About US

Community Educators is a Proud Provider of Quality Insurance
Continuing Education With Over 25,000 Happy Customers
Community Educators develops and delivers quality continuing education courses that aim to meet the life-long professional development needs insurance and financial professionals. Our insurance continuing education courses are taught by highly qualified instructors who strive to make your day enjoyable and worth your time and money.

Our Mission

Provide continuing education for insurance professionals focusing on: topics that meet professional development needs, instruct best and emerging practices and collaborate with fellow insurance producers.

Our Values

Expert instructors that work in the insurance and/or financial services field; continuing education; collaborating with service professionals, needs-driven training topics and quality programs; customer satisfaction.

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Our Fantastic Team

This is our fantastic group of professionals, dedicated to you and your personal development needs.
Brandi Brecht, Executive Director at Community Educators

Brandi Brecht

Executive Director

Brandi has a Human Resource Management B.S. degree from the Upper Iowa University. She has worked in human resources and project management since graduation and has served on many boards and committees that involve community revitalization and enhancement.

Craig Adamson


Craig Adamson is a financial advisor whose passion is helping his clients experience their own version of True Wealth.  Craig provides active stewardship by creating customized financial plans that match his clients’ values with their money.

Kendra Erkamaa


Kendra Erkamaa is the principal financial advisor for Triangle Financial Services, Inc. in Des Moines, IA.

Karen Fergen, CLU


Karen Fergen graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1986 with a Business Administration degree. She entered the financial service industry in 1987. Karen is recently retired as a Series 6&63 Registered Representative sales associate. In her free time she enjoys assisting non-profit agencies.

Mike Fergen, CLU, CPCU


Mike Fergen has experience in Property/Casualty and Financial Services as Financial Advisor & Registered Representative.

Patrick Hatting, MBA, ChFC, CLU, CASL, LUTCF


Patrick entered the insurance industry in 1987.
He has a life, accident & health, series 6, 7, 8, 63 & 65 licenses and the CLU, ChFC, CASL, & LUTCF designations.

Michaela Perry, AINS


Michaela Perry has over 20 years in the insurance industry and currently works as a property and casualty underwriter for a small mutual insurance company in Council Bluffs Iowa.

Erin Reese, MAOL, BA, AFIS

Owner, Instructor

Erin Reese is an insurance industry professional with 12 years of experience in insurance sales, large client management, curriculum creation, training, and public speaking.

Scott Wirtz, CFP®, CLTC


Scott is a partner with Financial Designs in Cedar Falls, IA where he helps clients develop a flight plan for their unique life journey. Scott has a BA in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and has worked in long-term care planning for 25 years.

What our clients say

``There are so many reasons to love Community Educators. The instructors are knowledgeable, they care for their students and welcome questions, what’s better than that?``- Karen M.
“Community Educators gave me a step-by-step approach to understanding my insurance business. My client base has nearly doubled in the last year.”- Joe T.
``The staff at Community Educators is so easy to work with! I needed to change a class to a different date and the office took care of it within 5 minutes of talking to me. Wow, just wow!``- Tina W.

Have any questions? We’d love to hear from you!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us, we will answer all your questions as soon as possible