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About

At the Altenbern Insurance Agency, we have a MISSION to fulfill the insurance needs of individuals, families and small businesses. Through a personal and locally-driven approach, we aim to foster a long-term relationship built on trust and integrity where every Client can expect to receive:

* Outstanding Service from Licensed Staff
* Expert Advice in All Areas
* Regular Policy Reviews
* An Agent’s ‘Personal Touch’

When it comes down to it, we want to be there to rebuild your world in case of misfortune. As a Team, we are personally committed to restoring your peace of mind and getting you back where you belong.

John Altenbern

CA License #0780527

John grew up in Chicago, Illinois. After high school, he moved west to attend college at USD, where he earned his BBA and MBA. A career with Farmers Insurance came shortly thereafter, and for the past 30 years, he has built a thriving and successful agency. He credits his success to years of hands-on work and a focus on personal client relationships.
John’s knowledge of all aspects of insurance – from auto, home and life to commercial and health – has earned him an elite Farmers Championship Agency status. He is also a 10-time consecutive Toppers Club qualifier with Farmers. Both he and his staff understand the importance of catering to their client’s needs. John is grateful to his highly experienced staff that is an integral part of the agency’s success.
On a personal note, John is the proud father of three daughters and happily married to his wife, Laurie, for the past twenty-five years. A firm believer in community, John practices ongoing philanthropy with several local charities and continues his involvement with local North County establishments. When not in the office, John enjoys being in the outdoors, hiking hidden trails and discovering new fishing holes.

Laurie Altenbern

Laurie has contributed to her husband’s agency as a part-time office manager for the past 20 years. She enjoys being part of a great team. Her goal is to keep office matters running smoothly so that staff can focus their priorities on client needs and other agency priorities. She is grateful for a schedule that allows her time for their children, as well as her own business pursuits.

Yana Kotlyarevskaya

CA License #0F97035

Yana has been a resident of San Diego since 2007.  She has worked for Altenbern Agency for the last ten years.  Yana is a mother of two boys, Hank (10) and Waylon (6).  Her hobbies and interests include being with her family, cooking, camping, traveling and going to the beach.