Graduate of UC Davis, father of six. With Buttes Insurance Agency since 1972. Commercial specialist. Agribusiness and Farm Insurance specialist . Working out of the office in Live Oak.
Sharon has been with Buttes Insurance since 1992. She is the mother of two. Sharon works out of the Biggs and Live Oak offices.
Karen has been with Buttes Insurance since 1998. She is the mother of two. Karen workis out of the Penn Valley and Live Oak offices.
Mary has been an insurance agent since 1971, and has been with Buttes since 1991. She is the mother of three, and works out of the Live Oak office.
Steve Dowd has been a producer with Buttes since 1999. Working out of the Live Oak office, he holds an AFIS designation and specializes in commercial and farm insurance.
Steve and his wife have two children. Away from the office he enjoys SCUBA diving and fishing.
Linda Fountain, who serves as a bookkeeper, has been a part of the Buttes team for 24 years.
While Linda enjoys her time with her co-workers, away from the office she enjoys attending church and making jewelry. She and her husband have four children and eight grandchildren.
Tom has been with Buttes Insurance since 2008. He is the father of two.
Jim has been in the insurance business since 1980. He is the father of two sons, and is retired from his first career in law enforcement.
Owner of the Oroville office, Fred Sunderland has been a part of Buttes Insurance since 1980. With 40 years of insurance experience, Fred has served as a loss control representative, marketing representative, commercial underwriter and broker. He enjoys working with his clients to help them better understand their coverages and most often writes policies for commercial and personal lines.
Fred and his wife Janice have two children, Erik and Sonja. Erik is a software developer in Austin, Texas, and Sonja is an autism specialist in San Diego, Calif.
Fred makes a point to live by the motto, “do what you love, and love what you do.” He wants his clients to know that he genuinely loves his job. While he enjoys landscaping, hiking, and trips to the coast and Lake Tahoe, he does not ever want to retire from the insurance business.
Vice President David Coe operates the Wheatland office. A graduate of University of the Pacific, David has worked in the insurance industry for 34 years. At Buttes, he specializes in property and casualty insurance.
Away from the office, David enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing music. He and his wide have grown children.
Patricia May serves as an agent and office manager of the Yuba City office. With 44 years of experience, Patricia specializes in personal lines, commercial, farm, bonds, and boat policies. She enjoys the way that the insurance industry constantly changes, forcing agents to learn and grow on a daily basis.
Patricia has been with Buttes since 1991. She and her husband have two daughters and three grandchildren. In her spare time, Patricia enjoys traveling, quilting, scrapbooking, and photography. She is a member of the Valley Quilt Guild, and holds several committee positions.
Agent Leanne Landry has been a part of the Buttes team since 1972, specializing in property and casualty insurance. Leanne enjoys meeting new people and that every day at the Yuba City office is different.
In her free time, Leanne enjoys reading. She has two children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Agent Michael Eastridge, who has been in the insurance business for just over two years, most enjoys helping his clients protect their assets. He specializes in personal, commercial, farm, life, and crop policies. Prior to joining Buttes, Mike was a licensed contractor for more than thirty years after earning a degree in engineering construction management from California State University Fresno.
Away from the office, Mike volunteers with the Live Oak Lions Club (Director) and Live Oak Chamber of Commerce (President). He also serves as a volunteer and elder at Saint Andrew Presbyterian church. Mike is the father of three children and he was married over the summer.
With more than 52 years of experience, Sandra Watson specializes in farm and commercial insurance at Buttes. She most enjoys the people she is able to meet through her job.
Sandra and her husband have two grown sons. Away from the office, she enjoys reading, community service and playing with her grandchildren.