The experts at ENCOMPASS Benefits & HR Solutions Inc. provide professional consulting advice and support essential to our clients in the areas of employee benefits, group retirement savings and pension plans, health and wellness, and human resources counsel. We come from all sides of the industry to bring you a wide range of experience and specialization.
We work really well together as a team to solve even the most complex problems so you can surround your employees with the best solutions in the business.
Bret is the principal at ENCOMPASS and earned his commerce degree from the University of Manitoba, majoring in human resources and industrial relations. Since 1990, Bret has worked in the HR profession and received his Certified Human Resources Professional (CPHR) designation in 2001. His Group Benefits Associate (GBA) and Canadian Health Underwriters designations are benchmarks for industry specialized education. His experience in union and non-union, as well as for profit and non-profit environments has developed his ability to solve various HR challenges using creative insight. Having spent 17 years as a consultant, he has added the role of leader, developing a solid team of consultants. He also enjoys waterskiing, wakeboarding, and racquetball. He and his wife have lived in Kelowna since 1998 and enjoy traveling with family.
David has volunteered on many projects locally and abroad, discovering his passion for helping others – a perfect fit for working with clients and their group benefit plans. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia and is very happy to call Kelowna home. David has had various leadership positions while working for the Canadian Forces as a Lieutenant and helping with the Air Cadet program where he obtained both his Glider and Private Pilot Licenses. As a result of having the opportunity to lead major projects to support various organizations around the world, he has come to the conclusion that a great leader is the product of successful teamwork. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys traveling to experience different cultures whenever possible. In his free time, David enjoys flying to different locations around British Columbia, cross-country skiing and spending quality time with his family and friends.
After working several years for a large national group benefits provider, Kristy adds valuable insurance carrier experience to our dynamic team, and looks forward each day to learning and growing in our industry. Her years of experience in the financial services industry has taught her the value of superior customer service and she strives to achieve excellence in customer satisfaction with each client interaction. Kristy takes full advantage of living in the Okanagan Valley where she enjoys camping, running, and other outdoor activities with her husband and their young daughter.
After working in the Credit Union system in various leadership capacities for 20+ years, Lorraine decided to develop her career in the retirement savings and benefits sector where she continues her passion of offering high-level care, advice, and guidance for clients. Her financial and coaching background along with her compassion and advocacy for clients strategically aligns well in her role with ENCOMPASS. Working through both the RPA and GBA designations through Dalhousie University, she is a life-long learner continuing to increase the value of her support and counsel to all clients. Lorraine is happily married, enjoys her five nephews and nieces, and loves where she lives! Having previously lived in the Okanagan, Alberta, and Vancouver Island, she is once again enjoying the beautiful Okanagan. Lorraine eagerly participates in fundraising, and volunteers at the Kelowna BCSPCA and local food bank. She enjoys boating, camping, hiking, travelling, scuba diving, and loves spending quality time with family, friends, and her giant breed dog, Saxon.
Originally from Vancouver, Lana earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC, specializing in human resources and organizational behaviour. After graduating from UBC, she worked in the benefits department for a large, multi-union organization. This was followed by a career move to a benefits and pensions consulting firm, where she supported groups of varying sizes as account manager. Lana enjoys the Okanagan with her extended family and loves the outdoors. She enjoys many sports and spends much of her free time snow skiing, playing hockey, or relaxing at the family cabin on Christina Lake.