Dwight Bentz - Agency Owner
Dwight was born in and raised in Merced, CA. Dwight's mom, Kelly, has been in Education for over 35 years. Mike, Dwight's father, has been in the window covering / design business for just as long. Together, these two individuals formed the core of how Dwight does business.
After graduating with an Economics degree from UC Davis in 2007, Dwight's path led him into education. He worked as both a tutor and teacher while trying to find a school district to call home, he felt this invisible hand (economics joke) driving him toward something more.
In 2011, Dwight left the education industry to pursue a career in the financial services / insurance industry and he has been there ever since. Dwight "cut his teeth" by working as an exclusive insurance agent for AAA Northern California and in 2019 decided to move on to open his own Farmers insurance agency.
Dwight's parents are a tremendous influence on how Dwight conducts his business. He believes that his clients should be educated on what they are buying before they purchase. Dwight's father built his business by creating trusting relationships with his clients and Dwight feels that is just as essential in this time.
Dwight now lives in Folsom with his wife Anne, as well as with their two dogs, Douglas and Pupper. Dwight enjoys going on walks with his wife, playing golf when he can, and volunteering / supporting local non-profits (particularly for Veterans).
Michelle Vasquez - Insurance Agent
Michelle Vasquez is the epitome of a local insurance agent expert. Michelle earned her insurance license in 2009 and has been an agent with Farmers ever since. Not many people in this world can say that they have represented a single company proudly for over 10 years, but Michelle can and has. This is not only a testament to Farmers as a company, but also to Michelle who fights for her clients every day, 365 days a year!
Michelle is 5th generation Amador County. Her Grandfather, Ross Oliveto, also an Amador native, after WWII opened a distribution company servicing Amador and neighboring counties and aptly named it: Oliveto Distributing Company. They would purchase dairy products from local Farmers and distribute them to local grocery stores and restaurants. The company is still around to this day!
Michelle is married to her husband Devin of 23 years. They have two children together and both attend the local Junior High and High School. Her family loves to glamp, cook together, and altogether go on family adventures.
Michelle has pretty much seen it all when it comes to insurance. She is an invaluable asset to the agency. As the industry evolves, so does Michelle. She is always focused on finding her clients and referral partners the best coverage possible at the best possible price.