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Meet Our Team

Jay Adkins
Agency Owner

Agency Owner

Our mission individually and as a team is to provide the best insurance and financial services in the industry. Why ProVest? Our number one job is to protect the current assets you have worked so hard for, and to help you invest so you can retire with the right amount of money. Our success is measured by customer satisfaction and the value we bring!

I’m proud to work with a company who’s been serving satisfied customers for over 80 years. Customers count on outstanding financial strength and superior claims service to help protect what they value most. Quality service, strength and satisfaction – that’s something I’m glad to be a part of.

I’m committed to helping you:

  • Determine your immediate and long-term financial goals
  • Find solutions to meet your and your family’s needs
  • Understand investment solutions such as annuities, IRAs, life insurance and college savings
  • Review your insurance and financial needs as they change
  • Answer questions and provide ongoing service and support

President’s Conference – 4 Years
Financial Leader Award – 4 Years
Leader’s Forum – 7 Years
Chairman’s Inner Circle – 5 Years
Honor Ring – 10 Years
Chairman’s Conference – 7 Years
National Conference Award – 8 Years

Civic Services:
Kiwanis Club Community Services: Community Support For Children

Industry Services:
Member of The National Speakers Association

College Savings Plans

Spoken Languages:
English / Spanish


Parkland, FL
7537 N State Rd 7
Coconut Creek, FL 33073 United States
Main Phone: 954-582-3411
Office Email, here.

Miami, FL
3050 Biscayne Blvd, Ste 603
Miami, FL 33137
Main Phone: 786-749-9565
Office email, here.

Cary, NC
218 Towne Village Dr
Cary, NC 27513 United States
Main Phone: 919-466-9400
Office Email, here.

Raleigh, NC
1033 Oberlin Rd Ste 200
Raleigh, NC 27605 United States
Main Phone: 919-755-1133
Office Email, here.

Bedford, TX
1600 Airport Freeway, Ste 510
Bedford, TX 76022 United States
Main Phone: 817-485-9901
Office Email, here.

Fort Worth, TX
5411 Basswood Blvd Ste 207
Fort Worth, TX 76137
Main Phone: 682-250-0000
Office Email, here.

Jon Cicciarelli


T: 954-582-3411

Email Jon, here.

Amanda Strader

VP of Agency Group Operations

T: 919-466-9400
Email Amanda, here.

Loida Somarriba

Executive Assistant
T: 786-749-9561
Email Loida, here.


Caio Trindade

T: 954-582-3413
Email Caio, here

Hello, I’m Caio, originally from Brazil and living in Florida for the past 15 years. I’m happily married to my high school sweetheart and while I’ve held several jobs, this is my first and last career. I LOVE what I do and who I do it for! I benefit my clients through a total experience of service and advice. So please feel free to contact me, falo Portugues y hablo Español!

Hillary Young

T: 954-582-3415
Email Hillary, here.

Hi, I’m Hillary Young & have lived in Coconut Creek for almost 7 years now. I was born & raised in PA, but the sunshine state has sure grown on my family & me. I enjoy fundraising for Relay for Life & St Judes hospital for children. I would love the opportunity to meet you!

Jennifer Trindade

T: 786-749-9565
Email Jennifer, here.

Hi! My name is Jennifer Trindade. On my days off you can find me at the beach, shopping, or spending time with my family and friends. Being an insurance agent has become my passion and I love what I do. I am looking forward to meeting you and making sure you and your family are properly protected.

Danny Robledo

T: (786) 749-9556
Email Danny, here.

Hello everyone! My name is Danny and  I am proud to be in the Air Force Reserves serving my country. I am a passionate athlete, and now a member of ProVest Insurance Group where I am just as passionate to provide the best possible service to my clients and anyone I interact with. I would be glad to guide and advise you in protecting your assets and preparing you financially for retirement.

Frank Marin

T: 786-749-9563
Email Frank, here.

Hi everyone! My name is Frank Marin and I am proud to be an alumni of Florida State University and now a member of the ProVest family. My goal is to provide all clients with advice to be sure they cover their assets, life and family with the coverage that is right for them. I have a passion for helping people in any way possible. ProVest has given me a vehicle to achieve my goals and I look forward to meeting you!

Saul Fermin

T: (786) 749-9560
Email Saul, here.

Hello! I’m Saul Fermin and I have lived in Florida my entire life. I have the pleasure of working for ProVest Insurance Group here in Miami and most importantly I get to help my clients by making sure they are properly covered! I look forward to working with you!

Lazaro Toledo

T: 786-749-9557
Email Lazaro, here

Hi! I’m Lazaro Toledo, and I was born in Cuba but raised in Miami. I graduated from Florida State and worked in college basketball for five years before joining the ProVest family! My goal is to help protect everyone properly and make sure all have the coverage that best fits their needs. I look forward to working with you!

Abdy Guevara

T: 954-603-8561
Email Abdy, here.

Hello! My name is Abdy Guevara and Im originally from Guatemala. I’ve been in the Insurance Industry since 2013 and I love being a part of the Provest team. My goal is to provide the best service to everyone I talk to, from making sure they are properly insured to taking care of any of their insurance needs. I enjoy playing music, going to the beach and spending time with friends and family on my free time. Look forward to taking care of all your insurance needs! Yo Hablo Espanol!

North Carolina

Dave Cooper

T: 919-466-9853
Email Dave, here.

Hello, I am Dave Cooper and I have been in the insurance industry for over 20 years. I enjoy the beautiful North Carolina weather and the many outdoor and cultural activities the Triangle has to offer. I am married with two children. Taking care of the insurance and investment needs of my clients, their families and friends is my priority. Let me be of assistance in securing your financial future while satisfying the need of affordable insurance and outstanding personalized service. I look forward to talking with you soon.

Robby Blanks

T: 919-469-0619
Email Robby, here

Hey there, I’m Robby Blanks and I’m known around here as the go-to tech guy. If it’s broken in any of the offices, my phone rings. I’ve been in insurance since 2008 and my favorite part is helping my clients have a better day after they have talked to me. Besides technology and standing in line for the latest Apple device, I love to spend time reading, cooking, and playing the piano.

Barbara Fruman

T: 919-469-9643
Email Barbara, here.

Hi, My name is Barbara Fruman and I’m proud to say that I am a wife, mother of two beautiful daughters and Meme to three amazing grandchildren!!!! I love exercising and listening to upbeat music in my spare time. My real passion is advising my clients and helping them attain a secure financial future. I would love to meet you, so please stop by and introduce yourself!

Laura Gesualdi

T: 919-466-9400
Email Laura, here.

Hi, my name is Laura Gesualdi. I grew up in a New York suburb, but I was born in Uruguay. Spanish is my first language. I love working in the insurance industry because I know that my service and advice makes a difference in someone’s day. When I am not in the office, I am spending time with my son and our assorted dogs. We love the beach and the mountains so NC is a great place for us! I look forward to talking with all of you!

Keith Bettex

T: 919-755-9427
Email Keith, here.

Hi, my name is Keith Bettex. I’ve been in the Insurance Industry for 23 years now; originally for Long Island NY. I moved to North Carolina back in 1984. I enjoy outdoor activities, sports and music. My goal is to provide the best in customer service and satisfaction. I look forward to handling your insurance needs.

Kim Patterson

T: 919-467-4136
Email Kim, here

Hello!!! My name is Kim. Like many agents I am a transplant from Southern NJ, however I have spent most of my life in NC. I love the mild winters, the southern hospitality, and the beautiful landscapes. What makes me unique is I love educating families on how best to protect themselves, their families, and the assets they have worked so hard to attain from financial loss. I look forward to helping you.


Heather Luhman

T: 817-485-7475
Email Heather, here.

Hi, my name is Heather Luhman and I have been helping the customers at this agency since December 1996. I am happily married and we have a handsome son. When I am not in the office, I love to be out with friends and family having a good time. What I love most about insurance is getting to know my customers and growing relationships with them.

Michelle Zuniga

T: 817-485-9901
Email Michelle, here.

Hi, I’m Michelle Zuniga and I’ve been in insurance since 2005. I am married and we have two wonderful boys. My family loves to spend weekends with our classic car club, showing off our ’63 Impala, spending time with our friends and meeting new people. My favorite part of my job is being able to take care of my customers’ needs in the manner that fits them best.


Christopher Adams

T: 817-918-4334
Email Christopher, here

Hi, my name is Chris Adams. I grew up in the small town of Plainview, Texas and have lived in the Bedford area for the last 4 years. After high school, I went to Texas Tech University and graduated in 2010. In my free time, I enjoy playing golf, traveling, camping and hunting. I am an avid Texas Ranger’s fan and someday hope to travel to all 30 of the major league stadiums in the US and Canada. So far I have been to the Ranger, Braves and Mets stadiums, so only 27 to go! The most rewarding thing to me in my work is helping others; I’d love for you to come by so I can help you, too.

Brooke Barron

T: 817-498-3220
Email Brooke, here.

Hey all, I’m Brooke Barron. I’m a total Texan and you’ll hear it in my voice! I’m a happily married mother of three who loves traveling, spending time with family and friends, and am also a huge movie lover. When I need some quiet time, you’ll probably find me practicing yoga or reading a book. I first became an agent in 2008 and worked for ProVest for nearly 4 years. Though I took several years off to spend with my family, I am happy to say I’m back! I’ve missed my clients so much and look forward to protecting you and your loved ones once again.

Phillip Sikalasinh

T: 817-428-5144
Email Phillip, here.

Hello all, my name is Phillip Sikalasinh. I was born and raised in Amarillo, TX,  but have resided in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex since 2000. I am happily married with three wonderful kids. I am very family oriented, so if you see me outside of work, you’ll most likely see my family too. I got into the insurance business to help people out and let them know that they won’t be alone in their time of need. That itself is rewarding enough for me. So come on by where there’s always an open door and see how we could help you.

Jeff Johnson

Email Jeff, here

Hi, I’m Jeff Johnson and I was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, however moved to Texas in 2014 and love it here! When I’m not in the office, I’m at the park with my 2 Goldendoodles, spending time with friends or meeting new people. I also love to talk to clients to help them protect their family and what they work so hard for!

Brandi Austin

Email Brandi, here

Hello ladies and gentlemen! My name is Brandi Austin and I’m a proud mama bear to two little princesses and one wild man. When I’m not at work I enjoy reading, going to the gym, and singing loudly and off key to all my favorite music. I love listening to my clients and hearing their stories. I want to help you get the best protection possible for you, you family, and friends! Give me a call, I can’t wait to hear from you.

Bennett Souther

T: 682-224-4294
Email Bennett, here.

Hey guys, My name is Bennett, originally from beautiful Bend, Oregon and now residing in the amazing city of Fort Worth, TX! I made the transition to insurance because I love helping people. My goal is to leave you in a better position than you were before, understanding the type of coverage through education of your insurance so you have the right coverage for you and your families. My number one priority is to give you the best customer service experience I can! When I’m not meeting with clients, I enjoy spending time with my lovely girlfriend and husky. They mean the world to me. I also like doing anything outdoors, specifically snowboarding, hiking, and being on the water. I am passionate about life and can’t wait to hear from you and understand your needs!

Samuel Pryor

T: 817-952-5485
Email Samuel, here.

Hello my name is Samuel and my personal values are my Faith, Family, and Focus. My faith is the foundation of everything I am and everything I do. My wife and kids are my best friends, which is why I’m so big on family; and having over 15 years experience in the insurance industry is why I’m so focused on how to service my clients by helping them protect their family and their assets. Contact me using the information above and let’s see how we can get you better protected.

Russell Smith

T: 817-760-2445
Email Russell, here.

My name is Russell Smith. Born and raised right here in DFW and I have no intention of ever leaving! In my spare time I love to be with my family. My son has just recently become interested in fishing, so I am truly excited about that! My goal is to serve my clients to the best of my ability and to make sure they are well protected from MAYHEM! If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to call on me.