Meet Our Team
Mindy Cagan-Joslin is a talented risk manager and serves as Ranch & Coast’s Agency Principal. She’s been in the insurance industry since 2007, and has been with our agency since it opened in 2012. Mindy specializes in writing policies for personal lines, Business Owners with multiple entities, equine insurance, Error & Omission (E&O), and Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance. Outside of the agency, Mindy enjoys spending time with her husband, who is a Marine, and their young daughter, Maddison. As a family, they spend the fall cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and summers at the beach!
Looking for something to chat about (other than insurance) the next time you work with Mindy? Bring up any of these and you're golden.
Mindy's Favorite Movie: Pretty Woman or Irma La Deuce
Mindy's Favorite Book: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstone
Mindy's Favorite Sports Team: The Cowboys!
Mindy's Favorite Vacation: Bali and Italy
Erin was born in Los Angeles, CA but raised on the East Coast and spent much of her childhood on the road, traveling the country with her family. She always preferred the lifestyle and scenery of the West Coast and moved back to Southern California in 2011. She has previous professional experience as a Health & Life insurance agent, but joined the firm in 2016 to pursue a route that would allow her to focus primarily on Property & Casualty insurance. Erin has taken on a hybrid role with the company, as the Director of Client Services and as an insurance agent. She helps the company run efficiently, while she simultaneously discovers what it means to be a successful agent with Ranch and Coast.
In her free-time, Erin enjoys competitive sports, traveling, outdoors, and spending time with her daughter.
Favorite movie: Surf Ninjas
Favorite book: Anything by Charles Dickens!
Favorite Sports Team: The LA Dodgers
Favorite Vacation: Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Uruguay
Claire E. Gyben, CA License 0I73024
Claire was born and raised in San Diego and after getting a degree in Wine and Viticulture at Cal Poly, SLO she moved back to her hometown. She joined the firm in 2013 and started her career off as the Director of Client Services. She has learned, from a unique position, the many responsibilities that are required of an independent agent. As an agent, Claire insures both personal and commercial lines with a concentration on the wine industry. She keeps her passion for wine alive by holding a monthly wine tasting held at Ranch and Coast. For fun, Claire enjoys golfing, pilates, winetasting and spending time with her family.
Here are some fun facts about Claire…
Claire's Favorite movie: Elf
Claire's Favorite book: The Secret Life of Bees
Claire's Favorite Quotes:
“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” – Julia Child
“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” – Benjamin Franklin
Favorite Sports Teams: Chargers and Padres
Favorite Vacation: Belize and Italy
Amanda is a focused, self-motivated, and well-rounded insurance professional with more than 13 years of experience in insurance marketing, customer service, management, and sales. Amanda began her career as a receptionist with a President Council Farmers agent in San Diego, CA where she was born and raised. There she developed a liking for the insurance industry and went on to pursue her Life Insurance and Property and Casualty licenses, which she received in 2006 in 2008 respectively. Amanda spent 9 years with Farmers Insurance and then moved over to the brokerage side in 2013.
In 2011, Amanda got married and moved to Orange County, where she continued her career and established her family. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys travelling, shopping, cooking and spending time with her husband and 2-year-old daughter. Amanda is bilingual in English and in Arabic.
Amanda is very excited to bring her expertise and high energy level to Ranch and Coast Insurance Services.
Amanda’s Favorite Movie: The Notebook
Amanda’s Favorite Book: All Nicholas Sparks books
Amanda’s Favorite Sports Team: The Lakers
Amanda’s Favorite Vacation: The Middle East and New York City