210 East 23rd Street
P.O. Box 587
Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: (402) 564-6144
FAX: (402) 562-9735



Bill Zumbrennen

Bill was born and raised in Southwestern WY.  He attended Mesa State College in Grand Jct. Co and graduated with a degree in Business Marketing.  Upon graduation he began his insurance career with Farmers Insurance where he owned and operated an agency for 11 years.  In 2004 he was promoted to a management position in Omaha where he managed a team of agents for the next 5 years.  In 2010 he became a regional manager for MetLife Auto and Home.  Bill is licensed in all lines of insurance.   In his free time Bill enjoys spending time with his wife, Dawn, and following his two sons, JJ and Connor in all of their activities. You can e-mail Bill at  






Ray Pilakowski

Ray graduated from Wayne State College in 1970 and has been involved in the insurance industry since then. Ray began his insurance career with the Travelers Insurance Group in Omaha, NE. While working for them, he graduated from their Claims Representative School and The Vale Technical Institute. Ray became an independent agent in 1973 in Columbus, NE. In 1984 he purchased the Nebraskaland Allied Agency. Ray and his agency joined UNICO Group of Columbus in October of 2000. The Pinnacle Agency purchased UNICO's Farmers Mutual book of business and Ray became a valued and experienced agent for The Pinnacle Agency on February 1st, 2005. Ray and his wife Michelene have two children, Jill and Joey. They are members of the St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus. Ray enjoys sports and spending time with his family and grandchildren. You can email Ray at:





Jane Sander

Jane has been in the insurance business for over 18 years. She is licensed in personal and commercial lines, as well as life and health insurance. She joined The Pinnacle Agency in July of 2007. Jane and her husband Layne have three grown children and one granddaughter. Jane enjoys golfing, gardening, and canning. Jane is active in her church and loves spending time with her family. You can email Jane at









Ahren Uhlig

Ahren is a native Nebraskan originally from the Callaway area. He was in the banking industry in Omaha before moving to Columbus in 2003 to start his own insurance agency. He excelled at growing his insurance agency and joined The Pinnacle Agency in May of 2009. He is licensed in all lines of insurance and has extensive knowledge of farm, crop and health insurance policies. Ahren’s wife, Jennifer is a native of Creston and they have a son Alex and daughter Maddie and reside in Columbus. Ahren spends most of his time coaching his children in their different sporting events, enjoys all outdoor activities and is an active member in the community. You can email Ahren at:








Jacob Jarecki

Jake was raised in the small town of Platte Center, near Columbus, Nebraska. His parents are Kevin and Ileana, and Jake has younger brother, Mark Jarecki. Jake started his career as a Teller at the Pinnacle Bank in Columbus, and joined The Pinnacle Agency in June of 2013. Jake is licensed in Property and Causality insurance and is attending college, studying to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Business.  In his free time, Jake enjoys camping, hunting, fishing and coaching a local high school football team. Jake is an Eagle Scout and is an active member in his community. You can email Jake at:







Sylvia Coffey

Sylvia Coffey was raised on her parents' farm between Humphrey and Creston. She started with The Pinnacle Agency in April 2012, as the Personal Lines Customer Service Representative. Sylvia is married to John Coffey. They have three grown children and farm southwest of Columbus with their oldest son. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and helping on the farm. Sylvia is a member or two quilt clubs, one being the Quilts of Valor in Shelby, NE and tutors English Second Language for adults. She is a member of Peace Lutheran Church where she is currently a member of the adult handbell choir and has served on several boards in the church. Hobbies include quilting, sewing for family, reading and computer scrapbooking. You can e-mail Syliva at: