The Portland metro-area is unique. It is a city full of crafters. People truly have a passion for living here. This is why we work and live here too. Our insurance agency, serving Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville, Sherwood, Tualatin, Beaverton, Tigard, and more recognizes the beauty we are surrounded by and the communities that make providing insurance in Portland so exciting.
We have some of the best insurance agents in Portland that have grown up on the very streets they serve. Providing the best insurance rates in Portland means more to us than mainstream agencies. We get to work directly with the communities we know and love, and help to provide them with the peace of mind they deserve as we simultaneously protect their passions. There are no strangers at Bisnett Insurance…Merely friends we can’t wait to meet!
Let us craft you the best insurance coverage in Portland. Our agents thoroughly review your needs and objectively analyze options from dozens of top insurance providers, ensuring you get the right insurance at a competitive price. Check out some of the coverages we provide below and scroll through the best insurance agents in Lake Oswego to find what’s right for you.
Kathleen Corris works as an insurance service agent in the Lake Oswego branch. She has 3 and ½ years of experience in the insurance industry. Kathleen has lived most of her life in the
Portland metro area and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, and their five children: Chad, Steven, Ashley, Taylor, and Kate. They also have two dogs: Sadie and Badger.
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.
Diane Wood works as an insurance agent in the Lake Oswego branch, where she has been part of the Bisnett team since 2010. A lifelong Portland area resident, she enjoys spending time with family, including a beautiful little granddaughter and assorted canines. In her spare time, you can find her exercising, spending time outdoors, reading, crafting or cooking.
Steve Schmitt, CLU, works in the Lake Oswego branch; he has over 22 years of experience as an insurance agent. A Portland native, he holds a Bachelors degree from Portland State University. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, flyfishing, and spending time with his son and daughter. He is an active member of the community, serving on the Boards of the Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce, the Good Neighbor Center Homeless Shelter, and the Rotary Club of Tigard.
Ryan Nicholas works as an insurance service agent in the Lake Oswego branch. He is new to the world of insurance, but not to the Portland area as Ryan earned his bachelor's degree from
the University of Portland. Before coming to Bisnett, Ryan spent the past three years playing professional basketball in Germany, Lithuania, Spain, and Luxembourg.
He is looking forward to meeting and building relationships with new and exciting people. Ryan enjoys playing basketball and reading in his spare time.
Lisa Waldron works as an Administrative Assistant in the Lake Oswego office. She has been in the Insurance industry for over 2 ½ years, joining Bisnett in May of 2017. An Oregon native, Lisa graduated from Oregon State University before moving to Portland. She loves the outdoors from the mountains to the coast and can be found on weekends wine tasting or hiking with her husband Scott. Lisa also enjoys family time with their three children Jeff, Tim and Kaitlyn and their 6 year old yellow lab named Amber who occasionally joins them on hiking adventures.
I’m originally from Eugene, but have been in the Portland area for the last eight years. After moving to the Portland area I attended Portland State University where I earned my bachelor’s degree. I have worked in the insurance industry for about a year and a half. I began working at Bisnett in October 2017. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and reading. I love taking spontaneous trips to small towns along the Oregon coast. I read almost exclusively historical based books with WWII being my favorite subject.
Kathy Cardenas works as a personal lines agent in the Lake Oswego branch. She has 12 years experience in the insurance industry. She’s bilingual in Spanish and English. Kathy joined
Bisnett Insurance in July 2017. Kathy moved to Portland from Washington State, where she attended Edmonds Community College. She has lived in the Tigard area for 10 years.
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 my 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.
Keith Blackerby, CPCU, works at the Bisnett Insurance corporate office in Lake Oswego, where he has been part of the team since 2003. Prior to that, he worked for Safeco insurance for 16 years. He is a graduate of Oregon State University, and has resided in the Portland area for 24 years. He and his wife have two daughters. He enjoys fly fishing, snow skiing, and attending OSU football games with his family.
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.
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."