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Dorothea VanHerwaarden

Manager - Private Client Group, Axis Insurance Group Ltd.

Thea got her start in the industry after sustaining a serious injury and experiencing the innerworkings of the insurance industry hand. In early 2010 first she earned her broker's license and started working for an insurance firm on Vancouver Island.

Thea quickly climbed the ladder into management after just a year and began to mentor and train fellow staff members in a number of branches throughout British Columbia.

After developing her own portfolio of High Value and Hard to Place Properties, she decided to move to Vancouver and started with Shaw Sabey & Associates in early 2014. Since then, Thea has accomplished a number of lofty goals and earned a number of accolades all before reaching the age of 30. She developed and launched Shaw Sabey & Associates’ private client group to provide tailored, VIP service to high-net-worth clients. In under a year, this group more than doubled it's book of business. At the end of 2016, Thea planned and expanded the department to provide personal lines of service to the Shaw Sabey commercial sales team. Internally, Thea helped develop a unique service offering to help producers target and grow their own personal lines business.

As 2017 comes to a close, Thea is adding another initiative to her department and will lead digital sales for Personal Lines, extending her services to four firms. From starting off as an individual contributor to now managing a team of nine exceptional insurance professionals, Thea knows how to grow a business while balancing work with play.

Outside of her day job, Thea works as a television personality, having recently served as national spokesperson for major national brands. She also owns and operates her own lifestyle and food brand, Théasty.