Carmen has been an agent with PVI
since 2011. She earned her Personal and Casualty Insurance
License in 2006, after only four months working in the
industry! (Just a little hint about how Carmen achieves
her goals.) Although Carmen has a good working knowledge
of Commercial Insurance, she specializes in Personal
Lines, which includes: Homeowners, Auto, Classic Auto,
RV, Boat and Personal Umbrella. In other words, a little
something for everyone!
When talking with Carmen, one of
the first things you notice is her passion for relationships.
In fact, her favorite part of her job is being able
to create lasting relationships with her customers.
She accomplishes this is by, first, always taking the
time to truly listen to her customers, and then doing
her best to fulfill their needs. In the process, she
goes to great lengths to explain, in detail, insurance
issues that initially can seem quite complex. In return,
she has earned a high level of respect and trust from
her PVI customers, and they are quick to praise her
strong work ethic
Carmen also values the relationships that
have been created and nurtured with each of her fellow
PVI team members. She loves the camaraderie that is
engendered by everyone working together to go above
and beyond to serve PVI customers and support our community!
Not only is there tremendous respect for each other
professionally, but they truly are like a family!
Carmen also enjoys the relationships
she has built over the years working with her peers
in the insurance industry. She loves that she has continued
to work with many of the same insurance reps from the
beginning, but she also enjoys getting to know the new
Of course, Carmen's favorite relationships
are the ones she has with her family! She and her husband,
Angel, have been together since 2003 and have two children.
Carmen enthusiastically embraces her role of mother
to their 10-year-old daughter, Gracie, and 3-year-old
son, Andrew. As she puts it, "They keep me on my
toes daily, but I love it!"
In addition to her personal and professional
relationships, Carmen's other passions include reading,
cooking and hosting family and friends game nights.
Sports also make the list with baseball and football
scoring at the top.
Carmen has a life-long relationship with
Valley Center, since she was born, raised and continues
to live here. Her father came to Valley Center from
Mexico in 1976, and has lived here ever since. She loves
that her dad is so well known and respected in the community,
but is still surprised by the number of people who come
in the PVI office, see her name and ask if she is Nacho
Barrera's daughter. As she says, "My dad is a hard-working
man, and I am proud to be his daughter." As a child,
one of her favorite family traditions was going to the
Annual Halloween Carnival with her parents, and she
loves being able to continue that tradition with her
Carmen's favorite thing about Valley
Center? She loves the close-knit relationship of the
community, of course! As she says, "I feel like
everybody knows each other." Based on the wonderful
feedback PVI receives on Carmen from members of the
community, it's obvious they are happy to know her!
If you haven't yet had the pleasure, give her a call