About AA The Insurance Store

AA The Insurance Store is an independent insurance agency established on the Mississippi coast over 30 years ago. We have witnessed and participated in the growth, change and challenges presented to our area. We are proud and grateful to be a member of our community and to serve our neighbors. We strive to bring good service and security to our clients.
Independent agents have several advantages over captive agents. These advantages include freedom, broad knowledge of the insurance Industry, flexibility, resources, and are likelier to be unbiased. They represent multiple insurance companies with multiple products and services they can make available to fit your special circumstances. They also can pool knowledge and make use of resources from multiple companies to better serve you, the insured. They have more flexibility to change your coverage or product to fit your needs and retain the special professional relationship you both enjoy as agent and insured. They represent many companies and products therefore have no single bias. Although we call them an insurance agent, they are your agent or liaison representing your needs to multiple insurance companies.
Group of business colleagues in office — Insurance in Gulfport, MS
Meet The Staff
Here at AA The Insurance Store, we are proud of out staff. Most members of our staff have served our clients for years. Being members of the community in which they serve creates an environment of understanding , compassion, and professionalism.. These attributes are often lost, considered incompatible or mutually exclusive, making our staff quite unique. Please allow us to introduce our staff.

Gulfport Location


John Crittenden - Owner

John Crittenden— Insurance in Gulfport, MS
I started in the Insurance Industry in 1973 as a Life and Health agent. After moving to the Ms Coast in 1986 I decided to branch out into owning my own agency and purchased AA The Insurance Store in 1988 where I also became a P&C agent. I opened several offices all along south Ms and now have 4 local offices ready to assist you. I have a bachelors in Math and Science and several other business ventures.
I have 3 children who reside here as well with their families and recently became a great grandfather or Papa John as I'm so lovingly referred to. I truly love my life here on the coast and will often be on my pontoon boat in the lake just relaxing.

I've always said the biggest compliment to me and my agency is for my clients to tell someone about us. So if we serve you well let us and others know. We consider you family here at AA The Insurance Store and hope you feel the same.


Amanda Morton — Manager/Agent/Notary

Amanda Morton— Insurance in Gulfport, MS
I have lived on the Ms Gulf coast for most of my life. In 1996 I joined the AA The Insurance Store's team and quickly moved up to manage a local office. I'm a licensed P&C Agent and Life and Health agent. I daily manage our Gulfport office and general manage our other three offices. I love my job and try my best to work extremely hard for all my clients.
I'm a proud mother of my teenage daughter and love to be involved with the PTSA and band program at the West Wortham Middle School where my daughter attends.

I love cruising , it's one of my favorite vacations and I often sneak away for a short ship run to Mexico to relax. I enjoy boating or to be on or around the water. I guess that's why I love the Ms Gulf Coast so much.

Cynthia Davis — Notary/CSR

Cynthia Davis— Insurance in Gulfport, MS
I have worked at AA The Insurance store since 2004 happily handling the insurance needs of all our customers. I'm happy to help with all of your payment needs anywhere from making a payment or assisting with claims. I am also a notary public and offer my services at the office and after hours as a part time venture.
I've lived on the Ms Gulf Coast since 2003 along with my Children and their families. And recently became a great grandmother to a bouncing baby boy! I have a passion for fishing. I am involved with a non profit organization " Take a kid fishing" that supports disadvantaged youth and children with special needs. At home, I pass the time as an avid gamer with puzzles and mystery games and enjoy arts and crafts of all sorts.

I will be passing a milestone birthday this year ( 2017 ) . But I will be keep that specific age a secret . :)


Marielis Vega - Agent

Marielis Vega — Insurance in Gulfport, MS
I started working for AA The Insurance Store in 2010 as one of their spanish speaking customer service representatives at their Latina location. In 2017 I got my P & C license and moved to the Gulfport agency to help with the residential and commercial lines. I have a bachelors in business administration.
I moved to the Ms Gulf Coast in 2009 with my wonderful husband Juan Carlos and two beautiful children. I really enjoy traveling. Whether it be home to Puerto Rico to spend time with my loved ones or just simply on vacation.


Javier Ruiz - CSR, Latino American Insurance and Services

Javier Ruiz — Insurance in Gulfport, MS
I work very hard as a customer service representative for AA The Insurance Store. As a team member since 2010 I strive to make sure all of my customers are happy.
I have lived in MS since 2005 and happily married with four children. I am originally from Peru and love to get back to visit all my loved ones whenever I am able. However I am truly blessed and happy to be here on the Ms Gulf coast.

Come see us anytime at the Latino Agency . Let us handle all your insurance needs.


Pascagoula Location


Lesleigh Fox — Manager/Agent/Notary

Lesleigh Fox — Insurance in Gulfport, MS
I have worked at AA The Insurance Store since 2001. I am a licensed P & C agent and I manage our Pascagoula agency.

I've lived in Jackson county, Ms my entire life. I am happily married with three wonderful daughters. When I am at home I enjoy arts and crafts and spending time with my family. I'm a Alabama football fan and you will catch me watching the games on most football nights.

Rian Black - CSR

Rian Black — Insurance in Gulfport, MS
I'm a Customer Service Representative since 2016. If you come into the agency I will be the one to assist you to make a payment or any other information you may need.

I've lived in Pascagoula my entire life. I am pursuing a degree in process operation from MGCCC. I have a baby daughter and she is currently my greatest hobby and pastime.


Lakenya Hughes - CSR

Lakenya Hughes — Insurance in Gulfport, MS
I am a customer service representative for AA The Insurance Store. I've worked here since 2015. I'm dedicated to helping my customers and making sure they are satisfied and knowledgeable of their policies.

I've lived in Pascagoula for most of my life and really enjoy our great coast. I have 2 amazing daughters. My eldest is currently studying at Jackson State and I couldn't be more proud.


Wiggins Location


Gwendolyn Crittenden — Manager/Agent/Notary

Gwendolyn Crittenden — Insurance in Gulfport, MS
I've been with AA The Insurance Store since 2000 and I am a licensed P & C agent , notary and manager of our Wiggins agency. I've thrived in the Insurance field and I am extremely blessed and hope to serve my clients to the best of my ability.

I've had the good fortune to marry the love of my life and have 4 beautiful daughters. My eldest just made me a grandmother and I am enjoying every moment of that bundle of joy. In my personal time I enjoy my arts and crafts and I have a love for animals. ( Phil 4:13 )