Meet the Portage Avenue Gemstar Team

Blaine Parnell – Owner
Email – [email protected]
Phone – 204-889-1880

Blaine Parnell is an owner of Gemstar Insurance with locations on Portage Avenue and Ness Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 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.

Amanda Little
Email – [email protected]

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.

Michael Dean – Autopac, Personal and Farm Insurance Specialist
Email – [email protected]
Phone – 204-889-1880

Mike has over 20 years experience in Home, Auto and Farm Insurance Lines. He also specializes in Marine, Travel & speciality market Insurance products. Feel free to contact him for any of your insurance needs.

Mikayla Smith – Auto and Personal Lines Insurance Broker
Email – [email protected]
Phone – 204-889-1880

Mikayla has worked with Gemstar Insurance since 2012. She specializes in Autopac, condo, tenant and travel insurance.

Chris Fenn – Personal Lines Insurance Broker

E-Mail – [email protected]

Phone – 204-889-1880

Chris has been in the insurance industry for 15+ years, joining Gemstar in February 2021. He specializes in Home and Condo insurance, but also covers Autopac and Tenants Insurance.

He’s also just an outright awesome guy!

Jaida St Louis – Autopac, Condo and Travel Insurance Broker

E-Mail – [email protected]
Phone – 204-889-1880

Jaida has been working in the Insurance industry for over 7 years, starting off in Commercial then expanding into Autopac and Personal Lines. Jaida deals with the speciality markets such as Airbnb, short term rentals and difficult homes to insure such as knob & tube, alum wiring and galvanized plumbing. Her goal is to make the insurance process simple and stress free while providing excellent customer service.

Michelle – Autopac Fleet Specialist and Personal Lines Insurance Broker

E-Mail – [email protected]
Phone – 204-889-1880

Michelle has been in the insurance industry for almost 20 years & came to us with a wealth of Autopac knowledge.

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

Sharla Patrick – Personal Lines Insurance Broker

E-Mail – [email protected]
Phone – 204-889-1880

Sharla has been an Insurance broker for over 10 years providing her clients with coverage for their personal line policies. Sharla is well known in the Thompson area with many loyal followers.

Sharla has great customer service skills and will find the right company with the best rates for you!