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.

Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce

Insurance/Financial Advisor*
QAFP™
Mutual Fund Investment Specialist**
Olds

Matthew grew up in Swift Current, SK. He began his career with Co-operators in 2010, working for his grandfather at WRK Insurance/Financial Services Inc. Matthew has 13 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry. 

In 2018 he obtained his Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation and in 2021 his Qualified Associate Financial Planner (QAFP) designation. He is also a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) candidate. Matthew specializes in wealth and estate planning, along with life, farm and business insurance.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys running, camping, hiking, travelling, and playing Scrabble with his wife, Becky, and their two puppies, Ghost and Luna. 

Matthew grew up in Swift Current, SK. He began his career with Co-operators in 2010, working for his grandfather at WRK Insurance/Financial Services Inc. Matthew has 13 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry. 

In 2018 he obtained his Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation and in 2021 his Qualified Associate Financial Planner (QAFP) designation. He is also a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) candidate. Matthew specializes in wealth and estate planning, along with life, farm and business insurance.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys running, camping, hiking, travelling, and playing Scrabble with his wife, Becky, and their two puppies, Ghost and Luna. 

Cheryl Dirks

Cheryl Dirks

Associate Insurance Advisor I
Olds

Cheryl grew up in Red Deer, AB. After graduating with her Office Administration Diploma in 2005, she was a stay-at-home mom for seven years while raising her children. She lives in Bowden with her husband, Jason, and their three children.


Cheryl began her career with the Olds Co-operators in May 2022. After just one month, Cheryl successfully obtained her Level 1 General Insurance Licence through the Alberta Insurance Council. She will be specializing in auto and home insurance. Cheryl is motivated to provide her clients with accurate insurance advice and solutions. She finds passion in problem solving and tailoring our clients' portfolios to ensure they are fully protected.


Cheryl is looking forward to becoming a friendly face in our office and getting to know our new and existing clients. When she isn’t working, she enjoys time with her family and friends, travelling, hiking, and skiing.

Cheryl grew up in Red Deer, AB. After graduating with her Office Administration Diploma in 2005, she was a stay-at-home mom for seven years while raising her children. She lives in Bowden with her husband, Jason, and their three children.


Cheryl began her career with the Olds Co-operators in May 2022. After just one month, Cheryl successfully obtained her Level 1 General Insurance Licence through the Alberta Insurance Council. She will be specializing in auto and home insurance. Cheryl is motivated to provide her clients with accurate insurance advice and solutions. She finds passion in problem solving and tailoring our clients' portfolios to ensure they are fully protected.


Cheryl is looking forward to becoming a friendly face in our office and getting to know our new and existing clients. When she isn’t working, she enjoys time with her family and friends, travelling, hiking, and skiing.

Marissa Paley

Marissa Paley

Associate Insurance Advisor I
Olds
Carolyn Djakovic

Carolyn Djakovic

Associate Financial Advisor
Olds
Becky Graham

Becky Graham

Associate Insurance Advisor II
Olds

Becky grew up in Chestermere, AB. After completing high school, she attended various post-secondary education programs obtaining her Emergency Medical Responder Certificate, Oil and Gas Administration Diploma, and most recently a Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Diploma through the University of Fredericton. She is currently working towards obtaining her Chartered Insurance Professional designation.


In 2017 Becky moved to Saskatchewan where she began a career in agriculture as an Environmental, Health and Safety Co-ordinator. In 2020 Becky and her husband made the move back to Alberta and now reside in the Town of Olds. After making the move, she successfully obtained her Level 2 General Insurance Licence, and has begun her career with The Co-operators.


Becky enjoys meeting and building relationships with her clients. In her spare time, you can find her playing ringette, going to the gym, travelling, and spending time with her husband and their two pomskies, Luna and Ghost. 

Becky grew up in Chestermere, AB. After completing high school, she attended various post-secondary education programs obtaining her Emergency Medical Responder Certificate, Oil and Gas Administration Diploma, and most recently a Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Diploma through the University of Fredericton. She is currently working towards obtaining her Chartered Insurance Professional designation.


In 2017 Becky moved to Saskatchewan where she began a career in agriculture as an Environmental, Health and Safety Co-ordinator. In 2020 Becky and her husband made the move back to Alberta and now reside in the Town of Olds. After making the move, she successfully obtained her Level 2 General Insurance Licence, and has begun her career with The Co-operators.


Becky enjoys meeting and building relationships with her clients. In her spare time, you can find her playing ringette, going to the gym, travelling, and spending time with her husband and their two pomskies, Luna and Ghost. 

Logan Bender

Logan Bender

Associate Insurance Advisor I
Olds

Logan grew up in Water Valley, AB. After graduating high school, Logan worked full-time at an agricultural feed store in Cochrane, AB. By surrounding herself with knowledge of products, feeds and crop information, she built many new relationships with farmers, ranchers, and corporations.

Logan has been with Co-operators since August 2021 and has her Level 1 General Insurance Licence. Logan shares in managing our home and auto insurance portfolios. With her knowledge and passion for the agriculture industry, she now assists with farm insurance. Logan’s bubbly and outgoing personality allows her to meet the needs of our clients, maintain strong relationships with both new and existing clients, and provide professional advice to all.

Outside of the office, you can find Logan at her acreage in Water Valley riding her horses, hunting, sledding, and chasing cows down the road. 

Logan grew up in Water Valley, AB. After graduating high school, Logan worked full-time at an agricultural feed store in Cochrane, AB. By surrounding herself with knowledge of products, feeds and crop information, she built many new relationships with farmers, ranchers, and corporations.

Logan has been with Co-operators since August 2021 and has her Level 1 General Insurance Licence. Logan shares in managing our home and auto insurance portfolios. With her knowledge and passion for the agriculture industry, she now assists with farm insurance. Logan’s bubbly and outgoing personality allows her to meet the needs of our clients, maintain strong relationships with both new and existing clients, and provide professional advice to all.

Outside of the office, you can find Logan at her acreage in Water Valley riding her horses, hunting, sledding, and chasing cows down the road.