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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.

Matthew Williams*, B.Comm, CFP®
Advisor

Matt WilliamsMatt was born and raised in Taber, Alberta. He and his wife, Laura, continue to live there, where they're raising their 4 young children. Before starting his 8-year career as a Sun Life Financial advisor, Matt graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and played football with the Golden Bears from 2005-2007. Matt has been with Sun Life Financial since 2008 and joined Laurie, Kenna & Associates Ltd. in 2012. Matt obtained his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in 2013 and loves helping clients achieve lifetime financial security.

Mark Nicholson*
Advisor

Mark Nicholson AdvisorMark was raised in Lethbridge and is a proud graduate of the Lethbridge College Business Administration program. Before joining Sun Life Financial in 2004, Mark spent many years as a manager in the retail sector and also worked for his family's business, Perma Green Garden Center. Mark's experience in the small business sector gives him great insight as an advisor when working with other business owners in Southern Alberta. Mark also enjoys the ongoing challenge of helping manage our business and has been instrumental in moulding the long-term direction of our firm.

Mark became very active in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) when his son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Mark enjoys organising and running the annual JDRF Walk to cure Diabetes held every Spring at Nicholas Sheran Park. When he's not helping clients, Mark enjoys gardening, travelling, and spending quality time with his wife, their two teenage children and their golden retriever.

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 2009. Blake has earned his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation and is dedicated to helping clients build a sound financial plan. He and his wife, Lindsey, live in Lethbridge and have a son, Hayden.

James Nilsson*, CFP®, CHS™
Associate Advisor

James NillsonJames has been with Laurie Kenna & Associates Ltd. since 2006. He has his Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) designation and is committed to servicing his clients. Before joining us, James worked as a youth pastor and refereed local basketball. James was born and raised in Grand Prairie; however, he calls Lethbridge home with his wife, Angie, and their three children.

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.

Deepy Sharma*
Sales Associate Advisor

Don GrovesDeepy grew up in the Crowsnest Pass. In 2001, Deepy began his career at TELUS Communications, where he spent 5 years in sales. Deepy then visited over 30 countries during a 3-year trip. Upon his return, he continued his sales career before joining our team in the spring of 2014. As an advisor, Deepy takes pride in building close relationships with clients. He lives in in Lethbridge with his wife, Sarah, and works out of both the Blairmore and Lethbridge offices.

Don Groves*
Sales Associate 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.

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.

Dani Mueller
Sales Associate Advisor

Dani MuellerDani is ready to take the stage at Laurie Kenna & Associates as an associate advisor. She graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Management in May 2015. Before coming to Laurie Kenna, Dani worked as an Administrative Assistant at a local radio station in Lethbridge. A valuable asset to your team, Dani shares our passion for building lasting and successful client relationships. Her goal is to help families build a better future for themselves and the next generation.

Don Strankman
Sales Associate Advisor

Don StrankmanAs a Sun Life Financial advisor, Don emulates his work ethic as a farm owner. The previous 16 years of experience in the financial industry have taught him the importance of being prepared for the future. He specializes in dealing with farmers and business owners for whom he provides tax-efficient investment strategies. He also specializes in helping business-owner clients build succession plans to fulfill their long-term goals.

Sarah Sharma
Operations Manager

Sarah FabroSarah was born and raised in the small town of the Crowsnest Pass and graduated from Lethbridge College with a Business Administration Diploma in 2011. Sarah joined our team in January 2014 and enjoys her role in operations. Sarah has lived in Lethbridge for 8 years, which she now and calls home with her husband, Deepy, and their dog, Inca.

Michel Collings*, CFP®
Licensed Administrative Assistant

Michel CollingsMichel joined Sun Life Financial in 2005. With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Michel brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our business. She has completed a variety of financial planning courses throughout her career and has earned her Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation. Michel lives in the Crowsnest Pass with her husband and daughter and works in our Blairmore office.

Marnie Nickel*
Licensed Administrative Assistant

Marnie NickeMarnie joined Laurie, Kenna & Associates Ltd. in 2013 after 11 years in the financial industry. Marnie now leads our asset department and is dedicated to providing the best customer service possible.

Shannon Drapaka*
Licensed Administrative Assistant

Shannon DrapakaShannon enjoys life in Alberta and has called Lethbridge home for the last 7 years. In 2014, after 11 years in the banking industry, Shannon was happy to join our team. She's a proud mother who devotes her spare time to her 6-year-old son.

Whitney Slomp
Licensed Administrative Assistant

Whitney SlompWhitney's experience includes working in various administrative roles before joining our team in 2014. Whitney helps oversee our insurance department. Whitney was born and raised in Lethbridge, where she continues to live with her son, Aiden. When it's time to relax, Whitney likes camping and spending time with her family.

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.

Cindy Sorkilmo
Advisor Assistant

Cindy SorkilmoCindy is often thought of as the "face" and "voice" of our firm. She has spent most of her life in Lethbridge and worked in the dental field before joining Laurie, Kenna & Associates over 10 years ago. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her partner Rob.

Brendon Saruwatari
Advisor Assistant

Brendon was born and raised in Taber. Before joining our team in January 2016, he ran his own window-tinting company. Brendon possesses great business acumen and an entrepreneurial spirit - two qualities that will continue to help move our business forward.

Tayler Way
Administrative Assistant

Sarah FabroTayler was born in Calgary but has called Lethbridge home for the past 10 years. Before joining the Laurie, Kenna and Associates team, she worked in the hotel and hospitality industry. Tayler enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs.


 

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