About Us

We pride ourselves on providing clients with courteous and professional service.

Taylor Forder Insurance originated on December 3, 2005, as a result of merging D.J. Taylor Insurance and Forder Parks Insurance Brokers. As a result of this union, Taylor Forder Insurance has over 55 years of combined service. This merger ensures that our clients will receive increased choice with personal service provided by members of “our” community.

 

Don Forder

Don Forder

Founder of Forder Parks Insurance

Jerry Taylor

Jerry Taylor

Founder of DJ Taylor Insurance

Steve Gajewski

Steve Gajewski

Former President

In 2009, Taylor Forder Insurance became a proud member of Your Community Brokers; one of the province’s most innovative and progressive insurance networks. Membership to YCB is selected based on integrity, technological commitment, product knowledge and service of excellence to clientele.

Taylor Forder Insurance is pleased to act as your insurance broker. With our personal service, competitive pricing and representation of reliable and competitive insurance companies, our combined efforts are of benefit to you!

Taylor Forder Insurance Brokers is a full-service insurance brokerage offering customised policies and fantastic service. We can assist you in all aspects of insurance including Home, Auto, Farm, Marine, Commercial, and Recreational properties and vehicles.

Our qualified and experienced staff ensures all policies are tailored to their clients’ needs at the most competitive prices available. We represent many insurance companies offering a wide range of products and services that meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.

Jenn Michel, CAIB

Jenn Michel, CAIB

President

905-985-2370

jenn@yourcommunitybrokers.ca

Casually starting as a Personal Lines Broker, Jenn has worked her way up the ladder. During the past 18 years, Jenn has worked in every position until finally purchasing the business and even becoming a co-founder and President of Your Community Brokers. Aside from being a driven entrepreneur, Jenn is very passionate about her role as a leader and friend. Outside of work, her focus is on her sons, healthy living, and community involvement. She is especially thoughtful about helping small businesses in the local region.

Melissa Brooks, CAIB

Melissa Brooks, CAIB

General Manager

Cell 416-949-8982

Direct 905-985-8418

melissa@taylorforder.com

Starting her career in 2008, Melissa has quickly progressed through various roles since joining Taylor Forder 8 years ago. With driven leadership skills, Melissa is now our General Manager. To say this accomplishment is well-deserved is an understatement. In this role, she has helped develop processes and procedures for the Your Community Brokers manual. Additionally, Melissa has proudly obtained the CAIB designation. Besides this passion, Melissa has a heart for her family, horses, and community.

Brandy Smale, RIBO

Brandy Smale, RIBO

Executive Assistant

Direct 905-985-8417

brandy@yourcommunitybrokers.ca

While entering the business only half a decade ago, Brandy has displayed such ambition and determination. It is these characteristics and more that make her such a fantastic assistant to the leadership team. Additionally, Brandy has brought such a passion to our charity committee as she annually seeks out new ways to help families in the local area. You can often find her at the lake with her family while reading a good book or two.

Bonnie Thompson, RIBO

Bonnie Thompson, RIBO

Commercial Account Executive

905-982-0522

bonnie@taylorforder.com

In the short period of time Bonnie has worked for our establishment, she has displayed much ambition and drive. In just a matter of two years, Bonnie has progressed from being a technical service representative to being a successful commercial broker. It is her driven mindset and persevering attitude that has caused Bonnie’s success. Along with the amazing work ethic, Bonnie has a huge passion for her family, charity work in the community, and her new puppy.

Elton Risebrough, RIBO

Elton Risebrough, RIBO

Commercial Account Executive

905-985-8419

elton@yourcommunitybrokers.ca

Before becoming a commercial broker only 3 years ago, Elton has a past in the financial industry. This experience especially makes him confident working with clients with bigger accounts. Being full of eagerness, Elton is always available to fully support his own clients while helping out in our other offices. Aside from this extra help, Elton is our go-to guy for any type of technical support. Behind his brainy skills, Elton is quite passionate about his children, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and reading science fiction.

Paula Bessie, CAIB

Paula Bessie, CAIB

Sales Executive

905-985-9006

paula@yourcommunitybrokers.ca

As our senior staff member, Paula began her career 8 years ago covering a maternity leave as a technical service representative. After the contract expired, Paula stayed as a personal lines broker. Shortly later, Paula moved onto the commercial side, and is currently selling new business for both departments. One of her greatest accomplishments is obtaining her CAIB designation. Besides her hard work in the office, you may find her editing books. Paula comes with a passion for her the community, people, and nature.

Janice Taylor, RIBO

Janice Taylor, RIBO

Personal Line Broker

905-985-4079

janice@taylorforder.com

Being our longest working staff member, Janice has provided 30 wonderful years of service to our team. Throughout the decades, Janice has experienced many positions, but above all she is most passionate about providing the best service and insurance to her clients. With her big heart, Janice isn’t just caring for her clients but also for her team members, making her so dear to us all. Though Janice is like family to us at work, her favorite place to be is with her family and grandchildren.

Andrea Romanenko, RIBO

Andrea Romanenko, RIBO

Personal Line Broker

905-985-8993

andrea@taylorforder.com

Transitioning from being a stay-at-home mom for her lovely son, Andrea entered the insurance industry in 2004. Having worn many hats, Andrea brings a variety of skills to our company. Before becoming a broker, Andrea was a marketing rep, technical service representative, and even a direct writer. She is proudly a huge part of the Taylor Forder charity committee, always inspiring others in helping local families. When Andrea isn’t at work, she loves spending time with her family, friends and fur babies.

Jeff Lingard

Jeff Lingard

Personal Line Broker

905-985-4331

jeff@taylorforder.com

Being the most recent broker to join our team, Jeff comes with many skills and experiences. Despite only been in the industry for 6 years, he has worn many hats. Previously, Jeff has worked with an underwriting team converting policies, sold new business, and was a direct writer. Briefly, Jeff took his career on the road where he helped clients in Alberta for a year. He’s currently in the process of taking his CAIB designation. With love for adventure, Jeff enjoys reading, cycling and camping with his family.

Michelle Reinhardt, RIBO

Michelle Reinhardt, RIBO

Technical Support Representative

905-985-8471

michelle@yourcommunitybrokers.ca

Prior to working with us, Michelle has a background in the banking and mortgage investment industry. After years of loyal work as a broker, Michelle has moved on to be an important part of our processing team. Despite any circumstance that comes her way, Michelle strives to always remain compassionate and caring, which is especially useful on our charity committee. Michelle loves to read, cook, and garden, but, most importantly, spending time with her family, friends, and beloved grandchildren.

Jill Nolan

Jill Nolan

Technical Support Representative

905-982-2162

jill@yourcommunitybrokers.ca

Beginning her insurance career back in 2008, Jill has been an effective agent working with a direct writer. By the year 2018, Jill transitioned to be an integral part of our processing team, primarily working on new business. The detailed care that Jill puts into her work reflects her life outside of Taylor Forder. Jill loves to take care of her rescue animals on her hobby farm, where you can find horses, bunnies, chickens and more. Besides her work on the farm, Jill loves to spend her time reading and meditating.

Samantha Brady

Samantha Brady

Technical Support Representative

289-912-0613

samantha@yourcommunitybrokers.ca

In just a year, Samantha has been an effective addition to our reception and processing team. Her talents have been used in various writing projects and takes photos for our social media. Outside of work, you can find Samantha working hard writing her own book, while learning to play the harp and saxophone.

Crystal Rye, RIBO

Crystal Rye, RIBO

Personal Account Executive

905-985-8472

crystal@taylorforder.com

Crystal joined the Taylor Forder team after 11 years working as a passionate early childhood educator. She is adventurous and loves motorsports and four-wheeling trips with her family. When Crystal is not a work or with her daughter, she enjoys working on her in-law’s farm and spending time with her beef cows.

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