Business briefly: Feemster promoted at AAA’s Carson City branch |

Business briefly: Feemster promoted at AAA’s Carson City branch

Natalie Feemster

Natalie Feemster, a native of North Texas, has been promoted to agent at AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah’s Carson City branch.

Feemster has been a licensed associate for several years. In her new role, she will provide auto, home, umbrella, rental property, specialty and renters insurance to Nevada and California residents.

Feemster and her family have lived in Carson City since 2002. She can be reached at 775-888-6410 or

Local agent qualifies for Million Dollar Roundtable membership

Michael W. Adams, a life insurance specialist for AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah, has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) for 2014.

MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.

Adams started his career as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch in 1986. He has been helping Northern Nevadans with their life insurance and annuity needs with AAA since 2011.

Adams can be reached at 775-888-6428 or

Sierra Financial Advisors acquires Reno firm

Sierra Financial Advisors, LLC announced the acquisition of the financial services office of Summit Capital Management, owned by Judy Sturmer, effective April 1.

Sierra Financial Advisors, whose mission is to create long-term relationships to develop and implement strategies to handle all of life’s circumstances, was established in 2001 as a premier financial advisory firm in Northern Nevada.

The firm, owned by Katie D. Coombs, LTCP, CSA , and Sally Kaplan, Registered Representative, has locations in Carson City at 3860 GS Richards Blvd., and in Reno at 500 Damonte Ranch Parkway, Suite 1008.

For more information, call the Carson City office at 775-885-8847, or the Reno office at 775-473-3020, or go to

Carson business acquired by Allstate

Allstate Insurance Company announced its new ownership of Sierra West Insurance in Carson City, which is independently owned and operated by Brock Nyborg.

The agency sells auto, property, commercial and life insurance, as well as an array of financial services. Agency staff members Denice Buonamici and Patti Dacus are available to help customers choose the coverage that best meets their needs.

The office is still located at 1102 N. Curry St. It can be reached by calling 775-885-0100.

Allstate, which is planning to expand in Nevada, plans to appoint 140 new agents this year, 20 of which will be agency owners. The remaining 120 will be licensed sales producers.

To learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner, go to, or call 1-877-711-1006.