About Us

about us

Meet Our Staff

our TEAM

Insurance business experts

Established in 1961, Nickerson Insurance Services, Inc. is a multi-line Insurance Agency, providing personalized insurance coverage for you, your family and your business in California and other States.

Nickerson Insurance is independently owned and offers a wide range of products. Our Goal is to provide you with an insurance program that is broad in coverage, competitive in price and properly protecting your assets.

Our philosophy of placing the clients interest ahead of all others is what keeps our clients renewing year after year. We achieve this by returning phone calls right away, providing certificates of insurance in a timely manner and responding immediately to claims.

Nickerson Insurance has been voted both Best and Favorite Insurance Agency of the South Bay over the past three years. We are a Trusted Choice Agent and members of the Independent Insurance Agents of the South Bay.



CPCU, AAI, CPIW, President

Phone: (310) 326-6335 ext. 2133
Fax: 310-326-5416



Sarah has been at Nickerson Insurance since 1970. She is an Account Manager to large Commercial account risks. Her favorite part of the job is working with clients to meet their insurance needs.

Silvia Gomez

Executive Vice President, Commercial Lines Manager

Phone: (310) 326-6335 ext 2147
Fax: 310-326-5416



Silvia has been with Nickerson Insurance since 1986. She takes pride in the personalized service that she provides to each of her clients. Her talent at placing the Business Insurance for her clients at a fair and reasonable price keeps them coming back year after year.

Army Reyes

Vice President, Operations Manager

Phone: (310) 326-6333 Ext 2154
Fax: 310-326-5416



Army joined Nickerson Insurance in 2000. She quickly found out that working in customer service was rewarding and exactly what she wanted to do. She enjoys every facet of customer service, including answering questions, resolving customer concerns, and providing each one of our clients unequalled service with a smile. Army speaks fluent Spanish.

Bobbie Thomas

Vice President

Phone: 310-326-6335 Ext 2195
Fax: 310-326-5416



Bobbie began her insurance career in 1975. Bobbie started with Nickerson Insurance in 1987 as Robert Takata’s Executive Assistant. She takes pride in being able to provide clients with the best possible insurance products for their type of operations. Bobbie feels that understanding the client’s business and becoming a part of their team is key, so that she can provide the proper guidance in obtaining the best coverage to protect their assets. She excels in providing prompt and efficient customer service.

Laura L. Baron

CIC, Vice President

Phone: 310-326-6335 ext. 2151
Fax: 310-326-5416



Laura began her insurance career in 1989 in the financial district of New York, NY in Construction Risks. This eventually lead to her relocation to Southern California. She is a CA Licensed Property & Casualty Agent since 1998 and a Certified Insurance Counselor since 2004. She brings many years of technical expertise as a Commercial Lines Account Manager with all lines of insurance. She enjoys having a sense of purpose providing solution oriented customer service to her clients and the delivery of customized products to her client team. She enjoys her many nieces and nephews, MLB baseball, and especially watching games at Dodgers Stadium and Fenway Park.

Personal Lines Staff

Jodi Blacques

Personal Lines CSR

Phone: 310-326-6335 Ext 2194
Fax: 310-326-0376



Jodi has been working in the insurance business since 1994 and obtained her Property and Casualty License in 1997. She has experience writing many different lines of business including auto insurance, homeowners insurance, renters insurance, dwelling-fire insurance, motorcycle, boat, and umbrella insurance.

Avery Goldberg

Personal Lines CSR

Phone: (310) 326-6335 ext. 2130
Fax: 310-326-0376



Avery is a transplant from the East Coast Tri- State area where she was previously in the fashion industry. She’s been a CA Licensed Property and Casualty Agent since 2014. She strives to provide excellent customer service and review client’s policies to make sure they have the appropriate coverages they may need. In her spare time, she’s a champion for animal rights and supports numerous animal rescues.

Kristine Boteilho CPCU

Personal Lines CSR

Phone: 310-326-6335 Ext. 2148
Fax: 310-326-0376



Kristine joined Nickerson in 2021 after spending 31 years on the company side. She found that the agency side allows her to follow her natural instincts of caring for people. She loves the family atmosphere here and sees the customers as an extension of that family. You are the reason for our success and it is my goal to always provide you with outstanding service that provides risk protection and supports your financial future.

Stephanie Ramirez

Personal Lines CSR

Phone: 310-326-6335 Ext. 2121
Fax: 310-326-0376


Stephanie has over 10 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry. She enjoys being in customer service and is most satisfied with receiving gratitude from her clients when she is able to find them the best coverage at the best price! In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and being with her family. Stephanie speaks Spanish fluently and is ready to assist you.

Erica Herrera

Personal Lines CSR

Phone: 310-326-6333 Ext. 2145
Fax: 310-326-0376


Erica began her insurance career in 2005, obtained her Insurance license in 2008.
With 17 years of insurance experience and her dedication to providing clients with the protection they need, she is welcomed and a great addition to our Team.
In Erica’s spare time she loves spending time with her husband and their two beautiful girls.
Erica speaks fluent Spanish.

Mayra DeLaCruz

Personal Lines Assistant

Phone: 310-326-6335 Ext. 2131
Fax: 310-326-0376


Prior to joining Nickerson Insurance, Mayra worked as a Paralegal for a law firm in the Southeast Los Angeles community, concentrating on family and civil matters. This experience brings along care and attention to detail at Nickerson. Here she assists with billing, invoicing, and other administrative projects. Mayra is an avid reader, enjoys exercising, vintage movies, and traveling to see her favorite bands.
Mayra speaks fluent Spanish.

Commercial Lines Staff

Leo Largoza

Associate Producer

Phone: 310-809-0744

Fax:  310-326-9304



Leo Largoza has over 25 years experience in business development, risk management and minimizing operation cost.
He joined Nickerson Insurance in 1995 to help provide his clients with solutions beyond the scope of risk management
His passion to put his client’s interest first and strong relationships keeps his clients renewing year after year.
In his free time, Leo enjoyes spending time with his family and taking brisk walks with his dogs Coco and DD.

Resina Castaneda

Commercial Lines CSR/Team Leader

Phone: 310-326-6335 Ext 2139
Fax:  310-326-9304



After working in the South Bay Area Insurance Industry since 2005 she joined Nickerson in 2021. She prides herself on providing a variety of products and services that can help protect your business and it is her goal to work closely with clients and really get to know each unique business so that she can offer the best solutions. Resina believes in putting clients first! Which makes clients eager to refer their friends and Family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her sons and her Yorkie, Dallas.

Wendy Blake

Commercial Lines CSR

Phone: 310-326-6335 Ext 2166
Fax:  310-326-9304


Wendy was born and raised in SoCal.She started in the Insurance Industry in 1989 and joined Nickerson in 2021. She likes helping people understand what coverage they need to make sure they are adequately insured. Wendy states “The best part of the position is the relationships you build with your clients” She has thirty years’ experience in all lines of insurance. She finds it interesting because there are always changes in the industry, and every client’s situation is unique, so she never runs out of challenges.In her personal life, she’s a tree-hugger, star-gazer, and loves animals. Her hobbies include puzzles, museums, and watches The Voice, MMA and Boxing with her family.

Rebekah Van Maanen

Commercial Lines CSR

Phone 310-326-6333 Ext 2126
Fax: 310-326-9304


A Long Beach Native, Rebekah began her insurance career in 1994. Being both a Commercial Underwriter at company level and a Commercial Account Manager at the agency level she has been able to provide superb service and insight into clients’ needs. With nearly 30 years in the Industry Rebekah is an asset to both the staff and her clients. In her free time, she enjoys highlighting as an Artist.

Beth Allen

AIC, AMIM, IIA Commercial Lines Marketing Rep

Phone: 310-326-6333 Ext. 2145
Fax:  310-326-9304


Beth Allen has been in the insurance industry for over 34 years . She joined Nickerson in 2002 and currently manages our Marketing Department shopping Large Renewals and New Business. Her expertise in the business helps her negotiate best terms and premiums for our clients.

Denise-Marie Puckett

Commercial Lines Billing/Certificates

Phone: 310-326-6335 Ext 2199
Fax:  310-326-9304


Denise began her insurance career at Nickerson Insurance in 2002. Her talents as a customer service representative is in providing competitive pricing, prompt Certificates of Insurance, and problem solving in billing and/or claims, are just some of the reasons our customers enjoy doing business with Nickerson Insurance. When not at work, she loves to spend time with her husband and son.

Mary Freeman

Commercial Lines Assistant

Phone: 310-326-6335 Ext 2138
Fax:  310-326-9304


Mary is a native of Southern California. Mary first received her Property & Casualty Insurance License in 1985. In 2010, Mary joined the team here at Nickerson Insurance, in the Commercial Lines Department. Her hobbies include Genealogy research and her artwork.

Virginia Lundy

Commercial Lines Assistant

Phone: (310) 326-6333 Ext 2129
Fax:  310-326-9304


Virginia began her insurance career with Kemper Insurance Company in 1975 and moved to the agency/broker side in 1979. Virginia joined Nickerson in 2019 as support staff for the Commercial Lines department and brings years of experience, after working with the diverse world of risk management clients. But, service is of the utmost importance, regardless of the size of the client. She loves gardening, animal rescue and sports-particularly baseball and the L.A. Dodgers


Angel Romero


Phone: (310) 326-6333


Angel was new to the Insurance Industry when she joined Nickerson Insurance in 2006.
Her personal attention in greeting our clients with a friendly smile and quick service
gives great value. Her goal is to make our clients feel at home. In her free time she enjoys
cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Spanish Speaking-Se habla español

Melanie Longoria


Phone: (310) 326-6335 ext. 251


Melanie joined Nickerson in 2011. As our General Office Manager, she is a great support with daily office Administration and Management. Her genuine care and motivation for our staff is what makes us a successful agency. In her free time she enjoys traveling with her family and volunteering at her local church.

Why Nickerson Insurance Services, Inc?

All of our highly-trained and personable employees are dedicated to helping all of our clients. We provide superior customer service and insurance services. Take a look at the stories of some of our great agents at Nickerson Insurance.

Nickerson Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products and services. In addition we offer you risk management solutions that go way beyond insurance with membership to our Biz Assure Network & GotSafety.com.

Here are some of the many services already enjoyed by our clients: Free Unlimited Consulting, Handbook Review, Human Resources, Labor Law, Workers Compensation Claims Management.

We do offer our customer’s enrollment to GotSafety.com – our Safety Partner Program. GotSafety.com can provide you with a comprehensive education and support to help improve your OSHA compliance so you can succeed, thrive, and have a safer work environment.

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