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 Larissa Weber is a new addition to Mitchell, Reed, & Schmitten, and she specializes in auto insurance policies at the agency. Larissa enjoys that her insurance career allows her to help people every day. When not at the office, she enjoys going to the mountains.
Agent Ashlee Beaman has been in the insurance industry for 6 years. She specializes in property and casualty insurance. She loves helping people know and understand their insurance policy. Ashlee is married to her husband Zack and they have a daughter named Scout. When Ashlee isn't in the office she is at a local event in Yakima, enjoying beer and great food.
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.