Our Pine City Office
Our Pine City Office was established in 2007 when Mike Anderson bought the agency. Since then we have grown to where we are today with an amazing team. Please meet our team members below!
Left to right: Joe, Chris, Lacy , Lana, Theresa, Mike
Not pictured: Erin and Lynda
Mike Anderson - Agent/Owner
Mike began his insurance career in 2002 in Onamia, MN. He started at Pine Insurance (First Insurance Agency at the time) in 2005. In 2007, he became the sole owner of Pine Insurance Agency. Mike has experience with all lines of insurance with an emphasis in Commercial Lines. Mike believes in building relationships with his clients in order to best serve their needs. He started Pine Insurance with the small town service and continues to provide that in all 5 of his agencies. He strives to offer that one-on-one availability, treating you as a person and not just a number. He is involved in a variety of community groups and enjoys the opportunity to promote the area. He is a firm believer in supporting our community and small businesses.
In his personal time, Mike enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife and 2 children.
Erin Anderson - HR/Accounting/Owner
Erin started with Pine Insurance Agency in 2015 when she joined her husband Mike as owner. She manages our accounting/bookkeeping and human resources departments for all 5 agencies. She also steps in and helps with incoming phone calls and clients during our busiest days. She's our behind the scenes super hero.
During her spare time she enjoys running, golfing, reading, scrapbooking and traveling. She's also a busy mom and loves spending time with her husband and 2 children.
Lana Boster - Agent
Lana started with Pine Insurance agency in 2006 when it was still First Insurance Agency. She had almost 10 years of insurance experience under her belt before joining the Pine Insurance Team. She specializes in Life Insurance and Personal Lines but rounds out her experience with writing Commercial on occasion as well. Lana believes that building an honest relationship with her clients insures she is able to meet all of their insurance needs.
In her personal time she likes to spend time with her family camping, riding horses and traveling.
Theresa Bartel - Agent/CSR
Theresa started her career with Pine Insurance Agency in 2007 in our Aitkin office and then moved to Pine City in 2008. She writes all lines of insurance but specializes in Commercial and Health Care with individual/family, small group and Medicare. She is who we refer to as our "health guru". She says helping people save premium and giving them the best coverage possible is what makes coming to work enjoyable for her.
In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her grandchildren, taking time for herself to read, fish and taking vacations.
Lacy Johnson - Agent/CSR/Marketing
Lacy started with Pine Insurance Agency in 2014. She was a newbie to the insurance industry with just a year experience behind her. She has grown not only in her position as an agent and customer service representative, but also as Pine Insurance's main marketing manager. She handles most of our promotions, advertising, keeps our facebook and website updated. She specializes in writing personal lines but helps service all of our clients.
In her personal time she loves to spend time with her 2 children 4-wheeling and shooting bow, taking road trips or enjoying time with her family.
Joe Knuston - Agent
Joe started with Pine Insurance Agency 2015. Pine Insurance is his first experience in the insurance industry. He has been in the real estate business since 1996 and decided they were a good combination. He writes both personal and commercial lines but specializes in commercial properties. Joe works mostly via remote office but you can occasionally catch him in his office.
In his personal time he loves hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and spending time with his children. He has also ran the Grandma's Marathon 4 times!
Chris Johnson - Receptionist/CSR
Chris started with Pine Insurance Agency in 2018. Chris is the cheerful voice you will hear when you call or the happy face you see as you walk in our door. She is always smiling and positive. She loves helping our clients with questions, payments or concerns. She is new to the insurance industry but not to customer service. She brought not only her outgoing personality, smiling disposition and community connection with her when she joined our team, she also brought years of front desk experience.
In her personal time, Chris enjoys cross country skiing, summer biking and hiking. As new empty nesters, she and her husband are enjoying finding new activities that they can enjoy together, although family time is always a must!
Lynda Baker - CSR/Agent
Lynda started with Pine Insurance in 2020. She started out in the insurance industry in 2016 as a claims adjuster and made the switch to CSR/Agent in 2019. Her goal as a CSR is to help people understand their policies and making sure they are comfortable with their coverage so they are prepared in case they have a claim. Not only does Lynda bring her expertise in claims service, she also brings many years of customer service experience as well, fitting right in to our Pine Insurance Family. We refer to Lynda as our "Claims Guru".
In her personal time, Lynda enjoys spending time at the lake fishing and hanging out with her husband, 3 children, 2 dogs and friends.