Canada is one of the most heavily/harshly taxed nations in the world. In fact, the average Canadian forfeits almost half of his or her income to various forms of taxes each year, representing a major obstacle to accumulating wealth and realizing their dreams.

Our team will work with you to examine your financial situation and identify potential areas for saving tax. We can help you to formulate strategies to lighten your tax load and free up funds to enhance your life – now or in the future.

To speak to one of our team members about your financial plan, please contact us.

Gord Schellenberg, CFP®, CLU® – President

In 1984, Gord began his 35 year long career as an advisor with a major insurance company in Winnipeg. He started his own financial advisory practice in 2000, and in 2009, he moved to beautiful British Columbia, where he purchased Quasar Financial Planning Group Ltd. (Quasar) and began working as its lead advisor. Over the years, he has developed a successful business strategy and has offered career guidance to a number of successful young advisors. Gord has dedicated his career to helping business owners and professionals with retirement planning and tax minimization through the unique attributes of life insurance.

Gord is happily married to his wife Sherry and has two grown children Robert and Julia. During his spare time, Gord enjoys golf and takes every opportunity to enjoy the great BC outdoors. Gord is a member of:

  • Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting
  • ADVOCIS - Financial Advisors Association of Canada
  • Financial Planning Standards Council

Alejandro Mejia, BBA, CFP®, CLU® – Financial Advisor

Alejandro is a Certified Financial Planner® with a BBA and a major in Finance from Simon Fraser University. He started his career as a Financial Advisor in 2009 with a focus in investments (Investment Fund Advisor with Investia Financial Services Inc.) and insurance. He grew his practice along with his professional knowledge while working in one the largest Insurance Managing General Agents in Canada.

Alejandro's personal pledge to provide high quality financial advice was recognized in 2013 when he won the National CFP Achievement Award through the industry's association, ADVOCIS. He continues to attend numerous conferences and seminars to further develop his skills and maintain his responsibility to clients. Alejandro's role with the Quasar team is Associate Advisor for investment and insurance portfolios.

Sherry Schellenberg – Operations Manager

Sherry started in the financial services industry 20 years ago as an Office Administrator at a mutual fund dealer; then later as an Administrative Assistant to a group of advisors. Currently, Sherry looks after Quasar's business operations keeping the office running smoothly.

Sherry's main role is to support and encourage her husband Gord, in his business endeavors, while overseeing administration and accounting for Quasar.

Linda Boyes – Office Manager

Linda Boyes has over 10 years experience as office manager and executive assistant, which are complemented by her sales and project coordination background. Her superb organizational, communications and administrative skills, ability to maintain confidentiality, with sound decision-making abilities make her a valuable asset to the Quasar team.