Ted grew up in the small town of Smithers B.C. so has always been a northern boy at heart. After graduating from the University of British Columbia he left Vancouver armed with two degrees and taught in some of the largest cities of the world; Beijing, Taipei and finally London England. He realized at the end of that 5-year sojourn that he really liked a little space and a lot of quiet. The Prince George winters actually didn’t feel that bad anymore and lining up for space on the bus in Beijing or the Tube in London definitely makes you yearn for a little elbow room!
His overseas teaching career was and still is a source of satisfaction for him. When he returned to Canada the teaching situation was much the same as when he left it. Teachers were not retiring and the only jobs available were part-time. It was at that time that he made the decision to change career paths from being a teacher to becoming a Financial Advisor. He was hired by Edward Jones and when he returned from taking the training, the office provided by Jones in Castlegar B.C. went from “dead poets’ society” to “boiler room” in a flash.
Ted is proud to work with a team of professionals at 49 North, where they distinguish themselves from other practices with all members working together to manage clientele; help make investment decisions and come up with personal investment solutions for clients. 49 North puts together the experience of its team of well-rounded advisors.
Prior to the founding the 49 North practice, Ted worked at three firms over the last decade. He worked for Edward Jones for the first few years, moving on to RBC Dominion before ultimately ending up working for the Bank of Montreal as a Financial Planner. He also worked as a player coach for the Prince George north region. He was a top performer over the last four years in the town where him and Steve purchased the book of business. He also had a hand in hiring several new talents for the area and helped mentor any new Financial Planners north of Kamloops.
Ted was educated at UBC obtaining two degrees; a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts. The Bachelor of Arts is a double major in History and Economics.
Ted holds the following Financial Planning designations; CFP, CIM, and LLQP. He has also completed the following relevant courses: Professional Financial Planner, Wealth Management Essentials, Conduct and Practice Handbook Course, and Canadian Securities Course
Ted and his spouse have three children who are the lights of his life.
Ted has high expectations for staff as he wants them to be self-starters and effective problem solvers. He works in a fast-paced environment where clients have expectations and problems that need solutions fast.