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Meet Our Team

Maria Golseth
Agency Owner

A Louisiana native, I am now a proud cajun girl living with my family in Colleyville, Texas. I have been in the insurance industry for nearly 10 years specializing in advanced life insurance planning, college funding strategies, as well as being an expert in property and casualty coverage.

After attending Northwestern State University in Nachitoches, Louisiana, I began my professional career serving almost 7 years in the U.S. Navy as an Air Traffic Control Specialist. I was recognized for a variety of achievements and for my advancement in rank and responsibility.

Today I operate two Agency locations (Bedford & Flower Mound, TX) where I oversee a staff of 8-10 insurance professional whose constant mission is “excellence in customer service.” Serving more than 3000 households in Texas is a big chore, but one I attack aggressively.

When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my five children Nick, Andy, Jacob, Abigail & little Nathan. I have been blessed to travel to many places with my amazing husband Chad, of 23 years and I work hard to balance life between work and home. When able I enjoy riding my 2 horses, playing golf and being active with my church family at Good Sheperd Catholic Community.

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April Alva
Agency Manager

I have been with Allstate for 11 years, specializing in customer support resolution and account management. I enjoy the daily personal interaction with customers of The Golseth Agency and I strive to provide them with the best possible customer experience. I am a born and raised Rhode Islander but moved to Texas 27 years ago after marrying a Texan. I love spending time with my three children, whether here at home, on the beach, at a rock concert or just going to a museum.

Amanda Alva
Social Media Coordinator

I am a born and raised Texan currently attending a Nuclear Medicine program after earning my Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UT. I work at the Golseth Agency remotely when not attending class, both coordinating the agency’s social media accounts and helping customers as a customer care associate. I love spending time on the beach, going to music festivals, and spoiling my 16 year old Burmese cat.

Keith Fontenot

Claims Associate

I was born in Louisiana, growing up in Baton Rouge and played football until I joined the Army at 18. I was stationed in West Germany assigned to an aviation unit. I earned the Overseas Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Expert Marksman before receiving an honorable discharge for service.

My world revolves around my young, very talented and beautiful 9 year old daughter. I love spending my free time with her training in Krav Maga martial arts, going fishing, riding bikes, going to concerts, watching and playing football, drums, Cajun cooking and road trips back home to Louisiana for family reunions.

I have been with Allstate for 3 years, specializing in client portfolio management and claims. I feel very fortunate being in such an important position that enables me to advise and protect our family of clients.

Lori Heywood

I am originally from Toronto but have lived most of my adult life in New York.  I now reside here in Texas with my husband and 4 children and 2 grandchildren.  I have worked in the insurance industry for 20 years.  I enjoy it because I like helping customers keep themselves and their families protected.  In my spare time I enjoy cooking with my husband, movies, and spending time outdoors.

Sarah Almond

Sales Associate

I am a Texas native born and raised in Dallas. I started in 2007 with our National Catastrophe Team handling total loss claims. Over the years, I have taken on different roles and had chance to realize and establish myself in a position where I can make the biggest difference for my customers. Sales ended up being my calling – I take pride in helping make sure clients and their loved ones are properly protected.

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, exercising and spending time with my family and friends. Staying healthy and active is a huge priority in our family. On the weekends I try to do as many activities as I can including paddle boarding, hiking and kickboxing.