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Dean Dollarhide

Dean Dollarhide Ins Agcy Inc

503 E 2nd St
The Dalles, OR 97058

NE Corner of E 2nd Street and Laughlin or the first stop light on E 2nd St.

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Office Hours

9am - 5pm
Call us 24 hours a day!


503 E 2nd St
The Dalles, OR 97058


English, Spanish

I am a lifelong resident of the Columbia River Gorge and continue to call this area my home and have my office in The Dalles, OR. I love the Communities I live and work in as they are filled with incredible scenery and wonderful people. I am truly blessed to call the Gorge home!

After playing baseball in the Northern Pac -10, I had a 20 year career at UPS and now have my own State Farm Agency. My wife Michelle has been able to join me in the Agency and my son Jake, yes - Jake from State Farm, now lives on a farm and raises specialty show sheep while my Daughter, Maddie, recently graduated from Dufur High School and was elected as a State Officer for FFA. I have been truly blessed with family and friends.

I love being able to help people and that is exactly what being a State Farm Agent allows me to do. It doesn't matter if you are a customer or not, helping people comes first. I work very hard a being a "Good Neighbor" and do everything I can to give back to the Communities I live and work in.

I was honored to be selected as Outstanding Philanthropist in 2018 at the Tradition of Compassion Community Awards. I am a proud Rotarian and recently retired from coaching baseball for 31 years. I continue to enjoy providing free pitching lessons to all ages. The annual County Fairs are a special time of year and I love supporting our Local Youth with their agricultural projects. I very much enjoy supporting our local Communities.

I'm here to serve your auto, home, renters, life, health and other financial services needs. Life can be complicated and I feel that its my duty to help customers navigate their risks and plan for the unexpected so life can go right! I have a licensed Team here to assist you with your individual needs. Don't hesitate to give us a call. We greatly appreciate the customers we serve, and would love the opportunity to earn your business.

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

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Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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Since our establishment in 2011, our agency has been dedicated to inspiring individuals to align their intentions with their actions. Through the power of education, we strive to motivate our community members to take proactive steps to safeguard what they hold dear. We firmly believe that life insurance holds the utmost significance and serves as the driving force behind our passion for assisting others. Our agency's primary objective is to create a welcoming environment where individuals feel at ease to seek guidance and address their insurance concerns. We firmly believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to protect their loved ones. In addition to offering comprehensive life insurance , we extend our knowledge to encompass various other insurance needs such as auto, home, health, disability, farm, and business coverage. Over the years, we have diligently built a team of seasoned professionals and developed the capacity to cater to a wide range of needs.

Meet our outstanding team, boasting a remarkable 50 years of collective experience within the insurance industry. We predominantly serve the Mid Columbia region, based out of The Dalles, Oregon but have licensed members in Oregon and Washington serving both states. Our dedicated professionals are not only knowledgeable in insurance but also bilingual and fluent in both English and Spanish, ensuring seamless communication for all our customers. With deep roots in the community and a wealth of knowledge offering a variety of types of insurance we are here to provide you with top-notch service to fit your unique needs. Offering auto & home, life insurance, disability, business/commercial, farm and even pet insurance!~we have a knowledgeable staff to assist with it all.


Sharyl Nunez

Office Manager

Sharyl, our office manager, was born and raised in The Dalles, and her insurance journey began in 2007. With years of experience under her belt, she initially worked with a previous office before making a smooth transition to the Dollarhide agency in 2011. Sharyl loves working with commercial insurance and possesses a wealth of knowledge spanning various sectors, including small businesses, contractors, and even farms. Her dedication and passion for assisting customers throughout different stages of their lives are evident, and she aspires to one day own her own office.

Beyond the professional sphere, Sharyl is a devoted mother to six daughters, keeping her constantly engaged outside of work. She cherishes the precious moments spent with her family, recognizing the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Sharyl is deeply appreciative of being a part of her community and considers herself fortunate to call the beautiful Gorge her home.

Oscar Nunez State Farm Agent Team Member

Oscar Nunez

Insurance Account Representative

Meet Oscar, a valuable addition to our team. Born in Anaheim, California, Oscar spent a significant part of his childhood in Mexico, immersing himself in the rich culture and becoming bilingual in English and Spanish. It was upon his return to the United States at the age of 8 that he learned English.

Oscar's educational journey led him to The Dalles, Oregon, where he graduated from The Dalles High School in 2007. Eager to pursue higher education and continue his passion for soccer, he enrolled at Clark College, where he not only furthered his studies but also showcased his skills on the soccer field.

After completing college, Oscar returned to The Dalles and embarked on a career at Dean Dollarhide's in June of 2011. It was here that he found love and companionship, marrying his wife Sharyl. Together, they are proud parents to six daughters: Alexia, Ari, Lily, Samantha, Alejandra, and Briana.

While juggling the responsibilities of his career and being a devoted father, Oscar also finds time to pursue his hobby and passion for coaching soccer. He firmly believes that competitive sports can equip children with valuable tools and life lessons that will pave the way for their success in the future.

With his diverse background, bilingual abilities, and dedication to both his profession and family, Oscar brings a unique perspective and valuable insights to our team. We are thrilled to have him on board as he continues to make a positive impact both on and off the field.


Karen Zavala

Customer Service Representative

Meet our exceptional team member, Karen, who brings a wealth of experience and a heart full of dedication to our team. With her extensive background in the industry, she possesses a deep understanding of the importance of safeguarding what matters most to our valued customers. As a devoted mother of four, Karen's personal experiences have only intensified her commitment to providing the utmost protection for families and individuals alike.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Karen's passion for her family is evident in every facet of her life. You can find her enthusiastically cheering on her kids at their soccer games, wholeheartedly embracing the joy of family time, or effortlessly switching between English and Spanish to better serve our diverse community.

Karen's ability to seamlessly balance her professional responsibilities with her family commitments is truly remarkable. Her unwavering dedication and strong work ethic make her an invaluable asset to our team. She consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that our customers receive the highest level of service and protection.

In summary, Karen's wealth of experience, heartfelt dedication, and understanding of the significance of safeguarding what matters most, coupled with her ability to fluently navigate between English and Spanish, make her an indispensable member of our team.

Myah McCafferty State Farm Agent Team Member

Myah McCafferty

Insurance Account Representative

Myah is a dedicated and accomplished individual with a passion for helping and educating others. Born in Parkdale, Oregon, Myah's upbringing was deeply rooted in her involvement with 4-H and FFA. Throughout her middle and high school years, she excelled as a competitor, ambassador, and educator within these organizations.

With a particular focus on showing sheep and goats, Myah's commitment to excellence led her to compete at the county, state, and national levels. After graduating from Hood River Valley High School in 2020, she continued her academic journey at Columbia Gorge Community College, where she earned three associate degrees: Associate of Science, Associate of General Studies, and Associate of Art. This educational foundation has equipped Myah with a well-rounded perspective and a thirst for knowledge.

Beyond her academic achievements, Myah is a proud owner of a two-year-old yellow lab named Douglas, who brings joy and companionship to her life. Additionally, she is an entrepreneur, running her own photography business called Bee Kind Photo Co. Through her business, Myah captures and preserves precious moments for her customers, creating lasting memories.

Since April of 2023, Myah has been employed at State Farm, where she holds licenses in Life and Property/Casualty. This role allows her to leverage her knowledge and expertise to help individuals protect their assets and plan for the future.

One of Myah's greatest strengths is her genuine desire to assist and educate others. Whether it's sharing her photography skills, providing guidance on insurance matters, or simply lending a helping hand, she consistently goes above and beyond to make a positive impact on people's lives.