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Meet Our Staff

Darden, Miranda, and Associates Ins

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Bryan Miranda

Bryan Miranda

CIC, CBIA (President)

A native of Fayetteville, Bryan returned to his hometown in 2002 after 6 successful years in the telecommunication industry, to open Miranda Insurance Group, Inc. After growing the agency for 5 years Miranda Insurance Group merged with what was known as the Vanstory-Exum Agency, originally started in 1948 (owned at that time by Ron Darden). The newly formed agency is now known as Darden, Miranda & Associates Insurance. Ron Darden retired in January of 2016 and Bryan Miranda now runs the agency as its President.

Bryan attended high school at Pine Forest Senior High then attended The University of North Carolina at Wilmington before getting his BS in Education from Fayetteville State University in 1996. Bryan currently serves as the Board Chair for the YMCA of the Sandhills. He is also an active member of Fayetteville Homebuilders Association and the IIANC. Past appointments in include membership in the Fayetteville Association Realtors, Mortgage Bankers Association of Fayetteville, Hope Mills Chamber of Commerce, Business Network International, CEED, Task Force Chair for Erie Insurance, & IIANC Social Media Committee. Bryan is active with Village Church as well as coaching Upward Basketball.

Bryan enjoys working out, being active outdoors, spending time with his family and playing golf.

Caroline Miranda

CISR Elite (Controller / Personal Lines CSR)

Hometown: Fayetteville

Time Lived in Fayetteville: 36 years

Other Work Experience: USPS, Carrabba’s, Nanny

Education: Westover High School; Fayetteville State University; East Carolina University

Degrees Earned: Bachelor of Science in Communication

Hobbies: Singing, Reading, yoga, spending time with family

1 Fun Fact About You: Too many to say 😊

Amy McBride-Frobish

CIC, CISR, CRIS, CBIA (Commercial Account Manager)

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

Time Lived in Fayetteville: Since 2003

Education: Melbourne High School, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Degrees Earned: BA Psychology

Hobbies: Reading, Sleeping, Playing with my Great Dane

Brittany Reynolds

CISR (Operations Manager/Personal Lines CSR)

Hometown: Fayetteville

Time Lived in Fayetteville: 30 years

Education: Jack Britt

Hobbies: Fitness, bird watching, being outdoors.

1 Fun Fact About You: I love opossums.

Tripp Jones


Hometown: Fayetteville

Time Lived in Fayetteville: All my life!

Other Work Experience: I was in the furniture business for over 25 years!

Education: Western Harnett High School and Western Carolina University

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time at the beach, traveling, bowling, golf, and pretty much anything outdoors!

1 Fun Fact About You: I have not one musical bone in my body! I can’t play any instrument, sing, dance, I can’t even play the triangle.

Monique Gonzalez

Personal Lines CSR

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Time Lived in Fayetteville: July 2018- August 2020

Other Work Experience: Purchasing Manager

Education: Americas High School / Brightwood College

Degrees Earned: Business Associates

Hobbies: Writing, Yoga and Cooking

1 Fun Fact About You: I’m really short, 4’9 (FUN SIZE)

Natasha Hazlett

Commercial Lines CSR/Marketing

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO

Time Lived in Fayetteville: 3 years

Other Work Experience: USAA 5 years

Education: Thunder Ridge HS

Hobbies: kids, dogs, food and movies

1 Fun Fact About You: Military Spouse or own a dog bigger than me.