About Us

We offer specialized insurance programs for Michigan citizens and business owners. Your professional coverage needs are very unique, and we realize how much you care about what you do.

We have been serving the special insurance policy needs of many clients for many years and encourage you to call 231-652-1636, complete the Contact Form, or click on an agent’s photo to send them an email directly.

Our Team:

Newaygo-DanJohnson1Dan Johnson

Agency Owner, Principal
Dan graduated from Cornerstone University with a degree in Business Administration. He joined the agency as a partner in 2006 and completed the final purchase of the agency in 2013. Dan obtained his Life & Health Insurance License as well as Property & Casualty Insurance License.


Newaygo-MichelleFreeland1Michelle Freeland, CISR

Sr. Account Manager, Personal Lines

Michelle joined NIA in late 2011. She graduated from Cedar Springs High School and has obtained her license with the State of Michigan for Property & Casualty Insurance. Recently, Michelle earned her CISR designation from the state of Michigan. Michelle is married and lives with her husband on a beef farm south of Newaygo.


Newaygo-TeresaSteenhagen1Teresa Steenhagen, CISR

Sr. Account Manager, Farm/Commercial

Teresa came to Newaygo Insurance Agency in early 2010. She has over 20 years of insurance experience and not only has an insurance license through the state of Michigan but has also earned the CISR designation.


Newaygo-MarcyJohnson1Marcy Johnson

Office Manager, Bookkeeper

Marcy graduated from Cornerstone University with a BA in Business Administration. She has been a part of NIA since 2009 and is licensed with the State of Michigan for Property and Casualty Insurance.


Newaygo-KristaEscalante1Krista Escalante

Account Manager, Farm/Commercial

Krista joined NIA in January of 2015. She had spent the past 6 years in the banking industry where she honed in her skills in customer service. Krista graduated from Newaygo High School and resides in Newaygo with her husband and their three children. She has recently taken the State of Michigan Insurance Licensing Course and then passed the State exam to become a licensed insurance agent.


Newaygo-ValerieCumingsValerie Cumings

Insurance Office Assistant

Valerie joined our team in the Fall of 2015. Valerie brings her experience from many years in the banking sector. She graduated from Holton High School and is very active in her church.


Newaygo-LaurieOtterenLaurie Otteren

Life, Health & Medicare

Laurie is the newest member of the NIA Team. She joined the agency in the Spring of 2016. Laurie comes to the agency with extensive experience in the Life and Health arena. She is licensed with the State of Michigan for Life and Health. Laurie will oversee the Life, Health and Medicare portion of the agency’s business. She is married and lives with her husband and children in Newaygo.


Victoria _RSVictoria Ayers

Account Tech, Farm/Commercial

Victoria joined NIA in early 2017 and works in the administration of our agency’s many Farm and Commercial Accounts. She graduated from Newaygo High School. Victoria still lives in Newaygo with her husband and two boys.