Our Team

With our team of 14 agents and over 180 years of combined experience, you get nothing but the best service at Premier Insurance Solutions. Our agency is exclusively devoted to your crop insurance needs.

premier-web-3Dave Kilpatrick sold his first MCPI policy in 1981. He worked for a large lending company for 23 years, organizing and developing their crop insurance business from the ground up. Along with his business partner, Craig Ladwig, he started Premier Insurance Solutions on February 1, 2003, on the basis of solely providing crop insurance to farmers. Dave’s goal is to give the best knowledge and service in the crop insurance field. Dave and his wife, Christi, reside on their Angus farm in Wales.

Phone: 262-968-5640
Toll Free: 1-866-667-3876
Address: 1001 Lochtyn Ridge Wales, WI 53183
Cell: 262-370-3282
Fax: 262-968-5651
Email: davidk@premierinsurancesolutions.com


premier-web-5Craig Ladwig lives in Cascade with his wife Amy, three sons, and daughter. Craig has sold and serviced MPCI crop insurance since 1996. In February of 2003, Premier Insurance Solutions was started with his partner, David Kilpatrick. Together they have built a business that solely provides crop insurance to America’s farmers. Craig strives to provide all of his customers with the best possible service and knowledge in the industry.

Phone: 920-528-8336
Toll Free: 1-866-528-8336
Address: N3590 County Road S Cascade, WI 53011
Cell: 920-988-5904
Fax: 920-528-8328
Email: cladwig@premierinsurancesolutions.com


premier-web-8Jenny Kilpatrick lives in Tomah with her husband Nathan, daughter Anja, and son Ian. She has been working with Premier Insurance Solutions since 2004. She grew up in Waukesha County raising Angus beef cattle, sheep, hogs, and growing hay. In 2004, she joined Dave and Craig’s team because of her belief in the company they had built based on premier customer service. Jenny prides herself on giving every customer 110%.

Phone: 608-374-4238
Toll Free: 1-800-694-4236
Address: 27561 County Hwy CA, Tomah, WI 54660
Cell: 608-386-4539
Fax: 608-374-3575
Email: jennyk@premierinsurancesolutions.com


premier-web-16Tracy Spotts has worked in crop insurance and bookkeeping since 2003, and started with Premier at that time. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has over 7 years of bookkeeping, financial planning, farm management, and crop insurance experience with farmers ranging in size from 80-5000 acres. Being involved in all elements of her family’s 30+ year grain farming operation, Tracy has gained valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in making solid business and crop insurance structured decisions. She and her husband, Chad, currently reside on a grain farm in rural Monroe with their two sons, Noah and Troy.

Phone: 608-325-4694
Address: W5722 Buehler Road Monroe, WI 53566
Cell: 608-346-1588
Email: tracys@premierinsurancesolutions.com


premier-web-2Deanna Ranum joined the Premier Insurance Solutions team in 2004. Prior to joining Premier, she worked in the crop insurance field for six years. Her experience has given her the unique prospective of seeing crop insurance from different angles. This gives her the ability to assist her customers in tailoring a policy perfect for their operation. Deanna and her husband, Jonathan, live on his family farm in rural Mt. Horeb with their three children, Cassie, Jason, and Dakota.

Phone: 608-437-8192
Toll Free: 1-877-644-2410
Address: 1065 Hwy H Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
Cell: 608-279-2708
Fax: 608-437-8180
Email: deannar@premierinsurancesolutions.com


premier-web-9Matt Balfanz resides in Baraboo with his wife, Colette, and their two children, Anna and Jacob. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999 and has been working in Crop Insurance ever since. In that time, he has strived to provide his customers with the best service and knowledge possible, many times exceeding the customer’s expectations. Matt grew up on a dairy farm south of Baraboo where he and his father currently maintain a beef herd and grow corn and soybeans. Matt’s involvement with his family’s farm keeps him in touch with some of the common challenges facing the producers he works with. Matt has been working with Premier Insurance Solutions since January of 2005.

Phone: 608-356-5415
Address: E11986 Steinke Rd. Baraboo, WI 53913
Cell: 608-434-5413
Fax: 608-356-5410
Email: mattb@premierinsurancesolutions.com


premier-web-15Renee Schaal resides in Burlington with her husband, Brian, and their two children, Michael and Ashley.  Renee has been working in crop insurance for 9 years.  Her knowledge of agriculture is instrumental in providing insurance services to each farmer’s needs.  She has studied agribusiness and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2002.  In 2011, Renee and her husband were awarded Wisconsin’s Outstanding Young Farmer Award on their dairy farm operation.  They also went on to become one of the top four national winners during the U.S. Jaycees Awards Congress.

Phone: 262-534-5255
Addess: 1800 McKee Rd., Burlington, WI 53105
Cell: 262-210-1077
Fax: 262-534-5277
Email: reneeS@premierinsurancesolutions.com


premier-web-4John Ranum and his wife Karen live near Mt. Horeb on the family farm homestead which was founded in 1887. This is where they raised their children, Lori and Jonathan. John began in crop insurance in 1981 and over the next 29 years has been involved in all aspects of the program. In 2010, after retiring as a crop insurance company employee, he joined Premier Insurance Solutions ready to meet their high standards of providing outstanding service to the farming community.

Cell: 608-445-1834
Office: 608-437-8192
Address: 1065 Hwy H Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
Fax: 608-437-8180
Email: johnr@premierinsurancesolutions.com


premier-web-7Sylvan Olson and his wife Jan live on their grain and dairy farm in rural Monticello.  He has been working in the crop insurance field since 1985.  Sylvan joined the Premier Insurance Solutions team in January 2012.  With over 36 years of experience working in the agriculture industry and actively farming, Sylvan’s goal is to provide his customers with the best service and knowledge in assisting insureds with their crop insurance.

Cell: 608-558-2944
Address: N5334 Hwy 69, Monticello, WI  53570
Fax: 608-325-9205
Email: sylvano@premierinsurancesolutions.com




premier-web-12Justin Ladwig lives in Campbellsport with his wife Catie and their three children Eli, Emma, and Ava. He started working part time with Premier Insurance Solutions in October of 2012 and full time in the Cascade office in January of 2013. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Justin worked on a farm in Waukesha County for 8 years during high school and college where he learned many aspects of farming. With all of his hard work on the farm, Justin has learned how difficult it can be to run a successful farming operation. Justin enjoys employing the new technologies and programs within crop insurance and provide those services to the farming community.

Phone: 920-528-8336
Toll Free: 1-866-528-8336
Cell: 414-202-6365
Address: N3590 County Rd S, Cascade, WI 53011
Email: justinl@premierinsurancesolutions.com


premier-web-11Bristol Shannon joined the Premier team in May 2013. She currently lives in Menomonie, WI with her husband Al who is an Agronomist at the local Cooperative. Prior to joining Premier, she worked in the crop insurance field for three years as an underwriter. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Wisconsin-River Falls where she studied Crop and Animal Science.

Cell: 715-220-5114
Address: 1304 Ballentine Rd., Menomonie, WI 54751
Email: Bristols@premierinsurancesolutions.com


premier-web-10Kate Lonze lives in Elkhorn with her husband Shane and, and their two sons Jacob and Lucas. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2008, and had been working in the Crop Insurance industry ever since. Kate has gained valuable knowledge of the agriculture industry working at her family’s local Feed Mill and Grain Elevator in Elkhorn most of her life.

Address: 1685 Weeks Rd, Elkhorn, WI 53121
Cell: 262-903-6493
Email: Katel@premierinsurancesolutions.com


premier-web-13Julie Kruschke  joined Premier Insurance Solutions in 2014. She lives in Plymouth, WI with her husband Mike and, and their two children Caitlin and Harrison.  Julie grew up in Sheboygan County and is the youngest of 15 children. While in high school, she would help her brother-in-law on his dairy farm. Julie is an underwriter in the Cascade office. She enjoys working with people and assisting them with their crop insurance needs.

Address: N3590 County Rd S Cascade, WI 53011
Fax: 920-528-8328
Office: 920-528-8336
Email: Juliek@premierinsurancesolutions.com 




MichelleMichelle Richardson joined the Premier Insurance Solutions team in 2017. She recently returned to her Sheboygan County roots, and resides in Plymouth, WI with her husband, Tim. Michelle’s background in Communications and Human Resources serves her well as an underwriter in the Cascade office. She enjoys learning about the many facets of crop insurance, and strives to provide each customer with superior service.

Address: N3590 County Rd S Cascade, WI 53011
Fax: 920-528-8328
Office: 920-528-8336