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Mutual Fund Investment Specialist**
Sonya began her career with Co-operators in 2009 when she joined Croissant Insurance Services as an Associate Insurance Advisor, specializing in home and auto insurance at the Moose Jaw location. In 2010, she obtained her Life Insurance Licence and evolved into the role of Associate Financial Advisor, finding her niche. Her charismatic personality, determination and extensive product knowledge allow her to tailor comprehensive and inclusive coverage best suited to protect her clients and their loved ones – a genuine desire to help is the pivotal reason behind her success.
In October 2016, Sonya became the agency owner of the Moose Jaw and Assiniboia Co-operators locations, transitioning into the role of Insurance/Financial Advisor and owner. She coaches and mentors her talented team of associates by imparting her expertise and best practices, with a focus on the individual needs of clients.
In 2020, Sonya earned her Qualified Associate Financial Planner (QAFP) certification, as well her Mutual Fund Licence. In addition to her many other hats, she now specializes in assisting our clients with holistic financial planning solutions.
Throughout her career, Sonya has been recognized for her hard work and dedication to her clients. She achieved the Associate Builders Club for five consecutive years from 2011-2015 and the Western Region Builders Club in 2016 and 2018. In 2020, Sonya was nominated for a PRISM Award through the Business Women of Moose Jaw, including her accomplishments in their celebration of local women in leadership and business.
After completing high school, she and her husband, both Moose Javians, moved to Ontario for a few years before deciding to return to their hometown to be closer to family. They now have two teenage sons and a Basset Hound, proudly calling Moose Jaw their home. When not working, Sonya can be found on the football field cheering on her favourite players.
Associate Insurance Advisor
Alex joined our agency in May 2022 as a Client Support Representative. In October 2022, she obtained her Saskatchewan General Level 1 Licence and has transitioned into her new role as an Associate Insurance Advisor. She is currently servicing our clients’ home, auto and travel insurance needs.
With a background in customer service, client satisfaction is her primary focus. She is attentive, calm and detail-oriented while assisting clients.
When she's not at work, you'll find Alex at the rink. As the only female high-performance hockey official in our region, she's fairly easy to spot on the ice. When not officiating a game, she also mentors up-and-coming young referees and instructs others at referee clinics. Keep an eye out for her this winter as she travels the country nationally as an official, with her sights set on officiating hockey on the international stage in the future.
Associate Insurance Advisor I
Our newest Associate Insurance Advisor, Carla was hired in August 2023. Before joining our team, Carla worked in a customer service role for a co-operative. Through her experience, she is comfortable dealing with a wide range of clients in a dynamic environment. She is cheerful and bubbly, and, as the front-line in our Assiniboia office, you will experience her friendly personality whether you come into the office or call on the phone.
The desire to help is the driving force behind Carla’s work ethic – she really is ready to go above and beyond for our clients, as well as for her co-workers. She has a thirst for knowledge and is a quick learner with a keen eye for detail. Carla is Level 1 licensed and takes care of the home and auto portfolio in Assiniboia.
Carla is small-town girl, born and raised in Assiniboia, and her values are centred around family. Not straying too far from her hometown roots, Carla lives in Assiniboia with her husband and their adorable pup, Loki. She loves to read, favouring historical fiction and fantasy novels, but is willing to read just about anything that is recommended to her.
Client Support Representative
Kayla was hired in May 2023. She is the first point-of-contact on the phone for both Assiniboia and Moose Jaw clients, ready to help in any way she can. Based in our Moose Jaw location, her warm, friendly smile will cheerfully greet you as soon as you step inside the door.
Prior to joining our team, Kayla worked as a caregiver in the human services field, where she honed her unique skill set for building relationships with all types of people. The transition from caregiver to client service representative is not a big jump – she’s still helping people, just in a different way. Kayla’s altruistic nature and sunny personality is beneficial to not only our clients, but also her co-workers.
Kayla is all about family - her two bonus children and wonderful partner make her life brighter every day and also keep her busy. She is community-minded and loves to volunteer, occasionally stepping up to care for some of her former human services residents. Without a doubt, Kayla loves animals, and you will rarely see her outside without her dachshund by her side!
Associate Insurance Advisor
Krista was recruited to Co-operators in November 2019. She has an extensive customer service, sales, and entrepreneurial background, with experience in the retail, agricultural and financial sectors. Krista’s strong work ethic, coupled with her farming and business knowledge, strengthen her ability to understand the challenges that agri-producers face daily.
Krista holds a Saskatchewan Level 3 General Insurance Licence. While she specializes in assisting our business and farm clients, she also provides service to our home, auto and travel clients.
Born and raised in Moose Jaw, Krista is a familiar face in the community. Whether you grew up with her, know her from her time as a downtown business owner, or spent time with her at the rink or the dance studio, you'll remember her for her infectious smile and friendly manner.
Associate Financial Advisor
Laura joined our team in April 2023. She has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, carving out a niche for herself in any community she joins. Her friendly and fun disposition are the foundation for creating positive client interactions, while her primary focus is meeting their individual immediate needs and long-term goals. She is passionate about helping people and is invested in making the community better today than it was yesterday.
With a mind for numbers, prior to joining Co-operators, Laura successfully completed the Life Licence Qualification Program (LLQP). She currently holds a Saskatchewan Life Insurance Licence and provides services to clients with our life and wealth products. Her objective is to incorporate our life and wealth products into your financial plan to create and preserve generational wealth for families.
Laura was raised in the US, choosing to relocate to Saskatchewan after meeting her partner while attending post-secondary school. She is a talented musician and plays multiple instruments. As a mom of four, she tries to instill her active and adventurous spirit in her kids, taking them on road trips to discover all the wonder that surrounds us.
Associate Insurance Advisor II
Lisa was recruited to our team in December 2019. Drawing on her previous experience in client support, marketing, management and administration in the agricultural, manufacturing, technology and real estate sectors, she brought plenty of knowledge to merge into the world of insurance. Prior to joining Co-operators, Lisa worked as a parts person at a local implement dealership, and her agricultural equipment knowledge is a definite asset when assisting our clients.
Lisa is a creative problem solver, who looks for the best overall outcome while remaining focused on individual needs. She has a flair for injecting a little humour when the situation calls for it. Lisa has completed all four levels of Canadian Accredited Insurance Brokers (CAIB) training and holds a Saskatchewan General Insurance Level 3 Licence. She specializes in farm, business and non-profit lines, and is also able to provide service to all our property and casualty clients.
Community is important to Lisa. She's passionate about volunteering, a value instilled by her parents when she was growing up in Gravelbourg. She is an executive member of the Kinette Club of Assiniboia and has served as social media manager for Telemiracle 42 through 46. She holds a Professional Cooking diploma and is always creating and testing wonderful recipes for her family and co-workers to enjoy.
*Offering insurance products underwritten by Co-operators General Insurance Company and Co-operators Life Insurance Company.
**Offering mutual funds through Co-operators Financial Investment Services.