Dave Dale Insurance Staff

Personal Lines/Auto Insurance

Louise Popoff, General Insurance Agent Level II
Louise obtained her first insurance agent’s licence in 1979 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In 1986, upon moving to Grand Forks, she started with Dave Dale Insurance, where she has since worked handling Personal Lines insurance, ICBC and Motor Vehicle Branch transactions.

Sara Tomashewsky, Insurance Agent Level II
Sara joined our staff in December 2004 and has obtained her Insurance Agent’s Level II licence. She is also certified to handle ICBC and Motor Vehicle Branch transations, as well as personal lines.

Megan Visser, General Insurance Salesperson Level I
Megan began her career in the insurance industry in 2000, and obtained her General Insurance certification in 2001. She handles personal lines, auto insurance and motor vehicle branch inquiries.

Rhonda Miller, General Insurance Salesperson Level I
Rhonda began working for Dave Dale Insurance in November 2006. She has completed her General Insurance and ICBC Autoplan Essentials certification. She is also certified to handle Motor Vehicle Branch transations, as well as personal lines.

Brigitte Laudrum, General Insurance Salesperson Level I
Brigitte began working for Dave Dale Insurance in September 2010. She has her General Insurance and ICBC Autoplan Essentials Certification as well as her Motor Vehicle Branch certification.

Kristal Smith, General Insurance Agent Level 1
Kristal joined the Dave Dale team in September of 2014. She obtained her General Insurance license in the spring of 2015 and achieved her certification for ICBC Autoplan essentials along with Motor Vehicle Branch certification. Kristal has been involved with clients from our community since 2001.

Commercial Lines

Dan McNamara, General Nominee Level III, Life Agent Nominee Level II
In 1967, Dan began in the insurance industry as an agent for The Prudential Life Insurance Company. He became a General Insurance agent as well in 1969, working for Allstate Insurance until 1983 when he became a partner in his own independent brokerage. Dan has been a partner in Dave Dale Insurance since 1990, functioning as General Manager and specializing in handling Commercial Lines insurance.

John McNamara, General Insurance Agent Level II
John is the oldest son of Dan McNamara and has joined the Dave Dale office in January 2016. John has achieved his CAIB 1, 2, & 3 and is licensed for all lines of insurance. John had 25 years of experience in automotive manufacturing at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Inc in Cambridge Ontario. John was in shop floor management and his experience includes many years in workplace safety committees, risk assessment and mitigation, and project management. John will be working with Dan providing commercial insurance services as well as some personal lines insurance.

Joanne Visser, CAIB, General Insurance Agent Level II
Joanne began her insurance career in 1983 with Dave Dale Insurance. She moved away in 1985 but kept her insurance license active by working in various offices within BC. In 2008 Joanne moved back to Grand Forks, to be closer to her family. In 2010, she became employed at Dave Dale Insurance again. Joanne handles personal lines, some commercial lines and ICBC.

Financial Services

Rob Klassen
Robert has been protecting the lifestyles of Kootenay/Boundary residents with investment solutions since 1988, and insurance solutions since 1996. He brings to his role 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, including work with a chartered bank and a large mutual fund firm.