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All team members are showing and displaying all team specialties. L’ensemble des membres de l’équipe et leurs spécialités s’affichent.

Chad Buell

CFP® , CLU®

Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)*

Mutual Fund Investment Specialist**

My insurance agency focuses on building strong, long-term client relationships. I have made it my mission to ensure that our clients are well protected and better prepared for the future. My team of insurance professionals and I take the time to build insurance portfolios that meet the needs of our clients. We help individuals and business owners make sure they are taken care of in case the unexpected happens. We work hard to fully educate our clients and help them build appropriate portfolios for their homes or businesses. We educate our clients on their insurance and investment policies in an easy-to-understand method, and offer superior products and coverage to meet their needs now and in the future. Making a difference in a person’s life means going the extra mile. That's when our clients know we really do care! Our goal is to be your trusted advisor for all your insurance and financial planning needs.

Speciality

With over 25 years in the industry, I specialize in financial and estate planning for individuals and business owners.

I focus heavily on reviewing clients' existing plans and portfolios to ensure proper goal alignment and use of tax mitigation and asset transition strategies for them.

This typically involves reviewing wills, POAs and external investment portfolios to ensure beneficiaries are aligned appropriately.

My super power is making this process simple and easy to understand and implement for my clients.

Hobbies

I love being outdoors, boating, fishing, camping and spending time with my friends and family.

Location

Belleville

Danielle Clarke

Associate Insurance Advisor II

When did you start working for Co-operators? 

2015

Why did you choose to work for Co-operators? 

I was a long-term client prior to joining the team, and had always admired the way Co-operators treated their clients. When the opportunity came to join their team of advisors, I jumped at it.

What is your favourite movie?

I love any comedy.

What is your favourite quote?

"Hakuna Matata"

What is your favourite pastime? 

I love to travel, even if it's just a day away to somewhere different.

Speciality

I specialize in home and auto insurance and love helping my clients choose the right coverage and meeting their needs.

Hobbies

My little bio:

I'm a lifelong Belleville resident who is married with three wonderful children. I have a trailer in the country that I love to spend all my spare time at when the weather is nice. I'm outgoing and love client interaction, which makes working here at Co-operators a perfect fit for me!

Location

Belleville

Darlene Bennett

Associate Insurance Advisor II

When did you start working for Co-operators? 

April 2004

Why did you choose to work for Co-operators? 

After working out of a Kingston agency for 15 years, I decided to relocate to the Belleville agency to continue my career.

What is your favourite movie?


What is your favourite quote?

It’s okay to have a moment of weakness, just don’t stay there.

What is your favourite pastime? 

Car shows in the summer months and NHL games in the winter months

Speciality

I specialize in home and auto insurance and love helping my clients choose the right coverage and meeting their needs.

Hobbies

I like classic cars and have three wonderful grandbabies and five grown children. I also enjoy going to hockey games and growing flowers.

Location

Belleville

Dave Woodward

Commercial Specialist

With over 24 years of experience, I've grown up alongside the businesses in our community and know their ins and outs like the back of my hand.

From childhood memories to present-day visits, I've seen it all. Let me use that local knowledge to create an insurance policy tailored to your business.

We deeply respect the fact that small business owners dedicate countless hours to maintaining the health of their investment so they can provide for their families.

I'm proud to be part of the team that helps them achieve this.

Speciality

I specialize in custom business insurance solutions for big and small operations throughout Ontario.

Hobbies

I love the Dallas Stars and am an avid classic motorcycle enthusiast.

Location

Belleville

Kim Buell

Office Manager

When did you start working for Co-operators?

August 2018

Why did you choose to work for Co-operators?

After working in the healthcare field and for the Catholic school board, I was looking for a change but still wanted personal contact and a way to impact peoples' lives on a daily basis. This was a natural fit.


Speciality

I'm not licensed to sell insurance, but I believe very strongly in life and critical illness coverage. It can change the world for your family if something happens.

Hobbies

What is your favourite movie?

Beaches

My little bio:

I was born and raised in the Quinte region and am a proud mother of two fantastic children. I love my two fur babies and enjoy spending my time away from the office at my cottage or with friends and family.

Location

Belleville

Lesley Cronk

CEA , CFP®

Associate Financial Planner

I have worked in the financial services industry for the past 20 years and earned my CFP designation in 2020 and my Certified Executor Advisor Designation in 2022. I'm passionate about educating and helping clients navigate the ever-changing landscape of financial and estate planning. In my 20 years in the financial services industry, I've had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients at all stages of life.

 

Before joining Kingfisher, I worked as Regional Manager for one of the largest insurance companies. In my role, I worked with Financial Advisors across Eastern Ontario to identify and provide tailored wealth solutions to clients, ranking #1 in my peer group for 2019.

 

My husband and I live on the family farm in Bloomfield with our son, along with a few friendly farm animals.

Speciality

As a CFP® and CEA®, I specialize in helping clients effectively manage their current situation, as well as grow for the future and establish a smooth and tax-efficient transition to the next generation. See the difference a CFP can make to your future.

Hobbies

I enjoy playing with my 16-month-old granddaughter, watching football with my son, and making annual batches of maple syrup in our very own sugar shack.

 

Location

Belleville

Toni McEathron

Associate Insurance Agent

When did you start working for Co-operators?

2007

Why did you choose to work for Co-operators?

I saw joining Co-operators as an opportunity to make a change in my life that would present more opportunities in the future.



Speciality

I specialize in home and life insurance and am passionate about protecting my clients with the right coverage at an affordable price.

Hobbies

What is your favorite movie?

The Fast and Furious series

What is your favorite quote?  

“Some things in life are out of your control. You can make it a party or a tragedy.”

― Nora Roberts, Vision in White

What is your favorite pastime?

Creative stuff like sewing or home décor projects. You can’t beat a good book.

Location

Belleville

*Offering insurance products underwritten by Co-operators General Insurance Company and Co-operators Life Insurance Company.

**Offering mutual funds through Co-operators Financial Investment Services.