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Don entered the Financial Services industry in 1998 after over a decade in retail management. He originally relocated to the Okanagan to open the valley’s first Sport Chek location. Growing up in Vancouver, Don’s father Don Sr. was a Mutual Life of Canada advisor for over forty years.
As the owner of Brown Benefits, Don strives to build trusting, positive relationships with business owners and individuals. He enjoys empowering clients by personalizing benefit plans that help retain valuable employees, while boosting productivity and employee wellness in the workplace. Don’s optimistic attitude and considerate communication style help put clients at ease.
As an exclusive marketing agent of the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan, Don has been recognized nationally for marketing excellence and high service standards.
Don spent several years as a Director with the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, and continues to volunteer on their various comittees. He has volunteered as a soccer coach with both the Kelowna and Westside Youth Soccer Associations, and Brown Benefits has sponsored local clubs on multiple occasions.
A strong advocate for a positive work-life balance, Don is an avid golfer, and also enjoys playing soccer and hockey. He relishes quality time with family, and cannot resist traveling to warmer climates during the Okanagan’s cooler seasons.
Spencer joined the Brown Benefits team in 2014 after spending a year teaching in London, England. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from UBC Okanagan, bringing fresh perspectives and youthful exuberance to the family business.
A high-achieving athlete through youth & post-secondary ranks, Spencer held the unique distinction of being UBC Okanagan’s only student to compete for two varsity teams (soccer & volleyball) from 2008-2012.
Efficient, analytical & sincere, Spencer relishes the opportunity to educate business owners and individuals on the nuances of benefit plans and personal insurance. A natural communicator, he values relationships over any transaction. Spencer’s calm, steady approach makes him dependable and straightforward to work with.
Spencer has volunteered as a Director on the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Board since 2019, previously served as Treasurer with the Summerland Chamber of Commerce, and is a proud member of JCI Penticton.
Spencer enjoys all the Okanagan has to offer with his wife Lindsey, their two young children and dog Bodey. He is a golf lover, and enjoys playing soccer, hockey & volleyball. Spencer appreciates great films & television, podcasts and an engaging book.
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We work diligently to find the best group benefits & financial services solutions for your circumstances. We understand each business & individual is unique, and strive to offer superior client service to those we work with.
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