President Brent Schmitten got his start in the insurance industry as an independent agent in 1995. Specializing in commercial and personal insurance, Brent enjoys helping his clients protect their assets and that after more than 20 years, there is still something new to learn.
Brent is a graduate of Washington State University where he received a degree in business administration with specializations in finance and risk management/insurance. He and his wife Angie have been married for more than 20 years and they have two children, Jacob and Kaylynn. Away from the office, Brent enjoys golfing, barbecuing, hunting, spending time at Lake Chelan, and coaching and supporting his kid’s sporting activities.
Agent Jim Gibbons is a dedicated advocate of the insurance industry, getting his start in 1976. With more than 40 years of experience, Jim assists clients with both their personal and commercial needs. Each day, Jim strives to not only meet, but exceed the expectations of his customers.
Jim is married and has two children. Away from the agency he enjoys skiing, exercising, enjoying the outdoors and sitting by the pool.
Mandi is licensed in personal and commercial lines and has been working in the insurance industry since 1995. She enjoys building relationships with her clients as they have given her the opportunity to work and volunteer in the community.
Mandi is currently a member of the Downtown Yakima Kiwanis Club and the Central Washington Home Builders Association. She also enjoys volunteering with Voices for Children’s Identity Store.
When Mandi is not spending time with her husband of 20 years, Alan, and their two sons, she enjoys yoga, taking walks, boating, or camping with family and friends.
Samantha recently graduated from Central Washington University with a Business Administration Degree Specializing in Marketing. She is brand new to the insurance industry and is looking forward to learning and developing the skills to help current and potential clients. Outside of work Samantha enjoys volunteering, traveling around Washington and wine tasting.
Jamie is very new to the insurance agency. She recently graduated from Perry Technical Institute and did a five week externship at Elliott. She loves all her new co-workers and is excited to learn everything there is to know about the industry. Jamie is engaged to her fiancé Luke and has 2 kids, Gage (9) and Dalilah (3). She also has 3 dogs, 12 chickens and 25 rabbits. Jamie loves to travel to the mountains and lakes in Washington. Some of her interests are camping, hiking, hunting and spending time with friends and family.
Agent Juan Silva has been in the insurance industry for 5 years. Juan specializes in both personal and commercial insurance and is currently serving as a board member for Yakima School Foundation. When he is not in the office he is spending time with his son camping, fishing and hiking. Juan loves to explore the local parks and nature trails that Yakima has to offer, he also loves to visit new places and travel outside the country, his favorites so far are Ireland, Germany and Mexico.
Agent Diana Paulus has worked in the insurance industry for 15 years, specializing in all things commercial. Her favorite part of the job is watching a business grow and getting to know her clients personally.
Diana and her husband have been married 35 year and have two grown children, a wonderful son in-law and one beautiful grandchild. Diana enjoys keeping her house and yard tidy, hiking, kayaking, camping (anything outdoors) with her husband, Ken and spending time with her grandsons, kids, family and friends.
Jessica is a personal lines agent and has been in the industry since 2017. She enjoys meeting new clients and educating them on their insurance needs. When she is not in the office Jessica is coaching her son’s soccer team, traveling in her 5th wheel and crocheting hats. She gives back to her community by training guide dogs for the blind and volunteering at her church. Jessica is married to her husband Terry and they have two sons Christian and Kayden and a cat named Gizzy.
Haddie is a customer service representative with Elliott Insurance and is brand new to the insurance industry. When Haddie is not in the office she is up at her family's cabin, sitting by a camp fire staring at the stars. She also loves photography and going on outdoor adventures with her four dogs. She loves going to the beach and recently went to Alaska and had a blast. She is currently attending college online and is studying elementary education.
My name is Alisha Mears and I’ve been working in the insurance industry since 1998. I started my career in crop insurance and made the change to personal lines. I truly enjoy meeting new clients, building relationships and helping others with their insurance needs. Outside of work I enjoy traveling with my husband Tobias, playing board games, and spending time with our children and grandchild. Our family keeps us busy with 5 children and 1 grandchild.
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