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Rodney Walthers, M.S., LUTCF

Principal Agent/CEO

Background:

Graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a B.A. in Criminal Justice in 1986 and entered the insurance industry as an Allstate Insurance Agent. In 1995 accepted the position as a Multi-Line General Agent (District Manager) with American National Insurance Company. In 2005 Rod was approached by Nationwide to consider a management position with the company. Electing to pursue the independent contractor channel, Rod opened four scratch office locations simultaneously. In 2011, Rod completed his master’s degree from the American College in Management/Leadership. Rod has earned the following business certifications: LUTCF, CLF, (CPCU Currently In Progress)

Rod has also served as a Moderator for the Nationwide Training Academy, the National Association of Life Underwriters, and has been awarded several International Management Awards from GAMA International. Rod was active with Rotary, California Police Chiefs Association, and the International Chiefs of Police Association and the Las Vegas Opportunity Village which serves children with special needs. 

In addition to the above, Rod completed a 20-year career in law enforcement retiring at the rank of Chief of Police from Bear Valley Police Department.

Family/Hobbies: Married 43 Years. Golf & Flying

Education: 

Bachelor’s Degree (Criminal Justice) – University of Nevada Las Vegas 1986

Master’s Degree (Leadership & Management) – The American College 2011

Years in Insurance: 30+ years

Nationwide Accomplishments to Date:

All-Star Award 

President’s Award

National Award

Nationwide Financial Network Award

Million Dollar Round Table

Life University

Life Sales Award

 

PACWEST/Western Regional Awards:

Life

Standard Auto

Homeowner

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Tammi L. Soto, LUTCF

Agency Manager

I have been in the insurance industry working with the Mountain Pacific Agency since 1998. I have been a licensed agent since 2001. I received my LUTCF designation in 2003. I am very fortunate to be working in such an amazing industry with outstanding people. I look forward to everyday helping, educating, and hopefully making someone’s day a little brighter. 

I am originally from the South, but I have been in Las Vegas since 1996. I absolutely love it here. I enjoy DIY projects, reading a good book, and being outdoors. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my kids and their families, doing things around the house, or just getting in the car for a drive out of the city.

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Kelli Bonanni

Assistant Manager

I have been licensed in Property, Casualty, Life, and Health since 2009. I started working for Mountain Pacific Insurance Services in 2006. Working alongside my friends and family is such a blessing. It makes coming to work even more special. It’s extremely rewarding to help people protect what’s most important to them.

I was born and raised in Las Vegas! I graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. I absolutely love dog agility and when I’m not working, you can find me at dog agility events with Blue. I also really enjoy spending time with my family. Most people do not know that I play the piano!

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Angela Patton

Customer Service Specialist

I’ve worked in the insurance field for 11 years as a CSR and I love it! I learn something new every day. Helping people and turning someone’s bad day into a good day – maybe even making them laugh – is my passion.

I’ve lived in Las Vegas, NV for 15 years. I graduated high school in Arkansas with a scholarship in theatre arts but knowing the job market for mimes was scarce, I left college to be a waitress but was eventually introduced to the field of insurance – which is strangely similar to miming. I’m an avid reader, an artist, and a cookie decorator. I’d say that decorating sugar cookies is my favorite. In case you didn’t know, hockey is like coffee; essential to living a good life.

Helping people who struggle with mental illness is very important to me.

 

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Tom Patton

Associate Agent

Out of high-school worked at Farmers Insurance regional office in Mission, Kansas. I started out in the mailroom and then went onto underwriting. Soon after, a general agent for the company convinced me to go into sales, and here we are now! I like that in this industry you are always meeting and talking to people. Insurance is a ‘have to have’ for various reasons. However, it is important for each individual to obtain a coverage to protect them from financial disaster. It is also important that they understand in simple concise terms how their protection provides them this security.

I grew up in Kansas City Kansas. I went to Holy Name Grade School and St Agnes High School. Majored in terrorizing the Nuns. They won…In my free time, I enjoy gardening and trying to get things to grow in the desert whether they want to or not.

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Rocio Soriano

Associate Agent

I started working as a customer service representative in 2003. Shortly after I decided to further my insurance career by becoming a licensed property and casualty agent in 2007 and a life agent in 2018. I take the opportunity to help people understand the importance of being covered and protected very seriously.

I was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. I love shopping, it doesn’t matter what type of shopping. I love simple and old stuff so most of the time you can find me hitting up those estate sales or antique stores and finding some amazing things that definitely don’t need but of course, could not live without. For the most part, you will always find me at home with my husband and children trying to do some type of DIY, but when not working on our home a drive to the beach it is.

Not many people know this but I hope that one day I can go to different countries and be a missionary. I love to help those that are in need. I am part of my niece’s nonprofit organization helping children and their families in our local community that has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

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Angela Diaz

Associate Agent

In the insurance industry, we are always learning something new. It’s amazing being able to educate our insureds and help them with their insurance needs. I am so lucky to be able to talk to and educate our customers on what it means to have their families protected at all times.

I was born in LA but raised in Bakersfield. I graduated from high school and attended some college. Never thought of being in the insurance business but after being a realtor and not liking it I gave Insurance a shot. I love it. Ten years in this business and not going anywhere.

Family time is so important to me. Spending time with my children and being able to travel and make memories is the best feeling ever. To me, God comes first and family next. I can’t ever seem to stop talking about my children and how blessed I am to be their mother. On the weekends, you can find me anywhere but Bakersfield, most likely up North where it is nice and fresh. I love winter.

 

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Maria Garcia

Associate Agent

I have been in the insurance industry since 2005. I have experience in both Personal Lines and Commercial lines. As an insurance agent, my primary focus is on our clients. I work hard to help everybody.

I grew up in Bakersfield, CA. I have an Associate’s degree in paralegal studies. I have also been a Notary Public since 2006. Insurance agent since 2006. I enjoy spending time with my husband and my kids. I love supporting my kids in all of their activities and sports events. When not at work you can find shopping with my kids. Weekends are spent on the beach!

I enjoy volunteering for my Church.

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Lucy Maldonado

Associate Agent

My friend had an insurance office and while I was helping her doing office work, I decided to get my insurance license. In 2014 I got my license. I have had the best experience in this insurance industry. I love helping people, I love doing customer service and to be able to explain why it is so important to get insurance & the right coverage. I am motivated by the fact that every day you learn something new & you are always meeting new people. I am an enthusiastic & motivated person, problem-solving, I have teamwork skills, which can make the company operate more smoothly & focus towards the growth of the company.

I grew up in Mexico City and was raised in Los Angeles, California. My current hometown is the beautiful city of Bakersfield, CA. I graduated from high school and took a small course to be a bookkeeper & general office clerk. My guilty pleasure is dancing, I love it. It helps me to take my stress away. Most of the time I will be at the gym. On the weekends I love spending time with my family, going out of town with them to eat a lot of junk food & always trying to find a new place where to go.

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Barbara Quiroz

Associate Agent

My experience has been great while working in the insurance industry. I learned that you will always learn something different every day and you are a person that people count on and trust so I always want to make sure I can be the best I can for the person I am helping.

I was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. I graduated from East Bakersfield, the second oldest school here in town. I personally enjoy Training Jiu-jitsu because it has helped me be a better person. I started in 2015 and it’s something I can’t keep off my mind especially when it comes to competition. I also really love to eat and listen to music. If I am not working you can find me at the gym training because I love the feeling of accomplishing a physical task that will help my health.

I volunteer at Canyon Hills Assembly of God as a Sunday School teacher for 3-5-year-olds. I also Volunteer with groups who help advocate for animals who are exploited. I am very passionate about children and animals because we can all learn something from them.

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Maria Avalos

Associate Agent

I have been in the insurance industry for more than 20 years. I specialize in auto, home, umbrella, and life policies. I am passionate about helping customers achieve their insurance needs while maintaining great customer service and affordability.

I grew up in Fresno. I have a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fresno. To maintain a balanced life, I enjoy exercising. I really like running which allows me to have a healthy lifestyle. My guilty pleasure is shopping online. It makes me feel good that I’m helping the economy and investing in myself. My favorite way to spend the weekend is with my family.

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Art Horn

Associate Agent

I started selling Life and Health in1985. I got my P&C license about 20 years ago. I’ve always loved working with people then and now!

I grew up in Needles, CA. I played on the Colorado River during the summers and in the desert during the winters. My wife and I are renovating an old 1910 home, which has been quite rewarding. I am looking forward to my Arizona deer and elk hunts this fall. In my free time, we enjoy visiting our cabin in the mountains of northern Arizona.

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Mike Bonanni

Business Development Manager

I come from the world of motorsports marketing where I worked on professional sports car race teams. While I am new to the insurance industry, it is my family business! I love having the opportunity to help others achieve their goals and I look forward to playing a more important role in my local community.

While I originally grew up in Orange County, CA most of my life has been spent in Las Vegas, NV where I graduated from UNLV. When I am not working, you can find me outdoors exploring nature both by foot and by Jeep. I am absolutely obsessed with all things cars whether it’s racing, restoring, collecting, or just admiring. Many people don’t know that I actually spent 13 years of my adult life as a race car driver competing in multiple forms of sports car racing!

I am passionate about organizations that focus on animals and protecting the future of our veterans.

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Melissa Chairez

Associate Agent

I am an agent with over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry. I enjoy helping people with their insurance needs.

I grew up in Bakersfield California and attended CSUB. When I am not at work I enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my children.

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Dominique Martinez

I have worked in the Insurance Industry for about 14 years. My passion for Insurance is so rewarding; I love building a relationship with our insured’s.

I was born in California and raised in Colorado. My love for the mountains always keeps me on the move. I really love being with my family! My family is really big and we have family dinners every Friday! My favorite thing to do is to read! Nothing beats snuggling up to a good book! You can find me outdoors, either swimming, hiking, or just exploring.

Blue

Chief Office Mascot

I have worked in the insurance industry my entire life. I make sure people feel welcome and that our office is free of unattended food. I get most excited about meeting new people and telling them all about how great our office is.

I grew up in Las Vegas where I graduated from SmartyPaws educational facility. Although I am not proud of it, my guilty pleasure is chasing lizards.

When I am not working you can find me practicing for my next agility competition, sprinting through the park, or sprawled out on a cold tile floor taking a nap, there is no in-between.

I love organizations that focus on preventing animal cruelty as well as fighting hunger.

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