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At Mel Foster Insurance, we have a team of professionals you can rely on to have effective answers to your constantly changing needs. We have 42 employees to serve your needs. We have 25 resident agents licensed in both Iowa and Illinois.

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Sarina Andrae - Personal Lines Producer

Sarina started with Mel Foster Insurance in May 2011.  Her insurance background comes from 15 years experience with State Farm Insurance in Illinois.  Sarina received her Property/Casualty and Life/Health license in 1994.  She passed her Series 6/63 in December 2006.

Sarina is a lifelong resident of Orion, IL.  When she's not running to her children’s sporting events, she enjoys shopping and spending time with family.

Email | Phone: 563-359-5446

Lesa Dooley - Personal Lines Producer

Lesa has been employed with Mel Foster Insurance since 1996.  She is a Producer in the Personal Lines Department and enjoys selling and assisting our customers. 

She is also active in the community volunteering her time with homeless families and collecting donations for the homeless and the Handicapped Development Center.

Email | Phone: 563-359-5446


Brody Grothus - Personal Lines Producer 

 Graduated from the University of Iowa in 2016, Accounting major with Risk Management and Insurance Certificate.  Member of the University of Iowa wrestling team.  Born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, where he currently lives.  Loves playing and watching sports with family and friends.  Favorites include golf and drag racing motorcycles. 


Email | Phone: 563-359-5446

Cindy Havens - Personal Lines Producer

Cindy has been in the insurance business since 1975 and has been with Mel Foster Insurance since 1993.  She worked at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company until their local closure and has served on the board as Vice-President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa. 

She has also served on the Scott County Humane Society Board since 1990, being the past president.  She is a life-long resident of the Quad Cities, now living in the home where she was raised.  Her husband, Tom, is retired and is finishing many projects that have been long in the works and keeping their cat, Grace, company.

Email | Phone: 563-359-5446

Jeanette Holland - Personal Lines Producer

Jeanette began in the insurance business in 1997 with American Family, then moved on to Sentry as a commercial claims adjuster, then to Willis of Illinois before landing with Mel Foster Insurance in August of 2015. 

Jeanette lives in Bettendorf with her husband and two sons and their yellow lab Ivy. She enjoys hiking and Jazzercise.

Jeanette has completed her CISR(Certified Insurance Service Representative) designation in 2014. 

Email | Phone: 563-359-5446

Debra Hurt - Personal Lines Producer

Debra started in the Insurance Industry in 1987 with Farmers Insurance in Texas.  She has been employed at Mel Foster Insurance as a Personal Lines agent since 1995. She earned her ACSR designation and received Honor Club award level in 2010.

Debra's volunteer and community service organizations include Chairman of Mother’s March of Dimes, Secretary for Navy Relief Society, member of the Airline Pilot’s Association and she is also involved in Habitat for Humanity. She has two sons, both graduates of The University of Texas. Along with their full time employment, one serves in the Iowa National Guard and the other is a licensed pilot and a volunteer in the Texas Civil Air Patrol.

Email | Phone: 563-359-5446

Lynne Scott - Customer Service Representative

Lynne A. Scott is a Service Center Representative at Mel Foster Insurance with responsibilities for handling all incoming calls, billing inquiries and insured changes for all customers.  She has been with Mel Foster Insurance since 2007.  Prior to joining Mel Foster Insurance, Lynne worked in Scottsdale, Arizona for five years for a large insurance company as supervisor of the computer processing team and traveled between that office and the branch office in New Mexico.  She has had many years of insurance experience and before going to Arizona she worked at a local insurance agency for ten years as a commercial lines service representative processing all lines of business. 

Lynne currently resides here in the Quad Cities area and has three grandchildren.

Email | Phone: 563-359-5446