spare time, we cheer on the Cyclones and loves to be with Family and Friends. At Swanson Insurance, I specialize in truck, home, auto, commercial, farm and crop insurance. I look forward to building a relationship with my customers!
Bryce Hustedt – Owner & Insurance Agent
Hello, my name is Bryce Hustedt, and I have been in the insurance business since 2005. I graduated from Iowa State University in 1990. I grew up in Odebolt, and moved back in 2007 when I started with Swanson Insurance and Real Estate. In 2009, I became one of four owners. I specialize in crop insurance but am licensed in all lines. I love to hunt and fish when I am not working.
Jason DeJean – Owner & Insurance Agent
Hi, my name is Jason DeJean, and I have been in the insurance business since 2008. I grew up in South Dakota and graduated from Huron University in 1997. Prior to moving to Odebolt, I lived in Sioux Falls and worked for Wells Fargo for 6 years. I moved to Odebolt (which is where my wife grew up) in 2005 and ran/owned a bar and restaurant, called CoBe’s, for a couple years prior to getting into the insurance business. In 2009, I was fortunate enough to become one of the 4 owners in the agency. I mainly work in the P & C area but am licensed in all lines including life insurance. I have 3 boys and enjoy traveling to games and coaching them in their various sports.