Meet Our Great Team


Diana Hernandez

Agency Manager 

     I’m from Chicago and have been in the insurance field since 2001. I enjoy working closely with customers to help design a complete insurance portfolio to best suit their unique needs.

     What excites me most about my role here at Tunnell Insurance Agency is learning about my customers and their insurance needs. Delivering excellent customer service is my priority.

     On a more personal note, I really enjoy spending time with my family. I have 3 awesome boys, and I love being involved in their sports activities. I am definitely their #1 soccer fan. On weekends, we like to spend quality time with each other by doing fun family activities together!


Mariana Espinoza

Licensed Agent

     I grew up on the north side of Chicago and have lived here for 28 years.

     I have worked in the industry since

2011 and am proud of my ability to

help my customers get the best coverage for their needs, and to understand exactly what they have.

     I love spending quality time with my family and friends, enjoy dancing, and I can’t stop talking about my daughter. I also have a passion for interior design and creating unique home décor DIY projects.

     On the weekends you can find me in the mall, park, restaurants, or at a friend or family’s house having a great time.


Daniela Larrain

Licensed Agent

     I was born in Lima, Peru, moved to Chicago when I was 5 and lived in the city until I was 12. Our family and I moved to Antioch and that’s where I grew up.

     The insurance industry has allowed me to utilize my unique background, training, and experience to help people secure the proper insurance that best suits their needs. I enjoy this town and as an active resident of this community, I value building strong connections.

     I love spending time with family. We enjoy building puzzles and going on adventures and I also love to bake .


Zach Nuccio

Licensed Agent 

     I grew up in Wheeling and I’ve been working in the insurance industry for 16 years. I appreciate the value of insurance, and helping my customers protect their nest egg.

     Being a trusted advisor, connecting, learning, and helping the members of my community brings me joy!

     I’m interested in holistic health and wellness and passionate about nurturing a healthy mind, body, and spirit. I like to find ways to become more knowledgeable about this topic and adopt healthier practices into my everyday life. I also love to stay active and am a certified fitness instructor and yoga teacher.

     I enjoy spending time training and playing with my dog, boating and kayaking. Live music and concerts are my guilty pleasure.


Henry Schmidt

Financial Professional 

     As a Financial Professional in Northbrook, I know many local families. My knowledge and deep understanding of the people in this community help me provide

customers with an outstanding level of service.

     I look forward to helping families like yours protect the things that are important, and I can help you prepare a strategy to achieve your financial goals.


Helena Samios Lambke

Financial Professional 

     As a financial professional, I have helped many families and small business owners in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

     For more than 20 years, I have

focused on life insurance strategies, long-term care, and retirement. My practice is based on knowledge, honesty, excellent service, and my promise to “go the extra mile” for you and your family. I look forward to working with you to help protect the things that are most important to you.


Elisa Zapata

Licensed Sales Agent  

     I grew up in a Metropolitan Southwest Suburb of Chicago and started working in the insurance industry in 2007. I believe that product knowledge, value, and excellent

customer service are key in working with families. I care about my clients and work tirelessly to help them get the coverages they need.

     I am a proud Mother. Both of my children received scholarships to college, including a full ride to Northwestern University from the Golf Association!

     I am a Chef at heart and love creating dishes that excite even the most demanding palates. I believe the best restaurant in town is in your own home.

     When I am not working, you can find me at a museum, a play or opera, a festival, botanical gardens, or Ravinia. I support the ASPCA and am against animal cruelty and am pro-pet adoption.


William Woods

     I have worked in the insurance industry since August of 2017, and I’m fully licensed for all personal lines. I enjoy connecting with my clients and the challenge of selling value, not price.

     I grew up in a farming community in rural Iowa. My town was so small that we had ONE traffic light that only flashed red.

     When I’m not working,  you can find me with my spouse in our favorite Chicago spots, most likely a coffee shop or restaurant. We also enjoy taking our dogs on walks. 

     Working with my community is important to me. I enjoy volunteering, specifically LGBTQ-oriented non-profits like Chicago’s Howard Brown.


Maria Wolska Guillen

Licensed Sales Producer

     I grew up in Jaslo, Poland.

     I became a Licensed Agent in 2016 and what I enjoy most about my job is meeting new people and providing them with the best

coverage to meet their needs.

     I’m bilingual, speaking fluent Polish-English and it’s important to me to assist the Polish community, especially when they wish to communicate in their native language.