Elizabeth SpeikerElizabeth Speiker

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.
Vice President
Enrolled Agent

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 Speiker and CompanyJames Speiker, II
Vice President
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 Speiker and CompanyBetsy 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.

Support Team

Amy Maass Speiker & CompanyAmy Maass
Administrative Assistant

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 Lecher
Administrative Assistant

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.

Tax Department

Maria Belden, Enrolled Agent

James Speiker II Speiker and CompanyJames Speiker, II


Karen Neubert Duzois Speiker & CompanyKaren 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. In Karen’s spare time, she enjoys boating and fishing..


Bryan BohnsackBryan Bohnsack

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.


Pat Devitt Speiker & CompanyPat Devitt

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.

Insurance Department

Mark Belden Speiker and CompanyMark Belden, CPIA
Insurance Advisor/Agency Manager

Mark joined Speiker & Company, Ltd. in 2007 and has been the agency manager since 2008.                                              

Colleen Beuch Speiker and CompanyColleen Beuch

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 Speiker and CompanyLisa Fahey, CPIA
Insurance Advisor

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.

James Speiker II Speiker and CompanyJames Speiker, II




Maria Belden, E.A.