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Nora Vaden Holmes

Nora Vaden Holmes Ins Agcy Inc

117 Metairie Lawn Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

Across from Ruby Slipper & Rock N Sake. Between Causeway & Labarre Road on Metairie Road.

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Office Hours

9am - 5pm
9am - 4pm
After Hours by Appointment
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117 Metairie Lawn Drive
Metairie, LA 70001


English, Spanish, Afrikaans

I’ve been a State Farm agent for over 22 years in Metairie, LA. I personally witnessed the crucial importance of having protection when natural catastrophe strikes. Decades of experience involving the unique risks for families and businesses in Greater New Orleans and all over Louisiana allows me to help you remain prepared for the unexpected.

My entire career revolved around helping protect my neighbors from everyday risks and avoiding financial devastation. I started in the State Farm claims department in Metairie. I also worked in Lafayette, until I opened my State Farm Agency in the Old Metairie neighborhood in 2001. Today, our team has a combined +150 years of experience helping our neighbors secure the right insurance.

In true New Orleans spirit, my team and I take the time to get to know you and your family. We sit down and listen to your needs face to face to ensure you receive a clear overview of your insurance options. As your local point of contact to the country’s preferred insurance provider, we help you select the ideal policies for your unique situation. My team and I help you become properly protected without paying for unnecessary coverage.

From our office on Metairie Road, we’ll help you navigate your options in a clear and straightforward language (English/Spanish). We serve residents and local business in all of Louisiana, Greater New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, Mandeville, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. We can now help customers in Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas!

Insurance products we offer:

· Auto

· Homeowner’s

· Renter’s

· Condo

· Business

· Life

· Flood

· Worker’s compensation

· Financial services

· Our office has a full-service Business and Commercial Auto team ready to help you. We also help in relocation to the New Orleans Metropolitan Area.

Our goal is to help you make sure your life goes right, for the right price. Are you interested in coverage by the top insurance provider in the country? Then we would love the opportunity to give you a complimentary coverage review and quote on your insurance policies. Visit our office across from Ruby Slipper & Rock N Sake, between Causeway & Labarre Road on Metairie Road, or call us for an honest policy review.

Fun facts about me:

• Hip Hop Fridays at our office are my favorite time of the week. You must experience it to understand!

• I am fascinated by antiques. So I understand why how the “things” we have in our homes mean much more to us than just objects. They all have a story.

• I moved into the insurance business because I didn’t understand the lingo agents used. Instead, I wanted to offer customers clear conversations and simple examples.

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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At the Nora Holmes Insurance Agency, we believe difficult insurance lingo should not get in the way of you receiving the proper protection at the right price. We make insurance easy to understand, so you can make informed decisions about what is right for your family or business. Our conversations give you the confidence of being prepared if the unexpected happens. Our office strives to provide our State Farm customers with efficient and professional service in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. We work hard to be the preferred choice for all of our customers' Insurance and Financial Services needs. We focus on Auto, Home, Life, Business, and Flood, Workers Compensation, Business Auto Insurance.

Taking the confusion out of insurance👊

At #TeamNoraHolmes, it is our vision😎 to offer impactful contributions to our community. We’re here to improve the wellbeing of our neighbors, provide value and protection to local families and businesses, and help life go right.

Our Commitment is to help protect you from everyday risks and avoid financial devastation. Our Award Winning Customer Care Team has over 100 years of Exceptional Service and ready to serve You!

Patsy Finney State Farm Agent Team Member

Patsy Finney

Office Manager

Patsy is our dedicated Agency Manager who brings a wealth of over 30 years of experience and a genuine passion for building lasting relationships with customers. Known for her compassionate nature and her ability to make customers feel like family, Patsy shines in reviewing accounts and ensuring that everyone receives the personalized attention they deserve.

Beyond her professional expertise, Patsy is a true people person. She loves to travel and is an avid fan of the guys in Black and Gold, closely following their journey through each season. Patsy is also passionate about giving back to her community, supporting organizations that look out for people’s wellbeing. When she's not at the office, you might find Patsy indulging in her love for "I Love Lucy" dolls or engaging in friendly competition through fantasy football leagues. Her passionate spirit and extensive knowledge of football players make her a respected fan.

With her warm personality, dedication to customer service, and a deep connection to the local community, Patsy is a true asset to our agency. Make sure you get in touch with her to talk about any Homeowners Insurance and Life Insurance needs.

Courtney Bender State Farm Agent Team Member

Courtney Bender

Registered Representative

Courtney is our Director of Agency Operations. She was born and raised in Metairie, LA where she attended Archbishop Chapelle High School. Courtney has been with our office for over 12 years. She is licensed in Property and Casualty, Life and Health, and can help with Financial Services. She started as a high school intern and now we don't know what we would do around here with out her.

Cristia Velez-Arroyo State Farm Agent Team Member

Cristia Velez-Arroyo

Team Leader

Cristia is an exceptional Account Manager who has been part of our team since January 2006.

What truly sets Cristia apart is her unwavering commitment to providing excellent customer service. Her customers consistently praise her for her easy-going nature, passion for her work, and ability to explain complex insurance concepts in simple, understandable terms.

¡Se habla español!

With her bilingual skills, Cristia builds strong relationships with English and Spanish-speaking customers alike, treating them with the utmost respect until they become like extended family. She takes great pride in ensuring that they understand the different options available to protect their families. Outside of work, Cristia finds joy in traveling and exploring new destinations.

Call Cristia today to get a quote for auto insurance, life insurance, or any of your insurance needs!

Rachel O'Connor State Farm Agent Team Member

Rachel O'Connor

Customer Service Manager

Rachel is an insurance professional who has been working in the industry for an impressive 21 years. Born and raised in Marrero, LA, Rachel currently resides in Metairie, where she is an integral part of our team at the Nora Vaden Holmes office. Licensed in Property, Casualty, Life, and Health, Rachel shines in challenging situations and is known for her ability to efficiently offer insurance options that align with the needs of customers. Her exceptional knowledge, skills, and friendly demeanor have earned her a reputation as a go-to person in the industry. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys traveling and exploring delicious restaurants. She is also actively involved with local organizations

With her fun-loving personality, hard-working attitude, and unwavering loyalty, Rachel is a valuable asset to our team. She is ready to help you determine the right auto, home, life, or small business insurance coverage.

Lineyda Lorenzo State Farm Agent Team Member

Lineyda Lorenzo

Account Manager

Lineyda is our dedicated Account Manager who has been an integral part of our agency since October 2013. With a passion for providing exceptional service, she shines in educating and guiding our customers through the world of insurance.

¡Se habla español! Born in the Dominican Republic, Lineyda now calls Metairie, Louisiana home. Licensed in Property & Casualty and Life & Health Insurance, Lineyda brings over a decade of experience to our team. As part of #TeamNoraHolmes, she is able to connect with customers of all backgrounds in their preferred language (Spanish or English). Known for her consistency and thoroughness, customers can expect an experienced professional when working with her. Her kind, caring, helpful, and reliable personality has earned her numerous compliments from satisfied customers.

Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family and friends. Reach out to Lineyda to discuss and explore your auto, home, life, small business, and pet insurance options!

Carmen Mora State Farm Agent Team Member

Carmen Mora

Customer Service Representative

Carmen is a Customer Service Representative who understands the importance of having the right insurance protection in place. As an insurance professional, she has helped individuals and families find coverage and support during their most difficult times. She is a good listener and loves her job because she can make someone's day better.

¡Se habla español!

Fluent in English and Spanish, Carmen has the ability to connect with different customers in the diverse community of Metairie and beyond. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors. Her tip for customers is that it's not just about price; it's about the value the overall insurance policy provides. Her life mantra is, "It's all about perspective."

Please get in touch with Carmen today to review your auto, home, life, and renters insurance options. She will help you find the right coverages at the right price!

Liz Dupuy State Farm Agent Team Member

Liz Dupuy

Personal Account Representative

Liz has been with State Farm for over 25 years and with Nora Holmes Agency for 4. Liz brings a wealth of knowledge to our office and is always smiling. Customers say Liz treats them like family and is always there to help them.

Maria Gamez State Farm Agent Team Member

Maria Gamez

Account Manager

Maria is an Account Representative who has been part of the insurance industry for 8 years.

¡Se habla español!

Licensed in both Property & Casualty and Life & Health, she shines when working with English and Spanish-speaking customers looking for insurance options and financial services.

What sets Maria apart is her dedication to going the extra mile for customers. She is known for her personable nature and attentiveness, truly listening to customers' needs. Her friendly personality has earned her numerous compliments, making her a key team player. Her "aha moment" came when she realized the profound impact she could have on people's lives, not just as an insurance professional but as someone they could confide in like a friend. Originally from Las Vegas, Maria now calls Metairie home. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the gym, spending time outdoors (cabin trips, hiking, and hitting the slopes), and spending quality time with her beloved dogs, Harlow and Zeus. Her life mantra, "One day or day one," reminds her to seize every opportunity and make a positive impact. Come visit Maria at our State Farm office to get started on a free Insurance Quote!

Olivia Thompson State Farm Agent Team Member

Olivia Thompson

Born in Dallas, Texas, and having lived in Natchitoches, Louisiana, before moving to Destrehan in 2023, Olivia joined #TeamNoraHolmes in January 2023 with a passion for helping customers and a drive to succeed in the insurance industry. During the time she’s been with us, she has already made a lasting impression with her professionalism and commitment to overcoming any challenge that comes her way. Licensed in Life & Health and Property & Casualty in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi, Olivia shines as a problem-solver, known for her ability to help customers find insurance options that keep them and their loved ones protected. Her true strength lies in her personable nature, attention to detail, and gift for engaging conversation, which allows her to understand the needs of customers. Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, indulging in her love for fishing and photography, and playing the viola – an instrument she has mastered over 17 years of dedication, even performing twice at prestigious venues in New York. With her infectious energy, team-player mindset, and unwavering passion, Olivia embodies the values that drive our agency. Contact Olivia today to review your auto, home, life, condo, and business insurance options!

Michelle Romero State Farm Agent Team Member

Michelle Romero

Customer Service Representative

Michelle is a Customer Service Representative who has been part of #TeamNoraHolmes since November 2020. With over 14 years of experience in the insurance industry, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role.

Her down-to-earth personality and easy-to-understand approach have earned her numerous accolades from customers, even while working remotely. She shines in her ability to assist with everything from personal and commercial lines to billing challenges and claims. What drives Michelle is the profound impact her work has on people's lives. She understands that life can present unexpected challenges, whether it's a car accident, property damage, or the loss of a loved one. By providing comprehensive insurance options, she helps customers assess their risks and prepare for the unexpected.

Michelle is also a passionate individual who lives by the mantra, "Kind words are worth much and cost little." She finds joy in self-care activities like massages, pedicures, manicures, and facials, and loves spending time with her furry companions.

Originally from New Iberia, Louisiana, Michelle embraces her Cajun roots and has a deep connection to the local community. She is passionate about supporting local nonprofits that support and supply resources to those in need.

Contact Michelle to get started on a free Insurance Quote!

Emily Callia State Farm Agent Team Member

Emily Callia

Emily joined #TeamNoraHolmes as an Account Manager in May 2023, bringing a fresh perspective and a willingness to learn. From day one, she’s shined with her professionalism and eagerness to help others. Customers have complimented her extremely helpful nature and easy-going personality, making her an ideal fit for building strong relationships with them. Emily finds joy in her role within our team as it allows her to assist others during unexpected losses and make a positive impact on their lives. Originally from New Orleans, Emily embraces the life mantra "Everything happens for a reason." Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, nurturing the connections that matter most to her. Her commitment to learning and growing within the insurance industry is truly inspiring.

Call our Metairie, LA insurance office today and speak with Emily for a free insurance quote!

Natalie Dipasquale State Farm Agent Team Member

Natalie Dipasquale

Natalie joined #TeamNoraHolmes as a Marketing Manager in July 2023. She brings a fresh perspective and a passion for helping businesses succeed. What sets Natalie apart is her love for working with businesses, finding immense satisfaction in assisting contractors and companies in finding insurance options that align with their needs. She shines in building relationships, getting to know customers on a personal level, and ensuring they receive attentive and professional service throughout the entire process. Described as attentive, professional, and personable, Natalie takes pride in her follow-up and dedication to seeing a job through until completion. Originally from Ruston, LA, Natalie now calls Metairie home. Outside of work, she enjoys reading (she's part of a book club), running, playing tennis, and, most importantly, spending quality time with her children. Additionally, Natalie is passionate about giving back to the community through her involvement with local organizations. Natalie's enthusiasm and commitment to customer service make her a valuable asset to our team. Get in touch with her today to review your business insurance options!

Alexandra Ceja State Farm Agent Team Member

Alexandra Ceja

Alex Ceja joined our team in April 2023 as a Customer Care Representative. With her positive outlook and bilingual English/Spanish skills, Alex is committed to connecting with customers and truly understanding their needs.

¡Se habla español!

Licensed in Property & Casualty insurance, Alex brings a fresh perspective to providing exceptional customer service. Her mantra "Everything is happening for me, not to me" fuels her resilience and passion for helping others navigate the insurance world.

Juliana Long State Farm Agent Team Member

Juliana Long

Juliana has been an integral part of our team since joining as an intern in August 2023. She has made a lasting impression with her patience, understanding, and dedication to providing exceptional service to customers.

What sets Juliana apart is her ability to connect with others on a personal level. Customers have complimented her helpful nature and empathetic approach, describing her as truly understanding of their needs. For Juliana, the most rewarding aspect of working in the insurance industry is being able to make a positive difference in people's lives. Born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana, where she currently resides, Juliana embraces the quote "Don't waste a good today worrying about a bad yesterday." Outside of work, she enjoys going to movies with friends, cooking with her family, and running. In addition to her role as an intern, Juliana is pursuing her MBA, showcasing her ambition and drive for personal growth.

She looks forward to meeting you at our State Farm office in Metairie, LA!


Carly Terrill

Customer Relations Representative

Carly is an experienced team member that delivers great customer service. Carly works behind the scenes to keep our office running smooth and efficient.
Ellen Jackson State Farm Agent Team Member

Ellen Jackson

Nellie Peranio State Farm Agent Team Member

Nellie Peranio

Nellie Peranio joined our team as an Account Manager in May 2024, bringing nearly a decade of experience in the insurance industry. Licensed in Property, Casualty, Life and Health insurance, Nellie focuses on auto and homeowners policies.

Her top priorities are forming genuine connections with customers and ensuring they have the right protection. Nellie's personable nature and desire to truly understand each person's situation allow her to provide exceptionally personalized service. When working with Nellie, you can expect a warm, knowledgeable partner to guide you through every step.

In her free time, she loves hosting parties, savoring local cuisine, and cheering on hometown sports teams.

Call or visit Nellie at our Metairie office today! She's ready to help you find the right insurance protection options.

Available Positions
Please Note: This opportunity is about potential employment with an independent contractor agent who solicits applications for State Farm products and services, and does NOT result in employment with any of the State Farm Insurance Companies. The employment selection decision , terms and conditions of employment (such as compensation and benefits) are all determined solely by the independent contractor agent.