Meet Our Team
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.
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, 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)
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!
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!
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.
Cindy is a dedicated insurance professional who holds 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 and is thrilled to be a grandma. She now has a granddaughter to spoil after having three sons. Cindy loves animals and has an interest in travel, she looks forward to new adventures in the future.
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.
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.
Kareen started working in the insurance industry in 2009. She began in the data input department, became a Motor License Issuer and is now serving as a Personal Lines Account Manager. She is a dedicated team player who is proud to be a part of the Cornerstone family and serving their outstanding clients on a daily basis.
When not at work, you can find Kareen spending time with her two favorite people, her husband and son. She is also a dedicated member of her church and loves to volunteer and serve people in any way she can.
Lukas moved to Prince Albert from Regina to become a Motor License Issuer at Cornerstone Insurance in August of 2018. Since then, he has now made his move into the Personal Lines department as an Account Manager specializing in Saskatchewan auto coverage. He enjoys the challenge that Personal Lines offers as he is always ready to learn something new. Lukas is the oldest of three in his family which means leading by example is important to him and in his spare time, Lukas likes to travel to Regina to visit his family. Lukas looks forward to his future with Cornerstone Insurance and serving the community of Prince Albert.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Motor License Issuing
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.
Teigan spent her early years very active in the soccer community in Prince Albert and had the opportunity to travel to the east coast to represent Saskatchewan twice. She then started her family and now is married with two children. When Teigan is not at Cornerstone Insurance you will find her spending time with family and friends. In the winter she likes to snowmobile and in the summer you will find her at a campsite with her family doing what she likes to call ‘glamping’. She prides herself on being knowledgeable about what she does here at Cornerstone Insurance. Customer service and professionalism is something that is very important to her.
Cyndi has been out of the work force for the last 11 years raising her family, which she felt was important to do as a mother. Prior to taking leave Cyndi worked at RBC in Saskatoon for almost 20 years. She has learnt many things over the years and when re-entering the work force wanted a change and to try something new. She feels customer service and ensuring customers with their needs is very important in building rapport. She hopes to grow within Cornerstone Insurance while learning about the different opportunities that is within the business.
Married for 19 years, she is a mother of 7. Cyndi has 3 children actively involved in hockey and there is a lot of time spent travelling and sitting in many cold rink throughout the winter, not to mention many different hotels! She wouldn’t have it any other way, as Cyndi and her family love sports.
As a family they enjoy travelling. As well as summers at the lakes enjoying camping, boating, fishing and swimming. During the winter when not in the hockey rinks they enjoy being outdoors ski-dooing and doing outdoor activities
Ryan is new to Cornerstone Insurance. He graduated grade 12 in 2018 from Carlton Comprehensive High school and recently worked in the restaurant industry learning customer service skills. In his spare time Ryan enjoys travelling with his family or friends to new destinations. The furthest he has toured is Australia. Ryan has an older sister Ashley who also started her career path at Cornerstone Insurance.
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 thought out the game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.