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Patty Tomlinson, CIPOwner & President, RIB(ON)
President & Principal Broker of R.J. Brown Insurance Broker Inc.
2nd generation owner of the brokerage, along with her husband Tyler Tomlinson. Daughter of the founder of the business R. John Brown.
Raised in Bobcaygeon, attending Bobcaygeon Public School and later Fenelon Falls Secondary School.
An honours graduate of the Insurance Program at Mohawk College in Hamilton.
Started in the insurance industry in 1993 at AXA Insurance in Toronto, then moved back to Bobcaygeon in 1996 to work for the family business.
Proud Mother of 2 wonderful girls, Emma & Eve.
Patty served on the Bobcaygeon Skating Club Board for 15 years as Treasurer and on ice assistant, and is a member of the Bobcaygeon Curling Club.
Patty has previously sat on the Insurance Institute of Canada’s National Examination Committee, and on the Bobcaygeon Park’s & Recreation Committee.
Brenda MacKenzieOperations Manager, CIP, CAIB, RIB(ON)
Brenda is our Operations Manager for both the Bobcaygeon and Lindsay offices. 5th generation small town gal from Woodville…Brenda changed careers after working for many years in Toronto and Durham Region in Corporate Finance. After moving back home so their kids could grow up in the Kawarthas, decided to move into insurance and hasn’t looked back. Worked very hard to obtain her RIB(ON), CAIB and CIP designations. Married her husband Rob, a 3rd generation Bobcaygeon guy, 28 years ago. Deeply proud mom of Zachary and Kelsey and a very spoiled Chocolate Labrador Charlie.. She loves to downhill ski, golf, walk her dog, enjoys reading and travelling. Brenda has served on the Board for Chimo Youth & Family Services, both Woodville Minor Hockey and Woodville Figure Skating Club and is currently Treasurer for the Woodville Legion. Brenda cares deeply about building long-lasting client relationships with integrity.
Carolyn RichardsCommercial and Personal Lines Account Manager
Carolyn was born in Toronto and raised in the hills of Caledon where she was an avid horse person.
After a number of years in the Aerospace industry Carolyn gave up her career in 1995 to move to the Kawartha Lakes and start a family.
She started in the insurance industry in 2003 after her kids started school full time. She was excited to join the team at RJ Brown Insurance in September 2019.
Carolyn has been the president of Kawartha ATV Association for almost 10 years now and along with her team of volunteers she has built it into the largest off road vehicle club in Ontario.
In January 2019 she also started an off road motorcycle club which has since tripled in size.
She has a regular column in several tourism magazines including A Taste of the Kawarthas where she talks about trail tourism and what the Kawarthas has to offer.
All that being said, her first passion is being the proud mom of 2 wonderful sons, Devon and Walker.
Jenny is born and raised in Bobcaygeon, Attending Bobcaygeon Public School then later St Luke Catholic Elementary School in Lindsay. Attended ST Thomas Aquinas Secondary School and graduated the Opticianry program at Georgian College in Barrie. She has worked in the optical field for a few years as a fully licensed optician. After moving back home she excitedly joined the team in September 2021. She is a member of the Knox Presbyterian church in Bobcaygeon and loves to sing in the choir. Although singing is something she loves to do, she has a lot of hobbies and loves animals. Jenny is an important member of our Central Processing team and keeps us smiling with her positive sunny nature.
Tyler TomlinsonOwner & Vice President, Hons B. Commerce, RIB(ON)
Born in Williams Lake, B.C. and raised in Kirkfield, Ontario. Attended Kirkfield Public School then Fenelon Falls Secondary School.
Graduated from the De Groote School of Business, McMaster University in Hamilton with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in 1995.
Moved to Bobcaygeon with wife Patty in 1997 in preparation to start a family. Joined R.J. Brown Insurance in 1999.
Served 3 years as Chair of Finance at Trinity United Church in Bobcaygeon. Was a member of the Bobcaygeon CHEST Fund Committee for several years. Assisted in the selection of Bobcaygeon annual awards of excellence for many years.
Doting Daddy of two awesome daughters – Emma and Eve.
Along with the love of his life & business partner Patty, celebrated 25 years of marriage August 27, 2019.
November of 2019 marks 20 years in the family brokerage.
Susan BeaulieuPersonal Lines Account Manager, RIB(ON)
Born and raised in Scarborough Ontario, graduated Winston Churchill C.I.
Moved to Omemee with husband in 1992 to raise her 2 sons.
Been in the insurance industry for 42 years and received her RIBO license in 1986.
Joined R.J. Brown in 2017.
Animal lover and regular blood donor.
Proud Grandma to 2 grandsons Miller & Miles.
Julie McKayTSR & Receptionist
Julie is a genuine Bobcaygeon-ite, being raised on a farm between Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon. She attended Bobcaygeon Public School, Fenelon Falls Secondary School and then both Georgian College and Sir Sandford Fleming College. Julie and her husband Jeff (her high school sweetheart) chose to continue living in their small-town community to raise their son Tyler (who is her absolute pride and joy). Her passions are travel, a good book and fine wine. She is very familiar with small town living and the importance of supporting your community. With her focus on providing friendly and personal service, Julie has a wonderful ability to interact with the public while always maintaining a professional demeanor.
Maegan McGeownPersonal Line Account Manager, RIB(ON)
Maegan grew up in Oshawa and graduated with honours from O’Neil C.V.I. She stayed at home to raise her children before deciding to enter the insurance industry and obtain her RIBO license. Maegan now lives in Kirkfield with her husband and two beautiful children. She enjoys reading and spending time outdoors with her family. Maegan is a welcome addition to our team with her growing knowledge and commitment to her clients.