Meet Our Team

Omar Salazar
Agency Owner

I was born and raised right here in El Paso, TX and have 10 years of experience working with insurance.

I’ve always pursued and wanted a career that was rewarding in all aspects of my life. I believe that one of the most rewarding things in life is having the opportunity to help others. I truely enjoy meeting new people every day and l especially love to hear about their stories. Protecting their hard-earned assets and their families’ future is a true privilege and the best part is that I get to do it every single day!

Personally, I love to play golf and I can also play the electric guitar (Blues). More recently I’ve started having a passion for grilling and BBQ. On the weekends I like spending time at home cooking and trying new recipes, that is if I am not golfing. Also, my wife and I do enjoy small getaways to Ruidoso, NM.

Playing the guitar is definitely one of my hidden talents. I’ve been doing it for over 25 years. I sometimes jam with other musicians when I get the opportunity. My guilty pleasure is potato chips. I just love them since I was a child. Cannot seem to shake off the craving for them.

I am a big supporter of the Ronald Mcdonald house, Children’s Hospital, El Paso Humane Society and the First Tee of El Paso.


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Shauna Lee
Agency Owner

I was born in Anchorage Alaska. My father was in the military so we found our home in El Paso. I’ve lived here most of my life. My educational background is in finance, I received a degree from New Mexico State University.

When it comes to the insurance world, I have 10 years of experience in the industry and what I love most about my line of work is helping others. My job is not necessarily to ‘sell’. My job is to make sure my clients are secure from financial devastation in case disaster were to strike. My ultimate goal is to be a trusted advisor to my clients.

On a more personal level, I love animals and can’t stop talking about them. My dogs are my children. I also love doing yoga and being outdoors. On the weekends one of my favorite things to do is hiking, spending time with my family, and cooking.

Something I enjoy doing is waking up every morning around 4 am (with no alarm clock ) to take pictures of the sunrise. Some people think it is crazy but for me, it sets the right tone for my day and brings balance to my life.

When it comes to giving back, I am passionate about helping Big Brothers Big Sisters, a big-hearted organization whose goal is to make a positive impact in the lives of at-risk children. I’ve also volunteered with The Children’s Hospital, and Monta Vista Retirement Community


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Claudia Morin
Agency Consultant

I grew up in beautiful El Paso, where the big star is light up high in the mountain. I graduated from Bowie High School, proud to be a Bowie Bear, I was involved in Cheerleading, Dance, and Basketball all over high school.

I have worked with Insurance for more than five years and our customers become our family. Providing the best advice for my clients is my number one priority, helping them properly protect themselves and their family is what really makes our agency stand out. What excites me most about my job is that people trust me with their insurance needs. I take joy in knowing that I can really make a difference in someone’s life, knowing that they will be protected in case anything happens. Knowing that, gives me peace and happiness.

I also really enjoy traveling, getting to know different places, cultures, and people. I always like to ask people about the places they have traveled to. To me, it’s fascinating to understand how other people live and I can often get tips on my next vacation spot.

On my weekends I like to spend time with my family and go outdoors. I love four-wheeling in my Jeep and visit new spots I have not been to in my city.

Something people may not know about me is that I actually like to sing. Karaoke is something I really enjoy doing, it all started with my mom who sings in our family reunions almost every weekend.

I really enjoy volunteering for Animal shelters and I am very passionate about animal rights.


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Beatriz Medina
Agency Consultant

I was born in Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua. I moved to the U.S when I was 10 years old. I attended Chapin High School and graduated in 2013. I am currently attending college for a Kinesiology degree.

When it comes to insurance, I have 4 years of experience in the industry. What I love most about my role here at the Salazar and Lee Agency, is that I get to meet and advise people every day. What excites me about my job is the fact that I get to make a difference every day by attending to my customer’s needs. My biggest contribution is my eagerness to help others.

Everyone that knows me knows that I enjoy cooking, I’m always looking for new recipes to share with my friends and family. On the weekends, I like to spend time with my daughter and husband, attending his soccer games every Sunday morning, and going for walks and hikes as a family.

I really love reading a good book in my free time. Many may not know this about me but I love books. Ask me what my latest read it and I’ll be more than happy to share and make some suggestions too!


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Susana Lopez
Licensed Sales Professional

I am a licensed trusted advisor for Property & Casualty at Salazar & Lee agency. My goal is to inform, advise, & provide options for how you could bring peace of mind to yourself & those that you love the most. I want to do everything possible to make sure you feel at home with your extended family and to know we will be here to cover the financial burden in case of an unforeseen event caused by an x-factor. My goal is that my clients, their family, and their friends, to have amazing days full of joy and love!

I was born and raised in El Paso, Tx and love everything about the city. I love the friendly people, historic culture and the sunny year long weather. I am also a UTEP graduate with a Bachelors degree in Multidisciplinary Studies. I will always continue to learn new things and better myself to give back to the community. I believe life is full of amazing possibilities with the potential to create new happy moments everyday.

What most excites me about my job is that I am here to serve the community in El Paso, the state of Texas and our Neighbor state New Mexico. I understand that life happens and I’ happy I have the ability to make sure that it doesn’t affect my client’s nest egg. I take great pride knowing that my job is to protect people’s futures.

I value other important things in life such as family time. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending the day with my beautiful and amazing son. We do everything together, like traveling, going to the park, shopping, dinning or a quiet evening at home watching a


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Alejandro Arango
Sales / Leads

I was born in Bogota, Colombia but I grew up in San Diego, California. I moved to El Paso when I was 9 yrs old and attended EPCC studying Business and Accounting.

I’ve been in the insurance business for a total of four years helping many people secure proper coverage. What I love most about this job is that I’m able to help families in the community find the protection they deserve.

Personally, sports, in general, is a subject that I can’t stop talking about. I like playing and watching all major sports. Music is the second thing I enjoy the most. When I’m not at work I like to go to the movies, friends’ house or out with family. I enjoy being as active as possible.

Something people might not know about me is that I can play a couple of instruments such as the violin and piano and chocolate is probably my guilty pleasure.

I’m an active Jehovah’s Witness and I am fully involved in all of their activities.


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Jasmine Hidrogo
Agency Consultant

I was born and raised here in El Paso TX. I am a Hanks Knights graduate so my heart lies here in the eastside, but like most people from El Paso, Scenic Drive is my favorite location to appreciate our great city.

When it comes to my experience with insurance, I have worked in the industry for 5+ years and I look forward to many more years servicing the insurance needs of all our clients. The most exciting aspect of my job is seeing families being properly covered when they need it the most. This last year with all the hurricanes in Texas I was filled with joy when I saw that hurricane victims did not have to add insurance worries to their list. I hope to continue to guide clients into preparing for situations like these!

What I enjoy the most in my free time is exploring El Paso and all the local entertainment. El Paso is a growing City and there is so much to explore, from new businesses/restaurants to amazing historical locations. I’m always open to the next adventure El Paso has to offer.

On the weekend you will most likely find me at home relaxing with family and friends. On a sunny day, you can find me anywhere from downtown catching a chihuahuas game to cattleman’s enjoying a hayride. My guilty pleasure that most people will find surprising is that I’m a HUGE Game of Thrones fan!

I volunteer when I can for my brother’s football team, he is a proud Eastwood middle Raider!


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Olivia Varela
Licensed Insurance Advisor

I was born and raised here in El Paso, TX.

What most excites me about my role here at Salazar and Lee is to be an Advisor. Being able to take care of loved ones is what I love the most about my job. Life happens, but knowing that some weight is lifted from your shoulders is such a relief. Plus, I really enjoy meeting new people! I can talk and talk all day!

When I’m not working, I’m spending my time with my Husband and Kids. We are always on the go as a sports-crazed family! You’ll find us on the baseball field or in a basketball gym. I live for this! Something people may not know about me is that I’m ERY competitive! I’m a goal setter and I WILL achieve any goal I set for myself or any goal that is challenging me.

“Everything negative-pressure, challenges- is all an opportunity for me to rise.” – Kobe Bryant
I am the Team-Mom for my son’s sports organizations which I love doing!


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Erick Nevarez
EFS

I was born in Grand Island, Nebraska and raised in El Paso, Texas most of my life.

I am an Exclusive Financial Specialist, and I have a decade of experience in the Financial and Insurance Industry. As a Financial Specialist, I believe the most important attribute I provide to others is my “Voice”. It is our sole purpose to help others and consult them in some of the most important decision makings of their lives when dealing with financial or protection strategies. (Life Insurance, Retirement, Annuities, etc.)

Being a Trusted Advisor is what I strive for on. It excites me every day to be in a position to make such a positive impact on the lives of my community. I strongly believe in what I do, and to be a voice you can always depend on is the most important contribution I can ever make.

Personally, I truly enjoy meeting new people every day. I love to connect with them and hear their life stories and goals. Protecting their assets and strategizing for their future goals is a true privilege I am honored to be in. Developing a client relationship is the best part of my day in my line of work.

The only Bigger role I play in life is being the Best Father I can possibly be for my children. My Family is what I can’t stop talking about anytime I am away from them. My children are my driving force in life, and anything and everything that we can do as a family to put a smile to their faces are what satisfies me the most as a Loving Father. When the opportunity arises, I love to workout and play basketball amongst other sports. Also, On Weekends my wife and I love to cook or grill and try various new recipes.

My Strong Competitive Nature I have to say is definitely a hidden talent most people don’t get to truly see about me on a daily basis. Even if it is just amongst myself mentally, I find myself making most daily or fun activities a competition. As I consider it to be a guilty pleasure of mine, with the right crowd I have fun when I can show that side of me.

I along with many of my team members in the company love to volunteer events for a great cause. It is in the moments we take pride impacting the community and bringing awareness to others to support our City.


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Fernando Rivas
Licensed Sales Professional

I was born and raised here in El Paso TX. I am the son of a single mother and brother of a fallen hero, MAJ. Rodolfo I. Rodriguez USAF

I really found my passion in the insurance business. Helping others has become a passion of mine.

Like my brother, I love to help people and I feel lucky to have the opportunity to do just that here at Salazar & Lee. Working alongside a team of high energy, talented and hardworking people enables allows me to feel rewarded and excited about changing many lives.

Personally, I enjoy the simple things in life. I love anime, art, traveling, video games, spending time with my family and my 7-year-old boy, my pride and joy. I’ve always considered myself a geek, I will always be Team Captain America, YEAH!!

Something that I’m very passionate about is MUSIC!! In my younger years, I was lucky to have been a part of the nightlife. It was very exciting and very fun. My heart is forever El Paso.


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Ramon Madero
Licensed Sales Professional

I was born and raised in El Paso Texas. Graduated from Bel Air High school.

I have 5 years of experience in the insurance industry, including, auto, home, life, and health products as well as banking, mutual funds, retirement and college savings.

What most excites me about my role is the ability to not only help customers but educate them as well. Protecting future generations for years to come is what I want to contribute.

On a more personal note, I’m a big Football and Baseball guy. From playing and competing to watching and attending live sporting events I can’t get enough of it! My guilty pleasure is FOOD! I love a good burger or chicken sandwich. My favorite is Whataburger. Some talents I have are: I can play all sports, I know to use dj equipment, and I am pretty good on a foosball table.
Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend?

Besides planning outings with my family and kids, I play slow-pitch softball on the weekend, I also like to grill and cookout.


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Rudy B. Cordero
Licensed Sales Consultant

I was born & raised in El Paso, TX. My zodiac sign is “Aries” & I graduated from Montwood High School in 2013 so I guess you can say I was born to be a Ram!

I started my journey in the insurance field in 2016 when I began my career as a Trusted Insurance Consultant. Prior to this amazing opportunity with the team here at Salazar & Lee, I spent some time selling cars. So if you have any questions about buying or insuring a car, I’m your guy!

What I enjoy most about working at Salazar & Lee Agency is applying my experience and expertise to guide and protect local clients from life’s unexpected events. Providing them with the peace of mind so that, when times get tough, we are going to be there for them! I love being able to meet and create long-lasting relationships with my clients!

Another interesting thing about me is the fact that I love love love talking & debating sports, specifically NFL & NBA topics. Don’t bring up a sports conversation with me unless you have hours of free time to talk! But what I REALLY enjoy is traveling to different cities & creating new experiences! I try to make the most of every trip I take! Living & enjoying life is what I’m all about!

During my off time, I also like to stay active & on the go! Whether it’s going to the gym, playing basketball, football, or hiking. If I’m not in the office, you can find me hanging out or spending time with my girlfriend and friends. I’m not a home-body by any means.

I have a hidden talent too! I’m actually a good artist, I’ve always been able to draw. I don’t draw often but when I do, I never fail to impress!


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