Pinnacle Insurance Agency


“Real people helping protect you”

We’re a local team of professionals here to help


About Troy Thompson

Troy Thompson is in charge of Biz Development at Pinnacle Insurance. He loves helping others and seeing them improve and grow. That includes his teammates at Pinnacle, his clients, and his referral partners. He is a huge Dave Ramsey fan and has had the honor of being the ELP (Endorsed Local Provider) for Dave in Minnesota since 2010.

Troy loves spending time with his beautiful wife Sarah, as well as their 2 spirited children Taytum and Tye. One of Troy’s additional loves is football. He bleeds purple and can be found either at the game or glued to his TV when the Vikings play. He’s a bit sadistic as he seems to become a more ardent fan with every heart breaking defeat.


About Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson is the Chief of Operations at Pinnacle. Sarah started with Pinnacle Insurance in the Fall of 2015. She has a Bachelor’s in Human Resources and a P & C license. She is married to the tenacious Troy and has 2 children, Taytum and Tye.

Sarah’s hobbies include chasing her kids, baking cupcakes, and pancakes. She’s also an avid weight lifter so she can enjoy eating the cupcakes and keep up with chasing her kids. Sarah has also been known to dabble in a little karaoke herself.


About Al Ancheta

Al Ancheta is Licensed Agent and Producer at Pinnacle. Al has been an insurance agent since 1986. His extensive experience in the business is beneficial in his ability to represent his clients effectively.

He is a member of the Cedar-East Bethel Lions Club, and is a founding member of the Northwest Suburban Chapter of Business Network International (BNI), the only $4 million Dollar Chapter in MN. His hobbies include golf, fishing, yoga and he also does a mean karaoke rendition of Louis Armstrong singing "It's a Wonderful World." Al resides in Andover.


About Dan Batcha

Dan Batcha has been in the insurance business since 2011 and focuses on new business. A big sports fan, Dan loves watching the Twins, Wild, Wolves and especially the Vikings!  Dan likes to spend his free time outside hanging with his black lab Millie!  Whether its rollerblading or ice skating, Dan stays active and looks forward to bringing his positive energy into the office working with you and your insurance!


About Chris Kohler

Chris Kohler is the Agency Manager at Pinnacle. Chris started in the insurance industry in 1999, licensed in P & C, Life, and Health insurance. With over 16 years of insurance experience her knowledge is invaluable and she thrives on building relationships with each client. Chris is engaged to the life of the party, Kevin.

She also has 2 young adult children and a dog named Brandi. Chris and Kevin love showing their classic cars at a variety of car shows throughout the year. They love boating, fishing, and spending time with family and friends at the cabin. Chris loves interior decorating, gardening, photography, and of course, talking all about street rods and hot rods.


About Bree Dagel

Bree Dagel is a Licensed Agent and Account Manager at Pinnacle. Bree has worked with Pinnacle since June of 2015. She is always smiling and carries an upbeat, bubbly personality wherever she goes.

Bree is the source of fun in our office as we can always count on her to make us smile! She is married with 2 kids (3 if you count her husband Mark). She enjoys spending evenings at her kids’ track meets or soccer and baseball games. As a family, they love to go to the cabin in Wisconsin any chance they get.


About Elli Ridley

Elli Ridley is a Licensed Agent and Account Manager at Pinnacle. She has been in insurance since 2009 mainly in Personal but has some experience in Commercial and looking to grow. When asked about her hobbies she said: “Ohhh there are soooo many!” She enjoys spending time with her family including her husband and two boys. Camping, Fishing, going to her son’s horse competitions, hunting, going to car races, baking & gardening are some of the many things she enjoys.


About Lea Lindhe

Lea Lindhe is our amazing Client Coordinator and usually the first person our customers get to interact with. She came to Pinnacle from the customer service world. She’s passionate about helping out our clients and making sure that they have everything that will benefit them. Her goal is to make everyone’s life easier. Lea enjoys hanging out with family and friends. And LOVES going shopping.