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Our commitment to help our clients grow financially throughout their lifetime is achieved by providing ongoing expertise and guidance in their financial plan. We partner with our clients, and their family to ensure that the success of today carries through to the next generation.

We are accessible, accountable, and our entire team will help you address your concerns in a timely manner, as well as those of your future generation.

Cam Slomp*, BA
Advisor

Cam Slomp Advisor Cam graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a B.A in Psychology, after which he went to Holland and played semi-professional basketball for a year. After he returned to Lethbridge, he worked in the family agriculture business for a few years, which led to 10 years in the agriculture sector. Cam then decided to join Clarica, which led to his partnership with Gord & Darryl and his merger with the Laurie, Kenna & Associates team in 2003. Cam is very passionate about his career and shoulders that passion with the ever-present responsibility to our clients providing sound advice and quality service.

Matt Williams*, B.Comm, CFP®
Advisor

Matt WilliamsAfter being born and raised in Taber, I now love having a business here. Taber has so much to offer each of its residents and I look forward to giving back to the community that gave me so much. My association with Laurie, Kenna & Associates brings a level of professionalism to my practice that is bar none. I look forward to serving my clients and the community for many years to come.

Mark Nicholson*
Advisor

Mark Nicholson AdvisorMark, a born and bred Lethbridgearian, came to our firm in 2006 after numerous years of success in management in the retail sector, both in Alberta and Ontario. While the newest of our senior producers, his contribution to the long term direction and molding of the firm has proved to be invaluable.

Darryl Kenna*, CFP®, CLU, EPC
Advisor

Darryl Kenna AdvisorDarryl, a founding partner, was born and raised in Lethbridge. As Laurie Kenna & Associates has grown to be one of the largest Multi-Agent Corporations (MACs) in Canada, the demands on the operations side have grown equally. Darryl has taken on the CEO role within the corporation and spends time on the corporate side of the business.

Blake Corey*, B.Mgt., CFP®
Advisor

Blake CoreyBlake was born in Lethbridge and grew up in Coaldale. A graduate of the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Management, Major in Finance, Blake joined Laurie, Kenna & Associates in August, 2009. Since then, he has earned his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation and is dedicated to helping clients with financial planning and asset management. He and his wife recently welcomed their first child in early 2014.

James Nilsson*, CFP®, CHS
Advisor

James NillsonJames was born and raised in Grande Prairie. He joined our team in 2006 after four years of community work as a youth pastor. As one of the youngest members, James has brought new life and energy to our advisor team. He balances his commitments to his young growing family and his career with officiating local basketball.

Jessica Joss, CA, CPA
Sales Associate Advisor

Jessica JossJessica prides herself on her diverse financial background and ability to provide a unique perspective on a client's situation. Jessica's career began as a chartered accountant articling student with Deloitte & Touche in Calgary. After obtaining her Chartered Accountant (CA) designation, she began her work with the financial management of businesses in Lethbridge. Jessica is also a proud member of her community and gives back by lending her time and expertise to a number of not-for-profit boards. Jessica joined Laurie, Kenna & Associates in 2014 and is committed to helping our team provide the best client experience possible.

Michel Collings*, CFP®
Advisor

Michel CollingsMichel joined Sun Life Financial in 2005 and has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has completed a variety of financial planning programs throughout her career, and has most recently earned her Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation. Michel lives in the Crowsnest Pass with her husband and daughter. She works in the Laurie, Kenna & Associates Financial Services Blairmore office, advising clients in the Crowsnest Pass and surrounding area.

Don Groves*
Advisor

Don GrovesBefore joining Laurie, Kenna & Associates, Don enjoyed a successful career in the insurance and financial industry. In the interest of providing the best possible service to his clients, he joined Laurie, Kenna & Associates in 2005. His partnership with the firm has been an unquestionable success, and he has maintained his reputation for excellent client care. When he's not at work, Don enjoys spending time with his family, as well as volunteering with local youth in the sports community.

John Hoopfer, CLU
Advisor

John HoopferJohn has been a part of the insurance industry for over 26 years. He works closely with his clients to fully understand their specific situation and goals. He has continued to grow over the years as he completed his CLU in 1996 and most recently joined Laurie, Kenna & Associates in 2012 with the merger of LifeTrack. When John isn't working, he loves to spend time with his family, work in his wood shop and volunteer in the community.

Keith Williams, CLU
Associate Advisor

Keith Williams Keith and his wife have raised their five children in the Taber area and now have 14 grandchildren. For almost 30 years, he has been helping people in the area with their insurance and investment needs, as well as group life, health and retirement benefits. Keith has been active in the community, organizing and coaching football for much of that time. He was also involved in the Rotary Club of Taber that started the APEX Youth Awards along with the local newspaper. In his leisure time, he enjoys photography and woodworking.

Cindy Sorkilmo
Administrative Assistant

Cindy SorkilmoHaving spent most of her life in Lethbridge, Cindy worked in the dental field before joining Laurie, Kenna & Associates in 2006. As our booking administrator and receptionist, Cindy is often thought of as the "face and voice" of our firm.

Sarah Fabro
Advisor Assistant

Sarah FabroSarah was born and raised in Crowsnest Pass. Sarah moved to Lethbridge in 2009 where she attended Lethbridge College and completed her Business Administration Diploma. Upon graduating, she worked at a registry agency before joining Laurie, Kenna & Associates in 2014.

Melissa Hanton
Administrative Assistant

Melissa HantonMelissa was born and raised on a ranch southwest of Cardston and after a brief stint in Calgary, settled in Lethbridge about 8 years ago. When she moved to Lethbridge, she gained management experience at a local salon for 4 years and then moved forward by completing a Business Management Diploma from Lethbridge College. With that knowledge, Melissa obtained a job in the mortgage industry which gave her the opportunity to meet the Laurie, Kenna & Associates team. She eventually joined us in January, 2012.

Whitney Slomp
Advisor Assistant

Whitney SlompWhitney was born and raised in Lethbridge. A 2010 legal administration graduate, Whitney worked in various administrative roles before joining Laurie, Kenna & Associates in 2014. She is excited to join our team and start her career in the financial services industry. When she isn't working, Whitney enjoys spending time with her son and her dog.

Angie Nilsson
Office Manager

Angie NilssonAngie moved to Lethbridge in 2002 and began working with Sun Life Financial. She joined Laurie Kenna and Associates in January 2003. Over the past decade, she has worked several different positions within Laurie, Kenna & Associates and most recently is enjoying the challenge of working in operations management.

Marnie Nickel
Licensed Administrative Assistant

Marnie NickeWe are very excited to have Marnie join our team to work on asset administration. She brings over 11 years of experience in the financial industry with banking and investment and she is eager to add to that knowledge. Marnie has a bubbly personality and loves working with people. She is dedicated to providing excellent customer service.

Shannon Drapaka*
Licensed Administrative Assistant

Shannon DrapakaShannon enjoys life in Alberta and has called Lethbridge home for the last five years. Following 11 years in the banking industry, Shannon is very happy to join our team at Laurie, Kenna & Associates. She is the proud mother of a four-year-old son to whom she devotes her spare time.

Peggy Nakama
Licensed Administrative Assistant

Melissa HantonPeggy was born and raised in Lethbridge. After 34 years in retail accounting/customer service she joined the Laurie, Kenna & Associates team from 2007 - 2008. After a four year alternate career endeavour, she happily returned to the Laurie, Kenna & Associates administration team in October, 2012.


 

* Mutual Funds offered by Sun Life Financial Investment Services (Canada) Inc.