Meet Our Team

At Heinberg and Major Auto Insurance, we believe you deserve top quality service… Period. That’s why we’re committed to giving you the best of us. We’ll always make sure you have the right coverage, the right discounts, and can take comfort in knowing the things that matter most to you are protected. We also believe in giving back! As Agents of Change in our community, we’re dedicated to helping others live well and thrive!

Joshua Heinberg
President

Wilmington
Phone: (910) 762-9034

I grew up in an insurance family. I have been working in the insurance industry since 1997. Being successful in creating a knowledgeable and fun team that works together to provide excellent insurance solutions continuously motivates me.

I grew up in Wilmington, NC spending lots of time at the beaches and the beautiful historic downtown. I graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in Business Administration. I really enjoy spending time with my family, playing sports, taking bicycle rides with the kids and playing music with friends. You would hopefully find me traveling, but more likely you’ll see me doing a home improvement project. I can binge-watch a good show like a boss!

Being involved in my community is just as important to me as my business. I am on the Board of Directors in my religious community, and I have been a volunteer soccer coach for 16 seasons.

Lin Summers
Office Manager

Wilmington
Phone: (910) 762-9304

I began working in the insurance industry 25 years ago. My top priorities are client satisfaction and great customer service. The great employees I work with in our offices and the amazing clients I get to know personally really excite me about coming into work each and every day.

I grew up in and around Raleigh, NC and moved to Wilmington, NC 19 years ago. I always appreciate and enjoy being outdoors, especially in a quiet nature setting. I enjoy yard work, bike rides in the park and local high school sports. The beach never gets old either.

I support the efforts of the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and its mission.

Ariella Giusani

Administrative Assistant
Customer Service Representative

Wilmington
Phone: (910) 762-9034

I grew up in northern New Jersey and am a graduate of the University of Delaware. In 2000 I moved to the Wilmington area and I’ve been so happy here. My free time is spent with my husband of 15 years and our daughter. We love Harry Potter and Star Wars and enjoy vacationing in Orlando, FL when we can.

I volunteer my time as a Girl Scout Troop leader. We enjoy getting together to earn badges, learn new things and give back to the community through different service projects. Most recently, my troop earned a Bronze Award for our Little Free Library, which is installed at the Leland Cultural Arts Center.

I have worked for Heinberg and Major Auto Insurance since July 2014. One of the things I enjoy most about coming to work each day are my fellow employees. We have a great working relationship; it makes the office run smoothly and we’re able to successfully assist our clients with their many insurance needs on a daily basis.

Maricela D Maruri
Agent

Wilmington
Phone: 910-762-9304

I have 10 years in the Insurance industry. I started as a Customer Service Rep and a few years later became an Agent. The thing I love the most about my job is that we all share ideas on what’s best for our clients and the office.

Most of my weekends I’m at soccer fields with my son’s soccer games.

Erik J Martinez
Agent

Wilmington
Phone: 910-762-9304

I started working for Heinberg & Major Auto as a CSR in August of 2018. A few months later, in December of 2018, I became a licensed personal lines agent! Working here has been a blast. Putting customers first truly makes a difference, and that’s what we do here at Heinberg & Major Auto. Whether it’s finding better pricing or finding the right coverage for your current needs, we strive to always give you the best we have to offer!

Shortly after being hired, Hurricane Florence made landfall and devastated our area. It was during this challenging time, that I saw firsthand how important it really is to have proper coverage. I was very glad to see that the insurance companies we put our trust in were able to help our clients recover from their losses.

I was born in Mexico and lived there for the first 5 years of my life before moving to North Carolina. NC is a great place for me, as I can enjoy the beauty of both the beach and the mountains.

I personally love to travel; there’s so much to see on this beautiful planet we call Earth! On the weekends, you can find me either hanging out with my childhood friends, hanging out with family or simply relaxing at home. My friends and I enjoy skiing, rollercoasters, board & card games, and other outdoor activities.

Now that you’ve gotten to know about me a little, I can’t wait to get to know you!

Andrew Wright
Agent

Wilmington
Phone: (910) 762-9304

I have been an agent in the insurance industry for 16 years.

In my free time, I enjoy a good SciFi or fantasy novel.

I’m a regular blood donor and encourage anyone who is eligible to donate.

Brittany Amundrud
Agent

Wilmington
Phone: (910) 762-9304

I started working for Heinberg Insurance in December of 2018 and obtained my Personal Lines Insurance license in October of 2019.  I’ve really enjoyed learning the ins and outs of insurance and passing that knowledge along to our clients.

I was born in Canada but grew up in Wilmington.  I went to Ashley High School and graduated in 2007.  I was in the color guard and played the clarinet.

I have a 3-year-old daughter, Ellie.  If I’m not at work, I’m with her.  We enjoy going to our local farmers’ market every Saturday and frequent our neighborhood park.  We also love to volunteer with the Lindsay M. Benton Foundation/Donate Life as much as possible.

Brandi Guerrero
Agent

Wilmington
Phone: (910) 762-9304

I started working for the agency in August of 2015 and became an Insurance Agent in 2017. What excites me the most about being an insurance agent is knowing that I have the opportunity to help others in my community by either being a translator or by finding the best deal and the best coverage that I can for them.

I was born in Wilmington and grew up in a small town outside of Wilmington. I really enjoy spending time with my husband and children. When I’m not working, I like to spend my time cooking for them! I really enjoy cars and working on them. Since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated with breaking down parts and putting them back together.

Melissa Jacobs
Agent

Louisburg
Phone: (919) 205-4400

I have been an agent with the company since September of 2015 and enjoy helping customers save money.

I grew up in New Cumberland, PA. I love being a Girl Scout Leader and taking trips with my troop to Camp Pisgah, Sliding Rock, Pisgah National Forest, and Savannah, GA. I also enjoy participating in community service activities with the Rotary Club and volunteering at Note In The Pocket.

I love animals. Frequently, I watch the YouTube channel “Famous Graveyard Tours” because I love learning about historical figures. In my free time, you can find me relaxing in my pool with my husband, Craig, of 25 years and our 2 daughters.

Miranda Lee
Customer Service Representative

Louisburg
Phone: (
919) 205-4400

At Heinberg Insurance, I take pleasure in helping with the needs of customers and assisting agents when needed. I like the fact that I am able to help new drivers learn laws and regulations for driving in NC and educate them on what they need.

I’m originally from PA but moved to NC when I was 14 years old. I went to Bunn high school where I was part of Future Farmers of America and have awards in interior design, apparel 1, algebra 1, and US history. I graduated in 2012.

I currently enjoy spending time with my family and my dog; I take her everywhere! I spend my weekends out at the farmers market or flea markets with my husband. I like to swim, draw and sew. I’ve learned how to make clothes and other items from my great-grandma.

I am a volunteer at the Franklin County Animal Shelter, Wakefield Rotary club, and I also assist a local Girl Scout troop!

Cynthia Bannister
Customer Service Representative

Henderson
Phone: (252) 654-4085

I started working at Major Auto Insurance in August 2018. I love when a customer walks in the door looking for help but with the look of uncertainty but leaves with a smile saying thank you! It’s a great feeling to know I was able to change that moment for them into something positive.

I grew up in a small town known as Kittrell. I then moved to the small town of Henderson where I still reside. You can always hear me talking about my family and my children! I love being a mother. I love watching them grow up. It’s the most amazing journey. I think of my family and it puts a smile on my face. In my free time, you can find me home relaxing with my family or cooking, sharing laughs and making memories; my second favorite is at the beach!!

I love home interior decorating, so I have a very bad habit of online shopping for decorative items.

Barbara Hargrove
Agent

Henderson
Phone: (252) 654-4085

I started as a CSR with Major Auto in August 2017 and obtained my license in January of 2018. Currently, I am a licensed agent and write personal auto insurance policies. I enjoy meeting new people and being able to help others if I can.

I grew up in a small country area called Fairport, NC located between Oxford and Kittrell. On the weekends, I enjoy spending time with my family at home or at a get-together.