Our team

Co-operatives like The Co-operators Group Limited connect their values to supporting the communities where they live and work. They are viable businesses that are more concerned with serving your needs than making money, and they look for ways to serve you better by creating ways for you to influence their business decisions. The team is actively engaged in the communities where they work and live.

Jessica Eckstein

Jessica Eckstein

Financial Advisor
Maple Ridge

Jessica is the Financial Advisor for the Dewdney Maple Ridge team. Since joining Co-operators in 2009, her in-depth knowledge has helped support small-business owners and local families on their financial journeys. She is particularly passionate about supporting business women and their families; helping them find financial wellness, increase their financial literacy and build their net worth. With actionable resources, she strives to empower women and help start a ripple effect for the next generation, providing young women with access to support, learning and education from their female mentors.


Born and raised in the Fraser Valley, she enjoys reading, hiking and lake days with her three boys.

Jessica works closely with the Fraser River Indigenous Society, volunteering as director for the board, keen to be an ally and support Reconciliation.

She is an avid supporter of small businesses, especially those led by women.

Jessica is the Financial Advisor for the Dewdney Maple Ridge team. Since joining Co-operators in 2009, her in-depth knowledge has helped support small-business owners and local families on their financial journeys. She is particularly passionate about supporting business women and their families; helping them find financial wellness, increase their financial literacy and build their net worth. With actionable resources, she strives to empower women and help start a ripple effect for the next generation, providing young women with access to support, learning and education from their female mentors.


Born and raised in the Fraser Valley, she enjoys reading, hiking and lake days with her three boys.

Jessica works closely with the Fraser River Indigenous Society, volunteering as director for the board, keen to be an ally and support Reconciliation.

She is an avid supporter of small businesses, especially those led by women.

Barbara Young

Barbara Young

Associate Insurance Advisor
Maple Ridge

Barbara enjoys helping clients with her knowledge and experience to recommend coverage that best suits their needs. She has worked in the insurance industry for 40 years and has seen many changes in products and coverage in that time. She enjoys spending time with her family and being active with her grandchildren.

Barbara enjoys helping clients with her knowledge and experience to recommend coverage that best suits their needs. She has worked in the insurance industry for 40 years and has seen many changes in products and coverage in that time. She enjoys spending time with her family and being active with her grandchildren.

Joanne Lawless

Joanne Lawless

Associate Insurance Advisor
Maple Ridge

Joanne has worked for over 20 years in the insurance industry and has been Associate Insurance Advisor II with Co-operators since 2009.


She was born in Vancouver and has lived in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows area for 27 years. She can assist you with all types of insurance coverage, including Home, Travel, Farm, Business and Auto insurance. For her, the best part about work is providing her clients with peace of mind. She can proudly say that Co-operators is one of the best insurance companies in Canada for handling claims, so you can feel confident that you'll receive the support you need. Joanne enjoys working with people and looks forward to meeting with new and existing clients.

Joanne has worked for over 20 years in the insurance industry and has been Associate Insurance Advisor II with Co-operators since 2009.


She was born in Vancouver and has lived in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows area for 27 years. She can assist you with all types of insurance coverage, including Home, Travel, Farm, Business and Auto insurance. For her, the best part about work is providing her clients with peace of mind. She can proudly say that Co-operators is one of the best insurance companies in Canada for handling claims, so you can feel confident that you'll receive the support you need. Joanne enjoys working with people and looks forward to meeting with new and existing clients.

Autumn Tripodi

Autumn Tripodi

Associate Insurance Advisor
Maple Ridge

Autumn is an Associate Insurance Advisor specializing in ICBC and Home insurance. She has been with Co-operators since 2017. She enjoys interacting with her clients and giving them the best experience she can. She has lived in the lower mainland all her life and currently resides in Port Coquitlam. She is an animal lover, but dogs hold a special place in her heart. She has a big fur baby who she adores.

Autumn is an Associate Insurance Advisor specializing in ICBC and Home insurance. She has been with Co-operators since 2017. She enjoys interacting with her clients and giving them the best experience she can. She has lived in the lower mainland all her life and currently resides in Port Coquitlam. She is an animal lover, but dogs hold a special place in her heart. She has a big fur baby who she adores.

David Barton

David Barton

Associate Insurance Advisor
Maple Ridge

David brings over 28 years of Business insurance experience to his role, delivering solutions to fit individual client needs, while focusing on building long-term relationships and providing quality client service. David’s knowledge spans various insurance disciplines, including underwriting, producing and marketing, in addition to specialty areas such as farming. David is passionate about Business insurance and the clients he serves. As a long-time resident of Maple Ridge, he looks forward to working with local businesses to assist them with their insurance needs. By developing a deep understanding of his clients’ operations and their goals, he is committed to delivering customized insurance programs designed to best protect the unique risks of each client. Outside of work, David enjoys spending time with his family, and playing sports like hockey and golf.

David brings over 28 years of Business insurance experience to his role, delivering solutions to fit individual client needs, while focusing on building long-term relationships and providing quality client service. David’s knowledge spans various insurance disciplines, including underwriting, producing and marketing, in addition to specialty areas such as farming. David is passionate about Business insurance and the clients he serves. As a long-time resident of Maple Ridge, he looks forward to working with local businesses to assist them with their insurance needs. By developing a deep understanding of his clients’ operations and their goals, he is committed to delivering customized insurance programs designed to best protect the unique risks of each client. Outside of work, David enjoys spending time with his family, and playing sports like hockey and golf.