Mike won the Dick Mitchell Award of Excellence in 2007 for leadership and community service and obtained his CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designation in 2009.
Mike’s target market is business owners and professionals age 30 to 65 living in Vancouver, Whistler and the Lower Mainland. He specializes in the creative use of tax-sheltered, investment grade, permanent life insurance for financial security, estate planning, private pension and charitable planned giving purposes.
Mike is a 3rd generation Financial Planner. His father Bruce has been practicing for over 48 years in Toronto and runs his own firm Etherington and Associates. His grandfather Joe was with the Toronto Bay Agency of London Life and was both President and Chairman of LUAC (Life Underwriters Association of Canada – now CAIFA).
Mike is an allied partner with the planned giving departments at the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Food For The Hungry (FH Canada), Union Gospel Mission and the Fraser Institute Foundation (Gift Planning Advisory Group).
Mike is an avid skier and also loves tennis, hiking, and cycling. In 2002 he cycled from Vancouver to Mexico and in 2003 he cycled across Canada from Vancouver to Cape Spear, Newfoundland.