Meet Our Team
Executive Management Team
Cornerstone Insurance is the culmination of 22 years of industry experience along with 37 simultaneous years of other business experiences. I started in this business in 1979, yes pre fax machine. Through the good, the bad and the downright ugly, I together with this terrific team, have developed proven success formulas where anyone that wants to love their career and thrive can. It shows in our people, culture and the great rewards we continue to enjoy.
This enterprise largely defines who I am and my values of trust, respect, service, proactive behavior and teamwork. I enjoy my greatest rewards through building leaders and witnessing their successes. Beyond the company though, I enjoy being surrounded by nature, four seasons of fishing, improving at golf (there’s lots of room) and great home dining and social experiences with friends and family.
Another of my strongly held beliefs is that one ought to give back to the communities that we are so fortune to be a part of. I am gratified that those same 37 years have also been very rewarding years of personal and corporate contributions of time, talent and treasure.
Lyn is a professional accountant with over 25 years’ experience in business. She joined the Cornerstone Insurance team after spending the majority of her career in the corporate sector. She gets excited when the personal and commercial insurance teams start talking change. She is passionate about keeping in front of the efficiencies in automation and system processes in the insurance industry, small business and the corporate world. In her down time, she enjoys the beauty and serenity of the north and loves to kayak, fish and cross country ski whenever she gets a chance.”
Brock literally grew up in the insurance industry, having started working at Cornerstone Insurance at the age of 15, and issuing his own driver’s license shortly thereafter. Brock obtained his broker’s license at the age of 17, and has been around insurance ever since! As someone dedicated to a life of learning, Brock has obtained and currently holds 7 industry designations (CAIB CPIB CCIB CRM ACSB CIP FCIP).
Having been recognized by Insurance Business Canada as one of the nation’s top 30 brokers for the past 5 years, Brock is someone who is well known and regarded across the insurance landscape of Canada. Brock was also recently featured as one of the top 10 brokers under the age of 40 by Canadian Insurance.
Brock works closely with the staff of Cornerstone Insurance to hone the skills, and product knowledge of staff to ensure that Cornerstone Insurance delivers an exceptional customer experience. One of the accomplishments Brock is most proud of, is Cornerstone Insurance’s national placement as a top customer experience brokerage at the 2017 Insurance Business Awards Ceremony in Toronto.
When not around the office Brock enjoys spending time in the gym, at the lake or spending time with friends. Brock also enjoys travelling, and staying connected (big preference for planes with wifi)
Shantel Kalika was born and raised in Prince Albert, SK and started with Cornerstone Insurance in 2014. Since this time, Shantel has become one of the top selling brokers at Cornerstone Insurance with a focus in all aspects of personal lines insurance including homeowners, seasonals, ATV’s, snowmobiles, farms, boats, automobiles and more in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. With the “can do” attitude Shantel is willing to take on any new challenge thrown her way. She loves meeting new people, being prominent in the community and is currently the Sales Manager at Cornerstone Insurance.
Away from the office you can find Shantel behind the wheel of her race car at Wyant Group Raceway.
Yvonne started working in the insurance industry in 2011 and is currently the Personal Lines Supervisor for Cornerstone Insurance. With over 15 years of sale knowledge, Yvonne can help with all your personal insurance needs in both Saskatchewan and Alberta, including home, tenant, condo, auto, boats and more. She loves to help advise clients of policies that suit their needs best and whether it’s new business or helping change your policy as your life changes she will be there through it all!
Monica started her career at Cornerstone Insurance in 2008 after dedicating her “early years” to raise two children and focus on a family life. She started as a motor license issuer and worked her way to become a licensed account manager in the personal lines department. She loves nothing more than meeting with clients on a daily basis to discuss their needs for homeowners, automobile and agro policies.
Ryan Kennedy has been a trusted advisor for Cornerstone Insurance since 2010. His passion is helping clients accomplish their goals by providing the right personal lines insurance to every situation. He provides insurance solutions to the individuals and assists his clients with their personal homeowners, seasonals, ATV’s, snowmobiles, farms, boats, automobiles and more. As a property insurance broker, Ryan’s goal is to protect his clients giving them the coverage needed prior to having a devastating loss.
When not helping his clients, Ryan enjoys coaching soccer and reading books. The best part of every day for him is the time he gets to spend with his family. He and his wife welcomed their first child in 2017 and are enjoying the roller coaster ride of being new parents.
Dawn Werezak, committed to our community and to you. I can help you with home, farm, condo, tenant, auto, boat, ATV, snowmobile and motorcycle insurance. With me, you can choose the insurance coverages that meet your needs so your biggest financial assets are not only covered, but protected! I am here for you every step of the way – whether you have a question or want to review your coverages. Call me today to review your policy or get a free quote!
Jenna began her career with Cornerstone Insurance in 2015, starting in the motor license issuing department and has since transitioned into a Personal Lines Account Manager at our Christopher Lake branch. Jenna’s focus is personal auto, snowmobile insurance, boats, condos, homeowners insurance and tenant policies. Jenna is a dedicated team player who enjoys assisting clients as well as her teammates to make sure clients are getting the best service possible.
Kristen has been with Cornerstone Insurance since 2013. She started off her journey as a Motor License Issuer, and worked her way into the Personal Lines department, continuing her career as a Personal Lines Account Manager. Kristen is a licensed broker who specializes in auto insurance (both Saskatchewan and Alberta), tenant, condo, home and travel Insurance. Kristen thrives on meeting new people and building relationships with her clients, while providing the solutions that work for them.
Cindy is a dedicated insurance professional who carries her CAIB designation. She has been in the insurance industry since 2009 and now specializes in personal lines insurance. As a small town girl with a big heart and caring soul, Cindy finds great satisfaction in customizing the perfect policy whether it’s for your home, acreage, farm, car, boat or ATV. She enjoys helping clients understand and find insurance that gives them peace of mind.
Cindy has a fierce love of family, animals and chocolate. She loves to travel and has many happy memories of camping with her boys.
Jana has been an insurance broker since 1996 and joined the Cornerstone team in 2016 as a Personal Lines Executive. She works at the Christopher Lake branch with a focus on Personal lines including home, seasonal, ATVs, snowmobiles, farms, boats, automobiles and more.
Away from the office you can find Jana on the lake fishing or boating or on her snowmobile.
My name is Bryan Kobelsky I am 22 years old, I am a new employee to Cornerstone Insurance. I am currently working in the Motor Licensing Department and studying my auto only license. I enjoy helping clients with their needs when they come into the office. Offering fast, friendly, efficient customer service.
I look forward to my growth within Cornerstone Insurance and learning about the different types of insurance that we can offer to our Valued Clients. I look forward to meeting new people and building new relationships while working on my own mini business within Cornerstone Insurance.
In my spare time I enjoy teaching soccer to children between 4 – 18 years of age. Helping them grow and develop as a soccer player. When you see how far a child/young adult has come I feel rewarded that I was able to help build them. In the summer the lake is where my heart is!
Debbie moved to Prince Albert from Buffalo Narrows 17 years ago and had to find a new career. She had operated the Weather Station in Buffalo Narrows, so selling insurance was a whole new ball game! Who knew that Insurance could be such an amazing career? Debbie is the Commercial Lines Supervisor and an Account Executive in the Commercial Insurance Department at Cornerstone Insurance. Her work is focused mainly on the following; municipalities, large commercial auto fleets and their cargo needs. She is also very passionate about her work with First Nations accounts and Non Profit groups.
Alyssa grew up in the insurance world with a father who spent many years selling life insurance. He had an office within the Cornerstone Insurance building. Alyssa has been roaming the office since she was ten years old. She officially became a part of the Cornerstone Insurance family in 2009. She has a background in motor licensing and completed her (CAIB) Canadian Accredited Insurance Brokers Designation in 2015. Alyssa has excelled in the Commercial Lines department as a Commercial Lines Account Manager. She is very proficient in various types of business insurance including surety. She enjoys building relationships with clients and providing them with a high level of customer service.
Beth stumbled upon a career in the insurance industry back in 2011 after completing 9 years in the transportation compliance industry. With her background in transportation, commercial auto risks are the area of insurance the she enjoys most. She is an Account Manager within the Commercial Lines Department working on large commercial fleets, municipalities and commercial risks.
She is detailed oriented and enjoys digging to find information and solutions for clients.
Lindsey has worked in the industry since 2003, she was originally licensed in Alberta and has worked in BC, Ontario and is now back home in Saskatchewan. Lindsey is a master of relationships and gets lots of energy from networking. Her commercial insurance career kick started in Toronto, where she was exposed to a variety of large commercial risks within the construction, entertainment and hospitality business sectors. Currently Lindsey is focusing on large commercial accounts specializing in construction; including bonding, large equipment blankets as well as commercial auto fleets.
Lindsey’s passion is assisting clients with finding solutions for their businesses both inside and outside of insurance products. When Lindsey is away from work, you will find her at the cottage with her husband and fur babies golfing, fishing and hanging out around the fire.
Megan comes from a family that is greatly involved in the construction and land development industry in Prince Albert. These family ties made her a natural fit for our department and she is the most recent addition to our Commercial Lines team. She came to us with a financial background with a diploma in Business Administration. Megan is an account manager for Heather in our office and loves that insurance is a never ending learning experience. She has been with Cornerstone Insurance since 2014, has her CAIB designation and looks forward to many more years at Cornerstone Insurance.
Heather began her career in the insurance industry in 2004 when she moved to the small community of Birch Hills. She works in all areas of insurance including agro, commercial, commercial auto, bonding and municipal accounts. She is community focused and enjoys assisting her neighbors and businesses with their insurance needs. With advancements in technology she has built a customer base both near and far.
Her background is in accounting, which fuels her attention to detail and accuracy.
When she’s not spending time with her ‘Cornerstone family’, Heather likes to go camping with her husband and kids and enjoy the fabulous lakes in Northern Saskatchewan. At family get-togethers she looks forward to making music and playing games. Her other passion is sailing, having spent her summers on (and in) the water.
Motor License Issuing
I have been with Cornerstone Insurance since December 2009, with previous experience in the hotel industry. My level of confidence exploded once I became an employee of Cornerstone Insurance. Allowing me to not only be in the Motor licensing department, but soaring above and beyond and learning new and exciting things within the company and within different departments. My knowledge grew with being a lead on new projects within the office.
I have a passion for health insurance. I love meeting clients and helping them with their health needs. This allowed me to expand and grow the health and allowed me to help Cornerstone Insurance earn the Top Sales award with Saskatchewan Blue Cross in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
I have been married for 8 years, I am a mother of 2 they are my world. I have instilled values within my home based on the values that Cornerstone Insurance lives up to. I have 2 dogs – a Sheppard and a pug I LOVE PUGS! I am a huge supporter of my children and their sports activities. My daughter is a wrestler, loves MMA and Lacrosse. My son is in his 2nd year of hockey and also plays lacrosse in the off season. Sports keep me very very busy. Within the community I am a big supporter of the Prince Albert Raiders – I guess you can say I live for sports.
My name is Colette Kesha Bailey. I am very friendly person who enjoys smiling and making people happy. I am committed to providing excellent customer service to both my internal and external customers. I am a single mother to an adorable four year old little girl, Athena Bailey. I am originally from the beautiful and tropical country of Jamaica. I migrated to Canada in June 2014 and first settled in Brampton, Ontario. I have fourteen sisters and ten brothers who either reside in Jamaica or North America.
I made the decision to relocate to Saskatchewan after getting tired of the big city life. I started my research on the different provinces and my eyes caught Saskatoon. I realized it was also a big city and then came across Prince Albert and immediately I knew this is where I wanted to be. It was hard at first not knowing anyone here, however my determination to succeed regardless of the barriers helped me to settle quite comfortably. The only down side to Prince Albert is not able to find a school that wear uniforms. Notwithstanding that, I had to accept it and eventually got my daughter in daycare-preschool so I could be able to start applying for jobs.
I am gainfully employed with Cornerstone Insurance and I am just loving the environment.
Joy has been with Cornerstone Insurance since November, 2015, working as a motor licence issuer at the Christopher Lake office. She has found it a rewarding experience helping her customers with their driver licencing and vehicle registration needs.
In her free time, she enjoys reading and gardening. Her favorite exercise is walking, especially in fall. The autumn colors never fail to amaze her. Her future plans include seeing more of this beautiful country which she feels so lucky to call home.
Joanne loves being in a small town and has been the smiling face at the Motor License Issuing counter in the town of Birch Hills since 2011. Joanne is a licensed broker who specializes in personal lines auto and travel insurance. Whether it’s for your travel insurance, extended auto policies, driver’s license renewals, plate registrations or any of your auto questions, she can be counted on to provide exceptional service for your auto needs. You will always get service with a smile, and often a recent story of the shenanigans at her farm.
Joanne has a huge heart when it comes to animals and loves spending time with her dogs, cats, two little pigs, miniature goats, five sheep and her small flock of chickens.
Juliet moved to Saskatchewan, Canada from Manila Philippines to gain experience and skills in stepping out of her comfort zone. She is ecstatic and grateful to find her way through Cornerstone Insurance working as a Motor License Issuer. Hired on November of 2017, she enjoys serving clients the best way she can. In her leisure time, she loves to play chess and to travel with family.
Brenda has recently celebrated her one year anniversary with the Cornerstone Insurance team. She enjoys the fast paced and passionate care Cornerstone Insurance offers its clients. Whether you are seeking commercial, residential, health or general insurance information, Brenda is typically your first point of contact on the phones and she is dedicated to connecting our clients with the right insurance professional. She exemplifies the Cornerstone Insurance core values every day and provides a unique customer experience for every one of our clients. She loves camping and fishing in the summer, tropical travel in the winter, a variety of outdoor activities and spending lots of time with her grandchildren.
Shayna started her career with Cornerstone Insurance as a motor license issuer, and spent a year with the issuer team. In order to pursue an education this meant moving away from Prince Albert, but Shayna was able to accept a position with the Cornerstone Insurance support team and now enjoys working with support the staff behind the scenes, while pursuing her education. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors and creating art.
Jennifer convocated with Honors Bachelor of Commerce from Laurentian University in 2014, obtaining her CPA, CGA designation shortly after. Jennifer is our main point of contact for everything accounting at Cornerstone Insurance. She is focused on the management of the majority of both the personal and commercial insurance accounting processes. She is dedicated to the improvement and resolution of the more complex insurance accounting issues for the company. Her experience spans the real estate, aviation, and construction industries. She most recently worked in public accounting prior to joining the Cornerstone Insurance team. When Jennifer is not working, you will find her on her acreage with her nose in a book surrounded by family and friends.
Kal is the Cornerstone Insurance resident expert on the information flow of our commercial and personal insurance. He is responsible for the daily processing of the bulk of our client documents and data transactions into our insurance software system. He is the quiet, behind the scenes, easy going person that everyone loves to work with. He is focused on exceptional customer service through his efforts to support the brokers so they can provide an optimal customer experience to our insurance clients. Kal enjoys family time with his wife and new son. He never misses a Raider game, loves to play baseball on the Cornerstone Insurance team and he can’t wait to get out to the cabin in the summer for a little R&R.
Lisa began her career in insurance in 2012 filling in for a maternity leave at our Birch Hills location. The maternity leave that sparked an interest in insurance that turned into a successful career with Cornerstone Insurance. As a licensed insurance broker, she currently works in the finance and administration department supporting the personal and commercial insurance teams by looking after insurance policy transactions and document flow to the client files. We call her our golden child in the department as her knowledge and accuracy with work flows is respected to a level where we feel she can do no wrong. She is committed, driven and team focused. She may be shy, but she never hesitates to introduce an improvement or to ensure that client information is handled in the most optimal way. Lisa also backs ups the motor licensing department at the Birch Hills location and has experience with plate renewals, driver’s license renewals, policy payments and any auto policy changes or questions. In her time off, Lisa enjoys travelling and has visited 10 different countries so far and hopes to expand that list in the future.
Spencer started his career at Cornerstone Insurance as a motor license issuer, but with a passion for digital marketing as well as graphic design he was quickly able to propel Cornerstone Insurance to reaching their marketing goals and is currently the Digital Marketing Coordinator.
Outside of work, Spencer enjoys going on walks and spending time with his beautiful girlfriend Morissa, as well as spending time with his friends and family any chance he can get.