Team SGS

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We’ve been “all about you” since before it was fashionable. And it’s way more than fashion to us. At Schmunk Gatt Smith & Associates, our statement – More benefits than you planned for™ – is backed by a dedicated, savvy team who walk the talk. Our clients stay with us for the long term. We are the official employee benefit representatives for many of the top associations in British Columbia. When it comes to insurance and group benefits, we’ve definitely been there, done that, and loved every step of the way. We can get you there, too.

Bob Schmunk

Bob Schmunk

As founding partner in 1975, Bob has instilled core values that apply stability, continuity, and longevity as cornerstone attributes to ensure that relationships with clients and staff are solidified for the long-term. In 2000, he received the “Excellence in Service” award from the Federation of Community Social Services for his contributions to the social service sector of British Columbia. Over the past 40 years, his dedication is also clearly evident in his humanitarian and philanthropy work within the Canadian penal system and the establishment of churches and rehabilitation centres in Russia. The proud grandfather of five, great grandfather to one, and he lives in Surrey with his wife Lil.

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Greg Wyatt

Greg’s hobbies include flying a small plane, reading and motorcycling. His favourite TV show is “How It’s Made,” and this fascination for invention and re-invention can be found in the way he approaches everything. As a partner in – and key contributor to – the firm for many years, his integrity and flair for streamlining efficiencies has been instrumental in earning the company’s reputation for the most effective client service. Not surprisingly, his favourite quote is Sir Winston Churchill’s “Never, never, never, never give up.” His tenacity and quest for the perfect solution has benefited over 800 clients since 1985 when he first joined the firm. He lives in Pitt Meadows with his wife Judy, and loves spending time with his grandchildren.

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Darren Schmunk

Loyalty and family values characterize Darren, who joined Schmunk Gatt Smith in 1991 after graduating from Simon Fraser University. Group benefits and pensions, in both the private and public sectors, are his area of expertise. His dedication and attention to detail are evident in the leadership role he plays at SGS in creation of innovative solutions for organizations. Outside of work, Darren enjoys watching documentaries, loves to golf and play basketball, and has been active in the musical leadership of his church for over 20 years. He plays an active part in the local community by coaching basketball at the high school level. Darren and his wife Bonnie live in Langley.

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Lu DiMeglio

Lu DiMeglio

Every day, Lu proudly drinks his coffee out of a “Best Dad” mug given to him by his three children, and considers his family the most important part of his life. Since joining the company in 1999, Lu has worked on many different association plans, creating innovations in cost savings and the management of benefit programs. And work is not the only place where nothing gets by him – he is an avid ice hockey fan, and plays goalie for a number of different teams. Lu is a Canucks seasons’ tickets holder, and actively contributes to causes impacting addictions and youth at risk, both locally and internationally. Together with his wife, Tania, and their children, Langley is the home they return to, from their many travel adventures and cruises around the world.

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Julie Armour

Julie is one of those perfectionists who delivers with grace and class, she’s been bringing this gift to the firm since joining in 2007. The daughter of entrepreneurial parents, she believes strongly in treating people well, and has derived a lot of pleasure in providing exceptional customer satisfaction to our clientele. A successful multi-tasker in all areas of her life, she has a passion for travel, and the many aspects of gardening.

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Stephen Kim

Stephen joined the company in 2006, bringing extensive knowledge in extended health, dental, life and disability group benefits gained from his years at Pacific Blue Cross. An admirer of Albert Einstein, Stephen’s easy-going style allows him to think outside the box and see multiple dimensions of any problem. He lives in Langley with his wife Rachel and two children, Matthew and Lauren.

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Brianna Stevenson

Since joining the company in January 2012, Brianna has demonstrated a hard-working and positive attitude. Being a problem solver, Brianna is determined to make life easier for her clients. She takes pride in completing tasks with excellence and efficiency. Brianna loves to travel, play the piano, and spend time with her family and friends. She currently resides in Langley with her husband Josh and their son Ezra.

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Kira Agawin

Kira joined the firm in October 2015 and has brought 4 years of experience in client service within the group benefits industry. She loves personally connecting with clients and efficiently looking into their inquiries. Kira finds great job satisfaction knowing she’s made her client’s life easier! Kira loves music, photography, and spending time with family. She recently got married and resides in Langley with her husband, Mark.

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Elsie Frank

Elsie’s natural interest in people, joy of sharing and ability to be in the background makes her an excellent listener. Since 1999, she has used this ability to enhance the lives of her co-workers and the many clients she serves at Schmunk Gatt Smith & Associates. She considers the raising of her family her greatest achievement. Proud parents of three children and seven grandchildren, she and her husband Daryl live Airdrie, Alberta where she supervises client investment administration. Besides a love for travel, Elsie enjoys bringing her personal flair to home decorating and sewing, and has been active in the leadership within her church for over a decade.

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