In 1990 John created TLS Financial to provide his growing clientele of individuals, families and business owners access to comprehensive Wealth Management Strategies and Services, a practice that continues to this day. In order to provide additional resources for his clientele, John founded the JTS Financial Group, a licensed Mortgage Brokerage currently operating in B.C.
Born and raised in Chemainus B.C. on Vancouver Island, John left his small town roots to attend BCIT receiving a Scholarship for his grade point average and graduating with a Diploma of Technology in Marketing Management. After graduating from BCIT it was travel time for nearly a year throughout the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia and Southeast Asia.
John returned to B.C. and began his business career in retail and commercial banking before venturing into the Financial Planning industry in 1987.
While building his financial practice, John continued with his education obtaining professional designations as a Certified General Accountant (CGA) in 1987 and as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in 1988.
Always an Entrepreneur, John founded a Mortgage Investment Corporation that provided investors with quarterly dividend returns for over 10 years. He also co-founded and acted as a Principal of a Securities Brokerage in B.C. which was subsequently acquired by a National firm.
John currently lives in Saltair, on Vancouver Island with his wife Tracy their 2 dogs, 3 cats and tropical fish.