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Alliance Insurance Partners

5425 E Bell Rd, Suite 140
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Meet the Team at Alliance Insurance Partners

Joel Guilbert
Suns Game

Joel Guilbert

Die Hard Spartan & Lions Fan, Information Maven, Husband, and Agency Principal!


A Florida native raised in Michigan, Joel Guilbert has a Bachelor’s of Finance from the Donald W. Maine School of Business. He is the Principal of our agency and has over 15 years of experience in insurance. He is a loyal fan of the Michigan State Spartans and Detroit Lions, and remains optimistic about the future success of his teams. He is well-versed in technology, enjoys the gym, works tirelessly, and is an avid reader.

Marie Caravana
Thanksgiving 2015 Caravana Household

Marie Caravana

Pet Lover, Runner, Anime Fan, Wife, and Office Administrator!


Born and raised in California. Marie Caravana has her Bachelor’s in Political Science with a heavy focus in the Biological Sciences. She started with Alliance Insurance Partners and does CSR, administrator, and marketing work. Her favorite manga is ½ Prince. She is a runner and keen non-fiction reader. Her #1 dessert is Haagen-Dazs Black Cherry Amaretto Gelato. She has a dog and two cats (Coco, Midnight, and Buttercup respectively) and is married to Joel. She hopes to master Filipino cooking and return to Krav Maga this year.

Matt Blackstun
Amy, Brewski, and Matt

Matt Blackstun

Football Fan, Golfer, Pig Basketball Champ, Sports Enthusiast, and Insurance Agent!


FOOOOOUUUUUR!!!! Matt Blackstun here! For my current customers, you understand that I do insurance during the day, insurance during the night, and insurance while I sleep! The gang will call me the “workhorse” of the group but I don’t take anything away from the ongoing daily efforts that my teammates do for our customers.

Don’t let my boyish looks fool you, I have mentored insurance agents and owners that have been in the industry for decades longer than I have. My biggest joy is helping a client avoid a situation that may have financially crippled them if they had been going down the same road with their insurance policies. If you have family or a friend, chances are I am licensed in that state.

I am committed to every one of my clients as if they were family. We thrive on finding solutions for our clients and celebrate every win that our customers receive when working with Alliance Insurance Partners.

My beautiful bride Amy and I have been together since our high school years. We enjoy the east Valley and everything that it has to offer. When I am not working, I am trying to find a golf ball lodged into some tall grass or trying to convince myself that my fantasy football team is the best known to mankind!

Brandon Cooper
Brandon Cooper and Family

Brandon Cooper

Rock Climber, Wood worker, Surfer, Skateboarder, Father, and Insurance Agent!


What do you get when you cross a carpenter, a surf board, and a licensed insurance agent? ME! Brandon Cooper here to help you and your family with all of your insurance needs. With access to all of the top market players, I will search our insurance carriers to ensure that you are not overpaying for insurance while being adequately covered that is consistent with your assets.


My wife and I live in the Tempe with our two sons Grasyn and Foster. “Gra” can’t decide who is tougher Spiderman or Ironman, so I just tell him Mom is. Foster is 4.5 years younger and weighs about the same as Gra… We call him tank. Wood-working is my natural given talent, and I take the same careful approach with my clients. When it comes to insurance, you want someone who pays attention to every little detail to ensure that nothing is left out when it matters the most.

Jeff Cunningham
Jeff Cunningham and Family

Jeff Cunningham


Traveling anywhere with my wife & family, exploring new places, especially by the ocean. Working out, learning new things and challenging myself to never accept anything short of giving my best!

I have been a husband to my beautiful wife for 24 years and a father for the last 21 years. Born in MD into a career military family, raised in WV just outside of Pittsburgh PA. Enjoyed growing up in a small town. A United States Marine that led me to law enforcement when my tour was up. I learned many things being a Law Enforcement officer, the main one it wasn’t for me. An opportunity to work at United Airlines presented itself, that I couldn’t pass by. I became an Emergency Procedures Training Instructor in Chicago IL. Traveled the world and enjoyed the travel just not without my young family. Decided to make a career move after 15 years, to work in Insurance industry where I began my life in insurance! I appreciate the chance to help people with insuring all their needs and providing the best value for them.

Tara Hood
Tara Hood

Tara Hood


Born and raised in Indiana. Hoosier for life. 
Indiana University- Bloomington graduate.

I moved from Indiana to Arizona in 2017 for sunshine and new adventures. Traveling around Arizona and neighboring states has been my favorite thing to do since my big move. During my free time I love exploring new hiking trails, searching for the best taco places out there (recommendations welcomed) and working out (because of all the tacos). Most importantly, I am a proud dog mom to a very fluffy Sheltie, Alice.

I have been working in the insurance industry since 2010 with experience in areas of service, sales, and underwriting. As part of the Alliance team, my role is to provide excellent customer service. I am here to answer all your insurance related questions and solve any problems that may occur down the road. I take pleasure in developing relationships with all my customers and look forward to working with you.

Trinity Cunningham
Trinity Cunningham

Trinity Cunningham


Hi everyone!

I am new to insurance but very excited to learn from all the excellent people around me! I strive for excellence in everything I do and learn from every situation I am in. I am very diligent, detail oriented and I promise to do everything possible to make your experience with all of your insurance needs a good one!

I grew up in Arizona with my parents and three siblings. I worked in the food industry for about four years and loved it but, realized that I was meant to help more people and wanted to make even more of a difference.

I am very enthusiastic and love to do just about anything outdoors. I hold a special place in my heart for my two shih tzu Pomeranians and of course anything that is made with chocolate!

Thank you for the chance to help you with all your insurance needs. I promise to help you to my fullest extent!

Socrates Hattox
Socrates Hattox

Socrates Hattox


Father of two and Phoenix Suns & LA Chargers super fan

“Soc” was born and raised in sunny San Diego. He moved to Phoenix 25 years ago and has been involved in the mortgage and banking industry for the last 20 years. As a serial entrepreneur, he’s led businesses, including Mountain Ridge Companies and Alliance Home Loans his teams have closed well over a billion dollars in home loans.

He stays ahead of industry trends to identify new financial solutions to help clients get their deals closed regardless of the economic conditions. After identifying an opportunity in the insurance market, he joined Alliance Insurance Partners where he currently serves as president.

When he’s not in the office, you find him at home relaxing with his family, in the gym, court-side at a Suns game or on the golf course.


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