Dean graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1990 with a Bachelor of Commerce and immediately entered the financial planning profession. He joined Cherry Financial Services in 1998,. He held the position of Chair of the Saskatchewan Life Insurance Council and was a member of the council from 2002 to 2010. Dean is a member of Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada.
Dean volunteered as the goaltender coach of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Women’s Hockey Team from 2004 to 2013. He was part of the Canada West Championship team in 2012, which also won a bronze medal at the Canadian Championships.
Dean has 3 children, son Coleman, and two daughters Kennedy and Claire, all currently attending the University of Saskatchewan. His beautiful bride of 24 years Natalie is his business partner and best friend.
Ian has been in the life insurance and financial planning industry since January 29,1983. Ian has spent most of his career in personal production, with 10 years in agency management. Currently, he is President of Cherry Financial Services Inc., a financial and estate planning firm in Saskatoon, which has been operating since 1995. He has been active in his community performing in amateur theatre productions, and serving on the board of Lakeview Church, Arlington Beach Camp and Conference Centre, and Lakewood Soccer Association. Ian has coached youth soccer and his teams represented Saskatchewan at National Club Championships on two occasions. He served the Advocis North Central Saskatchewan chapter as CLU Rep and Golf Tournament chair. Ian currently serves on the Life Insurance Council of Saskatchewan as Vice Chair of the Council, Chair of the Education committee and Chair of the Complaints and Investigations committee. Ian served on the Board of Trustees of the Institute For Advanced Financial Education from 2007-2011 as Chair of Finance, member of the Education Committee, and Chair of the Law Curriculum review panel.
Ben is a life, disability and group insurance broker as well as investment representative working with Cherry Financial since 2010. He started in financial services to be closer to his young family, previously working for Environment Canada which took him out of town often. His goal is to help clients create and implement insurance and investment plans based on their specific situation and goals. Listening and understanding client’s needs is Ben’s priority, providing strategies to fulfill those particular requirements. Following up with regular service and updates for client’s accounts is critical to their long term success. Impacting a positive future for clients is what he strives to accomplish.
Outside of work, Ben spends time with his wife Kirsten and two daughters. He enjoys staying active going to the gym, and playing basketball and floor hockey. He loves being outside, especially finding adventure all over Western Canada on a snowmobile in winter, enjoying the family cabin in summer, and hiking in the mountains.