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Your Reliable Insurance Team

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Steve Sarantos (bio)

Darcy Sarantos (bio)

Alex Sarantos (bio)

Eric Gydesen (bio)

Eric Metzler (bio)

Hugo Munoz (bio)

Jesse Ison (bio)

Lisa Stiff (bio)


Steve Sarantos

Steve spent his first 20 years after education working in the auto industry, retail, and importing from the orient. Most of the positions were sales, or negotiating with vendors, which gave him a wealth of experience working directly with people and what it takes to make things work for both parties.

When he decided to go into business for himself, insurance seemed like the perfect venue. Help people with something most knew very little about, get the right product for the right price. Everyone has to have it in or form or another, so all you have to do to be successful is be honest, keep your promises, and offer people what they want. Someone to talk to about insurance that will give them choices and straight talk.

After starting Reliable Insurance Network from scratch in 1996, it is now a thriving family business with clients in MN, WI, and AZ. Reliable Insurance Network continues to refine its processes, use technology to stay flexible, and let clients work with them in whatever way is comfortable for them, and provide top companies and rates along with superior service so everyone is happy.


Darcy Sarantos


Alex Vasquez

My name is Alex Vasquez. I jumped into the insurance industry at a young age (18), and have been selling property and casualty insurance ever since!! I’m incredibly driven, and enjoy doing all that I can in making sure people understand what it is that they’re paying for when it comes to their insurance. I look to save people money in any and every way that we’re able to knowing that I myself would never want to over pay for my own insurance. I love working with/in my own family’s business, so much so that I even work with my own husband in his business as well! We have two cats and one dog, kids of our own will come in the somewhat near future. Want to spend as much of our free time that we have right now on traveling and working on our business plans as much as we can for the future decades to come.

“Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching”

Eric Gydesen

I really enjoy helping people make decisions about their insurance. It is important and sometimes a little confusing if you don’t work with it all the time. I like explaining how it works so they can make the right choices. My wife and I have two children that take most of my time with school and sports but manage to get out for some fishing and time at the cabin when we can.

Eric Metzler


Hugo Munoz


Jesse Ison

Independent insurance agent with 10 years of experience in industry. Currently representing 30+ companies for auto, home, business, rental property, long term care and life insurance. Only represent companies with (A) or better rating with A.M. Best.

One stop agent with professional service, consultation and the ability to match clients with the best companies in the industry. Finding the best coverages at the lowest premiums is my goal for every client.

The ability to switch companies if better rates are found after annual review of clients file. I promise to make the advantage yours when it comes to your insurance needs!

Specialties: Auto, Home, Business and Life Insurance


Lisa Stiff

I’m the voice that you normally hear when you call the office. In 2008, I started working in the insurance industry, and have had the privilege of working here at Reliable since 2014. The most fulfilling part of my job is connecting with clients when they call in (and, yes! I can be a talker!!)

I am a single mom of 4 wonderful kids, whom I have named my grey hairs after. I also have a rescue pooch named Face and a cat named Spyder. Other fun facts would be: I have been in a music video and yes you can see my big 80’s hair and that’s it, I do a mean Marilyn Monroe happy birthday impression (Greg P) and the motto I use everyday is “Today is going to be a good day”.