Marlene grew up on a farm west of Little Britain, working along with her Dad, Stewart Morrison, she learned to work and play hard and assisted him in the early years of development of the insurance business. Marlene has never stopped advocating for her clients. Having been married for nearly 40 years, Marlene and Ken have watched their three daughters grow into successful individuals all in their own right: Rachael, a teacher and PhD candidate, Jacquelyn, a Chiropractor, with a new clinic in Lindsay and Catherine, a CA, CPA. Marlene loves spending time with her family, and her four 'grand dogs' Elsa, Wilhelmina, Gus and Banjo. More often than not, you will find Wila in the Lindsay office following Marlene around like a perfect little protective shadow. Marlene enjoys theater, skiing, travelling, golf and good wine. An avid volunteer, Marlene believes in giving back to the communities we serve. Marlene has been on the board of the Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce for over 14 years; holding positions such as President & Past-Pres., Marlene used this platform to champion business in our communities and campaigns such as the Diversity Initiative to enhance economic growth and just simply make our communities safer and kinder. Other volunteer positions have included past Vice-Chair of KLHCI looking after doctor recruitment, Marlene sits on the founding committee to establish the Kawartha Lakes Community Foundation. Marlene is also active Rotarian, and sponsors over 40 community events each year.
Emily grew up in Little Britain, on beautiful Lake Scugog. Now residing in Lindsay with her husband Warren, their two incredible boys and one super friendly Golden Retriever, Bella, keep these busy parents on their toes. Outside of work, you likely find Emily cheering her boys on at the hockey arena, or carving out some fitness time at the local CrossFit Gym. If that were not enough, it is important to Emily to make time to volunteer within her community. As past President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation, and chair of the Dream Ball for the Kawartha Haliburton Children's Foundation, Emily is incredibly passionate in helping all children grow and thrive in the same community she has chosen to raise her own kids.
Carolyn leads an exciting life! Carolyn had been with Stewart Morrison Insurance since 2003. President of the Kawartha Lakes ATV Association, she is an avid technical rider and ATV safety instructor. She has traveled all over the US and Canada to experience different trail systems on her ATVs. Carolyn works out 5 days a week, and loves a good trail run. Though her passion for ATVs and working out runs deep, they pale in comparison to her love for her two boys: Devon and Walker.
John is excited to be a part of the Stewart Morrison Insurance team. He started working at SMI in 2018. Having been born and raised in Haliburton, John loves the active life filled with hockey, hunting, snowmobiling, ATVing, and swimming. Now that he has been inducted into the insurance world, we have John working on his golf swing! He and his beautiful fiance, Jacquelyn, love rural community living with their two sweet pups Gus and Wilhelmina.
Leanne grew up in Toronto and relocated to Lindsay in 2016. Leanne loves camping and going on outdoor adventures with her family and 3 dogs- a perfect fit for her new life in the Kawarthas. Leanne has an adorable spunky daughter that keeps her on her toes, and we love when she comes in to visit us. Leanne is also an avid cruise enthusiast - always looking for the next deal! Leanne has been with Stewart Morrison Insurance since September 2016 but has been in the insurance industry for over 10 years specializing in all personal lines.
Shane was born and raised in Lindsay; graduating from I.E Weldon Secondary School. After spending 4 years in the Canadian Forces (for that we thank him daily!), Shane attended Fanshawe College's Lawrence Kinlin School of Business, graduating from the insurance program in 2014. Shane has a passion for music and enjoys a healthy active lifestyle - a perfect match for living here in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes.
Susan was born in Scarborough, and over the years found herself moving closer and closer to the Kawarthas; finally settling in Lindsay in 2011. She has three children and two grandsons. Susan has 18+ years of experience in the insurance industry and has been with Stewart Morrison Insurance since 2012. Susan enjoys time with her family and two dogs at their trailer and snowmobiling in the winter.
Laurie moved to the Lindsay area in 2017, and is excited to explore all that the Kawarthas have to offer. Laurie joined SMI in 2017 and we are grateful for her infectious smile and caring personality. Laurie has a sweet senior rescue pup named Atticus, and an adorable puppy named Patches. Laurie loves to garden, read, and get out on the water with her SUP. In 2019, Laurie obtained her Certification in Digital Marketing from UofT - congrats Laurie!
Julie and her family live on a busy farm in Sunderland. She enjoys helping her husband, Randy, with the ongoing chores of keeping sheep, cattle, rabbits, llamas, cats and dogs. She takes great pride in sharing the accomplishments of her three grown children and their families. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, sewing, and crafting. Julie joined SMI in 2018, her expertise in finance, strategic planning, and human resources adds much to our management team!
Jennifer was born and raised in the Woodville area and enjoys interacting with our clients, and now works out of our Fenelon Falls office. Jennifer has been with Stewart Morrison Insurance since 2010. Outside of work, family is very important to Jennifer, who loves spending time up at their cottage and out on the water.
Carey was born and raised in Kawartha Lakes. Carey began her career with Palmer Insurance in 1980 and provided a seamless transition when SMI purchased this brokerage in 2013. Carey enjoys the outdoors, photography, crafting, cooking and spending quality time with friends and family. Her life motto is to enjoy every second of every bend in the road you travel and be thankful for all that you have.
Brittany was born and raised right here in the Kawartha Lakes. Growing up, Brittany spent most of her time out on the rink competitively figure skating, while attending Fenelon Falls Secondary School. In 2015 Brittany completed the Office Administrative certificate program at Georgian College, and in 2018 we were lucky enough to snatch her up! Outside of the office, Brittany loves to camp, practice yoga, shop.
Sherry grew up on a farm just west of Sunderland. Sherry has been married to her husband, Murray, for over 25 years and together they have three incredible children and one very busy dairy farm. Sherry joined the SMI team in 2018, and we are grateful for her gentle giving nature - always willing to help out wherever needed! Outside of work, you will find Sherry volunteering for community activities and events, or cheering on the local sports teams in the arena or ball diamond.
Alana joined the SMI team in 2019. She is an imaginative Graphic Designer talented in illustration, photography, video editing and layout design. Alana graduated with an Advanced Diploma from Durham College for Graphic Design. We are excited to have Alana to help create fresh ideas and ad campaigns in capturing a wider audience throughout all of Ontario! In her free time, she is a portrait photographer (people and dogs), designs greeting cards and custom invitations. Alana and her adorable Bichon Terrier, Bella calls Peterborough their home.