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.

Kristina Howard

Kristina-2018Kristina was born and raised in the Klamath Basin and began her Insurance career in 1990 as a file clerk at a local agency while attending Mazama High school.  She continued there while attending OIT and SOU.  She secured her Insurance license in 1994 and has worked for local agencies over the years, with extended leaves to raise her two, now grown, sons Beau and Willy.  She is very excited to have accepted a position at Midland Empire Insurance, in October of 2017, as a CSR in both Commercial and Personal lines.
Kristina’s interests include spending time camping and hunting with her husband of 26 years, her children and extended family.  Some other hobbies are, walking, reading, writing, archery, watching baseball, and doing anything that includes her Granddaughter.