are your neighbors so we truly understand your needs.
We are dedicated to providing you with unparalleled
policies and service. Meet our team!
Barni attended Illinois College
and graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science.
He has over 35 years of experience servicing insureds
throughout San Diego County. Barni has received
many awards for his dedication and outstanding
achievements in the insurance industry. He is
also a father of two and enjoys spending time
with his sons.
Brandon first began working
with his father at Pauma/Valley Insurance in 2007.
As a licensed insurance agent, Brandon now manages
the agency and writes all lines of insurance including
Business/Commercial Polices, Workers Compensation,
Homeowners, Auto, Life, Health, and More. Brandon earned
his Certified Insurance Counselors “CIC” designation
in August 2012 through The National Alliance for
Insurance Education & Research. He also completed
the Commercial Lines Producer Development Program
through The Hartford School of Insurance and obtained his
second professional designation, Commercial Lines
Coverage Specialist “CLCS” presented by The National
Underwriter Company in December 2012. Brandon
is an active member of Rotary and the American
Agents Alliance. He has served as an Ambassador
and Vice President for the Valley Center Chamber
of Commerce, and in January 2013 was elected President
of the Valley Center Chamber of Commerce. In his
spare time Brandon loves to snowboard and root
on his two favorite sports teams, the San Diego
Padres & Chargers!
Past President of the Valley Center Chamber of
Commerce, I will work hard to make a positive
difference in promoting the growth and strength
of our town and local businesses!"
Brooke is a long-time member
of the PVI team, having joined us in 2005. She
earned her California Property and Casualty License
in March of 2000.
As Personal Lines Account
Manager, Brooke has the opportunity to utilize
her vast knowledge of the insurance business,
in general, and of the fifty carriers, in particular,
with which PVI is affiliated. What this means
to you is that you have the best qualified person
in your court looking out for you. Have a home
that's difficult to insure, such as a high-brush
zone or previous claims? Just call Brooke! She
specializes in these areas of need and puts
the "personal" in Personal Lines.
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
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.
| Justina Strausbaugh,
Justina has been with PVI for
almost 14 years, starting as a part-time employee
while still attending Valley Center High School.
In 2005, she became a licensed insurance agent
and has since worked her way up to Manager of
the Commercial Lines Department.
Justina specializes in Business
Insurance, which includes Worker's Compensation,
General Liability, Business Auto, Surety Bonds,
Group Health Insurance and more. With her vast
experience and extensive knowledge, Justina
excels at tailoring insurance policies to fit
"your" individual coverage needs, and most importantly,
your budget! As an independent agent, Justina
is very selective regarding insurance carriers
and programs offered, to insure her customers
receive the best available coverage. In fact,
it is a source of pleasure and pride to be able
to put you, the customer, first!
Maricruz has been a Customer
Service Representative (CSR) for PVI since 2012.
Prior to that, she graduated from Cal State San
Marcos with a Bachelor's Degree in Literature
and Writing Studies.
Although Maricruz is one
of the newer members of PVI, she immediately
fit right in and was one of the Team! In fact,
Maricruz could qualify as Team Cheerleader!
She has a way about her that just gets people
excited. Since she typically is the first point
of contact for our office, who better to greet
our current and potential customers?
To learn more about us and how
we can service your insurance needs
call us at (760) 749-2383 or for a quick quote, click
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