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.
Mandi has been in the insurance industry for 25+ years. She loves how she is able to build relationships with her clients and is able to assist them in protecting the items they cherish most.
Mandi is married to Alan and they have 2 sons, Ryan and Tyler. When she is not in the office you can find Mandi spending time with her family, boating, swimming or on a walk, and hibernating in the winter months. Mandi is a board member with the Downtown Association of Yakima, a member of Downtown Kiwanis, Footprinters and the CWHBA.
Debbie has 30+ years of experience in the insurance industry and specializes in property and casualty insurance. What she loves about working at Elliott is building relationships with her clients and helping them with their insurance needs . Debbie has been married to her husband Mark (Flip) for over 30 years and they have two children, Jed and Samantha. When she is not in the office you can find Debbie with a cup of coffee and near family. Some of her interests are church, sudoku puzzles and road trips.
Samantha graduated from Central Washington University in 2018 with a degree in Marketing. She has been in the insurance industry since 2018. She loves working at Elliott because of her amazing co-workers and being able to learn something new everyday. When Samantha is not in the office she is with her husband Conor, attending breweries and local events. Samantha is the Chair of the Young Professionals Council with the Central Washington Home Builders Association. She loves to travel and her dream is to go to Italy. Some interests of hers are paddle boarding, hiking and wine tasting.
Jamie is a personal lines agent and has been in the insurance industry since 2020. She is married to her husband Luke, and has three beautiful children, Gage, Dalilah, and Harlee! She also has dogs, chickens, and 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.
Jeannie has been in the insurance industry since 2007. What she loves about insurance is that she gets to learn something new every day and build new relationships with clients. Jeannie was married to her husband Bill for in 1983 and they have 3 children and 12 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. When she is not in the office you can find her with her family riding her ATV on her 28 acre property in Santa Idaho.. Her interests/hobbies include babysitting her grandchildren and camping.
Jessica has been in the insurance industry since 2017. She has mainly worked in Personal Lines, but is transitioning into Commercial Lines. She enjoys meeting new clients, building relationships and educating them on their insurance needs. Outside of work, she volunteers at her church in the children’s department and café. She is a cancer survivor and has a passion for helping others on their journey’s. Jessica and her husband Terry love spending time shopping and doing outdoor activities with their kids, Christian and Kayden. And of course, spoiling their cat named Gizzy.
Chelsea comes to the Mitchell, Reed & Schmitten team as a Producer. Working in non-profit leadership for eighteen years championing trade industries and healthy communities, Chelsea brings her relational, customer-focused service that will support the growth of the Mitchell, Reed & Schmitten family of companies. As a newcomer to the insurance arena, she is excited to meet with clients and learn about their individual needs to provide the best product options available. A Central Washington University graduate and life-long Yakima resident, Chelsea loves all things Central Washington has to offer. She enjoys traveling, boating, cooking and fishing with her partner Peter, and their children Macy, Ryleigh, Liberty, Scout & Piper.
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.
Haddie is a customer service representative with Elliott Insurance and is brand new to the insurance industry. Haddie recently got licensed and spends as much time as she can getting to know the insurance side of things. When not in the office, Haddie enjoys spending time with friends and family who push her on new adventures. Going to the beach and returning to WSU to visit are some of her favorite things to do. Currently, Haddie is attending online college with the intent to graduate with an elementary education degree.
Yarely pronounced (Ya-Reh-Lee) is new to the insurance industry, but is not new to customer service. When it comes to meeting new people and helping people, she is a social butterfly. She loves to work but when she is not working, she is at the dog park with her dog or at home cooking delicious homemade Mexican food! Yarely also enjoys car events and car shows. She was born and raised in Yakima Washington but loves anything to do with traveling!
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