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Meet Our Team

Sarah Barkley
Owner/Agent

My insurance career began as a receptionist in my parents’ agency at the age of 12 answering phones and filing. To this day, I love helping clients find ways to protect their families.

I grew up in San Diego and attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. I have always been a part of the community theatre community and enjoy spending my free time performing!

I am excited getting to know people and their families and interests. It is always great to know that I am protecting the things that matter most.

In terms of personal passions, I enjoy cooking and really great food. It amazes me when people can create wonderful food and make it an experience.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my two sons, John, Bobby, and my husband John. I also perform in a local murder mystery dinner theatre!

My dad, who started the business, loved See’s candy. We carry on the See’s candy tradition here and therefore we always have tons of it in our office to share with customers – come grab a piece!

Frank McKenna
Original Owner

Frank, who passed in 2014, established the business in 1966. He moved from New York to California with his wife and two young daughters with no prospects and no job.

He decided to open an insurance agency across from the DMV – from scratch! He later became a pillar in the San Diego community.

Frank loved helping people. He was filled with so much enthusiasm and made everyone feel welcome and at home.

Frank was truly a family man. He had twelve children and now has over 27 grandchildren! He loved his community and his faith. He also loved See’s candy and always had it in the office to share.

When he wasn’t working, he loved being in his garden. He truly had a green thumb and was never afraid to get his hands dirty. His signature was the Double Delight Rose. If you ever get the chance you must smell the sweet roses fragrance!
Frank loved talking with people and getting to know them. Many nights he would just talk to his customers for hours about their families and lives. He loved hearing war stories especially.

Frank was involved in his church, the Knights of Columbus, The Ancient Order of Hibernian’s, and the Irish community in San Diego. He marched in the first unofficial St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Diego.