Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Russell Brandl

Russell Brandl

Owner

Brandl Insurance Agency was started in 1967 by my father Harold in a small one room office on the family farm. I took this business over in 1988 with a goal to build long lasting relationships with my clients based on trust and personal service. My business has grown but my goal has not, and the foundation upon which the agency was built remains the same.

Lisa Shimek

Lisa Shimek

Agent

Lisa was born and raised in Two Rivers Wisconsin and has been in the insurance industry since 2003. She enjoys working with and helping people with something as important as insurance, especially in the rural community.

Melanie Scherer

Melanie Scherer

Agent

Born and raised in Manitowoc, Melanie’s love of the lakeshore brought her back to Manitowoc after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science degree and a major in Communications. She has been a licensed insurance agent since 2008 and has been with Brandl Insurance Agency since March of 2015. Melanie is proud to represent an agency that has been family owned and operated for over 50 years and has maintained its unique reputation of exceptional customer care.

Nicholas Muench

Nicholas Muench

Agent

Nicholas Muench has been a part of the Brandl Insuance agency since 2012, apart from a brief two year absense while completing a tour of duty in Afghanistan. He began working for the agency after completing two tours of duty in Iraq, while serving as an instructor of Islamic culture, basic infantry skills and hand to hand combat between deployments. Nick is a local man who graduated in 2000 from Valders High School, UW Manitowoc in 2003 and Lawrence University in 2006 with a degree in history focused on economics. Nick truly loves his job and could not see himself working in any other industry.

Heidi Krepline

Heidi Krepline

Agent

Heidi has been in the insurance business since 2001, joining the Brandl agency in 2013. She is licensed in property and casualty along with life and health. Outside of the insurance office Heidi enjoys the outdoors. She, her two children, and her significant other Pete enjoy spending time fishing, hunting and taking care of animals on their hobby farm.