Rachael Rizzi, MBA, CRM, CSRM, CISR

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 222

Email: rrizzi@branchinsgroup.com

I am a true Las Vegas native. I have a BA in Criminal Justice and a BA in Psychology from UNLV. I also have an MBA with an emphasis in Servant Leadership from Grand Canyon University. While enrolled in the MBA program, I got to study under Ken Blanchard directly – I’ve even been to his house several times!

I am second generation. I have literally done every job there is to do. I started as a certificate tech, then became an assistant, and progressed to an Account Executive, and from there, I was a producer. I even owned my own agency for several years before selling to BBC. I have been very involved in a lot of trade associations and have written quite a few nationally published articles. I also sit on the NV DOI Agent Advisory Council. I am a natural-born problem solver. I love finding solutions to challenges and creating win-win scenarios. I also am a bit of an early adopter so I am always looking for new products, approaches, and technology to test out.

I hate being cold and am convinced that I am secretly a lizard on the inside. You can find me most weekends romping through the desert or cooling off in a swimming pool with my family and friends. I am sort of a human jukebox – I know a ridiculous amount of lyrics to songs in just about every genre. I am also great at pop culture trivia and love to scrapbook all of my adventures. From hiking to exploring ghost towns to pedal biking on a railroad. My absolute favorite thing in the world to do, though, is go to Vegas Golden Knights games. Go Knights GO!

I have volunteered and served on many boards throughout the years, but my favorite cause to support is women’s empowerment. We still have a very long way to go in terms of gender equality and equity. For that reason, the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada will always hold a special place in my heart.

 

 

 

 

 

Armoni Ross

Phone Number: (702) 646-2082 x 227

Email: aross@branchinsgroup.com

I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, after high school, I spent time living in Virginia, Texas, and Atlanta, and I am now making a full circle come back to where home is.

I began my insurance journey in high school, where I worked at the family insurance business as an administrative assistant. After I graduated from high school, though, I went straight to Hampton University to pursue communications. Once graduating, I realized I could use the tools I learned in college for not just communications but any career field- this is how insurance came back into my life. My first job out of college was at Arthur J. Gallagher, where I was an Achieve Graduate, earned my CLCS designation, and gained a ton of knowledge going through the Hartford School of Insurance.

What makes me most passionate about working in insurance is that this industry is not a typical job choice for minorities, and the excitement I get from presenting this opportunity to people who may not be aware of this career path drives me forward.

Outside of work, I really enjoy painting, drawing, doing creative things, and spending time with my dog. I really love my dog- he’s like my own personal therapist that just listens!

My favorite way to spend the weekends would be with my family and making lifelong memories with those I love.

Loyce Baxter

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 210

Email:  lbaxter@branchinsgroup.com

I grew up all over the world! I was born in Reno, NV, and lived in Japan, Northern California, Germany, and Las Vegas, NV. I started my commercial insurance career in 1991. I started as a receptionist for a national agency in San Diego, CA, and continued to learn and grow throughout my career. I enjoy learning about the different types of businesses and coverages for my clients!

In my spare time; you can find me enjoying a meal out at a nice restaurant or visiting my parents. Aside from that, I love to bargain shop and play with my fur baby, Classy!

 

 

 

 

 

Debra Diset

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 226

Email: ddiset@branchinsgroup.com

I grew up in Delaware and went to college at the University of Delaware and then Princeton University for graduate school. I really miss East Coast bagels… but I do not miss those East Coast winters.

I started in insurance as a summer intern at Princeton Insurance Company. I worked my way up to Senior Underwriter before a Job transfer brought me west to the wholesale side of the business. What excites me most about my work is that I love being able to connect with small business owners and helping them protect their investments and grow. It makes my day when I can help someone solve a problem.

Music has always been a passion. I earned money in college taking photos of live bands. Here in Las Vegas, there are so many opportunities to see great performers! In fact, exploring the unique places of Las Vegas and Nevada has become our new weekend pastime. There are some amazing places just down the road!

In my free time, I am also a photographer. These days, my photos are mostly of my dog and family, but not so long ago, my husband was a professional wedding photographer. We would sometimes shoot three weddings a weekend!

One passion project of mine is helping out at Henderson Animal Shelter. Before we moved to Nevada, we volunteered with the Autism Society of Orange County and the Autism Kids Foundation.

Jasmine Traylor-Bell

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 221

Email: jtraylorbell@branchinsgroup.com

Monroe, Louisiana, is the city I call home; commonly known by few, but beloved by most locals! Spending my youthful years in Monroe taught me to appreciate close-knit communities and value relationships.

I like to believe I didn’t choose insurance; it chose me. On career day in 2nd grade, I didn’t come dressed as an insurance agent, but as life ran its course, I found myself drawn to law and policy, specific to insurance. Evolution is inevitable, and the world of insurance is a perfect example of this, which is why I love this industry.

Amongst many other things, I am very passionate about self-care. After a grueling week of parenting and working, getting a facial or spa day is right where I want to be. Most- actually, no one- knows about my amazing singing abilities… because they don’t exist! I definitely wasn’t born to be a professional singer, but trips in the car or shower time wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t vocalize some tunes!

Staying in and relaxing is so overrated. If the sun is shining and the weekend is upon me, that means scenic drives, frozen yogurt runs, and playground fun is on the horizon.