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Belfair Office

  • Chris Ladner

    Owner/Commercial Lines Manager
    Office: 360-277-5300
    Fax: 360-277-5678
    22881 NE State Rt. 3
    Belfair WA 98528
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    Chris has been with Arnold & Smith Insurance Agency since 1993 and is licensed in Property, Casualty, Life & Disability. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Central Washington University and has also earned his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation. Chris lives in Belfair and is active in the community through the Chamber of Commerce and the North Mason Rotary Club. He enjoys fishing, hunting, golfing and camping with his wife Katie and their children Ben and Maya.

  • Nickole Duker

    Managing Broker
    Office: 360-277-5300
    Fax: 360-277-5678
    22881 NE State Rt. 3
    Belfair WA 98528
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    Nickole Duker is the Managing Broker for both offices of our agency. Although she is based primarily in Belfair, she is dedicated to helping our amazing agents and clients in both locations. Nickole has been in the insurance industry since 2017 focusing on personal lines, commercial and life insurance. She has spent the entirety of her career in customer service and values the importance of happy customers, streamlined processes and responsiveness. While insurance is her primary job function by day, Nickole also enjoys spending time with her family and experiencing all the great PNW has to offer.

  • Robin Barwell

    Customer Service Representative
    Office: 360-277-5300
    Fax: 360-277-5678
    22881 NE State Rt. 3
    Belfair WA 98528
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Shelton Office

  • Jeff McHargue

    Owner/Employee Benefits Broker
    Office: 360-426-3317
    Fax: 360-427-8634
    1535 Olympic Hwy. N.
    Shelton WA 98584
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    Jeff has lived in Shelton/Mason County all his life. He has been very active in the community with Shelton Rotary, Shelton/Mason County Chamber of Commerce and Mason General Hospital Foundation. Jeff has been an insurance agent for 22 years and with Arnold & Smith since 1994. He is a Life & Health Broker and also licensed for Property and Casualty Insurance.

  • Harley Sweitzer

    Customer Service Representative
    Office: 360-426-3317
    Fax: 360-427-8634
    1535 Olympic Hwy. N.
    Shelton WA 98584
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    Hello, my name is Harley! I was born and raised in Shelton, WA. I have been with Arnold Smith Agency for 3 years and specialize in Personal Lines Property and Casualty insurance. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my mini Aussie, Jesse James. If I’m not inside doing crafts such as making lamps or wood working, you can find me outside riding my quad, working some cows, or finding new adventures in the PNW.

  • Raven Riley

    Life and Health Specialist
    Office: 360-426-3317
    Fax: 360-427-8634
    1535 Olympic Hwy. N.
    Shelton WA 98584
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    Raven joined the Arnold Smith Team in 2018. Living in Shelton her whole life she believes in helping her community and enjoys working with the public. Her role in the office is helping clients find the right fit for their medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance needs. She also assists with the businesses that have their group insurance products with us as well. If you have any Life or Health related questions, feel free to reach out to her.

  • Rachel Tucker

    Commercial Lines Account Manager
    Office: 360-426-3317
    Fax: 360-427-8634
    1535 Olympic Hwy. N.
    Shelton WA 98584
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    Rachel joined our agency is 2019 and is lending her talents to assisting our commercial clients. Born and raised in Shelton, she currently resides in Union with her partner in crime Cody and their 5 kids. They raise their children, 12 chickens, 3 ducks, 2 pigs and 2 cats! Rachel is also a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Union Fire Department. In her spare time (when she gets it) she enjoys reading, hiking and all of the outdoor activities that make up the beautiful life on hood canal.

  • Katie Newell

    Personal Lines Account Manager
    Office: 360-426-3317
    Fax: 360-427-8634
    1535 Olympic Hwy. N.
    Shelton WA 98584
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