Our Team

Stratford

Alesia is one of our Administrative Assistants in our personal lines department.  She has been with Orr Insurance & Investment since 2016.  Alesia and Husband Roger have 2 children Benjamin and Nicholas, and in her spare time she enjoys camping, scrapbooking and spending time with her family.  She is also an active member on parent council at her childrens school.

Angie is one of our Administrative Assistants.  She has been with Orr Insurance & Investment since 2012.  Angie and husband Matt have 3 children, Ashley, Aliyah and Austin.  In her spare time Angie enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her family and friends.  Angie also enjoys volunteering with the House of Blessing and the United Way.

Betty Anne is one of our Administrative Assistants in our personal lines department. She has been in the industry since 1981, joining Orr Insurance & Investment in 2003.   She enjoys sports, aerobic classes and knitting.  Betty Anne is a volunteer canvasser for Heart and Stroke, Arthritis and March of Dimes.

Billie Jo is one of our Personal Account Managers in our personal lines department.  She has been in the industry since 2003 and joined Orr Insurance & Investment  in 2016.  Her area of expertise is property, auto and recreational vehicle/property insurance.  In Billie Jo’s spare time, she enjoys watching hockey, listening to music, reading and camping.  She is also involved with New Hamburg minor hockey.

Brandon is one of our Account Executives, joining the Orr Insurance & Investment team in 2013, he is a graduate of the Business Insurance Program at Fanshawe College.  He is also currently working towards the completion of his CIP designation.  Brandon is the Vice President of St. Marys men’s slo-pitch league and is involved with St. Marys minor hockey.

Brian is one of our Certified Financial Planners in our financial department.  He has been in the industry since 1985, joining the Orr Insurance & investment team in 1987. Brian’s area of expertise is investments and estate planning.    Brian enjoys spending time with his family: wife Debra and 4 children Lynann, Natasha, Brittany and Travis.  Brian’s spare time finds himself traveling, cooking and enjoys photography.  Brian has served on the board of the Rotary Club of Festival City since 2010 and was past president of Habitat for Humanity Stratford Perth

Chris is one of our Benefit Consultants in our financial department.  He holds an Associate of Arts and a  BA in Communication from William Penn University in Iowa.   Chris joined Orr Insurance in 2017 and specializes in employee benefits, life insurance and disability insurance. Chris enjoys spending time with Family, his wife Melissa, parents Jim and Lynn and sister Amanda.  In his spare time Chris enjoys video editing, sports, watching  tv and movies.  In his past spare time Chris was an active member of the Rotaract Club of Stratford for 3 years and now volunteers with Stratford Minor Baseball.  

Cindy is one of our Account Executives and has worked at Orr Insurance & Investment since 1987.  Her area of expertise includes auto, home, motorcycle, snowmobile and ATV insurance.  She has 2 married children and 2 grandchildren.  Cindy enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, traveling and she volunteers with the Ontario SPCA.

Danny is one of our Account Executives and has worked at Orr Insurance & Investment since 1975.   He is married to Mary  and together they have 4 girls: Carrie-Anne, Tracy, Kelly, and Janelle.  They also have 2 beautiful grandchildren Maya and Jack.  Danny enjoys OHL hockey, going for walks and riding his bike.  Danny volunteers every year with the Create a Smile Charity for St. Mary’s Community Living and with Children’s Cancer Charity.

Erin has been at Orr Insurance & Investment since 2013. She has been in the industry since 2006 and has received her Bachelor of Business Studies from the University of Windsor and a Business Administration Accounting Diploma from Conestoga College.  Erin and husband Paul have two children Will and Clare.

Jacques is our Controller; he has worked at Orr Insurance & Investment since 2003. His area of expertise is management, accounting and information technology.  Jacques and wife Jen have two children Ben and Abbie.  In his spare time Jacques enjoys golf, hockey, curling and volunteering.  Jacques is the Past Treasurer for the Gallery Stratford, a Board member of Stratford Rotary Hockey, Stratford Fencing Club, and the Treasurer for Stratford Optimist Basketball Assoc.  Jacques is also a coach for Rotary Hockey, Stratford Aces and Hoops for Fun.

Jane is one of our Administrative Assistants in our personal lines department.  She holds a BSC Degree and has been in the industry since 1992, joining the Orr Insurance & Investment team in 2010.  Jane enjoys spending time with her husband Rick and their 2 daughters Sydney and Kaylee.  She also enjoys reading, shopping and home shows.  Jane often volunteers her time helping at the Food Bank, Emily Murphy Centre and at her daughters’ school.

Janelle is one of our Personal Account Assistants in our personal lines department; she has been in the industry since 2008 and has been with Orr Insurance & Investment since 2012.  Janelle enjoys volunteering with the Create a Smile foundation (co-founded), Toss ‘Em Up for Childhood Cancer in support of the Sears National Kids Canada Ride. She is a board member & chair of fundraising for the Sebringville Athletic Association. Janelle also enjoys spending time with family and friends, event planning, playing volleyball, scrap booking and home decorating.

Janice is one of our Commercial Account Managers; she has a Business Administration Degree and is also working towards her CRM certification.  She has been in the industry since 1989 and has been with Orr Insurance& Investment since 1993.  Her area of expertise is commercial insurance.  Janice is married to husband Lorne and has 2 children Nick and Ashley.  In her spare time she enjoys painting and going to her trailer.  Janice has been a Habitat for Humanity board member since 2007 and volunteers with minor baseball.

Owner / Account Executive
Owner / Account Executive

Jeff is Owner/Account Executive of Orr Insurance & Investment, and has been in the industry since 1987.  He specializes in commercial, personal property and auto insurance.  Jeff enjoys spending time with wife Sue and their two children Greg and Nicole.  Jeff has served on many community boards including past chair of Stratford Optimist Club, Stratford District Chamber of Commerce, Stratford Basketball Association, and Stratford Minor Hockey/Sports and was the Fundraising Co-Chair for the Stratford Rotary Complex.  Jeff is currently a board member with the Stratford Economic Development Committee and Vice Chair of the Stratford Public Library.

Jim is a Benefits Consultant in our financial department.  He holds a BA from Wilfred Laurier University, and has been in the industry since 1984, joining Orr Insurance & Investment in 1999. In that time Jim has acquired expertise in employee benefits, life insurance and disability insurance.  Jim enjoys spending time with his family:  wife Lynn, son Chris and daughter Amanda.  In his spare time Jim enjoys golf, traveling and watching his children’s sports.  Jim also enjoys volunteering with Stratford Minor Baseball. 

Personal Account Assistant
Personal Account Assistant

Joanne is one of our Receptionists and a Personal Account Assistant in our personal lines department; she has worked at Orr Insurance & Investment since 2006.  Her area of expertise includes customer service, organizing and planning.  Joanne is married to Dave and has 2 daughters Nicole and Rachel. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.   Joanne serves on her daughters’ school committee and volunteers at the Orr Heartburn Day and Homeshow.

Kari is one of our Personal Account Managers in our personal lines department.  She has been in the industry since 2002 and has been with  Orr Insurance & Investment since 2016.  Her area of expertise is home and auto insurance.  Kari is married with a daughter and in her spare time she enjoys, gardening, reading, travelling and watching movies.

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Katrina is one of our Commercial Account Assistants in our commercial lines department.  She has been in the industry and with Orr Insurance & Investment since 2015 when she obtained her RIBO designation.  Katrina also holds a BSc from Trent University.  She is married with 2 boys Austin and Reid.  In her spare time, Katrina enjoys soccer, volleyball and running.

Certified Financial Planner Agricultural Farm Advisor
Certified Financial Planner Agricultural Farm Advisor

Liz is one of our Certified Financial Planners in our financial department; she is also a Certified Agricultural Farm Advisor. Her area of expertise is financial planning, farm and business succession planning as well as investment and life insurance.  She has been employed with Orr Insurance & Investment since 1998.  Liz enjoys spending time with her family: Husband Dennis, 3 children: Dale, David and Stephanie and her 6 grandchildren: Delsin, Cypris, Silas, Christine, Drayden and Colten.  Also in her spare time Liz volunteers with the Zonta Club (past president) and enjoys traveling and attending car shows.

 

Margaret is one of our Commercial Account Managers; she has worked in the industry since 1983, joining the Orr Insurance & Investment team in 2003.

Maxine is one of our Administrative Assistants.  She has her RIBO designation and has been in the customer service industry since 1990 and at Orr Insurance since 2000.  She has held many positions here but her main passion is customer service and talking to clients.  Maxine and husband Gord have 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters.  Her hobbies include travelling, walking, swimming, camping and reading.

Mike is the Administrative Assistants in our financial department.  He acquired his General Business Diploma and has been in the industry since 1996, joining the Orr Insurance & Investment team in 1999. 

Rick is Owner/Account Executive at Orr Insurance & Investment.  He has been in the industry since 1990, joining the Orr Insurance & Investment team in 1992.  His areas of expertise include personal and commercial insurance.    Rick is married and enjoys spending time with wife Jane, and daughters Sydney & Kaylee.  He enjoys skiing and anything involving being on the water.  Rick is the past president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario, and now serves as a Board member of the Hospital Foundation and HPHA local Advisory Committee. Rick is also Chair of the Stratford Board of Park Management and serves as a member of the Rotary Club of Stratford.

Sandra is one of our Personal Account Managers in our personal lines department.  Her area of expertise includes home, auto, motorcycle, trailer and recreational vehicle insurance.  Sandra has been in the industry since 2003  – all of which she has spent at Orr Insurance & Investment.  Sandra is married with 2 boys and enjoys walking, badminton and yoga.

Sandy works in our accounting department.  She is a Certified Bookkeeper and also holds a Diploma in Business Management.  She has 3 children, 3 grandchildren and a dog and enjoys family camping as well as riding her motorcycle.  She volunteers with Ride for Sight as well as Autism Ontario.

Terry is one of our  Account Executives. He has been in the industry since 2008 and joined the Orr Insurance & Investment team in 2014.  He holds a Marketing diploma from Fanshawe College. In his spare time Terry enjoys sports including golf, baseball and hockey.

Tom is one of our Account Executives.  He has been in the industry since 1956 when the brokerage moved to its current location on Cobourg St.   Tom is heavily involved in the community, he is a past chair of the Stratford Festival, a current board member of the Library Foundation and a nominating committee member of The Community Foundation.  Tom has been married to Connie for a thousand years and together they have 3 children Nancy, Jeff and Rick who are the current owners of Orr Insurance & Investment.

Trish is the Human Resources Manager at Orr Insurance & Investment, joining the team in 2014.  She is a CHRP and has been in the industry since 1999. She obtained her BA from the University of Toronto and her certificate of HR Management from Sheridan College.  Tricia’s area of expertise is HR and conflict resolution.  She is married with 6 children and enjoys yoga, volleyball, softball and being a hockey and soccer mom.

Tyler is one of our Certified Financial Planners in our financial department with special interest in investments and financial planning.  Tyler received his BA from Lake Forest College, and has been in the industry since 2007, joining the Orr Insurance & Investment team in 2010. Tyler has his CFP designation. Tyler enjoys spending time with family, his wife Courtney, daughter Avery and son Cameron.  In his spare time he enjoys cooking and sports.  Tyler is currently the Vice-President of the Rotary Club of Festival City, joining the club in 2011 and Convenor of Rotary Hockey

Blyth

Commercial Account Assistant
Commercial Account Assistant

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Barb is one of our Personal Account Managers  in our personal lines department.  She has been in the industry since 1978.  In her spare time Barb enjoys gardening and reading.  Barb also volunteers with the Samaritans Purse Shoe Box Campaign and is a member of the Westfield Fellowship Hour.

Janice is one of our Administrative Assistants.  She holds a Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma and has been in the insurance industry  since 2010.  Janice is married to Chris and they have 5 children – Brett, Logan, Kurtis, Alyssa and Phillip.  In her spare time she enjoys watching her kids play baseball and hockey, playing slo-pitch, darts and cards.  She also enjoys walking, roller blading, jogging and helping coach her kids baseball teams.

Paul is one of our Account Executives.  He is a graduate of Fanshawe College for Business Insurance.  Paul has been in the industry since 1994 and with Orr Insurance & Investment since 2014.  He specializes in farm, commercial, property and auto insurance.   In his spare time Paul enjoys baseball, snowmobiling, atving, and any other outdoor activity.  Paul is an active member of The Kinsmen and The Knights of Columbus and sits on the board for The Columbus Centre and the St. Michaels Cemetary.

Ruth-Ann Marie Kirkby is one of our Personal Account Managers in our personal lines department.  She has been in the industry since 2009 and has been with Orr Insurance & Investment since 2010.  Ruth-Ann obtained a certificate in customer service fundamental-insurance and a Diploma in business – Insurance from Fanshawe College.  She is also currently working towards her advanced CIP and CPIB.  In her spare time Ruth Ann enjoys music, dancing, reading, tarot and knitting.  In her community, Ruth Ann is a food co-ordinator for the Huron Pioneer Thresher & Hobby Association.

Linwood

Jocey is one of our Personal Account Managers in our personal lines department.  She has been in the industry since 2003.  

Personal Account Assistant
Personal Account Assistant

Tim is one of our  Administrative Assistants.  He has been with Orr Insurance since 2016.  Tims area of expertise is Agriculture and he holds a BA in History from Wilfred Laurier.  Tim grew up on a dairy farm and has 3 siblings. In his spare time he plays fastball for the Elmira 37’s.  Tim also coaches an all star  fastball team in Arthur and helps minor hockey goalies as well.

Goderich

Dot is one of our Administrative Assistants.  She has over 30 years of experience and has been with Orr Insurance & Investment since 2015.  Her area of expertise is office administration and management.  Dot and husband Paul have 3 girls and are first time grandparents.  In her spare time Dot enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with family and friends.  Dot is looking very forward to spending lots of time with her new granddaughter.

Elizabeth is one of our Administrators, and has been in the industry since 1987.  Elizabeth’s  area of expertise is customer service and she enjoys answering the phones.  She has 2 sons, Taylor and Landon, a dog Bentley and a cat Porsche.  In her spare time she enjoys swimming, playing darts, cards and bocce ball as well as cooking.  In college Elizabeth studied music and now plays the trumpet in the Goderich Laketown Band.

Personal Account Assistant
Personal Account Assistant

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Kelly is one of our Commercial Account Managers.  She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Conestoga College and has been in the insurance industry since 1988.  Her area of expertise is commercial and farm insurance.   Kelly and husband Darren have a daughter and 2 sons.  In her spare time, Kelly enjoys watching her children in their extra curricular activities, theatre and sports.  Kelly is also a baseball coach and assistant stage manager for a local theatre production and a parent council member for her children’s school.

Travis is one of our Personal Account Managers, and has been in the industry since 2010.  He is a graduate of Fanshawe College and is currently working towards his CIP designation.  Travis was born and raised in Goderich and enjoys hockey and traveling. Travis is a member of the Kinsmen Club Goderich. In his spare time Travis also coaches minor sports.

Seaforth

Amanda is one of our Personal Account Assistants  in our personal lines department.  She has been in the industry since 2009.  Amandas specialty is home and auto insurance.  Amanda and husband Greg have 2 children, Savanah and Tristan.  In her spare time she enjoys camping, figure skating, hockey and spending time with family and friends.  Amanda  is also the President of the Clinton Figure Skating Club and also volunteers at the Bill Phillips competition every year.

Kim is one of our personal account managers in our personal lines department.  She has been in the industry since 2013 and with Orr Insurance since 2016.  She holds a Child and Youth Worker degree and is married with 2 children.   In her spare time she enjoys playing slow pitch and is busy with her childrens hockey and soccer schedules.  Kim is the past president of the Clinton Co-operative Childcare Centre and is also a Sunday school teacher.

Nicole is one of our Personal Account Managers.  She has been in the industry since 2010 and specializes in home, auto, trailer and motorcycle insurance.  Nicole and husband Ron have 3 children, Ashley, Brett and Allison.  In her spare time Nicole enjoys camping and watching her children play hockey and baseball.  She also loves to help on her family farm.

Randy is one of our Account Executives.  He holds an Insurance Diploma from Mohawk College and has been in the industry since 1991.  Randy’s area of expertise is commercial and farm insurance.  Randy and wife Kim have a daughter Jillian and a son Joshua.  Randy enjoys volunteering and coaching hockey and soccer as well as golfing in his spare time.

Brussels

Becky is one of our  Account Executives.  She received her Insurance Diploma form Mohawk College and has been in the industry since 1997.  Becky has been with Orr Insurance & Investment since 2014 and specializes in personal home and auto insurance.  Becky is married with 3 children, 2 boys and a girl.  She enjoys working in our Brussels office as it is close to home and where she grew up.  In her spare time Becky enjoys coaching and watching her children’s sports, horseback riding and spending time with family and friends.  In her community Becky is involved with Elma Minor Ball, Central Perth Minor Hockey and helps with the Monkton Lions Club.

Corrie Sholdice is one of our Administrators and has been in the industry since 2003 when she started part time answering phones. She has been part of the team ever since.  Corrie holds an OSSD and Health Care Aide certification. Corrie and husband Doug have 4 children and in her spare time she enjoys gardening, hiking, decorating and working on the farm.  Corrie is also a proud hockey Mom.

Doug is one of our Account Executives.  He is a graduate of FE Madill Secondary School and has been in the insurance industry since 1984.  His area of expertise is farm and commercial insurance.  Doug has been married to Corrie for over 25 years and together they have 3 girls, Alix, Jordan, and Meagan and a boy Ryan.  Doug enjoys hunting, fishing and farming.  In his community, Doug has been a volunteer firefighter for over 35 years.  He also sits on the Brussels Cemetary Board and is also an active member of the Brussels PUC Trust.

Marlene is one of our Administrative Assistants.  She has been in the industry  since 1996.  She has a farm with her husband of over 40 years, 4 children and 7 grandchildren.  Marlene enjoys gardening, walking, decorationg and reading.  She also enjoys spending time with family, friends and helping with her grandchildren.

Michelle McNichol is one of our Personal Account Managers in our personal lines department.  She has been in the industry since 1991 and with Orr Insurance & Investment  since 1992.  Her area of expertise is personal lines home and auto as well as farm auto and property.  Michelle and husband Ron have 3 children, Lauren, Matt and MacKenzie.  In her spare time, Michelle enjoys playing hockey, baseball and golf and also watching her children play sports.  Michelle is also a member of the Blyth Brussels Minor Hockey Association.