Our Team

Our Hardworking Team is always there to assist you

Our Team Members

Meet our Professional Team

When you need insurance, it’s important that the agent who handles your case treats you like people (not a policy number) and uses their industry expertise.  Innovative Insurance Services, LLC will go out of its way to make sure what matters most is protected by using all available resources

 Innovative Insurance Services, LLC Agency  agents are not just knowledgeable about different types of policies; they also know how best protect individuals’ valued assets with personalized service.

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Scott Gaughran

President

Scott has a vocational degree in dairy herd management from Hutchingson Community College in addition to graduating Magna Cum Laude from St Thomas University with a degree in finance. He has been active in the financial services and insurance industry since 1989. Scott and his wife Char live on a hobby farm where they raise low line angus beef cattle and a few dogs. In his free time, Scott enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time at the cabin.

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Sara Quale

Vice President, Agency Operations

Sara graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in business management and has worked in the insurance industry since 2001. Sara lives in Chaska with her husband and 2 children. In her free time, Sara enjoys playing volleyball, golfing, traveling, reading, camping and watching her kids’ sporting events.

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Mitch Puppe

Sales Manager

Mitch joined Innovative Insurance Services in 2018 and has many years of experience providing industry knowledge and exceptional customer service. Mitch looks forward to working with you and showing how we can best protect what is important to you and your family with our vast selection of products and insurance carrier options. Away from the office Mitch enjoys fishing, golf, bowling, concerts and sporting events along with spending quality time with his wife, family and friends.

Office Number (952) 445-5767
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Karri Sanner

Commercial Lines CSR

Karri began her insurance career in 1987 and has worked in both Personal and Commercial Lines Insurance. In her free time she enjoys hunting, fishing, remodeling her house and traveling.







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Dan Williams

Commercial Lines Manager

Dan has been in the insurance industry since 1984. He specializes in commercial lines customer service and sales. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, reading and golfing.







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Andrew Glazebrook

Personal Lines CSR

Andrew joined Innovative Insurance Services in 2016 and specializes in personal lines insurance. In his spare time he enjoys running, hiking, golfing, and cooking.


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Mark Gaughran

Personal Lines CSR, Property Inspections

Mark has been in the insurance industry since 1993 and specializes in personal lines insurance. Mark lives with his wife, Vicky, in Prior Lake and in his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandkids. Office Number (952) 445-5767
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Jackie Peterson Riebe

Personal Lines CSR

Jackie began her insurance career in 2006 and her primary focus is on customer service. She lives in Hutchinson, MN with her children and in her free time she enjoys fishing, riding horses, biking, and reading.



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Kevin Ditlevson

Personal Lines CSR

Kevin has been the Insurance Industry since 1987 and specializes in personal lines sales and service. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, Vikings football, and spending time with his friends, family, and grandkids. SKOL!

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Susan Dedeker

Personal Lines

Sue has been in the insurance industry since 1985 and specializes in personal lines. In her free time, Sue loves to spend time with her husband, 2 daughters, son and 5 grandchildren. She also enjoys cooking, walking, reading, spending time with friends and traveling.

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Ashton Purcell

Personal Lines CSR

Ashton joined Innovative Insurance in 2020. A North Dakota native, she moved to Minnesota to be closer to her nieces and nephew. In her free time, she enjoys baking, watching her nephew’s baseball games and spending time with family and friends.
Office Mail: ashton@innovativeinsure.net

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Jane Rodning

Receptionist

Jane joined Innovative Insurance in 2022. In her spare time, you will find her with family and friends. She is an avid sports enthusiast for all Minnesota teams both college and professional. She also enjoys cooking, golfing, reading, and fishing.




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Mike Burke

Claims Manager

Mike has been in the insurance industry since 2009 specializing in personal lines sales and service. He lives in Shakopee and has been involved with both the youth and high school football programs for over a decade. In his free time, Mike enjoys fishing, camping in the Boundary Waters with his boys and football.

Office Number (952) 445-5767
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Tim Mc Lellan

Health and Employee Benefits Agent

Tim has worked in the health insurance and employee benefits field since 1998. He looks forward to assisting you with your health, dental, vision and Medicare benefits. Tim is a certified broker/agent for MNSure and Medicare plans. A veteran of the US Navy, in his spare time, he enjoys amateur wrestling, live theater, participating in charity work, and reading. Office Number (952) 445-5767
Fax Number (952) 445-2182

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Carmen Hatch

Bookkeeper

Carmen joined the Innovative Insurance team in 2019. After raising five children, Carmen returned to work full-time in 1999. In her spare-time she and her husband, Charlie, enjoy traveling and being with family and friends. She especially loves spoiling her grandchildren.

Office Number (952) 445-5767
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Timothy Bendel

Insurance Producer

Tim began his career in insurance as an agent with Farmers Insurance. In 2010, he started his independent agent career as an Agency Producer with Innovative Insurance. Previous to his insurance career, Tim owned and operated a small mortgage brokerage company, and was a board member and past president of the Minnesota Mortgage Association.

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