VICTORIA – Head Office
Toll Free: 1.866.694.3111
Suite 6, 2727 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8T 4E5
Darwyn J. Stickle , BA, CRM, FCIP
President, Managing Partner
Darwyn’s adjusting career began in the Vancouver office of Wellington Insurance in 1986. He moved to Victoria in 1988, and joined Coast Claims Service later that year, becoming a Managing Partner in 2007. Darwyn holds a Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) and Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designations, and adjusts all lines of property and casualty claims.
Allan Hart, BBA, CIP, CRM
Toll Free 1-866-694-3111
Allan joined Coast Claims in 1994, becoming a partner in 1998, and a Managing Partner in 2007.
He specializes marine claims (Hull and Casualty) for commercial vessels, pleasure craft and wharves including damage surveys and detailed investigations, complex liability losses, as well as heavy equipment, construction and larger property claims.
He also manages a significant marine TPA program for our Canadian MGA. Allan holds a Chartered Risk Manager (CRM), Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designations, and is a member of the Association of Marine Surveyors of British Columbia and the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS).
David Cherrie, CIP
Dave has been an independent adjuster since 1994. Prior to joining Coast Claims in 2011, he spent 13 years as a branch manager for a national independent adjusting company, and is now a partner in Coast Claims.
David is a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), and has completed advanced courses in various areas of investigation and adjusting. He specializes in complex property, environmental, liability, bodily injury and transportation and cargo losses.
Yako Topalovic CIP
Yako started his claims career in 2000 as a staff adjuster with a national insurer, he became in independent adjuster in 2002, and moved from Ontario to join Coast Claims in December of 2012. He is now a partner in Coast Claims.
Yako has expertise with all types of residential and commercial property losses, as well as general liability claims. He has handled complex automobile injury files, including involvement in mediation, arbitration, and litigation.
Shannon McRae, CIP
Shannon started her adjusting career in 2009 with Coast Claims, and is a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP). Shannon adjusts commercial and personal lines, liability and property claims, including all types of strata files. In addition, Shannon is the Account Manager and Examiner for the Coast Claims Third Party Administration accounts with various underwriters at Lloyd’s.
Shannon, like Coast Claims, is dedicated to the principles of quality work and outstanding customer service.
Ian was born and raised in Victoria, and joined Coast Claims in 2013, after thirty years as, first, an automotive repair shop owner, and subsequently as manager at local marine repair facilities. Ian’s background gives him outstanding expertise in marine claims, and he has also shown a particular aptitude for property, pre-construction surveys, heavy equipment losses, and boiler and machinery claims.
Ian is presently working towards his CIP designation.
Kerry began his adjusting career in 1991 as a Claims Adjuster for ICBC. In 2001 Kerry became a Bodily Injury Adjuster, in 2011 was promoted to Manager of Injury Services at ICBC, assisting in file resolutions and arbitration’s, mediations, and small claims court actions. Kerry joined Coast Claims in 2014, and now specializes in commercial, personal lines and automobile liability and bodily injury losses.
Renay started working for ICBC in 1982 shortly after she moved to Vancouver Island. She was there for over 29 years as a claims adjuster, specializing in auto and bodily injury claims. She also has experience as a broker and joined Coast Claims in 2017. Renay, like Coast Claims, is committed to professionalism and outstanding customer service
Kelly Kosolofski BA
Before coming to Coast Claims in 2016, Kelly worked for a national and regional independent adjusting firms for over 20 years, and gained extensive catastrophe knowledge and experience including work in the Bahamas following a number of Hurricanes, and domestically after the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park Fire. Kelly has a strong background in multi-lines adjusting, and has handles property and casualty losses of all sizes.
Trevor Morley CD, JD
Trevor is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and joined Coast Claims in 2018, Trevor Morley, who is a practicing Lawyer, worked for two well known Victoria law firms, appearing as legal defense counsel at the BC Provincial Court, the Supreme Court, and the BC Court of Appeal. He now handles all lines of claims, with an emphasis on complex liability files, and claims that involve current or anticipated appointment of legal counsel.
After a stint with another independent adjusting firm, Karen Odell joined Coast Claims Service in February, 2019, to take charge of cyber investigations. Karen has fifteen years of experience with BC’s largest insurer, and is technically trained in investigative online research. Her expertise with open source intelligence is an invaluable resource to insurers and legal counsel. She is prompt, thorough, and has an excellent understanding of her specialized field.