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.
Doug is a Producer and became a partner with GKP insurance in the mid 1990’s. What he loves about the insurance industry is that no day is the same and that it is never boring. He also loves helping his clients and building long lasting relationships with them. Doug has been on several Insurance Advisory Councils and was Agent Of The Year in 2015 for Traveler’s Insurance. He is married to his wife Dianne and the have two grown children, Andrew and Ashley. When he is not in the office he is on his pontoon boat enjoying the lake.
Rhonda is a Producer and has been in the insurance industry since 1988, she became a partner at GKP in 2012. What she loves about the insurance industry is the relationships she builds with her long-time clients and helping the next generation of those clients. She is also a board member and volunteer for the Downtown Association of Yakima. She is married to her husband Rod and they have three children and six grandchildren. When she is not in the office Rhonda is reading, gardening and spending time with family.
Rob is a Producer and became a partner at GKP insurance in 2011. He started in the insurance industry as a claims adjuster in 1987 and worked as a public affairs specialists, lobbyist, sales manager and agent over the years. What he loves about the insurance industry is that at its core, insurance is about protecting assets and that is his purpose when he works with his clients. Rob is married to his wife Sonya and they have three grown children and one grandchild. When he is not in the office he is chasing waterfalls in Costa Rica, cycling and wood working. Rob has served on several boards including: Yakima Valley Landlords, Yakima Valley Ski Club, Central WA Home Builders, Dog Walker and Yakima Humane Society.
Ricardo is a Producer and has been in the insurance industry since 2001. He loves the helpful and family like atmosphere GKP provides. He is married to his wife Alice and they have three grown children, Ariel, Jacob (married to Samantha) and Julia. Ricardo is a former board member and now volunteer for the Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. When he is not in the office he is visiting local wineries, traveling and enjoys supporting happy hour at our local restaurants
Rachelle is a commercial lines agent and is new to the insurance industry. What she loves about the industry is that it is ever changing and she can help her clients find the coverage they need. Rachelle has two wonderful children, Brienna and Braeden and a dog named Peter. When she is not in the office she is attending her children's sporting events, traveling and camping on the beach.
Maria is a Customer Service Representative and has worked in the insurance industry since 2020. What she loves about the industry is that every day is different and she is always learning something new. She is married with three grown children and has two dogs. When Maria is not in the office she is baking up some tasty treats, watching a movie or grabbing coffee with her closest friends.
Andrea is a Commercial Lines Account Manager and has been in the industry for twenty-five plus years. What she loves about the insurance industry is the ability to help her clients with their insurance needs and having a large variety of companies to work with. Andrea is married and has eight children and six grandchildren. When she is not in the office she is spending time with her family, researching her family history and taking beautiful photos with her camera.