Gisela Smith:  CEO, Senior Account Executive

Gisela founded Presidio in 2002 and is the driving force behind the company. She specializes in Individual Physicians, Small & Large Groups, Hospitalists, and Healthcare Facilities. She is personable, knowledgeable and entirely witty. It will be hard to find any one individual more knowledgeable in the world of medical malpractice insurance.

With over 20 years advising physicians and office managers on policy structure and management, she is the one you want on your side. Personally, Gisela supports many local organizations and is an avid soccer player and coach. Read a Presidio Profile about Gisela here.

Rhonda Yount: Account Executive

Rhonda manages many of our accounts mainly Med Spas, E&S Clients, and a variety of other specialties. She takes pride in her work and has an impressive expertise in insurance.

Rhonda also spearheads almost all policy renewals and works to make sure our clients have the correct coverage in place, year-to-year. For many of you, she will be your point of contact during the renewal process.

Read a Presidio Profile about Rhonda here.


Farland Bottoms, CLU, Ph.D: Regional Vice President (CO&WY)

Farland began in the insurance business in Denver, Colorado, March 3, 1973, with the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. In his first year as an agent, was named Rookie of the Year for Colorado, as well as being named Distinguished Life Underwriter by the Denver Association of Life Underwriters.

Initially worked with independent oil and gas operators as an estate planning specialist, until the energy crisis slowed down the oil and gas community in 1983. At that point, he began working with the physicians of Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, as a disability insurance specialist. From there he was appointed as the broker of record for the four hospital chain of Porter Adventist Hospitals as their insurance specialist.

Since that time, he has established himself and his agency as a medical malpractice specialty firm. He joins Team Presidio providing physicians in both Colorado and Wyoming with the most competitive malpractice rates.

Eric Johnsen: Senior Account Executive

Eric specializes in the working with medical practices and medical facilities in their assessment, procurement, administration and evaluation of professional liability insurance products to meet their business needs. He brings over 20 years of experience in working with senior executives and Board members for numerous industries in the areas of insurance, business and strategic planning, finances and marketing and 12 years specifically in professional liability insurance.

Eric began his career with Ernst & Young assisting healthcare and corporate clients in financial accounting and systems design and implementation. He has an extensive background with all aspects of healthcare delivery systems and individual physician practices as well as mergers and acquisitions of hospitals and medical groups. Eric is a licensed insurance executive in life, health, fire & casualty insurance and has been actively engaged with insurance products for over a decade. He graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s degree in health care administration, a Masters Divinity from Fuller Seminary and also received his MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California

Kerri Flores: Client Service Manager

Kerri is a dedicated member of Team Presidio and is responsible for enhancing the Presidio experience for new and existing clients. As a client service manager, she acts as the first point of contact for those who have questions regarding their policy. She is incredibly bright, fun to talk to, and clearly committed to her work. Read a Presidio Profile about Kerri here.




Samuel J. Ashe II: Digital Marketing Communications

Samuel manages everything Digital for team Presidio, from our social media presence to expanding our community outreach. He is a charming and gregarious people-person, who is a jack of all trades who creates Presidio’s marketing materials, initiates marketing strategies, all while blogging about the trends and events in the Healthcare industry. 

He graduated from the City College of New York with a BFA in Film & Video Production, He received an MBA in Marketing from California Lutheran University and is a Notary Public.

Read a Presidio Profile about Samuel here.


Daniella Madrid: Client Relationship Specialist

Daniella MadridDaniella is the newest member of Team Presidio.  She is a  deeply compassionate person who is eager to help in any way possible. She’s not only an administrative wise but has already proven to be an avid event planner.

Fun Fact: She is a licensed Cosmetologist, with a specialty in styling hair.

Read A Presidio Profile about Daniella here.