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Chris Schmidt
Chris Schmidt Agency Owner

Chris and his wife, Sheree, have lived in Louisiana since 2007. In 2015, they bought a new home and a new insurance policy. Shortly after their purchase, they went out of town to celebrate their new home, along with their wedding anniversary.

When they returned, they found in the stack of mail that greets us all after a week away, a notice from their insurance company their policy had been canceled on the day they left town on vacation. They didn’t receive any notification from their agent or from the company, aside from a piece of U.S. Mail that was now weeks old.

Thankfully nothing happened in that period of time, but that didn’t stop the Schmidts from asking “what if?”

“It was that day I knew I would become involved in insurance,” Chris said. “And I vowed my customers would always know what was going on, so they would never have to endure an experience of confusion and uncertainty like we had.”

Chris and his wife are involved with various local organizations, including the Jefferson Performing Arts Society and St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit committed to conquering childhood cancers. They are members of Munholland United Methodist Church and loyal Saints and LSU fans.

Chris understands what peace of mind is—and what it isn’t. For your peace of mind, give him a call.

In 2019, Chris purchased this second agency in Pace, FL joining it with the Schmidt Family Agency in order to service customers in Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana.

  • Chris Schmidt
    Chris Schmidt Agency Owner

    Chris and his wife, Sheree, have lived in Louisiana since 2007. In 2015, they bought a new home and a new insurance policy. Shortly after their purchase, they went out of town to celebrate their new home, along with their wedding anniversary.

    When they returned, they found in the stack of mail that greets us all after a week away, a notice from their insurance company their policy had been canceled on the day they left town on vacation. They didn’t receive any notification from their agent or from the company, aside from a piece of U.S. Mail that was now weeks old.

    Thankfully nothing happened in that period of time, but that didn’t stop the Schmidts from asking “what if?”

    “It was that day I knew I would become involved in insurance,” Chris said. “And I vowed my customers would always know what was going on, so they would never have to endure an experience of confusion and uncertainty like we had.”

    Chris and his wife are involved with various local organizations, including the Jefferson Performing Arts Society and St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit committed to conquering childhood cancers. They are members of Munholland United Methodist Church and loyal Saints and LSU fans.

    Chris understands what peace of mind is—and what it isn’t. For your peace of mind, give him a call.

    In 2019, Chris purchased this second agency in Pace, FL joining it with the Schmidt Family Agency in order to service customers in Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana.

    Chris Schmidt Agency Owner
    Chris Schmidt
    Chris Schmidt Agency Owner

    Chris and his wife, Sheree, have lived in Louisiana since 2007. In 2015, they bought a new home and a new insurance policy. Shortly after their purchase, they went out of town to celebrate their new home, along with their wedding anniversary.

    When they returned, they found in the stack of mail that greets us all after a week away, a notice from their insurance company their policy had been canceled on the day they left town on vacation. They didn’t receive any notification from their agent or from the company, aside from a piece of U.S. Mail that was now weeks old.

    Thankfully nothing happened in that period of time, but that didn’t stop the Schmidts from asking “what if?”

    “It was that day I knew I would become involved in insurance,” Chris said. “And I vowed my customers would always know what was going on, so they would never have to endure an experience of confusion and uncertainty like we had.”

    Chris and his wife are involved with various local organizations, including the Jefferson Performing Arts Society and St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit committed to conquering childhood cancers. They are members of Munholland United Methodist Church and loyal Saints and LSU fans.

    Chris understands what peace of mind is—and what it isn’t. For your peace of mind, give him a call.

    In 2019, Chris purchased this second agency in Pace, FL joining it with the Schmidt Family Agency in order to service customers in Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana.

  • Blanca Cortez
    Blanca Cortez Insurance Agent

    Blanca has been a resident of Pace, Fla. for the last three years and loves helping people in her community. She brings six years of insurance experience to Brightway and previously worked as an agent at State Farm Insurance in Temecula, Calif. and Florida Insurance Agency in Pace, Fla.

    Blanca is licensed in Florida, Alabama and Louisiana, and enjoys educating her clients on the wide range of insurance coverages available to them while providing competitive pricing to meet their insurance needs.

    She is not only a military spouse but is also bilingual in English and Spanish, and she is eager to serve Pace’s military and Hispanic communities. Blanca was first attracted to Brightway because of the company’s unique ability to represent more industry-leading insurance brands than other independent agencies in the Pace area.

    Blanca and her husband, who is a U.S. Marine, are proud parents of three boys. Her eldest son is also a U.S. Marine who is currently attending school in California. When she’s not in the office, she can often be found supporting her two younger sons’ high school wrestling team and local wrestling clubs. She is also actively involved in several military spouse groups in Pensacola, Fla.

    In her spare time, Blanca enjoys traveling, relaxing at the beach, bike riding, hiking and camping. She also enjoys traveling to her hometown in California to visit family and friends.

    Blanca Cortez Insurance Agent
    Blanca Cortez
    Blanca Cortez Insurance Agent

    Blanca has been a resident of Pace, Fla. for the last three years and loves helping people in her community. She brings six years of insurance experience to Brightway and previously worked as an agent at State Farm Insurance in Temecula, Calif. and Florida Insurance Agency in Pace, Fla.

    Blanca is licensed in Florida, Alabama and Louisiana, and enjoys educating her clients on the wide range of insurance coverages available to them while providing competitive pricing to meet their insurance needs.

    She is not only a military spouse but is also bilingual in English and Spanish, and she is eager to serve Pace’s military and Hispanic communities. Blanca was first attracted to Brightway because of the company’s unique ability to represent more industry-leading insurance brands than other independent agencies in the Pace area.

    Blanca and her husband, who is a U.S. Marine, are proud parents of three boys. Her eldest son is also a U.S. Marine who is currently attending school in California. When she’s not in the office, she can often be found supporting her two younger sons’ high school wrestling team and local wrestling clubs. She is also actively involved in several military spouse groups in Pensacola, Fla.

    In her spare time, Blanca enjoys traveling, relaxing at the beach, bike riding, hiking and camping. She also enjoys traveling to her hometown in California to visit family and friends.

  • Sandra Rich
    Sandra Rich Insurance Agent

    Sandra is no stranger to the Pace, Fla. community and has lived there for more than 40 years. She attended the Central Insurance School in Clearwater, Fla. where she became a licensed insurance agent. Prior to joining Brightway, she worked at several agencies in the Pensacola area specializing in commercial and personal lines insurance.

    When she first learned about Brightway, she was most impressed that they represented a wide network of industry-leading insurance brands, more than most agencies in the area. Having access to more brands meant that she could do what she loves most which is to ensure that her clients’ homes, cars, RVs and other major investments could be properly insured.

    In her spare time, Sandra and her husband enjoy family time with their three sons and two granddaughters. They are both actively involved in their church and can often be found attending local events and festivals.

    Sandra Rich Insurance Agent
    Sandra Rich
    Sandra Rich Insurance Agent

    Sandra is no stranger to the Pace, Fla. community and has lived there for more than 40 years. She attended the Central Insurance School in Clearwater, Fla. where she became a licensed insurance agent. Prior to joining Brightway, she worked at several agencies in the Pensacola area specializing in commercial and personal lines insurance.

    When she first learned about Brightway, she was most impressed that they represented a wide network of industry-leading insurance brands, more than most agencies in the area. Having access to more brands meant that she could do what she loves most which is to ensure that her clients’ homes, cars, RVs and other major investments could be properly insured.

    In her spare time, Sandra and her husband enjoy family time with their three sons and two granddaughters. They are both actively involved in their church and can often be found attending local events and festivals.

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