Staff

We insure all types of business' from large to small and take pride in serving a wide array of the farmers and agribusiness' in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

Jace Baird

Agent Broker/ Principal

With over a 30-year career in insurance, Jace owns and manages the Agency. Jace continues to believe in high standards, ethics and servicing the needs of our valued clients as the foundation of the business.  Jace, and Jerry before him, have been blessed to work with four generations of loyal clients.  When not at the office, Jace enjoys spending time with his sons: Ross, Austin and Connor as well as traveling and RVing with friends.


Phone: (559) 448-8030 Ext. 156

Tami Sasaki 

Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative

Tami joined the Agency in 2014 with 17 years of experience in the insurance industry. When not working, Tami loves to escape to her favorite getaway spot… Las Vegas! Tami also enjoys spending time with her three cats: Addy, Sansa and Sam.


Phone: (559) 448-8030 Ext. 157

Kaity Hagopian

Personal Lines Customer Service Representative

Kaity joined our agency in February 2015. She serves as our Personal Lines CSR and is the friendly voice one usually hears when calling our agency with customer service questions. Kaity loves to travel, camp, and hunt & shoot, as well as spend time with friends.


Phone: (559) 448-8030 Ext. 151

Hannah Thonesen

Crop Insurance Customer Service Representative

Born and raised in the Central Valley, Hannah grew up in the farming community and later married into a farming family. Today, she and husband Greg are raising three 6th generation future farmers. Hannah joined our agency in 2011 with over 15 years of insurance experience and feels right at home in our crop department. When not working, she enjoys camping in the Mojave desert with her family and watching her kids race dirt bikes.


Phone: (559) 448-8030 Ext. 150

Alyson Baird Gorubec

Accounting/Agent

After many years working in the marketing and communications field, Alyson acquired her Property and Casualty Broker/Agent license in 2014. Alyson takes care of the accounting needs for Jerry Baird Agency, Inc., In her free time, Alyson enjoys traveling with her husband Richard, photography, playing pickleball and Hong Kong Mahjong.


Phone: (559) 448-8030 Ext. 158

Ross Baird

Agent/Producer

Ross is new to the insurance industry and started working full-time with his dad, Jace, in 2016. Ross is excited to be a 3rd generation insurance agent in the Baird family business. He joins Kaity and Tami as part of our commercial and personal lines team. In his free time, Ross like to go to the gym, hike and spend time with his family.


Phone: (559) 448-8030 Ext. 155

Austin Baird

Assistant Crop Associate

Austin has been working part-time at the Agency since 2015 while he is attending college. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family. Austin has a passion for music and playing the guitar.

Serving the Central San Joaquin Valley's Agriculture Insurance needs since 1990.