Our Team

Our team is here to provide positive, professional and confidential support to our clients.

Dale Collins

Dale Collins

Owner / Certified Financial Planner / Mutual Fund Representative

Dale Collins has been working in the financial services industry since 1996 and started her own practice in 2005. She is the owner of Prosperity Planning in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Megan Herlaar

Megan Herlaar

Certified Financial Planner / Mutual Fund Representative

Megan is a skilled financial planner with over 30 years of experience. Megan achieved her Certified Financial Planner designation in 1999, and has been assisting clients in reaching their financial goals ever since. Megan has held the Elder Planning Counselor Certification since 2007, which helps her bring holistic financial planning to entire families. In 2014 she was awarded the Chartered Life Underwriters designation, having dedicated three years of studying advanced estate planning issues including the legal implications in planning for future generations.

Megan was the financial planner at the Shelbourne branch of Coast Capital Savings for ten years. She was promoted to Estate Planning Specialist for all the Island branches in 2009. She worked with families and business people to help them manage risk, earn money in the most efficient way, and maximize their legacies to family and charity. At Prosperity Planning, Megan continues to assist her clients with all their financial, insurance, retirement and estate planning needs, in her friendly, efficient manner.

“I have always loved my work and like to build trusting, long lasting relationships with my clients.”

Megan is married with three grown children. She has a love for travel, and spent two years living in Holland. She is an avid gardener, and practices yoga regularly.

Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

Life and Living Benefits Adviser / Certified Health Specialist / Mutual Fund Representative

Courtney is the most recent adviser to join Prosperity Planning after working in the financial and service industries since 2010. In 2016, Courtney obtained her Mutual Fund and Insurance licenses and in 2018 she became a CHS (Certified Health Specialist). She is focused on growing her individual and Group Benefits business and is currently working on obtaining her CFP designation. Courtney is enthusiastic, friendly, and has a fresh approach to client interactions and her involvement in charitable initiatives throughout the community. If you have questions related to any of our insurance products, Courtney is happy to assist you.

Courtney has traveled extensively, most notably through Asia and Europe, and spent a year teaching in China. Aside from traveling, when Courtney is away from the office she and her fiancé Michael enjoy any activities involving the outdoors.

Tracey Trousdell

Tracey Trousdell

Assistant

Tracey brings exceptional organizational and communication skills to the office, with her background in both project management and the hospitality industry. If you have questions about your investment accounts, Tracey is happy to help you find the answers. Tracey is enthusiastic about Prosperity’s involvement with various charities and in the community, and she’s also the one keeping our website and social media pages up to date.

Outside of the office you’ll find Tracey kept busy with her husband Jordan, their daughter, and identical twin boys. Tracey also enjoys writing, as well as advocating for Cerebral Palsy and disability awareness.

Jodi Mckeown

Jodi Mckeown

Client Services Coordinator

Jodi is our client services coordinator who has been working in the financial services industry since 1989. She is always happy to greet our clients in person and on the phone, and takes care of booking and preparing for Dale’s meetings. She also supports our group benefit employees with their inquiries and claims, as well as provides plan administrator assistance.

When not at work you may find Jodi traveling to sporting events with her very active teenage sons and partner, or enjoying time with family at Cowichan or Shawnigan Lake.

Mutual Funds provided through Investia Financial Services Inc. Insurance provided through Financial Horizons. All services are provided through Prosperity Planning unless otherwise noted.