Meet Our Team

Sunstate Insurance

Sunstate InsuranceMary Martinez
Agency Owner

I was born in a small town in Cuba called Perico, located in the province of Matanzas. As a 16-year-old girl, I came to the United States with my mom, dad and sister in 1968 and lived in Hartford, Co. until I moved to Miami in 1974.

I've been in the insurance industry for over 40 years.  My first job in insurance was in the claims department for Traveler Insurance in Hartford, Co. in 1970. I love forming relationships with my customers and consider myself a professional problem solver.

I love cooking for my family and having the kids and grandkids over.  We go to all the Soccer games and swim meets.  No matter how far, we are always there to support! I love spending time with my family.  I have 3 children, 2 grandchildren and 1 grandchild on the way.  I love taking my grandkids to Soccer and Swimming. I absolutely love being a grandma.  Family is important to me.

I actually love working and now I have my Son working here with me and he has the same passions that I did, if not more.  We love to work and we love to help our customers.  We are available for our customers 24/7

I am also passionate about 3 charities:
FIANC, Sandy Mueller Breast Cancer Foundation (I am a breast cancer survivor) & Pinecrest Premier Soccer Club.  We raised over $20,000 last year combined for all 3 charities!
Sunstate InsuranceRay Baez
Vice President, Commercial

I grew up in the Dominican Republic but moved at a young age of 10. My passion and training is in commercial lines. What’s most exciting about what I do is working with businesses and making sure they are insured correctly. You’d be surprised how many companies are out there with unnecessary gaps and exposures.   On my personal time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My guilty pleasure is my deep interest in super heroes and superhero movies.  When I can, I support la Fundación Internacional Amigos Del Niño Con Cáncer (FIANC.ORG). I also support the Sandy Mueller Breast Cancer Foundation.
Sunstate InsuranceMaurice Knight
Senior Account Manager

I grew up all across the USA with a family background with the Military. I attended college at FIU University. My experience in the insurance industry is three years and counting. What excites me the most is the ability to help and educate clients the importance of insurance.

When I am away from work you can find me spending time with my nephew. I also enjoy a nice jog. I actually compose music in my downtime with a Program called Fruity Loops. It allows my mind to open up with maximum creativity.

I occasionally pick up trash in my neighborhood to keep the environment clean.
Sunstate InsuranceKathy Gomez
Office Manager

I grew up in Hialeah. I call it the heart of Miami. Everything is only fifteen minutes away. My experience is the insurance industry has been very exhilarating. Every day there's something new. What I look forward to the most about my job is helping my clients understand the true meaning of insurance by uncovering what they really care about and what’s important to them. I can’t stop talking about life insurance. I'm a huge believer.  Ive seen how it can change lives for both the good and the bad.  Helping my customers protect their families gives me life. Outside of the office, you can find me shopping! What woman doesn't love to shop? You could also find me studying or at school. I think it's important to always expand your knowledge and education. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering at my local YMCA. I love mentoring young people and implementing how important it is to stay in school and become a professional.
Sunstate InsuranceJackie Capalleja
Customer Service Manager

I was born and raised in Miami, attended Miami Dade College and have been working for the insurance industry for 6 years plus. I’m grateful to be apart of a company culture that cares for and values customers. Love talking to my client about coverage's and any potential products we can offer to help protect them and their family. It is all about properly educating customers about their coverage's.

Outside of work, you can find me at the beach, gym, and park or out and about in the city. I love working out and listening to music. I enjoy reading and being in tune with myself.

I find it personally rewarding and love to help children in need via the St. Jude organization. It is such a great cause!