Kevin Bakko


Kevin Bakko


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At work

At work

At work

Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

Being self-employed most of my life, I wanted to help other business owners and farmers protect and grow their businesses and prepare for a comfortable retirement. It also gives me peace of mind to help the young families see their dreams come true.

I serve members in…

western Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.

I can help you plan for life using a variety of tools, including…

life insurance, annuities, mutual funds and variable annuities.

I enjoy working with…

self-employed farmers, small-business owners and young families eager to start their careers.

I attended…

Minnesota State University Moorhead and North Dakota State College of Science.

I am very proud of…

the various awards I've earned throughout my career, including Century Club, President Club and Agent of the Year in my region.

Before Modern Woodmen, I…

owned my own kitchen cabinet business called Bakko's Cabinets. I also enjoyed playing music in a family country band for many years. I still enjoy music and woodworking as hobbies!

I chose Modern Woodmen because…

I love the fraternal spirit Modern Woodmen brings to my career. I know this organization has its members' and my clients' best interests at heart. I have peace of mind knowing that the promises I make through our life insurance and retirement plans will be kept!

The best part of my career is…

helping families and business owners grow their futures with the same commitment I would use for my own family and business.

A favorite moment in my career was when…

I was told by a future member, "We only work with people we trust, and that's why you're here." They now have been clients of mine for 25 years!


I started my career modeling after the Golden Rule: help people secure their futures as I would for my own family or business! It hasn't steered me wrong yet!

“My personal motto is, "Be good to others and they will return the favor!"”
At home

At home

At home

My life outside of work

My family includes…

my wife, Kris, my two daughters, Lindsay and Kelsey, and my son, Ryan.

In my free time, you can find me…

on the lake enjoying a sunset cruise on our pontoon, singing around an evening campfire with family and friends, or taking my grandkids fishing!

I’m passionate about…

sports. Especially my Minnesota Vikings football and Golden State Warriors basketball.

My greatest blessing is…

my family and our many friends!

My personal motto is…

"Be good to others and they will return the favor!"

My hidden talent is…

singing in four-part harmony.


I strive to be the best husband, dad, grandpa, brother and friend that I possibly can.

Community impact

In the community

In the community

My local community impact

I have lived in my community…

my entire life.

What I like best about my community is…

the Midwestern hard-work values and friendliness.

I’m a member of…

my professional organizations, my hometown church (of which I have served in numerous capacities), and my local chamber of commerce and Lions Club.

My favorite volunteer activities are…

working with our members to help a family or a child in need. It is more important than ever that our children see and learn the importance of helping others all throughout their lives. All that we give into the lives of others will come back into our own.

It’s very important to me to support my community. My favorite Modern Woodmen programs are:

our social activities that bring families together, and especially our Matching Fund programs to raise money for those in need.

My favorite memory from a fraternal event is…

a Christmas party when my kids were little. I played Christmas songs and was able to get everyone (kids and adults) to sing along. Then I gave out gifts as Santa Claus after our Christmas meal. Great time! Those kids will never forget that!

Current insights

Current insights

Are you ready to take a step towards a secure financial future? I can help.


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We can help you review your needs and plan for your financial future throughout life. (Learn more about Modern Woodmen's Planning for Life system and products.) Because Modern Woodmen is a fraternal financial services organization, we can also explore the benefits of being a member.

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