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Russ Porterfield

115 East Alma Street
Mount Shasta, CA 96067-2203

On the corner of Chestnut and Alma across from the Mt Shasta Super Market

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After graduating from the University of California, Davis in 1975, I started as an agent for State Farm in Santa Clara, California in 1976. I wanted to work for myself in an industry that I could feel good about helping others. Insurance was the answer and I wanted to work with a leader in the industry so State Farm Insurance was the choice.

Since 1982 I have had the opportunity to serve as a State Farm Insurance Agent serving Siskiyou County with an office in Mount Shasta, CA. I thought raising my sons in a small town was preferential to the metro bay area. That proved to be a good move for my family.

Mount Shasta gave me the opportunity to get involved in the culture and politics of the area. I served four complete 4 year terms on the City Council which included the honor of sitting as Mayor four times. I also served two partial terms serving out retiring council member’s terms. I started on the planning commission a couple of years before my city council service. I was a Boy Scout Leader, earning their Silver Beaver Award. Chamber of Commerce Board Member and President was also part of my community involvement. Currently, I am a member of the Mount Shasta Rotary Club and the local Elks Lodge.

Over the years as an agent, I discovered that making a difference in people’s lives was critical to my self-worth. After finding that life insurance was a key piece to every policyholder’s insurance portfolio I went back to school and received my CLU, ChFC and CASL professional designations becoming a source of financial information for my policyholders. Now, much of my time involves retirement planning and coaching.

My team are all licensed professionals and can handle just about all your insurance and financial needs. We are here to help you with everything from home insurance, auto insurance, and life insurance to business insurance, banking and financial products for Mount Shasta, CA and surrounding areas including McCloud, Dunsmuir, Weed, and Yreka. Keeping your needs in focus for your risk management is our main goal. Call or send us a message below – we look forward to getting to know you.

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds

Office Hours

9am - 5pm
Call us 24 hours a day!
115 East Alma Street
Mount Shasta, CA 96067-2203
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Our mission is to make a significant difference in people's lives by doing the right things for the right reasons. We are focused on helping individuals and families in Siskiyou County plan for the future with life insurance and retirement planning.

Over ninety years of combined experience.
Dan Porterfield State Farm Agent Team Member

Dan Porterfield

Office Representative

Dan is the son of agent Russ and team member Nancy Porterfield and grew up right here in Mount Shasta. Dan is a graduate from CSU Chico with a degree in Business Management. He likes to work on his personal vehicles for fun and is a big baseball fan.

At the State Farm office Dan is the office manager with 11 years of experience. He is licensed and ready to help!

Nancy Porterfield State Farm Agent Team Member

Nancy Porterfield

Office Representative

Nancy grew up in San Mateo in the Bay Area. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Child Development major and then from San Jose State University with an elementary teaching credential. Nancy met Russ at UC Davis and they were married in 1975. They moved to Mount Shasta, CA in 1982. It is a wonderful very small town with 4 seasons and lots of snow. Russ and Nancy raised two sons in Mount Shasta. They now have two young granddaughters they love to visit several times a year.  

Nancy has worked with Russ since 1985, 35 years, in all facets of the business. She is licensed in Auto, Health, Life and Casualty. Nancy has gradually migrated away from service to behind the scenes human resources needs. She also manages our office space and the building we are in.  

In her time away from work her interests are RV travel in the western states, baseball, gardening and shopping. 

Available Positions

Please Note: This opportunity is about potential employment with an independent contractor agent who solicits applications for State Farm products and services, and does NOT result in employment with any of the State Farm Insurance Companies. The employment selection decision , terms and conditions of employment (such as compensation and benefits) are all determined solely by the independent contractor agent.