Don Skochinski

Vice-President & Investment Advisor

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Don has been a financial advisor for over 25 years and is based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. His philosophy has been shaped by his extensive experience. He believes that a disciplined conservative portfolio is the best way for anyone to accumulate wealth throughout a lifetime. He brings together a team that is professional, knowledgeable and honest. All clients are treated on a personal and unique manner based on their own investment needs, goals and personal circumstances. As leader of Team Skochinski, Don manages the investment consulting process, completes investment reviews, and makes investment recommendations for your personalized written financial plan. Don has been recognized as a multiple year recipient of the RBC Dominion Securities Directors Council Award. 

Don has been happily married to Karen and are blessed with two artistic children, Alexander and Claire. Family time is treasured. Don and his family enjoy cross country skiing, road biking, kayak adventures and travel to faraway places. Don has been a professional musician and still enjoys playing rock, jazz and classical music with special friends and family.

Educational Background ·B. Music - McGill University, M. Music - Boston University, Canadian Securities Course (CSC), Conduct and Practices Course (CPH) and Professional Financial Planning Course (PFP).

Suzan Christie

Associate Advisor

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Suzan has been a part of Team Skochinski for over 16 years. She is committed to a high level of client service and assists clients with day-to-day investment needs. Suzan is licensed to act on trading instructions in consultation with Don. Her main responsibilities are to support the investment process by collecting data, completing forms and providing important documentation. 

Educational Background · B. Administration – Lakehead University, Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and Conduct and Practices Handbook (CPH).

 

Our Extended Team

Kelly Rivard, LL.B., CFP, TEP

Vice President, Will and Estate Consultant
Kelly Rivard works closely with Don to provide you with information on structuring your estate in an efficient and tax-effective manner. After your discussions with Kelly, you will receive a report outlining various estate planning issues for you to explore in further detail with your own lawyer or accountant.
 
Kelly received her law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1993 and was called to the bar in 1995. She practised in the areas of litigation, family law and estate planning at a law firm until joining a major trust company in 1996, where she worked in a variety of roles involving estate administration and planning. Kelly joined RBC Dominion Securities in 2003.
 
Kelly received her Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation in 1998 and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) as well as the Law Society of Upper Canada. She has recently completed Parts I and II of the CICA in-depth tax course.
 

 

Annett LeBeau

Regional Insurance Specialist
 
Annett LeBeau helps clients create and preserve their wealth through appropriate insurance products. She employs a comprehensive process to assess your needs, then recommends creative, tax-efficient insurance strategies that will help you achieve your wealth management objectives. Annett can focus on both personal and corporate insurance solutions to help increase your net worth and reduce the impact of taxation.
 

 

Susannah Musselman, CA, CMA, CFP

Vice President, Financial Planning Specialist
 
Susannah Musselman's role, alongside Don, is to help you coordinate your financial matters and optimize the unique opportunities available to you as a client of RBC Dominion Securities. Your comprehensive financial plan will consider strategies to maximize your cash flow, reduce taxes, ensure your retirement lifestyle, protect your financial security, and transfer wealth to the next generation. Susannah is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Planner.