Our Navigators

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We are devoted to helping our customers succeed. We have the most knowledgeable team of experts in the industry and we’re ready to help. Speak to one of our Navigators to help you meet your business needs.

Jason Apr 22

Jason Probe


Jason graduated from the University in Regina with a double major in Political Science and Sociology. His successful career has taken him from Group Specialist in Regina to running the Large Group and Pension office for Desjardin in Calgary. His entrepreneurial drive led him to start Navigate Financial Group in 2002. Having worked both sides, Jason has an insight that is invaluable to his clients. With expansion, Jason has shared his experience, knowledge and integrity across the provinces. He values the relationships he has with his clients and enjoys both the social & professional time he spends with them. Out of office Jason invests his time and efforts to support local children programs. A father of three, he has coached many sports teams. When he isn’t busy at the hockey arena, Jason enjoys traveling with his family.

Kelly - Apr 22

Kelly White

VP, Operations

A native Calgarian, Kelly holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and his Group Benefits Associate designation from Dalhousie University.   Kelly is a veteran of the insurance industry with almost 30 years in group benefits, including 15 with a major national insurance carrier.  He brings to Navigate an impressive background in all aspects of benefit plan design, funding, and administration.  He takes pride in delivering great advice and service to plan sponsors and their employees.  When not at work, Kelly fills his spare time with golf and family and devotes time to volunteer efforts in the community.  His family time stays busy through their love of animals – evident by their home full of five dogs!

Nikita McDougall

Manager, Client Relations

Nikita began her career in the financial services industry in 2008, prior to joining Navigate she spent ten years with two Canadian insurance carriers. She is invested in ensuring Navigate clients receive the best possible experience, in fact she’s adamant about it. Always up for a challenge, Nikita prides herself on finding solutions and creating clarity. She wants to be the creator of your “Ah-ha!” moment. She enjoys travel (beach please!), trying a new recipe, paddle boarding and hiking. Invite Nikita to your party and hope she brings her spinach dip.

Emma - Apr 22

Emma Nieuwenhuizen


Emma joined Navigate Financial Group the fall of 2018. She holds a Bsc in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Genetics but we are lucky that she is sharing her intellect with us helping our renewals run smoothly. Her cheerful personality and scrupulous organization make her an asset to our team. Since joining the team, the office Post-It note order has tripled. Although she is no longer plays for the Women’s National Basketball team, she has found that putting her efforts toward reffing, coaching and camps for children keeps her busy. Emma’s love of animals has recently led her to volunteering at AARCS.

Shawn Apr 22

Shawn Probe

Business Development Manager, Saskatchewan

Shawn is a graduate of the Business Career College and University of Regina where he graduated with a BEd and Music degree. As well as working as the Business Development manager for the Saskatchewan area Shawn has also found success as the owner and manager of Provista Group. His relatability and sense of humour are an asset in his position as he leads Navigate Financial Group into a new area. Shawn keeps busy with his family of five and enjoys spending time fishing, hunting, sledding and exploring the great outdoors when he isn’t in office.

Jared Apr 22

Jared Probe

Branch Manager, Edmonton

Jared is a graduate of NAIT, where he earned a diploma in Computer Systems Technology and later returned as a teacher. Since joining Navigate in 2004, Jared’s great personality, tremendous dedication and ability to provide exemplary customer care is well-known to his clients. During his teaching tenure, he developed the skill of being able to actively listen to clients and effectively determine their needs. Jared played for the Canadian National Rugby team and was short-listed as one of the top 30 players in Canada. His sportsmanship, drive and determination continue to serve him well in his business endeavours. Now a devoted family man, Jared plays on a first division Rugby team when he isn’t busy establishing a base of diverse companies.

Julia Peart

Marketing & Sales Support Associate

Julia is a newcomer in the world of benefits. She is eager and ready to learn all the ins and outs of the industry. Currently she is pursuing a biology degree at Mount Royal University. Julia has a big passion for animals which has inspired her to one day pursue a career in zoology. Julia loves the outdoors which has led to many camping adventures, her favorite being camping through Alaska and the Yukon. During the winter you can find Julia on the slopes, (fun fact she used to be a competitive downhill skier). On the weekends you can find Julia walking her dog or tackling another puzzle.

Austin Dewar

Client Relations

Austin graduated with a psychology degree from Mount Royal University and a Masters of Management degree from the University of Calgary. Having played collegiate basketball, Austin is passionate about teamwork and connecting with others to accomplish important goals.  His previous work experience includes roles in customer service in the banking industry and with the government.  In his spare time, he can be found spending time with his family and friends. Austin enjoys hiking in the mountains, travelling, and playing with his dog.