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Dawn Bijou Janes-Bartley

Dawn Bijou Janes-Bartley

President - Insurance Guru, CRM, CIC

About Dawn

I love insurance. I can’t really explain it. I am deeply passionate about working with our clients to help them protect what they find valuable or important.
Buying insurance involves entering into a legal contract with an insurance company. When you pay your premiums, you expect certain claims to be covered. Insurance policies are complex and I enjoy working through policy language to help each client better understand their coverage. It is important to me that I understand what you want your insurance policy to do, not just what I think it should do.
I have earned my Certified Risk Management (CRM) designation and my Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. I also hold a Surplus Lines License.

I was born and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota, attended school in Wayzata and college at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Child Psychology, with a Certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling and Sign Language. My husband Chad and I live in Minnetrista, and enjoy seeing horses on our block and cows across the street.

We have four kids ages 4-14 that keep us young; Alex, Kyle, Anna and Kali. We are active in their activities; soccer, basketball, dance, gymnastics, scouting and church. I am a co-den leader with our Cub Scout Pack 297 and often volunteer for kids school functions, church events and Girl Scout activities. I also provide guardian and conservatorship care for my mother who is in a memory care facility. This experience has made me a strong advocate of Long Term Care Insurance solutions.

About Peg

I have been in the insurance industry since 2006. My career brought me to Minnesota Insurance Group in January of 2016. I am passionate about working on the independent side of the insurance industry. I feel I can truly help people by finding the exact insurance to meet their needs, and the education they need to understand their insurance. My favorite part of my job is helping people!

I am constantly challenged and strive to bring the most current and relevant insurance knowledge to each client. I am in the process of earning my Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation, which further helps me be a better advisor, resource and advocate to our clients.

In my spare time, I love to read and spend time outdoors, however, my main focus outside of work is my family and friends. I live in Belle Plaine, MN with my husband Dylan, our son James, and our rescue dog Mick, a Lab and Springer mix.

Peg Albrecht

Peg Albrecht

Senior Personal Lines Account Manager
Kristine Vohnoutka

Kristine Vohnoutka

Commercial Lines Account Manager

About Kristine

My career at Minnesota Insurance Group began in August of 2018. Prior to this position, I was in the hospitality industry.

One of my favorite things within my position is having the ability to problem solve each day. I believe the progressive change in the industry keeps my job interesting.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy watching hockey and football, duck and goose hunting, along with fishing. I live in Norwood Young America with my husband John, our 3 year old son Billy, our two dogs named Roscoe and Jewels and lastly, our two cats named Sunny and Raggs.

About Ashley

I joined Minnesota Insurance Group in August of 2017 after completing my Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and International Business along with a Professional Selling Specialization.

What I love about my position is having the ability to constantly learn about current and upcoming trends in the marketing industry.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time on the lake, watching the Minnesota Wild and Vikings, discovering new breweries and restaurants, volunteering at Gilda’s Clubhouse, and traveling to different countries. I currently live in NE Minneapolis.

Ashley Haus

Ashley Haus

Marketing & Communications
Pat Freiheit

Pat Freiheit


About Pat

Born and raised in the Minneapolis Metro area, I have been in the industry for over forty years. I started my career as a Customer Service Rep and grew to love helping my clients. Eventually, I attained my license in order to best help my clients make the important decisions when purchasing insurance. I have been with Minnesota Insurance Group since 2002.

In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, golfing and traveling with my husband Dennis. My two grown sons and grandson also live locally.  I give back to the community through my church by volunteering and teaching Sunday school. My family has been active in the lives of another family from Nairobi, Kenya since 2003.