Ryan was born and raised in New Westminster. The 4th generation of a 110-year-old family business, Ryan entered the Funeral Director and Embalmer Apprenticeship program in 2006, becoming a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 2008. Following completion of his apprenticeship, Ryan returned to Simon Fraser University to pursue a degree in Physics, completing his degree in 2014 before returning to the family business. Ryan is an active member of the Vancouver Rotary Club as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1283. Ryan is married to Jennifer Kauppila and together they have a young son Rowan. In his free time, Ryan enjoys skiing, mountain biking, reading and enjoying the outdoors. Ryan has a passion for helping the bereaved and is an advocate for bereavement education and out reach. He has worked to bring Dr. Alan Wolfelt to Vancouver, is an organizer of annual Honour a Life events and an advocate for community work that directly impacts those suffering a loss.
We provide holistic wealth management to a select group of high net worth individuals. Our unique LifeWealth approach guides our clients through all of life's stages.
We have combined experience of over fifty years, this knowledge allows us to guide our clients with proven expertise.
I hold the CFP, CLU, EPC and CIM designation.
Helping clients navigate issues related to selling an estate property and doing their insurance and estate planning gives me great joy.
I have 35 years of real estate, investment, insurance and estate planning experience. I have a degree in Urban Affairs and Real Estate. I’m a CPCA and Master Accredited Senior Agent, Elder Planning Counsellor and CEA.
I act as a financial quarterback connecting my clients with other trusted advisors and helping them look at their financial world in a holistic way rather than piecemeal.
I am the author of several books on building wealth with insurance and real estate and would be pleased to provide you a copy of one of my books when we meet.
Author, Speaker as well as Fellow of CSI, Guy Daigneault has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years. He is a Certified International Wealth Manager (CIWM) and has been a portfolio manager for more than 14 years now. Our team uses a personal approach and has developed «The Prosperity Blueprint» for client to achieve their life goals.
Scot Dalton is a 30 year veteran of the property casualty insurance industry. With senior executive level experience in both underwriting and distribution he has focused his efforts on creating and implementing relevant financial solutions for emerging personal and corporate risks, but where insurance has never been contemplated.These new products are marketed using non-traditional distribution models; logical channel partners, quiet integration with their core business processes, and implemented using technologies that compress the distribution effort and expense.ERAssure® is a fine example of a relevant response to significant emerging risk in the pending inter-generational transfer of wealth as baby boomers age.
Professional qualifications and memberships
Presentations and publications
Scot is a frequent speaker to members of the Canadian Bar Association across Canada. He has prepared papers and presented to members of the Law Society of Upper Canada and Law Libraries across Ontario, as well as chapters of the Estates Planning Council and Canadian Association of Farm Advisors.
His presentation material is focused on risk areas for executors and estate trustees during estate administration and the related risk environment for professional advisors to estate administrators.
Senior Tax practitioner serving wide section of communities since 1990. Specializing in Individual, Estate and Corporate taxes. Versatile experience in dealing with all issue with CRA
Meghan Davis, CPA, CA, TEP owns a Kingston-based accounting firm that specializes in tax compliance and advisory services for trustees and executors. She obtained her Trust and Estate Practitioner designation in 2017 and provides tax and estate planning advice for a private discretionary wealth management firm.
Previously, she worked in the tax practices of both international and local accounting firms and has over a decade of experience in personal, corporate and trust taxation.
As an associate lawyer at Gowling WLG, Alex’s primary focus is on estate planning and administration. Alex assists clients with both corporate and personal succession planning, working to give effect to clients’ wishes while minimizing estate administration and income tax. Having had experience in estate litigation, Alex is able to anticipate and address estate issues at the planning stage to ensure clients’ objectives are realized. Alex also assists clients with estate administration, providing guidance throughout what is often an emotional and stressful process.
Alex's legal practice includes:
- Providing advice to clients with respect to personal
and corporate succession planning
- Drafting last Wills and Testaments
- Drafting trust documents
- Providing advice with respect to ante and post-mortem
- Providing advice and guidance in estate and trust
- Providing advice to clients with respect to substitute
decision-making and mental incapacity planning through the use of Powers of
Attorney and trusts
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Business focuses mostly on financial planning, including investments, both life and critical illness insurance and estate planning.
Personal financial planner c/w investments, estate planner, personal tax prep
Chartered Financial Planner, Elder Planning Counselor (EPC) Certified Executor Advisor (CEA)