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Here at North County Insurance, we strive to be the best independent insurance agency for you. Since an independent agent represents numerous insurance companies, they often have more available options better suited for your needs.

Let’s face it, you have many insurance agencies to choose from, but when it comes to tailored solutions that fit you, your needs and your lifestyle, our agents will help you create a customized package.

Let us help you make the right choices that fit you, your family and your business. Meet our agents today.

North County Insurance_Joseph Giamanco_ Vice PresidentJoseph Giamanco

Joseph Giamanco joined North County Insurance in 2015. He spent the previous 13 years owning and managing a Farmers Insurance agency. He currently holds four state and federal insurance and financial service licenses. As one of their premier agents he was awarded their prestigious Toppers and Blue Vase awards. Joseph’s clients focused approach to insurance has earned him a San Diego 5 Star Insurance Agent rating for the past 7 years. Joseph is a San Diego native who currently resides in Escondido with his wife Veronica, daughter Julia, and son Joshua. Community service holds a high importance to Joseph. He was instrumental in the creation of several local fundraisers that supported low income families, special needs student programs, and local animal rescue.


marv gilbertMarv Gilbert
Past President Retired

Marv began his insurance career upon graduation from San Diego State University where he received a BS degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Insurance. His first position in the insurance industry was an Assistant Sales Manager for Aetna Life and Casualty in San Diego. In 1970 he joined Bandy, Squire, Nissen and Peterson Insurance as an independent insurance salesperson. The name of the agency was changed to North County Insurance and in 1984 Marv purchased the agency. Marv has been very involved in the Escondido Community. He is a past President and Chairman of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. He served for seven years as an elected member of the Board of Education for the Escondido Union School District. He is a past President of First Night Escondido and is currently a member of the Escondido Rotary Club and the Board of Directors of Palomar Family Counseling Service. In 2011, Marv was honored as the Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year.


Travis CataniaTravis Catania
Vice President

Travis merged with North County Insurance in 2017. He comes to the agency with a vast knowledge of working with business owners with succession planning using life and disability insurance. He has lived in Escondido his entire life. Travis is a member of Rotary, the Escondido Charitable Foundation, and volunteers with Junior Achievement. Travis and his family also enjoy being involved in their local church.


Melissa Thomas
Commercial Customer Accounts Department Manager

Melissa joined North County insurance in July of 2012, Melissa brings with her over 30 years experience as an underwriter and agent. Melissa has earned her associate in General Insurance designation. Melissa prides herself on providing her clients with Superior customer service, and has in depth knowledge to help with Contractors, Apartment Owners, And Business owners. Melissa is married and has 3 boys, and enjoys spending time with her family.


Deborah K. Svetich
Commercial Customer Account Manager

Debbie is well known and respected for her exceptional client service. Beginning her insurance career path in 1977, Debbie specialized in personal accounts for 15 years before focusing on commercial accounts and commercial lines account manager. Debbie obtained the National Alliance Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 1996. Her vast knowledge of all aspects of insurance include general liability, property, commercial auto, workers compensation, directors and officers liability, professional liability and bonding. Debbie is married, has two daughters and two grandchildren. She enjoys kayaking, bike riding, camping, creating gourd art and spoiling her grandchildren.


Rosalie Delaney
Commercial Broker

Rosalie began her insurance career in 1999 as a sales assistant for a Commercial Insurance firm. She worked her way up quickly and obtained her property & casualty license in 2001.  She has remained in the industry as an independent broker ever since.  She joined North County Insurance in 2011 continuing her career in a field she loves. Though versatile in all commercial lines, Rosalie specializes in construction, transportation, medical technology, pharmacies, restaurants, wineries/bars, manufacturing, property and auto.  Rosalie’s focus is dedicated to developing long lasting relationships while educating, consulting and assisting in the success of her clients. During her leisure time she enjoys traveling, art, music and theatre.


Rosalynn Guzman (Se Habla Espanol)
Personal Customer Accounts Manager

Rosalynn joined North County Insurance in 2004 as the office receptionist. Rosalynn excelled in her job performance, her hard work and dedication got her promoted to a Personal Accounts Customer Service Rep. In 2007 Rosalynn was again promoted, this time to a licensed Insurance Broker position. Rosalynn is fluent in Spanish, she is married, has two children and three dogs. After hours, Rosalynn enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends.


Christina SchmidtChristina Schmidt
Personal Customer Accounts Manager

Christina joined North County Insurance in 2016. She has spent the first 12 years of her insurance working for Mercury insurance as an underwriter and claims adjuster. Christina comes to North County Insurance with a vast knowledge of insurance contracts and coverages. She moved to San Diego in 2015 when she married her husband Adam, who is also in the insurance industry. They enjoy spending time with their family, watching sports, and classic cars!


Rob WardRob Ward
Personal Customer Accounts Manager

Rob joined North County Insurance in 2017. He has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. Rob comes to North County Insurance with a vast knowledge of insurance contracts and coverages. He and his family live in Ramona. They enjoy serving at their church and Rob is one of the worship leaders!


Sylvia Echano

Sylvia is the face behind the numbers. She has a strong accounting background and has been assisting NCI since 2010. She brings a trustworthy personality and detail oriented skills that keep the company moving forward from day to day. A proud parent of three wonderful children and on her free time, she enjoys serving at her local Church.


Maria Arreguin  (Se Habla Espanol)

Maria joined North County Insurance in March of 2015 as the office receptionist. She enjoys helping people and is looking forward to being a part of the NCI team. Maria is fluent in Spanish. During her leisure time, Maria enjoys spending time with her family and friends. In addition, she enjoys volunteering at her church.


roxyRoxy Gilbert (RIP)
Office Mascot

Roxie, was our office mascot. She came to work every day and enjoyed greeting our customers and other visitors as well getting an occasional treat from our employees. In her last days she continued to perform her official greeter duties with enthusiasm. We will miss her.


Coming Soon, Our new Office Mascot Dodger!