In January 2022, Ryan launched Silver Maple Financial, a financial planning firm, and teamed up with investment dealer, IPC Investment Corporation. Ryan shares an office with Lighthouse Financial where Jim mentors Ryan.
Why the name Silver Maple Financial? Ryan grew up on a ‘sugar bush’ (maple syrup farm) near Peterborough, Ontario. The Silver Maple is an adaptable breed of Sugar Maple that can grow as far north as Whitehorse, Yukon.
After graduating high school in 2013, Ryan became a fire fighter in Parkland County. In 2016, his life changed forever, as the fire truck he was in, rolled on Highway 16 west of Edmonton near the turn off to Highway 44. Ryan sustained a SLAP tear and damage to his spine, which ended his firefighting career, (to the relief of his mother).
Since the accident, Ryan has gone back to school and has nearly completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree at Athabasca University. He also passed his Canadian Securities Course and has completed the course work and exams to become a Qualified Associate Financial Planner™ designate. While studying, Ryan has worked a variety of jobs including two years in member service at Christian Credit Union.
Ryan is an avid disc golf player and serves as Treasurer for the Spruce Grove Disc Golf Association. Ryan is an active member of the St. Albert Alliance worship team where he primarily plays bass guitar. He also assists in some of St. Albert Alliance outreach programs.
Ryan enjoys meeting clients and making a difference in their lives by helping them achieve their life planning goals integrated with Biblical principles. He enjoys using a tool known as “Live, Give, Owe, Grow” to help clients steward their finances. Ryan is licensed to offer banking products such as GICs, mortgage referrals, mutual funds, and insurance*.
Some of Lighthouse Financial & IPC Investment Corporation clients will be transitioned to Silver Maple Financial to help Jim adjust his work/life balance. These clients will be able to grow with Ryan as he grows his practice.
*Not affiliated with IPC Investment Corporation