Meet the Team

David Smith

Licensed Broker (License #0757625)

“While I will never have seen it all, it’s hard to surprise me” David is apt to say. Thirty-five years ago, he started at M.A. Hays Insurance in Richmond with no computer and no fax machine. Moving to Trans Bay Insurance in 1992, he helped build the agency into one of the more respected businesses in West County. David is a native of Richmond, CA, a graduate of De Anza High School and San Francisco State University. He is very proud of his activist daughter Anna Smith, Executive Director of The Quinan Street Project in Pinole.

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Pete Schober

Licensed Broker (License #0710847)

Pete has been in the Insurance business since 1993. While owning the most popular bar in Pinole, he obtained his license and began writing policies on the side. In 2001, he decided to leave the bar business and started working full time in insurance while never looking back. When Pete is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and working out.

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Jacquelyn Rios

Customer Service / Licensed Broker (License #0K86825)

Jacquelyn started with Transbay in 2016, deciding she was ready to assist in the family business. She worked in the beauty industry for over 10 years prior and was ready for a change. She is an assistant to Pete, who happens to be her dad, and David, who is also family. She loves helping all customers with anything and everything needed. When she isn’t quoting a policy or issuing a certificate, she spends time with her husband and daughter. In her free time she loves to read a good book and delicious treats.

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Donna Adkins

Customer Service

Donna started with Trans Bay Insurance in 2014 after a 24-year banking career. She quickly learned the insurance business and already knew some of our clients as she has worked in Pinole for many years. As David’s assistant, she mainly works with personal line policies but is happy to help wherever she’s needed. Feel free to reach out to her at extension 214, but not on Friday’s. She’s got the best day off in the office!

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Melissa Bell

Customer Service / Licensed Broker

Melissa is our newest employee as she started with Trans Bay Insurance in 2018. She brings with her multiple years of banking and customer service experience. It’s Melissa’s voice you hear answering the operator line in the office and as David’s assistant she works with the commercial line policies. When she’s not transferring calls or printing certificates, Melissa’s busy planning her next travel adventure.

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