Our Professional Team

The Laughton Company was founded in 1975 by Jim Laughton and is currently under the management of Mitch Laughton. As associates of Kestra Financial (formerly NFP Corp, rebranded in 2016), one of the largest strategic alliance of independent brokers in the United States, the professionals at The Laughton Company specialize in corporate benefits consulting, including employee medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. We also pride ourselves in our ability to provide executive benefit planning, deferred compensation, and retirement plans, including 401(k) plans. We excel in the collaborative design and implementation of Cafeteria plans - HSA's, HRA's, FSA's - and human resource assistance tools, in addition to customized business succession plans and estate analysis. We have offices in both Reno and Las Vegas, and we enjoy offering our services in the Nevada regions that our company originated in more than 40 years ago.

The philosophy of the professionals at The Laughton Company is to serve as advocates & strategic partners for businesses desiring innovative and customized solutions for their employee benefit plans. This attitude for excellence has enabled them to provide leading-edge strategies that bring a tangible result to the bottom line. The team at The Laughton Company is renowned for their commitment to high service ideals and standards. 



The Laughton Company Team

 MEmail Mitchitch Laughton, CLU, ChFC, AIF - President**Call Mitch  

Mitch joined The Laughton Company more than 30 years ago and is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and  Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) with FINRA Securities licenses. As a consultant in the employee benefits field, he has assisted over 500+ companies in designing, implementing, and monitoring their benefit programs and their personal planning. His goal at The Laughton Company is to help the business owner and their key employees in achieving continued financial growth and success both personally and professionally. Mitch has extensive experience in the following industries: Law / Legal, Accounting, Professional Service, Non-Profit, Gaming, Retail, Manufacturing, Technology Development, Data and Programming, Venture Capital backed businesses, and Publicly Traded Companies.   




Mulligan! Mitch is an avid golfer in the warmer months and loves playing courses all around Reno and Las Vegas.





Email Mayra Call MayraMayra Garcia, Advisor

Mayra is the newest member of The Laughton Company Team. Mayra specializes in Employee Benefits in the Nevada and California area. Mayra brings a high level of expertise to her clients and works diligently with them to find a plan that meets all their concerns and criteria. It is her goal to help clients understand what insurance policies make sense for them so that she can provide them with the most complete and cost-effective coverage for their employees.




During her free time, Mayra likes to go kayaking and hiking to enjoy the views of our beautiful area. Summer is her favorite time of the year because she can enjoy food fests and Food Truck Fridays.




Karen Logan, Account ManagerEmail Karen  Call Karen

Karen has been with The Laughton Company for more than 30 years. She is responsible for providing services to small and large employer group accounts with tasks such as conducting employee benefits meetings, producing customized benefit brochures, and handling customer services issues. Karen works under the TLC producers to assist in developing employee benefit proposals, analyzing monthly claims experience reports, and sending large groups out to bid to the marketplace. 






Karen always comes into the office with funny stories about her adorable dogs, Petrie and Nelly.






Debby VanDenburgh, Account ManagerEmail Debby Call Debby

Debby joined The Laughton Company with ten years of experience in employee benefits; she has since been with the company for over five years. She provides Account Management services to small and large employers, statewide and nationally. Debby works with our consultants to ensure client satisfaction, legal compliance, and employee communication and engagement through a variety of tools and services designed to protect your health and wealth.





Debby will take any opportunity to be outside. She loves hiking in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.





Jessica Hix, Account Manager / Marketing CoordinatorEmail Jessica  Call Jessica

Jessica, a graduate of The University of Nevada, Reno, joined The Laughton Company in 2013 and has since transitioned into many different roles. As an Account Manager, her roles include preparing benefit proposals with detailed rate analysis and providing excellent customer service. She plays a crucial role in the successful implementation and ongoing service processes for our small group clients. As our Marketing Coordinator, she focuses on company outreach and engagement through several different platforms and media. 






Jess uses most of her vacation days visiting Disney parks and resorts. Her goal is to make it to all six parks worldwide!





Kate Marsh, Executive AssistantEmail Kate Call Kate

Kate specializes in customer service and operational support with our individual client relationships. Her primary focus is to retain strong relationships with business owners and executives by offering individual financial solutions. Her goal is to develop a deep understanding of client needs from a service, guidance, and business opportunity perspective. Kate is also our Senior Insurance Specialist and can help with all of your Medicare needs!

Kate served in the United States Naval Construction Battalion for eight years. As she likes to say, "John Wayne made a movie about us!" Thank you for your service, Kate!

Carla Hernandez, Office Assistance/Account Coordinator   


  Carla, a student at The University of Nevada, Reno, is the newest member of The Laughton Company. She hopes       to learn the ins and outs of insurance and benefit consulting. In her role as an Office Assistant/ Account                         Coordinator, Carla will provide organizational aid and support to the overall office. She will also assist account             managers by analyzing quotes and product options as well as preparing presentations for clients. 







In her free time, Carla loves to go hiking and enjoys being outside with her dog. She is also 
big fan of The San Franscico Giants and Golden State Warriors!   



Alpa Minott, Operations ManagerEmail KateCall Alpa

   Alpa has stepped into the role as our Operations Manager where she works to improve quality, productivity, and               efficiency throughout the entire office. Her diverse role spans from ensuring all team members are happy to                     maintaining financial sustainability for the company. She adds value in every aspect of day-to-day operations by               developing new  processes and implementing changes that deliver workable solutions to provide cost savings and           irreplaceable time-  saving solutions to our employees and clients.





Alpa loves to participate in community runs, including this one at Color Me Rad. Go Alpa go!







*Registered Representative with Kestra Investment Services, LLC 

**Registered Representative with Kestra Investment Services, LLC and Investment Advisor Representative with Kestra Advisory Services, LLC