Author - Mike Wilken

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Mike Wilken
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Mike Wilken is President and Agent of Beacon Insurance. He graduated from Class 20 of Leadership Kearney and Class 7 of Leadership Nebraska


Mike graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 2005. While attending school, he met his wife Kylie, a teacher at Holdrege Public Schools. They married in October 2009 and in January 2013 they were blessed with their son, Kyler.


Shortly after graduating from UNK, Mike was selected to join the Lincoln Police Department. After graduating from the Academy, Mike spent a few months as an officer before deciding that was not the career for him. He then became an independent insurance agent in Lincoln. In May of 2008, Mike and Kylie returned back to central Nebraska for greater opportunities. With Healthcare Reform coming into being; in 2013, Mike launched his own agency, Beacon Insurance.


Raised on a farm in southeast Nebraska, where there is one stoplight in the entire county and it is always red, Mike enjoys the small town feeling that Kearney provides.