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Lorie Yerama, CIP

Partner - Insurance Division

Lorie Yerama was born and raised in Grandview, Manitoba and graduated from the Gilbert Plains Collegiate in 1986. She began her insurance career in 1987 as a licensed General Insurance Broker with Toderash Agencies Ltd.. From Dauphin she moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and was employed with Prudential of America Insurance as a property/casualty and life insurance representative. Upon returning to Manitoba in 1990, she obtained employment with Manitoba Public Insurance at their Dauphin Claims Office.

In 1995, Lorie joined the staff at Love & Persson Agencies now known as Love & Persson Group and obtained her CIP (Chartered Insurance Professional) designation in 2000.  On September 1st of 2004, Lorie joined Love & Persson Group as a business partner.
As General Insurance Division Manager, Lorie specializes in commercial insurance.

Brendan Gardner

Brendan Gardner, CFP, CPA, CGA, CCS, CFDS, B.Comm. (Hons)
Partner - Financial Planning & Investments Management Division
Certified Financial Planner – Manitoba

Brendan was born and raised in Dauphin. After high school, he attended the University of Manitoba were he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Accounting. Interested in accounting, Brendan pursued his Certified General Accountant designation while working in Winnipeg at an international accounting firm. Also interested in Human Resources, Brendan attended the University of Winnipeg (Continuing Education Division) where obtained a Human Resources Diploma.

Missing the benefits a small community offers, Brendan and his wife Leonora returned to Dauphin. Brendan joined the partnership of Love & Persson Group in September 2008, and licensed to sell Mutual Funds in Manitoba. Brendan enjoys helping clients by assisting in Financial Planning and providing investment management services.

Jon Yerama

Jon Yerama CAIB
Partner – Insurance Division

Jon was Born & Raised in Dauphin, MB and has been with Love & Persson group since 2008. In 2009 he completed his studies to obtain his Level 3 General Insurance License and received his Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation. Most recently he has completed his WETT training (Wood Energy Technical Transfer) for inspections on solid burning appliances.  In 2015 Jon became the manager of LPG’s newest office in Grandview and as of September 1st, 2015 he became a Partner with LPG.

Melissa MacQuarrie

Melissa MacQuarrie, CLU, BM, BBA
Love & Persson Group - LPG Partner – Financial Planning & Investment Management Division  
Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. - Investment Fund Advisor - Manitoba

Melissa MacQuarrie (Barsewsky) grew up in Winnipegosis Manitoba.  After graduating from high school, Melissa attended Brandon University where she completed a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a focus on Finance. Melissa joined Love & Persson Group (LPG) after they acquired Grey Owl Wealth Strategies on May 15, 2014. She is a Financial Advisor holding both her Life & Health Insurance (Manitoba & Alberta) & Mutual Funds license for Manitoba. As of September 1, 2016 Melissa became a Partner with LPG.  Recently, Melissa attained her Chartered Life Underwriter Designation (CLU), as well as becoming the Branch Manager for our Financial Division.  She will continue to focus on helping clients secure their financial future through insurance & investment solutions.

Luke Love

Luke Love CIM, CCS, B. Comm (Hons)
Partner – Financial Planning & Investment Management Division
Investment Fund Advisor - Manitoba

Luke Love was born and raised in Dauphin, MB. Luke graduated from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba with a double major in Finance & Human Resources in April 2015. Luke has also been a summer student at Love and Persson Group since 2012.  He has achieved both his mutual fund license for Manitoba and Alberta along with the Canadian Securities Course designation while getting his B Comm (Honors) degree.  He has also attained  his Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation and his Certified Cash Flow Specialist (CCS) designation.  He is active in the community volunteering with Special Olympics and involved in both the Rotary Club & Dauphin Rec Services board.  He is the 4th generation in the Love Family to work at Love & Persson Group. As of September 1, 2017 Luke became a Partner with LPG. Luke is located at LPG's Main Street office in Dauphin, focusing on investment management & other related financial services.

Ian Brezden

Ian Brezden, CAIB
Partner – Insurance Division

Ian was born in Dauphin then moved to Ashville where his parents run a successful Saskatoon orchard. With 10 years of retail and management experience behind him, Ian was seeking a career change and was hired by LPG in June of 2015. Since then he has attained his Level 3 General Insurance License and received his Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation with Honors.  As of September 1, 2017 Ian became a Partner with LPG. Ian and his young family reside in Dauphin and look forward to being part of the community for years to come.

Nadine Soloway

Nadine Soloway, CAIB
Partner - Insurance Division

Nadine Soloway graduated from the DRCSS, and then attended the University of Manitoba where she obtained a diploma in Agricultural Finance. She began her career in the insurance industry in 2007, which included 3 years as a farm insurance underwriter and 10 years as an Insurance Broker. Nadine has her CAIB designation and holds a Level 3 Insurance license. In October of 2019 she joined Love & Persson Group after a 10-year career with The Co-operators General Insurance Company. Nadine and her husband reside in the RM of Dauphin where they are raising their two young children. On September 1st, 2020 Nadine became a partner at LPG and looks forward to LPG’s future success.

Riley Love

Riley Love, MBA, CCS, BSc. Pharm
Partner - Financial Planning & investment Management Division
Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. - Investment Fund Advisor - Manitoba

Riley was born and raised in Dauphin and moved back home with his family in March of 2022 to join the LPG team as a Financial Advisor with both his mutual funds and life Insurance licenses. Riley graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Pharmacy in 2015 and most recently graduated with his Masters of Business Administration (MBA), with a specialization in finance and entrepreneurship, from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in 2020. After completing his MBA, Riley worked at the Boston Consulting Group, one of the top global management consulting firms, advising some of the largest public companies in Canada on their most pressing strategic challenges.

As of September 1st, 2022, Riley became a Partner and is excited to be joining his brother Luke as the 4th generation in the Love family to be working at LPG. Riley focuses on developing robust investment and financial planning solutions for clients and since joining LPG has obtained his Certified Cash Flow Specialist (CCS) designation along with his license to offer alternative mutual funds to clients.