Brandon Straza founded American Option Insurance in 2011 after spending over a decade in both the financial services and insurance industries. He was born in Decatur, Illinois, where he attended Millikin University, graduating in 2000 with a degree in business finance.
When Brandon’s not running American Option Insurance, he’s engineering several other projects and spending time with his wife, Angela, their son Liam, and their goldendoodle, Veil Olivia. They’re active in the community and their neighborhood.
Amanda Kaye joined American Option Insurance Group in 2012, making her the first and longest tendered employee at the company. With over twenty years of experience in the real estate and financial services industry, she’s adept at many aspects of the business and is driven by a desire for accuracy and consistency.
A native Michigander, she moved to Florida, where she met her husband Joseph. Seven years later, they had their daughter, Pixie. In 2018, the whole family then moved to Texas, location of the American Option home office. With two dogs and three cats, all of whom are rescue animals, she is an animal lover and enjoys feeding the turtles, ducks, and koi in the pond behind her home.
Joseph Kaye earned his doctorate at Valdosta State University and began his career in academia. With a background in research, internet technology, and social media, he joined American Option Insurance in 2017, where he leads the marketing, automation, and social media side of the company.
Having lived all over the US, with time in New Jersey, Arizona, Oregon, Massachusetts, and Florida, Joseph is now content in Texas, with his wife Amanda, also with American Option, daughter Pixie, and house full of rescue pets.