Deb graduated from Exira High School. She has more than 17 years experience in the hospitality industry, in a variety of sales and consumer-focused roles, including event coordinator and sales, corporate sale and association sales. She is licensed with the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) and was awarded the 2015 Iowa Lodging Association Employee of the Year.
Deb’s has shifted her focus to helping seniors with their Medicare Advantage plans, and also specializes in helping people who have both Medicare and Medicaid (Medi/Medi). The Medicare business is a family dynamic – her stepson worked for UnitedHealthcare and recruited her husband, Larry Roberts, as an internal agent with UnitedHealthcare. As Larry’s business grew, he added Deb’s son, Zeb Christensen, as an agent, along with other people who were looking for a fun and challenging new career. When they met Jeff Wetzel from Bridlewood Insurance, both Larry and Zeb decided to join this fast-growing, Medicare specific agency. Soon, they were both prompting Deb to join, as well. Since she already loved helping people and building long-term relationships, Medicare was an easy shift.
Deb grew up in Exira, Iowa. With a population of 900 people, her parents were well known in the community, and operated a successful fertilizer plant for more than 20 years. She and her dad also owned and managed a greenhouse business for a number of years. After meeting Larry, he and Deb moved to central Iowa, where three of their combined 4 children graduated. They now reside in a beautiful home in Ankeny, and have been there for 5 years. She and Larry have been married for 17 years, and with their blended family of two kids each, they now enjoy 5 grandchildren together – Aiden, Lainey, Hanes, Beau and Elodie. She enjoys reading, golfing and spending time with their family.