About us

Who We Are

our bail bond staffWe have been in business since 1992. Our professionally trained staff has experience in all areas of California. With over 20 years at service in the bail business Premiere Agents have the expertise you need to complete the bonding process.

The owner of Premiere has written 2 bail bond handbooks for the industry and is on the board for both state bail associations and the president of the local bail association. All of our staff is bonded & insured and holds Ca Dept of Insurance Bail Bond Licenses.

We also write all types of civil surety, immigration, federal bonds and more. For more information on how we can help you please call us you are guaranteed to be connected with a professional Bail Agent that can answer all of your questions.


Very informative and thorough. Sean was very courteous and sympathetic.

P. Dooley - Recent Client

Our Team

Sean M. Cook
Owner / Operator

Sean has almost 20 years of bail industry experience. He is the author of two Best Selling Industry Guides and Handbooks called, “Bail Bonds 101” and “Bail Bonds 201”. He is a Certified Bail Agent level 5 and a past course instructor. “I love bail and I love what I do, I assist people when they make mistakes or are often at a low point in their life”. It’s very rewarding watching a family pull together for a family member and give them another chance.”

Steven Goodman

As a partner in Premiere Steven brings extensive business management and sales knowledge and experience. While he hasn’t been licensed very long, he certainly understands bail and client relations.

Colleen Cook
Civil Bond Division

Colleen specializes in Civil, Surety and Child Custody Bonds for Premiere, with over 12 years in the bail bond industry. Additionally, she has more than 13 years experience as a licensed California Realtor®. As a mother of two boys, she is constantly on the run, and takes that even further because she is an accomplished marathon runner.

Karen Thibodeaux
Office Administrator

Karen joined Premiere over eight years ago, after she retired from her 32 year tenure with Verizon in the communications and customer service area. Serving as Office Administrator and a Bail Agent for Premiere, Karen handles a variety of duties, along with posting bail primarily in Orange County. She is family - the aunt of the owner.

Herb Laano
Senior Bail Agent

Herb joined Premiere more than five years ago, serving as a Senior Bail Agent. He graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, which is a perfect fit for the Bail Bond industry. Keeping things in the family spirit, Herb is the son-in-law of Karen, and cousin-in-law to the owner of Premiere Bail Bonds, Sean Cook. Besides spending as much time with his kids as possible when he can, he is also involved in mixed martial arts,

John Young
Bail Agent

John has been with Premiere for more than five years, serving Los Angeles and Ventura counties. He is one of our most experienced Bail Agents and a key contributor to Premiere’s success. Prior to getting into the bail bond industry, he was involved in the real estate and mortgage industries.

Robert Martinez
Senior Bail Agent

Robert has been a licensed Bail Agent since 2005. Prior to his career in bail Robert was a certified spanish interpreter. Robert serves all of California and is our spanish interpreter bail agent. He has personally been to every city and county jail in Southern California and many in the Norther California Bay area as well.

Ryan Van Woerkom
Bail Agent

Ryan is currently a full time student studying Information Technology with an emphasis on Software Engineering. Ryan is responsible for writing bonds in Orange County, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles.

Mark Sandoval
Marketing Manager

Mark Sandoval has been doing business development for almost 8 years in different industries. Mark brings an expertise to Premiere Bail Bonds that we are very excited about.

Pat Caldwell
Senior Bail Agent

Pat has been with Premiere Bail Bonds for many years now, and it was only after our senior bail agent helped her through the bail process for one of her loved ones, that she came out of retirement. Pat joined us after a long standing 30 year career with the Department of Defense and brings many years of vast experience to our team! We are happy to have her on board and servicing The Inland Empire.

Christine Sabourin
Bail Agent

Christine has been a Bail Agent for Premiere Bail Bonds for over 2 years and she is also an Attorney Liaison serving the Bay Area. Christine prides herself on holding up the standards of excellent customer service that Premiere has been known to deliver to all our clients.