Our Team


Louis D. Skinner

Owner/Agent

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Louis Skinner is the owner of Niceville Insurance and is still an active agent within the office. He has been in the insurance industry since 1993 and started NIA in 1995 specializing in Personal, Commercial and Life insurance. His wealth of knowledge is invaluable to the staff and is well respected in the Niceville community. Louis contributes to community service through his memberships in the Niceville/Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and First Baptist Church of Niceville. He is a former member and President of the Niceville/Valparaiso Rotary Club. Louis’ time away from work is spent with his wife and son, Kendra and Blake. The family enjoys any type of outside activity, especially hunting, fishing and boating.

Russell Gunter

Personal Lines Manager/Agent

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Russell Gunter, Personal Lines Manager for Niceville Insurance, has been in the insurance industry since 2001 and NIA since 2003. He specializes in Personal and Life insurance. His comprehensive knowledge of insurance coverages has proven beneficial to our clients. Russell's Bachelor of Science degree in Risk Management helps to further his knowledge in risk management from both sides of the spectrum. This degree enables him to guide his clients toward better savings and more protection. Russell enjoys any activity that involves being outdoors.

Travis Wieland

Personal Lines/Agent

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Louis Travis Wieland, a lifelong resident of the Niceville community, has been with NIA since 2006. His specialty is Personal Lines Insurance: home, flood, wind, auto, boat and personal umbrella coverages. Travis is a member of the Niceville/Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and the RLI Business Exchange. Fishing is his favorite pastime.

Cindy Ladurini

Personal Lines/Sales

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Cindy Ladurini has been with NIA since 2006 and has grown in her ability to help her Personal Lines clients stay completely covered from all of life’s uncertainties. She is very knowledgeable in home, flood, wind, auto, boat and personal umbrella coverages. Cindy and her husband are the former owners of Sabre Sails in Ft. Walton Beach. They now own a ranch and have a stable of horses to keep their cows and dogs company.

Brandi Becquer

Personal Lines/Agent

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Becky Parsons

Personal Lines/CSR

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Becky Parsons has been with NIA since 2003 and since then has become a pillar of knowledge when it comes to Personal Lines insurance. Hers is the first face you see when you enter our office and Customer Service is her first priority. Becky and her husband enjoy gardening and participating in the Corvette Car Club activities.

Nacole Johnson

Personal Lines/CSR

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NaCole Johnson has been with NIA since 2006 with a focus on Personal Lines. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from UWF, which helps her implement and understand the need for good management of your personal lines account. NaCole is a ‘sports mom’ and can be found at Niceville Little League games, PAL Soccer and NHS Football games. She also enjoys reading, watching her son play ball, and boating with her husband and four kids.

Heather Hyde

Personal Lines / CSR

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Garrett Floyd

Commercial Lines Manager/Agent

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Garrett Floyd has been has been with NIA since 2004. He holds a certified AIP designation and is the Commercial Lines Manager for Niceville Insurance Agency. His area of expertise is in general liability, workers compensation, commercial auto, commercial umbrella, and life insurance coverages. Garrett is a committed member and participant as he works with the Niceville/Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and Okaloosa-Walton Building Industry Association to further help our community. Garrett enjoys boating, golfing, and spending time with his wife, Amber, and their three children. Garrett and Amber are enthusiastic supporters at the many sports activities in which their children participate.

Kim Sisk

Commercial Lines/CSR

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Kim Sisk has been with NIA since 2003 and is the consummate Customer Service Representative in our Commercial Lines department. She has a thorough understanding of Commercial Insurance as evidenced by her attentiveness to detail and follow-up. Everyone who comes in contact with her knows they have just received the best assistance in the business!

Wendi Helvie

Commercial Lines/CSR

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Wendi Helvie has been with NIA since 2005 and has honed her skills in the Commercial Lines insurance field. Her focus is to have a complete grasp of what it takes to keep you, your business and your employees safe and insured. Wendi and her husband have two daughters and enjoy softball, boating and camping.

Susan Brevoort

Administrative Manager

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Susan Brevoort has been with Niceville Insurance since 2003 and serves as our Office Administrator as well as the administrator of our insurance management system. As a former business owner, she knows the importance of keeping accurate, detail records. Her accounting background keeps our business on track, which helps us better serve our clients. Susan teaches 3rd grade Sunday School at First Baptist Church in Niceville and volunteers at the Twin Cities Pavilion. Jigsaw puzzles, reading, gardening and crafting are her favorite pastimes.

Diane Smith

Administrative Assistant

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Diane has been in the insurance industry since April of 2007 and works remotely from her home in Gulf Breeze. She provides administrative support and detail analysis of work flows, which keeps our agency running smoothly. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Auburn University. Her husband, Greg, is a fellow Auburn Tiger - War Eagle! Diane is an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Gulf Breeze. She enjoys reading, gardening, boating and spending time with her two children. Her son is a recent graduate from the University of Florida and her daughter (another Florida Gator) is a school teacher.
  • Address:
    109 Bullock Blvd
    Niceville FL 32578
    Phone: 850-729-2131
    Fax: 850-729-2134