Meet the Team
Lori Spooner – Crop Insurance Agent
Licensed since 2013
I have been in the insurance field since 2013. I retired from the Farm Service Agency, in Crosby, ND on July 31, 2013 with 31 1/2 years of service and started working for Brad Johnson Insurance in August of 2013. My husband, Mark, is retired from the county and we live on the family farm. We have two sons: William, 36, and Adam, 33 and a foster daughter, DJ (Danelle) Woehl-Tschida, 36. I have always loved farming and working with farmers, so working with crop insurance is second nature to me. When I’m not at work, I love to scrapbook, plant flowers, and make treats for the youth in Divide County. We love to attend all ages of hockey games, football, basketball and volleyball. One of my favorite holidays is Valentine’s Day, for which I make chocolate covered Oreos for every child involved in sports at that time of the year. Last year, I made over 500 of them, 20 an hour. They loved them and can’t wait for next year.
Denise Johnson – Office Manager
Licensed Agent since 1991
ACSR since 1998; CPIA since 2015
Since Brad and I bought the agency in 1986, I have been continually challenged and rewarded. The insurance business is forever changing and I love the responsibility of helping our neighbors with their insurance needs. I enjoy living in a rural community and being involved in community activities. When not working, I like to garden, sew, and spend time outdoors. I am blessed to have 7 grandchildren (Elydie, Pax, Aylin, DeAnn, Leo, Luna and Leilani), and enjoy spending time with them.
Dawn Nygaard – Agent
Licensed since 2007
I am originally from Ely, a small city about 70 miles north of London, England. In 2005 we moved to Crosby, ND, my husband’s home town, and I started working for Brad Johnson Insurance in 2007. We have three children and one very old, neurotic Dalmatian. I am a member of the local theatre group and have acted in the last five productions.
Brad Johnson – Owner
Licensed Agent since 1979; Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC); Agent of the Year awarded in 2008; President of ND PIA
After teaching and coaching for five years, I entered the insurance profession in 1979. My wife, Denise, and I purchased an agency from a retiring agent (Ken and Edith Engberg) in 1986. We’ve grown the agency gradually and now have five full-time agents. We have four children, Rodney, Annalise, Loren, and JoBeth and seven grandchildren. Away from the office I like to read, garden and do household and yard projects and spend time at our lake cabin on Little Knife Bay on Lake Sakakawea. My other great passions are participating in the Northwest Chorus and enjoying morning basketball during the winter.
Loren Johnson – Agent
Licensed since 2017
I became a Brad Johnson Insurance team member in 2017. I graduated from Minot State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After spending nearly a decade in the ceramics industry, I decided to make a career change and made the move back to my home town to raise a family in a smaller community. My wife, Tia, is a stay at home mother to our daughter, Luna, with another on the way. I have spent my free time making pottery, home brewing, and spending time with my family at the beach. We currently are getting to know the town again and look forward to contributing to the community.
Richard Kroll – Certified Financial Planner – Senior Agent
Princor Registered Representative Financial Advisor
As a Financial Representative of the Principal Financial Group®, I work with businesses and individuals to build plans and strategies to help ensure financial success. I entered the financial services industry in 1993. Professional achievements include: Top Club Recognition Program at The Principal, qualifier since 1995; CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, certificant since 1997; recipient of the National Sales Achievement and Quality Award, since 2005. Since 2006, Kroll has also been named, by MSP Publications, one of the Top Twin Cities Five Star Wealth Managers. I give back to the community as much as possible, including coaching youth baseball and hockey; support of the Youth Frontier® (building positive school communities) and The Club for Growth – United States Tennis Association (USTA); planning committee member for the Redeemer Lutheran Church; guest lecturer for the Carlson School of Management; Evans Scholar Par Club member. I live in Plymouth, MN, with my wife, Laurel, and three children.
Mr. Bear – Chief Morale Officer
I am the Chief Morale Officer for Brad Johnson Insurance Agency in Crosby, North Dakota. If you come into the office, I will be happy to sit and listen to whatever is on your mind – or your kid’s mind. One of my humans will certainly be able to assist you with any of your insurance needs.
So, come on in, stop and chat!