Mike grew up on a farm between Canby and Ivanhoe, where he spent a lot of time outside and was the lucky recipient of more than one trip to the emergency room! He went to Lincoln HI High School, then Southwest Minnesota State University where he met his wife, Becky. Ask him sometime how he got her to "fall" for him!
Becky and Mike have very little free time because they are always spending it watching their kids do all the things they love to do - basketball, volleyball, football, dance, track, band, school plays and more. The Panka family is also active in their church and Mike is currently on the parish finance council as well. He loves sports, so he does try to take the kids fishing or golfing when possible and he cheers for all the Minnesota sports teams whenever he can. Mike does not golf a lot, but he has a great collection of golf pants that he uses to help take the attention off his game!
Adam grew up on a farm north of Ivanhoe and graduated from Lincoln HI High School in Ivanhoe. He went to college at Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls. Adam and his wife, Haley, have two daughters; Taryn and Reese. As a family, they enjoy going to the zoo, Brookings Children's Museum and camping. He also enjoys bowling, golfing and following/attending Twins, Vikings, and Wild games.
Adam cares about our small communities. It has helped shape who he is today. He is a council member of the Ivanhoe City Council, and is the President of the Ivanhoe Community Club. He hopes to make a difference in Ivanhoe as this is HOME. The most important things in his life are his family and friends.
Vicky grew up on a farm between Ivanhoe and Canby, Minnesota until her family moved to Ivanhoe her freshman year of high school. She is a graduate of Lincoln HI in Ivanhoe. She graduated from Ridgewater College in Willmar with her degree in Cosmetology. Vicky started working with Panka Insurance Agency in 2011. She is licensed in all lines of insurance.
Vicky is married with two girls who keep them busy and on their toes. When she is not working, and has free time, Vicky enjoys cooking, fishing, catching a baseball game, family movie night and spending time with friends and family.
Erin grew up on her family farm outside of Porter, Minnesota. A graduate of Canby High School, she continued her education at Winona State University and then graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science in 2016.
In February 2020, Erin joined Panka Insurance Agency as the Account Manager in our Canby office, and is licensed in all lines of insurance.
Erin currently lives in Ivanhoe with her husband, Dallas, and son, Beau. She loves that she is working in the community where she grew up. Being part of a community is important to Erin and her family. When she isn't at work, she enjoys fishing, cooking, and camping with family and friends.
Teresa grew up in Tyler, Minnesota, graduating from Russell-Tyler High School, and Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota. Prior to joining Panka Insurance Agency, Teresa has spent the past 7 years with Development Services Inc. assisting home owners, business owners, and communities in general with grant writing and other community development. Building relationships with community members and assisting home and business owners has always been a priority and passion for Teresa. She is excited that she will be able to continue creating new relationships and assisting home and business owners in her newest venture with our agency.
In March 2020, Teresa joined Panka Insurance Agency as Director of Marketing and is a Licensed Producer in all lines of insurance.
In her spare time, Teresa enjoys spending time with her friends and family; playing games, fishing, and community theater (when time allows) - and most of all, creating fun memories with her grandchildren.
Jennifer grew up on a farm outside Ivanhoe, Minnesota. A graduate of Minneota High School, she continued her education at South Dakota State University, graduating with a B.S. in Business Economics in May of 2021. In July 2021, she became licensed in all lines of insurance and is a Licensed Account Manager at our Ivanhoe Office.
Jennifer currently lives with her husband, Alex, on a farm near Minneota. She is looking forward to working in the area where she grew up and looks forward to being involved in as many events or activities that she can within the community. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, playing games, and going to the lake.
In addition to being wife to Mike, and mom to four very active kids, Becky loves the outdoors and traveling. She hopes to visit all 50 states in her lifetime. Becky is also a member of a book club and enjoys reading in her free time. Becky grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She has been with Panka insurance Agency since 2017 on a part-time basis since she is a full-time elementary teacher!