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Alliston Office

Tamina Shiels

Principal Broker
Operations and Commercial Account Manager
O: 705.435.3891 ext. 302
C: 705.493.3891

Tamina joins the Doner Horsley team with over 22 years experience as a Licensed Broker within the Property & Casualty Industry. She has always worked on the Broker level, keeping her focus within the area of Business & Farm Insurance Products. Her portfolio of clients range from Start-up Business Ventures to Multi-Million dollar Construction Firms to Farms. She is able to provide her clients with expert advice, product knowledge and obtain the coverage that will best suit their needs. Her dedication to her clients needs allows her to provide superior customer service. Most recently, Tamina has been promoted to the position of Operations Manager for Doner-Horsley.

In her spare time, Tamina enjoys relaxing at home in Adjala with her two dogs, gardening or spending time with her husband and three children.

Chris Tesseris

Registered Insurance Broker
Personal Lines Service Broker
Restaurant Specialist
O: 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.

Daniela Phillips

Registered Insurance Broker
Personal/Commercial Lines Service Broker
O: 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.

Gisella Abbinante

Registered Insurance Broker
Personal/Commercial Lines Service Broker
O: 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.

Jade Lauria

Registered Insurance Broker
Personal Lines Service Broker
O: 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
O: 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.

Susan M. Prince CAIB

Registered Insurance Broker II
Personal/Commercial/Farm Insurance Specialist
O: 705.435.3891 ext 232

Susan is a Registered Insurance Broker with her Canadian Accredited Insurance Brokers Certification (CAIB), and more than 35 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

Accounting and Administrative Assistant
O: 705.435.3891

Lynne has worked for Doner-Horsley for over 11 years. She started her career as the receptionist however her duties quickly expanded to such that she also assisted several Producers in some of their day to day activities. Most recently she has been promoted to Accounting and Administrative Assistant. Her multi-tasking capabilities along with her friendly smile make her a huge asset for the Doner-Horsley team.

Lynne has always stayed true to her roots in New Tec and continues to make it her home. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

Nicole Gismondi/Catherine Hunter

O: 705.435.3891

Beeton Office

Colin Thain

Colin A. Thain

Registered Insurance Broker
Commercial Lines Specialist
O: 705.435.3891

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.

Jo-Anne McGee Thain

Registered Insurance Broker
Personal Lines Sales & Service Broker
O: 705.435.3891

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.

Bracebridge Office

Dan Cole

Registered Insurance Broker
O: 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.

Tottenham Office

Brenda Giroux

Registered Insurance Broker
Personal/Commercial Insurance Specialist
O: 705.435.3891 ext. 227
C: 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 where she lives with her husband and beloved Standard Poodle. In her spare time you will find her involved in dog sports.

Blaire Hadwen Laurie Hadwen Rick Costello

The team at Doner-Horsley would like to congratulate Rick Costello, Blaire and Laurie Hadwen on their recent retirement. We thank them for their many years of dedicated service!