Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He has been working in Medicare for several years, and specializes in Medicare Advantage and Supplement plans. He chose to partner the Bridlewood Insurance agency, because after talking with some colleagues he was told they had the best opportunity for training and support. Mike loves meeting with seniors and helping them navigate the Medicare system.
Originally from the Denver metro area, Mike and his wife Karen currently reside in Carson City, Nevada. They have been married for 39 years, and have a grown son, Michael and daughter Laura. They are also grandparents to Harrison, Fisher, Graham and Patrick. Their dog Toby rounds out the family circle. In his spare time, Mike is an avid golfer.
Amanda attended Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, CA. She then went on to further her education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she obtained her BA in International Affairs and International Spanish. She is currently enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America, working towards her Master’s in Professional Studies in Food Business. She has been the Restaurant Manager at Charles + Dinorah at The Pearl Hotel, and before that she was the Marketing Director at City Consulting Group. Amanda’s husband’s cousin, Jay Gray, is an agent manager with Bridlewood, and he gave her the opportunity to join his team. She is driven by a desire to help others and really enjoys spending time with seniors, which compelled her to seek out a specialization in Medicare. Amanda positions herself as a trusted ally to her clients, in ensuring a healthy and prosperous life.
Amanda was born in San Diego, and after attending college in Boulder, Colorado, and teaching English in Madrid, Spain, she returned to San Diego to embark on her professional career. She lived in University Heights for almost 10 years, and then in 2020 moved to the beautiful neighborhood of Bay Park. Her husband’s name is Paul, but he goes by Paulie. He’s from western Massachussets, and they got married in the beautiful Berkshires near his hometown in 2017. She is a step-mother to his beautiful 17 year old daughter Peyton. They also have a loving Goldendoodle named Elliot. Amanda enjoys cooking, eating, dining out and basically all things food! She loves the arts, from theater to music to film, and is a frequent podcast and audiobook listener. She loves puzzles and games, and any kind of playful group activity. Spending quality time at home with her family and friends, or traveling to a favorite nearby destination, like Valle de Guadalupe or Palm Springs, is always a thrill.
I started working with Bridlewood as I have dear friends that have been with Bridlewood for 10 years and encouraged us to join the team. Started April, 2020
I enjoy helping people save money and get good health care. Every time I’m able to help someone, it energizes me to move forward and accomplish even more.
Native to Colorado; Moved to Nevada in 2017
Married to Mike Engler for 38 years. We have two children-Michael, Jr.and his wife Kristen who have 3 boy’s (Harrison, Fisher, Graham), Laura Schue and husband Jake who just had their first baby, Patrick this January. We have a 12 year old dog, Toby who is a Yorkie mix.
Spending time with family and friends, gardening, taking long walks and reading.
Jim began his insurance career in early 1978, shortly after graduating with a BA in Recreation Administration from SDSU. Jim also has a Masters of Religious Studies from So. CA Bible College & Seminary. He has his life, health and disability insurance licenses, and holds a CLU and ChFC designations. Jim was introduced to Bridlewood Insurance in 2015, through mutual friend and colleague, Kent Hildebrand.
Jim’s business philosophy is, “as your insurance and benefits consultant, YOU become my top priority”. He has built his success on the three C’s – Client service, Competence and Clarity. Jim offers his clients Medicare supplement plans, advantage plans and prescription drug coverage.
As a Medicare beneficiary himself, Jim especially understands the perspective of those navigating the Medicare maze and is uniquely qualified to serve as your advocate and cut through the confusion.
Jim moved to San Diego in 1965. Jim and his wife have five adult children and 5 grandchildren that they love spending time with. Jim is a long time surfer and enjoys San Diego’s surf spots and getting outdoors in his hometown of Coronado.
Jose has an AA in Nuclear Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing. He used those degrees to build a thriving career in medical sales for over 40 years. Those sales included Nuclear Medicine, MRI, Cardiac CT, Gamma Knife, Cyberknife and Linear Accelerators. After Jose retired in 2017, he decided that a great segue would be to carry over his medical knowledge into a field where he would be able to help people with their health care concerns, and Medicare seemed to be the perfect fit for him.
He specializes in educating people about the various plans that are available to them, such as Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drug and Supplement plans. Jose started at Bridlewood in 2018 because he was looking for a client-centric, fast growing and dynamic company. He loves helping clients find the Medicare plan that best fits their medical and financial needs.
Jose was born and raised in El Salvador, Central America, but has been a resident of California for over 50 years. He lives in Lake Forest with his wife of 44 years, Paty, and their two children, Jessica and Jonathan. Jose likes to get his daily exercise by swimming, bike riding and playing pickle ball or tennis.
Susan and Richard are a husband & wife team serving the South Orange County area. Richard is a native southern Californian, and Susan moved to California from New York. Susan got her degree from Pace University, NY and Richard graduated from Newport University, CA.
They have been together for over 30 years, and their backgrounds have always been in Sales, Finance and Management. They both had highly successful careers as managers in the tech world (Silicon Valley). Upon relocating to Orange County, they decided to channel that expertise and background to support their Medicare clients. They have both been working in the insurance industry for over 14 years. Their goals are to offer first class service by advising the client of the Medicare options available to them, and making sure that the client feels they are a top priority!! They were introduced to Bridlewood Insurance over 5 years ago, and really like being part of such a highly regarded and recognized agency.
In their time off, they enjoy travel, music and golf.
Leticia has her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She has over 10 years in the insurance field, dealing with Life, Health and Medicare insurances. Leticia loves helping people, and being certain all their needs are met.
She resides in Palmdale, California with her husband Alejandro, whom she has been married to for 44 years. They have four adult children, 10 grandchildren and 3 great-granddaughters. Leticia is one of 12 director’s for the Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and sewing.
Martha received her B.S. in Business Administration from Cal Poly, Pomona. She has held various roles in the Information Technology industry, with her most recent position being the Director of the Project Management Office for the County of Orange. She has been a Medicare specialist for several years, and enjoys her new career.
Hi, we are very excited to partner with Bridlewood and to become your Orange County resource!
Denice Merrill is the Co-Owner of Merrill Insurance Services, Inc. Specializing in Medicare Plan Choices with over 10 years Experience.
With her success, she has won awards for agency of the year with United Healthcare in 2015, and Sales achievement award with Humana in 2015 in the Orange County Market. Denice is an Independent Medicare Broker offering a review of all plans in Orange County. Denice does not work for any one company, the analysis is based on your personal needs and helps direct you the client to the plan that looks to be the best fit based on your medications and doctors. Call to find out more – it never hurts to ask questions.
Helping people sort through the confusion of Medicare, gives Donna a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. She specializes in Medicare Advantage plans for her clients.
Donna was born in Culver City, and moved to south Orange County in 1966. She currently resides in San Juan Capistrano with her husband, Lance. They have been married for 13 years, and Donna has two grown children from a previous marriage, as well as two grandchildren with a third on the way. In her sparetime, Donna enjoys painting portraits, writing and has gotten passionate about Stand Up Paddleboarding at the Dana Point Harbor.