Senior Partner of Guidance Planning Strategies Ltd. Cranbrook BC. Colin has been in the financial services business for over 40 years. In 1995, he founded Guidance Planning Strategies with his business associate Larry Johnson. Guidance Planning Strategies is an independent insurance and wealth management firm with four advisors serving businesses and families in the area of wealth accumulation, retention and risk management. Colin is past President of Advocis Kootenay and secretary-treasurer for the past 18 years. An avid supporter of continuing education he has been seminar moderator, and presenter at many industry education events both locally and in Western Canada. He is a charter member and founder of the Rocky Mountain Study Group, an association of financial advisors who meet four times a year to further their knowledge and act as each other's board of directors. The group has been meeting for 15 years.