Mark Vardy is the owner of Gates Insurance Agency. Mark began working in the insurance industry in 2002. He joined Gates Insurance in 2004, and purchased the business from founder Paul Gates in 2012. As an insurance broker, Mark feels privileged to assist those who are facing difficult circumstances. He also recognizes that business owners have the ability to help the wider community. He and the Gates staff take part in or support many worthy causes. A yearly food drive and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters golf tournament, are two examples. Mark describes himself as a positive thinker, not letting fear or worry get in the way of life’s adventures. His background includes a year as a Rotary International exchange student, attending school in Germany. He’s since served for 15 years with the New Minas Rotary Club, and is currently Club President. He’s also on the Board of the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce, engaged in community projects and economic development. Mark’s greatest satisfaction comes from being a Dad to son Hunter, who lives with his mother in Ontario, and younger children Cohen and Lola. Goldendoodle Kringle is a lively addition to the Vardy household. In his spare time, Mark enjoys music and playing guitar, golfing (not very well) and taking part in those “life adventures” through travel.
Mark VardyPhotos by Jaimie Corbin @ Phantom Effects