Meet the people behind Align Benefits
As co-partner of the Align team, Tim brings many years of experience from building and leading many successful group benefits practices of all sizes. He has led a large Toronto-based life and benefits company and is responsible for delivering leading-edge and strategic guidance in the employee benefits industry. Tim’s areas of expertise include benefits plans, key person insurance, executive travel insurance, retirement plans and specialty health plans on local and international levels. When Tim carves out some spare time he enjoys mountain biking, skiing and squash – however his number one love is his family, especially his very first grandchild.
Linda Burdon is an experienced group benefits professional, who has managed group underwriting and a group sales and service office during her tenure. She has also been a benefits consultant at two major consulting firms. Linda excels at managing relationships and has managed client groups from 2 – 10,000 plan members. Her talents also include speaking at key industry events. Linda also leads a busy life outside of work and her hobbies include travelling, studying French and volunteering her time at The Darling Home for Kids. She also enjoys spending time with her two fur babies.
Kim Nichols has over 30 years of experience in the group insurance industry and has held positions as Group Account Executive, Group Office Manager and Senior Group Underwriter to name a few. Kim’s knowledge, coupled with her passion and enthusiasm to assist our clients makes her an integral part of our service team. Kim is an avid traveler and when she is at home, she loves to entertain. She is also a dedicated yogi and practices yoga regularly.
Katrina Cummings is a determined and enthusiastic consultant who has been in the insurance industry for over 8 years and has over 15 years of customer service experience. She has built a favorable reputation, which showcases her commitment to our client’s needs and her exceptional desire to please. When she is not working at Align Benefits Katrina enjoys yoga, meditation, and travelling the world with her husband and two daughters. She also enjoys writing, and is currently working on her first children’s book.
Adam Spark is a former practicing lawyer who transitioned into the employee benefits field, adding his legal knowledge to the Align Benefits team. Adam obtained his law degree from Queen’s University and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario. His expertise includes his ability to provide our clients with advice on a variety of corporate, employment and HR legal matters, as well as being able to act on behalf of our clients in commercial transactions. Adam’s experience provides a unique perspective to our Align team. Adam’s past hobbies included playing varsity rugby for Wilfred Laurier University and being a part of the Craigleith Ski Club. He now enjoys quality time with his family and friends.