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


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


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.

Amy Fang

Insurance Broker

I started my journey in the insurance industry with Buntain in 2017. Although the insurance industry is vastly different from my previous jobs, what has remained the same is my drive to provide excellent customer service.  I am grateful to have the opportunity to work part-time with such a wonderful team, and hope to continue growing my knowledge surrounding insurance.

I am a health science student with a major love for food.  Outside of the office, you can find me sampling dishes from one of the many restaurants in Vancouver.

Annie Hoang

Insurance Broker

I have been with Buntain since 2014 and from then on, many doors have opened and new challenges always await. I have acquired a great amount of knowledge about insurance and its industry over the last couple of years now. I like to bring learned skills from my background in hopes to further continue to provide the best customer service possible.

During days off, I like to spend my time with family and friends and for the most part, trying new food. Vancouver gives us unlimited varieties of cuisines and the goal is to enjoy anything and everything we have to offer. We are very fortunate to have all that is available here and now when I travel, I always miss the food back home. I hope to visit as many places as I can. Destinations worth mentioning would be Japan because I love everything about their culture, Bora Bora included, and the Maldives as it appears so surreal.

Anna Lam

Insurance Broker

Since 2013, I have been very grateful to be part of the Buntain team. Previously, I was a Licensed Practical Nurse but decided to change careers due to health reasons. I was very fortunate that my cousin Aimee introduced me to Buntain and I have been enjoying working here ever since. Everyday is an amazing learning experience. There is so much room to grow in my career and as a person. I love how we build rapport with our clients and give them a peace of mind.

I grew up in East Vancouver and am now raising my own little family here. I love spending time with them and  enjoy taking my daughter on adventures, indoors and outdoors. I am also a major foodie. You can always find me eating or cooking!

Angie Nicol

Insurance Broker

I joined the Buntain Team in the Fall of 2017 and bring with me four years of travel and home insurance experience along with a history in customer service.   What I enjoy most about my job is building relationships and helping clients through life changes.  When you are curious about your clients and find solutions to fit their insurance needs you can be there through life’s milestones, whether it is their first home purchase, or downsizing as an empty nester.

I was born and raised in Vancouver but have been lucky enough to spend time living on Vancouver Island. My bucket list includes visiting all of the Gulf Islands each unique and beautiful in their own way. I love to hike and go to the beach during the summer months and during the winter you can find me at local restaurants. I am always on the quest to find the best happy hour food specials in and around Vancouver.

Connor Jones

Insurance Broker

In 2017 while taking a break from studying at UBC, I joined the Buntain Team on a part time basis.  It didn’t take long for me to realize what a great opportunity it was to work with the Buntain team and clients so I quickly  accepted a full time position. This is my first job in the insurance industry but  I have worked in customer service industry since I was 15 years old and strongly believe that  consistent friendly, knowledgeable service is essential to the success of any business.  I particularly enjoy connecting with clients and hearing their stories and insurance experiences.  I look forward to a long and fulfilling career with Buntain and am so grateful for the overwhelming support of all the team members.

One of the things I enjoy most about my job is re-connecting with so many of the people I interacted with growing up in the Dunbar area. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t run into someone from one of my old local sports teams or someone from around the neighbourhood.

When not working or studying work courses I enjoy skiing, following US politics, and reading.

Sara Howard

Insurance Broker

I had the good fortune to grow up in a family of insurance professionals with both my grandfather and father owning insurance brokerages.  Surprisingly enough, finding a career in the insurance business was accidental.  I started working with my Dad in 2012 and along the way I found a passion and understanding of both the insurance industry and working with our amazing clients.  I currently hold my Level 2 Salesperson License and am working toward obtaining my CIP designation. I am also excited to continue my professional growth with the Buntain Team.

I grew up in Burnaby and currently live in New Westminster with my three boys….my Hubby Byron and my two cats Jerry and Moe.  I love spending time in Osoyoos during the summer months which always includes some well deserved wine tasting and when time allows I enjoy entertaining, event planning and spending time with friends and family.

Serena Shum

Insurance Broker

I started my insurance career at Buntain in 2018 bringing with me 4 years of customer service. Even though my previous job was very different I find myself surrounded by an enormously supportive and dedicated team.

I love learning about all the intricacies in insurance and helping our client find the best fit for their lives.

I was born in China but now call Vancouver my home. I can be found trying new food and trying to recreate them in my kitchen.

Jespeter Liao

Insurance Broker

I have been very lucky to have started my insurance career at Buntain in July 2019. After graduating from BCIT’s Marketing Management program, I worked primarily within the auto industry as customer service support and marketing. Working at Buntain, I enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life and helping people find peace of mind with insurance solutions.

I have been fortunate to travel in my youth but currently happy to call Vancouver my home with my two kitties, James & Sophie. Outside of work, I enjoy learning new aerial arts tricks in circus school, taking weekend road trips to Washington, or feeding my creative outlet with small arts and crafts.

Alison Lau

Insurance Broker

I started my career at Buntain in April of 2019. Previously, I was working in a completely different industry but was excited for the opportunity to work in the insurance business. Ever since I started working here, I have discovered how dynamic and diverse this profession is. Thinking about the future and my growth at Buntain is what excites me and motivates me to work harder. The best part about my job is how I am constantly learning and challenging myself everyday while demonstrating customer service excellence to our valued clients.

Before working here, I gained five valuable years of customer service working in the food and beverage industry while attending school at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Born and raised in Vancouver, I have grown up incorporating the outdoors in my life. When not at work, you can find me taking advantage of what our extraordinary city has to offer. I love to keep myself busy by traveling, snowboarding, kayaking, snowshoeing, going on hikes with my dog and experiencing different cuisines when I can get a chance to.

Shelby O’Byrne

Insurance Broker

In late 2019 I was offered a position with the Buntain family and haven’t looked back since. Before starting at Buntain I had previously worked in administration and customer service, most recently working in a Law firm as an administrative assistant. Being brand new to the industry I am amazed at how much I am learning every day and love the endless opportunities the Insurance Industry offers.

Born and raised in North Vancouver I consider myself your typical North Shore girl. When not in the office you can find me spending time with family and friends, losing every game at games night, and walking through the local north shore trails with my puppy, Bia.

Debbie Liang

Insurance Broker

I started working at Buntain in March 2019, bringing with me 2 years of auto insurance experience along with a history in customer service. I enjoy having interactions with people and I find that I can always learn something new from others. After several different career experiences, I am glad to be working with the very supportive and dedicated team at Buntain. I am looking forward to continuing my growth with the company and to assisting our clients.

I am a food lover, who is always open to trying out new things. My all time favorite food is Korean food. Although I am Chinese, I always feel like I have a Korean soul in me. I also enjoy outdoor activities when weather is nice, especially during summer. It’s the best season in Vancouver in my opinion.

Cassina Greenwood

Insurance Broker

Sabrina Zou

Insurance Broker

Emily Bibby

Insurance Broker

I joined the Buntain Team amidst a global pandemic, Covid-19, in the Spring of 2020. My previous study and work background is in tourism. After completing my BA in Latin American Studies and a diploma in marketing management in tourism I picked up my things and moved down to Mexico. I worked in the hotel and tour industry in Playa del Carmen, Mexico for three wonderful years. I’ve switched the flip flops and sun screen for an umbrella and Lululemon leggings, and can’t wait to see where the world of insurance takes me!

Outside of work, I love biking out to Whytecliff Park, running the seawall, or enjoying food and drinks on a sunny patio. I also spend my time playing with my two kitties that I adopted while living in Mexico, Diego & Bella

Michele Schmidt

Insurance Broker

I joined the Buntain Team in April 2017 when Buntain Insurance purchased the brokerage I had been working for since March 1989.

I specialize in Residential Insurance, ICBC Autoplan & Travel Insurance.  The best part of my job is helping people and ensuring that they have the right coverage to fits their needs.  I enjoy interacting with people and have established wonderful relationships with my clients over the past 28 years. So many of my clients are like family to me.

I was born and raised in Vancouver.  I like going for walks, going to concerts, writing poetry, travelling & spending quality time with my son who has been my inspiration in everything that I do.

Iris Yuen

Insurance Broker

After four years of jet-setting and travelling the world in my role as a flight attendant, I decided to return to Vancouver and in the fall of 2016 I was excited to join the Buntain team. Although new to the insurance industry, I believe my extensive background in customer service and my many travel experiences will allow me to transition seamlessly into this new career path. I look forward to continuing a high level of professionalism and establishing meaningful connections with all of the Buntain clients.  It is my goal to provide our customers with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they have the correct insurance coverage in place.

I was raised in Coquitlam and with my fascination with travel I was inspired to obtain a Bachelor of Arts Degree in linguistics and certification in TESL.   I am still passionate about learning and in my time off I dabble in writing and also enjoy daily dog walks along the seawall.

Helen Ngu

Insurance Broker

I have been with Buntain since sept, 2012 and am very lucky to be apart of such a great supporting team. I am grateful to have the opportunity to challenge myself, while benefiting my clients through my service. My goal is to grow my career and develop long term relationships with my clients, being with Buntain has definitely given me that.

Like many Vancouverites, my idea of a great day would be to take advantage of the best scenery and food on this side of the earth. In my spare time, I like to try new restaurants with my fiancé, get together with friends, nature hikes, and enjoy the beaches.

Tammy Parker

Insurance Broker

Buntain Insurance has been such a big part of my life. I joined the company in 1986, and since then have learned the importance of working with our clients to find solutions for their insurance needs. Insurance can be confusing and it has always been my goal to simplify this process. It is so rewarding when we are able to make recommendations to the client that we know will work well for them.

I grew up in Burnaby, and now live in Langley. My two daughters keep me on the go, but when I do find time to relax you can find me reading or taking long walks with my very lovable gold lab, Bailey.

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.

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.

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.

Maria Kwon

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.

Phil Shieh

Insurance Broker

Born and raised in Vancouver. There is no other place I would rather call home. After graduating from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, I spent a few years working and travelling. I’m happy to have been able to backpack through South America, Southeast Asia some parts of Europe. The travel bug had bit me early on, and I often daydream of my next big adventure.

During my working life, I’ve worked in kitchens, as a barista, a server, and an English teacher. I joined the Buntain Team over 5 years ago and since then I have met and worked with many fantastic people along the way.

My daily life revolves around food, friends and family. As an active person, I’m often playing sports, cycling around doing errands, on a walk/hike, or in my garden tending to my veggies. Most of all I’m enjoying the simple pleasures in life and appreciating what our great province has to offer.

Jane Buntain CAIB

Insurance Broker

The idea of a career as an insurance broker started over many business conversations with my father in law Gordon Buntain. With a background in Sales at Fairmont Hotels, I joined the family business in 2013. While enjoying the daily challenges that come with the industry and a growing company I gain the most satisfaction from connecting and advising my clients. I specialize in residential insurance and you can find me at one of our newest offices, Southland at 40th and Dunbar.

Moving to Canada from Australia in 2009 I have quickly made Vancouver home and enjoy BBQ’s with family and friends, beer league softball and creative projects

Aimee Liao CAIB

Insurance Broker

I grew up in Abbotsford, but moved to Vancouver in 2001 to attend BCIT and have called it home ever since.  I have been in the insurance business since 2003.  I thrive on providing the best customer service and being able to help our clients with all their insurance needs.  I really like the personal interaction in this business, and our clients are so friendly.

The best thing about Vancouver is the food! I love going out for dinner, but also love trying out new recipes when I can. Some of my other pastime activities include shopping, going to a spin or kickboxing class and of course my guiltiest pleasure of all – watching reality shows!  

Donovan Tildesley BA, CAIB

Insurance Broker

In 2008, a visit from my long–time neighbour, Gord Buntain, changed my career path. I was at an interesting point in my life as I was training for the Beijing Paralympic Games and had just completed my BA in English Literature. Gord asked me to join the team at Buntain Insurance, and recognizing this as an intriguing opportunity, I readily agreed.

I am proud to now hold my CAIB designation, and am passionate about interacting and building relationships with our clients to better understand their insurance needs. My role at Buntain has expanded over the years, and includes managing the Travel Medical insurance portfolio, public speaking engagements, and most importantly cultivating relationships with new clientele.

Lee Chang BBA

Insurance Broker

In 2015 I decided to change careers and enter the insurance industry. I feel so lucky to have started my insurance career with Buntain. I bring to Buntain many years of customer service experience. Previously, I worked in the banking industry for 10 years.  I really enjoy interacting with people and helping them with their insurance needs.

I grew up in Abbotsford but Vancouver has always been my second home. Vancouver officially became my home in 2015. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also love to travel and hope to see as much of the world as possible.

Jena Gibson

Insurance Broker

Originally from a tiny town just outside of Toronto, I moved to Vancouver in 2011 to attend school and have been loving it here ever since! I have an extensive customer service background and I am finding the insurance industry to be an excellent fit.

I am really enjoying the learning process and connecting with people that I would otherwise not have the opportunity to meet. I feel very fortunate to have found such an enthusiastic and supportive team to help me gain the knowledge I need to be truly successful in this industry.

Kendle Rowlands

Insurance Broker

Since starting with Buntain in February of 2012, I have come to understand and learn a great deal about insurance and the insurance industry. Everyday there are new clients, challenges and opportunities. I look forward to further developing my abilities and knowledge with the Buntain group.

I grew up in Surrey and am passionate about travelling. After my first trip to Europe, I enrolled in college and focused on the hospitality industry. After another trip and working in the restaurant industry, I was lucky enough to start working at Buntain, where I have been able to transfer over many of the skills I had gained through both my education and work experience.

I now live in Vancouver and love city life. In my spare time, I enjoy karaoke and bowling with my friends, or cruising on my bicycle down Main or Commercial where there are so many great restaurants. As for sports, I love snowboarding and really enjoy softball.

Liz Nguyen CAIB

Insurance Broker

In 2015, I joined the Buntain family and haven’t looked back since. With a lengthy career in management and customer service, I strive to deliver excellence in all that I do. Now heading towards my 6th year in the insurance industry, my strange passion for auto insurance only grows. I love the industry because it is always changing, and the opportunities are endless.

Born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, I have always called Vancouver my home. I love to travel and explore new lands, so I take off every chance I get. I love trying new restaurants and cuisines from different cultures and in my free time I do yoga, ride my bike, and walk my little dog.

Patricia Rosano

Insurance Broker

I started with Buntain Insurance in the spring of 2012 and feel very fortunate to be part of the Buntain team as they are very supportive and always helpful.

I am looking forward to further broadening my knowledge in the Insurance Industry as I really enjoy working with our clients to help them better understand their insurance policies and answer any of their questions.

I was born and raised in the Philippines where I worked in accounting at the McDonalds Corporate office. In my spare time, I really enjoy being with my son and mother who both live with me and I am always up for watching Filipino show!

Casey Budden

Insurance Broker

I joined Buntain in Summer of 2020, bringing with me fifteen years of insurance industry experience including seven years as an underwriter.

Having worked with the Buntain team on the underwriting side for many years, I was very excited to seize the opportunity to work with such a great team. What appeals to me most about working for Buntain is the principled service, obvious dedication and energy that everyone brings to their job. We care about our clients and each other and it shows.

I’m Vancouver born and raised and enjoy all the city has to offer. You’ll often find me at local events, concerts or sampling new cuisines—my current obsession is Korean fusion. I have a passion for the arts (film and good writing in particular) and am always seeking my next source of inspiration.