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Meet Our Team

Yasiria Carballo


Yasiria Carballo began her career in the insurance industry in 2001. She was a Licensed Sales Producer which afforded her the opportunity to open her first business, an agency in New York City in 2005. Her vast knowledge on a wide array of products and services has helped her succeed in the insurance business. Recognized multiple times as one of the top agents in her region, Yasiria’s primary focus is customer satisfaction. As a former social worker, Yasiria has the ability to listen and empathize with her clients on a deeper level in order to understand their needs. Helping people has always been important to her.

Yasiria moved to Montvale in 2008. At the time she had taken a break from work to focus on her family and her favorite hobby, cooking. She loves to cook and entertain her family and friends and have made it a point lately to yes, hit the gym! After being out of the workforce for almost three years, she was ready to go back to work and was presented with the opportunity to open her own agency in Park Ridge, NJ. Yasiria was able to make a good impression in a short period of time and was able to create long lasting relationships with the local residents and many of the area’s small business owners.

Having two children of her own, one of them being a teenager, Yasiria understands the importance of being involved with the community. Her agency participates in various programs including the “Get There Safe” campaign, helping high school students understand the dangers of texting and being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol while driving. Yasiria is also a member of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

At the Carballo Agency you will find a team of licensed professionals that will make you feel at home while helping you to make decisions that protect what matters the most. Right across the street from Park Ridge High School, the Carballo Agency is ready to help.

Mitch Gurland


I’ve been in the insurance industry since 2004, helping individual, families, and businesses with their life insurance and financial needs. With the exception of attending Indiana University. I’ve been a lifelong New Jersey – Bergen County resident. Although I’ve resided in New Jersey, my family roots are have been in Vermont for over 125 Years.

I believe that there is nothing more rewarding than being able to contribute to the long term health, well being and security for your clients and their families. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to contribute to the long term health, well being and security for your clients and their families.

I’ve always enjoyed the unique aspect of my job that allows me to personally get to know my clients, beyond just a professional level. Outside of work, my personal life revolves around my family. Fortunately, I’ve been lucky enough to spend many hours with my children on one of my favorite relaxation spots – the golf course. My guilty pleasure has been my uncanny knack for picking the winners of American Idol and Dancing with the Stars!

Kelly Gazdus


My career in the insurance industry began in 1997.  I obtained my property and casualty license in 2005 and have worked as a customer service specialist since that time.  I achieved my Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 2010 and am a member of the Society of Certified Insurance Service Representatives.

I enjoy helping people with their insurance needs and I am excited to become a part of The Carballo Agency team.

As a lifelong Bergen County resident, when I am not working I enjoy cooking, going down the shore, and spending time with my family especially my dog.

Ivis Renderos


Having a family of my own, I understand the importance of protecting my family and that is how my interest for insurance came about. My career in the insurance industry started in 2015 as a Customer Service Representative. I was recently promoted to a sales representative. I take a personalized approach with each of my clients in order to meet their insurance needs and help them solve the risks of everyday life. I have a bachelor’s degree from New Jersey City University. I am a devoted mother of three beautiful girls and reside with my husband in Bergen County, New Jersey. In my free time, I enjoy capturing memories through photography and scrapbooking.

Sherry Alicastro


My career in the insurance industry started in 1984. I left in the early 1990’s to raise a family only to return again part time in the early 2000’s when our children reached middle school. In the interim, I obtained a degree in Radiography, learned to teach Pilates and had a great time choreographing school musicals. I’ve been back full time in insurance since 2013. My passion is providing outstanding customer service, helping others meet their needs and giving back to the community.

Originally from southwestern Virginia, my husband and I have lived in New Jersey for 30 years and in Bergen County for most of that time. We enjoy traveling and spending time with our family.