Rodda and her team live and work in San Antonio and the Hill Country, so they understand the needs of folks in Boerne, San Antonio and the surrounding Texas areas. They know that this drought we’re in causes more wild fires, hurricane rains can cause flash floods and scary tornados to strike without notice. The Hill Country is the Crown Jewel of Texas, but we do face our fair share of crazy weather events, so it pays to have the right insurance by the right insurance agent.
Rodda Yates - CEO
Yates is a 1989 graduate of Boerne High School. She then went on to Tarleton State University and received a bachelors degree in Accounting in 1993. Rodda began her career in insurance working for State Farm from 1993-1994 and Farmers from 1994-2004. In 2004, Rodda became an independent agent and opened her own agency. She now successfully operates insurance offices in Boerne and San Antonio, TX. Rodda also has a supportive family including her father and three children. Rodda is a devoted member of several organizations including the Texas Junior Livestock Association, BISD, and Independent Insurance Agents of Texas.
Rodney & Sherri Yates
Rodney and Sherri Yates have been involved with Yates & Associates since 1997. Mr. Yates opened the first grocery store in Boerne, TX called Poor Boy Incorporated. In 1966 Mr. Yates spent his time with livestock and other agriculture projects then begin his career in insurance in 1976. Sherri Yates graduated from Shriner University in Shriner, TX with a Bacherlors in Accounting. Mrs. Yates spent her professional career working at Kerville Accounting Firm, Davis Stewart. In 1991 Mrs. Yates opened her own insurance agency and has ever since been operating the agency. Contact: email@example.com
Sherri Heinrich - Administration
Sherri and her daughter moved from Lubbock to Boerne in 2001. She has had several years of experience in administrative support, as well as a Texas Real Estate License. Sherri and her husband Guy Klingaman have four beautiful grandchildren. Sherri joined Yates & Associates in March of 2014 and handles the administrative activities of the office.
Rand Racey - Commercial Service Manager
Rand Racey was raised in Notheast Oregon where he grew up on the family cattle ranch. He attended high school in Baker City and then went on to attend Boise State University until he accepted a management position with Albertson's where he was a Store Director for 17 years. He has 8 years of experience in financial services and insurance and is now working with commercial accounts at Yates and Associates and very excited to be back living in Texas.
Francine Garcia - Personal Lines Account Manager
Francine is from San Antonio, graduated from The University of Sam Houston State August of 2011, earning a degree in criminal justice. She found her interest in educating other on how anyone can protect their families from the unplanned, unexpected life events. Since then she started her insurance career, in which she maintains her p & c license along with her life and health license. Francine identifies our clients' life events and customizes products to meet their needs. Currently, she is our personal lines account manager.
Amberly A. Wait, J.D. - Health/Life Agent
Amberly A. Wait joined Yates insurance in 2017 as a life, accident and health agent after a lengthy hiatus raising her 3 children (Audrey, Cole and Amelia). Amberly moved from her home state of West Virginia in 2002, where she practiced insurance defense law and managed a mass tort litigation section of her firm for 11 years. From 2002-2004, she practiced law in Houston, TX managing cases involving toxic torts and various insurance matters. Amberly thereafter raised her children and maintained her licenses to practice law in WV, TX & GA. Nevertheless, she welcomed change and switched gears with Yates to help build and grow the new Life & Health section of the Company. You can address any of your group life & health issues, including supplemental insurance plans, with Amberly and her team members.
Natalie Garcia - Commercial Account Manager
Natalie was born and raised in Tucson Arizona and moved to San Antonio Texas in 2010. In search of a new career field Natalie fell into the world of insurance. Natalie has 7 years in the insurance industry. She has worked in both personal and commercial lines with experience both on the carrier and agency side. The insurance industry is her passion. Natalie believes insurance is one of the most important things a person should have and is dedicated to helping educate her customers and properly protecting their financial investments. When she is not working Natalie enjoys traveling with her Husband and taking care of her 5 dogs.
Apryl Vidal - Personal Lines Account Manager
Apryl is local to Boerne with over 7 years of insurance experience. Apryl studied insurance at Kaplan and graduated from Rouxbe Professional Plant - Based Culinary Nutrition in Vancouver, B.C. in 2015. Growing up, Apryl spent time living between her father’s home in Alaska & her mother’s home here in town. Apryl came to us with background in personal lines & health Insurance. After years of working in the industry remotely from home, Apryl decided it was time to join forces with a fixture in the community. Apryl prides herself on attention to detail and being able to find the right insurance product for her clients.
Rudy Ramirez - Executive Account Manager
Born In San Antonio, Rudy graduated from Central Catholic Marianist High School in 1988 before studying Information Technology at U.T.S.A. Rudy began his insurance career as a Workers Comp adjuster at Wausau where he met his wife of 24 years. They have 23 year old twins who are attending college and establishing their own careers. Rudy has continued his insurance career concentrating on business insurance at USAA, Marsh, SWBC and Frost Insurance before joining Yates and Associates. He has earned his CISR professional designation from the National Alliance and is currently working on his CIC designation with an estimated completion date of December 2019.