At GemStar Insurance We are proud to be an independent, locally owned brokerage serving Winnipeg and Manitoba.

Our Insurance Partners

At GemStar Insurance we've built our business on the following values:

  • Serving our clients and protecting them from risk is what we do.
  • Our team is the best in the business. We take pride in our work and it shows.
  • We partner with only industry leading insurers that work to the benefit of our customers.
  • We are proud to be a Winnipeg based company that supports our community.
  • We believe mutually beneficial relationships are at the heart of every business.

Meet the Gemstar Team

Blaine Parnell – Owner
Email – Blaine@Gemstarinsurance.com
Phone – 204-889-1880

Blaine Parnell is an owner of Gemstar Insurance and Richard Wayne Insurance. He has been a registered Insurance Broker since 2009.

Blaine has over 20 years of business experience and obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Manitoba in 1999.

Blaine prides himself on winning the George E. Wilson award in 2011 for having the highest mark in his CAIB insurance accreditation courses in Manitoba.

Blaine is an avid sports fan and spends his evenings coaching hockey and being a dad to his two sons. Blaine also enjoys spending weekends at the family cabin in Grand Beach

Karen Lewicki – Commercial and Personal Lines Insurance Broker

E-Mail – Karen@Gemstarinsurance.com
Phone – 204-889-1880

Karen has over 30 years of experience with Autopac, Home and Commercial insurance, including Commercial General Liability, Errors and Omissions, Directors and Officer’s, Bonds and Garage policies. Karen is a valuable asset to the Gemstar team.

Margaret Carvalho – Commercial and Personal Lines Insurance Broker

Email – Marg@Gemstarinsurance.com
Phone – 204-889-1880

Margaret has over 30 years experience selling Commercial and Personal Lines insurance products. She obtained her FCIP and CRM professional designation and won the Manitoba Risk and Insurance Management Society Award for Top FCIP Graduates with the Highest Mark in the Risk Management Major in 2010.

Margaret is proud to provide outstanding customer service and will find the right insurance products to meet all your insurance needs at the most competitive price!

Mikayla Smith – Autopac and Tenant / Condo Insurance Specialist
Email – Mikayla@Gemstarinsurance.com
Phone – 204-889-1880

Mikayla has been with Gemstar for 8 years and works with Autopac, Condo and Tenant policies as well as Travel Insurance for clients across Winnipeg and Manitoba.

Mikayla prides herself in the ability to find and insurance solution that matches the requirements of her customers while offering exceptional customer service.

Amanda Little
Email – Amanda@Gemstarinsurance.com

Amanda has been a licensed Insurance Broker since 2012.

Her focus at Gemstar is on the financial and accounting aspects of the business and is a key component of helping us meet our clients expectations.

Matt Smith – Personal Lines Insurance Broker

E-Mail – Matt@Gemstarinsurance.com
Phone – 204-889-1880

Matt has been an Account Manager at Gemstar for 5 years. He specializes in Home Insurance, including hard to place risks and is experienced with Commercial Insurance, Travel Insurance and Autopac.

Riley Davidson – Personal Lines Insurance Broker
Email – Riley@Gemstarinsurance.com
Phone – 204-889-1880

Riley has been in the insurance industry for 10 years, with Gemstar for 4 of those. He’s mainly a Personal Lines agent ( Home / Condo insurance ) but does Commercial, Travel and Autopac as well.

Michelle – Autopac Fleet Specialist and Personal Lines Insurance Broker

E-Mail – Michelle@Gemstarinsurance.com
Phone – 204-889-1880

Michelle has been in the insurance industry for just over 15 years & came to us with a wealth of Autopac knowledge.

Michelle specializes in Autopac Insurance and also provides Homeowners & Tenant Insurance.

Leanne Watt – Autopac and Marine Insurance Broker

E-Mail – Leanne@Gemstarinsurance.com
Phone – 204-889-1880

Leanne has worked in the insurance industry for four years specializes in Autopac and Marine Insurance