Employee Group Benefits and Insurance

Our Team

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Jared Reist B. MGT, GBA


Jared Reist founded Mountain View Benefits Ltd in 2010 after working for a major employee benefits carrier. There, he learned that one carrier isn’t the best fit for every group and knew that the broker approach was a model that has been under served in Western Canada. A true specialized team offering Employee Benefits would allow for closer relationships with groups of all sizes and ensure that each group is getting the best service and value each and every year. Jared graduated University of Lethbridge in 2005 and has been in this industry ever since. Jared has also acquired his Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and Dalhousie University.

Jared resides with his young family in Olds, Alberta and feels that living in Central Alberta has put him in a great position to help both rural towns and urban centres throughout Alberta. Jared sits on many volunteer boards in his community and really enjoys working personally and professionally with Non for Profit groups.
Contact Jared today!

Office: 403-407-0790
Direct: 403-407-0791

Toll Free: 1-877-787-7763


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Colin Maxwell, BA

 Vice President  / Employee Benefits Advisor

Colin joined Mountain View Benefits in January 2015 after spending the past 6 years working in the employee benefits industry with two major insurance carriers.  Colin brings a strong background working with small and mid-sized businesses with emphasis on tailoring client specific benefit plans.  Colin has a degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary.

Colin is one of the best in the industry and his knowledge and expertise will translate in both value to employers and their employees in every aspect of an Employee Benefit plan.

A fourth generation Calgarian, Colin enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. Colin is an avid athlete staying active all year long playing hockey and football.

Contact Colin today!
Office: 403-407-0790
Direct: 403-407-0792

Toll Free: 1-877-787-7763


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Mike Frame, GBA

Employee Benefits Advisor

Since 2007 Mike has worked solely as a group benefits specialist with several prominent insurance companies in BC and AB and because of that unique experience he is well equipped to meet and exceed your needs. Mike has worked both directly and indirectly with hundreds of different groups over the past years. Mike likes to take the time to get to know his clients and truly cares about managing their plan to ensure a long-lasting and rewarding relationship.

In addition to his significant industry experience, Mike has also taken the time to acquire a Group Benefits Associate designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and Dalhousie University. This is a specialty designation that focuses on health care and group benefits.

Mike is unique as he holds required industry licenses for both Alberta and BC and works with Employers and their employees throughout both of these regions.

Mike is responsible for opening up the British Columbia office and we anticipate strong growth at this office as the demand for a competitive Employee Benefit plan increases every year.

Contact Mike today!

Toll Free: 1-844-755-3301
Phone: 1-778-755-3301


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Paul Danis

Employee Benefits Advisor / Group Retirement Specialist

Paul joined Mountain View Benefits in October 2017. Prior to joining MVB, Paul held positions with one of Canada’s largest banks and a major insurer.
His decade worth of experience in both pension and benefits is a valuable asset to clients of all sizes, ranging from small locally owned and operated companies to large national corporations.
Paul brings an expertise in Group Retirement products and will lead this growing division of Mountain View Benefits.
Born and raised in Northern Ontario, Paul also enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. He is active in all sports and is also a private pilot.

Contact Paul today!

Office: 403-407-0790
Direct: 403-407-0793

Toll Free: 1-877-787-7763


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Crystal Taylor

Individual Benefits Advisor

Crystal has been in the world of financial planning since 2006, she is studious and committed to excellence.  Crystal has focused with a special interest in individual, family and business owner financial planning and risk management through insurance. Dedication, loyalty and perseverance define Crystal. Her athletic background coupled with her strong upbringing and rich life experience have provided her with an exceptional foundation for overall success. Crystal’s subtle competitive nature pushes her to excel and chase success in all areas of her life. Her passions are Family, Finance, Fitness, Food and Fishing, and in that order. She believes the recipe for success lies in the ability to provide for all the needs in your life.. She keeps in regular contact with all clients and is happy to help whenever possible.

Crystal will work with you and your family and show you all of your options with life insurance, critical illness insurance, segregated funds and even individual health and dental benefits!

Contact Crystal today!
Office: 403-407-0790
Direct: 403-407-0798

Toll Free: 1-877-787-7763


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Darcie Hurley

Account Service Manager

Darcie has worked in the group benefits industry since she graduated from the University of Alberta in 2007. She has experience working on accounts of all sizes, from small local businesses of two employees, to large corporations with over 15,000 employees. Through her experience working at two large Employee Group Benefit insurance carriers, she has extensive knowledge of the complex landscape of Drug, Health and Dental plans, as well as Life and Disability insurance.

Darcie has worked with hundreds of Plan Administrators and has formed a lasting impression on each and every one of them. Her professional approach mixed with her compassion to help wherever she can makes her a tremendous asset to her clients and to Mountain View Benefits.

As a born Albertan, Darcie takes pride in being a part of the local economy and helping her clients thrive with the best possible service.

Contact Darcie today!

Office: 403-407-0790
Direct: 403-407-0795

Toll Free: 1-877-787-7763


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Ashley Bishop

Account Service Manager

Ashley joined Mountain View Benefits May of 2018. She was born and raised in Calgary, has a diploma in Business Marketing from SAIT and studied Human Justice and Police Studies at Mount Royal University.
Prior to joining Mountain View Benefits Ashley spent four years at a Calgary brokerage working closely with small group clients and two years working as a Group Benefits Service Representative for a major carrier. Ashley has worked with all types of clients and has vast knowledge if the insurance world.
In her spare time Ashley enjoys spending time with her dog, Benson and her family. She also love camping, hiking or anything outdoors.

Contact Ashley today!

Office: 403-407-0790
Direct: 403-407-0794

Toll Free: 1-877-787-7763


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Bonnie Smith

Renewal Analyst

In October 2016, Bonnie decided to make the move from client services with a major insurance carrier to become the renewal analyst with Mountain View Benefits.

Bonnie works directly with the Benefit Advisors to prepare and negotiate every client’s annual renewal.  With over 10 years experience in the industry on the ‘carrier’ side, Bonnie excels with negotiations to bring exceptional value to all of our clients.

Bonnie enjoys sports such as curling, golfing, slowpitch as well as camping in the mountains.  She also a life long history of being involved with harness racing throughout western Canada.

Contact Bonnie today!

Office: 403-407-0790
Direct: 403-407-0797

Toll Free: 1-877-787-7763



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Erin Maxwell

Office Manager

Erin joined Mountain View Benefits in July of 2018, overseeing all the administrative functions in the office as Office Manager. Erin has a University Degree in Communications.

Prior to joining the Mountain View Benefits team, she has spent the last 10 years in Accounting where her attention to detail and client relationships were paramount. Her exceptional organizational skills are used to ensure smooth operations in a busy work environment.
Erin enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

Contact Erin today!

Office: 403-407-0790
Direct: 403-407-0796

Toll Free: 1-877-787-7763