My professional career in this industry began in London, Ontario with my loving wife Ashley. I am the third generation to choose this career path following my Father and Grandfather, both of whom had over forty years of service. Following in their footsteps, I received my Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Designation. My greatest satisfaction comes from helping others solve their financial challenges while at the same time forging both business as well as personal friendships.
There have been two personal life events that brought home the importance of what I do and reassured me, that I have chosen the right career. 2008 brought with it the devastating news that my hero, my Father, had been diagnosed with cancer. It is always a scary word and it certainly shook our family to the core. He was fortunate that it was found early and it pleases me to report that he is doing well today. Through this experience, I felt firsthand how hard it was for both my father and my family to get that news.
The second big shock was when my daughter Brooklyn, at the time just after her first birthday, started experiencing several health issues that resulted in her spending more than four total months in various hospitals from Lethbridge to The Cincinnati Children’s during 2011. She has a rare autoimmune disease that has only ever been seen in less than ten children in North America.
Needless to say, my family is the most important thing in my life and these personal experiences have grown my compassion immensely. It is my belief that the last thing that anybody should have to worry about during these most difficult times is their financial situation. My commitment is to never have my clients experience a financial burden at critical times like this. This thinking has shaped the philosophy of my practice. I will commit to doing everything in my power to make sure that you, my client, are aware of the financial risks that are out there.