In 1987, Elizabeth Speiker with her husband, James Speiker, Sr., started Speiker & Company, Ltd. Since its inception, the business has grown from a one-office insurance agency to a prominent landmark in Downtown Prior Lake.
Elizabeth is now retired allowing her more free time to travel and spend more time with her grandchildren.
Maria Belden, E.A.
Maria joined Speiker & Company, Ltd. in 2002. She has a degree in Management from Hamline University and is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) and the MN Society of Enrolled Agents (MNSEA).
Maria is a member of the Prior Lake VFW Auxiliary and a Youth Mentor through her membership with the Prior Lake Optimist Club. Maria, with her husband and three kids, live in Prior Lake and her favorite summer activity is Beach Parties hosted by City of Prior Lake.
James Speiker, II
Insurance Advisor & Tax Preparer
James joined Speiker & Company, Ltd. in 2007. He has a degree from Brown College.
James is a Board Member of the Prior Lake Savage Optimist Club and received their Key Member Award in 2012. James is also the Gambling Manager for Optimist Club. When not busy with work or Optimist Club, James enjoys spending time with his family or running in a charity 5K.
Sara Wintheiser, MBA
Director of Marketing
Sara has worked at Speiker & Company, Ltd since 2014. Sara has a Master of Business Administration degree from University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Minnesota… Go Gophers! Sara is also a member of the United States Army Reserve and a lifetime member of the Prior Lake VFW.
In her free time, Sara loves going for a run or spending time with her daughters and husband at their home in Savage.
Betsy Speiker, MA
Betsy joined Speiker & Company, Ltd. in 2004 and worked until 2013 when she took a leave of absence to pursue her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Adler University in Chicago. Upon graduation, she relocated to Texas and works at a practice that incorporates her love of yoga, meditation and healing.
When not enjoying the Texas heat, Betsy enjoys traveling and spending time with Rocky, her rescue dog. She is as active in the business as her schedule allows.
Carmen joined Speiker & Company, Ltd. in 2007. She has several years of experience with bookwork and Customer Service. Her favorite parts of the job are the people and bookkeeping. When not at work, Carmen enjoys baking and reading a good novel. Fun fact about Carmen: she first joined Speiker & Company when she was a high school intern!
Amy joined Speiker & Company in 2015. She has her Associates of Liberal Arts degree and several years of experience working Customer Service and HR. Her favorite parts of the job are working with the positive people. When not at work, Amy enjoys reading, baking and trying new restaurants with her husband – she considers herself a foodie!
Cathy joined Speiker & Company in 2016. Cathy is am Ambassador for the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce. When not at work, Cathy enjoys walking the trails at Lakefront Park and spending time with her family.
Savannah joined Speiker & Company, Ltd. in 2015. She is currently a student at Prior Lake High School. When not busy with school, Savannah loves spending time with her baby brother or playing softball.
The Tax Department
Maria Belden, Enrolled Agent
James Speiker, II
Karen Neubert Dozois, Enrolled Agent
Karen joined Speiker & Company, Ltd. in 2010 with over 30 years of prior experience in small business set-ups, accounting and taxes. Karen is an Ambassador for the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce. In Karen’s spare time, she enjoys boating and fishing.
Pat has been a member of the Speiker & Company, Ltd. staff for over 20 years! His favorite part of working at Speiker & Company is the flexibility in his hours. When not at work, Pat enjoys cooking or spending time with his grandchildren.
Bryan joined Speiker & Company in 2017. Bryan is a huge baseball enthusiast and when not at work, can usually be found cheering for the PL Mudcats or MN Twins.
The Insurance Department
Mark Belden, CPIA
Insurance Advisor and Agency Manager
Mark joined Speiker & Company, Ltd. in 2007 and has been the Insurance Agency Manager since 2008. When not at work, Mark enjoys relaxing up north at the cabin.
Life/Health Insurance Specialist
Colleen has over 20 years of experience as an Insurance Agent and is a member of Fraternal Insurance Counselor (FIC). Her favorite quote is “Always turn lemons into lemonade!” When not at work, Colleen enjoys watching baseball, especially the MN Twins and St. Patrick amateur baseball.
Lisa Fahey, CPIA
Lisa has nearly 20 years of experience as an Insurance Agent and joined Speiker & Company, Ltd. in 2005. She is on the Board for Belle Plaine Festivals and Events as well as the Commission for the City of Belle Plaine Economic Development Authority (EDA). When not at work, Lisa enjoys photography, and many outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking with her family.
Laura has over 20 years of experience as an Insurance Agent. Her favorite part of working at Speiker & Company, Ltd. is the other employees. When not at work, Laura enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, enjoying her cabin and scrap booking.
James Speiker, II
Maria Belden, E.A.