Originally from Chisholm Minnesota, Pete Lackner knew it would take hard work to succeed in the business world. After graduating from the University of Minnesota – Duluth he started his career in insurance with the St. Paul Companies in 1979. Throughout his experience and dedication to learning Pete earned the Certified Insurance Counselor designation to better his clients and become a better agent.
In 2002 Pete founded Rose City Associates, Inc and built a solid organization of dedicated professionals that truly have the best interests of their clients in mind. Pete is very active in the community through Rotary, Past President of the PIA, Met Life’s Regional Advisory Board and many other civic causes.
In his free time he enjoys golfing with friends and clients, spending time with family and traveling.
Bob Asher is a native of Portland graduating from Grant High School. He then received a degree from Oregon State in Accounting and Finance where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Bob’s college summers were spent skippering a charter fishing vessel on the ocean over the Columbia Bar.
Bob spent many years volunteering on the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol and is still an active volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol as a Mission, Instructor and Check Pilot and with the Kiwanis supporting the Mt. Hood Camp for handicapped children.
Bob’s official insurance career started in 1976 as an underwriter with St. Paul Insurance companies followed by Fred S. James as a producer. In 1984 left James and formed Asher Insurance Service, Inc. Bob’s wife and business partner Jan merged Asher Insurance Service, Inc with Rose City Associates, Inc in Nov 2012.
Bob and his wife Jan have been together since 1984 and still enjoy flying and the outdoors.
Jan Asher became involved in insurance industry after meeting Bob Asher in 1984 when he and his mom Helen started Asher Insurance Service, Inc. Jan’s primary focus over the years has been personal lines, but she takes great pride in doing whatever she can to take care of all of their client’s needs.
Jan loves the outdoors, animals and birds and enjoys the mountains, the beach, watching wildlife, gardening at home and flying with her husband Bob.
Dawn has been in the insurance industry since 2006. She joined the Rose City Associates team in June of 2014. She has experience in both Commercial and Personal Insurance and has worked with many industries such as construction, auto repair/body shops, restaurants, retail/wholesale & commercial real estate.
Dawn is passionate about working with people and building long lasting relationships. She is very involved in the community and networking opportunities and is currently the President of a local network group.
In her spare time she enjoys time with her Husband, friends, family, church, reading, working out, boating, riding quads, camping and just simply enjoying life.
Kate Lackner began working in the insurance industry when her father, Pete Lackner, opened Rose City Associates in 2002 as an office assitant in between going to school. Kate got her license and eventually became a personal lines account manager for several years before taking a bit of a break from the industry to explore outside opportunities and spend time with family.
In 2016, Kate entered back into the insurance industry as a commercial lines account manager. She is excited to be in the insurance industry again to help clients and provide outstanding customer service.
In her free time, Kate enjoys spending time with daughter, family, crafting, reading and traveling
Cheryl Swint began her insurance career in 1980 working at St. Paul Insurance Co. and remained there for over 9 years at various positions. From there she worked for 12 years at Stewart & Tunno Insurance Agency as the Claims Coordinator, as well as CRS for Personal and Commercial Lines Departments. After 2 years with a State Farm Agent, she was given the opportunity to apply her skills with Rose City Associates.
Cheryl is currently working on obtaining her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation and received her certification as Notary Public.
When not working Cheryl enjoys a variety of arts and crafts, visiting the Oregon Coast, and spending time with her Grandson.
Rachel was born and raised in Portland and has spent over 10 years working in the insurance industry in the Portland area. Rachel joined Rose City Associates in July 2016 as our personal lines account manager which has always been her primary focus. Rachel has also earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.
In her free time Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter exploring all that Portland has to offer. She also likes to frequent the Oregon Coast as often as possible.
Personal Lines Assistant
Courtney Caldwell started with Rose City Associates in March of 2014. Courtney is new to the industry and excited for the opportunity in beginning her new career. She is very outgoing and loves to assist clients with their needs.
In Courtney’s spare time she enjoys going to college football games, spending time with family and exploring the Pacific Northwest
Commercial Lines Assistant
Carol is a native Oregonian/Portlander and attended Portland State University. She spent the last 10 years living in Indiana and is now grateful to be back in the NW. She is our newest member to Rose City Associates and is very excited to start her new career with our Agency providing the service our clients deserve.
Carol has 4 stepchildren and 1 foster son who are all in their 20’s and still keep her on her toes. In her spare time she enjoys reading just about anything she can get her hands on, watching hockey, trying all the wonderful food Portland has to offer and spending time with her partner and their dogs (a 14 year old Beagle and a 12 year old Puggle).
Mike DeVaney Insurance Agency
Mike DeVaney started the Mike DeVaney Insurance Agency in 1991. With his office located on Hayden Island and being an avid boater his agency specialized in marine insurance including boats, yachts, and floating property.
Mike and his wife Karla are past members of Rose City Yacht Club and Hayden Island Yacht Club. They have eight grandchildren and enjoy traveling and family. Mike also enjoys his time on the golf course.
In June 2015 Mike decided to join forces with Rose City Associates so that his clients can have access to the customer service and other aspects that a full service well established insurance agency can provide.