Our Expert Team

Our insurance experts are client relation oriented, meaning they strive to provide you with the best coverage that suits your specific needs and lifestyle. You can rest assured that with Yates & Associates, you have a team that is dedicated to your protection at all times. As a family owned business, we believe in putting family first and as our client, you become family.
rodney & sherri

Rodney & Sherri Yates

Rodney and Sherri Yates have been involved with Yates & Associates since 1997. Mr. Yates opened the first grocery store in Boerne, TX called Poor Boy Incorporated and later began his career in insurance in 1976. Sherri Yates graduated from Shriner University in Shriner, TX with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. Mrs. Yates spent her professional career working at Kerville Accounting Firm, Davis Stewart until 1991 when she opened her own insurance agency. She has been operating the agency ever since.
Email Sherri and Rodney: sherricyates@yahoo.com

Rodda Yates-Schara

With over 25 years of experience,  Rodda is licensed in almost all 50 states and owns and operates Yates  & Associates in Boerne, TX.  She is member of Insurance Agency Owners Alliance, Independent agents of Texas, Asian American Hotel Owners Association,  Texas Wildlife Association, Texas Deer Association and San Antonio Jr Livestock Association just to name a few. What separate this agency from the rest is she specializes in commercial insurance and her husband, Rivers Schara, specializes in personal lines insurance.  They have 6 children together and are thrilled to working together.
Email Rodda: rodda@yatesinsurance.com
Click to Set Up An Appointment with Rodda: https://calendly.com/rodda

Rivers Schara

Rivers Schara, a graduate of Sul Ross State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree launched his insurance career in 1999 as a third-generation State Farm Agent alongside with his father, David Schara. In 2002, he opened his first office as a captive agent with State Farm than in 2022 he became independent agent partnering with his wife Rodda Yates- Schara. Rivers Schara Insurance is a division of Yates & Associates Insurance, a family-owned agency with over 50 years of experience. Rivers lives his life by a quote from Mark Twain, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life”; Rivers expresses he has been blessed professionally and personally. Rivers and Rodda have six children and are actively involved in the agriculture industry. Spare time is often spent traveling to Livestock Show and Rodeos with their children. If you ever see him do not hesitate to tell Old Man Rivers hello.
Email Rivers: rivers@yatesinsurance.com
Set up a meeting with Rivers:calendly.com/riversschara

Amber Meyer
(Office Manager &
Livestock Mortality Specialist)

Amber is a native of the Texas Hill Country who brings over 12 years of Management experience to Yates & Associates. Although she is new to the insurance industry, her determination and drive to achieve makes her an asset for our team. Amber’s spare time is often spent volunteering with local nonprofit organizations within the Agriculture Industry. She and her husband, Scott, reside in Harper, Texas where they have raised their three children Trace, Cooper and Hallie.
Email Amber: amber@yatesinsurance.com
Click to Set Up An Appointment with Amber: https://calendly.com/accountspay

Daisia Bastros
(Admin Assistant)

Daisia Bartos was born in and raised in Texas. After graduating high school, she moved to Boerne to pursue her hill country lifestyle! She is currently enrolled at the University of Texas pursuing her Bachelors of Business Analytics Degree. Though new to the insurance industry, her personality, determination, and skillset makes her a great addition to our team! On Daisia’s free time, she enjoys going horseback riding with family and friends and rodeoing as much as she can. You can find her and her fiancé walking on Main Street in Boerne almost every weekend!

Email Daisia:  frontdesk@yatesinsurance.com

Rodalyn Dunham
(Agency Admin Assistant)

Email Rodalyn: cam@yatesinsurance.com

Scout Schara
(Office Admin Assistant)

Email Scout: frontdesk@yatesinsurance.com

Frannie Hernandez
(Personal Lines Account Manager)

Email Frannie: pla@yatesinsurance.com

Lori Chambers
(Personal Account Manager)

Email Lori: lori@yatesinsurance.com

Leann Cox-Robinson
(Executive Producer)

Leann has been in the insurance business since 1984. She is originally from Amarillo, Texas and relocated to South Texas in 2000. She and her husband reside in Gonzalez, Tx and have two children, Tilden and Logan, as well as a grandson. She has been a longtime friend of Rodda and Rodney since 2002 and looks forward to working with Yates to continue her insurance career. Leann specializes in the Hospitality and Retail industry.

Email Leann:  leann@yatesinsurance.com

Rodney Dunham
(Agency Producer)

Email Rodney:  rodney@yatesinsurance.com