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Richard Costello

Richard Costello CIP

Registered Insurance Broker
Owner/President/Commercial Insurance Specialist
(705) 435-3891 ext. 231

In addition to being the president of Doner-Horsley, Rick is the commercial accounts specialist. With over 30 years of insurance experience. Rick has extensive knowledge of the products that insurance companies have to offer. Rick will customize policies for contractors, building owners, farmers, manufacturers and retailers. Doner-Horsley can also provide professional liability such as Errors and Omissions and Directors and Officers Insurance.

Rick is married to Kim and they have four children and five grandchildren. In his spare time Rick enjoys fishing, golf and hockey. Rick is also involved with his local church.

Blaire Hadwen

Blaire Hadwen CAIB

Registered Insurance Broker
Owner/Vice President/Office Manager
(705) 435-3891 ext. 225

Blaire is a life-long resident of the area, a graduate of Seneca College and holds the position of Vice President of Doner-Horsley. Blaire is a Registered Insurance Broker with her Accredited Insurance Brokers Certification (CAIB) with over 15 years of insurance experience. Blaire is a very familiar face to most of the locals as she alongside her husband Laurie, purchased and ran LB Petroleum and Convenience Store on Hwy 89 for 15 years which was previously run by Blaire’s family for 22 years.

Blaire’s direction, confidence and organizational skills ensure that all of our clients and staff are treated with the utmost respect, efficiency and professionalism. In Blaire’s limited spare time, she and her husband Laurie enjoy spending time with their two sons and daughter-in-law, Dale, Sarah and Dan, travelling, sports and entertaining.

Laurie Hadwen

Laurie Hadwen

Registered Insurance Broker
(705) 435-3891 ext. 222

Laurie is a long-time resident of the area, experienced business owner and farmer. Laurie received the highest mark in his Registered Insurance Brokers class of 2011 and honored by his peers for his academic excellence. Laurie is a licensed Registered Insurance Broker and with his extensive and varying background in business, his attention to detail and his desire to treat each client as he would expect to be treated himself assures us that you will find him a pleasure to deal with and a broker you will gladly refer to all your friends and colleagues.

Colin Thain

Colin A. Thain

Registered Insurance Broker
Commercial Lines Specialist
(905) 729-2129

Colin has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years. His experience includes positions as an Independent Property Adjuster, Property & Casualty Niche program creator and administrator, Consultant/Program director for the wholesale insurance industry and founder/co-owner of two insurance brokerages.

Colin is a business/commercial insurance specialist and will prepare a detailed coverage summary of options whether you are just starting a new business or have an established existing business.

He works from the Doner-Horsley office in Beeton along with his wife and business partner Jo-Anne. Together they can manage all the insurance needs for their clients.

In his spare time Colin enjoys golf, ATVing, cycling and is an avid classic car enthusiast.

Tamina Shiels

Registered Insurance Broker
Commercial Account Manager
(705) 435-3891 ext. 302

With over 20 years experience in the insurance industry, I have been selling policies to fit a variety of individual client needs with an emphasis on long-term relationship building as well as excellent customer service. I am well known for being committed and focused on providing the best possible solutions for my clients. Prior to joining Doner-Horsley, I worked with a variety of clients in the GTA. I am a Registered Insurance Broker of Ontario (RIBO).

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family & friends at home in Mono, Ontario or relaxing at my cottage in Parry Sound. I am married to my high-school sweetheart, Kevin for over 20 years and we have 3 beautiful children together. I recently added two German Short-Haired Pointer puppies to our family. I am an advocate for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and for the Sick Kids Hospital.

Brenda Giroux

Registered Insurance Broker
Personal/Commercial Insurance Specialist
(705) 435-3891 ext. 227 or (647) 524-5031

Brenda is a Registered Insurance Broker and has specialized in the home, auto and commercial insurance for over 20 years. Brenda has tailored insurance policies for clients in Windsor, North Bay and many cities in between. She invites all those with home, auto, farm and business insurance needs to contact her where she will do a free review of your current policy and provide you with an alternate quote in a timely manner.

Brenda lives in Tottenham with her husband, daughter and her two dogs. In her spare time you will find her somehow involved with horses as she rides, trains, coaches and shows.

Jo-Anne McGee Thain

Registered Insurance Broker
Personal Lines Sales & Service Broker
(905) 729-2129

Jo-Anne has been a licensed broker for over 30 years. Most of those years have been as a co-owner of two insurance brokerages, where her duties involved all aspects of the daily business operations and client services. She joined the Doner-Horsley team in 2010, her experience and knowledge is a welcomed asset to the team.

Jo-Anne looks after her client portfolio form the Doner-Horsley office in Beeton. She enjoys the challenges of the industry, and has a refreshing approach finding solutions for her clients.

Jo-Anne is a personal lines insurance specialist (Home & Auto) with a vast knowledge of markets and coverage’s. She has built a loyal client following and encourages anyone interested in obtaining a quote to call her.

In her spare time Jo-Anne enjoys gardening, ATVing, cycling, golf and of course entertaining and spending time with her family and friends.

Jade Lauria

Registered Insurance Broker
Personal Lines Service Broker
(705) 435-3891 ext. 230

We are pleased to introduce to you Jade Lauria who has recently joined the Doner-Horsley team.

Jade brings with her over five years of experience in the insurance industry. In addition to being a RIBO registered insurance broker she also has her “Other Than Life License” along with her Accident and Sickness license.

Jade is a confident and intuitive young woman who specializes in Personal Lines insurance. She takes great care in providing sound advise and guidance to her clients in order for them to make good decisions on the insurance products available. She prides herself on providing exceptional client service.

Jade is constantly expanding her product knowledge in order to better serve her clients. We are very proud and privileged to have Jade as a part of our Doner-Horsley staff.

During her leisure time she enjoys painting and is known to always have a good book in hand.

We encourage you to call Jade for any of your insurance needs.

Janet St. Clair

Registered Insurance Broker
Personal Lines Service Broker
(705) 435-3891 ext. 229

Janet has lived in Alliston since 1983 and has been part of the Doner-Horsley team for over 25 years. Janet’s charming personality and knowledge of the automobile and home insurance products allows her to provide professional guidance to all of her clients. Janet is a Registered Insurance Broker and she is working towards her CAIB designation. You would be doing yourself a favour by having Janet review your insurance needs.

Chris Tesseris

Registered Insurance Broker
Personal Lines Service Broker
Restaurant Specialist
(705) 435-3891 ext. 226

Chris joined our team in early 2011. Chris attended Georgian College where he successfully completed a Business Administration Course followed by working numerous years in the local family business. Chris is a Registered Insurance Broker who understands the intricacies of the automobile and home policies. As such he is able to explain and educate his clients about these two important and misunderstood products. His prompt and courteous service, warm smile and genuine desire to secure the best coverage and pricing for his new clients will surely have you referring him to your friends and family.

In his spare time Chris enjoys cycling, soccer and sports in general.

Gisella Abbinante

Registered Insurance Broker
Personal/Commercial Lines Service Broker
(705) 435-3891 ext. 227

Gisella is a Registered Insurance Broker with a focus on Commercial Lines. She has brought with her over 4 years of detailed account and technical servicing, and over 15 years of commercial surety knowledge and experience. With a smile and bright outlook, she looks forward to learning and growing her career in the insurance industry.

Gisella is a Tottenham resident, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters. She enjoys long walks, traveling, entertaining and baking for her family and friends.

Daniela Phillips

Registered Insurance Broker
Personal/Commercial Lines Service Broker
(705) 435-3891 ext. 257

The newest addition to the Doner-Horsley team, Daniela is a Registered Insurance Broker with a strong focus on commercial lines. She has brought with her over 7 years of highly detailed technical servicing and marketing of all types of new business – there are so many interesting operations out there! Always with a bright outlook, she looks forward to learning and growing her career in the insurance industry.

Daniela is a nature lover, an animal lover, a food lover… Her and her husband (3 fur-babies) escaped the city life and are now Tottenham residents – and loving it.

Dan Cole

Registered Insurance Broker
(705) 558-2309

Dan is a Registered Insurance Broker and was born and raised in Toronto before moving to Halton Hills where he lived for 10 years. He currently resides in Muskoka where he has lived the past 20 years.

Dan has been in the insurance industry for 23 years. He owned his own brokerage for 13 years and now works from home and travels all of Ontario taking care of all his clients insurance needs. Dan looks after home, auto, business but he especially enjoys looking after farms. He specializes in equestrian farms and would welcome all inquiries regarding this class of business.

Prior to joining Doner-Horsley he worked for Cornerstone Insurance Brokers and Brokerlink Insurance in Barrie where he looked after their farm accounts.

Dan has four grown children with two granddaughters.

Dan was the first recipient of the Maggie Ringling award given by the YWCA and is currently on the finance committee for the Muskoka Legion.

Dan is a professional broker who will always look after his customer insurance needs. You will not go wrong by talking to Dan.

Susan M. Prince CAIB

Registered Insurance Broker
Personal/Commercial/Farm Insurance Specialist
(705)435-3891 ext 232

Susan is a Registered Insurance Broker with her Canadian Accredited Insurance Brokers Certification (CAIB), and, more than 30 years experience to draw on. Susan’s detailed approach to the insurance industry will ensure that all your questions are answered and that each client is confident in the insurance policy offered to them. Susan enjoys finding solutions for difficult insurance situations, and thrives on making the insurance experience informative but simple.

Susan enjoys spending time with family and friends and travelling both locally and abroad. Susan can often be found at many of the festivals all over Ontario.

Lynne Gould/Catherine Hunter

(705) 435-3891

If you have to call or by chance you have to come to our office, we are certain that Lynne and Catherine’s sunny attitude and glowing smiles will make you feel welcome.