About Us

Founded: 2006
Owner: Dan and Dawn Miller

Montana’s Rural Insurance Experts

Dan & Dawn Miller began Montana Ranch Insurance in 2006, taking over the Fort Benton location of what was previously L.V. Jackson Agency, and then buying out the L.V. Jackson Agency in Belt in 2013; growing and expanding both offices in the region and across the state. Dan began his insurance career as an agent in 1999, working directly for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, and then as an agent for L.V. Jackson Agency in Fort Benton beginning in 2002. Montana Ranch Insurance agents and employees have vast knowledge of all insurance lines, and a total of 52 years of experience in insurance among the current staff.

Dan Miller


Dan is a Montana native who grew up and attended school in Belgrade, and worked on the family ranch in Ennis. Dan graduated from MSU, and along with his wife, Dawn, moved to the Great Falls area in 1987. Dan has been a licensed insurance agent since 1999, specializing in Farm and Ranch, Crop, Commercial, and Home and Auto insurance. Dan splits his time between both offices, in Belt and Fort Benton, ensuring customers from all over are receiving the services they need. Dan and Dawn have lived in Belt since 1999, and currently ranch south of Belt. They have two daughters, Kaylee and Megan, and enjoy spending time with family fly-fishing, hunting, and working around the ranch and riding horses.

Belt Office

Jackie Newman

Customer Service Specialist

In 2011, Jackie and her family moved from Omaha, Nebraska to Belt, Montana. Jackie quickly became involved in the community by becoming a substitute teacher in Belt public schools, then signing on as head varsity cheer coach. Jackie and her husband's oldest daughter, Ellisa, lives in Omaha with her husband Michael and three beautiful kiddos. Ethan, their oldest son, resides in Missoula where he attends U of M. Isabelle, their youngest daughter, attends Arizona State University. AJ, their youngest son, is a junior in high school. Jackie serves as director of a local competitive dance studio, is a member of the Belt pool board, is an active real estate agent, and is excited to add Montana Ranch Insurance to her resume!

Fort Benton Office

Pam (Wishman) Mann


Pam is a Montana native who grew up and attended school in Geraldine, where the family farmed east of town. Pam has been a licensed insurance agent since 1996, and currently works in the Fort Benton Office. She is also the owner of Chouteau County Abstract Co, a local title insurance company. Pam has expertise in all lines of insurance, including Crop insurance, Farm and Ranch, and Home and Auto. Pam has two sons, Logan and Landon Taylor, and is married to Jason Mann. She enjoys family time, and especially spending time at the family cabin in Shonkin, fishing, hunting, and camping in the outdoors.

Life and Health Expert

William (Billy) Pierce

Agent/Owner of Pierce Family Insurance, LLC

Billy is a Montana native, who grew up and attended school in Big Sandy. Billy has been a licensed agent since 2011, and owns and operates Pierce Family Insurance, LLC, in Great Falls.  Montana Ranch Insurance works closely with Billy, who has chosen to specialize and focus in Life, Long Term Care, Annuities, and Estate Planning.  He also has experience in health insurance and workplace benefits. Billy represents some of the strongest insurance carriers in the U.S. market that can help protect you, your family, or your business, and we have Billy handle all of our Life and Health lines of business to best serve each customer’s needs.