Meet the Lakeshore Agents.

Get to know the agents from our Lake City and Goodhue offices. Each and every one of us looks forward to helping you find the right insurance for your needs. From basic questions to complex coverage choices, we are here to serve you.

LAKE CITY OFFICE

Tony heise owner

Tony Heise

Owner
I began working at Lakeshore Agency in 1998. Since joining Lakeshore Agency I have enjoyed working in our small community and being able to provide great personalized service to our customers as well as developing friendships along the way. I grew up on a farm near Lake City and still live on the farm with my wife Amy and three teenage children. Our family is very involved in sports and I have spent many years coaching my children. I look forward to working with you and helping you with any of your insurance needs.
lance meincke owner

Lance Meincke

Owner
I’ve been at Lakeshore Agency since October of 2007, how the time flies. I grew up on a dairy farm just a few minutes out of town and I’ve always enjoyed the area. I’m married and have 3 kids in school so things are quite busy. I coach youth basketball as well which keeps me out of trouble most of the winter months. I would love to discuss health, life, and farm or crop insurance with you so stop by anytime.
kathy jo rodester office manager

Kathy Jo Rodester

Office Manager
I have been in the insurance world since 1975; I joined Lakeshore Agency in November of 2007 as their office manager.

I drove through Lake City for 10 years going from LaCrosse to Hopkins and I always said that someday I would live here, and in 2001 my dream came true. I have lived in several towns and this is the first place I have felt at home since leaving my home town of Beaver Dam WI in 1980.

Jim and I married in 2005 and we have a blended family of 3 children and 4 grandchildren soon to be 5. I am very active in the community, along with owning my own business Dragonfly Dream Retreat Center. In my spare time I love to bead and knit. I am here to help you with all your insurance needs.
Amanda Meyer CSR

Amanda Meyer

CSR
I had been working part-time at Lakeshore Agency for just over a year before joining the team full-time October 2017. I am enjoying meeting our customers and building personal relationships within our small town community.

My husband, Andy and I live in rural Lake City on his family's dairy farm where he was born and raised and now works with his parents (4th generation!). Between farming and following our two teenage son's in their athletics and other activities we stay very busy! Any free time we get, we spend catching up with friends & family, playing cards, going to concerts or watching any MN sports teams when we can. And of course our local teams - GO TIGERS!!
karen collins personal lines new business

Karen Collins

Personal Lines
New Business
I was born and raised in Lake City on a family farm that has since been converted to the Lake Pepin Golf Course. My husband, Chad and I have two adult children, Courtney and Shane. When I am not working, you can find me taking walks in the woods, reading, or spending time with family and friends.

I am committed to the client’s best interests and work to help them understand the insurance coverage lines we sell and how they are designed to fit into their overall situation.

With over 25 years of experience in the industry, I believe in helping everyone protect their most valuable assets. I like to increase awareness and recognition of common risk factors and build life-long relationships.
jon bohmbach

Jon Bohmbach

Sales
I joined Lakeshore Agency team in September 2016. I have been in insurance for over 30 years starting out as Computer Operator. I spent over 10 years as an adjuster working on large property losses as well as supervising catastrophe adjusting teams. I have been part of the insurance agency side for the last 12 years. I enjoy being part of the community. I am currently a Kiwannis and Rotary member as well being involved in chamber activities. I am also current 9th grade/assistant Varsity girls basketball coach and varsity softball coach in Red Wing. I have been married over 30 years to my wife Kristen, I have 3 daughters Nichole, Kelsey, and Morgan plus 5 grandchildren. I look forward in working on any or all of your insurance needs.
Sarah Blazer

Sarah Blazer

CSR
I am fairly new to the insurance world but have a great desire & eagerness to learn. I enjoy meeting & building connections with clients & helping them understand their insurance needs.

My husband, Bobby & I have lived in Lake City for 11 years. We love this community, its natural beauty & a big Minnesota snowstorm. We both grew up in NE Kansas and have moved around the southern United States and enjoyed the South (Louisiana) prior to moving here. We have 3 school age children who keep us hopping with sports & activities.

I enjoy spending time on or near Lake Pepin, gardening, walking my dogs, coffee & reading.
Shelly Schmidt

Shelley Schmidt

Receptionist/CSR
Coming to Lakeshore Agency in June, 2020 was a great pleasure of mine. The entire staff was so welcoming and helpful; making it a very pleasant transition. I have over 10 years experience working with insurance and thoroughly enjoy it! Customer satisfaction and making sure your insurance needs are met is a high priority for me. I look forward to getting to know each and every customer in our agency.

Lake City is my hometown, and I consider it a privilege to reside in this beautiful community with my husband, 5 children, and 8 grandchildren. We enjoy spending time together and I love at the end of every gathering I hear…… “Grandma, can I come to your house?” Life is to be enjoyed; taking time to enjoy those around you.

GOODHUE OFFICE

ryan buck

Ryan Buck

I joined the Lakeshore Agency team in June 2007 where I work out of our Goodhue location servicing and selling crop, auto and farm insurance. I farm in the Goodhue area where my wife Lauren and I live. I serve on the Minnesota Corn Growers Association Board (past president 2013, 2014) along with serving on the National Corn Grower Public policy team. I am a member of the Goodhue Lions Club (past president 2013). In my free time I enjoy hunting with my wife and traveling. We are expecting our first child in December 2017.
Andy McNamara

Andy McNamara

I grew up on a farm in the Goodhue area, and went to school in Goodhue. After high school, I attended the University of Minnesota. I began working as a crop insurance agent in 2005, and joined the Goodhue Insurance team in 2012. Crop insurance has always been my specialty, but working at Goodhue Insurance has allowed me to expand into farm, home, and auto insurance as well. My wife Miranda and I have two kids in elementary school. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing sports, and working on the farm. I look forward to working with you on any of your insurance needs.