Meet Our Staff

Candace Sewell

Registered Servicing Agent

Candace joined Falcon Financial & Insurance Solutions, Inc. in August of 2016. She has a degree in Business Management and over 18 years of experience in various areas of insurance, including life, annuity, LTC and disability. Prior to working at Falcon, she worked in Scottsdale, AZ and Diamond Bar, CA as a Client Services Representative and New Business Coordinator.

Candace married her husband, Ryan, in 2013 and they have two daughters, Rosalie and Savannah. They moved their family to Eagle River, AK in June of 2022 and are enjoying their explorations of the beautiful state.


Jeremy Johansen

Associate Financial Adviser

Jeremy is an Associate Financial Adviser. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University, Jeremy moved back to Fresno and joined the team at Falcon Financial & Insurance Solutions, Inc in June of 2020. Jeremy enjoys working alongside clients and assisting in any planning or investment needs.

Jeremy resides in Fresno with his wife, Courtney, and their daughter, Gracie. When he is not working, Jeremy enjoys reading, golfing, and spending quality time with family and friends.


Karmina Baldwin

Licensed Servicing Assistant

Karmina was born in Mexico City, but grew up in Fresno. She has moved to different cities throughout her life, even back to Mexico for a year. Karmina and her family recently made the move to Salt Lake City, UT!

She loves helping people and began sharpening her customer service skills at the young age of 18, starting in an insurance office. She is fluent in Spanish and ASL (American Sign Language), which allows her to help more clients. Karmina has been with Falcon since 2018.

Karmina and her wife Lacie got married in April 2020, and have a busy household with 6 dogs! Rescuing dogs and finding them forever homes is a big passion of Karmina’s. She also volunteers at youth detention centers, mentoring young people to help them get back on track. When she’s not rescuing dogs or volunteering in the community, she loves to cook! She is known for her amazing Mexican food and has been told to open a restaurant, but helping people and dogs take up all of her time.


Kory Yoder

Office Administrator

Kory joined Falcon Financial & Insurance Solutions, Inc. in June of 2023. He graduated from California State University, Fresno in 2023 with a bachelor's degree in economics. Kory is excited to take this step in pursuit of his career goals.

Kory resides in Fresno, CA. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching basketball, spending time with family and friends, and traveling to new places.



Clay Blanton (CA Insurance License #0D39729), Fred Rich (CA Insurance License #0E38994) and Derrick Linman (CA Insurance License #0K68575) are agents of and licensed to sell insurance through New York Life Insurance Company and may be licensed with various other independent insurance companies in the state of CA. No insurance business may be conducted outside of the state referenced.

Clay Blanton and Fred Rich are Financial Advisors offering investment advisory services through Eagle Strategies LLC, A Registered Investment Adviser, in the state of CA. As such, these services are strictly intended for individuals residing in the state referenced.

Clay Blanton, Fred Rich and Derrick Linman are Registered Representatives of and collectively offer securities products and services through NYLIFE Securities LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC, a licensed insurance agency. In this regard, this communication is strictly intended for individuals residing in the state of CA. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident outside the specific state referenced.

Eagle Strategies and NYLIFE Securities are New York Life companies. Falcon Financial & Insurance Solutions, Inc. (CA Insurance License #0L13840) is not owned or operated by New York Life, NYLIFE Securities, Eagle Strategies or any of their affiliates.

Neither New York Life nor Falcon Financial & Insurance Solutions, Inc. or any of their representatives provide tax, legal or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professionals regarding your particular situation.