What you own, rent or operate means a lot to you and you need the reassurance that everything is adequately protected. We understand that your insurance needs are diverse and that it is your overall goal to reduce your financial exposure. We also know that you want any insurance claim to be handled promptly, fairly and without hassles.

April Goranson

Commercial & Personal Lines Agent



I’m April Goranson, an insurance agent for Central Insurance Agency in Cambridge, MN. I have lived in the Cambridge area for almost 18 years. I have been an agent for almost 6 years. For that 6 six years I focused mostly on commercial and personal lines. My passion for this industry has grown and has traced back to my upbringing and events that have happened in my own life. I grew up on a farm and at an early age, learned the importance of hard work and perseverance. I experienced a very tragic death last January that lead me to completing my life insurance license. I will never forget the way I felt when I learned that his wife and 3 small children that he unexpectedly left behind,  were going to, at the least, receive the benefit of his life insurance policy. Nothing can ever bring him back, but the peace of mind, knowing she and the kids won’t have to financially worry, was a major relief. I recognize that I have the opportunity to educate and protect you and your family and the things you hold most close to you. Daily, I make it my personal goal to achieve the empathy and understanding of what your full insurance needs are.


Naturally, since I was raised on a farm, enthusiasm, hard work and dedication go into everything I do. From my children to each and every one of my personal clients, my passion to take care of everyone around me shines through.  I have 3 sons that keep me very busy at this time in their life. We are running to baseball practice, basketball games, fishing tournaments, 4H, band concerts and dirt bike racing. My kids are my pride and joy. We are a very “outdoor” type of family. We love to do anything and everything God’s country has to offer us. Hunting grouse, deer and pheasants are a passion of us all. On one hunting trip we took up north, my husband says I got lucky, but I think it was skill; I got 2 grouse down with 1 shot. I won’t ever live that one down and will be able to brag about that for years to come…even if it may have been “luck”. Our newest excitement is our ever growing family of poultry. Our chickens are our pets and sure give us all a sense of tranquility. Thank goodness, my devoted husband supports anything I do and any crazy ideas I have.


The way I pay attention to detail, have good listening skills (must come from those 3 boys I have) and great empathy are symbols of my pride that I take in my customer service skills. I treat everyone like family and look forward to working with anyone that decides to cross my path.

Shannon M Dennison

Commercial & Personal Lines Agent



I live up north in the woods and I LOVE IT! I am married to my better half and we have a dog named Penny, who pretty much goes everywhere with us. We live on acreage and we would love to have animals and farm a little farm someday soon! We sure enjoy the 4 seasons here in Minnesota.  I have large flower and veggie gardens and they sure keep me busy in the summer. We enjoy camping and riding dirt bike in the summer. We enjoy dirt bike ice riding in the winter along with snowmobiling! We love kayaking in the spring and summer and on cool nights in the fall! We enjoy spending time with family and friends and entertaining! We enjoy quiet cool beautiful evenings with a campfire.

I really enjoy people and helping as much as I can. I have many years’ experience in customer service and look forward to serving all who comes my way. I am very good at effective communication and decision making with your best interest at heart all while providing you the coverages that will protect you and your family. My dependability will give you peace of mind while taking care of what matters most. With the knowledge I have of our products of insurance, I can offer you the best coverages with the best rates around! 

Barb Johnstone

Commercial & Personal Lines Agent



I started my insurance career in 1987. I have a vast knowledge in commercial and personal lines coverages and with my experience can personalize a program to fit your needs. I find it rewarding to assist our customers and know that I am providing them with a benefit.

I have two German Shepherds that I refer to as my fur children, plus I have an adult son, a wonderful daughter-in-law and a fun, crazy, smart grandson that is a joy to watch grow up. I enjoy going for roads trips to see our beautiful United States and make sure that I visit the Florida beach and Nashville annually. Love all the seasons that Minnesota offers, including the crisp, white snow.

I look forward to the opportunity to assist you and your family with your insurance needs.

Dave Peterson, CISR Elite

Agency Owner


Christine Peterson

Financial Advisor



  • Started in the financial industry over 24 years ago

  • Graduated with an undergraduate degree early with a major in Finance and minor in Economics

  • Joined a Fortune 500 financial firm where I continued working full time and continued working toward my MBA

  • Series 24, Series 7, Series 63, Series 65 Registered, insurance and health licenses and property casualty licenses

  • I created & managed investment divisions including financial service teams, new account teams, suitability teams, financial sales teams, technology and trade desks

  • Responsibilities from prior institutional oversight included managing over $1.3 Billion for independent financial sales channel and over $1.2 Billion for retail financial sales

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