Our Team

Take some time to acquaint yourselves with our team – those at Blackwell who are eager to help you with your insurance needs.

Leigh Blackwell-Zellmer

Leigh Webiste HeadshotLeigh was raised in an Insurance family, being the 3rd generation Owner-Operator of Blackwell Insurance Agency.  Although she didn’t join the family business until well after graduating from college, she brings new energy, ideas and creativity to address the needs of our Personal Lines customers.  She and her husband are raising two adorable dogs and are avid sports fans.  They like to spend weekends away in their 5th wheel trailer, hiking and are members of Saddleback Church.

Judye Blackwell

Judye Website HeadshotJudye has been a licensed Insurance Agent with Blackwell Insurance Agency since the early ‘80s.  She grew up in Central California and lived on many Air Force bases before settling down in Orange County to go to work for her in-laws in the Insurance Industry.  She is proud to have been the 2nd generation Owner-Operator of this agency.  Her passion has been to help our customers find the best coverage that suit their specific needs. She looks forward to continuing to do so.  She loves going to the movies and spending time with her friends and grandchildren.

Maria Alvarez

Maria's Website Headshot.jpg'Maria has been with Blackwell Insurance Agency since 2013. With an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Santa Ana Community College, she has been invaluable as a Personal Lines Account Manager for Blackwell Insurance.  Before working with Blackwell Insurance she worked as a Spanish Language instructor as well as a school administrator. Maria loves that Blackwell Insurance provides her with the opportunity to continue educating the community by allowing her to be an integral part of the agencies Teen Driver Safety Program.  She grew up in Southern California and has lived in Santa Ana since 1992. She has been lucky enough to still be with her high school sweetheart, Adrian, for 14 years, and has one daughter, Alyssa. She enjoys reading and watching her daughter play soccer.

Tanner Bingham

Tanner's Website HeadshotTanner has been part of the behind-the-scenes of Blackwell Insurance Agency for many years now, handling data entry and the filing system. He is currently attending Cal State Fullerton studying science and math, his passions. He enjoys various styles of music, dressing up as fictional characters and spending time with his friends. You can usually catch him listening to the latest science fiction series on his Ipod.