Our team

The insurance experts on our team take pride in helping you get the most out of your policies and financial plans. You can trust us to make sure you have the right coverage and investments to take care of the people and things you care about most. Get personalized service with one-on-one advice and clear answers to your insurance and investment questions. When you choose The Co-operators, you’re choosing a dedicated team that’s on your side, ready to help you make confident financial choices. Connect with us today!

Linda Nanias

Linda Nanias

Financial Advisor
Wainwright

With 20-plus years of experience, Linda sees the value in having the right insurance coverage and the effect it can have on families. Linda believes in a high level of client service and has a hands-on approach with all of her clients. Linda's open-door policy with her clients is comforting; she has a genuine interest in helping people with their futures and their families' futures.

Buffalo Agencies Ltd offers an array of insurance choices, including Auto, Home, Farm, Life, Business and Travel. Investments are also an option for clients. Insurance is not a physical product that you hold; it's an intangible product that protects you when needed most. Linda and her staff at Buffalo Agencies Ltd. are here for your peace of mind.

With 20-plus years of experience, Linda sees the value in having the right insurance coverage and the effect it can have on families. Linda believes in a high level of client service and has a hands-on approach with all of her clients. Linda's open-door policy with her clients is comforting; she has a genuine interest in helping people with their futures and their families' futures.

Buffalo Agencies Ltd offers an array of insurance choices, including Auto, Home, Farm, Life, Business and Travel. Investments are also an option for clients. Insurance is not a physical product that you hold; it's an intangible product that protects you when needed most. Linda and her staff at Buffalo Agencies Ltd. are here for your peace of mind.

Brenda Conkin

Brenda Conkin

Associate Insurance Advisor
Wainwright

A graduate with a Diploma in Business Administration - Management from Lakeland College, Brenda began her career representing The Co-operators in August, 1994. She is General Level 2 licensed for all personal lines of insurance, specializing in Farm and Business insurance. Brenda was the recipient of the 2013 BRAVO Award, the highest level of recognition awarded to our employees.

Brenda grew up on the family farm north of Edgerton, where she resides with her husband and daughter.

Volunteering in her community is something Brenda strongly believes in. Currently, she is chair of the Edgerton Public School Parent Council and Edgerton Public Library, is a board member for her local church and pastoral charge, and is a 25-year member of the Edgerton Royal Purple. She is always willing to lend a helping hand to the other organizations whenever needed.

A graduate with a Diploma in Business Administration - Management from Lakeland College, Brenda began her career representing The Co-operators in August, 1994. She is General Level 2 licensed for all personal lines of insurance, specializing in Farm and Business insurance. Brenda was the recipient of the 2013 BRAVO Award, the highest level of recognition awarded to our employees.

Brenda grew up on the family farm north of Edgerton, where she resides with her husband and daughter.

Volunteering in her community is something Brenda strongly believes in. Currently, she is chair of the Edgerton Public School Parent Council and Edgerton Public Library, is a board member for her local church and pastoral charge, and is a 25-year member of the Edgerton Royal Purple. She is always willing to lend a helping hand to the other organizations whenever needed.

Louise McLeod

Louise McLeod

Client Contact Representative
Wainwright

Louise is our concierge and first contact as you enter our office. She started with The Co-operators in October 2007 with a Secretarial Diploma from Saskatoon Business College, after owning and running her own business for the previous 13 years. With over 10 years in this office, Louise has built a strong relationship with our clients and recognizes the importance of teamwork in improving client relations and exceeding our client’s expectations.

As a recent empty nester, Louise and her husband enjoy traveling, camping, and working outside. She has also been involved in fundraising activities such as the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day bike ride through the mountains to support the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Louise is our concierge and first contact as you enter our office. She started with The Co-operators in October 2007 with a Secretarial Diploma from Saskatoon Business College, after owning and running her own business for the previous 13 years. With over 10 years in this office, Louise has built a strong relationship with our clients and recognizes the importance of teamwork in improving client relations and exceeding our client’s expectations.

As a recent empty nester, Louise and her husband enjoy traveling, camping, and working outside. She has also been involved in fundraising activities such as the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day bike ride through the mountains to support the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Hailey Weder-Futerko

Hailey Weder-Futerko

Client Contact Representative
Wainwright
Kayla Bethune

Kayla Bethune

Associate Financial Advisor
Wainwright

Kayla started with The Co-operators in January 2017 as an Associate Financial Advisor focusing on life insurance and wealth management , with a Business Administration diploma from Okanagan College. She had been working in the insurance and investments field for five years prior to starting at our office, and has since completed her General Level One licence to provide a more well-rounded service to our clients.

She grew up here in Wainwright, went to school in Edmonton and Kelowna, and spends her spare time playing and volunteering with the local roller derby league.

Kayla started with The Co-operators in January 2017 as an Associate Financial Advisor focusing on life insurance and wealth management , with a Business Administration diploma from Okanagan College. She had been working in the insurance and investments field for five years prior to starting at our office, and has since completed her General Level One licence to provide a more well-rounded service to our clients.

She grew up here in Wainwright, went to school in Edmonton and Kelowna, and spends her spare time playing and volunteering with the local roller derby league.

Yvonne Andersen

Yvonne Andersen

Associate Insurance Advisor
Wainwright

Yvonne got her General Licence in 2012 and has been continuously employed within the industry since. She recently decided to change roles and switched from Broker to an Associate Insurance Advisor with The Co-operators in November 2017. She has experience and knowledge with Home, Auto, Farm and Business insurance and she looks forward to building new and existing client relationships within our community.

She and her family enjoy travelling, camping and all types of outdoor activities during the summer and winter months. As a true rural Albertan born and raised, she grew up in the heart of the oil/gas and agricultural industries. Wainwright has been a very warm and welcoming community that she is very proud to now call home.

Yvonne got her General Licence in 2012 and has been continuously employed within the industry since. She recently decided to change roles and switched from Broker to an Associate Insurance Advisor with The Co-operators in November 2017. She has experience and knowledge with Home, Auto, Farm and Business insurance and she looks forward to building new and existing client relationships within our community.

She and her family enjoy travelling, camping and all types of outdoor activities during the summer and winter months. As a true rural Albertan born and raised, she grew up in the heart of the oil/gas and agricultural industries. Wainwright has been a very warm and welcoming community that she is very proud to now call home.