© Farm Life

845 Highway 7 East | Peterborough | Ontario | K9J 6X7

www.farmlifefinancial.ca

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Our Founder

Darrell Wade grew up on his family farm in southern Ontario. This was until the year 2000 and the sudden loss of his father and his family faced the consequences of the right things not being planned for on his family farm.  His father, like so many farmers today, didn’t take the time to plan for the “what ifs” with his professional team and he didn’t communicate his intentions.  With the sudden passing of his father at the age of 65 there was no legacy for the family farm business.

Darrell then joined the financial services industry where he now dedicates his time to helping other family-owned farms implement customized succession plans. His mission is to ensure no other family experiences a loss like his family did.

Darrell is the founder of Farm Life, which currently helps clients across Ontario find stability on their farm and ensure the farm can live on for future generations to come. His role is to empower farm families to keep farming and ensure there is family harmony when building tax efficient succession plans.

He is certified by the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors and is a certified Family Enterprise Advisor.

Darrell enjoys spending time with his wife Liane and their 4 children, Dylan, Cameron, Sydney and Kayden.  They live on a farm east of Peterborough. 

 

Darrell Wade, Founder
Certified Farm Advisor
Family Enterprise Advisor

darrell@farmlifefinancial.ca 

Phone: (705) 872 8716

Bernie Kottelenberg
Certified Farm Advisor 
bernie@farmlifefinancial.ca
Phone: (519) 806 7817
Devon Girard
Marketing and Communications
devon@farmlifefinancial.ca
Phone: (705) 775 8000

 

Tricia Sullivan
Planning Assistant 
tricia@farmlifefinancial.ca
Phone: (705) 775 8000

 

Our Team

Areas of Specialization:

  • Family Coaching

  • Succession Planning

  • Leadership Development

  • Financial Planning

Areas of Specialization:​​

  • Client case coordination

  • Liaison with community partners and professional teams

  • Experienced youth caseworker

Areas of Specialization:

  • Media and External Relations

  • Community Engagement

  • Client Relations

Areas of Specialization:

  • Farm Business Planning

  • Estate Equalization

  • Succession Planning

  • Family Coaching

Kim Siegers-Robinson, CPA
Farm Business Advisor 
kim@farmlifefinancial.ca
Phone: (519) 200-6122

Areas of Specialization:

  • ​Succession Planning

  • Farm Business Planning

  • Strategic Planning

Areas of Specialization:​​

  • Farm Financial Planning

  • Succession Planning

  • Tax Planning

  • Farm Business Planning

Areas of Specialization:​​

  • Certified Business Counsellor

  • Grants and Financing

  • Business Operations and Planning

Elizabeth Teleki
Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (705) 775 8000

 

Earl Pollock
Certified Farm Advisor
earlpollock@farmlifefinancial.ca
Phone: (613) 893 3275