Our Team

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Outstanding service starts with an outstanding team. Meet the professionals behind Calvista Insurance Agency, Inc..


jammieJayme M. Stewart, AFIS

President – License #0A69458

Direct Phone: 831-824-3963 jstewart@calvistains.com

Jayme, a lifetime resident of Hollister, has been in the insurance business since 1979. She is a licensed Agent/Broker and obtained the designation of Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist in 2005. She currently manages the Calvista Agency office and serves as the Executive Vice President.

Her first insurance position in 1979 allowed her the opportunity to work her way up in the agency. The knowledge she gained lead to an Account Manager position in the Commercial Lines Department with a focus on marketing. In 1987, Jayme accepted the position of office manager where her responsibilities included business marketing and sales.

Jayme is very involved in the community and insurance industry serving as a current board member and past President of Hollister Rotary; she is a as member of the San Benito County Cattlewomen, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of California (IIABCal) and Independent Insurance Agents of Monterey Bay.


roxanneRoxanne Garcia

Personal Lines – License #0G49651

Direct Phone: 831-824-3962 rgarcia@calvistains.com

Roxanne specializes in the personal lines insurance segment of Calvista.  She began working in the insurance industry in 1997 in personal lines.  In 2007 she transitioned to commercial lines handling small business accounts.  Her experienced with both commercial and personal accounts allows her to analysis many insurance needs.

Roxanne lives in the community with her family and is Spanish speaking.


darbieDarbie Ricotti, ACSR, CISR

Commercial Lines – License #0A93240

Direct Phone: 831-824-3965 dricotti@calvistains.com

Darbie began her insurance career as a receptionist at a local insurance agency.  The knowledge she gained, lead her to becoming a Personal Lines Account Representative.   In 2004 she became part of a Commercial Lines Team, where she has handled all types of commercial lines accounts including agricultural accounts, and small business accounts.

As a licensed Agent/Broker she obtained the designation of Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) and is also a member of the Society of Certified Insurance Representative (CISR).

She is involved in her community as a member of the San Benito Cattlewomen and has been active in many other local and insurance groups.


amandaAmanda Sargent, ACSR, CISR, CRIS

Commercial Lines – License #0D92278

Direct Phone: 831-824-3961 asargent@calvistains.com

Amanda’s career in insurance began in 2000 after moving to California from Florida where she worked at Kennedy Space Center on the Shuttle Program for United Space Alliance.  She has handled all types of commercial insurance products from small business to large corporations, including malpractice, workers compensation, general liability, property, ocean cargo, inland marine and pollution policies to name a few.  She has a broad range of knowledge regarding insurance needs and products.

In addition to being a licensed agent/broker since 2003, she has obtained the designation of Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR), Certified Insurance Services Representative (CISR), and is also a Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS).

Amanda lives locally and is very involved in the Hollister Community.


cheriCheri Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer – License #0F89272

Direct Phone: 831-824-3955 cschmidt@calmutual.com

Cheri has worked in the insurance industry since 2001. She is a licensed agent and manages the accounting, oversees operations and serves as an officer and director of the agency.

Cheri’s previously worked in public accounting where she audited insurance companies. Her move to the insurance industry has lead to many facets of the field including agency relations, marketing, reinsurance and regulations. Working with the California Department of Insurance has given her specialized insight into agency operations and challenges.

Cheri serves as Vice-President of the Northern California Chapter of Insurance Accounting and Systems Association, she is a board member and Chief Operations Officer of California Mutual Insurance Company, a member of Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of California, and previously served as a trustee of Southside School District.

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