Meet Our Team

Andrea Collis, CIP

Owner, Collis Insurance Services Group Inc.

Andrea has been affectionately referred to by some of her clients and friends as the “Insurance Goddess”. She is a Chartered Insurance Professional, who has specialized in business insurance for over 25 years.

She established her own brokerage in 2008 and has grown from there. Andrea loves that she and her team of Insurance Specialists are servicing her clients daily in ways that help her to build customer relationships and maintain the highest standard of customer care. Together with her staff, the office now boasts combined business insurance experience of over 122 years, which allows them to help clients with every phase of their insurance needs.

Andrea deals with all kinds of companies from Community Associations to Non-Profit Organizations, Architects and Engineers, Large and Small Contractors, Transportation, Technology, Oil & Gas Companies and Consultants. Whether it is General Liability, Property, Business Interruption, Professional or Directors & Officers Liability, Automobile Fleets, Bonding or Course of Construction coverage you can count on her expertise to find the best coverage for your business.

Her new clients come almost exclusively from referrals. The overriding comment from all who deal with Andrea is that she truly cares and wants to know lots of details about them and their business. Only then can she lay out a program that provides them with the coverage and policy that best suits their specific circumstances. She is prepared to go the extra mile because she knows from experience that an important factor in ensuring ongoing business is the right insurance coverage. Collis Insurance Services Group helps clients their Business Insurance needs throughout Alberta.

Andrea was nominated for the 2015 AWE Celebration of Achievement Award. The Celebration of Achievement Award pays tribute to exceptional entrepreneurs who have achieved recognizable success in Alberta. They are visionary woman and inspirational leaders, who make a significant impact on the economy and community, and who act as a role models for women in business.

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Lisa MacDonald, CAIB

Lisa began her career as an Underwriter in 1976. In 1979, she joined the brokerage force and has been a Broker ever since. Lisa has worked on virtually all facets of commercial and personal insurance throughout her career. Lisa holds her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation, which she achieved in 1990.

Lisa has been a Board Member of three local non-profit organizations over the past 15 years, and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer for the Food Bank in her area.

In her free time she enjoys calligraphy, gardening and reading.

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Laurel A. McAlpine, CAIB

Laurel began her insurance career in 1982.  She has worked as both an underwriter with insurance companies, as well as a broker, working mainly on the personal lines side of things.  She is excited to join Collis Insurance and work with commercial clients as well.

Laurel obtained her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in 2008 and continues to learn to help clients as much as possible.

Laurel strives to always help others and has volunteered at YMCA Sherriff King Home as well as the Calgary Dream Center.  In Laurel’s spare time she enjoys crafts, DIY projects, gardening and cooking.

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Pati Alexander, CIP

Pati Graduated in 1995 from the General Insurance and Business Administration Diploma program at Mount Royal College/University and received CIP designation in 1996.  She worked for an Insurance Company for 3 years and since then has worked in  brokerages in various positions. Pati is not a licensed broker but certainly provides a lot of behind the scenes support for our clients.

Pati moved from Calgary to Creston, BC in 2006 and started working with Andrea in 2008.

In her free time Pati loves playing golf and kayaking in the summer and cross country skiing in the winter.  She and her husband also enjoy spending time with family and friends at a cabin they recently built together.

Reina Linsangan

Reina is pursuing an Insurance and Risk Management diploma in Bow Valley College, anticipating graduation in Winter 2021. She aims to receive her CIP designation in the same year and is ecstatic to join and grow with Collis Insurance. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management. 

Reina has over 10 years of experience in delivering exceptional customer service in various industries and enjoyed every minute of it. She believes that putting integrity first is what makes her excel and take pride in everything she does and bows to continue to do so. 

Reina is a foodie, loves the beach, a good cup of coffee but loves being a mom to her son the most

Jaslyn Collis

Jaslyn is taking on a project-based role in the realm of Customer Communications. She will take responsibility for setting up, operating, and introducing our new Client Portal to our clients over the coming months. You will soon be able to have 24/7 access to your client documents, order changes to policies, pull certificates, and pink cards or file claims.

Jaslyn is our youngest (temporary) employee, with her brightly coloured hair and piercings she brings a unique and fun energy to our office. You can usually find her jamming to music, drinking coffee and of course working hard.  She loves reading, writing, knitting, and her dog. She also has two beta’s named Fish and Chips respectively.

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