Diane comes from a small town in Ontario and grew up in a close-knit entrepreneurial family where a strong work ethic and client centric focus were ‘a given’. She attended McMaster University in Hamilton and then managed sales, operations and communications for small businesses, and projects, events and communications for non profits.
In the 1990’s Diane relocated to Victoria to be close to the ocean and to enjoy the bounty of arts and culture that is unique to our island. At the request of family, she then moved to Calgary to provide support during a time of transition, and it was during this period that Diane moved into the financial field, working for two successful independent firms while completing her Canadian Securities Course.
Since returning to Victoria, Diane has continued to expand upon her experience in providing excellent client service, and managing finances, people and projects for several organizations including Royal Roads University. She was pleased to join the amazing team at Cooper Financial and Integrated Benefits initially as Operations Manager and Marketing Assistant, and then earned her Canadian Insurance licence. She enjoys taking the time to fully understand client’s needs and to fulfill our Mission to enrich the lives of individuals, families and business owners through investment and insurance solutions that give them financial freedom and security.
In addition to her work, Diane is passionate about the arts, outdoor activities, spending time with friends and family. Her community commitments include supporting local women in transition as Community Liaison with the local charity, Wear2Start and as a volunteer with The Township Community Arts Council here in Esquimalt.