Kent bergstedt - President of bisnett insurance

Kent Bergstedt is the President of Bisnett Insurance and works in the Lake Oswego corporate branch where he has been part of the team since 2005 and has over 19 years of insurance experience. Prior to Bisnett Insurance, Kent was the Regional Marketing Manager at Safeco Insurance. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University. He and his wife, Ann, daughter, Kayla, and son, Kade, reside in nearby Sherwood. He has a strong passion for youth sports & activities. He has served on the board as the tournament director for both the Sherwood Basketball Organization and Sherwood Junior Baseball. He also enjoys playing basketball, golfing, and traveling with his family.

His main areas of focus are Sales and Marketing. Experience Bisnett’s Main Street service by visiting Kent in our Lake Oswego corporate office during regular business hours.

On Loving his Work:

“I enjoy the variety of new challenges every day. We get to work with a diverse group of clients and no two businesses are the same. In addition, we have great people at Bisnett Insurance and we get to work with great partners in the companies we represent. I enjoy the variety the job presents as well as the people. I enjoy the partnerships with our customers, staff, and company people that we represent. I have made friends that treat me like family. I really like what I do.”
— Kent

 

On Portland:

I live in a strong, family-oriented community that supports youth activities and sports. Also, it is a short drive to the beaches and to central Oregon recreation.
— Kent

Sue Martin - Private Client Agent

Sue Martin works as an insurance agent in the Lake Oswego branch. She has accrued 16 years in the insurance industry, including 9 years as a licensed agent; she joined the Bisnett team in January 2013. She grew up in Tigard, attended Portland Community College, and has lived in Sherwood since 2005—she has worked in Lake Oswego for her entire insurance career. She enjoys spending time with her adult children, Stefanie and Kyle, and her husband, Scott. Sue has a 6-1/2 year old Chocolate Lab named Bailey and a rescue cat, Jynxie. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exercising, cooking and cooking classes, as well as learning about the region’s rich winemaking traditions. She participated in the Leadership Lake Oswego program, and gives back to the community by providing CPR Anytime training to local schools and organizations.

Her main areas of focus are Personal Lines, Commercial Lines and Life Insurance policies. Experience Bisnett’s Main Street service by visiting Sue in our Lake Oswego office during regular business hours.

On Her Service:
 

Sue, thanks so much for all you do. You give old fashioned service that makes it easy to do business with you.
— RHONDA LARSON, KLAUSSON CONSTRUCTION, LLC
We have been with Safeco and your company for about twenty five years. I have been working with Sue Muir-Martin since she took over my accounts and just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate her attention to detail and her outstanding customer service and follow through. I am in the retail business where customer service is our number one goal and I look for that in the people and companies I work with. Sue is a great representative for your company and I hope to do business with her for years to come.
— James Maer

On Loving Her Work:

What I enjoy most about working in the insurance industry is forming relationships with clients, coworkers and the many carriers that we write with. Every day is different and I embrace the challenges and opportunities that present themselves. Getting to know my clients and making sure that their insurance needs are met is important to me!
— Sue

Sarah riter - Insurance Advisor

Sarah Riter works as an Insurance Advisor in the Lake Oswego branch. She’s been in the insurance industry since 2010 and joined the Bisnett team in January 2018. She is a Portland area native who stayed close while attending the University of Oregon. Outside of work you can find her spending time with her husband JC and their popular basset hound Mitchell, or  traveling and striving to visit a new place each year.

 

On loving her work:

I want to help people understanding the importance of insurance and what all it can offer you. Insurance can seem like a nuisance or something that doesn’t deserve your time or attention, but it becomes vital when it comes time to use. It is important to me that people understand what they are purchasing and when to use it.
— Sarah