Meet our Team



Rod Bower, CFP, CIM, FMA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Senior Investment Advisor

Rod Bower has over 20 years of experience in the fields of finance and wealth management.  He holds Bachelors degrees in Arts (Econ.) and in Science with distinction. His ongoing commitment to learning includes the completion of executive education courses at Harvard Business School and the Sauder School of Business at UBC, as well as private high net worth training through Institutional Investor in New York. Rod is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional and also holds designations as a Financial Management Advisor (FMA) and Canadian Investment Manager (CIM).
Rod is a past contributing writer for Advisor's Edge Report (Rogers Media), Beyond Numbers (Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC Magazine) and Good Life Connoisseur Magazine. Outside of work, Rod enjoys spending time with his family skiing, sailing and travelling.  Rod is passionate about endurance sports having completed five 70.3 Ironman triathlons.  He and his wife Marcia live in south Langley with their daughter Rylee, horse Vienna and basset hound Jack.

Darryl Gauthier

Darryl Gauthier, CFA, CIM, FMA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Senior Investment Advisor

Darryl Gauthier has been in the investment and wealth management industry since the year 2000. Prior to joining the Bower Gauthier Group in 2010, Darryl worked on the options trading desk of a major discount brokerage firm as well as an associate within the investment council arm of one of the major Canadian banks. This work provided Darryl with an ideal foundation for his work as a Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor. He has effectively constructed risk-adjusted portfolios to help clients navigate retirement with a goal to preserve capital and to pass on their wealth to future generations.  Over the years, he has focused on building intergenerational relationships with clients and has enjoyed managing the dynamic and unique needs of each family.
Darryl holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Victoria and is a proud recipient of the globally recognized Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. The CFA is one of the world's most recognized and advanced financial designations. Darryl has also completed many courses from the Canadian Securities Institute and also holds designations as a Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) and Financial Management Advisor (FMA).
Darryl is happily married to his lovely wife Emily and has three children and a golden retriever. Away from the business, he enjoys hiking, skiing and travelling with family and friends.

May Wong

May Wong, BA, CIM®, CFP®

Senior Associate & Associate Portfolio Manager

May is a graduate of the University of British Columbia where she completed her B.A in Psychology and Economics in 2009.  She extended her education by taking the Financial Management program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).  During her two years at BCIT, she won both the BCIT School Award as well as the BMO Financial Scholarship which reflected her strong passion and interest towards financial planning.

May has worked with the team since 2011. She holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM)  and the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) designations. She believes her understanding of western and eastern cultures plus, the advantage of speaking fluent Cantonese and Mandarin will allow her to communicate effectively with a diverse client base and to ensure a high level of client satisfaction.
May has lived in Vancouver for more than 30 years and enjoys gardening and cooking which she took up after marrying her husband, Justin, in 2015.


Rebecca Cairns

Client Service Associate

Rebecca graduated from the National University of Ireland, where she completed her BSc in Biology and Chemistry in 2017.
Born and raised in Dublin Ireland, she immigrated to Canada after university. Now in Vancouver, Rebecca has completed her CSC and CPH exams and is working towards her subsequent exams. 
Away from the office, Rebecca enjoys travelling with friends and spending time with family.

Emily Gauthier

Business Associate

Emily brings 15 years of industry experience to the team, specializing in client service, administration and marketing. Emily graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in Sociology, and spent time working in the Arts in Vancouver.

Since 2008, Emily has worked at various leading Canadian brokerage firms and now enjoys a busy work/life balance with her husband Darryl, their kids Elani, Jackson and Logan, and their Golden Retriever Ashby.