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51652 Desert Club Drive, Suite 202, La Quinta, CA 92253 Desert Insurance Solutions is a local, leading personal and commercial insurance agency, serving La Quinta, California and Scottsdale, Arizona

Who We Are

Carrie BabijCarrie Babij, President and co-owner, is responsible for all aspects of marketing, operations and client satisfaction at Desert Insurance Solutions. Before starting Desert Insurance Solutions, Carrie had over 20 years’ experience with high net worth personal lines at Brown and Brown Private Client Group, and commercial lines as Vice-President, Wells Fargo Insurance in Seattle, WA. Carrie attended the University of Washington.

Mark BabijMark Babij, Chief Financial Officer and co-owner, is responsible for financing and planning. Mark has over 20 years’ experience with finance and planning as Vice-President at the American Express Company, one of the world’s most respected service organizations. Mark has an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Lorena Olvera-DenegriLorena Olvera-Denegri, Agency Service Manager, is responsible for commercial client service and general office management. Previously Lorena was Vice-President, Agency Operations for Trinity Excess and Surplus, a specialty insurance company providing “out of the box” solutions for commercial clients. Lorena is bilingual, in English and Spanish.

Reyna MazariReyna Mazari, Agency Service Representative, is responsible for personal lines client service. Reyna has 15 years’ insurance experience most recently as Personal Lines Account Manager for Desert Cornerstone. She was also Underwriting Assistant at Monarch Excess and Surplus, and was a junior underwriter at Trinity. Reyna has a degree from College of the Desert and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Colleen FloresColleen Flores, Account Executive-Health Insurance, is responsible for business development and service for health insurance and benefits. She works with individuals, businesses with group plans and Medicare clients. Before joining Desert Insurance Solutions she spent three years in an agency environment becoming expert on health insurance, the Affordable Care Act and related compliance issues. Colleen has a degree in Business Administration from College of the Desert.

Kaycie BakerKaycie Baker, Account Executive-Arizona Division, manages our Scottsdale sales office and is responsible for business development in Arizona and other states outside California. Kaycie has experience with insurance agency administration and previously was an account executive for a Phoenix area food product manufacturer.

Carol BarryCarol Barry, Service Associate, supports customer service across the organization. Carol holds a California Life and Health license, and is also attending college at Cal State San Bernardino.

At Desert Insurance Solutions we work closely as a team to bring all our experience and resources together on behalf of each client. We strive to be your local expert, trusted friends.

Commercial and Workers' Comp
Commercial and
Workers' Comp
Professional Liability
Basic Auto and Homeowners
Basic Auto, Health
and Homeowners
Private Client Service
Private Client