Meet Our Agents

Jim loves hockey, golf, downhill skiing and snowmobiling, but family is his first passion. No wonder he enjoys meeting his policyholders face to face and getting to know their families too.He credits being a dad to two daughters for his great listening skills. “Listening is vital to providing the right product and the right price,” says Jim. Policyholders can be assured that if they have a question, Jim will get them the answer.

Jim Stacey


Steve graduated from the insurance program through the Insurance Institute of Canada. He’s earned two important designations: the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Canadian Risk Management (CRM). Steve stays informed by attending agent forums and training events at the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association facility. Steve’s favorite part of his job is meeting the clients, so many new people with new ideas and back grounds, always interesting.

Steve Riehl Jr


Nikki Powers

Nikki Powers


Honesty, integrity and a keen sense of humour - that’s Chris Dietz, insurance agent at Tradition since 2008. Insurance runs deep in Chris’ DNA. He grew up in an insurance family - his father owned a brokerage in Wellesley where Chris worked for 7 years before joining Tradition. He’s proud to work for a company whose focus is policyholders, not profits for shareholders. Policyholders first is his motto and his clients know they can count on Chris for solid advice and help, any time.

Chris Dietz


Insurance is in Laurel's blood. She brings a wealth of insurance experience to her role as an exclusive agent at Tradition. In particular, her work in claims has taught her how important “no surprises” really is to policyholders. That’s why she’s eager to update policyholders’ protection at key stages in life, and to really explain what their coverage is all about. Laurel lives in Mitchell with her family, and enjoys baseball, soccer and broomball with friends.

Laurel Poirier


Ian is a real problem-solver, and that ability led to a long career in the insurance business. Friends, neighbors and new clients count on Ian to help them take some of the risk out of everyday life.He has been an exclusive agent with Blanshard Mutual, which is now Tradition Mutual, for over 30 years. A lifelong learner, Ian earned a diploma in marketing at Fanshawe College and continues to take courses at the Insurance Institute.

Ian Morrison


Before joining the company in 2008, Patricia spent 15 years in the industry as an insurance agent and broker. Growing up on a farm, combined with her experience in bookkeeping and accounting have also enhanced her role in serving her policyholders. She continues to spend many volunteer hours as a member of the Rotary Club of Stratford and as a member of the Fryfogel Arboretum committee. In her down time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends.

Patricia Riehl