Greetings to all! My name is Paul Thiessen, Agent for Farm Bureau Financial Services.
Prior to becoming a Farm Bureau Agent and after completing my undergraduate degree, I went to Dartmouth Nova Scotia, Canada and taught in a junior high school. While in Canada, I played on a semi-professional soccer team and games were played in Newfoundland, Cape Britain Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. After two years in Canada, I returned to the United States and while earning my Master's Degree in Education I was the head soccer coach at Colorado State University. After graduating, I attended College Park in Maryland to work on a post graduate degree in exercise Physiology. During that time, I had the opportunity to play on the World Bank soccer team in Washington, DC playing games in the embassy league. After returning to Kansas, I taught at a small college for five years and decided to 'try' insurance.
Quickly I discovered I had a great passion for the insurance business and the impact it has on families. By the end of my first year, I was awarded the State Rookie of the Year in Kansas.
This led me to accomplish 15 ALL AMERICAN AWARDS in a row beginning in 1990 to 2005. Later, I was selected to be a member of the Farm Bureau Wall of Fame at our corporate headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Inducted into Farm Bureau Financial Services Hall of Fame 2003
15 ALL AMERICAN Awards 1990-2005
State Rookie of the Year (KS) 1983