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.

Shawna Vandeven

Shawna Vandeven

Financial Advisor
Abbotsford
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My family has been proudly representing The Co-operators for over 40 years. I have had the good fortune to work with The Co-operators in three Western provinces. Following in my father’s footsteps as an Advisor/Owner gives me the opportunity to live my passion of helping people, one family at a time!

Community involvement is important to me, I have participated on the committee for the Butterfly Ball, supporting the Abbotsford Hospice Society.   My team and I have sponsored the Toast bar at the Crime is Toast event supporting the Abbotsford Police Foundation.   We support the Town & Gown Fundraising Dinner on behalf of the University of the Fraser Valley. This premier event supports student scholarships through the Changing Lives, Building Communities Endowment.  We sponsor the Crystal Gala Foundation which provides funding for Breast Health research in our community.

Outside of the office, I stay active by hiking and exploring the Fraser Valley area with my husband. I also enjoy spending time with my family, wake surfing and enjoying our boat.

Having experienced a house fire, I understand the value of making sure the right coverage is in place. Let our team of professional insurance specialists build personalized solutions to provide financial protection for what is important to you. Whether your goal is to protect your family’s future, business, farm, home or vehicle, you can count on us for the coverage you need.
Thank you for visiting our website. We invite you to come in and meet our team of insurance professionals.
My family has been proudly representing The Co-operators for over 40 years. I have had the good fortune to work with The Co-operators in three Western provinces. Following in my father’s footsteps as an Advisor/Owner gives me the opportunity to live my passion of helping people, one family at a time!

Community involvement is important to me, I have participated on the committee for the Butterfly Ball, supporting the Abbotsford Hospice Society.   My team and I have sponsored the Toast bar at the Crime is Toast event supporting the Abbotsford Police Foundation.   We support the Town & Gown Fundraising Dinner on behalf of the University of the Fraser Valley. This premier event supports student scholarships through the Changing Lives, Building Communities Endowment.  We sponsor the Crystal Gala Foundation which provides funding for Breast Health research in our community.

Outside of the office, I stay active by hiking and exploring the Fraser Valley area with my husband. I also enjoy spending time with my family, wake surfing and enjoying our boat.

Having experienced a house fire, I understand the value of making sure the right coverage is in place. Let our team of professional insurance specialists build personalized solutions to provide financial protection for what is important to you. Whether your goal is to protect your family’s future, business, farm, home or vehicle, you can count on us for the coverage you need.
Carla Johnson

Carla Johnson

Associate Financial Advisor
Abbotsford
I've enjoyed working in almost all lines of insurance since I joined the industry in 2005. I'm now happy to be working with people to insure their financial security with Life insurance, Investments and Farm insurance. When not working, I stay active by water and snow skiing, as well as being a member of a local dance company that supports community awareness.
I've enjoyed working in almost all lines of insurance since I joined the industry in 2005. I'm now happy to be working with people to insure their financial security with Life insurance, Investments and Farm insurance. When not working, I stay active by water and snow skiing, as well as being a member of a local dance company that supports community awareness.
Aimee Railton

Aimee Railton

Associate Insurance Advisor
Abbotsford
I joined Vandeven Financial Solutions in 2014 and have enjoyed building my career here. I specialize in Business insurance, and help with Farm, Home and Auto insurance. I enjoy educating the community on how to provide themselves with financial security for the things that matter most. Outside of work, I keep busy with hiking, golfing and snowboarding.


I joined Vandeven Financial Solutions in 2014 and have enjoyed building my career here. I specialize in Business insurance, and help with Farm, Home and Auto insurance. I enjoy educating the community on how to provide themselves with financial security for the things that matter most. Outside of work, I keep busy with hiking, golfing and snowboarding.


Amanda Britten

Amanda Britten

Associate Insurance Advisor
Abbotsford
I've worked in the insurance industry for just over two years, and look forward to growing and learning as much as possible. I'm currently working with clients in Farm, Home and Auto insurance, while working towards my level two insurance licence. I love working with the community and showing them how to properly protect themselves. Outside of the workplace, I'm a busy mom of three.  We enjoy hiking, swimming and spending time together.

I've worked in the insurance industry for just over two years, and look forward to growing and learning as much as possible. I'm currently working with clients in Farm, Home and Auto insurance, while working towards my level two insurance licence. I love working with the community and showing them how to properly protect themselves. Outside of the workplace, I'm a busy mom of three.  We enjoy hiking, swimming and spending time together.

Michael Sahlstrom

Michael Sahlstrom

Associate Insurance Advisor
Abbotsford
I am a current university student that is working in insurance alongside my studies. I am new to the industry and help clients with both home and auto insurance. Outside of the office I am studying business and science, and spend my spare time playing music
I am a current university student that is working in insurance alongside my studies. I am new to the industry and help clients with both home and auto insurance. Outside of the office I am studying business and science, and spend my spare time playing music