Meet the Calgary Team

Meet Calgary Team 1

Cam Clay

CEO & President

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Cam started in the insurance industry in 1996 at Clay Robinson Ltd. To grow his knowledge base and experience, he worked in all sides of the brokerage including sales, customer service, underwriting and management. From 1996 to 2004, Cam was a shareholder of both Clay Robinson Ltd. and Grey Power Insurance Brokers(SA) Inc. as well a shareholder in West Coast Insurance Group. In 2004, Cam incorporated Westland Insurance and started the business with a solid foundation by purchasing a book of VIP business from Johnson Inc. (formerly Clay Robinson). Cam has continued to grow the brokerage by purchasing Quigley Hunt Group Insurance Services, Kelbrad Insurance Brokers Ltd. and then merging with Alpine Insurance in February of 2012. Cam looks forward to growing Alpine Insurance while continuing to serve clients who have been with the Clay family for over 30 years. Cam is a devoted husband and the father of three wonderful children. Along with his family, Cam loves the outdoors; skiing in the winter and boating in the summer. He is also firmly committed to supporting communities and his home town of Calgary.

Phone: (403) 270-8822

Meet Calgary Team 2

Faye Banks

Regional Commercial Manager

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For over 20 years Faye has successfully managed and mentored insurance brokers in all areas of Insurance with a heavy focus in commercial insurance. Throughout her career she has assessed and developed a variety of training processes saving companies hundreds of thousands of dollars. Faye is currently the Western Regional Commercial Manager within Alpine Insurance, working with a top quality team placing a wide spectrum of property and casualty risks.
Meet Calgary Team 3

Brenda Fleming

V.P – Operations

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Brenda’s insurance brokerage career spans more than twenty-five years. She joined Alpine in November 2012 as Vice President of Operations, having previously worked with the Clay family in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Brenda has a diversified professional insurance background with a proven track record in management, administration and operations. She holds a Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation. Brenda’s role is to oversee Alpine’s operations and to build and lead a strong, dynamic team. She is driven by delivering exceptional customer experiences and is passionate about employee engagement and development. In her spare time, Brenda enjoys the outdoors, sports, reading and travel. She has two grown children. Although Brenda has called Calgary home for more than thirty years, she is an Edmonton Eskimos and Oilers fan which makes for some healthy rivalry in the Calgary office!
Meet Calgary Team 4

Ron McLintock

V.P – Commercial Lines

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Ron started his insurance career in Glasgow, Scotland with the Commercial Union Insurance Company in 1963. After emigrating to Canada in 1966, he became a commercial lines underwriter, eventually becoming the commercial lines manager at Royal Insurance Company. He joined Alpine Insurance (formerly Westland Insurance) in July 2004 taking on the responsibility of Vice President and Commercial Broker. Ron is committed to his clients who trust Alpine to offer the proper insurance, and the appropriate assistance when they have a claim. Ron is a lifelong musician who has played the guitar in many party bands. He enjoys spending time with his daughter and travelling to warmer climates.
Meet Calgary Team 5

Greig Henderson

CFO

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Greig has nearly fifteen years of accounting experience in the insurance industry. He thoroughly enjoys providing accounting and financial expertise within Alpine and finds the company’s focus on delivering the highest quality service to be very rewarding. Prior to his career in the insurance brokerage industry, Greig worked as an accountant in the trucking, property management, and oil and gas industries. He finds his work environment now to be stimulating and interesting. He enjoys the friendly relationships with his Alpine clients and colleagues. Greig has a keen interest in music and likes to watch and play hockey, football and tennis. He enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife and two teenaged sons whenever possible.

Marie-France Di Danieli

Executive Administrator

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Marie France is the new Executive Administrator located in Calgary, Alberta. Mare-France has over 15 years’ experience as an administrative and executive assistant. She has diverse experience in providing both internal & external customer support and has a Diploma in Human Resource Management from Durham College, she is also fluent in both French and English!
Meet Calgary Team 6

Diane Jones

Group Sales Executive

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Diane Jones is new to Alpine Insurance after the company acquired her firm, Silvercrest Insurance. Diane was with Silvercrest Insurance for 18 years and was the Managing Partner. She was also the founder and Chair of the Silvercrest Charity Golf Tournament for 10 years. Diane has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Minor of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development.
Meet Calgary Team 7

Robin Galloway

Calgary Branch Manager

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Robin has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years starting as a receptionist in an insurance brokerage, she saw first-hand that brokers really enjoyed their work and were very professional. This experience enticed her take the licensing exam and become a broker herself and she has not looked back since. Robin was promoted to Calgary Branch Manager in 2009. Robin really enjoys being part of a profession that gives her the opportunity to go home at the end of the day and be proud of the work that she has done. In her spare time, Robin’s favorite extra-curricular activities are heading out to the mountains for a day on her ATV, camping, and spending time with her two boys.

Brooke Arbuckle

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Brooke has been in the Insurance Industry since 1999 in Ontario. Taking on a role of Personal Lines broker for 18 Years. She thrives on building strong relationships with her clients by finding the solutions that are best suited to their individual needs. She also loves building solid working relationships with her team. In her spare time she enjoys watching her twins play soccer and spending time with Family.

Carmen Ford

Commercial Assistant

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Carmen began her career in the insurance industry 35 years ago, earning her license in 1977. She has been happily employed by the Clay family and Alpine Insurance since 1990. Currently she works as a Commercial Assistant and is proud to deliver efficient service to Alpine’s loyal commercial clients. Carmen lives in Calgary with her husband and family of dogs. She loves spending time outside – gardening in the spring and summer, and skating in the winter.

Arna Cornelesen

Support Staff

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Arna has worked in the insurance industry since 1987. During that time she has worked primarily in the personal lines department undertaking various roles including distribution clerk, junior underwriter, accounting clerk and underwriter assistant. She joined the Alpine Insurance team in 2009. She is a dedicated member of the staff who appreciates our focus on client service as well as the family-like atmosphere we foster. Outside work, Arna enjoys making crafts, gardening and travelling.

Amanda Roberts

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Amanda has over nine years of Personal Lines Broker Insurance experience

Ken Downey

Personal Lines Sales Specialist

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Ken has spent his entire career in the insurance industry, following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. He has worked in various sales, service and supervisory roles in Newfoundland, Edmonton, Medicine Hat and Calgary. Ken has extensive experience in both personal and commercial lines. His passion is sales and service because he loves the customer interaction and the ability to provide each of his clients with the best insurance solutions to meet their unique requirements. In his spare time, Ken enjoys time with his family and friends. He and his wife Shirley have a daughter at home and two grown sons who also live in Calgary. They are the proud grandparents of a Boxing Day baby girl.

Kris Lobsinger

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Kris thrives at learning, his strong belief that ”knowledge leads to wisdom which leads to opportunity”; should be the driving force for our youth today. Kris, through his CIP and CRM designations as well as his 18 years in the insurance industry has taught him that our industry is deep with proud traditions; but we can do better at evolving quicker to help support the ever changing world around us. Outside of work, Kris has two young kids that keep him active as well as his passions for fishing and golfing.

Kevin Hamilton

Personal Lines Account Executive

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Kevin joined the Alpine Team in 2016 and is currently studying for his Chartered Insurance Professional Designation, which he plans to complete in early 2017. He enjoys meeting new people, learning new things and taking on a challenge, which is why the insurance industry is so appealing to him. Kevin has a background in Claims, so has a solid grasp on many different areas of the industry, and has been well recognized for his work throughout the insurance industry. You will find Kevin outdoors in his free time pursuing many different activities such as hiking, fishing and snowboarding.

Cheryl Brady

Personal Lines Processing/Administration

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Cheryl has over 30 years insurance processing experience

Deb Jepp

Private Client Services

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Deb began her insurance career in 1986. She joined the Clay family in 1992 and has been at Alpine since 2004. She has worked as a personal lines broker and currently, she is pleased to help manage the Alpine Insurance office. Deb holds a CAIB insurance designation. Deb, who was born and raised in Calgary, enjoys spending time with her three granddaughters. Deb loves to travel especially via motorcycle or to warm climates like Hawaii.

Maya Kang

Processor

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Before joining Alpine in July 2015 as a personal lines account manager, Maya had previously worked in Calgary for a major direct writer since 2005 where she held several positions during her tenure in personal lines insurance. Maya has since recently embarked on a different path and has transitioned to Alpine’s commercial department. When Maya isn’t busy working at Alpine, she enjoys spending time with her puppy and travels to warm places with her family.

Krisinda Murray

Collector Car Specialist

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Krisinda has been in the insurance industry since 2001 and joined Alpine Insurance in 2014. Krisinda has a passion for collector and classic vehicles which is why in 2015 Krisinda has adopted the role of Collector Car Specialist. Her vast knowledge for collecter and classic vehicles gives our customers the right advise and coverage options for this niche market. In her spare time, Krisinda enjoys keeping active at the gym, going to car shows, and spending quality time with her 2 children.

Tammi Le Vesconte

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Tammi attended U of C where she graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology. Tammi has been in the insurance industry for over ten years in various roles in personal lines. As a mother of two boys, she knows more about the Marvel and DC Comic book universes than most people. A few of Tammi’s favourite hobbies are reading, crafts, sewing and baking. As a family they enjoy four season camping, hiking, music, and movies.

Nyasha Mubaiwa

Staff Accountant

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Nyasha has experience in banking and with a public accounting firm.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and is currently enrolled in the CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants) program in pursuit of her CPA designation.  Nyasha prides herself in being a team player with excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and leadership skills.

Francisca Rojas

Personal Lines Account Manager

Marina Vassilieva

Accounting Assistant

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Marina joined Alpine in June 2012. She began working in the insurance industry in 2010 and has a wealth of accounting experience in various industries including automation, instrumentation, retail, packaging and real estate. Marina likes working in the insurance industry because insurance affects everyone. She enjoys working for an independent brokerage because she knows it can provide the most flexible solutions for clients. She takes pride in providing reliable and accurate information to help her internal customers perform their jobs well. When she is not working, Marina spends her time gardening, working with tropical plants, hiking, reading and listening to music.

Shannon Galenkamp

Personal Lines Account Executive

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Shannon has been in the Insurance industry since 2006, moving her way up from a file clerk to a Level 2 General Insurance Agent, recently she started with Alpine as an Account Executive. She is a born & raised Calgarian, always cheering on the Calgary Flames! In her spare time you will find her teaching dance, working out or trying a new recipe in the kitchen.

Coleen Kopyczyn

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Coleen has had a solid career in Sales and Customer Relations; recently making a career change to the Insurance Industry in 2016. She is very excited and ready to absorb the wealth of knowledge our Industry provides. She is also very excited to use that knowledge to work closely with our clients to ensure their Insurance needs are met while providing that excellent customer service that Alpine takes pride in. Now an empty nester, she has more time to relax, read, go to the gym, or spend time with friends. Coleen is also an avid fan of Hockey. Calgary Flames are number 1 on her list!

Caitlin Joly

Receptionist

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Caitlin has previous experience in customer service and reception. In her spare time Caitlin enjoys bike riding, cooking/baking, yoga and playing the piano.  She has lived in St. Paul,  Vancouver and Toronto,  choosing to make Calgary her home.

Bill Wilson

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Bill began his insurance career in 2011 after spending 25 years in information technology. He enjoys providing his clients with top-notch customer service and says working at Alpine allows him to meet his clients’ specific needs because there is so much flexibility in working for a broker. Bill’s hobbies include antique cars and helping to rebuild the Avro Arrow Jet Fighter, a piece of Canadian Aerospace history.

Alandra Fisher

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Alandra has worked in the Insurance industry since 2011. During that time, she has worked in claims for one of the largest Insurance Companies in Canada, as well as with a direct writer as an Agent. She has a passion for helping and providing exceptional customer service. In her spare time you will find her in the stands cheering on her son for his Lacrosse and ball hockey games.

Will Kwong

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Will is a born and raised Calgarian who has been in the Insurance Industry for the last decade and to a broader extent, built a career around customer service roles for over 20 years. Will strives to deliver excellent experiences with every interaction by beginning with the customer in mind and using a human approach to simplify Insurance in a relatable way. During his spare time, he has diverse interests in technology, pop culture media, and is also a proud Calgary Flames fan. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family over various forms of gamesmanship including board games, billiards, and poker.

Ryan Sutherland

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Ryan has been in the Insurance Industry for 5 years. He is originally from Ontario but has made Calgary his home since 2017. He is a customer service driven individual who believes in helping and educating his customer. He is an avid football fan and loves spending time camping with his dog.

Delisa Smith

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Delisa is a business leader with over 14 years of demonstrated expertise in Personal Lines and owing an Insurance brokerage in Fort Saskatchewan Alberta.

Brock Graham

Commercial Account Manager

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Brock has obtained his CRM and completed the Mount Royal University Insurance & Business program.  Brock started his career in 2000 in personal lines and has been working in commercial since 2006.  Brock enjoys golfing, hockey, jogging and spending time with his family.

Keri Schiedel Myers

Personal Lines Account Executive

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Keri has been in the insurance industry since 1999 starting as a file clerk and working her way up. Having spent the majority of her career in personal lines service she is loving the new challenges sales offers in her current position as Personal Lines Account Executive. She is a born and raised Calgarian who loves to attend a Flames or Stamps game. Keri spends her spare time camping, doing home renovations and just getting outdoors with her family and dog.

Laura Wingert

Personal Lines Account Executive

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In her 8 years in the Insurance Industry Laura has thoroughly enjoyed being able to share her knowledge and experience with both customers and coworkers.  She originated from Radium Hot Springs BC, and moved to Calgary just over 2 years ago. Outside of work Laura is a mother of 3.  During her free time you will find Laura playing baseball as that is her favorite sport.  She also enjoys drives to the mountains to take advantage of the various lakes and rivers whether it be camping, floating the river or just relaxing on a beach.

Daniel Afzal

Commercial Lines Associate

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Daniel is currently working on his CIP and has recently relocated back to Calgary from Ontario.  Daniel started his career in personal lines in 2012 moving over to commercial in 2016.  Daniel enjoys traveling.

Kayley Jalali

Intact Personal Lines Underwriter

Krista Piercey

Personal Lines Account Executive

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She began her insurance career in early 2000 at Clay-Robinson. She has worked in different roles over the years, but specialized in home and auto. She was born and raised in Newfoundland and moved to Calgary with her family in 1998. Her husband of 20 years and her 2 wonderful children are always by her side supporting her. She feel that her family values and being raised in a small community has certainly played a big role in who she is today. She loves spending time with her family, vacationing and making memories with them. She also enjoy camping with family and friends and planning a fun filled weekend for everyone.

Nicole Guerard

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having been within the insurance industry for over 20 years.  Married with two amazing children their family enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with friends and family.