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Meet Our Team

Saini Smith-Clarke
President / Owner

I started my career in the insurance industry when I was 19 years old as a Customer Service Representative, then Account Representative, working my way to Office Manager and eventually opened my own agency in Mahopac on December 1st 2016. I love being able to help protect what our customers and their families work so hard to obtain. As an agency owner, I am given a platform to make a difference through fundraising and community involvement which I’m passionate about.

I was born in the Fiji Islands and shortly after moved to the US. I grew up between Hawaii, Arizona, Fiji, New York, and I now live in Connecticut (No…my parents were not in the military; more like adventurers). I attended college while working for an Insurance agency in Yonkers, NY and received my Bachelors in Business Management from Monroe College in New Rochelle.

I need a daily dose of outdoors. I like hiking, camping, and kayaking with family and friends. I was heavy into kickboxing and tried my hand at women’s full contact football, but decided not to test the limits with that one, even though it was a lot of fun.

I am a charter member and secretary of the newly formed Mahopac Lions Club, a volunteer for Love Holds Life and Community Cares, which are both organizations that assist families battling cancer. I am a member of the Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce and on a couple Committees there; and recently, I joined the committee for Walk to End Alzheimer’s taking place in October.

Fred Clarke
Agency Co-Owner

The Clarke in Smith & Clarke Agency. I’m a software development manager and co-owner, of the agency. I’m involved in the strategic planning and marketing, IT (of course) and supporting Smith & Clarke Agency’s Mission. It’s rewarding to be a part of an agency that makes a difference in people’s lives, not just insuring them, but taking a real interest in what’s important to them.

I am a native of Jamaica and moved to New York at a young age. I completed my education and started my career in Computer Science and Software Development. I am passionate about health and fitness. My most recent hobby (or obsession, according to my wife) is golf. When I’m not working I’m golfing, watching sports, and spending time with my family. I’m also training for my second Spartan race now. I really like a challenge.

I volunteer every opportunity I get; mostly through the Smith & Clarke Agency now. Whatever they’re involved in, so am I.

Naiasia Kennedy
Customer Care Specialist

I have years of customer service experience. I obtained my Property & Casualty insurance license a little over a year ago. I love to help people. I find it rewarding to help others find solutions to their situations and help them in their time of need.

I was born in NY and have lived there, NJ, and now I live in CT. I graduated from WestConn with my Bachelors in Business and am working toward owning my own business shortly.

Personally, I like to hang out with my cousins and family. I enjoy going to vineyards, hiking, and experiencing any new adventure. Favorite way to spend the weekend? Other than napping, I like to read, do yoga, just hang out and experience new things. My guilty pleasure is binge-watching shows on Netflix.

When it comes to giving back, I’ve volunteered for United Way in the past. I have a cousin on the autism spectrum, so my passion is Autism Speaks. I’ve done walks and would like to do more to get involved in that.

Emil Albanese
Financial Specialist

I have over 30 years of diverse experience as an award winning broker/agent and Corporate executive as a sales VP of 2 companies. I most enjoy finding financial solutions to client’s life challenges.

I grew up in Newark NJ and West Caldwell NJ. One was a marked improvement over the other. I have been very active in my communities on many levels and chaired many Boards and events. I am truly passionate and really enjoy many things. As a lifelong athlete, the challenge of excellence always impresses the heck out of me.

As a single parent with joint custody of a adolescent son my favorite weekends are spent finding adventures and time enjoyed with him, friends or aging family.

As a Board member I have chaired or co chaired everything from Make a Wish CT to the Redevelopment agency of SW CT to PTA Treasurer of my son’s elementary school.

Sandra Roberti
Benefits Specialist

I am a licensed Health and Life Agent for almost two years. I look forward to learning and helping within this industry for many years to come. I have been in the top 20 Agents for the Northeast Territory for the first 2 quarters of 2018 with hopefully more to come! My favorite part about my job is being able to help and meet with so many people. I look forward to learning and growing within this industry until I’m 99 years old.

In my young years I lived on Air Force Bases with my family and then settled on Long Island. I now live in Westchester County since 2000. I enjoy spending time with my wonderful family and friends. Cooking, entertaining, traveling to new places  and being outdoors are also on the top of my list.

Janira Hiciano
Customer Service Representative

I’m new to the insurance industry, obtained my NY state license in December 2018 and have learned so much about the importance of insurance and being properly protected. What excites me most about working at the Smith & Clarke Agency is being able to help customers and educate them more about insurance and identify their needs.

I was born and raised in Tarrytown, NY. I was in a program in high school called Upward Bound and it was for students that were going to be the first in their families to go to college. Upward Bounds was a small program that took us to visit college campuses and participate in volunteer work. Every year we had summer classes and a trip at the end of the program. It was a great program that helped me learn about college and helping those in need.

In my free time, I enjoy long hikes and attending concerts. I can’t stop talking about food and dogs. I am always either spending time with my friends and family or spending time alone. I enjoy watching shows and baking sweets. Something not many know about me is I learned how to play the piano and violin by ear, I didn’t know how to read music.

I am really passionate about helping the community and have volunteered a lot in the past including for the Special Olympics for four years in a row, Make A Wish Foundation, I helped restore a rundown elementary school in the Bronx as well as helped out with many cancer walks and events.

Jordan and Jericho
Team Morale Specialists