Klamath Falls, Oregon Office

Phone: 541-882-3471

Midland Empire Insurance Agency
527 Main Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Office Hours: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
Lakeview Phone: 541-947-2300

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Our Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff

Lance Lesueur


Lance is the owner of Midland Empire Insurance. He has 38 years of experience from a major broker on Wall Street in New York City to the great agency on Main Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon.

He enjoys working for the Shriners Children’s Hospital and loves the great outdoors of the west.

Bernice Lesueur


Bernice is the co-owner of Midland Empire Insurance Agency. She has 35 years of experience in the insurance world.

Bernice is the Financial VP of Midland Empire Insurance.

Her interests include her children; Lawton, Ellen and Austin, camping, traveling and walking races. Bernice is also active in Soroptimist International of Klamath Falls and the International Association of Insurance Professionals.

Anita Beard


Anita started her career in 1977 as a file clerk with a mid-size independent agency in Bend Oregon. She secured her P&C and health insurance license in 1978 and was promptly promoted to back-up the claims dept as well as the personal lines dept. In the various moves within the State, she served as Personal Lines Manager in-addition to assisting as a back-up in commercial insurance. Anita then returned to Klamath County in 2002 and accepted a position with Midland Empire Insurance as a Commercial CSR.

Anita also likes fishing, camping, spending time with kids/grandkids & extended family. Any down-time (usually when traveling) she likes to knit.

Liz Whisler

LizLiz has lived in Klamath Falls her whole life.  She has worked at Midland Empire for over 30 years.  She and her husband Pete have 3 children, Jake, Joe and Teagen.  Liz and her whole family are very involved in sports, especially baseball!
Liz enjoys watching football, basketball and baseball, but spending time with her family is her greatest joy! 

Dawn Amidon

DawnDawn has a wide variety of experience from Office to Retail to Teaching. She holds a degree in Network Administration.

Dawn now works for Midland Empire Insurance as an Insurance Processor. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in California, reading, and volunteering.

Krista Alexander

Krista_alexanderKrista grew up in Southern Oregon, and returned to Klamath Falls to raise her family.  Her professional background has been managing non-profit programs and owning a small business.  To remain involved in the community Krista turned to insurance as a career move. This allows her to work with people and try something outside of working with non-profit organizations. Krista loves to travel, paint and spend time with her family.

Austin Lesueur

Austin-2018Austin graduated from Henley High School in 2009 and enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was stationed in North Carolina, California, and did one tour to the Middle East on the USS Iwo Jima before exiting the Marine Corps in 2013 with the rank of Sergeant. After this, Austin moved to Bozeman, Montana, where he attended Montana State University on the GI Bill. When not in class, Austin preferred to spend his time hunting, fishing, and exploring. Upon graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Business Management, Austin returned home to Klamath Falls to join his parents and brother in the family business.

Crystal Pranghofer

Crystal-2018Crystal was born in raised in Klamath Falls, OR. She has a wide variety of experience ranging from finance, medical, dental, management and insurance. Outside of work she is a full time mother to her biggest pride and joy…her 5 year old son. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her son and doing anything out in the woods/outdoors.