Dustin Paine – Owner and Founding Agent
Dustin Paine began as an appointed agent for Farmers Insurance in 2010. Since his start, he has achieved company-wide recognition for his hard work in Texas insurance as well as the dedication he has to his business and clients. Paine Insurance Group’s status as a top level agency does not only come from his commitment to work, but primarily his passion for helping others. Dustin’s fun loving spirit and outgoing personality are the driving forces behind the agency’s success. His wide-eyed approach to life often finds him outdoors, a love which he shares with his beautiful family. If he is not in the office, you can probably find him with daughter Lex, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, rock climbing, or looking for something exhilarating.
Teri Ledesma – Licensed Agent Specializing in Personal Insurance
Teri has been working at the Paine Insurance Group since February 2014. She has a great work ethic and loves talking to new people, so much so, that she handles all of the new business prospects that come in from our referral partners by introducing herself and the agency. She is the key to helping people feel more comfortable and knowledgeable in their home buying experience. She enjoys coming to work every day because of the great atmosphere in the office, but when she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her new husband and playing with her two Dachshund puppies, Toby and Rocko.
Catlin “Cat” Tice – Billing and Document Specialist
Cat has been employed at Paine Insurance Group since April 2013. During the day she is a diligent worker, usually the first to answer the phones. With coffee running through her veins, she enthusiastically sends welcome emails to new clients and friendly reminders to existing clients. By night, she is a fun, caring mommy for her two daughters. She considers life to be a balancing act and enjoys every minute of it.
“Let your smile change the world. Don’t let the world change your smile.“
Carrie Mandell – Office Manager
Carrie joined the family in March 2013 and immediately took the reins as office manager. Her attention to detail and managerial experience helped systematically prepare for agency growth. She has been an integral part of staffing the office and training new hires to become the absolute best at what they do. She holds an optimistic point of view and desire to excel that drives her to succeed in her leadership role.
Her team mentality and satisfaction in seeing achievement of others is reflected in the close knit office environment she has worked so hard to help create. Carrie has many dreams and goals for the Paine Insurance Group and will follow all of them through until they are reality. You will probably hear Carrie laughing and she will always be the first to tell you a silly joke. She loves her friends like family and couldn’t live her life the way she wants without music, pickles, or the color green.
Christina Badarack – Licensed Agent
Christina joined Paine Insurance Group in May of 2016. Christina came from Keller Williams Real estate Brokerage where she worked with Agents. Christina enjoys helping others and making peoples day anyway she can. Christina always has a light and sparkle and like to share that with everyone she comes in contact with.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2-year-old son. Christina also enjoys running, anything Disney related and spending time outdoors with her family.
Tarra Apperson – Licensed Agent
Tarra is a native of Tucson, AZ. and moved to the Texas area to attend college at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Tarra comes to Paine Insurance Group with over 10 years in sales experience, 5 of those specifically in the Insurance/ Real Estate industry. Her knowledge of insurance and drive to ensure the client’s needs are met, make her a valuable asset. Tarra’s passion in business is to help her referral partners grow their business as she grows hers.
Tarra splits her free time with her three girls ranging from ages 2-14, and being involved in her home church. Her passions include college football ( UT), travel, horseback riding, working out, reading, concerts and sporting events.
Kaitlyn Pasquale – Billing and Document Specialist
Kaitlyn has been working with Paine Insurance Group since April 2016. She keeps busy during the day by sending new clients welcome emails and reminders to existing clients. Kaitlyn is always there to answer phone calls with a positive attitude. She answers questions regarding billing, claims or anything insurance related.
In her free time Kaitlyn loves spending time with her family, her boyfriend Toby, her dogs Paisley and Moose and her extended family all around DFW Metroplex. Kaitlyn enjoys cheering on her favorite sports teams, the Texas Rangers and The Dallas Cowboys.