Meet Our Team

Tony Silva

President

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Tony has been in the insurance industry for 30 years. After graduating from Queen’s University, Tony started his insurance career with Continental Canada. After serving 15 years on the company side, Tony became a broker in 2004 and joined Bunnell Hitchon in 2007 and is a managing partner of Bunnell Hitchon. Tony is an avid soccer player and fan He enjoys traveling with his family in his spare time.

Michael Moore

Executive Vice-President

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A graduate of the Mohawk College Insurance Program, Mike has specialized in Commercial Insurance for over 20 years including underwriting for two of the top insurance companies in Canada. Mike is a long time resident of Brant County and is actively involved in the community coaching Minor Baseball and Hockey. Mike's passions include being a Dad to Samantha and Will, snowmobiling and traveling with his family. If Mike could choose, his dream job would be a Professional Baseball Player.

Nancy Thompson

Sales & Operations Manager

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Nancy began her career as an Insurance Broker in 1986, obtained her CAIB designation in 1991 and her CIP designation in 1995. Experienced in both Personal and Commercial Lines sales and service, Nancy joined Bunnell Hitchon in 2015. In her spare time she enjoys time with family and friends, cycling, reading and cooking. In another life Nancy would have pursued a career in the court room.

Farrell Pelton

Account Executive - Commercial Lines

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Farrell began her insurance career in 2000 and joined Bunnell Hitchon in 2004. She obtained her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in 2010. Farrell spends much of her free time reading, gardening and on the baseball field. Her dream job, Owning a Nursery - the tree kind, not the kid kind!

Paul Atkins

Account Executive

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Paul is a graduate of Humber College Marketing Program. He joined Standard Life in 1981 the beginning of a life long insurance career. Paul became part of Main & Muldoon Insurance Brokers in 1986 and the Bunnel Team in 2016. An avid Hockey fan, Paul volunteers for the NBC Hockey League and continues to play as often as he can. He enjoys spending as much time as possible with his Grandchildren and if he wasn't working he would be helping them with their sports activities full time.

Dawn Tuplin

Account Executive - Personal & Commercial Lines

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Dawn entered the insurance industry in 2011 working as an Independent Adjuster before joining Bunnell Hitchon in 2018. She completed her Chartered Insurance Professional designation in 2015 and obtained her Life License in 2019. Dawn is a festival and fair junkie and also enjoys walking & cycling the local trails. Dawn's dream job - editor for major publishing company so I could spend my days reading novels and get paid to make books more enjoyable.

Carol Denney

Personal Lines - Account Manager

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Carol has been in the insurance industry since 1977 and joined Bunnell Hitchon as part of the Campbell Insurance team in 1996. She received her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in 2007. Carol is currently a Personal Lines Account Manager as well as our in-house IT. Carol enjoys cooking, gardening, RTVing around her farm, spending time with her husband,family and friends. When she grows up she wants to be...... Carol is still undecided!

Debbie Kitchen

Account Manager - Personal Lines

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Debbie joined Bunnell Hitchon Insurance in 2009, and has been a personal lines broker since 1999. An avid golfer, she spends most of her free time with her Grandson's and family when not on the course.

Fernie Ferreira

Personal Lines - Account Manager

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Fernie joined Bunnell Hitchon in October 2016 bringing over 25 years of experience to our team. She began her insurance career as a receptionist/filing clerk before becoming a broker. In her spare time Fernie enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs. Fernie's dream job - Owning a Pet Sanctuary for injured and abandoned animals.

Maria Bonaccorso

Personal Lines - Account Manager

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Maria began working in the insurance industry in 1981, obtaining Her RIBO license in 1982. Maria joined our Main & Muldoon office in 1996 and became part of the Bunnell Hitchon family in 2016. In her spare time you can find Maria in her garden, reading or crocheting and spending time with family and friends. Maria enjoys helping others so her dream job would have to revolve around people.

Ryan Tunks

Personal Lines - Account Manager

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Ryan joined Bunnell Hitchon Insurance in 2019, and has been a personal lines broker since 2017. In his spare time you can find Ryan at the drive in, weather permitting, strolling down the path of life along side his wife and their dog Peanut, spending time with family and he's always up for trying new foods. Ryan also enjoys playing video games and writing in his spare time. Ryan’s dream job would be a professional basketball player

Carol Terryberry

Account Manager - Commercial Lines

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After 25 years in the IT Services business, Carol began a new career in the Insurance industry. In 2013 she obtained her RIBO license and joined Bunnell Hitchon as a Commercial Account Manager. Carol enjoys reading and genealogy. In fact, if she could choose a dream job it would be as a Genealogist or an Archaeologist.

Brianna Arsenault

Account Manager - Commercial Lines

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Brianna comes to Bunnell Hitchon with office administration experience excited to begin her career in the Insurance Industry. She obtained her insurance license in the spring of 2019 and quickly moved to our commercial lines department. Bri spends her free time hiking, playing guitar and relaxing at home with her fiance and adorable puppy. Her dream job would be running a doggy daycare or belting out tunes on stage.

Inna Van Essen

Account Manager - Commercial Lines

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Inna has been a Commercial Insurance Broker since April 2014 upon graduating from the Insurance Diploma Program at Mohawk College. She then went on to complete her Chartered Insurance Designation (CIP) in 2015 and has since been providing exceptional customer service to both internal and external clients. Prior to joining the insurance industry, Inna taught English for academic purposes to international students at Conestoga College who wanted to pursue post-secondary studies in Canada. She is an amazing mom to a beautiful daughter, a life-long learner, and an avid student of Bachata dance and bioenergetics. She also cherishes the time with her friends and her pups. In her dream life, she would travel extensively, spending at least three months at each destination, absorbing the culture, learning the language, and getting to know the people.

Katherine Yurcak

Accounting

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Katherine joined Bunnell Hitchon January 1988 as an insurance broker. In 1991, Katherine changed gears and has been the bookkeeper ever since. An avid boater and Fisher Woman Katherine loves the water and joys travelling. Luckily for Katherine she is already working at her dream job!

Debbie Frey

Team Leader - Administrative Support

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Debbie Frey joined Bunnell Hitchon in June 2001 as a receptionist and is currently the Team Leader of our Administrative team. When not at work Debbie's passion is her family, grandchildren and friends. You will find her at the hockey rink, basketball courts and soccer fields cheering on her grandchildren. Her favorite hockey team is Toronto Maple Leafs. Please do not hold that against her. She is very optimistic and believes that next year is the year!

Debbie Crooker

Administrative Support

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Debbie is part of our technical support team and has been handling the day to day processing of policy documents since 2006. For many years Debbie has volunteered at the Harmony Church Breakfast Club helping serve breakfast to the King George School community as well as the United Way Warehouse Sale.

Lucy Byrne

Administrative Support

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Lucy joined the Bunnell team in 2005 and presently works in the processing department. Lucy mentioned that she loves being part of such a wonderful and encouraging team. In her spare time Lucy enjoys Old Black & White movies. One day you may see Lucy on stage as she aspires to be a backup singer for Madonna!

Teri Martin

Administrative Support

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Teri started working at our Main & Muldoon office in July 1994 and has been an integral part of the team ever since. Upon moving to the Bunnell HItchon office her focus moved to supporting our team of commercial and personal Account Managers, as well as learning the accounting side of our business. Teri enjoys spending as much of her spare time as possible with her grandson and Fur Baby. If the Universe hadn't had other plans for Teri she would have been a Teacher for the deaf/blind.

Cam Thompson

Administrative Support

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Cam is a graduate of Mohawk College Office Administration program. He began working at Bunnell Hitchon on a contract position and is now a permanent member of our Administration team. Cam is an avid Leafs, Raptors and Jays fan. He enjoys reading and catching a game in his spare time.

Sabrina Buckle

Reception

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Moving from her hometown of Mississauga to purchase her first home with her husband in 2014, Brantford is now where Sabrina calls home. Sabrina comes to Bunnell Hitchon with 10+ years of office experience which includes many years in real estate and medical administration. With her approachable and cheerful personality she is thrilled at the opportunity to work within the insurance industry! When not at the office Sabrina enjoys spending time with her family, reading and watching movies.