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 'More info" to learn more about them.

Officers:

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

Steve Micke

President CIC, CPIA
Steve was born and raised in Cloquet, graduating from Cloquet High School in 1975. In 1979, Steve graduated from St. John's University, started his insurance career June of 1979 at Allied Insurance Company... More info

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

Secretary / Treasurer CIC , CISR
Val grew up in the rural Cloquet area and graduated from AlBrook High School. She began her insurance career in 1979 and joined the Reliable Agency in June of 1981. She received the Certified Insurance Service... More info

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

CISR
Becky came to Reliable Agency 12 years ago and has 32 years of insurance experience as a producer and service representative. She graduated from Lake Superior College, married, and went directly into the insurance... More info

banderson@reliablemn.com
218-655-3352
218-655-1166
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Evon Asleson

CISR
Evon is originally from the St. Paul, Minnesota area and graduated from Humboldt High School. Her 40 years of experience are primarily in Personal Lines. She has also earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative... More info

easleson@reliablemn.com
218-655-3351
218-655-1163
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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 local Duluth agencies. It was during this time... More info

gbeyer@reliablemn.com
218-655-3368
 

Angela Dougherty

LUTCF
Angela was born and raised in Hermantown, graduating from Hermantown High School in 1979. She resided in Minneapolis Mn while studying at the University of Mn - St. Paul; she graduated with a B.S degree in 1983. In... More info

angela@reliablemn.com
218-655-3371
218-655-1178
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Doug Ecklund

 
Doug came to Reliable from a national carrier where he spent 6 years as a commercial Property and Casualty specialist with an emphasis on complex workers compensation programs. He is blending his carrier risk... More info


218-655-3375
218-655-1175
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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 agent and service representative. Becky is very successful...More info

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 his insurance career with...More info

travis@reliablemn.com
218-655-3355
218-655-1167
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Laura Johnson

 
Laura is a 1988 graduate of Moorhead State University with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Speech Communications. She started her insurance career in 2005 specializing in group Medicare sales and individual...More info

laura@reliablemn.com
218-655-3377
218-655-3366
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Cindy Kopic

CISR
Cindy is a 1977 graduate of Cotton High School. She began her insurance career over 25 years ago with American Family. From there she spent seven years with Liscomb-Hood-Mason Company and then joined the...More info

ckopic@reliablemn.com
218-655-3361
218-655-1172
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Jolene Lust

CISR, PLCS
In May 2003, Jolene graduated from Bemidji State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She began working at Reliable Agency in June of 2003 and obtained her agent...More info

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

 
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 her insurance career in 2005 selling...More info

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 license in April 2007...More info

karen@reliablemn.com
218-655-3374
218-879-6619
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Nicole Milberger

CISR
Nicole joined the Reliable Agency as the receptionist in September 2005. She got her Property & Casualty license in October 2005 and her Life and Health license in December 2005. Nicole joined the Personal Lines Department as... More info

nicole@reliablemn.com
218-655-3363
218-655-1160
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Sarah Rautell

CISR
Sarah graduated from University of Wisconsin-Superior in December of 2005 with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration. Prior to her Bachelors degree she received her Associates Degree in Marketing from Wisc...More info

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

PLCS
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 five years, Bobby has enjoyed working for AT&T...More info

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

 
Sam grew up in Twig, MN and graduated from Proctor High School in 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2012. Sam obtained her Property...More info

sam@reliablemn.com
218-655-3374
218-655-1177
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Carrie Torgeson

 
Carrie was born in La Guna Beach CA. where her dad was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Upon her dads retirement her family moved to Duluth where both her parents were born and raised. Carrie...More info

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 she's never too old to learn something new! ...More info

collette@reliablemn.com
218-655-3354
218-655-1176
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Kyle Wojtysiak


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 receiving a minor in Accounting from the College of St. Scholastica...More info

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

 
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 transcriptionist. Using her knowledge in the...More info

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

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 Wisconsin-Superior in May of 2005. Upon...More info

scott@reliablemn.com
218-655-3357
218-655-1174
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Megan Zander

 
Megan, a North Dakota native, graduated from Bismarck High School in 1999. From there, she took a year off to travel to Australia, returning to earn an Associate in Arts and Applied Sciences from Bismarck State College...More info

megan@reliablemn.com
218-655-3360
218-655-1170
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Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)


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)


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.