7 – 151 Main Street
Fredericton NB E3A 1C6
Branch Manager: Todd Doige
Meet a team player.
Being an active participant and coach of different sporting teams has taught Mark some important lessons. First, it is with teamwork that a group exceeds an individual’s ability. Second, a coach can be a formative influence for the future. Mark has learned from these lessons that even when not coaching or volunteering, he finds those lessons just as relevant – especially in his career helping individuals and businesses.
Officially born in Chute-des-passes, Quebec, he grew up with his three brothers and one sister in Fredericton. His favorite hang out was the Nashwaaksis Stream, swimming and fishing, and when frozen skating. Mark continues to enjoy those activities today.
Graduated from FHS in 1976, he moved to Calgary where he met his wife Patricia and were married in 1982. They moved to Fredericton in 1985 and started a family, with Tyler and Jessica arriving in short order.
Mark’s parents, Ernest and Ina, helped shape the family’s attitude in giving back to the community, as they all have committed to involvement, which helps our youth. They all have helped each other in volunteering for organizations such as Big Brothers and Sisters, youth hockey, soccer, baseball, and youth church programs, along with the pleasure in working at the canteen for the Y’s Men. Mark’s philosophy has been ‘make every experience an adventure, as you don’t know what is coming around the corner, but at least you can be prepared’.
Mark started his financial career after completing his Canadian Securities Course in 1986 while working for the Dept. of Tourism. He joined Richardson Greenshields in 1988, where he completed his Options and Commodities License. Through the mid-nineties he practiced his investment lessons with a bank owned brokerage firm and in that time he completed levels one and two Certified Investment Management courses. In 2007, under the guise of Wellington West (taken over by a bank owned organization in 2011), he completed the Branch Managers Course and continues to complete other approved educational programs, passed rigorous examinations and meet stringent experience requirements. Mark also adheres to a professional Code of Ethics and he fulfills annual continuing education requirements to remain aware of current planning strategies and financial trends.
As your financial advisor, Mark will coordinate the financial advising process for you. Mark will help you to identify your goals, and he will work with you to implement a series of strategies that will help you to realize your vision for the future.
Gail Schnier, Office Administrator
Gail was born and raised in a small town outside of Toronto, ON. Her parents returned back home to Fredericton in 1978 to help their elderly family members and she stayed in Ontario and started her career in Administration and Customer Service; started her own family, Jennifer now 37.
Gail completed several post-secondary courses in Business Communications and Business Administration from Georgian College and Humber College. She also completed several Leadership courses while working with the Department of National Defence, Military Careers and Administration in Borden, ON. Gail actively volunteered her strong interest in working with people by volunteering with Victim Services of Peel – 5 years of service; started with Court (Bail Hearing), to On-Call and finished as a Team Leader. Volunteered 2 years of service with Red Cross; calling blood donors to arrange appointments.
After several years in Ontario, Gail moved back home to Fredericton to be closer to her family and to take on the challenge of helping her elderly family members to live a better quality of life.
Gail brought with her extensive years’ of experience in the Administration and Customer Service to her role as an Office Administrator to cater to the client. Her enthusiastic, considerate and professional nature proves that she will ensure that all appointments, concerns and administrative details are attended to as efficiently as possible. You can trust that she will direct your questions and concerns to the appropriate team member.