MEET PAM TENNANT
DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION & ALL THINGS LISA ELLE
Pam has been working with Ellements Group for over 5 years. She is amazing at all things administration after raising 3 human kids and a bunch of fur kids over the years. Pam is originally from Sandpoint, Idaho and loves lake life & sunshine!
MEET JENN LANDRY
DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING
Growing up in Ontario I spent my youth involved in competitive figure skating, cross-county skiing/ running, snowboarding/boarder cross and wake boarding. In my early 20’s I found myself drawn to working with special needs children and became educated as a certified interpreter for the deaf. It’s clear now that helping others become the best versions of themselves, and enriching my own soul while doing it, is something that is very important to me.
I went on to Nipissing University to study Psychology and Sociology and while a student there, I was hand-chosen to represent Canada at an International Leadership Conference. After graduating, I continued to work in various customer service professions, specializing in sales and public relations. Getting the urge to travel, I got the most wonderful and fulfilling opportunity to work for West Jet Airlines as an in-flight crew member. Through all of this ‘soul-wandering’ I met my now-husband and moved out to Cochrane, AB, which is where we now call home.
I am a mother of 2 kind, adorable and energetic boys. I am a volunteer in various capacities within the community and in 2005 I became a fitness instructor/motivator leading an all-women’s high-intensity fitness class. Having the opportunity to empower other women is a gift and helping others uplift themselves brings me great joy!
Coming on board with Ellements Group was the perfect fit! I am continually inspired by Lisa Elle and her passion for helping women achieve their financial goals.
MEET NANCY LEWIS-MOORE
DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING, TAXES & BOOKKEEPING
Hello! I am Nancy Lewis-Moore. I am a business and personal budget builder and financial strategist. I love to help people with their juggling acts and most importantly help them from dropping the balls with their finances! I know it is tough out there and as an entrepreneurial mother of 3, I also know that we all have our own unique financial circus to manage whether it is personal income, business or both.
Working with the public in our western community of Cochrane over the last couple of years, I have learned from so many that it is often difficult to know where to start taking control of your finances and spending. That is where I am a creative pro. I love to hunt through numbers and statements to find where you can save and how you can budget more effectively. From tax savings, to investigating interest rates, income and output analysis and even recommendations on costing and inventory control, I can manifest a plan to implement lasting change and even find spare change!
From 1998 to 2010, I lived and worked in England, where I obtained my CIMA designation in 2004 (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants England and Wales), AAT diploma in 2002 (Association of Accounting Technicians), Bookkeeping Certificate 1998. Knowledge of tax laws and experience as a business analyst, brought me over to Canada where I continued working for SAIT as Senior Business and Financial Analyst for six years.
In July 2018, I decided to put my experience and education (aka my assets) to work and offer bookkeeping, budget building, and accounting and financial services. Working collectively with my clients, I exercise a calculated and methodical approach to sorting their bean jars and managing long term solutions. My experiences thus far have helped me build a very amicable relationship with the CRA, the AGLC as well as seek debt relief in some serious financial mismanagement situations for clients.
MEET BROOKLYN SCHROEDER
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Hello! My name is Brooklyn Schroeder and I am 22 years old. I am the newest addition to the team managing social media for Ellements Group. I love Instagram and I love finding new ways to help people share their voice! I really enjoy organizing things but I also love creativity and my favourite thing to do is to combine the two together in innovative ways. I am passionate about learning and growing. I am always trying new things and I love to push myself. I am also passionate about seeing other people grow and be empowered to step into who they were meant to be! I am very excited to be with Ellements Group and see women empowered to step into their financial freedom!
MEET KAREN ALLISON
Hi! I grew up in small town central Alberta and spent my childhood figure skating in the winter, playing ball in the spring, and attending camp in the summers. After completing high school, I relocated to Edmonton and attended NAIT where I received a Business Administration, Marketing diploma.
My love for the sport of figure skating turned into a part-time coaching career while working full-time in marketing and communications. Work moved my husband and I north, and in 2005, we relocated to Cochrane from Fort McMurray.
Our move to Cochrane brought us two beautiful children and I have been fortunate enough to stay home, raise my family, and coach figure skating and power skating. We live on an acreage NW of Cochrane with four cats, 18 laying hens (aka Karen’s Happy Hens), and a rooster.
I am passionate about all thing’s health and wellness; I’m a yoga teacher and I love to spend time with my family and friends doing activities like skating, skiing, hiking, biking, paddle boarding and camping.
I’m thrilled to join Lisa and this amazing group of women!
MEET BRANDY RATTAI
ESTATE PLANNING EXECUTIVE
A great new addition, Brandy Rattai has joined the Ellements Group as Estate Planning Executive. A born and raised Calgarian, Brandy relocated to Cochrane in the fall of 2013 once her home was finished being built and this is where she raises her family of 5 children, 3 of which are still at home and 2 of which are now adults and living life to the fullest.
Brandy has previously worked in the legal field mainly in the area of Family Law as an assistant for approximately 20 years. She started this career after she received her Paralegal Diploma in 1999 and Criminal Justice Certificate in 2005. Brandy has actively been a Commissioner for Oaths since 1999.
She previously has volunteered with Calgary Police Service and is currently actively involved and volunteers with community sports including Dance and Baseball previously Hockey, BMX and Soccer. She has a love to travel to warm destinations with her family and fun lakeside summer camping trips.
Brandy is eager to assist where required and welcomes you to Ellements Group.
MEET ALECIA FOUND
ADMINISTRATIVE EXECUTIVE / PARAPLANNER
Hi! My name is Alecia Found and I am one of the newest additions to the Ellements Group. I am currently working on completing my Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Mount Royal University in Calgary. Going forward, I plan to pursue my certification in Financial Planning.
I spent my early years living in Canmore, where I grew to love the outdoors. I enjoy hiking, skiing, and camping among many other outdoor activities. My family and I moved to Cochrane nearing the start of high school where I spent the remainder of my teenage years. Later, I moved to Calgary with my now fiancé where we lived for five years before deciding we wanted to come back to Cochrane and lay down roots. We bought our first home here three years where we live with our two cats. We love travelling to hot destinations, and try to get away as often as possible.
I look forward to what the futures hold, and am excited to be a part of the team of women working at the Ellements Group!
MEET VANEESA CLINE
SENIOR ASSET AND WEALTH PROTECTION SPECIALIST
I am excited to have Vaneesa on board with Ellements Group.
I met Vaneesa in 2004 when she was working in a practice that focused primarily on medical professionals and business owners. Seeing a large tax-free cash benefit paid to someone after the diagnosis of his critical illness ignited her passion to help more business owners and families.
Vaneesa works with many successful professionals who care for their families and loved ones, but don’t have the time to devote to organizing their finances, protecting their ability to earn an income, and learn new ways to minimize tax. They love the work she does for them.
She consults with clients to simplify their financial life by building a solid and effective strategy tailored to enhancing their objectives based on goals and resources. She has the care, knowledge, and expertise to help navigate the complex nuances of insurance. She also has access to the resources needed for advanced planning and sophisticated estate needs of wealthy individuals and business owners.
I have always known her to be transparent and reliable with the knowledge and expertise in helping clients build their dreams and achieve their goals. Vaneesa’s clients have peace of mind knowing they are properly structured, and their wishes fulfilled.
Vaneesa says, “I hold the belief that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, respect and have access to good advice – so I welcome all opportunities. My role is to ensure hard worked for assets are PROTECTED and remain there for when needed. I love learning about my clients and what they’re trying to achieve. Helping them ensure they can still accomplish their goals when life gets messy is very rewarding. Professionals like us can implement strategies that can help protect assets and wealth, or be used in tax and estate planning for known outcomes – such as death, taxes, and succession planning. My forte is providing solutions that are flexible enough to change with life. It provides ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT.”
Through professional and personalized service, Vaneesa developed her expertise with a well-respected financial planning and wealth management firm in Calgary. She also has experience at a top-tier full-service brokerage firm working collaboratively with ultra-high net worth clients as an Associate Estate Planning Specialist. She has a Bachelor of Communications Studies from the University of Calgary and is a fully licensed insurance advisor. Vaneesa lives in Calgary with her husband Tom, a broadcast media professional and recognized contemporary artist. Vaneesa and Tom have family from coast to coast. She volunteers for the Calgary Folk Music Festival and has received special public recognition for going the extra mile.
Committed to her practice, Vaneesa is a proud member of the Financial Advisors Association of Canada – ADVOCIS. As an independent fully licensed insurance advisor with one of Canada’s leading professional brokerages, she has access to a full range of comprehensive protection products from Canada’s best providers, including BMO Insurance, Canada Life, Manulife, RBC Insurance, Sunlife, Desjardins, Empire Life, Equitable Life, Industrial Alliance, Ivari and more. She also offers non-medical coverage from Assumption Life, Canada Protection Plan, and others. She generally recommends the carriers that offer the best price and the most value.