A native of North Sydney, Nova Scotia, John began his career in the financial industry over 35 years ago, first with a major Canadian bank, and has spent the past 25 years making wealth creation simple for clients, as an independent Advisor.
A former director and Past President of a Community Service Club, and Board Member of Northwood. John has also been a longtime volunteer with the Salvation Army’s Feast of Christmas for the past 25 years. He enjoys giving back to the community and is an active member of Dreams Take Flight, which allows financially disadvantaged children to go to Disney World. John has also been an active volunteer with The Turkey Club which provides Christmas turkey hampers to needy families. In his spare time, John enjoys cooking, sailing, golf, and traveling with his wife Janette. John and his wife Janette call Bedford home.
A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Natalie began her career in the financial industry over 15 years ago. Natalie joined John's practice in 2015 as a Financial Consultant and Life Insurance Advisor where she enjoys putting her expertise to work for our clients.
Natalie is a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University and holds a degree in Public Relations and a certificate in Marketing. She enjoys giving back, Natalie is a past volunteer for the Junior Achievement Company Program, which teaches high school students how to start and run their own business. Natalie is also an active volunteer for The Turkey Club which provides Christmas turkey hampers to needy families. She has also been a volunteer for the Halifax Jazz Festival and raised funds for Ride for Juvenile Diabetes, The Children's Miracle Network, and various other charity organizations. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys practicing yoga and spending time with her family. Natalie, her husband Blair, and their two dogs Frankie and Bijou call Bedford home.
Cristina began her career in the financial industry in 1995 at CIBC Imperial Service where she worked as an Associate. Cristina then went on to work for various other Financial firms before joining John’s team in January 2019 where she is responsible for the administration and servicing of John’s clients.
Cristina is fluent in English and Spanish and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Acadia University in international relations. She also completed her Canadian Securities Course and Conduct and Practices Course from the Canadian Securities Institute.
Cristina brings a wealth of experience and she is often the first point of contact when you phone in. She manages documentation and fulfills a variety of requests, including cheque requests, account transfers, payments, and contributions, and acts as a liaison with our operational departments.
In her spare time, Cristina enjoys gardening, entertaining, and spending time with friends and family. Cristina, her husband Peter, and her daughter Robyn call Bedford home.
A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Nabiha began her career in 2011 at Toronto Dominion Bank where she quickly moved up the ranks before accepting a job as a Senior Financial Advisor at the Bank of Nova Scotia. Nabiha joined John’s practice in March 2023 as a Financial Consultant, bringing a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise. With a strong enthusiasm for her work, she is eager to provide our clients with tailored solutions and valuable advice.
Nabiha enjoys giving back and has been a past volunteer for the IWK telethon which helps raise funds for the local children’s hospital.
Nabiha is a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University and holds a Bachelor of Arts. She also holds a Certificate in Financial Services Advice and is in the process of completing her PFP.
In her spare time, Nabiha enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, hosting game nights for friends and family and calls Bedford home.
A native of Maidstone, Ontario, Grace brings a versatile skillset and lively energy to the office. Grace joined John’s team as a Client Service Assistant in January 2023 and brings over 10 years of customer care experience.
Grace is a graduate of the University of Windsor and holds a Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences as well as a Master’s of Integrative Biology. As part of our team she, provides valued administrative and operational support with her primary responsibilities including coordinating client reviews, preparing for meetings, onboarding of new clients and accounts, and supporting in client communications.
Grace enjoys giving back, she spent many days volunteering with her hometown youth baseball program, Refugee program, and various community organizations. She was also involved in university activities, including youth outreach programs, OPUS events, and Biology departmental charity events.
In her spare time, Grace enjoys hiking, photography, baseball, and spending quality time with her close friends and family. Grace, her husband James, and their cat Luffy call Halifax home.