Christensen & Associates Insurance Agency
6307 W Interchange Lane, Ste 100
Boise, ID 83709
Jan is a highly experienced insurance professional with over 42 years of property and casualty insurance across a myriad of roles in the industry including underwriting, products, policy services, risk management, customer service, marketing and sales. He began his insurance career in 1976 with North Pacific Insurance Company (now Liberty Mutual) in marketing and quickly expanded into underwriting of commercial lines, personal lines, bonds, workers compensation and actuarial work. In September of 1984, he jumped to the agency side of the industry when he purchased Gem Insurance which he has grown and expanded to Christensen & Associates’ current status. Jan believes in building and leveraging relationships to dissolve barriers and provide the best outcome to his clients/customers. He also strives to continually improve by participating in insurance and non-insurance work, leadership development and local community involvement. Due in large part to his extensive experience in the industry, Jan has been called on as an expert witness for the insurance industry for 34 years.
Jan holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from the College of Idaho. Outside of work you can find Jan on the ski hill, at the golf course, playing tennis, paddle boarding, cruising the greenbelt on his bike or working in the yard.
Personal Lines Manager
Tami was born and raised in Boise and is a huge Boise State football fan. She started in the insurance industry in 1979 when she began working at her family’s agency as a CSR and eventually became the office manager. After 20 years at Meridian Insurance, she moved on to service VIP clients at Marsh and McDonald before joining Christensen & Associates in 2002. With nearly 40 years of insurance experience and the CISR designation for the last 15, Tami provides exceptional account management and customer service to our clients. In her free time, Tami enjoys painting ceramics, reading, playing with her dogs, dominoes with friends and a good sci-fi or action movie. She’s a huge animal advocate and enjoys cheering for the hometown Broncos.
Commercial Lines Manager
Monica grew up all over the world including stops in Athens, Greece and Singapore before her family settled in the Magic Valley near Jerome where the rest of her family lived. She moved to Boise to attend Boise State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Monica has been with Christensen & Associates since 1991 and enjoys helping people make informed decisions about their insurance needs. She and her husband Joe have been married for 24 years and have two children and a puppy named River. They enjoy keeping up with their kids’ college and high school activities and spending time with friends and family. Monica has volunteered for/at Optimist Football and Cheerleading for several years and currently serves as Secretary for the Mountain View High School Band Boosters. For fun she likes to travel, read, snow ski and watch football – especially the Steelers.
Bradford is a Boise native with over 15 years of insurance experience in addition to a few years working in telecommunications and construction industries. He graduated from Boise State University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. While at BSU, he played on the men’s lacrosse club team, graduated cum laude and is a lifetime member of the Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society. Bradford served as the Defensive Coordinator for the Timberline High School Lacrosse team and volunteers at Idaho Humane Society. Outside the office he enjoys golfing, skiing, the outdoors, spending time with his wife Randi, yellow Labs Remi and Peetie, friends and family and of course Boise State Football.
Denny’s insurance carrier began with State Farm in Salem, Oregon shortly after graduating from Oregon State University. Two years later, he moved back to Boise and entered the agency business selling and servicing coverage for the public and has continued to do so for over 50 years. Denny has been with Christensen & Associates for 15 years and writes a variety of personal and commercial lines including judicial surety. Outside the six years he spent in Oregon, Denny has lived in Boise and is a proud graduate of historic Boise High School. He enjoys spending his spare time outside playing golf and snow skiing.
Commercial Lines Specialist
Nancy grew up in small town Avoca, Iowa but has spent the better part of the last 40 years in the Northwest. Between a couple stints as an English teacher at community colleges in Portland and Seattle, she has spent the majority of her career in the insurance industry. She started on the company side working in the following roles Commercial Property Assistant Branch Manager at Aetna C&S, Small Packages/BOPs as an Assistant Underwriter, Commercial General Liability Underwriter before moving to the agency side of the industry. Nancy has been with Christensen & Associates since 2006 where she continues to provide knowledge, expertise and service to her clients. Away from the office, Nancy enjoys reading, traveling and spending time her grandchildren. She has a master’s degree in Italian and English Renaissance Literature and her favorite sports teams are the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks.
Sue has been with Christensen and Associates for 20 years specializing in business insurance, workers compensation and employee benefits. Her insurance career started in 1974 at a Los Angeles, California based dental management company as the eligibility manger and public relations representative for dental plans in the Southern California area/region. Sue then became the Agency Manger at Tandy & Wood of Wyoming for six years before relocating to Sacramento in 1984 to join Sentry Insurance as a Commercial Lines Producer. In 1992 she moved to Idaho and worked at a Meridian agency before joining Christensen & Associates. With over 44 years of insurance experience, Sue is dedicated to providing unmatched integrity and personal service to her clients and their needs. Outside the office, Sue is a professional watercolor artist and enjoys spending time with her animals.
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Tanya was born in Midland, Texas and grew up in California’s Central Valley before moving to Idaho with her family in 1992. She began her banking career in 1979 with Bank of America before moving on to West One Bank and then a handful of local mortgage lending companies. Tanya has taken care of Christensen & Associates accounting and bookkeeping for the last 19 years. Outside of work, Tanya loves to walk or go on a bike ride, take road trips and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Personal Lines Account Manager
Tiffany is originally from Northern California but has lived in the Treasure Valley for the last decade. She started her insurance career in her father’s State Farm agency and she has been a licensed life, health, disability, property and casualty agent for the last 25 years. Tiffany enjoys getting to know and building long term relationships with her insureds. Away from work, she enjoys attending classic car and racing events with her husband and sons. She’s a proud mother to three sons, grandmother of two beautiful grandkids and three furbabies Moe, Todd and Lovey.
Tina is a native Idahoan growing up in the Kuna and Boise area from 1970 to 1991. After graduating from Centennial High School, she married her significant other who joined the military in 1991. As a result, she has traveled and been stationed all over the World including Germany, Texas, Alaska, Alabama and Kansas. In 2003 she returned to Idaho and started her insurance career with State Farm. Since then, she has worked for two other local agencies and joined Christensen & Associates in June of 2018. In her spare time, Tina enjoys traveling to Virginia where her son is stationed to visit him and her newest grandson. She also enjoys visiting her daughter and grandsons in South Dakota. Outside of traveling, Tina enjoys playing cards, spending time with her extended family and is proud to volunteer at the local VFW.
Commercial Lines Account Manager
Vickie was born and raised in Southern California which is where she started her insurance career as a file clerk before working her way up to Rating Manager for International Rental Insurance. In 2000, she moved to Boise and began working for a local agency as a customer service representative and worked her way up to general manager before joining Christensen & Associates. With over 20 years of insurance experience in a variety of roles, Vickie’s knowledge and expertise to provides value to her clients. For fun, Vickie enjoys spending time with family, camping, ATV riding and going to NHRA and NASCAR races.