Married to Don since 1970, Tina put aside her biology teaching career in 1984 to help him start his own agency. The transition to insurance for Tina was the logical choice, as it was a family industry. Tina’s aunt, Maria Fracchia, moved from Italy in the 1920’s to start The Fracchia Agency which sold insurance and steam ship tickets to the Los Angeles community for more than 40 years. Tina earned her insurance license, became a notary, and ran the business with her husband. She continues to be active in the agency today, both as bookkeeper and office manager, and is thrilled to have her children join this family endeavor. Tina enjoys being a grandmother to her eleven grandchildren, is active in her church, St. Joseph, and can often be found cooking delicious meals for Long Beach’s Homeless Shelter, Project Achieve.