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.

Ben Gutknecht

Ben Gutknecht

Financial Advisor*
Mutual Fund Investment Specialist**
St Catharines

Welcome to Co-operators Niagara-on-the-Lake office! As a member of our community, Ben is proud to provide a full suite of insurance solutions that fellow Niagara-on-the-Lake residents can count on. Whether you're looking for Home, Auto, Life, Farm, Business insurance – or a mix – you can trust Ben and his team to give you honest and personalized advice with exceptional service.

Ben holds his General and Life insurance licences, and has a passion for retirement planning. Ben and his team strive to go beyond your expectations to provide you with the peace of mind that you deserve at every stage of life.

Along with supporting local hockey and basketball teams, Ben is a proud member of the Virgil Business Association and dedicated to serving the community he and his family call home.

Welcome to Co-operators Niagara-on-the-Lake office! As a member of our community, Ben is proud to provide a full suite of insurance solutions that fellow Niagara-on-the-Lake residents can count on. Whether you're looking for Home, Auto, Life, Farm, Business insurance – or a mix – you can trust Ben and his team to give you honest and personalized advice with exceptional service.

Ben holds his General and Life insurance licences, and has a passion for retirement planning. Ben and his team strive to go beyond your expectations to provide you with the peace of mind that you deserve at every stage of life.

Along with supporting local hockey and basketball teams, Ben is a proud member of the Virgil Business Association and dedicated to serving the community he and his family call home.

Marilyn Christie

Marilyn Christie

Associate Financial Advisor
St Catharines, Virgil

Marilyn joined the Niagara-on-the-Lake team in 2012, and has significantly contributed to the office dynamic by offering exceptional personalized service. She lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake and is very proud to be a part of this beautiful community.

Marilyn specializes in Auto, Home and Business insurance. Along with her insurance expertise, Marilyn brings 25 years of successful business experience to her role, and is currently pursuing her Certified Insurance Professional designation.

In her spare time, she loves to travel.

Marilyn joined the Niagara-on-the-Lake team in 2012, and has significantly contributed to the office dynamic by offering exceptional personalized service. She lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake and is very proud to be a part of this beautiful community.

Marilyn specializes in Auto, Home and Business insurance. Along with her insurance expertise, Marilyn brings 25 years of successful business experience to her role, and is currently pursuing her Certified Insurance Professional designation.

In her spare time, she loves to travel.

Kevin Cherney

Kevin Cherney

Associate Financial Advisor
St Catharines, Virgil
Kaitlyn Fazio

Kaitlyn Fazio

Associate Financial Advisor
St Catharines, Virgil
Tim Winter

Tim Winter

Mutual Fund Investment Specialist*
Mutual Fund Investment Specialist**
St Catharines, Virgil
Jordan Patrick

Jordan Patrick

Associate Insurance Advisor
St Catharines, Virgil