Tamara Brown, an agent with American Family Insurance, recently acquired the Sleepy Eye location.

Tamara Brown, an agent with American Family Insurance, recently acquired the Sleepy Eye location. Brown has been with American Family since 1999 in Redwood Falls, becoming the agent there in 2012. She splits her time between the two offices, both of which are fully staffed.

Brown said that American Family is a full-service insurance agency offering auto, home, life, business and health policies along with various other insurance products. She enjoys working with people to help them determine the insurance protection that is right for them. “A genuine care for people is necessary in this business,” said Brown.

She said she came by her love of service and sales by tagging along with her dad, Steve Reese - a Moorman’s salesman here in Sleepy Eye when she was a child. “I bounced along in the truck sometimes, and saw how he visited and cared for his customers.”

Brown, her husband of 15 years, Joey, and their two daughters Julian - age 10 and Jorga - age 6, live on a farm near Sanborn. Joey owns JJ Jewelers in Redwood Falls and the girls attend the Lutheran school there.

Brown said her family keeps busy with the two businesses and kids’ activities. “We enjoy traveling and taking the girls along on trips. We also like to golf as a family.” Brown said she plays softball and coaches basketball for her girls, and added that the whole family are huge Vikings fans - looking forward to the football season.