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Alison Kwasnycia

Alison Kwasnycia

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"Ali" came to MacDermott’s in February 2017 after working in the industry since 2015 out of town. She is a part of our Commercial support staff and is working towards her CAIB designation. Ali enjoys family, friends and travel.

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Anita McKinnon, CAIB
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Anita McKinnon, CAIB

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Anita has been with Macdermott’s since October 1999.  She holds a level  2 licence and achieved her CAIB designation in 2015. Anita is a senior agent in the Personal Lines  Department. Outside of the office Anita spends time with her husband and family. 

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Bob Walker

Bob Walker

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Bob has been in the investment business since 1986 and joined MacDermott's in 1995. He has completed the Life Underwriters' Training course, the Canadian Securities Course and has extensive experience in accounting and taxation to assist with estate and business planning. Bob holds a Level 2 Life license and a Level 1 General license expanding his portfolio to P&C insurance. Bob is an avid photographer outside of the office.

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Brian Carriere, CAIB
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Brian Carriere, CAIB

Brian Carriere, CAIB

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Brian was born and raised in the Alberni Valley and graduated from ADSS in 1994.  His insurance career started in Nanaimo in 1998 and continued when he joined MacDermott's in 2001 in the Commercial department.  In 2007 he acquired his CAIB designation and is currently working towards his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. In 2016 he became the Systems Manager administering all data downloads and new program training. Hiking, camping and travelling with his family fill his personal time.

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Chantel Hackwell
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Chantel Hackwell
Chantel Hackwell

Chantel Hackwell

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Chantel started at MacDermott’s Insurance as an Administrative Assistant in 2006. She is a senior Personal Lines agent with a level 2 license. She loves nothing more than spending time with her husband and two children in the outdoors around Port Alberni.

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Ileana Lloyd
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Ileana Lloyd
Ileana Lloyd

Ileana Lloyd

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Ileana joined MacDermott’s in July of 2015 as Administrative Assistant to the Commercial Lines department and General Office Administrator support. She was born and raised in the Alberni Valley leaving for 12 years to attend Camosun College then manage a busy medical office. Ileana moved back to the Alberni Valley with her husband to raise their daughter and be closer to her family.

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Jamie Johnson
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Jamie started at MacDermott's in April 2007 as a part-time Office Administrator.  She currently holds a Level 2 license and is in the process of completing her CAIB designation. In addition to her Personal Lines duties she handles ICBC batching and road service for the car dealerships. In 2012 Jamie & Eric welcomed a beautiful daughter and married in 2014.

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John Panagrot

John Panagrot

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John's insurance career began in 1973 in Quesnel, BC where he was a partner in Gook & Panagrot Agencies and Ezzard Eberts in Kamloops, BC. In 1987 John and his wife Jackie moved to the Alberni Valley and he joined MacDermott's. John is an avid golfer and a member of the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame as a former professional goalie.

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Kathryn Kennedy

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Kylee Irg
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Kylee Irg

Kylee Irg

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Kylee was born and raised in the Alberni Valley.  She started her insurance career in Campbell River in 2004.  She moved back to Port Alberni in the summer of 2013 when she joined MacDermott’s and expanded her family marrying Ryan.  She holds a Level 2 license and works in the Personal Lines department and assists as a Mobile Road Agent to the dealerships. Kylee is currently working towards her CAIB designation.

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Lindsay Hodgson
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Lindsay Hodgson
Lindsay Hodgson

Lindsay Hodgson

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In August 2007 the MacDermott's team welcomed Lindsay.  She currently works as the Commercial Account Representative and Fleet Specialist and also assists in the Personal Lines department.  Lindsay is enrolled in the CAIB designation program. She enjoys the Alberni Valley with her husband, 4 children & 2 dogs.

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Rose Diemert
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Rose Diemert
Rose Diemert

Rose Diemert

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Rose began her insurance career in 1976 and she joined MacDermott’s in 2004.  A Personal Insurance Specialist, Rose can assist you with all your insurance needs. Rose and her husband Don enjoy spending time with their family, friends and fellow car club members.

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Susi Michon, CAIB
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Susi Michon, CAIB
Susi Michon, CAIB

Susi Michon, CAIB

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Susi has been working in the insurance industry since 2004 and joined MacDermott's in September 2005. She earned her CAIB designation in 2012. Susi is the office Autoplan Coordinator and also administers all Personal Insurance business. Outside of work Susi enjoys camping, scrapbooking and cardmaking; but her priority is spending time with her 5 grandchildren.

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Tamara Guy

Tamara Guy

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Tamara joined MacDermott’s in May 2017 as our main Administrative Assistant.

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Tracy Glenn
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Tracy Glenn
Tracy Glenn

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In June 2015, Tracy joined our Personal Lines department with nine years of personal and commercial experience. She is a Level 2 agent and close to finishing her CAIB designation program. When not at work she loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoying the outdoors whenever possible.

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Rosemary Mesic, CAIB
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Rosemary Mesic, CAIB
Rosemary Mesic, CAIB

Rosemary Mesic, CAIB

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Rosemary was born and raised in the Alberni Valley. In 1986 Rosemary joined MacDermott's handling all lines of business. In 1997 Rosemary was appointed General Manager of daily operations and currently holds a Level 3 Insurance Nominee License.

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Owners

Gary Connauton, CIP
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Gary Connauton, CIP
Gary Connauton, CIP

Gary Connauton, CIP

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Gary began his insurance career in Edmonton in 1969 with a Regional Insurance Company.

In 1991, Gary and Barbara purchased MacDermott's Insurance Agency. As President, Gary guides the financial direction of the company and acts as liaison with the Insurance Companies.

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Barbara Connauton

Barbara Connauton

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Barbara has over 20 years in the industry with extensive experience in business support. She currently assists in the daily operation of the business and leads the community support efforts at MacDermott's.

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4907 Argyle Street
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V6
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T. 250-724-3241
F. 250-724-7117
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