Bay Area Insurance's number one priority is building a long-lasting relationship with their clients. 

As a client of Bay Area Insurance, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working at no extra cost to provide the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  



Leani was born and raised in Redwood City, California.  She is a licensed Property & Casualty Broker with the State of California.  Leani started her career in insurance in 1999 as an underwriter assistant before joining Bay Area Insurance in 2002 as a Personal Lines Manager.



Jim moved to the Bay Area from Southern California in 1967 and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California in Berkeley. He is one of the founders of Bay Area Insurance and has been a licensed insurance broker since 1976. Jim currently serves as Bay Area Insurance's President. As a longtime resident of Portola Valley, Jim has raised two sons with his wife, Patty. On the weekends, he can be heard rooting on UC Berkeley's football team and the San Francisco Giants, playing a round of golf, or playing sports with his grandsons.


Jibb Brady | Commercial Insurance Broker

Jibb was born and raised in Portola Valley, California. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara. Jibb has been a valued and licensed Commercial Insurance Broker in the state of California since 2004. As a San Francisco resident, he spends most of his free time exploring all the museums, parks, restaurants, Giants' baseball games and more that the city has to offer with his wife, Julie, and two sons. 

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Wendy Gardiner | account executive

Wendy is a lifelong Silicon Valley resident and started her career in insurance in 1979 working as an underwriter in San Jose, CA; before joining Bay Area Insurance in 1992 as an Account Executive.

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Lisa is a Bay Area native and started working in the insurance field in 1980 as a part time job in college.  She then turned Insurance into a lifetime career.  Lisa has been an Account Executive with Bay Area Insurance since 1991.