Our Team

Judith Mewhort BBA, CFP, CLU

Managing Partner

Prior to helping found Montridge in 1997, Judith worked for one of Canada’s largest insurers. During the early years of Montridge, she focused on providing financial planning and investment services with a focus on tax and estate aspects.

Judith provides clear, comprehensive, client-centred advice in the areas of employee retirement plans, executive benefits and business continuation planning.

She is a member of FPCanada (formerly the Financial Planners Standards Council), ADVOCIS and the CLU Institute, and speaks on her topics of expertise to employer and HR groups. Judith is also an active member of several community groups.

Kandy Cantwell CEBS, ISCEBS Fellow


Kandy, a Montridge partner, has been with the company since 2002. Prior to joining Montridge, she worked in management positions with some of Canada’s largest insurers and consulting firms.

Specializing in employee benefits, she serves clients of all sizes and industries with commitment and a values-based approach.

Kandy has chaired numerous committees for the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS), and is Past President of the BC Chapter. She is also a member of IFEBP, CHPR, CPBI, and sits on numerous industry-related boards and committees.

Preet Pall CEBS


Preet specializes in employee benefits, individual insurance, and executive benefit solutions. She joined Montridge in 2013, after twenty years with large insurers and her own brokerage firm. She has an extensive background in charitable work, and prides herself on providing sound advice, innovative plans, and fostering lifelong client relationships.

Jaime Laprise B.A.Econ.


Jaime is the newest associate member of Team Montridge. Before joining us, he worked with one of Canada’s largest insurers specializing in individual and group disability insurance planning. With a history of providing client-centric results through the implementation of thoroughly researched solutions, Jaime is committed to be his clients’ strongest advocate.

Craig Miller B.Comm.

Client Service Representative

Craig fills a number of analytical and service roles, working behind the scenes with his team members to serve Montridge clients. He has worked in the finance and insurance industry since 2000, and is experienced in working with brokers, service providers, and clients in the areas of mutual and segregated funds, financial planning, employee benefits, life insurance, and living benefits. He understands the importance of exceptional client service and strives to maintain the highest service standards while working with all clients of the firm.

Corinne Prevost

Client Service Representative

Corinne has a strong background in group insurance and customer service, with over 15 years in the industry. Prior to joining Montridge, she worked with three major insurers in the areas of claims, customer service, and sales associate support. Our customers benefit from her commitment to their needs and her wealth of knowledge in claims management and administration.

Trish Chilton

Client Service Representative

With an extensive background in customer service, Trish was introduced to the world of employee benefits 5 years ago and is excited to join the Montridge team just in time to welcome 2019. She enjoys taking the time to develop and foster client relationships while ensuring her clients’ needs are met efficiently and professionally. When she’s not bragging about the West Coast Express commute, she spends her free time cooking and hiking with her family in her backyard of Maple Ridge.

Shelley Lai BA Communication

Marketing Communications Specialist

Shelley joined Team Montridge in late 2017. Holding a BA (Communication) from Simon Fraser University and hailing from a background in Education and IT, Shelley brings her communication training and administrative experience together in a marketing & events planning role at Montridge. She also holds superheroine strengths in innovation and process improvement. Her most prized possession? A ‘rescued’ red 80’s Free Spirit 10-speed!