About Us

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Anne Marie Dryden, CFP CLU
CEO and Certified Financial Planner

Anne Marie DrydenAnne Marie has been an independent provider of financial services for business owners and professionals for more than two decades. She has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter designation and is a Certified Financial Planner. She also completed the Canadian Securities course in 1990.

As a business owner with a business consulting background, Anne Marie works primarily with incorporated business owners and professionals. She takes a low-key approach with clients, which provides them with a comfortable, stress free experience. Her goal is to provide solutions for building and preserving wealth while minimizing tax.

Hans Bischoff
Partner and Financial Advisor

Hans BischoffHans started with the firm in 2016 providing clients with fee-based investment advice, tax planning, estate planning, risk optimization and life insurance advice. He is also currently working towards his CFP designation. Hans’s structured and functional approach ensures his clients are looked after with the utmost care while building wealth and minimizing taxes. In his spare time Hans enjoys hiking, bicycling, watching Formula 1, riding motorcycles, and socializing with friends (old and new.) Hans has also volunteered for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island since 2017 and he joined their board of directors January 2019. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a youth mentoring charity that matches volunteer mentors with adversely affected youth to create positive and lasting impacts on the kids they help.

Karl Bloedorn, BComm
Wealth and Risk Management

Karl BloedornKarl Bloedorn is a long-time resident of Vancouver Island and is proud to call the Island home. Karl graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria and has numerous financial planning courses under his belt. He is a fully licensed Financial Advisor registered with the MFDA and the Insurance Council of BC.

Karl has been working in the industry as a Financial Advisor since 2002 and has helped clients weather through several difficult market environments during that time. Karl is also well versed with insurance products and can help you find the appropriate solution to meet your needs, whether it be Mortgage Insurance, Whole Life, Critical Illness, Disability Insurance or Group Benefits, Karl can help you navigate through the complicated waters of Insurance so that you can make the wise decision!

“Don’t let an unexpected event de-rail your financial freedom!”

Kieran Johnson, QAFP
Financial Advisor

Kieran johnsonKieran is the third generation in his family to provide financial advice on Vancouver Island, offering financial planning, fee-based portfolio management, insurance services, and wealth building strategies.

Practicing since 2011, Kieran is currently in the process of completing his CIM (Chartered Investment Manager) and CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designations in order to offer the highest level of service possible to his clients.

Kieran enjoys hiking and backpacking, photography, Bonsai, and spending time with his wife and one-year old son, Noah.

Kristen Den Uyl
Administrative Assistant

Kristen Den UylKristen moved to Nanaimo from Kelowna, BC in 2019 with her partner and their 4 children ranging in ages from 7-16 yrs old. Kristen has 14 years’ experience as an administrative assistant within various business backgrounds, along with 21 years’ experience as a customer service specialist in everything from municipal government, to coffee shops and grocery stores. Kristen values hard work, efficiency, honesty and loyalty. When not at work she makes room for family outings, crafting and creating and is always trying new things and keeping busy.