Our team

The representatives on our team take pride in helping you get the most out of your policies and financial plans. You can trust us to make sure you have the right coverage and investments to take care of the people and things you care about most. Get personalized service with one-on-one advice and clear answers to your insurance and investment questions. When you choose The Co-operators, you’re choosing a dedicated team that’s on your side, ready to help you make confident financial choices. Connect with us today.

Warren Schnoor

Warren Schnoor

Financial Advisor
Lacombe
Advantage Insurance Group (2006) Inc. is comprised a team that specialize in Life and disability, Farm, Business, Home, Auto and Travel insurance as well as investment and savings.
At Advantage Insurance Group (2006) Inc, we understand farming, business and family succession planning because we are a family owned and operated business with over 44 years of combined experience. We are committed to using this experience in partnership with our clients to create a savings, retirement or estate plan that is aligned with your intentions and provides you with peace of mind.
Our goal is to provide superior service to all our clients through our experienced and friendly staff. Give us an opportunity to earn your business and you will not be disappointed!
Call us at our toll-free number 1-877-782-2930 to talk to one of our trained professionals. After-hour appointments are also available.
The Co-operators is proud to be Canadian owned.
Advantage Insurance Group (2006) Inc. is comprised a team that specialize in Life and disability, Farm, Business, Home, Auto and Travel insurance as well as investment and savings.
At Advantage Insurance Group (2006) Inc, we understand farming, business and family succession planning because we are a family owned and operated business with over 44 years of combined experience. We are committed to using this experience in partnership with our clients to create a savings, retirement or estate plan that is aligned with your intentions and provides you with peace of mind.
Our goal is to provide superior service to all our clients through our experienced and friendly staff. Give us an opportunity to earn your business and you will not be disappointed!
Call us at our toll-free number 1-877-782-2930 to talk to one of our trained professionals. After-hour appointments are also available.
The Co-operators is proud to be Canadian owned.
Karen Stingel

Karen Stingel

Associate Insurance Advisor
Lacombe

Karen Stingel is an Associate Insurance Advisor who began her career with The Co-operators in 2004. Since that time, she has obtained her Level II Insurance Licence and her Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) designation in 2013. She has expanded her role from specializing in Auto and Home insurance to include Business Insurance. As per expectations of her current role in the insurance industry, she is always on a quest for education and knowledge. "What keeps me interested in Business insurance is that not one business is exactly the same as another. There is such diversity in commercial operations that it is a very interesting position to be in."

Karen Stingel is an Associate Insurance Advisor who began her career with The Co-operators in 2004. Since that time, she has obtained her Level II Insurance Licence and her Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) designation in 2013. She has expanded her role from specializing in Auto and Home insurance to include Business Insurance. As per expectations of her current role in the insurance industry, she is always on a quest for education and knowledge. "What keeps me interested in Business insurance is that not one business is exactly the same as another. There is such diversity in commercial operations that it is a very interesting position to be in."

Chris Mantel

Chris Mantel

Associate Financial Advisor
Lacombe

Chris is an Associate Insurance Advisor who began working for The Co-operators in Lacombe in 2004. He specializes in Farm, Life and Disability insurance. Chris enjoys interacting with our Farm clients and finding solutions for their insurance needs. Chris graduated from The King’s University in Edmonton with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2003. Chris’s recreational activities include camping, fishing, fantasy football, and watching the never-ending Oilers rebuild.

Chris is an Associate Insurance Advisor who began working for The Co-operators in Lacombe in 2004. He specializes in Farm, Life and Disability insurance. Chris enjoys interacting with our Farm clients and finding solutions for their insurance needs. Chris graduated from The King’s University in Edmonton with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2003. Chris’s recreational activities include camping, fishing, fantasy football, and watching the never-ending Oilers rebuild.

Gerlinde Visser

Gerlinde Visser

Associate Insurance Advisor
Lacombe

Gerlinde started with The Co-operators in Lacombe in June of 2006. She quickly obtained her Level 1 Insurance Licence, continuing on to study and receive her Level 2 Insurance Licence. With her extensive experience in Auto, Home, and Travel insurance, she enjoys working with her clients to ensure they are taken care of with all of their insurance needs.

Gerlinde started with The Co-operators in Lacombe in June of 2006. She quickly obtained her Level 1 Insurance Licence, continuing on to study and receive her Level 2 Insurance Licence. With her extensive experience in Auto, Home, and Travel insurance, she enjoys working with her clients to ensure they are taken care of with all of their insurance needs.

Shelly Baker

Shelly Baker

Associate Insurance Advisor
Lacombe

Shelly started with The Co-operators as a client first and began her career representing The Co-operators with the agency in Lacombe in February of 2009. She went on to achieve her Level 2 General Insurance licence in June of 2009 and specializes in Auto, Travel and Home Insurance. She is constantly expanding her knowledge of insurance products through training courses and continuing study. She enjoys helping clients, providing them with great client service and can always be found with a cup of coffee in her hands.

Shelly started with The Co-operators as a client first and began her career representing The Co-operators with the agency in Lacombe in February of 2009. She went on to achieve her Level 2 General Insurance licence in June of 2009 and specializes in Auto, Travel and Home Insurance. She is constantly expanding her knowledge of insurance products through training courses and continuing study. She enjoys helping clients, providing them with great client service and can always be found with a cup of coffee in her hands.

Jordan Schnoor

Jordan Schnoor

Associate Financial Advisor
Lacombe

Jordan Schnoor has a BComm and has been working with The Co-operators since 2009. Jordan successfully worked his way through various roles and successfully managed a Co-operators agency in Vancouver from 2012 to 2015, when he and his wife made the decision to move to central Alberta to join his father, Warren, and the team at Advantage Insurance Group in Lacombe.

“I grew up being exposed to this positive work atmosphere and am very proud to work alongside my dad as a second-generation Co-operators Financial Advisor. I find it really satisfying to work with our clients, getting to know their businesses and their families, finding the right solutions that protect the things that matter most and help them to plan ahead for financial success. It has been a great experience getting to know the people within the Lacombe community.”

Jordan Schnoor has a BComm and has been working with The Co-operators since 2009. Jordan successfully worked his way through various roles and successfully managed a Co-operators agency in Vancouver from 2012 to 2015, when he and his wife made the decision to move to central Alberta to join his father, Warren, and the team at Advantage Insurance Group in Lacombe.

“I grew up being exposed to this positive work atmosphere and am very proud to work alongside my dad as a second-generation Co-operators Financial Advisor. I find it really satisfying to work with our clients, getting to know their businesses and their families, finding the right solutions that protect the things that matter most and help them to plan ahead for financial success. It has been a great experience getting to know the people within the Lacombe community.”

Brody Nelson

Brody Nelson

Associate Financial Advisor
Lacombe

Brody Nelson is an Associate Financial Advisor. Brody started his career with The Co-operators in 2012. Previously, Brody worked in the banking industry putting his business degree he obtained from Walla Walla University to good use as a Banking Lender, Training Consultant and finally Branch Manager.

Brody works primarily as a Life, Wealth and Disability Advisor as well as specializing in Home and Farm insurance. “What I enjoy most about my position with The Co-operators is informing my clients about the coverage they will have as well as creating a comprehensive plan that will create success for the entire family.”

Brody Nelson is an Associate Financial Advisor. Brody started his career with The Co-operators in 2012. Previously, Brody worked in the banking industry putting his business degree he obtained from Walla Walla University to good use as a Banking Lender, Training Consultant and finally Branch Manager.

Brody works primarily as a Life, Wealth and Disability Advisor as well as specializing in Home and Farm insurance. “What I enjoy most about my position with The Co-operators is informing my clients about the coverage they will have as well as creating a comprehensive plan that will create success for the entire family.”

Carolyn Sydenham

Carolyn Sydenham

Associate Insurance Advisor
Lacombe
Nina Robertson

Nina Robertson

Client Contact Representative
Lacombe
Justin Hall

Justin Hall

Associate Insurance Advisor
Lacombe

Justin graduated from Red Deer College’s Donald School of Business with a Financial Services Diploma and started his career with The Co-operators as an Associate Insurance Advisor in January 2021. His recreational activities include bodybuilding, playing and watching hockey, and hiking.

“The best aspect of being an Associate Insurance Advisor with The Co-operators is the personal experience you create with clients. Every conversation we try to turn into a memorable experience and create a long-lasting bond. Personally, I like to inform clients about their coverage, showcase the different options available, and answer any questions they have.”

Justin graduated from Red Deer College’s Donald School of Business with a Financial Services Diploma and started his career with The Co-operators as an Associate Insurance Advisor in January 2021. His recreational activities include bodybuilding, playing and watching hockey, and hiking.

“The best aspect of being an Associate Insurance Advisor with The Co-operators is the personal experience you create with clients. Every conversation we try to turn into a memorable experience and create a long-lasting bond. Personally, I like to inform clients about their coverage, showcase the different options available, and answer any questions they have.”

Hanna Falt

Hanna Falt

Associate Insurance Advisor
Lacombe