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.

Wes Zacharuk

Wes Zacharuk

Financial Advisor
Almonte

Thank you for visiting my website. As a Financial Advisor/Owner with The Co-operators, I look forward to fulfilling your insurance and financial needs with all lines of insurance. As specialists, my team and I can customize your insurance solution to protect what’s important to you.

We can help you minimize your financial risk with an insurance portfolio that provides the protection you need at premiums you can afford. Together, we can help you build a more secure future with solutions based on fairness, integrity, and value.

Our offices are located in the amazing communities of Carleton Place and Almonte, Ontario. We also welcome clients from across Ontario. Call, click, or come in today; appointments are available beyond standard business hours. On our site you’ll find a wealth of information about our many products and services, and immediate access to quick quotes for Auto, Home, and Life insurance.

I hope that you consider The Co-operators a better place for you. We sincerely appreciate any opportunity to earn and keep your business.

Thank you for visiting my website. As a Financial Advisor/Owner with The Co-operators, I look forward to fulfilling your insurance and financial needs with all lines of insurance. As specialists, my team and I can customize your insurance solution to protect what’s important to you.

We can help you minimize your financial risk with an insurance portfolio that provides the protection you need at premiums you can afford. Together, we can help you build a more secure future with solutions based on fairness, integrity, and value.

Our offices are located in the amazing communities of Carleton Place and Almonte, Ontario. We also welcome clients from across Ontario. Call, click, or come in today; appointments are available beyond standard business hours. On our site you’ll find a wealth of information about our many products and services, and immediate access to quick quotes for Auto, Home, and Life insurance.

I hope that you consider The Co-operators a better place for you. We sincerely appreciate any opportunity to earn and keep your business.

Brenda Cochran

Brenda Cochran

Associate Insurance Advisor
Almonte, Carleton Place

Brenda started with The Co-operators in 2002 and spent eight years in Agency and Claims positions. After an eight-year move to working in agriculture, she rejoined The Co-operators in 2018 to resume protecting community members through Farm, Auto, and Home insurance. She shares a passion for farming with her husband through their multi-generation seed business. She is actively involved in community as a member of the Mississippi Mills Agricultural Committee, Pakenham Fair, and Lanark County Federation of Agriculture. She spends as much time as possible outdoors and has a love for personal fitness and preserving the spoils of their garden for yearlong enjoyment.

Brenda started with The Co-operators in 2002 and spent eight years in Agency and Claims positions. After an eight-year move to working in agriculture, she rejoined The Co-operators in 2018 to resume protecting community members through Farm, Auto, and Home insurance. She shares a passion for farming with her husband through their multi-generation seed business. She is actively involved in community as a member of the Mississippi Mills Agricultural Committee, Pakenham Fair, and Lanark County Federation of Agriculture. She spends as much time as possible outdoors and has a love for personal fitness and preserving the spoils of their garden for yearlong enjoyment.

Peter Brennan

Peter Brennan

Associate Financial Advisor
Almonte, Carleton Place

Peter has been with The Co-operators since 2005 and his focus is providing coverage for Home, Business, Group, Life, Critical Illness, Disability, and Investments. He is also pursuing his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. Before joining the insurance industry, he served as a maintenance supervisor in a long-term care facility and worked as a chef. He enthusiastically says, “I like my job because I enjoy dealing with people and love the sales side of the business.” His hobbies include fishing, boating, gardening, and baseball. Born and raised in Almonte, he has lived in Carleton Place since 2004. He and his wife, Kate, have been married since 2007 and they have two young children.

Peter has been with The Co-operators since 2005 and his focus is providing coverage for Home, Business, Group, Life, Critical Illness, Disability, and Investments. He is also pursuing his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. Before joining the insurance industry, he served as a maintenance supervisor in a long-term care facility and worked as a chef. He enthusiastically says, “I like my job because I enjoy dealing with people and love the sales side of the business.” His hobbies include fishing, boating, gardening, and baseball. Born and raised in Almonte, he has lived in Carleton Place since 2004. He and his wife, Kate, have been married since 2007 and they have two young children.

Alasdair Jones

Alasdair Jones

Associate Financial Advisor
Almonte, Carleton Place

Alasdair began working with The Co-operators in June 2004. He says, “I knew that working in this industry was right for me.” After joining the firm, he achieved his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation through the Insurance Institute of Canada in April 2007. He is also pursuing his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. His focus is providing coverage for Home, Auto, Business, Farm, Life, Critical Illness, Disability and Investments. Born and raised in Almonte, he still lives in the community and enjoys spending precious time with his family.

Alasdair began working with The Co-operators in June 2004. He says, “I knew that working in this industry was right for me.” After joining the firm, he achieved his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation through the Insurance Institute of Canada in April 2007. He is also pursuing his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. His focus is providing coverage for Home, Auto, Business, Farm, Life, Critical Illness, Disability and Investments. Born and raised in Almonte, he still lives in the community and enjoys spending precious time with his family.

Kristy Young

Kristy Young

Associate Insurance Advisor
Almonte, Carleton Place
Angie Ford

Angie Ford

Associate Insurance Advisor
Almonte
Callie Helgason

Callie Helgason

Client Contact Representative
Almonte
Kathryn Windsor

Kathryn Windsor

Associate Financial Advisor
Almonte, Carleton Place

Kathryn’s tenure with The Co-operators started in 2010 and she has also worked in the insurance industry as both a broker and an agent for over 20 years. This diversity allows her to assist clients in understanding their insurance options with a more in-depth view. Community service has always been important to her, and in addition to various volunteering roles, she was a community leader with MADD for several years. After over 35 years of marriage, along with three children who are on their own, she and her husband now keep busy with their miniature Yorkie. Her favourite hobbies are travelling, dancing, and watching movies.

Kathryn’s tenure with The Co-operators started in 2010 and she has also worked in the insurance industry as both a broker and an agent for over 20 years. This diversity allows her to assist clients in understanding their insurance options with a more in-depth view. Community service has always been important to her, and in addition to various volunteering roles, she was a community leader with MADD for several years. After over 35 years of marriage, along with three children who are on their own, she and her husband now keep busy with their miniature Yorkie. Her favourite hobbies are travelling, dancing, and watching movies.

Jennifer Steiger

Jennifer Steiger

Associate Insurance Advisor I
Carleton Place