Lighthouse Sales Team

Each region is represented by a team of experienced professionals who can help you achieve success with Lighthouse Property Insurance Company. Meet your regional sales team:
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Viktoriya Guentcheva

Inside Sales Representative Florida & The Carolinas

Viktoriya is originally from Bulgaria and earned her Bachelor’s in International Business and Accounting from University of Tampa. She has been in the insurance industry for over five years, where she’s worked in both the agency and carrier side. Outside of work, Viktoriya enjoys traveling the world to learn about other cultures. In her free time, you can find Viktoriya with glow sticks at a rave, hanging out with family and cooking.

Brandy Naylor

Territory Sales Representative South Carolina

Brandy was born and raised in South Carolina and is a huge Clemson fan. She brings 19 years of insurance experience to Lighthouse. Brandy began her career on the agency side and in 2014, she transitioned to working for an insurance carrier. Brandy previously served a 3-year term on the South Carolina Young Agents committee and is currently serving her 4th year on the South Carolina Independent Insurance & Brokers committee. She holds a South Carolina Property & Casualty license and her Life, Accident & Health license. Brandy resides in Columbia with her husband, son and 4 fur babies.

Amado Estrada

Associate Territory Sales Representative Houston/South Texas

Amado grew up in Harlingen, Texas and is a die-hard Cowboys fan. Prior to joining the Lighthouse Sales Team, he completed the company’s Career Development Program (CDP). This exclusive, 16-month rotational program, allows recent risk management and select business graduates the opportunity to explore a variety of departments within insurance and learn the ins-and-outs of a responsibly growing Southeast residential/commercial insurance carrier and MGA. Amado’s time throughout Lighthouse’s CDP, coupled with his prior agency experience at Allstate and Liberty Mutual, has proven fruitful in his role as sales representative in Texas. Amado holds dual licenses in Property & Casualty and Life & Health, as well as his Associate in Risk Management (ARM™). Amado is also a licensed Adjuster and a proud member of the Insurance Council of Texas. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, and his associates in Business Management from Texas State Technical College. Outside of work, Amado enjoys spending time with family, watching sports, and going fishing.

Jennifer Cochran, CPIA

Senior Territory Sales Representative Eastern Louisiana

Jennifer was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and is a devoted LSU and Saints fan. She has fifteen years of experience in the insurance industry having worked as a producer, CSR, and account manager. Prior to her transition to Lighthouse, Jennifer served in Territory Sales and Agency Relations. She is dual licensed in Property & Casualty and Life & Health, and is currently working on earning her CPCU designation. Jen is a dedicated runner, mother to one amazing son, and when not working she enjoys traveling and spending her time beachside.

Gary Ardoin

Territory Sales Representative Western Louisiana & Eastern Texas

Gary was born and raised in Ville Platte, Louisiana and is a proud LSU fan. He is an insurance expert with over 20 years of experience in the industry ranging from underwriting to sales and marketing. He has a B.S in Business Administration and was inspired to get into insurance by family already working in the industry. Outside of work you can find Gary cooking up Cajun food, rocking out to some Bruce Springsteen, and rooting on the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Braves.

Maureen Gomez, CIC

Regional Sales Manager Louisiana & Texas

Maureen grew up in Stuyvesant, New York and ventured to Texas in 2014 to escape the cold winters of the north and of course enjoy less taxes and a strong economy. Plus, Texas has the nicest people! She has dedicated 23 years to the insurance industry having served in CISR, sales, underwriting management, personal lines placement, and agency relations management throughout her career. Before joining Lighthouse, Maureen most recently served in agency relationship management. Maureen earned her CIC designation in 2005. Hands down Maureen’s proudest accomplishments are her two boys, and when not working she is enjoying the outdoors as much as possible with her family.

Roxanne Cooper

Territory Sales Representative Central Florida

Roxanne was born in Jamaica. She grew up in London as well as New Jersey before relocating to Tampa, Florida for college. She considers herself officially a “Floridan” since she has lived in this state longer than anywhere else. She has five years of experience in the insurance industry, both as a marketing rep and sales agent in 43 states. She is a dedicated mother and wife. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, good company and great food.

Marian Smith, CPIA

Senior Territory Sales Representative South Florida

Marian brings over 20 years of insurance experience to Lighthouse. Previously serving in leadership roles for both Claims and Communications at Allstate Insurance Company in Florida, she holds a 6-20 license and has a Senior Claim Law Associate designation. Marian brings a full understanding of the unique Florida insurance market and is keen to share her knowledge with our agency force. Marian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Barry University. Outside of work, Marian enjoys the Florida outdoors with her family.

Laura Crumpton

Regional Sales Manager

Laura grew up in Long Island, New York and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Queen’s College. Laura has worked in the insurance industry for seven years with experience as a sales agent, team leader and marketing rep. She is a Giants fan, and, thanks to Roy Williams’ and the influential year of 2009, she has learned to love UNC basketball! Outside of work, Laura enjoys being on the water with family and friends, offshore fishing, diving, and exploring the islands. She became involved in insurance because she has a passion for helping people and believes the best way to do that is by protecting the largest investment many people have, their home.