Phone: 800.645.9949

On The Move Insurance Agency Staff 

Derek Gariss

Senior Broker

Derek spent most of his life in Idaho but relocated to Arizona when he joined the storage industry.  He graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BA in Communication.

With his communication skills and nearly 7 years in the Self-Storage and insurance industry, he has excelled at finding the right solutions for our customers’ Self-Storage and insurance needs.  His caring attitude helps him build lasting relationships.  He will make sure to go to bat for his customers while finding the best coverage at the best prices.  

When he is not at work, he enjoys time with his dog (Jake) or with an occasional human. He is an avid outdoorsman and looks forward to his weekly hikes around the greater Phoenix area.

Kurt Varela

Account Executive

Kurt has spent most of his career in the real estate industry.  He graduated from University of Texas San Antonio with a BA in Communications/PR.

His goal is to find his customers the best coverage for their self storage facilities.  His experience in real estate has shown him the value of insurance.  His wealth of knowledge has translated well to the storage industry in insuring the risk each property may incur.

Kurt enjoys time at the gym and spending time at the beach when not at work.