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 is a graduate from Central Washington University with a Business Administration Degree Specializing in Marketing. She has been in insurance for three years and loves learning new things about the industry and spending time with her amazing co-workers. When she is not in the office she is networking, wine tasting or at a local Yakima event with her fiancé.
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.
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. Although newer to the insurance industry, Haddie loves learning everything they have to offer. Outside of the office, Haddie is either hanging out up at her family cabin or spending time cuddling her four dogs. She also loves going on road trips and adventuring out of Washington. She loves to be around kids and is a full-time student 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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