I graduated from the University of Manitoba in the spring of 2001 with an honours degree in finance. After some industry training, I officially started my career in the personal financial services industry on January 2, 2002. In the fall of 2007, I earned the Certified Financial Planner’s (CFP) designation. For each CFP examination, the Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) honours the top one per cent of successful candidates as members of the President’s List, an honour which I received. In the fall of 2010, I completed the Registered Health Underwriter’s (RHU) designation; an in depth course about Disability, Critical Illness, Long Term Care and Group benefits Insurance.