Island Savings

Our Business Insurance Experts

 

Whether you're starting or growing your business, we can tailor an insurance policy to best suit your needs, as we understand that every business is unique. Let our mobile business insurance team put the right coverage in place for your insurance needs.

 

Meet our Business Insurance Experts

 

Angela Ketch

Senior Commercial Insurance Advisor

Email: AKetch@islandsavings.ca
Phone: 250-737-2518
Toll free: 1-866-796-7608

Serving Mill Bay, Duncan Centre, Cowichan Commons, and Lake Cowichan communities

Originally from Shawinigan Lake, Angela is a long-time resident of Duncan. Angela was a salesperson at a local car dealership for ten years—a job which gave her the opportunity to meet and connect with many residents and build strong relationships with business owners throughout the island. She began her career as an automobile insurance agent at Island Savings’ Chemainus branch and worked her way up to her current role as Senior Commercial Insurance Advisor. One of her favourite parts of her job is watching members’ businesses grow and seeing their operations change and evolve. Angela believes that patience and outside-the-box thinking are integral to her success. She identifies each business’ unique risks and works with underwriters to get them the best possible coverage. When she is not working, Angela spends her time with her husband and two daughters.

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Ashley Bertsch, CAIB

Senior Advisor, Business Insurance

Email: ABertsch@islandsavings.ca
Phone: 250-386-6343
Toll free: 1-866-796-7608

Serving Victoria, Salt Spring and Pender Island communities

Ashley’s insurance career started in 2005 at Island Savings. Ashley moved to Alberta early in her career and returned to B.C. with a wealth of commercial insurance knowledge. Upon her return, she began her career with Island Savings in Victoria. Ashley is committed to protecting business owners from the devastation of a claim. She offers local businesses the simplicity of having all the services they need under the same roof. The part of her job she enjoys most is visiting businesses and spending time with the owners to hear about how their business came to be what it is today and loves seeing their passion for what they’ve built. Ashley gives back to the community by volunteering and sits on the board of directors for the Pacific Centre Family Services Association. Ashley’s two favourite words are “teamwork” and “inspiration”. She collaborates with her colleagues so all her members’ needs can be taken care of under one roof. Ashley is working on completing her next insurance designation and gaining as much industry knowledge as possible.

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Marnie Gray

Commercial Insurance Sales and Service Advisor

Email: MGray@islandsavings.ca
Phone: 250-722-7073
Toll free: 1-866-796-7608

Serving Chemainus, Ladysmith, Cedar, and North Woodgrove communities

Marnie was born and raised in Nanaimo, BC and has been part of Island Savings’ Cedar branch team since 2009. Marnie has owned and operated herself, so she thoroughly understands the needs of members. She takes pride in helping them protect what they’ve worked so hard to attain. She loves watching her members’ ideas flourish and excel. She finds great satisfaction in ensuring they’re protected when they need it most. She helps identify areas of concern, making sure they are properly insured so they can focus on their business and its success. Marnie enjoys the experience of working in a close-knit community. Outside of work, Marnie spends time with her husband and three kids. She spends as much time outdoors as her schedule allows, and particularly enjoys hiking, kayaking and camping.

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Heather Olson

Regional Manager, Commercial Insurance

Email: HOlson@islandsavings.ca
Phone: 250-746-2908
Toll free: 1-866-796-7608

Heather began her insurance career in 2005. Since then, she’s expertly navigated the always-changing and always-improving insurance industry while successfully working her way up to a management position. Heather takes a well-rounded approach to insurance, considering what each business needs to grow in the long term, what their staff needs and their perspective. Heather moved to the Cowichan Valley when she was five years old. She shares her love of the region with her husband and two children. Her family enjoys cruising the Gulf Islands by boat and hiking mountains. She also volunteers through Islands Savings community involvement. She sits on the board for the Cowichan Seniors Society Foundation and is the vice president of the CUISA (Credit Union Insurance Services) board.

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