About Mizrahi & Garris – Insurance Experts

Meet our amazing team!

Dennis, insurance expert

Dennis Mizrahi - President / Agent


Father of two girls, Runner, Drummer, Avid hiker & Insurance Agent.

Dennis is a fourth generation Jacksonville resident. His great-grandfather moved to Jacksonville around 1910 & founded the French Novelty clothing store shortly after. Dennis graduated from Jacksonville University in 1994 with a degree in Marketing. He worked as an agent for Liberty Mutual for three years before he & his wife Betsy started Mizrahi & Garris Insurance in 2002. Dennis loves running with friends, Backpacking, Playing the Drums, fathering his two daughters & is very passionate about educating clients.

Betsy knows all about insurance

Betsy Mizrahi - Vice President / Office Manager


Mother, Runner, Gardener, Yoga lover, Adventurer, & Insurance Agent.

Betsy grew up in a small town in Alabama & graduated with a Management degree from Auburn University. She and Dennis have two beautiful daughters & three crazy hound dogs, two of which are rescues. Betsy serves as Vice President of Customer Service & also manages the agency. Betsy loves mothering her two daughters, gardening, traveling, exercising with her 3 dogs, camping & taking care of clients.

Crystal at independent-insurance-agency

Crystal Gorski - Managing Agent

Dog Lover, Hiker, Bird Watcher, Insurance Agent


Crystal was born in Massachusetts and grew up in New Hampshire. Crystal graduated from dental school in 2006 and was a dental assistant for 2 years before starting her carrier as an insurance professional working for Mizrahi & Garris Insurance. She has been with us since 2008. She loves helping people, being a TEAM Leader, and educating clients on FL Insurance. She enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, and being outdoors hiking, with her Rat Terrier, Walker.

Carla, insurance expert

Carla Lampton - Agent

Sports Mom, Adventurer, Amateur Chef , Insurance Agent


Carla grew up in Ponte Vedra and has lived in Jacksonville ( Mandarin) with her husband for over 20 years. Carla has two children that keep her busy with their activities…baseball, basketball and soccer!!! She enjoys taking walks with her Great Dane/Lab Mix, Coal….Who rescued Who? Carla began her insurance career in 1997 with Liberty Mutual and joined Mizrahi & Garris in 2017.

Benny Smith, Jacksonville insurance expert

Benny Smith - Life Insurance Specialist

Dad, Advisor, Sports Fan, Insurance Agent

Benny married into the Mizrahi family and is excited to join the family business. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he went to college in New York City at Yeshiva University. After graduating with a Business degree he met his wife Debra and they now have two beautiful daughters, Atara and Vered, and an adorable cat Chloe. Benny began his career as an insurance advisor, specializing in life, disability, and long-term care insurance, in 2016 working with his father (who has been in the field over 30 years) and hasn’t looked back since. Benny conducts a needs analysis with each client to make sure that the insurance solutions he suggests are appropriate. He also educates his clients about the products available to meet their needs. Benny enjoys spending time with his family and playing pickup basketball and fantasy football with his friends.

Liz knows all about insurance

Liz Smith - Service Agent Specialist

Bookworm, Dog Mom, Client Advocate, Insurance Agent


Liz is a Florida native and loves the sunshine! Liz started in the insurance industry in 2011 by taking initial claim calls with Progressive. While working full-time, she also earned her Associates Degree. In her almost 5 years at Progressive, she noticed a need - to help customers be better prepared for potential losses. In 2015, she made the move from Tampa to Jacksonville, joining the team at Mizrahi and Garris to do just that. She is a big advocate for clients being educated about insurance, protected, and properly insured. Liz loves to spend time with her family and friends. She loves to read and enjoys visiting libraries and bookstores.

Bri, insurance expert

Bri Ross - Service Agent Specialist

Mother, Outdoor Enthusiast, Desserts Baker, Insurance Agent


Bri was born in Jacksonville and grew up in MacClenny, Florida. She and her husband have two children together and enjoy spending time with friends and family. Bri loves spending time outdoors, visiting new places and baking sweet treats for her friends and family. Shortly after high school, Bri entered the field of insurance and has loved it ever since. She adores working with people and helping with their insurance needs.

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