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When it comes to buying insurance, Brightway, The Smith & Mitchell Agency understands that no two customers are alike with respect to their insurance needs and experience. Whether you are a new home or auto owner or someone who has quite a few assets we take the time to listen to your needs or concerns, educate you on the various coverages and advise you on your options. Our clients can tell, and appreciate the fact that they aren’t just a number to us.

If we can answer any questions about Home, Auto, Business, Life or other types of insurance, stop by or give us a call. 

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Chris Mitchell
Chris Mitchell Agency Owner

Born and raised in St. Louis, Chris is a Licensed 2-20 Agent and earned his bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Mississippi. After working in Chicago, he and his family moved to Southwest Florida in 2004. 

Married for over 11 years, Chris and his wife Kim have three children. Chris is involved with church, enjoys fishing and watching Ole Miss football and St. Louis Cardinals baseball in his free time.

  • Chris Mitchell
    Chris Mitchell Agency Owner

    Born and raised in St. Louis, Chris is a Licensed 2-20 Agent and earned his bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Mississippi. After working in Chicago, he and his family moved to Southwest Florida in 2004. 

    Married for over 11 years, Chris and his wife Kim have three children. Chris is involved with church, enjoys fishing and watching Ole Miss football and St. Louis Cardinals baseball in his free time.

    Chris Mitchell Agency Owner
    Chris Mitchell
    Chris Mitchell Agency Owner

    Born and raised in St. Louis, Chris is a Licensed 2-20 Agent and earned his bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Mississippi. After working in Chicago, he and his family moved to Southwest Florida in 2004. 

    Married for over 11 years, Chris and his wife Kim have three children. Chris is involved with church, enjoys fishing and watching Ole Miss football and St. Louis Cardinals baseball in his free time.

  • Tyler  Smith
    Tyler Smith Agency Owner

    A native of Grand Blanc, Michigan, Tyler graduated from the University of Tampa in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He got his start in the insurance industry in 2001 and is a Licensed Agent.

    In 2003, Tyler and his wife moved to the Fort Myers area. The couple has four children and a dog named Cosmo. Tyler enjoys staying involved with his local church, coaching his son’s soccer teams and competing in triathlons.

    Tyler Smith Agency Owner
    Tyler  Smith
    Tyler Smith Agency Owner

    A native of Grand Blanc, Michigan, Tyler graduated from the University of Tampa in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He got his start in the insurance industry in 2001 and is a Licensed Agent.

    In 2003, Tyler and his wife moved to the Fort Myers area. The couple has four children and a dog named Cosmo. Tyler enjoys staying involved with his local church, coaching his son’s soccer teams and competing in triathlons.

  • Robert  Schlaff
    Robert Schlaff Insurance Agent

    A homeowner in Cape Coral since 2002, Robert is experienced in helping customers transition to Florida from other states. He provides a low-pressure consultative experience and takes the time to make sure clients understand the coverage their new insurance provides.

    Married for 35 years, Robert enjoys dining out with friends, boating and attending Corvette Club events.

    Robert Schlaff Insurance Agent
    Robert  Schlaff
    Robert Schlaff Insurance Agent

    A homeowner in Cape Coral since 2002, Robert is experienced in helping customers transition to Florida from other states. He provides a low-pressure consultative experience and takes the time to make sure clients understand the coverage their new insurance provides.

    Married for 35 years, Robert enjoys dining out with friends, boating and attending Corvette Club events.

  • Darby McElravy
    Darby McElravy Insurance Agent

    Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, Darby is a licensed 20-44 and earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University.

    Prior to joining the insurance industry, she worked in the banking industry for 9 years and most recently a manager at a large retailer. Darby moved to Sunny Southwest Florida in 2013.  She enjoys outdoor activities with her boyfriend and traveling to visit family and friends.

    Darby McElravy Insurance Agent
    Darby McElravy
    Darby McElravy Insurance Agent

    Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, Darby is a licensed 20-44 and earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University.

    Prior to joining the insurance industry, she worked in the banking industry for 9 years and most recently a manager at a large retailer. Darby moved to Sunny Southwest Florida in 2013.  She enjoys outdoor activities with her boyfriend and traveling to visit family and friends.

  • Raquel Myers
    Raquel Myers Insurance Agent

    Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, earned an A.A. in Psychology and currently in school for a B.A. in Human Services. Prior to joining the insurance industry, Raquel worked as an administrative assistant. Currently, she is a Licensed Customer Service Professional.

    In her down time, Raquel enjoys spending time with her dog, re-finishing old furniture, and volunteering in her community.

    Raquel Myers Insurance Agent
    Raquel Myers
    Raquel Myers Insurance Agent

    Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, earned an A.A. in Psychology and currently in school for a B.A. in Human Services. Prior to joining the insurance industry, Raquel worked as an administrative assistant. Currently, she is a Licensed Customer Service Professional.

    In her down time, Raquel enjoys spending time with her dog, re-finishing old furniture, and volunteering in her community.

  • April Luettich
    April Luettich Insurance Agent

    April is a native of Ft. Myers. She enjoys outdoor adventures such as paddle boarding, boating and biking. April and her husband recently celebrated 20 years of marriage. She has two children and devotes much of her free time cheering them on at school events. April’s favorite quote is Psalm 103:11, “for as high as the heavens are above the earth so great is his love for those who fear him”.

    April Luettich Insurance Agent
    April Luettich
    April Luettich Insurance Agent

    April is a native of Ft. Myers. She enjoys outdoor adventures such as paddle boarding, boating and biking. April and her husband recently celebrated 20 years of marriage. She has two children and devotes much of her free time cheering them on at school events. April’s favorite quote is Psalm 103:11, “for as high as the heavens are above the earth so great is his love for those who fear him”.

  • Bethany  Killman
    Bethany Killman Processor

    Born and raised in Fort Myers, Bethany graduated from Edison State with an A.A. and A.S. in Paralegal Studies. Prior to joining the insurance industry, she worked as a nanny and preschool teacher. Currently, she is a Licensed Insurance Customer Service Professional. 

    Married to her high school sweetheart, she recently welcomed a baby boy to the family. Bethany enjoys being involved in the music program at her church, as well as being involved in the pre-school and children’s ministry there.

    Bethany Killman Processor
    Bethany  Killman
    Bethany Killman Processor

    Born and raised in Fort Myers, Bethany graduated from Edison State with an A.A. and A.S. in Paralegal Studies. Prior to joining the insurance industry, she worked as a nanny and preschool teacher. Currently, she is a Licensed Insurance Customer Service Professional. 

    Married to her high school sweetheart, she recently welcomed a baby boy to the family. Bethany enjoys being involved in the music program at her church, as well as being involved in the pre-school and children’s ministry there.

Yellow Sun Shine Our reputation says it all.


  • As always, Bethany and Tyler have made the insurance-buying process super easy, fast, and efficient! We will continue to recommend them to all our clients and friends! 

    Tom and Diane

  • I appreciated the prompt service I received when requesting price quotes for my insurance needs. Everyone there was very helpful and efficient at their job. I had price quotes from other agencies but didn't receive the same quality of service nor the best prices. Thank you.

    Kathleen

  • We have been so happy! They asked a few basic questions and took the initiative to help me find the answers. The quote was provided incredibly fast and they followed up immediately to explain what the numbers meant. I didn't have to worry about anything. To top it off, Chris was so kind and professional. Thanks for taking care of us and helping us find excellent coverage!

    Christina

  • Excellent, professional and friendly service from Chris and Bethany. They made the purchase of my home insurance a very smooth and easy transaction!

    Narciso A.

  • I was referred to Chris Mitchell by my Real Estate Broker and found the type of organization and person that I felt comfortable dealing with. My standards in an agent are probably higher than most based on my background and I believe I have found the correct one.

    James P.

  • We were referred to Chris Mitchell and the Brightway team by our realtor when we moved to Florida two years ago. Their response time is really unbeatable. Chris always gets back to us the same day and has many good suggestions for saving money on our insurance plans. This was a big help to us as we were unfamiliar with Florida insurance requirements and has been able to get the best rates available. I never hesitate to refer family or friends to the Chris and his Brightway team.

    Laura

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239-603-8200
Our Office

9230 Daniels Parkway Unit 102
Fort Myers, FL 33912

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Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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