Kjell Johnston, CFP®

Senior Financial Advisor

For over 25 years, Kjell has prepared and implemented strategies for all areas of a client's financial well-being, from investments and insurance, to retirement, to tax and estate planning.  He is a current member of Assante Wealth Management's Chairman's Council.

Cara McKee, BA (Econ), CFP®

Financial Planning & Marketing Associate

Cara brings over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services sector; specializing in administration and service of client accounts as well as financial planning and marketing strategies.

Brendan Andrews, BCom, RIS

Associate Financial Advisor

Brendan joined our team in 2021 and has several years of experience in the financial services sector.  Brendan has a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Saskatchewan where he graduated with great distinction and is working towards the CFP® designation. He lives in Saskatoon with his wife and daughter. 


Eric Sochasky, CPA, CA

Regional Vice-President, Wealth Planning

As a Regional Vice-President, Wealth Planning, Eric Sochasky works closely with our high-net-worth clients to identify issues and provide complex, tactical wealth planning support that complements their individual wealth plans. In particular, he focuses on tax and estate planning strategies for business owners, professionals and other affluent individuals and families.


Eric joined Cl Assante Private Client in 2022 after working in public practice as a senior tax manager at BDO. In his previous role, Eric primarily focused on tax compliance and advisory services to owner-managed companies and their high-net-worth shareholders. This included research and implementation of strategies related to tax minimization and deferral, asset protection, corporate restructuring, business succession and estate planning. Eric has delivered his services across numerous sectors including farming, construction, real estate, professional and manufacturing, to name a few. His overall professional experience of servicing clients in wealth planning matters spans over a decade.


Eric is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation. He also completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' (now Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada) In-Depth Tax Program.


Bradley Charlton, CLU®, CH.F.C.®, CHS

Regional Vice President, Estate Planning

As a Regional Vice-President, Estate Planning Bradley Charlton is well-positioned to deal with the technical aspects of our clients; more complex situations. He works to mitigate risk, protect assets, and provide tax deferral strategies and solutions that allow a smooth transition of estate or business assets to the beneficiaries or surviving partners. He provides in-depth information on various insurance products and services that compliment the overall wealth management for our clients. Brad joined Assante Estate and Insurance Services Inc. in 2007. His career in the financial services industry spans 26 years with roles of increasing responsibility with major insurance companies throughout Western Canada, initially in Winnipeg and more recently in Calgary. He has spoken at many educational events, is a member of the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriters (CALU), and a member of the Estate Planning Council of Calgary. Brad is based in Calgary and services Western Canada and Yukon. With access to a wealth of tools and resources, Assante advisors are supported by the insurance specialists at Assante Estate and Insurance Services Inc.


Betsy Nolin, BA, CFP®

Regional Wealth Planner

As a Regional Wealth Planner, Betsy Nolin facilitates the delivery of wealth planning reports. Using a needs-based approach, Betsy works with our clients to not only gather pertinent financial information, but more importantly, to identify issues and help our clients articulate and document their goals in order to build plans that meet their complex needs. Working with the support of the wealth planning team, Betsy delivers plans that address retirement planning, cash flow management, risk management, business planning and estate planning.
Betsy became part of CI Assante Private Client in 1992. Her experience in wealth planning and financial services spans over 25 years. First, she was a member of our team in Saskatoon and in 1997 she transferred to Winnipeg, becoming a Private Client Manager in 2001; and subsequently a Regional Wealth Planner in 2009.
Betsy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan. In addition, she holds her Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) designation.

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