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 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.
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 fiancé 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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