Estate Planning Specialist
Stephen began practicing in the financial services industry in 1982 and held various client advisory and senior management roles prior to joining RBC in 2016. Supported by his designation as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and his passion for people, he is best known for the level of attention provided to fully understand client wishes. As a result Stephen is able to provide a holistic assessment to your unique wealth management needs.
With a focus on assisting you secure existing wealth, increase your net worth and reduce the impact of estate taxation, Stephen helps ensure a comprehensive plan is put in place. He recommends creative, tax-exempt insurance solutions to address your ongoing needs and will readily partner with your other trusted professionals.
Stephen lives in Kelowna with his wife Mel and their dogs Teddy and Buster. They enjoy the simple things in life such as golf, travel and a good cup of tea.
Vice President, High Net Worth Planning Services
As a Business Owner Specialist, Zora, together with your primary RBC advisor, helps you explore succession, tax, retirement and estate planning issues you face as a business owner.
Prior to joining RBC, Zora spent over a decade with a leading Canadian accounting and business advisory firm where she focused on advising business owners on personal and corporate tax planning. Acting as a trusted advisor, Zora was responsible for the development and implementation of effective strategies for wealth preservation and accumulation in the context of tax, estate and succession planning.
Zora is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant and has a Bachelor degree in Science from the Simon Fraser University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. Zora has completed all levels of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course, as well as the Advanced Tax Issues for the Owner-Managed Business Course.
Financial Planning Specialist
Brad became a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner after graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1992 both as an advisor and as a financial planner and he brings extensive expertise and experience to help professionals, business owners and other high net worth individuals with their financial planning needs.
Brad’s role is to work with and support your advisor in preparing and presenting you with a comprehensive Compass Financial Plan and to help identify and address any financial planning concerns or opportunities you may have.
Will and Estate Consultant
Nicole received her Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Dean’s List) in 1991 and her Bachelor of Law degree in 1999 from the University of British Columbia.
She clerked at the British Columbia Supreme Court from 1999 to 2000 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2000. Nicole has also completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-depth Tax Course.
Prior to joining RBC, Nicole practised law for ten years in downtown Vancouver, first at a national law firm and then at a boutique tax and trust law firm. Nicole’s practice focused on the implementation of tax and estate plans, Wills, domestic and offshore trusts, charities and business succession. Nicole is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Trusts Section and Charities Section. Nicole’s significant practical experience in estate planning allows her to offer valuable guidance in the development of your estate plan.
As a Private Banker with RBC Wealth Management, Private Banking, Paul Wourms provides comprehensive wealth management and financing strategies to high net-worth business owners, executives, professionals and their families.
Based in Kelowna, Paul works with a select number of clients in the B.C. Interior to address heir often-complex banking, credit and wealth management needs by providing tailored seamless banking and financial solutions.
When necessary, he can access specialists from across RBC in order to work collaboratively to provide a complete range of complementary services, from investment management to estate and legacy planning, and from domestic and international trust services to sophisticated credit and leverage strategies to support individual short and long term goals.
Paul offers an extensive background in client relationship to his role as Private Banker. He draws on more than 15 years of experience within RBC, consisting of a wide range of roles in Retail Banking, Commercial Financial Services, and Corporate Client Group.
Paul was born and raised in Kamloops B.C., and is a graduate of Thompson Rivers University with a BBA majoring in finance. In university, Paul was a member of the baseball team, and was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2005. While no longer active in baseball, he does look for opportunities to volunteer his time with youth sports, and he remains an avid sports fan. Away from the office, Paul spends much of his time with his family, and enjoys many of the outdoor activities that the B.C. Interior is famous for.
Premier Banking Advisor
As a Premier Banking Advisor for the Kamloops Market, Gail Adams-Marynovich works as a single point of contact providing banking and credit solutions for select clients of Wealth Management Canada and their families. Partnering with Investment Advisors and Counsellors across the region, she provides personalized service and tailored advice to help clients save time and effectively manage their day to day banking needs.
With 21 years' experience in financial services with RBC, Gail is respected by her clients, her peers and the industry and has received top performer recognition. She has sought to develop her skills to offer best in class client experience and advice which sets her apart.
Beyond RBC, Gail is committed to giving back to her community through several volunteering activities. She is a member of the Chase Rotary Club and sits on the organizing committee for United Way Home for the Holidays fund raiser. Gail participates bi-annually in the Pit Stop Kamloops nutritious meal program and also partakes in the Starfish Backpack program distributing healthy foods to local school children.
Gail was born in Victoria, B.C, raised in Roberts Creek, B.C and now resides in Kamloops with her husband and two daughters. When she is not hard at work with her clients, Gail enjoys swimming and snorkeling. She also likes to travel and spends time with her family.
Senior Trust Advisor
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Catharine Turner serves clients throughout British Columbia in the Vancouver office. Catharine is well known within the Estate and Trust industry in the British Columbia region. She has held many client facing roles focused on business development as well as servicing complex accounts of domestic and international high net worth families during her roles as an Estate and Trust Advisor, Senior Advisor and Private Banker.
A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Catharine has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations such as the Chartered Financial Planner (CFP), Financial Management Advisor (FMA) and Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designations.
Catharine works with individuals, families, and businesses providing customized estate, trust and incapacity solutions. Whether it is helping someone to settle an estate, establishing a trust to ensure the successful transfer of family assets, or arranging to assist with the administration and responsibilities for a Power of Attorney, Catharine can help.
With more than 25 years of industry experience, Catharine brings to each client the necessary skill set to provide both the technical expertise as well as the genuine understanding of the emotional complexities that underlie these issues. Catharine understands that no two clients are the same and so together with her RBC Estate & Trust Services partners she can find the solution that’s right for you.