Young Agents



Continue Your Road to Success With People Like You! 

The Young Agents sponsor four fun networking/educational events each year for insurance professionals who are new to the insurance industry, five years or less and/or under the age of 45.

Program Benefits to the Young Agent

  • Provides networking with peers
  • Specialized education via seminars, socials, etc.
  • Forms a sense of participation and camaraderie
  • Provides the training needed to move through the associations' leadership

 Program Benefits to the Agency

  • Promotes new ideas
  • Keeps morale high
  • provides an ongoing forum for new agents to learn and expand their contacts 

Our Mission:  The mission of the Young Agents of Oregon is to provide agents under the age of 45 or with less than 5 years in the insurance industry, with opportunities to enhance their professional skills and development through programs and initiatives designed for their specific needs.  Young Agents are the future of the insurance industry.  Our program is designed to help agents cultivate their insurance, networking and business skills.  Through seminars, committee meetings, conferences and networking socials specialized for Young Agents, they learn how to become successful insurance professionals.

Meet the Young Agent Leadership Team

Lyndsay Kooistra, Chair

Laporte Insurance​

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Dallas Smelley, Vice-Chair


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​Carlye Irwin, Secretary / Treasurer

KPD Insurance

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​Jason Kantola, Membership Chair

Chet Hill Insurance

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​Michelle Gallardo / Event Coordinator

The Partners Group

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​Ashley Barto / Secretary

J.D. Fulwiler & Co.

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