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Lighthouse Group

What is the Lighthouse Group?

We are a group of motivated, dedicated and experienced professionals in the financial & legal services industries, serving Central Alberta and beyond.

What does the Lighthouse Group do?

We: educate, collaborate, provide value, care.

The result? You receive quality wrap-around service from a dedicated group of professionals who work together to meet your unique financial, investment and legal needs.

Stephen van Santen

Stephen grew up surrounded by a business minded family who taught him the value of working hard and completing the job. He has brought those same values into both the private and public sector.

 

After having 10+ years of experience with managing and developing departments he began studying and preparing to step into wealth management. In 2020 he joined the Bridgeline Wealth team and has found quick success for his clients.

 

You can see Stephen often travelling to appointments throughout Central Alberta helping develop a path to success for his next client. If you do see him, make sure to say hi, he would love to catch up and see how you are doing. He is always learning and educating himself to better serve his clientele with a particular focus on helping people navigate the complexities of estate matters and planning for the next generation.

 

On his off time, he loves to relax with his family, watch movies and tell his own adventure stories to them. He also enjoys taking his wife on dates, to taste the delicious local eateries. He also enjoys reading about global geological events, self-development, and helps by volunteering in the community. Stephen grew up in BC and for the past 19 years has called Alberta home.

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Garth Epp

Garth’s passion has always been people. He is an engaging and energetic coach who is passionate about helping people press toward and realize their true potential. He has a proven track record of working with and developing people, teams, and businesses.

As a strategic thinker and problem solver, Garth believes that the most successful, fulfilled people have made learning and growth a life-long pursuit.

 

As an enthusiastic coach with an intuitive and systematic coaching process, Garth helps to spark possibility, ignite creativity, and unleash potential.  Using John Maxwell’s proven professional growth and development principles, Garth walks his clients through a process that increases their awareness of the patterns of thinking that have produced their present results.

 

When he’s not helping people or serving his clients, you can find Garth with his kids or grandkids, on a stream with his fly rod, or on the open road on his motorcycle.

 

Whether at work or at play, Garth is full of ideas and vision and lives life to the full.

Chrystal Saxby

I am a licensed Mortgage Broker primarily working on residential mortgages with a focus on purchases but also enjoy renewals and refinances as well as many other mortgage products.

 

I am a Wife, Mom, Stepmom, and most importantly Grammy to four Grandchildren.  I love spending time with my family and friends whether it be visiting and encouraging one another, cooking, and eating, walking, cycling, golfing, or playing cards and board games.

 

You will find that I am genuine and trustworthy and treat my clients like family.  My commitment is to provide guidance and education as you make your mortgage decision.  I work with you to help you see your dreams become reality.

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Kelly Barber

Kelly Barber is a certified professional bookkeeper and the owner of B Squared Bookkeeping.  She has been providing full cycle bookkeeping to small and medium sized businesses since 2015.

 

Her keen eye for detail and the love for balanced books makes her exceptional at crunching numbers, providing A/P & A/R management, payroll, bank reconciliations, CRA remittances, monthly reports, the list goes on!

 

Her financial background in the banking industry contributes to her success with moving forward in the world of numbers and becoming a successful business owner and bookkeeper.

Lyneta Grenier

My name is Lyneta Grenier and I am a licensed Insurance Broker with Billyard Insurance Group in Red Deer. We provide insurance solutions for Home, Auto, Business, Commercial, and all Event Insurance needs.

 

I have spent my time in the industry focused on gaining knowledge on the details of insurance so I can provide an excellent customer experience. As a broker, I feel it's essential to not only provide you with the comfort of knowing you have proper protection, but also to insure you can easily reach out to me should you have any questions or concerns, or have to navigate claims.

 

It is my guarantee that with me as your broker you can count on excellent customer service! I look forward to forming many new connections and I await the opportunity to become your Insurance Broker.

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Chelsea Zimmerman

I grew up in a small farming community in northern Alberta called Plamondon. Not many people know where it is, so I always say it's about half way between Edmonton and Fort McMurray. You blink and you miss it!

 

I moved to Red Deer in 2010 and it's become home for my family and I. We're a blended family of 5. My husband Garrett and I have 3 boys between the two of us (ages 12,13&14) and there's never a lack of excitement in our household. We adopted a fur baby in 2020 to complete our family. She's a 5lb Morkie named Harlow and we adore her tremendously! 

 

I'm passionate about serving others, which is why I believe I fell in love with Real Estate. I worked at Servus Credit Union for 9 years and I truly believe the knowledge and skills I learned in finance serve me very well in this industry. I also have a Social Media Manager's Certificate through Jo(e) Social Media where I worked for a while before I became a licensed Realtor. I'm certain my abilities with social media are truly what set me apart from others and my clients can certainly attest to that. If it gets seen, it gets sold. Period. 

 

In my spare time, you can find me entertaining friends and family in our home. I enjoy hosting fancy brunches and charcuterie nights while spending time with those I love most. I also spend a fair amount of time in the beautiful Rocky Mountains enjoying the outdoors and all they have to offer. I'm an avid fitness enthusiast and I absolutely love long distance running.

Caleb Henry

My name is Caleb Henry and I’m an associate at one of Red Deer’s prominent law firms, Johnston Ming Manning LLP.

 

My areas of practice range from corporate commercial to wills and estates. Don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions, and I’d be more than happy to assist.

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Jared Pilon

I was born into a family of small business owners. One grandfather was a farmer, the other an accountant. My parents operated a residential construction business for 30+ years. Small business is the economic engine of my family and Canada.

After spending a few years after high school in the Alberta oilfield and construction industries (including as owner-operator of a flat work concrete company), I returned to school in 2009 and now hold the designations of CPA, CGA, TEP. I have been happily married to my amazing wife since 2014 and I am the proud father to an awesome son.

Now, with 10+ years of experience in the accounting industry, I couple my technical skills with real world business experience to ensure you are provided with a unique accounting, tax, estate and consulting experience.

When I'm not in the office, I enjoy spending time with family & friends and getting up at 5am to hit the gym.

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