Jeff was born & raised in Gilroy, CA. After graduating from Gilroy High, he attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo & graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He began working in the insurance industry in 2005 as a licensed life & health insurance agent. After 6 years of employment with a regional broker, Jeff founded South Valley Insurance in early 2011, with an emphasis on helping small businesses with their employee benefit needs.
He is active in the community through the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, a current board member & Treasurer for Informed Choices, alumni of Leadership Gilroy class of 2017, attending South Valley Community Church & as a volunteer for the CA non-profit Joni and Friends. This volunteer work has taken him to West Africa, Central America, China, the Middle East & Cuba, with the mission of collecting & fitting wheelchairs to people with disabilities in impoverished countries. He is married with 5 children & enjoys playing golf, following Bay Area sports (go Warriors!) & spending time with family. Jeff currently holds Life, Accident & Health insurance licenses with the CA Dept of Insurance (0E74280).
Rachael was born & raised in San Jose, where she graduated from high school in 2002. She moved to Nellis Air Force Base outside of Las Vegas in 2005 where her beautiful daughters were born. Her youngest was born with severe medical complications, which brought her back to the Bay Area for the intense care her daughter required. She is so thankful for the 6 very challenging, but amazing years she had with her youngest.
Rachael moved to Gilroy in 2012 & immediately fell in love with the community. She soon got plugged in at South Valley Community Church & has been there ever since. She enjoys volunteering in the church's children's ministry, helping out at school events & at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, to name a few. She has a heart for people, animals & nature. Any free time she has is spent cherishing life & creating memories with her oldest daughter & those she holds dear.
Rachael is very excited to be entering the insurance business & is quickly becoming an expert at all things employee-benefits.
Peter was born in Gilroy, where he excelled in football, track & soccer until he left on scholarship in 2009 to UC Riverside to study business & film. After college, Peter began his career as a filmmaker & has since become an award-winning writer, director & producer. As he continues his work in LA, he has jumped at the opportunity to help the SVI team start an office in Southern California & put his business & marketing skills to good use.
When he’s not working, Peter spends his time serving the community of LA through a non-profit called Mosaic. Along with the work they do locally, Peter has gone with them to China & Lebanon to run arts camps for hundreds of less fortunate children. Peter’s goal in life is to make the world a better place by serving those who are in need & hurting, & by creating stories of hope for those who feel lost. He currently holds Life, Accident & Health insurance licenses with the CA Dept. of Insurance (0L96619).
Nina is a Gilroy native & is currently in her final 2 years at Vanguard University. She is excited to be joining the SVI team & will be focusing her efforts on sales & marketing, when she is not in school. She has previous experience as a financial adviser at Northwestern Mutual which has given her a diverse exposure to multiple sides of the insurance business. She is passionate about making the customer experience a pleasant & informative one.
Nina loves to golf & enjoys spending time with her family. She currently holds Life, Accident & Health insurance licenses with the CA Dept. of Insurance (0L93821).
Bill has lived in Gilroy since 1980 & has enjoyed a successful career for over 3 decades in Silicon Valley’s semiconductor industry. His positions have always been in customer service & marketing. Despite that success, he decided to venture out into the insurance industry at SVIS in 2014. Bill enjoys assisting small businesses with their employee benefits and individuals/families needing help with their insurance plans.
Bill has been happily married, for almost 39 years, with 8 children & 16 grandchildren. He spends his free time gardening, traveling and serving as an usher and study leader at South Valley Community Church in Gilroy. He currently holds Life, Accident & Health insurance licenses with the CA Dept. of Insurance (0J21485).