Staff

Staff

Who We Are: Our expertise is based on a well-trained, experienced professional staff and a serious conscientious attitude toward our clients. Shown below is the Reliable Insurance Agency “family.” Click on “Read More” to learn more about them.

Officers:

Steve Micke, President, CIC, CPIA
Val Wojtysiak, Secretary/Treasurer, CIC, CISR

Commerial Lines:

Greg Beyer
Becky Haley, CISR
Cindy Kopic, CISR
Kristen Modean, CISR
Bobby Sawyer, CIC, PLCS, CLCS
Lindsay Shovein
Micki Wojtysiak, CIC, CISR, CLCS
Scott Wojtysiak, CIC, CSRM

Life and Health:

Greg Beyer
Travis Hansen, CIC
Mike Lewis
Jolene Lust, CIC, CISR, PLCS
Starr Marshall, CISR
Bobby Sawyer, CIC, PLCS, CLCS
Kyle Wojtysiak, CISR
Scott Wojtysiak, CIC, CSRM

Receptionist/
Payments:

Karen McMillen
Carrie Torgeson


Steve Micke

President CIC, CPIA
Steve was born and raised in Cloquet, graduating from Cloquet High School in 1975 and graduated from St. John’s University in 1979. He started his insurance career in June of 1979…Read More

steve@reliablemn.com
218-655-3356
218-655-1173
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Val Wojtysiak

Secretary / Treasurer CIC, CISR
Val began her insurance career in 1979 & joined the Reliable Agency back in June of 1981. Over the years she has obtained the Certified Insurance Service (CISR) and Certified…Read More

val@reliablemn.com
218-655-3350
218-655-1162
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Becky Anderson

CISR
Becky came to Reliable Agency 17 years ago and has 36 years of insurance experience as a producer and service representative. She graduated from Lake Superior College…. Read More

Evon Asleson

CISR
Evon is originally from the St. Paul, Minnesota area and graduated from Humboldt High School. Her 50 years of experience are primarily in Personal Lines. She has also earned her… Read More

Greg Beyer

Greg started his insurance career over 25 years ago as a life insurance agent with Met Life. He expanded the areas of insurance he worked with when he spent 18 years with two…Read More

Becky Haley

CISR
Becky is originally from White Bear Lake and now resides in Barnum. She began her insurance career in 1993 and in 2001 came to Reliable Agency as a Commercial Insurance…Read More

bhaley@reliablemn.com
218-655-3358
218-655-1169
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Travis Hansen

CIC
Travis is a 1999 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Superior. He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration concentrating in Finance. In May of 1999 Travis began…Read More

travis@reliablemn.com
218-655-3355
218-655-1167
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Andy Hjelle

Andy grew up in Saginaw, MN. He graduated from high school in 2014 and is pursuing an Associate of Business Finance from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, MN…Read More

andy@reliablemn.com
218-655-3370
218-655-9716
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Cindy Kopic

CISR
Cindy has been in the insurance industry for over 33 years with the last 13 years at Reliable Agency in Cloquet. She loves the intricate parts of the commercial…Read More

ckopic@reliablemn.com
218-655-3361
218-655-1172
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Mike Lewis

Mike grew up in Esko, MN and graduated from Esko High School in 2004. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Applied Economics with a minor in Finance from the College of St. Scholastica…Read More

mike@reliablemn.com
218-655-3378
218-655-9715
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Jolene Lust

CIC, CISR, PLCS
In May 2003, Jolene graduated from Bemidji State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She began working at Reliable Agency…Read More

jolene@reliablemn.com
218-655-3367
218-655-1168
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Starr Marshall

CISR
Starr is a 2010 graduate of the College of St. Scholastica – Duluth. She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in the Social Sciences with an emphasis on Gerontology. Starr began…Read More

starr@reliablemn.com
218-655-3376
218-655-1165
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Karen McMillen

Karen was born and raised in Cloquet, and graduated from Cloquet High School in 1981. Karen acquired her Property and Casualty license in November of 2006, and her Life and Health…Read More

karen@reliablemn.com
218-655-3374
218-879-6619
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Sadie Micke

Sadie grew up in Cloquet, MN. She graduated from Cloquet High School in 2012. In 2013 Sadie started her career in sales at DSW. May of 2016 she came to Reliable Agency. Sadie is… Read More

sadie@reliablemn.com
218-655-3364
218-655-1170
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Nicole Milberger

CISR
Nicole joined Reliable Agency in September 2005 and received her Property & Casualty License in October 2005 and Life & Health License in December 2005. She grew up in Esko… Read More

nicole@reliablemn.com
218-655-3363
218-655-1160
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Kristen Modean

CISR
Kristen is a Duluth native, graduated from UMD with a Bachelors In Business Administration with a Human Resources Management major. She joined Reliable Agency…Read More

Sarah Rautell

CISR
Sarah graduated with a degree in Marketing in 2005, she then went on to obtain her Property/Casualty license in May of 2006. She began her career with Reliable Agency…Read More

sarah@reliablemn.com
218-655-3369
218-655-1164
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Bobby Sawyer

CIC, PLCS, CLCS
Bobby grew up in the Duluth area and is a graduate of Proctor High School’s class of 1999. He went on to study Accounting at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. For the past…Read More

bob@reliablemn.com
218-655-3362
218-655-1171
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Sam Scherber

CISR
Sam is a 2007 graduate of Proctor High School and a 2012 Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a degree in Communications. While she was attending UWS…Read More

sam@reliablemn.com
218-655-3374
218-655-1177
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Lindsay Shovein

Lindsay grew up in the Duluth area and graduated from Denfeld High School in 2001. Her background in Sales and Marketing has assisted her in understanding her customer and vendor needs…Read More

Jude Stephens

CIC
Jude’s insurance career spans more than three decades with stints at a large carrier, brokerage houses and various sized agencies working in new business, licensing and registration, office…Read More

jude@reliablemn.com
218-655-3377
218-655-3366
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Carrie Torgeson

Carrie graduated from Duluth East High School in 1981. She worked in the banking business for 8 years before starting and running her own in home daycare for 17 years. This allowed…Read More

carrie@reliablemn.com
218-655-3353
218-655-1161
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Collette VanHove

Collette joined the Reliable family in 2014, bringing with her 25 years of experience in the insurance industry in the Duluth Superior area. Even after years in the business, she says…Read More

Kyle Wojtysiak

CISR
Kyle grew up in the Duluth area and graduated from Proctor High School in 2005. He went on to achieve his Bachelor of Arts degree in Management as well as a minor in Accounting…Read More

kyle@reliablemn.com
218-655-3354
218-655-1176
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Micki Wojtysiak

CIC, CISR, CLCS
Micki grew up in the Duluth area and graduated from Proctor High School in 2001. She earned her Associates Degree in Medical Administration and spent 12 years as a medical…Read More

micki@reliablemn.com
218-655-3359
218-655-1179
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Scott Wojtysiak

CIC, CSRM
Scott was born and raised in the Duluth Area and graduated from Proctor High School in 2001. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of…Read More

scott@reliablemn.com
218-655-3357
218-655-1174
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Jen Beck

Jen grew up in Cloquet and graduated from Cloquet High School and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community
College in the spring of 1999. She then continued…Read More

jen@reliablemn.com
218-655-3360
218-655-1182
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Reliable Insurance Agents, Cloquet, Duluth, Hermantown, Superior WI

Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)

Reliable Staff CIC Agents
The Society of CIC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to professional insurance education. The Program provides an in-depth practical approach to education for insurance agents and other insurance practitioners. The CIC Program is designed to meet the practicing insurance professional’s need for technical knowledge in all areas of the insurance industry. CIC institutes include: Personal Lines, Commercial Casualty, Commercial Property, Life and Health, and Agency Management. Offered across the United States and its territories throughout the calendar year, each institute consists of two and one-half days of intensive instruction followed by a rigorous essay examination. The successful completion of all five examinations leads to the right to use the designation Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). CIC’s must attend 20 hours of program education each year to maintain their designation.

Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR)

Reliable Staff CISR Agents
The Society of CISR is a not-for-profit organization committed to filling the need for quality insurance education and training geared toward customer service representatives. CISR courses stress the understanding and analysis of risks and exposures. CISR courses include: Insuring Personal Auto Exposures, Insuring Personal Residential Property, Insuring Commercial Property, Insuring Commercial Casualty Exposures, and Agency Operations. Offered across the United States and its territories throughout the calendar year, each course is one day of instruction followed by an optional examination. The successful completion of all five examinations leads to the right to use the designation Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR). CISR’s must attend 8 hours of program education each year to maintain their designation.