The Petersburg-Wrangell Insurance staff is made up of a mix of life-long Southeast Alaskans and not-so-recent transplants heralding from Juneau to Ketchikan and just about everywhere in between. We make it our goal to know you, your communities and the unique opportunities and challenges that remote living entails.
The combined efforts of all members of the agency are necessary to achieve this level of excellence. We will pursue a continual process of operational improvements in order to meet our performance objectives by doing the right thing right the first time.
As an independent insurance agency, our goal is to assist you in all your insurance needs. We will help you manage and plan for all your potential risks. As professionals, we assess your needs and offer you a variety of insurance products to choose from.
Service, whether it is in response to an insurance claim or general question, is the most important value we offer you.
We work hard to build a trusted relationship with our customers. We strive to make you feel both comfortable with and confident in our abilities by acting as your consultant. We want you to have the confidence in us that your parents may have had and that your children will have. We are an organization dedicated to our customers. We seek out the best companies that offer the appropriate coverages at a fair price.
Meet our Team
Veronica Maldonado – Personal Lines Agent
Veronica was born and raised in Southeast, Alaska. She spent her college years in Durango, Colorado and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Fort Lewis College. Veronica currently resides in her hometown of Southeast and spends her spare time fishing or enjoying the outdoors with her husband Alex and daughter Luci. She can also be found at the local high school coaching the cheerleading team or helping out with the middle school squad. Veronica began her job at Petersburg-Wrangell Insurance September 2013 and received her agent’s license in September.
Niccole Olsen- Builder, Nature Lover, Mom of Superheros
Niccole was born and raised in Southeast and after attending college in the Seattle Area she realized that Southeast was always meant to be home. Niccole knows her way around the miter saw and has built several pieces of furniture. In the warmer months she and her husband, and their sons Declan and Oskar, enjoy spending their free time outdoors fishing, hiking, and camping at their cabin. When the snow falls you can find the family snowshoeing and roasting s’mores to warm up. Niccole takes great pride in being a part of her small Southeast Alaskan town.
Dietra Wegener – Jeweler, Outdoor Enthusiast, Personal Lines Agent
Dietra has been a lifelong resident of Petersburg and while she could not imagine living anywhere else she enjoys getaways to warm exotic tropical islands. After running her own daycare for 7 yrs, her love of helping others moved into the Insurance world and in 2005 she joined the Petersburg Insurance team as a personal lines agent. Dietra and her husband Jeff both work and enjoy the outdoors as a family with her two grown, wonderfully Alaskan children Cody and Victoria. She enjoys commercial crabbing with her husband in the summer, finding unique hideaway camping spots, kayaking and berry picking as much as she can stuff in her bucket. Winter is time for making silver jewelry, sewing, painting, walking with friends and 2 adorable dogs.
Susan Erickson – Swimmer, skater and business owner
Susan is originally from Detroit, Michigan and attended Michigan State University. She began her insurance career working in her father’s insurance agency in Detroit. In 1986 she moved to Southeast and continued working in insurance. In 1998 she purchased P-W Insurance, Inc.
She is married to Jeff, a commercial fisherman and fished with him for several years. She “put her Xtratufs away” when their two sons, Skipper and Britton arrived. She is an outdoor enthusiast and loves all water sports. Community involvement includes work with the Boy Scouts, Chamber of Commerce, Viking Swim Club, Little League, public radio station and is active in her church.
Katie Eddy - Baker, Berry Picker & Mom
Katie started working for Petersburg-Wrangell Insurance in 2007 and began her journey in the insurance world. She graduated with honors from Vanguard University earning a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in English. While in college she focused her studies on the cultures of the Tlingit & Haida and took summer courses to learn about the Haida Language.
As a fourth generation Alaskan, Katie returned to Alaska where she answered an ad to become an insurance agent & hasn’t looked back. During her career, she has earned her CIC and is currently President of the Alaska Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers. Katie and her husband, a commercial fisherman, have two young boys, Hakon & Soren. She enjoys spending her free time playing with her boys and teaching them about wildlife, berries and plants in Southeast Alaska.
Sharon Wikan – Grandma, Baker & Traveler
Sharon was born & raised in Southeast. She began her insurance career in 1995 as the bookkeeper and became an insurance agent a couple years later. Sharon has semi-retired and now does the bookkeeping for the business. She has three adult children and 6 granddaughters and 1 grandson. She is involved in various business and non-profit activities within the community.