Meet Our Team
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Executive Management Team
Cornerstone Insurance is the culmination of Tim’s 22 years of industry experience along with 37 simultaneous years of other business experiences. Tim started in this business in 1979, yes pre fax machine. Over time through the good, the bad, even the downright ugly times, proven success formulas have been developed and mastered so that anyone here that wants to love their career and thrive can. Tim says “great rewards depend on great client experiences. Great client experiences depend on trusted, knowledgeable, happy people.”
Building industry and community leaders and witnessing their successes has been Tim’s passion during his Cornerstone tenure. Cornerstone Insurance inwardly and outwardly reflects the values of trust, respect, service, proactive behavior and teamwork. Beyond the company he enjoys being surrounded by nature, four seasons of fishing, improving at golf (there’s lots of room), great home and restaurant dining and social experiences with friends and family.
Tim’s actions demonstrate his strongly held belief that one ought to give back to the communities that we are so fortune to be a part of. Those same 37 years have also been very rewarding years of personal and corporate contributions of time, talent and treasure.
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, Alberta and British Columbia. With the “can do” attitude Shantel is willing to take on any new challenge thrown her way. Shantel holds a CAIB designation in the insurance industry, loves meeting new people, being prominent in the community and is the Sales Manager at Cornerstone Insurance.
Away from the office, Shantel can be found auto racing and has the following achievements:
* Pro Truck Series Championship – Wyant Group Raceway (2016)
* Sportsman Series Rookie of the Year – Wyant Group Raceway (2018)
* Sportsman Series Championship – Wyant Group Raceway (2018)
* 10th Female to enter the NASCAR Pinty’s Series (2018)
* Female Athlete of the Year – Prince Albert (2018)
Director of Personal Lines
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!
Supervisor of Personal Lines Christopher Lake Location
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.
Personal Lines Account Executive
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.
Personal Lines Account Executive
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!
Personal Lines Account Executive Christopher Lake location
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.
Personal Lines Account Executive
Dawn Heebner has been in the insurance industry for almost 18 years with her passion being able to look at all needs and to offer a well rounded portfolio of personal insurance as well as financial services. She is excited to be back in her home town of Prince Albert and offer her knowledge to her community. Dawn is licenced in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Manitoba for your personal insurance needs.
When not in the office, Dawn enjoys spending time renovating her 1950’s home and being a soccer mom to her youngest and mentoring her oldest who is newly in the insurance industry.
Personal Lines Account Executive
After a long and successful career as a small independent Brokerage, Doug recently joined forces, and brought his client base into the Cornerstone family. First licensed in 1981, he has nearly 40 years of experience in our industry.
His experience and knowledge allow him to be involved in providing coverage for all lines of Insurance, both in Personal lines and Commercial lines.
He’s our “not in the office a lot” broker, who enjoys getting out and meeting with prospects and clients on their own turf, and over the years has enjoyed cultivating lasting and meaningful relationships with all of his clients. With the merger into the Cornerstone family, he now looks forward to working with the ever changing technology, and the expanded markets that have been made available to him, to not only grow his client base, but also increase the level of service he is able to provide.
Danielle Van Damme
Personal Lines Account Executive Birch Hills Location
Danielle began her career in the Insurance Industry in 2017, but took some time off to spend with her daughter and at the time newborn son. Before insurance Danielle worked in the hospitality industry for 7 years. So you can rest assured that all your needs will be taken care of with an unparalleled customer service experience.
When not working you can usually find Danielle with her children thinking of what great activity or craft they should do next. Or just going for a walk in their new quiet and friendly home town of Birch Hills.
Personal Lines Account Executive
Brett grew up in Prince Albert and has spent most of his life living there close to his family. He played various sports growing up including hockey, ball and golf. Brett has always loved to spend time with his friends and family and he now has two young children of his own who he shares his passion of sports with. He plans to spend as much time as he can with them and his wife at their favorite place, Waskesiu, to continue the traditions that he loves. Brett has years of experience in financial planning and looks forward to serving many clients and businesses for years to come with Cornerstone Insurance.
Personal Lines Account Executive
William Sarchuk started at Cornerstone Insurance after graduating with a bachelor of arts in economics. Having previous experience in retail, and a few years in fast food industry, he has the fortitude to handle the busy day-to-day life of being an insurance broker.
He is currently gaining experience at a quick rate in personal lines – by providing service for homeowners, tenant, condominium, hobby farm, and personal auto insurance. He looks forward to furthering his career in the insurance industry thanks to its many opportunities for continuous learning.
In his spare time, he regularly enjoys playing guitar, ripping his F150 through back road trails, counting the dollars for all of the parts he spends on his truck afterward, and revving the chainsaw from time to time to get fire wood for the lake or backyard fires.
Personal Lines Account Manager
Breanna started at Cornerstone Insurance in February 2019 and has been a wonderful addition to the Motor Licence Issuer Team. She takes great pride in providing excellent customer service with efficiency and attention to detail. She is fearless when it comes to tackling out of the ordinary transactions and will take the time to ensure a thoroughly researched solution is found.
In addition to her 6 years of customer service experience she is also fluent in both French and English if translation assistance is required. She is excited to continue building her knowledge in the insurance industry.
Outside of work she enjoys being able to create art, spend quality time with friends, family and outdoors activities.
Director of Commercial Lines
Adam is an experienced Commercial Insurance professional who specializes in the design and administration of provincial and national insurance programs. He possesses formidable skills in the Real Estate Insurance realm and has innovated coverage blends new to that industry closing long existing exposures for its agents and brokers.
Adam also holds extensive technical savvy within the insurance field as well as being an innovator and advocate in the use of the leading industry technology. His strengths include seeking out, initiating, developing and maintaining quality, long term relationships.
Adam Completed his Diploma in Business Administration from Southern Albert Institute of Technology, SAIT in 2008 and achieved his CIP designation in 2015.
Adam grew up in Medicine Hat moving to Calgary for educational reasons and subsequently started his career there. He has the right background, experience and social dexterity to relate to a wide variety of clients.
Adam and his family are excited to experience all the great things Prince Albert and area have to offer and to strengthen their connections to their family in our area.
Commercial Lines Account Executive
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.
Commercial Lines Account Executive Birch Hills Location
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. Her background is in accounting, which fuels her attention to detail and accuracy. With advancements in technology she has built a customer base both near and far.
She enjoys working in the community where she lives, seeing familiar faces and working with great co-workers. They enjoy attending conferences together and participating in fun activities whenever the opportunity presents. 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 with family and friends, both on (and in) the water.
Commercial Lines Account Executive
Farren resides in Melfort, SK, with his wife and the youngest of their three sons.
Farren comes to Cornerstone Insurance with 14 years of sales experience in the agriculture market. He has travelled the breadth of the prairies, meeting with farmers face to face, and looking after their needs.
Farren understands producers and the challenges they face. Farming is not just a business; it’s a passion. Anyone that has worked with Farren will tell you that he values integrity and hard work – that he is just as passionate about adding value to his customers’ operations as they are about farming.
Commercial Lines Account Manager
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.
Commercial Lines Account Manager
Ryan first joined the Cornerstone team in the summer of 2018. Starting out as a Motor License Issuer and eventually moving on to the Commercial Lines Department. Having grown up on a farm outside of Prince Albert and also having worked at the family owned business, he was drawn towards the Farm and Commercial areas of insurance. He enjoys interacting with clients and determining what best suits their needs. Ryan is working towards his CAIB designation to become a fully licensed commercial broker.
Prior to working at Cornerstone Ryan studied Management at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. Outside of work Ryan can usually be found at the ball diamonds either playing or coaching the game of Fastball. Having played the game throughout his life, it allowed him to travel all across Canada to various Canadian National Championships, competing against the best players in the country.
Commercial LInes Account Manager
Naomi joined the Cornerstone Insurance family in 2005 bringing with her tons of customer service, management and IT experience. During a span of almost 10 years she took on many responsibilities including supervising the MLI department, IT Manager, level 1 insurance licence and commissioner for oaths. In 2015 she made a huge decision to pursue a career in photography alongside her sister to nurture her creative nature. Through this experience she was able to apply her desire to provide clients with exceptional service in a completely different setting – all the way from assisting with the photo sessions – Clifford the Dog puppet being her greatest ally, helping the families choose their images and editing the digital files.
In February of 2019, after a 4 year hiatus, she was thrilled to rejoin the Cornerstone team as the Motor License Issuer Manager! She will bring her high energy and outgoing team spirit – be prepared to dress up for Halloween everyone! Her enthusiasm for ensuring her customers receive top notch service makes her a great addition to the team. Naomi is also certified as a Notary Public for Saskatchewan.
In her spare time, when she’s not spoiling her grandson, you can find her at the cabin, spending time with her family, perusing the aisles at Michaels looking for her next craft idea or watching her favorite movies.
Commercial Lines Account Manager
Noah started with Cornerstone insurance earlier in 2019. He graduated from Carlton Comprehensive High school with two other of our MLI team members. He moved to PA around the age of 7 with his family and is the youngest of 3 siblings. He is always willing to help any customer feel comfortable with any transaction he encounters.
Noah has a love for the outdoors and adventures. Anything from rock climbing to hiking. As well as drawing in his free time. Noah is always ready to have a great time and experience new adventures.
Motor License Issuing
Manager of Motor Licensing
Brooklyn graduated from Carlton Comprehensive High school in 2018. She is an avid swimmer, who has also achieved her national lifeguard certificate and in her spare time teaches swimming lessons. Brooklyn started at Cornerstone Insurance in September of 2018 as a Motor License Issuer. She always has a big smile while greeting customers as they walk in the door. Starting as a youth ambassador, Brooklyn works with the Prince Albert Raiders, and has now became a game night staff member working on different tasks and promotions through out the game.
Supervisor of Motor Licensing
Ryan has been with Cornerstone Insurance since November of 2018. Starting soon after he graduated from Carlton Comprehensive High school. Ryan learned much of his customer service skills working in the restaurant industry, and has been expanding those skills since he started at Cornerstone.
In his spare time Ryan enjoy enjoys spending his time travelling with his family or friends to new destinations. The furthest he has toured is New Zealand. Ryan’s older sister Ashley also started her career path at Cornerstone Insurance.
Motor License Issuer
Logan started out with Cornerstone Insurance on October 3rd 2019. He graduated from St Mary’s high school in 2018. Logan is a huge fan of sports as he played hockey, lacrosse, and football and loves following all the pro sports leagues in North America. When not working Logan enjoys going out with friends, going to the gym, and doing different activity’s. Logan is very laid back, kind, and really enjoys working with all of his coworkers and the Cornerstone staff. He is understanding of situations and is always trying to help customers in the most respectful manner.
Motor Licence Issuer
Jaden has been working with Cornerstone Insurance since January, 2019. He started out working as a student, He then graduated from St Mary’s high school in 2020.Jaden always has a big smile on his face and loves making customers leave with a smile.
Jaden enjoys spending time with family and friends.. He played football for 3 years in highschool with the St Mary Marauders. He also really enjoys snowboarding as he’s been doing it since he was young.
Christopher Lake Location
Motor License Issuer
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.
Birch Hills Location
Motor License Issuer – Birch Hills Location
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.
Senior Account Administrator
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.
Crystal has been with Cornerstone Insurance since December 2009, with previous experience in the hotel industry. Her level of confidence exploded once she became an employee of Cornerstone Insurance, allowing her to not only be in the Motor licensing department, but also learning new and exciting things within the company and within different departments. Crystal returned to the Motor Licensing Department in 2018 as the supervisor and is not scared to try new things!
Crystal has a passion for health insurance. She love meeting clients and helping them with their health needs. This allowed her to expand and grow the health insurance and allowed her to help Cornerstone Insurance earn the Top Sales award with Saskatchewan Blue Cross in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and striving for 2018.
Crystal has been married for 8 years, a mother of 2 kids a Daughter who is 15 and a son who is 7. She has instilled values within her home based on the values that Cornerstone Insurance lives up to. Crystal is a huge supporter of her children and their sports activities. Her daughter is a wrestler, loves MMA and Lacrosse and is a referee with the Prince Albert Minor Hockey Association. Her son is in his 1st year of Novice hockey and also plays lacrosse in the off season. Sports keep her very very busy. Within the community Crystal is a big supporter of the Prince Albert Raiders – known at the rink as Kane’s mom by the players – I guess you can say Crystal lives for sports.
Megan convocated in 2019, with her Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Human Resource & minoring in Finance. She is currently working towards obtaining her CPHR designation. While studying to complete her degree, Megan was also a Varsity athlete, for the NAIT Women’s Soccer team.
Megan strives to lead by example with her effort and ‘team first’ attitude each and every day. Although she is transitioning into the professional world, Megan looks forward to applying what she has learned through her studies and being a student athlete, to pursue opportunities that Cornerstone has to offer in the future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
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.
Lacey started out at Cornerstone Insurance at the end of October 2019 in the Motor Licensing Department and worked as an issuer for over a year before accepting the position of Receptionist.
In her free time, Lacey likes spending time with her family and pets. She also enjoys watching movies and is constantly adding to her film collection.