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.


Branden McDonald

Agency Owner and Agent

Branden has been an Agency Manager since 2005 and specializes in business insurance and specialty insurance needs. A Hudson resident since 1977, Branden is a 1994 graduate of Hudson High School and a 1998 graduate of the University of WI – LaCrosse. Branden along with his wife Beth currently run the Hudson Ski Club and are involved in many other community organizations.

Our commitment to you is that we will provide the best possible service and will be here for you when you need us.  My team has over 100 years of combined insurance experience which means you can trust that your best interests are being considered at all times.

July 25th, 2017 by McDonald Insurance Agency

Steve McDonald


Steve retired from American Family Insurance after 37 years of serving the Hudson area as a trusted Agent. Steve is now part time at the McDonald Insurance Agency. Over the years Steve has been involved in the community in many ways including Jaycees, Hudson Ski Club, Pepper Fest Good Neighbor and much more. Steve currently resides in North Hudson with his wife Rita.

July 25th, 2017 by McDonald Insurance Agency

Beth McDonald

Agent and Office Manager

Beth is one of our Personal Lines Account Managers. She has been with the Agency since 2007. Beth graduated from Hudson High School in 1994 and the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse in 1998. A life long Hudson resident she is currently running The Hudson Ski Club and is involved in Houlton HPA and other community organizations. Give Beth a call today for your Home and Auto needs.

July 25th, 2017 by McDonald Insurance Agency

Amber Rykal

Commercial Lines Agent / CSR

Amber has over 13 years of commercial and personal lines insurance experience with both captive and independent Agencies. Amber is one of our Commercial Lines Specialists at McDonald Insurance Agency and specializes in finding the right solutions for your business, whether big or small. Out side of work, Amber enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband Chris and her dogs. With a broad background including insuring everything from Manufacturing to Contractors to Breweries, Amber will make sure you not only have the right coverage but also the value to go along with it.

July 25th, 2017 by McDonald Insurance Agency

Darcy Johnson-Otto

Commercial Lines CSR

Darcy has over 20 years of Insurance Agency experience in both captive and independent agencies. Darcy is a Commercial Lines Account Manager and can help you with all of your commercial insurance needs. Darcy is a long time resident of the East Metro and has been with the McDonald Insurance Agency since 2010. Please give Darcy a call today to discuss your Business insurance needs.

July 25th, 2017 by McDonald Insurance Agency

Lisa Luedtke

Agent / Personal Lines Customer Service

Lisa has been working in insurance in Hudson for 9 years and she has been with the McDonald Agency since 2015. She is one of our Personal Lines Account Managers and is a key part of our staff. Lisa currently resides here in Hudson. Please give Lisa a call today for your Personal Lines insurance needs!

July 25th, 2017 by McDonald Insurance Agency
July 25th, 2017 by McDonald Insurance Agency