With over 30 years' experience in the financial services industry, Todd has spent the majority of his time working directly with business and agricultural owners and their professional advisors to create and preserve their wealth. In doing so, Todd works alongside your trusted advisor and utilizes unique and customized insurance solutions that address both your short and long-term wealth management goals related to your personal and/or corporate financial needs.
Todd earned both his Bachelor of Economics and Commerce degrees from the University of Alberta. In addition, he holds designations as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and is an active member of both Advocis and CALU (Conference of Advanced Life Underwriters).
Staying busy, Todd has two grown children and is actively engaged in outdoor activities such with skiing, hiking, horseback riding along with volunteering in his community.
Joyce Burnett graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a B.Sc. and from Dalhousie Law School with her Bachelor of Laws. She was called to the Alberta Bar in 1986.
Prior to joining RBC, Joyce practiced law exclusively in the areas of wills, estate planning, estate administration, trusts, and charities law for ten years. She has taught professional continuing education seminars for the Legal Education Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association.
Joyce is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Estates, and Elder Law Subsections. She has spoken at many public and private seminars on the importance of estate planning, including planning for incapacity and succession. She is a regular speaker during Edmonton Wills Week, sponsored by the Edmonton Community Foundation.
Joyce is also very active in her community where she has been involved with a number of charitable and non-profit organizations.
As a Premier Banking Advisor for the Calgary area, Ben 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, he provides personalized service and tailored advice to help clients save time and effectively manage their day to day banking needs.
With more than 6 years' experience in financial services with RBC, Ben is respected by his clients, his peers and the industry, and has received top performer recognition.
Born and raised in China, Ben holds a Degree in Commerce from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Ben is committed to giving back to the community and volunteers at the Mustard Seed Society, preparing meals for the homeless. He is also highly active in his local church.
Ben currently resides in Calgary with his wife and daughter. When he is not hard at work with his clients, you will find him spending time enjoying the outdoors, running, hiking, camping and skiing. Ben is fluent in Mandarin and English.
John attended the University of Manitoba and received a Juris Doctor in 2002.
Prior to joining RBC, John worked with a prominent national law firm and a large trust company where he gained extensive experience in estate administration, Wills, trusts, powers of attorney and personal directives.
John is a member of The Law Society of Alberta, The Canadian Bar Association and The Calgary Bar Association.
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Michelle Kasper serves clients throughout Southern Alberta located in the Calgary office. Michelle has been a trust professional since 1995, and provides leadership and direction on Trust and Estate matters. With a career focus on client relationships, she is dedicated to her clients and provides a personalized service tailored to their specific needs.
A graduate of the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, Michelle has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations including the Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and Personal Financial Planner (PFP) designations. Michelle is also a member of the Calgary Estate Planning Council.
Michelle works with individuals, families and businesses to provide 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, Michelle can help.
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Michelle 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. Michelle 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.