Allison was born in Toronto and graduated from Queen’s University in 1982. She started in the insurance industry as an underwriter, but moved to sales within a few years. She is involved with her community as a past member of Road Watch, Racing Against Drugs, and as a current Board Member of Trinity College School.
Allison is a chartered insurance professional and has taught insurance courses at Durham College. She also completed her certificate in Risk Management of University of Toronto, with her husband, Ron Strike, a lawyer in Durham Region.
Allison enjoys skiing, cycling, traveling and golfing.