Meet the Calgary Team

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

Susan Adams

V.P – Private Client Services

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Susan began her insurance career in 1982 at her family owned insurance brokerage . Her current role is to Manage our VIP Client Solutions Department for our High Net Worth customers. She specializes in assisting these customers with their custom homes, valuable jewellery, art, yachts, and exotic cars. In addition she oversees growth opportunities in the Personal Home & car insurance Market. The family brokerage is where Susan’s aptitude for administration, management and accountability in an insurance brokerage was developed and perfected. Susan is German speaking and especially enjoys conversing with German clients in their native tongue……. We never know what she is saying!!!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Diane Jones

Group Sales Executive

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 a Personal lines broker for 18yrs. She thrives on finding solutions for clients insurance needs and building strong relationships with both clients and the team! In her spare time she enjoys watching her twins play soccer and spending time with family.

Debbielynn Comeau

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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.

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.

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.

Amanda Roberts

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Amanda has over nine years of Personal Lines Broker Insurance 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.

Cheryl Brady

Personal Lines Processing/Administration

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Cheryl has over 30 years insurance processing experience

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.

Stephanie Pendergast

Fricker Personal Lines Account Manager

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Stephanie has been working in the Insurance Industry since 2015.  Her roles included starting as an Administrator and working her way up to a  Team Lead.  She is currently a Level 1 working to achieve her Level 2.  Prior to Working in Insurance she worked within a number of industries including Oil and Gas, Property Management, and Health and Safety.  She studied at  The Memorial University of Newfoundland with a focus on Political Science and Sociology.  She is also a mom, and step mom to 4 boys, an active volunteer with a number of organizations, and her personal philosophy is: “ Leave everyone and everything a little better than when you found them”

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.

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.

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!

Miranda Lacroix

Commercial Account Associate

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Miranda is a Commercial Account Associate who prides herself on exceptional customer service. She loves helping her team mates and clients alike. When she is not at work she loves spending time with her children and 10 pin bowling!

Janine Fisher O’Connor

Personal Lines Account Executive

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Janine has worked in the insurance industry for over 5 years and has a background in Marketing, Underwriting and Finance. She enjoys Insurance because she in the business of creating peace of mind, building confidence and providing assurance to her community. To ensure that she continues delivering excellent service, Janine intends to challenge the AIB Level 2 exams and later pursue her CIP designation. In her spare time she enjoys reading, speech contests, playing sports and volunteering.

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.

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.

Ann Montana

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Ann started her career in the insurance industry in 2010 and has worked both as an Account Manager and a Bodily Injury Claims Adjuster.  She has insurance experience in the Provinces of Ontario, Alberta, and BC.  She is also a recipient of the  C.A.I.B designation.  In her free time Ann will be outdoors as much as possible hiking in the mountains, kayaking, or snowshoeing.

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.

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.

Kayley Jalali

Intact Personal Lines Underwriter

Keri Schiedel Myers

Personal Lines Account Executive

Nicole Guerard

Personal Lines Account Manager

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!