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I grew up in the small community of Lumby BC. This was a great place to be a young boy and be able to climb mountains and fish as much as possible. As a teenager I followed in my fathers footsteps and became a logger. For 15 years I ran my own trucking company and in the early 90s as the logging industy was struggling I realized I needed to find a different business if I was to reach all my goals and dreams in life.
I married my high school sweet heart in 1980 and we have raised two amazing children that are now entrepreneurs themselves. They have given us much joy in life and have also given us 5 wonderful grand children to spoil.
In 1995 I researched the financial industry and realized there was one company that would allow me to own my business within a proven system. I became an Independent Contractor with Primerica and have produced many successful Regional Vice Presidents. This company has allowed me and my family to live our goals and dreams. My passion today is to help coach and mentor others that are motivated and driven to find success in there lives.
My 3 Favorite Things -
Hanging out with my wife and kids in Hawaii /Building successful Entrepreneurs /Hunting, Fishing and Trekking
Primerica -210-2750 22st. NE Calgary AB. T2E 7L9
Kurt Ropchan Lockheart LLP
My name is Kurt Ropchan and I am first a father of two wonderful children, Oliver (7) and Addy (5) and husband to an amazing wife and mother, Sydney. I am a born and raised Calgarian and have strong family ties to the city. We love Alberta and are very proud to call Calgary home..
From an education perspective, I graduated from Western Canada High School in 2002 with a bi-lingual diploma and from there acquired my Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary in 2007. After graduating from University, my wife and I spent a few years travelling across Canada, throughout Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Mexico and Peru. Once we came back up for air, I needed a job and coincidentally was given an unusual opportunity by a friend’s parents who owned a small accounting firm called Nolke & Co who needed someone to come in and prepare tax returns for them on a temporary basis during the 2009 tax season.
It turns out, I was well suited to the work and this temporary opportunity turned into them putting me through the Certified General Accountant (CGA) program and acquiring my CGA designation in 2015. The firm was acquired in 2015 by a father and son team at Lockhart LLP, who were in the process of trying to establish and grow their firm, Lockhart LLP.
In terms of how I now support my family, effective January 1, 2018, I became a partner at Lockhart LLP based in SE Calgary. My business partner, Cory Lockhart, and I, employ 20 accounting and administrative staff. Our firm’s focus is on serving small and mid-size businesses of Calgary and area. We offer a full breadth of accounting services from bookkeeping, to tax compliance, to advisory services, to complex re-organization planning and everything in between. Our goal is to be a one stop shop for all accounting needs of our clients. We want to be able to provide our clients with a personalized experience not available at larger firms with expertise and knowledge that may not be available at smaller firms.
Three favorite things: Spending time outdoors with my family (i.e. bike rides, soccer, walking)/ A rum and coke after a long day at the office/Travelling… anywhere
403-212-3880 ext. 213
Chelsea Kanderka Primerica
I grew up in the Okanagan, playing competitive ringette in the winter and living at the lake in the summer. We have a very close knit family and have maintained those great relationships to this day. When I was 12 my parents opened their first Financial Services brokerage and I began to help in the office and learn the difference between being self employed and owning a business system. Our family business allowed us freedom to travel, have our parents at all our important events and grow up in a culture of growth and development.
When I graduated high school my parents moved to Calgary to open their second Branch and I remained in the Okanagan for 2 years attending Okanagan University College before transferring to Mount Royal College to complete my Bachelors of Financial Services. After graduating, I worked for 2 major banks and realized that working for the traditional bank was not for me. I decided to take a year and go traveling. Upon my return I obtained my licenses and joined my parents in business part-time, while working in real-estate finance full time. From there I worked for a Real-Estate developer until I started my family.
This year my husband and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary! We are blessed with three beautiful boys, Austin, Carson and Jordan. When Carson was born it became very clear to me that I needed to join the family business full(ish) time; it wasn’t possible for me to raise my boys and maintain my career working for someone else. We are now a year or so into building our own Brokerage, along side the other 6 my parents have built over the years. I am thrilled to be able to offer the same life to our boys as was given to us. As our youngest will be a year old soon we have plans to accelerate the growth of our Branch this year and to open three additional branches over the next 5 years.
Three of my favorite things: My family!/ Traveling/ Ringette
Primerica 210 - 2750 22nd Street NE Calgary, AB T2E 7L9
Fax/toll free: 888-417-0238
Rebecca Chaulk The Chaulk Team Real Estate
YOUR CALGARY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL
Rebecca is a native Calgarian and resident of Lake Chaparral, working as a licensed Realtor® with The Chaulk Team since 2005 with 14 years in the industry. Rebecca’s focus is on Buyers, Calgary Condominiums and Calgary Home purchases and Calgary Listings. She also is well versed in Country acreages in M.D Foothills and M. D Rockyview Her outgoing personality brings energy and enthusiasm to every client relationship. Rebecca has built up a growing client list of her own due to the confidence clients have placed in her because of her thorough and passionate service level.
Rebecca has also undergone continuing education to obtain her designation as a Certified Condominium Specialist as well as completing studies in Negotiations and Country Residential and Land. Rebecca believes that her commitment to continual upgrading of her skills and knowledge will be an advantage to her clients.
Besides working with clients as a buyers agent & with her listings she works with the team in market analyses, property evaluations, open houses, client care, publicity, social marketing and coordinating any related promotional events.
Three Favorite Things: Her horse/ Family & Friends/ Australia