About Gutierrez
Family Agency

Here at the Gutierrez Family Agency, our goal is to provide you with fair policies, reliable advice, and a sense of security that will help your family live well and thrive!

Meet the Team you deserve

Jorge Gutierrez

President/CEO

I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago; Dolton, IL to be exact and relocated to Indiana in 2007 to raise my family. I attended South Suburban College for my Associate’s degree, and then went to Robert Morris College for my Bachelor’s in Business Administration. I also attended Roosevelt University for my MBA. Regarding my experience in the insurance industry, I opened my insurance agency in 2015 but have been in the business and consulting industry for over 23 years. I don’t consider what I do work. I love what I do. Helping individuals and families protect what they love most.

On a personal level, I really enjoy traveling with my family. Spending quality time with them in various places around the globe fills me. I’m techy and love gadgets! A fun fact about me is that I’m usually the IT guy everywhere I go. I spend my weekends mostly coaching my girl’s soccer team year-round and watching movies with my family. I consider coaching my girl’s soccer team part of my volunteer activities – I’ve been doing it for over 4 years now and love seeing them work as a team. I’m also involved with several chambers in my community helping local business owners.

(708) 267-6469

Erika Gutierrez

Vice President

I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, in Harvey, IL. I moved to Indiana in 1998 to raise a family and enjoy the local community. I’ve helped develop and grow our agency team for almost 7 years now. I’ve also managed my own childcare center business for over 12 years with a teaching staff of 25. Coaching and developing individuals to achieve their career and personal goals makes me love my job.

When not busy with work, I really enjoy spending quality time with my daughters and traveling. We can’t wait to plan our next vacation. I enjoy socializing and getting to know people. My guilty pleasure is desserts, but I don’t really know how to bake. I’m a foodie and love tasting new flavors across the world. On most weekends, you can find me on the soccer fields cheering my daughters and their team! I enjoy shopping with my girls. I love children and look for different organizations and events that support children and teachers.

(219) 225-0300

Maria L. Casares

Manager of Operations/License Agent

I’m an East Chicago resident for over 50 years. I attended college once my children were in school full-time. I have a degree in Business! Regarding my professional experience, I have been a licensed agent for the last 35 years. I really like my job because I enjoy working with people and sharing knowledge about the insurance they should know. Truly fulfilling! Educating customers on the importance of insurance is extremely important to me – opening a chapter on how the insurance works and how it covers them! Working with staff and seeing them grow & sharing the excitement of selling is also great.

My personal joy is my family and it extends to my work family also. Even customers are treated like family in our agency. Be true to your heart! I tend to care too much some say. I don’t think so, if you can’t sell from your heart; it’s not real or caring. When I’m not working, I enjoy relaxing or at an outing with family.

(219) 576-7088

Carol Casady

Licensed Service Manager

Merrillville, IN was where I grew up and will soon be living in Crown Point. Regarding my professional insurance career, I’ve been licensed in Life, Accident & Health, Property, and Casualty since 1995. I have been with Allstate Insurance since 2004 and I love it! What I like the most about what I do is being a licensed professional and protecting families.

In my leisure time, I love being with my family, friends, and co-workers. The joy of my life is my 2-year-old granddaughter and new grandson who will be arriving in March 2022! When I’m off work, I love going to Nashville and enjoying the vibe of country music. Relaxing with my family and friends and helping others makes me happy.

(219) 767-088

Tiffany Sprouse

Licensed Sales Producer

I grew up in Steger, IL. Regarding my experience in the insurance industry, I have been in it for 6 years. I love working in insurance because, I like to help people save money but, also get them the right coverage.

Regarding my personal time, I enjoy spending it with my daughter and family. I also enjoy drama-filled tv, like Grey’s anatomy. If I am not working you can find me spending time with my daughter. I also do some volunteer work when I can. I am extremely passionate about March of Dimes and the Purple Purse Campaign!

(219) 525-8526

Mia Navarro

Customer Service Representative

I am from Cedar Lake and graduated from Purdue University Northwest within 3 years with a bachelor of science in business. I have been working for the insurance industry since June of 2021. I am on the customer service side and am learning something new every day! What I most like about my job is knowing that I am helping people every day and working with such a great team!

During my personal time, I really enjoy spending time with my loved ones. My guilty pleasure would be indulging in sweets! When I’m not at work you can find me either shopping or spending time in the city with my boyfriend.

(219) 225-0300

Natalie Salinas

Customer Service Representative

I grew up in Schererville, Indiana. I currently attend Purdue University as a Marketing major. I have been with the Gutierrez Family Agency for 3 months as a Customer Service Representative. What feels more rewarding about my job is whenever after a call, I know I was able to satisfy a customer’s needs or just made their day.

On a personal note, I enjoy my time with my family and friends, there is never a dull moment with them. Whenever I have some free time, I love indulging my time in art such as painting and beauty/fashion. On most weekends, you can find me in the city of Chicago, there are always fun things to do down there.

(219) 576-7088

Griselle Giro

Licenses Sales

I was born and raised in East Chicago. Before joining the insurance industry, I studied and worked as a drug and alcohol counselor. Now, I have 20 years of experience taking care of clients and their families’ insurance needs. I enjoy working with my clients’ needs and customizing comprehensive plans that include life, health, auto, home, and business insurance policies. The most exciting part of my job is saving people money and giving them better coverages. There is nothing more satisfying to me than taking care of the clients’ needs!

Some fun facts about myself are: I’m a novice Gardner, but I enjoy planting tomatoes, cucumbers, and other crops. I like coffee to a fault, and I’m also a weekend DIY warrior. As for volunteering activities, I enjoy packing the SUV with food and feeding the homeless.

(219) 225-0300

John Sanzo

Licensed Service Agent

I grew up in Chicago, North Side, and attended the American Institute of Banking Downtown Chicago. Regarding my professional experience, I have been licensed in insurance since 1993. I worked in sales, customer service, and underwriting also. What I most like about my job and overall personal life is helping people in their most difficult times.

Whenever I’m not at work, you can find me just relaxing at home!