Why am I in this business? Since I was 8 years old, I was interested
in making money. I asked questions about financial markets when I was
11 and never found anyone who could properly explain how markets
worked. Years later, after many entrepreneurial pursuits, I found a
job with a major stock brokerage firm. It certainly was not easy to
build my business, but I soon realized that I was able to provide help
to clients, offering reasonable advice, answering their questions and
discussing their concerns: And for this I would be paid, and over time
I had the option to continue to improve my business which always
improved my pay. 31 years later, I am still enjoying working, still
helping clients and now have an opportunity to help my young team
learn and enjoy this profession, for the rest of their lives, I hope.
I have been happily married to my wife Verna for 35 years. We have
three adult children living their independent lives, having all
graduated from the University of Calgary.
My wife and I enjoy travelling and spending time with our children
and friends. We enjoy learning other languages and have spent time
studying and speaking German, French and Spanish.
I volunteer as Treasurer of the Shaganappi Men's Golf Club and as a volunteer teacher with Junior Achievement throughout the Calgary School system.
My hobbies are playing bagpipes with the Calgary Police Service Pipe Band, tennis and golf, and "not enough" reading.