The Significance of Rocks and Trees
Like most brothers and sisters, we shared many
experiences when we were growing up. We spent a lot of time in northern
Ontario, and this developed our appreciation of the wilderness. We
camped at the Taylor Statten Camps – Ahmek and Wapomeo – and canoed in
Algonquin Park and the Lake Temagami area. We spent time at our family
cottage in Dorset on Lake of Bays and at our father’s fishing camp in
Our university studies took Sean to geology
(rocks) and Pam to forestry (trees). Today, the "rocks and trees” image
we use represents how we view the financial world. To us, the granite
rock symbolizes the solid foundation of a portfolio and financial plan,
while the tall pine represents growth.
We love the natural world,
and spend much of our leisure outdoors – running, road and mountain
biking, cross-country and downhill skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, hunting
and fishing. The natural world has systems that guide, grow and protect
it, and our science training helps us create the systems and processes
we use when caring for the financial well-being of over 300 families.
hope that you, too, share an appreciation for our natural world and
that the stability and growth that "rocks and trees” represent will be
reflected in your own financial lives.