Our Team


Judith Mewhort BBA, CFP, CLU

Managing Partner

Prior to helping found Montridge in 1997, Judith worked for one of Canada’s largest insurers. During the early years of Montridge, she focused on providing financial planning and investment services with a focus on tax and estate aspects.

Judith provides clear, comprehensive, client-centred advice in the areas of employee retirement plans, executive benefits and business continuation planning.

She is a member of FPCanada (formerly the Financial Planners Standards Council), ADVOCIS and the CLU Institute, and speaks on her topics of expertise to employer and HR groups. Judith is also an active member of several community groups.

Kandy Cantwell CEBS, ISCEBS Fellow

Partner

Kandy, a Montridge partner, has been with the company since 2002. Prior to joining Montridge, she worked in management positions with some of Canada’s largest insurers and consulting firms.

Specializing in employee benefits, she serves clients of all sizes and industries with commitment and a values-based approach.

Kandy has chaired numerous committees for the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS), and is Past President of the BC Chapter. She is also a member of IFEBP, CHPR, CPBI, and sits on numerous industry-related boards and committees.

Preet Pall CEBS

Associate

Preet specializes in employee benefits, individual insurance, and executive benefit solutions. She joined Montridge in 2013, after twenty years with large insurers and her own brokerage firm. She has an extensive background in charitable work, and prides herself on providing sound advice, innovative plans, and fostering lifelong client relationships.

Jaime Laprise B.A.Econ.

Associate

Jaime is the newest associate member of Team Montridge. Before joining us, he worked with one of Canada’s largest insurers specializing in individual and group disability insurance planning. With a history of providing client-centric results through the implementation of thoroughly researched solutions, Jaime is committed to be his clients’ strongest advocate.

Craig Miller B.Comm.

Client Service Representative

Craig fills a number of analytical and service roles, working behind the scenes with his team members to serve Montridge clients. He has worked in the finance and insurance industry since 2000, and is experienced in working with brokers, service providers, and clients in the areas of mutual and segregated funds, financial planning, employee benefits, life insurance, and living benefits. He understands the importance of exceptional client service and strives to maintain the highest service standards while working with all clients of the firm.

Corinne Prevost

Client Service Representative

Corinne has a strong background in group insurance and customer service, with over 15 years in the industry. Prior to joining Montridge, she worked with three major insurers in the areas of claims, customer service, and sales associate support. Our customers benefit from her commitment to their needs and her wealth of knowledge in claims management and administration.

Damien Lacey BBM

Marketing Communications & Events

Damien is a new addition to the Montridge team. He arrived in Vancouver BC from Ireland in January 2020 and began working for us in February. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business management. Since graduating from university in 2017, he has worked in the area of digital marketing. Damien will be handling everything from social media management, content creation for our marketing channels, to being in charge of coordinating our events. He prides himself on hard work and always strives for excellence. Outside of the workplace, he enjoys sports. He plays hurling, gaelic football, soccer and also enjoys watching the NBA & NFL. 

Doug Birks B.A

Client Service Representative

Prior to joining the Montridge team, Doug worked with one of Canada’s largest insurers specializing in service and support for group insurance clients. He brings with him extensive experience in policy administration, claims support and financial analysis of employee benefits plans.

Understanding that not everyone has the time or capacity to be an employee benefits expert, Doug welcomes the opportunity to provide timely advice and assistance.

Outside of work, he is an avid sports enthusiast, who can be found testing his luck on the golf course or cheering on the Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Seahawks.