MEET THE TEAM

Our Team

We are a people-first company. We promote a work environment that
encourages our team to communicate openly and honestly among each other.
Chris Elliott Elsay Wealth
Partners
Marissa Elliott
Marissa Elliott, MFA-P
Co-Founder and Advisor
Marissa co-founded Elsay Wealth to address the ever-growing needs of her clients and the increasing need for tax-efficient wealth management strategies. After 20 years of working with high-net-worth families, entrepreneurs, and individuals in the entertainment industry, Marissa recognized the need for a more customized approach to planning.

With her passion and area of expertise in tax-efficient wealth strategies, intergenerational wealth transfer and legacy planning, she has received numerous acknowledgements in the industry for performance, industry-leading practices, community involvement and leadership.

Bringing energy and drive to the table, Marissa’s strong belief in charitable giving is evident in her active involvement with several local charities and boards.

When Marissa is not talking about tax and estate planning, she can be found with her young daughter and husband hiking and kayaking at their waterfront cabin in Vancouver.
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Chris Elliott
Co-Founder and COO
Chris co-founded Elsay Wealth Management out of a passionate commitment to advancing digital transformation and innovation to support Elsay Wealth clients and their collaborative business partners.

At Elsay Wealth Management, Chris oversees all aspects of Information Technology, including strategy, architecture, infrastructure, development, and applications. As an alumnus of McGill University, and former VP of Operations for Capital Core Financial for five years, he applies his diverse business background to developing cohesive internal business strategies that align with company values and goals.

Chris’s focus is on cutting-edge technology, service, simplicity, and strategic partnerships.
RESOURCE TEAM
Elsay Wealth Team - Samantha Mee
Samantha Mee
Lead Insurance Specialist
Samantha works closely with Marissa at Elsay Wealth Management to develop tailored solutions that support our client’s needs and financial aspirations.

With over ten years of industry experience, including working with Canada Life, Samantha brings an in-depth understanding of both investments and insurance plus a wealth of business knowledge and insight to her role with us as Lead Insurance Specialist.

Dedicated to ensuring the best experience for all our clients, Samantha also holds two designations from LOMA: Associate, Customer Service (ACS) and Associate, Life Management Institute (ALMI).
Elsay Wealth Team (Maya)
Maya Orazietti
Insurance Support Specialist
As Elsay Wealth Management’s Insurance Support Specialist, Maya specializes in developing and refining insurance strategy presentations and recommendations for our clients, and managing our CRM. Over five years of experience in the customer service industry allows her to appreciate and understand both client needs and the most efficient way to achieve them.

Maya is currently in the final semester of her undergraduate degree in finance at UBC’s Saunder School of Business.
Elsay Wealth Team (Esther)
Esther Cepelinski
Front Desk Officer
Esther is the Front Desk Officer and first point of contact at Elsay Wealth. In addition to answering phones and scheduling client meetings, Esther works with our support team to ensure that we are delivering a seamless and first-class experience to our clients.

Esther believes that enthusiasm, attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to the “always being there for the client” are key to her performing her role with excellence. She also makes a phenomenal apple cake.
COLLABORATIVE TEAM
Angela Huck
Vice President, Connor, Clark & Lunn
As Vice President and Partner at Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital Ltd, Angela has nearly two decades of experience providing exemplary service and valuable economic and market insights to clients while drawing on her strong market acumen and ease with which she connects with people. Angela has a B.A. degree in Psychology, an MBA and holds the Chartered Investment Management (CIM) and Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist (CFDS).

Angela serves on the board of Coast Mental Health Foundation and previous to this, the board of One Girl Can and over the years Angela has volunteered for Dress for Success, The Soroptomists, The White Rock Economic Development Committee and SEEDs, a program that helps budding entrepreneurs secure funding and training. Angela understands the importance of ‘going the distance’. Her love of trekking has taken her to some of world’s highest mountain peaks, most notably Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kinabalu in Borneo and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Garrett Thiessen at Elsay Wealth
Garrett Thiesen
Investment Advisor
Garrett spent 15 years with a major insurance carrier before joining Granville West Group in 2016. He realized that working closely, hand-in-hand with clients is what makes a real difference.

Garrett’s favourite part of the job is that “light bulb” moment when a client realizes how all the pieces of the plan fit together. Having the ability to positively impact the trajectory of someone’s financial life is what inspires him each day.
Sanju Sukul
Tax & Estate Planning Specialist
Sanju is a chartered accountant and provides support to Elsay Wealth on complex cases. Sanju received his Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Accounting from the University of British Columbia in 1990. In 1995, Sanju joined the tax group of Ernst & Young where he was a manager with the Wealth Management Group and worked mostly in the areas of tax and financial planning for high net worth individuals. In 2000, Sanju obtained the Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.