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Meet Our Professional Agents

Darrell Pulak- Owner/Agent

Darrell Pulak- Owner/Agent

Darrell grew up in Pillager and now lives in the Brainerd Lakes Area with his wife and three daughters. He obtained his insurance license in 1993 and started his own agency in 1999 which has now become Baxter Insurance Group. Darrell strives to provide the best possible service to his clients with his many years of knowledge and expertise. His motto is, “Your policy is only as good as your agent!”

Lori Guin- Agent

Lori Guin- Agent

Lori grew up in the Cuyuna lakes area and now lives in Brainerd with her husband Mike and daughter. She has been an agent here at Baxter Insurance Group for 13 years. Lori strives to give her clients the best service possible to meet their insurance needs. Building relationships, confidence and trust is her ultimate goal and of course she'll try to save you some money in the process!

Gene Mueller- Agent

Gene Mueller- Agent

Born and raised in Long Prairie, Gene was licensed for insurance in 1992. He enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his family wife Julie, three sons, daughter and grandchildren. Gene has a passion for helping others and has been on 3 mission trips to Costa Rica with his church. He loves his job and enjoys going to work everyday. He creates a positive work environment and likes to surround himself with positive people.

Kevin Pelto - Agent

Kevin Pelto - Agent

A lifelong resident of the Brainerd Lakes Area. Kevin has been in the insurance industry since 1999 and here as an agent at Baxter Insurance Group since 2012. One of the favorite parts of his job is the satisfaction he gets from helping clients when they really need answers. Give him a call. he'd love to help you!

Bob Thorkelson-Agent

Bob Thorkelson-Agent

Bob grew up in Granite falls. He moved to Brainerd in 2001 with his wife and 3 wonderful children. He's been an agent for over 10 years and started with Baxter Insurance Group in January 2014. Customer service and the right coverages for each client is his top priority! He appreciates all of his clients and thanks them for being a part of our BIG family!

Denise K. A. Simpson-Agent

Denise K. A. Simpson-Agent

Denise grew up in Minnetonka, graduating from Hopkins High and then obtaining a B.S. in business from UW-Stout.  She moved to Breezy Point in 2000 and became an insurance agent.  She's new to Baxter Insurance Group selling home, auto, umbrella, business, life, and long term care insurance.  She's involved with the Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point Lions, the Breezy Point Area Women's Club, the Ideal Green Market Food Coop, the STRIVE program and Reality Store at the Pequot Lakes High School and is an ambassador for the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce.  She strives to provide excellent customer service.  Need Insurance?  Denise can help!