Our Team

Since 2011, Health Connect Insurance has helped members navigate the turbulent and dynamic world of health insurance. What originally started as a small, local shop now boasts some of the highest enrollment totals in the entire United States due to one, simple motto— make insurance simple by providing unbiased price comparisons of the highest-rated health insurance companies, free of charge.

Your personal Health Connect Insurance agent is dedicated to:

  • Listening to your individual situation

  • Answering any questions you may have

  • Explaining the information you need to make an informed decision

  • Completing your application in a timely manner

  • Assisting you with personalized customer service so that you don't have to rely on the 1-800 numbers after you've enrolled

  • Providing you with support and guidance in the event that you have to use your insurance

 
BRANDON MONTY    Agency Manager - Licensed Agent

BRANDON MONTY

Agency Manager - Licensed Agent

2019 chairman’s award

Brandon holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Pacific Union College. He has been in the insurance industry for 9 years and enjoys the unique, ever-changing landscape of the health insurance realm. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, and basketball.

ASHLEY SIMPSON    Client Services Manager - Licensed Agent

ASHLEY SIMPSON

Client Services Manager - Licensed Agent

Ashley studied psychology and social behavior at UCI. She has been in the industry for 5 years and enjoys helping clients solve the complicated issues they encounter. In her free time she loves working with children and teaches swimming classes to kids.

RAECHELLE DAVIS    Director of Operations - Licensed Agent

RAECHELLE DAVIS

Director of Operations - Licensed Agent

Raechelle received her degree in Psychology from Vanguard University where she was fortunate to compete in the NAIA national tournament, Taiwan, and Costa Rica as a member of the women’s basketball team. She comes from a background in administrative services which compliments her passion of helping others build better futures and has been serving in the insurance industry for 2 years.

MARK ZAPEDA    Licensed Agent

MARK ZAPEDA

Licensed Agent

Mark served in the United States Navy from 2006-2011 and was deployed twice among three different operations. He brings his military work ethic to insurance industry where he has been licensed for over 5 years. In his spare time he enjoys basketball, jiu-jitsu, and hiking.

AARON MONROE    Licensed Agent

AARON MONROE

Licensed Agent

Aaron is the definition of stability. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree from a private college in Northern California. While there, he managed the men's basketball team and currently enjoys singing at his church in his free time. Aaron brings his consistency to the insurance industry by helping his clients in a systematic way.

LUKE THORNBURGH    Licensed Agent

LUKE THORNBURGH

Licensed Agent

2019 chairman’s award

Luke holds a BA degree in communication and spent a year studying Spanish in Sagunto, Spain. He chose to be an insurance agent after watching his Aunt deal with cancer and the ensuing battles with the Insurance companies. In his free time he enjoys playing music at church, painting, and playing pickle ball.

MARIA IRWIN    Licensed Agent

MARIA IRWIN

Licensed Agent

Maria has been licensed for over 7 years, and prior to that was a flight attendant. In fact, she met her husband on a plane! Maria chose the insurance field because she has seen firsthand how important it can be to have the right plan. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

SAMMY UGARTE    Licensed Agent

SAMMY UGARTE

Licensed Agent

2019 chairman’s award

Sammy chose to be in the health insurance field because of the liberty he has to choose his own schedule and hours of work. What makes him a great agent and separates him from the rest of the field is that he makes himself accessible to his clients 24/7. He genuinely enjoys helping people find the best plan that fits their needs.

TAD BUCHOZ    Licensed Agent

TAD BUCHOZ

Licensed Agent

Tad is a former competitive surfer, and has surfed in countries including Fiji, Tahiti, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. He holds a Bachelor's degree in communication from UC Santa Barbara, and has been in the insurance industry for over 10 years.

PAUL SUGGS    Licensed Agent

PAUL SUGGS

Licensed Agent

2019 Chairman’s award

Paul was born in Bogota, Colombia and holds a Bachelors degree in business management from the University of Scranton.  He has been in the insurance industry for 7 years, and enjoys the challenge it brings each day. He played hockey in college and helps the Anaheim Ducks with marketing in his free time.

 
 
AARON CHOI    Licensed Agent

AARON CHOI

Licensed Agent

Aaron has been a diehard Spurs fan for over 23 years. He has been licensed for over 5 years and believes that making his client's needs a priority is what makes him an outstanding agent. He doesn’t feel like he has done an excellent job unless his clients issues have been totally resolved.

 
JONATHON SKOPINICH    Licensed Agent

JONATHON SKOPINICH

Licensed Agent

CHRIS DOELLERER    Licensed Agent

CHRIS DOELLERER

Licensed Agent

JARENI NUNEZ    Licensed Agent

JARENI NUNEZ

Licensed Agent

Jareni has been in the insurance industry for over 5 years. She takes pleasure in helping clients fully understand their coverage options and benefits. In her free time she enjoys volunteering at local schools to improve opportunities for kids.

 
 
TOM UZELAC    Licensed Agent

TOM UZELAC

Licensed Agent

Tom has been a household name in the Orange County health insurance market for over 25 years. A consistent top producer, Tom draw's on his many years of experience to provide guidance for all situations. In his free time Tom enjoys spending time with his 4 children and watching sports.

 
SHANE UZELAC    Licensed Agent

SHANE UZELAC

Licensed Agent

LISA MARIE VELASCO    Licensed Agent

LISA MARIE VELASCO

Licensed Agent

SHARON AVELLANA    Licensed Agent

SHARON AVELLANA

Licensed Agent

AUSTIN COETZEE    Licensed Agent

AUSTIN COETZEE

Licensed Agent

2019 Chairman’s award

Austin holds a business degree from Pacific Union College in Napa Valley, where he had the opportunity to play college basketball. It was there that he learned the importance of time management and a good work ethic. He applies those characteristics towards the insurance business and helping others find the best plan for their family.

 
CHRIS DOELLERER    Licensed Agent

CHRIS DOELLERER

Licensed Agent

Christian grew up in the hills of Napa Valley and holds a BBA degree in accounting from Pacific Union College. He chose a career as an agent because he loves talking with people and guiding them through the world of health insurance. In his free time, he can be found rock climbing or surfing at the beach.

CHRIS VELASCO    Licensed Agent

CHRIS VELASCO

Licensed Agent

JOSH UZELAC    Licensed Agent

JOSH UZELAC

Licensed Agent


The Chairman's distinction is awarded to agents that demonstrate a high persistency rate combined with a minimum level of production during the current year.