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Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

George Selland

Principal, Broker/Agent

George was a lifetime resident of Yuba City, until his move to Chico in the Summer of 2018. He began his career at Rose Insurance Agency, Inc. in Yuba City working for his father, Ray Selland. Subsequently, George bought the Agency from Ray and grew the book of business to what it is today. George saw an opportunity for growth in 2014 when he purchased the Sweeney book of business, and continues to split his time between both agencies so as to best meet the needs of his loyal base of Clients.

Sharing his 35 years of knowledge in the industry with his dedicated Staff, and staying involved in the local community are things that George prides himself on. He is a Rotarian in the Yuba City club, and also a past president. George is a member and past president of LeTip in Yuba City, has served on the YC Downtown Business Association board, along with being a past board member of the Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce.

You’ll happily find George on a golf course, in a duck blind, casting a fly fishing rod, hanging out in Truckee, or backpacking with some of his closest friends. He is the king of the barbecue in the family, and enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Diana Selland

Agency Manager

Diana began her insurance career in the life and health industry in 2014, after 9 years in the independent jewelry industry at Clifford’s Jewelry here in Chico. A life change prompted her venture into the property and casualty industry in 2016. Diana now manages our Agency along with our Sister agency – Rose Insurance Agency, Inc. – in Yuba City. As a lifelong Chico resident, Diana enjoys all of the awesome local, community events our town has to offer from Slice of Chico to Parade of Lights. Spending time with family, getaways to Truckee, weekend siestas, and adventures that create lifelong memories are on Diana’s list of favorite things to do.

Bruce Hamilton

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bruce has been in the Yuba/Sutter area since 2001. Prior to joining Rose Insurance Agency, Bruce managed a Commercial Insurance Agency in Roseville, California. When the opportunity came up, he jumped at the chance to work locally. His focus since entering the insurance industry in 2010 has been Commercial Lines. Bruce enjoys spending his time with his family planning summer camping events, spending time on the water and in the sun. During the winter, the family often ventures to Southern California for their adventures. When at home you will often find him in the backyard garden or setting up for family bbq’s, sitting by the fire pit or watching movies under the stars.

Melanie Austen

Personal Lines Account Manager

As a native of Chico, Melanie attended Chico schools graduating from Chico High School and CSU Chico. She started in the Insurance Industry in 1990, and has enjoyed learning different aspects of insurance.
Melanie started as a customer service representative, became a claims representative for both auto and property. After 18 years, she decided to make a change and became a contents specialist traveling to several catastrophic losses in several states.
In 2012, Melanie was encouraged to change paths. She took the Life Agent Combo Course and the Property and Casualty Course, securing her license to go into the sales side of the insurance industry. She enjoys all aspects of insurance, especially assisting customers understand and meet their insurance needs.
Melanie grew up in Chico, enjoying all aspects of our City, especially Bidwell Park. One of her favorite pastimes is walking in the park, she has completed five marathons as a power walker. Besides walking, Melanie loves reading, watching her grandchildren play sports and hanging out with her family.
Melanie is an active member of Soroptimist International of Bidwell Rancho Chico. SIBR is a group of professional women who strive to make our community and world a better place for women and girls. They are a chapter of Soroptimist International, a worldwide volunteer organization for women.

Sarah Wilson

Personal Lines Account Manager

Sarah is Personal Lines Account Manager who joined the insurance industry in 2013. She began her career as a Licensed Sales Agent for the Life and Health Department. In 2015, Sarah moved over to the Property and Casualty Department to be a Customer Service Agent. Making sure the client is taken care of professionally and in a timely manner is most important to her. She also enjoys learning something new everyday in order to keep up with the ever-changing Insurance Field.

She has 3 sons who are the joy(s) of her life and keep her busy going to this football game and that wrestling tournament. On the weekends Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, anything that can be done outside, and the occasional girls weekend trip of course! During football season, you can find her cheering on her beloved Dallas Cowboys.

Sarah looks forward to this new adventure, and is ready to grow at Sweeney & Selland!

Kellie Weaver

Front Desk Coordinator

Kellie is a Chico native. She graduated from Pleasant Valley high school, and is currently continuing her education at Butte College.
Kellie has held a number of customer service roles with companies such as our previous local Body & Bath and Costco. Most recently she worked as one of the receptionists at ThirdLove before joining our team. She’s great at greeting customers and helping an office run smoothly.
In her spare time Kellie enjoys reading, going to the park with her family, and riding her electric scooter to farmers market. As a new member of the insurance team, Kellie is excited to grow with Sweeney & Selland Insurance Services.