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Ryan Dye, CIC

Ryan Dye, CIC

Principal & Commercial Lines Manager


Ryan heads up our commercial lines department and is responsible for staff development and training, risk placement and marketing. Ryan has worked in the insurance industry since 1994 and specializes in commercial accounts including garage & dealers, product liability, construction risks, workers compensation, professional liability for attorneys, accountants, engineers, and real estate firms. Ryan earned his CIC designation in 2016.

Ryan is married with 4 great kids and enjoys spending time with his family and camping, hiking, boating, and riding his motorcycle across the country.  Ryan is an active Boy Scout leader and community and church volunteer.

Kristopher Dye, CIC

Kristopher Dye, CIC

Principal & Benefits Manager


Kris is the CFO of Safeguard Insurance and also heads up our group and individual benefits department.  If you are looking for help with health, life or disability insurance for you or your business, Kris is the guy to call. Kris earned his CIC designation in 2016.

Kris was born and raised in Las Vegas and graduated from UNLV with a degree in Business Finance. He is married with 3 incredible daughters.

Jennifer Wood

Jennifer Wood

Principal & Personal Lines Manager


Jennifer was born and raised in Las Vegas and graduated from UNLV with a degree in elementary education. She taught school for several years before being “recruited” to work in the insurance industry. Jen has managed the personal lines department at Safeguard Insurance since 2002 and oversees the work of our customer service representatives.

Jennifer is married with 3 awesome kids and enjoys camping and riding ATV’s.

Douglas Dye

Douglas Dye

Account Executive


Doug has lived in Las Vegas since 1976 and is a an 21 year veteran of the insurance industry. He is an avid rock climber and most weekends can be found hanging out (literally) on the side of a cliff at Red Rock Canyon. If he’s not hanging from a cliff, you’ll find him carving canyons on his motorcycle.  A self-described “adrenaline junkie”, Doug is a Veteran of the US Army 82nd Airborne division and an active leader in the Boy Scouts and his church. Doug specializes in complex personal lines accounts including high-net worth customers that required a very tailored insurance portfolio.

Doug officially semi-retired in 2013 but on any given day you are likely to find him at the office helping his customers.

Rick Saxen

Rick Saxen

Account Executive


Rick is a 23-year insurance veteran and has been with Safeguard Insurance since 2001.   Rick handles complex personal and commercial lines accounts including high-net-worth individuals, manufacturing, transportation, restaurants, contractors and landlords.

In his free time, Rick is an avid hunter, fisherman and loves spending time outdoors.    Rick has 3 great kids and a new granddaughter!

Julie Ligotti

Julie Ligotti

Account Executive


Julie is a Vegas local, born and raised in Sin City. She has been in the insurance industry for 34 years, including 23 years with Prudential and the last 12 with Safeguard Insurance. Julie is a life insurance expert and also writes all types of personal and business insurance including a niche specialty in dry cleaners, launderers, restaurants, taverns, and auto repair.

Nick Patterson

Nick Patterson

Account Executive


Nick is a Wisconsin Native who has lived in Las Vegas for 11 years. He has been in the insurance and financial planning industry for over 10 years including 6 years with Country Financial. Nick specializes in complex commercial lines accounts including medical facilities, manufacturing, auto dealerships, franchise restaurants, and contractors.

In his free time, Nick enjoys playing hockey, kickboxing, golf, and the great outdoors.

Stephanie Salmon, CIC

Stephanie Salmon, CIC

Account Executive


Stephanie has been in the insurance industry for over 16 years with a broad range of experience and accounts.  Her prior experience as an underwriter helps to foster a proactive approach to evaluating insurance needs and risk management.  Stephanie specializes in commercial and personal lines insurance and is known for her quality customer service, knowledge, responsiveness and dedication to our clients.  Stephanie earned her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 2006.

In her free time, Stephanie loves the great outdoors and hiking.  She is a martial arts enthusiast and also involved with her community as a Girl Scout troop leader and volunteering/give back events.

Jessica Schneck, CISR

Jessica Schneck, CISR

Personal Lines Account Manager


Jessica was raised in Las Vegas and has worked in the insurance industry since 2006. She has been with Safeguard Insurance since 2011.  Jessica is our personal lines account manager and is an expert in auto, home, rental property, and umbrella insurance.  Jessica can also help with term life insurance quotes.  Jessica enjoys reading, camping, and is the proud mother of two ridiculously cute children.

Jessica has earned her CISR designation.

Heidi Vaitaiki, CISR

Heidi Vaitaiki, CISR

Personal Lines Account Manager


Heidi is originally from Idaho but has lived in Las Vegas since she was 6 years old.  Heidi has been with Safeguard Insurance since 2012 and is one of our top personal lines account managers.  If you are looking for quotes on auto, home, umbrella, rental property or term life insurance, Heidi is here to help! Heidi has earned her CISR designation.

She enjoys reading, singing, and has played piano for 20 years. She loves to play volleyball and currently plays rugby for a local women’s team here in Las Vegas.

Jessi Aguirre

Jessi Aguirre

Personal Lines Account Manager


Jessi Aguirre has been with Safeguard since 2013 and is one of our incredible personal insurance agents. Jessi can help with auto, home, renters, condo, term life insurance, and rental property insurance. Jessi is fluent in Spanish.

Jessi is originally from Central America but grew up in Las Vegas. When she is not quoting insurance, Jessi loves to hang out with family, trying new local restaurants, dancing salsa, and working out!

Adrianne Goodrich, CISR

Adrianne Goodrich, CISR

Commercial Lines Account Representative


Adrianne is a Bay Area native and moved to Las Vegas about 8 years ago. Adrianne has worked at  Safeguard Insurance since 2010 and is one our commercial lines account representatives.   Adrianne is a fantastic customer service representative and can help with renewals, billing questions, certificates, policy changes, claims and just about anything else for your business insurance policies. Adrianne has earned her CISR designation, which shows her dedication to and knowledge of the insurance industry.

Adrianne loves music, reading, anything Disney and visiting her family near San Francisco.

Cindi Nelson, CISR

Cindi Nelson, CISR

Commercial Lines Account Representative


Cindi has worked for Safeguard Insurance since 2004 and is our Commercial Lines specialist extraordinaire.  Cindi has earned the CISR designation. If you need help with certificates, policy changes, renewals, Cindi is the one to call.

Raised in Kingman AZ, Cindi moved to Las Vegas in 2002.

Stephanie Schindel, CISR

Stephanie Schindel, CISR

Commercial Lines Account Representative


Stephanie grew up in Las Vegas.  After living all over the US, she decided to come back to the valley to be near family and raise her kids.  She enjoys traveling, camping and spending time at the beach with her kids, family, and friends.

As a commercial lines account representative, Stephanie works with business insurance customers to answer billing questions, provide certificates of insurance and assist with claims.   Stephanie has been with Safeguard since 2015 and has earned her CISR designation.

Amy Perez

Amy Perez

Personal Lines Account Representative


Amy has been with Safeguard Insurance since 2012 and is the personal lines assistant to Rick Saxen.   If Rick is your agent, you probably know Amy too! Amy can help with all types of personal insurance including auto, home, renters, condo, and rental property.

Amy was born and raised in New Jersey and has lived in Las Vegas for the past 11 years. She is the proud mother of two amazing sons and in her spare time enjoys spending time with family and traveling.

Lindsey Hedges

Lindsey Hedges

Personal Lines Customer Service


Lindsey is a Las Vegas Native and has been with our agency since 2014. As a licensed personal lines account representative, Lindsey can help with policy changes, quotes, and billing questions.

Lindsey loves traveling and hiking around the Las Vegas area.

Kelsey Howard

Kelsey Howard

Personal Lines Customer Service


Kelsey originally hails from Arizona but has made Las Vegas her home for the past 13 years. Kelsey has her NV property & casualty insurance license and is one of our incredible customer service reps.

Kelsey lived in the Philipines for 18 months and is fluent in Tagalog!

Angela Beach

Angela Beach

Personal Lines Customer Service


Angela is the friendly voice that answers the phone at Safeguard Insurance. She is a Las Vegas native but recently returned from living in Paris for 18 months. Angela is fluent in French, English, and Spanish!

When she is not at work, Angela enjoys creating art, soccer, reading, and anything outdoorsy!

Sydney Libbey

Sydney Libbey

Commercial Lines Customer Service