Agency Profile

Michael Hayden


Michael started Hayden Insurance in 1989 and enjoys a long record of successfully providing local, national and international clients with personally tailored yacht insurance solutions.

A native resident of Newport Beach, California, Michael has been sailing and boating his whole life. He started in the marine industry as a sailing instructor and has served as Delivery Captain for vessels on the west coast as well as three transpacific crossings. He has also sailed extensively in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

Michael is a member of American Legion Yacht Club and owns an Ericson 35-foot sailboat. He is well known as an avid yachtsman and racing sailor in the Newport Beach area.



Gina was raised in Newport Beach. Her great grandfather Andrew Glassell VI was the co-founder of Orange County which lends to being very familiar with Newport Harbor and the surrounding area’s history. Gina has been a licensed marine agent with Hayden Insurance since 1997, specializing in boat and yacht insurance. In 2008, she became a partner in the business.

Throughout the years, Gina has become an avid boater who gets out on the water sailing or power boating any chance she gets. Gina enjoys sailboat racing in the bay and ocean with Michael Hayden on his 35-foot Ericson “Hayden’s Havoc.”

Gina’s respect and love of the water makes being a marine insurance specialist the perfect job for her. Gina finds great satisfaction in helping her clients navigate the insurance waterways so they are properly protected and can enjoy wherever their journeys take them.


Insurance Agent

Casey is a born and raised local southern California resident.  She has been with Hayden Insurance since 2014.  Casey has more than 10 years of customer service experience, and inspires long lasting relationships with clients, underwriters and key industry personnel. She has always had a fascination and love for the water and water sports.  She makes annual trips with her husband and three children to Parker, Colorado to enjoy the Colorado River on a family owned 28-foot Bayliner.

Danielle Sullivan

Insurance Agent

Danielle was born and raised in New Jersey, spending summers on the beautiful beaches and exploring the bays, rivers and canals of the Jersey Shore. Danielle graduated from college in 2005 and moved to San Diego shortly after, where she met her husband PJ, a Southern California native and 2nd generation yacht builder.

Danielle and PJ live in Point Loma, San Diego and have four beautiful children. They spend their life on the water: powerboating, sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking and experiencing all the fun water activities that San Diego has to offer.  They can often be found enjoying their membership at the San Diego Yacht Club or watching the concerts, from their boat, at Humphrey’s by the Bay.

In addition to raising her four children, Danielle spent years as a photographer, specializing in family, newborn and yacht photography.

Danielle’s love of boating and the boating community at large has led her to a career in marine insurance. She enjoys making new connections, helping people, and building lasting relationships.