Get to know the agents at MG Insurance

We are always ready to talk to you about any insurance concerns you have…  How can we help protect your family, farm, or business? From new teen drivers in the house to spending summers at your lake home, or starting your dream business…Let’s talk about what is happening in your life and how we can protect it.

Christian Ochsendorf

With a background in Special Education, Christian spent 15 years working in public schools with special needs kids. Later, he pursued a career in the insurance industry, working for the Silveus Insurance Group and specializing in crop insurance. Christian purchased MG Insurance Agency from Michael Gauquie in 2018. Christian and his wife Laura have lived in the Willmar area for over 12 years, and have 3 boys who are busy in sports. Christian & Laura also own the Dunn Brothers Coffee in Willmar. Through their businesses, the Ochsendorf’s are proud to give back to the local schools, churches, non-profit organizations, and sports teams.  When Christian is not chasing his kids around or running his insurance and coffee shop businesses, he enjoys recreational sports like hunting and fishing.

Christian is licensed in Property and Casualty, Life, Health, Accident, Farm, Liability, and Crop Insurance.

You can reach him at or 320-235-9394.


Michael Gauquie

Michael started his career in the insurance business with Farm Bureau in 1978. He worked for Farm Bureau for about 4 years when an opportunity arose to work for an independent agency. After he got a taste of how an independent agency worked, he knew he wanted to start his own agency. In 1988, Michael started MG Insurance. He has since sold MG Insurance to Christian Ochsendorf, but continues to work at MG Insurance as an agent. With decades of experience and expertise in farm insurance, Michael is able to exceed customer needs. In his free time, he enjoys playing cards with friends and an occasional fishing trip.

Michael is licensed in Property and Casualty, Life, Health, Accident, Farm, and Liability Insurance.

Michael can be reached at or 320-235-9394.


Shana Shuck

Shana has worked in the insurance industry for eleven years, with eight years being with Tengwall Agency, formerly of Willmar. Shana is “born and raised” in the New London-Spicer area and owned a nail and hair salon prior to her insurance career. She enjoys spending summer weekends with her family and friends boating on Green Lake or riding motorcycle. Shana also enjoys feeding and watching her backyard friends – the birds, bunnies, and squirrels. Shana has two adult sons and a teenage daughter and currently resides in Spicer, MN.

Shana is licensed in Accident, Life, Property & Casualty insurance.

You can reach Shana at or 320-235-9394.


Robert Jepma

Rob is originally from the small town of Hancock, Minnesota but has lived in Montevideo with his wife Darla for the past 35 years.  With an education in Restaurant Management and Chef Training,  Rob and Darla have owned three different Bar & Grills in Hancock, Dawson, and Boyd, Minnesota.  Rob has four adult children and five grandkids. He also loves being involved with community events and has helped with Hancock’s Fourth of July Celebration, Dawson’s Riverfest, Boyd’s Goodtime Days, and Montevideo’s Fiesta Days. As the newest agent with MG Insurance, Robert will be serving the Willmar and Montevideo communities. You may also see him bartending or cooking around the area!  Robert’s motto is “Have fun at work, It makes life easier!”

Rob is licensed in Accident, Life, Health, and Property & Casualty insurance.

You can reach Rob at 320-235-9394.


Alison Thiel

Alison is an Administrative Assistant & Agent at MG Insurance. She over 15 years of customer service experience and previously worked as a Human Resource Supervisor at JCPenney and a Social Service Case Worker at the Salvation Army. Alison has been with MG Insurance Agency for over 3 years but started with filing and answering the phones. She has recently earned her Property & Casualty license and is now an agent! Alison and her husband raised their family in Raymond, MN and have lived in the same home for 20 years! She loves working outside in the yard and in her flower beds. Alison says, “What’s most important in my life is my Faith. I enjoy helping people and bringing joy to their day. I also love spending time with my family and my four grandkids!”

Alison is licensed in Property & Casualty.

You can reach Allison at or 320-235-9394.


Want to join our team?

We are actively seeking more customer service-oriented individuals, especially bilingual insurance agents.

Contact Us

MG Insurance Inc
333 5th St SW
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: (320) 235-9394


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