Our Team - Personal Express Insurance

World-class service in Central California

Whether you need to file a claim, talk to an expert about updating your insurance protection or you are just looking to make a quick update to your policies, we’re here to serve you.
 

Truxtun Office (map)
5301 Truxtun Ave, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Phone (661) 634-4600
Fax (661) 327-6952
Toll Free 1-800-499-3612

Marketplace Office (map)
9000 Ming Ave. Suite B-3
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Phone (661) 634-4600
Fax (661) 327-6952
Toll Free (800) 499-3612

Fresno Office (map)
Fig Garden Village
790 W Shaw Ave. Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93704

Phone (559) 256-1090
Fax (559) 256-1097
Toll Free (800) 499-3612

Clovis Office (map)
1660 Herndon Ave, Suite 106
Clovis, CA 93611

Phone (559) 387-5666
Toll Free (800) 499-3612

Our Team

Duane Peralta
President

Duane joined Personal Express in December 2014. He and his two children relocated from Arizona to Bakersfield & are very excited to be in Bakersfield and part of the Personal Express team. Duane graduated from Arizona State University and has been in the insurance industry for 25 years. He has held management positions in claims, underwriting, training, and marketing. Duane will continue the Personal Express tradition of giving Central California "Low Rates with the Local Advantage".

Duane Peralta
President

Duane joined Personal Express in December 2014. He and his two children relocated from Arizona to Bakersfield & are very excited to be in Bakersfield and part of the Personal Express team. Duane graduated from Arizona State University and has been in the insurance industry for 25 years. He has held management positions in claims, underwriting, training, and marketing. Duane will continue the Personal Express tradition of giving Central California "Low Rates with the Local Advantage".

Mitch Crawford
Underwriting Manager

Mitch joined Personal Express in 2015. Mitch has lived with his wife and two children in the Central Valley for 17 years. He has worked in the Insurance industry since 2002, holding management positions in sales, marketing and customer service. Mitch is committed to providing the best customer experience possible while educating customers about insurance through the entire process.

Mitch Crawford
Underwriting Manager

Mitch joined Personal Express in 2015. Mitch has lived with his wife and two children in the Central Valley for 17 years. He has worked in the Insurance industry since 2002, holding management positions in sales, marketing and customer service. Mitch is committed to providing the best customer experience possible while educating customers about insurance through the entire process.

 
(559) 256-1088
Alejandro Marquez
Agent - Underwriter

Alejandro joined Personal Express Insurance in 2015. He has five years of insurance experience in the Fresno area, where he has lived since 1994. Alejandro studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he majored in Spanish. Alejandro habla Español.

Alejandro Marquez
Agent - Underwriter

Alejandro joined Personal Express Insurance in 2015. He has five years of insurance experience in the Fresno area, where he has lived since 1994. Alejandro studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he majored in Spanish. Alejandro habla Español.

 
(559) 256-1091
Maritsa Castellanoz
Agent - Underwriter

Maritsa joined Personal Express Insurance in 2016. She was born and raised in Tulare County and attended the College of The Sequoias Police Academy. She currently serves on the City Council as the Vice Mayor for the City of Tulare. Maritsa has 13 years of experience in the insurance profession. She provides professional customer service and is compassionate in designing policies that meet specific needs while saving customers money.

Maritsa Castellanoz
Agent - Underwriter

Maritsa joined Personal Express Insurance in 2016. She was born and raised in Tulare County and attended the College of The Sequoias Police Academy. She currently serves on the City Council as the Vice Mayor for the City of Tulare. Maritsa has 13 years of experience in the insurance profession. She provides professional customer service and is compassionate in designing policies that meet specific needs while saving customers money.

 
(559) 256-1092
Alex Coss
Agent - Underwriter

Alex joined Personal Express in 2016. Alex has lived with his daughter in Fresno for 10 years and is excited to be part of the Personal Express team. He has worked in the Insurance industry since 2007; in management sales positions, marketing and customer service. Alex is committed and will continue to provide the best customer experience possible while giving the lowest rates in the local central valley.

Alex Coss
Agent - Underwriter

Alex joined Personal Express in 2016. Alex has lived with his daughter in Fresno for 10 years and is excited to be part of the Personal Express team. He has worked in the Insurance industry since 2007; in management sales positions, marketing and customer service. Alex is committed and will continue to provide the best customer experience possible while giving the lowest rates in the local central valley.

 
(559) 256-1095
Katelyn Cooper
Claims Representative

Katelyn has worked in the insurance industry since 2005 and has been with Personal Express since 2009. She has been a Bakersfield resident since 1994 and is a graduate of Cal State Bakersfield. She goes above and beyond to ensure personal service and help to customers with claims.

Katelyn Cooper
Claims Representative

Katelyn has worked in the insurance industry since 2005 and has been with Personal Express since 2009. She has been a Bakersfield resident since 1994 and is a graduate of Cal State Bakersfield. She goes above and beyond to ensure personal service and help to customers with claims.

 
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84619
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84619
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84619
Debbie Farris
Homeowners Claims Representative

Debbie began with Personal Express in 2002 and has worked in a claims role in the insurance industry for more than 30 years. She has made Bakersfield her home since 1984. She has her Senior Claim Law Associate designation. She enjoys being able to help our insureds return their homes back to normal after a property loss has occurred.

Debbie Farris
Homeowners Claims Representative

Debbie began with Personal Express in 2002 and has worked in a claims role in the insurance industry for more than 30 years. She has made Bakersfield her home since 1984. She has her Senior Claim Law Associate designation. She enjoys being able to help our insureds return their homes back to normal after a property loss has occurred.

 
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84616
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84616
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84616
Jo Ann Miller
Underwriting Manager

Jo Ann has been with Personal Express since 1995 & has more than 35 years of total insurance experience. In addition to being an Agent, she manages the Central Bakersfield office. Her favorite aspect of working for Personal Express is the personal touch of working with customers to understand and address their individual insurance needs.

Jo Ann Miller
Underwriting Manager

Jo Ann has been with Personal Express since 1995 & has more than 35 years of total insurance experience. In addition to being an Agent, she manages the Central Bakersfield office. Her favorite aspect of working for Personal Express is the personal touch of working with customers to understand and address their individual insurance needs.

 
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84622
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84622
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84622
Clara Melendrez
Accounting Specialist

Clara joined the Personal Express Accounting Department in 2014. She comes from a finance background with a number of local companies. She strives to provide an excellent customer experience. Clara habla Español.

Clara Melendrez
Accounting Specialist

Clara joined the Personal Express Accounting Department in 2014. She comes from a finance background with a number of local companies. She strives to provide an excellent customer experience. Clara habla Español.

 
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84632
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84632
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84632
Karri Ann Peace
Agent - Underwriter

Karri Ann has lived in Bakersfield all her life. Her family has been in Bakersfield for 5 generations. She originally started with Personal Express in 1985 and rejoined our team in 2006. Her favorite aspect of working for Personal Express is understanding customers insurance needs and helping them protect their assets.

Karri Ann Peace
Agent - Underwriter

Karri Ann has lived in Bakersfield all her life. Her family has been in Bakersfield for 5 generations. She originally started with Personal Express in 1985 and rejoined our team in 2006. Her favorite aspect of working for Personal Express is understanding customers insurance needs and helping them protect their assets.

 
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84630
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84630
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84630
Marilu Preciado
Agent – Underwriter

Marilu has worked in the insurance industry since 1995. She started as a receptionist and in 1998 Marilu acquired her agent’s license. She joined the Personal Express family in 2015 and strives to provide the same quality of service that customers are accustomed to. She has lived in Kern county all of her life and enjoys the big city, small community feel of Bakersfield. Marilu habla Español.

Marilu Preciado
Agent – Underwriter

Marilu has worked in the insurance industry since 1995. She started as a receptionist and in 1998 Marilu acquired her agent’s license. She joined the Personal Express family in 2015 and strives to provide the same quality of service that customers are accustomed to. She has lived in Kern county all of her life and enjoys the big city, small community feel of Bakersfield. Marilu habla Español.

 
(661) 634-4618
Mina Quintero
Agent - Underwriter

Mina has worked at Personal Express since 2003 and has worked in the insurance industry since 1996. As a Bakersfield resident of 22 years, she is committed to providing members of our community with a great customer experience. Her favorite aspects of working at Personal Express are saving customers money on their home and auto insurance and providing the right coverages for their individual needs. Mina habla Español.

Mina Quintero
Agent - Underwriter

Mina has worked at Personal Express since 2003 and has worked in the insurance industry since 1996. As a Bakersfield resident of 22 years, she is committed to providing members of our community with a great customer experience. Her favorite aspects of working at Personal Express are saving customers money on their home and auto insurance and providing the right coverages for their individual needs. Mina habla Español.

 
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84625
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84625
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84625
Mary Sanchez
Agent - Underwriter

Mary Sanchez has been with Personal Express Insurance Company since 2013. She has worked in the Insurance industry since 1989. Mary was born and raised in Bakersfield and graduated from West High School. She is devoted to providing the best customer service to our customers. She also enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Mary Sanchez
Agent - Underwriter

Mary Sanchez has been with Personal Express Insurance Company since 2013. She has worked in the Insurance industry since 1989. Mary was born and raised in Bakersfield and graduated from West High School. She is devoted to providing the best customer service to our customers. She also enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren.

 
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84615
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84615
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84615
Patricia Solis
Agent - Underwriter

Patricia joined Personal Express in 2016. She was born and raised in Delano, CA and relocated to Bakersfield in 2005. She has been in the Insurance Industry since 2002 and strives to give customers the best customer care experience. Patricia habla Español.

Patricia Solis
Agent - Underwriter

Patricia joined Personal Express in 2016. She was born and raised in Delano, CA and relocated to Bakersfield in 2005. She has been in the Insurance Industry since 2002 and strives to give customers the best customer care experience. Patricia habla Español.

 
(661) 634-4633
Jake Pledger
Claims Representative

Jake joined Personal Express in 2016, however has been in the insurance industry for many years working in several different claims divisions. Jake has been a Bakersfield resident for most of his life and always ensures his customers receive the promise of quick, timely and effective service.

Jake Pledger
Claims Representative

Jake joined Personal Express in 2016, however has been in the insurance industry for many years working in several different claims divisions. Jake has been a Bakersfield resident for most of his life and always ensures his customers receive the promise of quick, timely and effective service.

 
(661) 634-4617
David Weldin
Field Claims Representative

David has worked in the Personal Express Claims Department since 2000. He consistently strives to provide the best experience for his customers.

David Weldin
Field Claims Representative

David has worked in the Personal Express Claims Department since 2000. He consistently strives to provide the best experience for his customers.
 
 

 
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84626
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84626
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84626
Kari Lee
Underwriting Manager

Kari has been with Personal Express since 1996 and has more than 24 years of total insurance experience. She grew up in the Central Valley and has called Bakersfield home since 1981. Her favorite aspects of working for Personal Express are customers and saving them money.

Kari Lee
Underwriting Manager

Kari has been with Personal Express since 1996 and has more than 24 years of total insurance experience. She grew up in the Central Valley and has called Bakersfield home since 1981. Her favorite aspects of working for Personal Express are customers and saving them money.

 
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84620
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84620
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84620
Yuli Bermudez
Agent – Underwriter

Yuli joined Personal Express is 2014 and has worked in the insurance industry since 1999. She grew up in Shafter and Bakersfield and graduated from Bakersfield College with her Associates degree in Child Development.  She strives to provide the best customer experience and gets great joy from saving customers money. Yuli habla Español.

Yuli Bermudez
Agent – Underwriter

Yuli joined Personal Express is 2014 and has worked in the insurance industry since 1999. She grew up in Shafter and Bakersfield and graduated from Bakersfield College with her Associates degree in Child Development.  She strives to provide the best customer experience and gets great joy from saving customers money. Yuli habla Español.

 
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84628
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84628
(661) 634-4600 ext. 84628
Lorena Aguayo
Agent - Underwriter

Lorena joined Personal Express in 2016. Lorena grew up and lives in Arvin. She was a member of the School Site Counsel for Arvin High School for two years. Lorena worked in the Insurance industry since 1997 holding management position in sales, marketing and customer service. She strives to provide the best customer service. Lorena habla Español.

Lorena Aguayo
Agent - Underwriter

Lorena joined Personal Express in 2016. Lorena grew up and lives in Arvin. She was a member of the School Site Counsel for Arvin High School for two years. Lorena worked in the Insurance industry since 1997 holding management position in sales, marketing and customer service. She strives to provide the best customer service. Lorena habla Español.

 
(661) 634-4623
Gloria Manzano
Agent - Underwriter

Gloria joined Personal Express in 2016 and has been in the insurance industry for about 8 years after moving to Bakersfield from Ventura County. She strives to provide her customers with exceptional customer service. Gloria habla Español.

Gloria Manzano
Agent - Underwriter

Gloria joined Personal Express in 2016 and has been in the insurance industry for about 8 years after moving to Bakersfield from Ventura County. She strives to provide her customers with exceptional customer service. Gloria habla Español.

 
(661) 634-4627
Jessica Gray
Agent - Underwriter

Jessica joined Personal Express in 2016. She was born and raised in the Central Valley, and has a passion for serving her community. She grew up in Bakersfield and now resides in Fresno, where she earned her BA at California State University, Fresno. She provides excellent customer service and enjoys saving her clients money.

Jessica Gray
Agent - Underwriter

Jessica joined Personal Express in 2016. She was born and raised in the Central Valley, and has a passion for serving her community. She grew up in Bakersfield and now resides in Fresno, where she earned her BA at California State University, Fresno. She provides excellent customer service and enjoys saving her clients money.

 
(559) 387-5668
Justin Grijalva
Agent - Underwriter

Justin Grijalva is a native to California raised in the city of Fresno. Justin has been in the insurance industry for about 5 years as a licensed agent and he is committed to serving others and making the experience a memorable one. “I am committed to helping you find a solution to your problem or get your questions answered right, to make sure you are happy and confident in me and our company.

Justin Grijalva
Agent - Underwriter

Justin Grijalva is a native to California raised in the city of Fresno. Justin has been in the insurance industry for about 5 years as a licensed agent and he is committed to serving others and making the experience a memorable one. “I am committed to helping you find a solution to your problem or get your questions answered right, to make sure you are happy and confident in me and our company.

 
(559) 387-5669
Raquel Gonzalez
Agent - Underwriter

Raquel comes from a very close family but in 2010 she moved to Fresno with her husband and daughter to start a new career in the insurance industry. She has always loved the idea of helping people, so she has dedicated herself to providing great customer service and takes pride in exceeding the customers' expectations.

Raquel Gonzalez
Agent - Underwriter

Raquel comes from a very close family but in 2010 she moved to Fresno with her husband and daughter to start a new career in the insurance industry. She has always loved the idea of helping people, so she has dedicated herself to providing great customer service and takes pride in exceeding the customers' expectations.

 
(559) 387-5670

Leadership

Duane Peralta
President

Fresno Office

Mitch Crawford
Underwriting Manager
Alejandro Marquez
Agent - Underwriter
Maritsa Castellanoz
Agent - Underwriter
Alex Coss
Agent - Underwriter
 
 

Truxtun Office

Katelyn Cooper
Claims Representative
Debbie Farris
Homeowners Claims Representative
Jo Ann Miller
Underwriting Manager
Clara Melendrez
Accounting Specialist
Karri Ann Peace
Agent – Underwriter
Marilu Preciado
Agent - Underwriter
Mina Quintero
Agent - Underwriter
Mary Sanchez
Agent - Underwriter
Patricia Solis
Agent - Underwriter
Jake Pledger
Claims Representative
David Weldin
Field Claims Representative
 

Marketplace Office

Kari Lee
Underwriting Manager
Yuli Bermudez
Agent – Underwriter
Lorena Aguayo
Agent – Underwriter
Gloria Manzano
Agent – Underwriter

Clovis Office

Jessica Gray
Agent - Underwriter
Justin Grijalva
Agent - Underwriter
Raquel Gonzalez
Agent - Underwriter