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.

Chad Buell

Chad Buell

Certified Financial Planner, CFP®, CLU®
Belleville

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 worst 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 sometimes means you have to go 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.

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 worst 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 sometimes means you have to go 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.

Darlene Pindur

Darlene Pindur

Associate Insurance Advisor II
Belleville

When did you start working for The Co-operators?

April 2004

Why did you choose to work for The 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 specialty/favorite line of insurance?

Helping people solve their insurance needs. Insurance can be difficult to understand, so I want to make sure my clients get the right coverage at the right price

What is your favorite movie?

“Identity Theft” with Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman.

What is your favorite quote?

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

What is your favorite past time?

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

My Little Bio:

I like classic cars, have three wonderful grandbabies, three (plus two) grown children, enjoy going to hockey games and growing flowers.

When did you start working for The Co-operators?

April 2004

Why did you choose to work for The 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 specialty/favorite line of insurance?

Helping people solve their insurance needs. Insurance can be difficult to understand, so I want to make sure my clients get the right coverage at the right price

What is your favorite movie?

“Identity Theft” with Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman.

What is your favorite quote?

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

What is your favorite past time?

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

My Little Bio:

I like classic cars, have three wonderful grandbabies, three (plus two) grown children, enjoy going to hockey games and growing flowers.

Danielle Clarke

Danielle Clarke

Associate Insurance Advisor
Belleville

When did you start working for The Co-operators?

I have been with The Co-operators since 2015.

Why did you choose to work for The Co-operators?

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

What is your speciality/favourite line of insurance?

I specialize in Home and Auto insurance and love helping my clients to make sure they are covered and their needs are met .

What is your favourite movie?

I love any comedy or musical.

What is your favourite quote?

"Hakuna Matata"

What is your favourite past time?

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

My Little Bio:

I'm a lifelong Belleville resident who is married with three wonderful children. I have a trailer in the county 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 The Co-operators a perfect fit for me!

When did you start working for The Co-operators?

I have been with The Co-operators since 2015.

Why did you choose to work for The Co-operators?

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

What is your speciality/favourite line of insurance?

I specialize in Home and Auto insurance and love helping my clients to make sure they are covered and their needs are met .

What is your favourite movie?

I love any comedy or musical.

What is your favourite quote?

"Hakuna Matata"

What is your favourite past time?

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

My Little Bio:

I'm a lifelong Belleville resident who is married with three wonderful children. I have a trailer in the county 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 The Co-operators a perfect fit for me!

Kim Buell

Kim Buell

Client Contact Representative
Belleville

When did you start working for The Co-operators?

August 2018

Why did you choose to work for The Co-operators?

After working in the health-care 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.

What is your speciality/favourite line of insurance?

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.

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 .

When did you start working for The Co-operators?

August 2018

Why did you choose to work for The Co-operators?

After working in the health-care 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.

What is your speciality/favourite line of insurance?

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.

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 .

David Lundrigan

David Lundrigan

Associate Financial Advisor
Belleville

When did you start working for The Co-operators?

November 2020

Why did you choose to work for The Co-operators?

I was looking to advance my career within the financial industry and I was both excited and intrigued about the “one-stop-shop” offering at The Co-operators.

What is your speciality/favourite line of insurance?

Critical Illness. Although I have been fortunate enough not to experience the financial burden that a critical illness may cause, I have had the opportunity to deliver claim cheques to clients who have experienced an illness and, in all cases, the funds allowed the individual or family to maintain their lifestyle; allowing them to fight the illness and come out of it financially stable.

What is your favourite movie?

The Rookie .

What is your favourite quote?

“When you know better, you do better.” - Oprah

What is your favourite past time?

Sports (baseball, golf, tennis)

My Little Bio:

Prior to joining the financial industry six years ago, I owned and operated a restaurant for nine years. Away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my two great kids.

When did you start working for The Co-operators?

November 2020

Why did you choose to work for The Co-operators?

I was looking to advance my career within the financial industry and I was both excited and intrigued about the “one-stop-shop” offering at The Co-operators.

What is your speciality/favourite line of insurance?

Critical Illness. Although I have been fortunate enough not to experience the financial burden that a critical illness may cause, I have had the opportunity to deliver claim cheques to clients who have experienced an illness and, in all cases, the funds allowed the individual or family to maintain their lifestyle; allowing them to fight the illness and come out of it financially stable.

What is your favourite movie?

The Rookie .

What is your favourite quote?

“When you know better, you do better.” - Oprah

What is your favourite past time?

Sports (baseball, golf, tennis)

My Little Bio:

Prior to joining the financial industry six years ago, I owned and operated a restaurant for nine years. Away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my two great kids.