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Meet Our Team

Lori Carlston-Thompson

Agency Owner

I’m the proud owner of Carlston Insurance Agency. I’ve been in the insurance field for more than 20 years and have helped thousands of families make sure they have the proper protection.

Growing up, my family and I moved several times while my father worked on advancing his degree. We finally settled in Littleton, CO. There, my father got his first “real job” as a rocket scientist for Martin Marietta, known now as Lockheed Martin.

At work, I enjoy helping people making sure they understand the risks they face and how we can help protect them financially. It gives me great joy to help my clients secure their financial stability.

My favorite way to spend a weekend is outdoors. I love camping and all that the outdoors has to offer in Western Colorado and Utah. I also enjoy skiing, hiking, riding motorcycles or ATVs… A scoop of ice cream always makes me happy!

I am very passionate about my community. I am currently a board member of Mesa County Partners because I believe in helping young people in our community grow into happy, responsible, and successful adults.



  • Leader’s Forum – 1 year
  • Circle of Champions -1 year
  • National Conference Award – 5 years
  • Honor Ring – 7 years

Larry Anderegg
Senior Account Manager.


Grand Junction is my native town. I’ve lived here my entire life.

I began helping families with their life insurance needs as a licensed Agent back in 1988. In 1995, I expanded into auto and homeowners insurance.

I’ve been part of the Carlston team since 2000 and I truly enjoy being a Trusted Advisor to individuals and families. By making sure that their assets are properly protected, I help our clients reach their goals and dreams.

When out of the office, I enjoy floating on rivers with my wife in our kayaks. You might also find me on a mountain bike enjoying the many trails here in western Colorado and eastern Utah.

Rosie Alvarado
Licensed Account Manager


I am a Grand Junction native. Born and raised right here in our backyard.

As a licensed Agent in the Carlston Insurance Agency for more than 2 years, I have the knowledge and experience to help with most questions and insurance needs. I can say that I truly enjoy being able to help others and leaving our customers with a better understanding of how their insurance is going to work for them.

On the weekends and sometimes after work, I enjoy taking advantage of everything our beautiful valley has to offer. I also love spending quality time with my family.

Alan Welty
Financial Specialist

AlanWelty, III
Financial Professional

(720) 938-4399

I’ve been a Financial Professional for 7 years, providing customers with solutions to help meet their financial goals. I enjoy providing protection in the areas of life insurance, college and retirement savings, and Long Term Care insurance.
I’ve been happily married for 26 years, and have 3 daughters. In my spare time, I like to sing in my A Cappella group.