Team

Danny Buntain BA, CAIB

Insurance Broker

Being a Buntain, I grew up living and breathing insurance from a young age. With my recent return to Vancouver, re-joining the Buntain team seemed to be a natural fit. I am very excited and proud to be part of the ever-growing and dynamic team. I also look forward to the opportunity to continue to meet and work with our longtime and newly-developed clients.

I spent the last two years working in England as part of the London 2012 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This experience, plus my experience working for the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games has fostered my passion for building relationships with people from all over the world.

Outside of work you will find me enjoying and embracing everything Vancouver and its surrounding areas have to offer: snowboarding, surfing, biking, golfing and running our dog along the beach – it doesn’t get much better than that!

Gord Buntain BCom

Manager

I started in the family business in 1975 while attending the Commerce program at UBC.  Recognizing the potential of growth in the insurance industry and my passion for connecting with people, it has been very satisfying to help develop Buntain Insurance into the company it is today – a thriving, multi-office company employing the best insurance professionals in the business.

When I manage to get a break from the office, I can be found indulging my other passions, which include cycling, kayaking and hiking the Grouse Grind regularly.  My latest projects include my golden retriever, Tucker, and mountaineering up yet another mountain.

I have been fortunate to travel over the past few years including a climbing trip to Kilimanjaro and Mount Elbrus.  I am also enjoying watching my three kids as they grow into young adults.

Lynn Buntain

Manager

After working in the family business for almost 40 years I have had the pleasure of being part of the company’s development from one small office to our three thriving offices. My journey has evolved from a summer job when as a teenager answering the telephones to now working with my very talented team members at the South Granville location. I feel so fortunate to be able to see three generations working together in our family business.

Growing up in both North Vancouver and Vancouver, I have been actively involved in the community throughout the years, whether through sports, the arts, or through activities with my children and grandchildren. It is our family goal and business philosophy to have a continued and strong presence in our community.

When not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my partner, Charlie, and our blended family of seven children and eight grandchildren. My sports of choice at this time are squash, golf and tennis. Charlie and I both enjoy the adventure of travelling and the experiences of different countries and cultures.

Maria Renzitti

Insurance Broker

I have been with Buntain since 2014 and am very lucky to be part of such a great team.  Previous to Buntain, I was attending the University of British Columbia in the Global Resource System program, and since have transferred over to BCIT to focus on a different area of study – the General Insurance/Risk Management program.  My experience of studying and working in this industry has been more than I expected.

Born and raised in Vancouver, I am proud to call this city my home.  When I am not in the office I love spending time with my friends and family, and also have a strong passion for yoga.

Joanne Barnes CAIB

Insurance Broker

I am so proud to be part of the Buntain legacy. As a third-generation family member, insurance has always been a part of my life. I continuously look to my grandparents as examples of how hard work, kindness and community involvement are all essential components of running a business.

I have been working in the insurance industry since 2001, and am proud to have completed my CAIB designation. I have been so lucky over the years to develop strong relationships with our clients. My goal is to help each client find the best coverage to meet their specific needs.

In my spare time I enjoy participating in a number of different sports, enjoying the great outdoors with my son Eric and travelling to new places.

Amanda Moore

Insurance Broker

I started working with the Buntain family in September 2012 through the Dunbar Insurance office. I am pleased to say that as of September 2015, we are officially a part of the Buntain Insurance Group of Companies. Currently, I am working part-time while attending UBC to study Business. I look forward to learning and building new relationships with customers of Buntain as well as maintaining the relationships I have built with Dunbar clients.

While I’m not working or studying, I enjoy going biking in the summer and skiing in the winter on our local mountains as well as up in Whistler.

 

Darcy Grey

Insurance Broker

I feel very fortunate to be part of the Buntain team. My experiences have been both positive and rewarding as I have enjoyed not only developing strong working relationships with our clients, but also reconnecting with old family friends.

There is a strong connection between the Buntain Group, their clients and the community. This, and the incredible diversity of the insurance industry are the things I am most passionate about in my work. I look forward to continuously challenging myself to learn more about the many different products and options available to our clients.

I am a born and bred Vancouverite, and continue to spend time with many of my childhood friends. I am now raising my own family and they are definitely a huge source of inspiration for me. In our spare time we enjoy camping, skiing, and riding our quads.

Teresa Isert

Insurance Broker

I started my career in insurance in 1999 when I joined the Buntain team. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to work with my family in helping our clients choose the best coverage to meet their insurance needs. The most rewarding aspect of my job is developing these relationships. I really do believe that our family is here to help your family.

I grew up in both East Vancouver and Kits, and now live in Point Grey – only a few blocks from the rest of my family. Outside of work I love spending time with my three kids in and around our beautiful city.

Jonathan Griffith

Insurance Broker

In February 2018, while taking a break from school, I decided to join the Buntain Team and the family legacy! Coming from a family of insurance brokers sparked my interest in learning more about this industry and all the different aspects of the profession.

My previous work history revolves around the customer service industry. I have been lucky to learn so many skills and methods that I am passionate about applying to assisting the clients at Buntain.   I love being able to work with people, both co-workers and clients, and find that Buntain Insurance is a great fit for me.  I look forward to furthering my education.

I was fortunate to grow up in the beautiful city of Vancouver which is central to so many indoor, and outdoor activities. In my spare time, I like to keep busy working out, hitting the golf course, playing pick-up hockey with friends or even visiting our local mountain for hiking and snowboarding.