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About the Team

Kacie M Linn

Director of Sound Life Solutions

Greetings! I’m Kacie M Linn, the Director of Sound Life Solutions, specializing in insurance and investment advice with over a decade of invaluable experience. My purpose and passion revolve around empowering individuals to secure their financial futures and lead prosperous lives.

Professional Background

With a strong educational foundation, I have dedicated over a decade to providing sound insurance and investment advice. As the Director of Sound Life Solutions, I lead a dedicated team in crafting tailored financial solutions for our clients. Together, we help them make informed decisions and achieve their financial goals through protection, planning, and strategic investing for the future.

Interests and Hobbies

Beyond my professional endeavors, I find immense joy in outdoor activities such as camping with my husband, hiking, and swimming, as well as immersing myself in a good book. I strongly believe in maintaining a well-rounded and fulfilling life outside of work and strive to help my team achieve this balance as well.

Vision and Values

At the core of my beliefs is a strong commitment to financial literacy and its transformative power. My vision is to continue educating and assisting individuals in making sound financial decisions, thereby enabling them to realize their dreams and aspirations all while doing my best to be an active philanthropist in my community and empowering others to do so.

Connect with Me

For personalized financial guidance or to learn more about how Sound Life Solutions can support you, I invite you to connect with me at klinn@sound-life.solutions. Let’s embark on a journey towards financial prosperity together!

Meagan Sheard

Licensed Assistant

Meagan Sheard is not just a Licensed Assistant to Kacie and Sound Life Solutions; she is also a dedicated wife and mother of two children, a son and a daughter. Her journey with the company began in July 2019, where she brought her unique perspective and skills to the team.

One of the defining aspects of Meagan’s life is her deep love for the outdoors. She is a passionate hiker and explorer, and she leverages this love for nature as an opportunity to teach her children about the environment. Meagan finds immense joy in spending quality time with her family while immersing them in the wonders of the natural world. This not only reflects her adventurous spirit but also her commitment to instilling a love for nature and a sense of curiosity in her children.

In her professional life, Meagan has found her calling in the insurance industry. She cherishes her role as a Licensed Assistant because it allows her to impart crucial lessons to clients, specifically about the importance of preparation. Meagan’s personal journey into the world of insurance has taught her the significance of being prepared for life’s uncertainties. Through her work, she has the privilege of sharing this wisdom with clients, helping them secure their futures and financial well-being.

What truly lights up Meagan’s workday are the clients themselves. Her favorite part of her job is the opportunity to connect with a diverse range of people. She describes it as a blessing to get to know so many interesting individuals, each with their unique stories and aspirations. Meagan’s work is not just a job; it’s a fulfilling mission. She takes pride in making a difference in her clients’ lives by guiding them towards sound insurance decisions, offering them the peace of mind that they are adequately protected.

In summary, Meagan Sheard’s life is a beautiful blend of family, nature, and a meaningful career in the world of insurance. Her love for the outdoors, her commitment to teaching her children about nature, and her dedication to helping clients prepare for life’s uncertainties all contribute to a well-rounded and fulfilling life. Meagan is not only a Licensed Assistant but also a devoted family woman and a source of wisdom and support for those she serves.

Connect with Me

For personalized financial guidance or to learn more about how Sound Life Solutions can support you, I invite you to connect with me at msheard@sound-life.solutions Let’s embark on a journey towards financial prosperity together!

Shelley Leslie

Greetings! I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the Sound Life Solutions Team.
I was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, but at the age of 3, my family made the move to Ontario. Growing up, we lived on various military bases throughout Ontario, and I proudly wore the label of a “military brat” with a sense of adventure and adaptability. My upbringing was marked by a strict and structured environment. As the eldest daughter of three girls, my parents instilled in me a strong work ethic, loyalty, and an unwavering commitment to honesty.

Weekends were a time for dancing and skiing, and my parents made sure I engaged in various extracurricular activities that helped shape my interests and character. My love for baking was ignited by my mother. From a young age, I eagerly assisted her in the kitchen, especially during the holiday season when we would bake Christmas treats and other delectable goodies throughout the year. This early exposure to baking sparked a passion for the culinary arts, and I’ve continued to nurture that love, expanding my skills to create a diverse repertoire of recipes.

Given that my father worked at Downsview Air Base with the Department of National Defense, it felt natural for me to work there as a summer student. This is where I met my husband, Joe. After a couple of years, we exchanged vows and embarked on a new chapter, moving to the Peterborough area. Our family grew with the arrival of two children, a boy in 1991 and a girl in 1993. Shortly after, we relocated to Shelburne due to my husband’s change of employers. We spent 21 wonderful years there before making the move to Grey Bruce, where we acquired our dream property. Our lives are enriched by the presence of our two service dogs, Nanuq and Tuk.

Both my husband and I have a deep commitment to helping others. We dedicate a significant portion of our time to various spiritual fellowships, where we provide support to those grappling with serious emotional and mental disorders, including addiction and abuse. It is a privilege to assist these individuals on their journey towards recovery and transformation. When we’re not engaged in support calls or meetings, our time is devoted to tending to our property, nurturing vegetable gardens, hiking with our dogs and savoring the natural beauty that this area has to offer.
And now, my journey brings me to Sound Life Solutions, where I’m incredibly excited to be part of this exceptional team. With over 25 years of experience in the administration field and a diverse background in various business roles, I aim to bring my expertise to assist Kacie and contribute to our collective success.

Connect With Me

sleslie@sound-life.solutions

Rachel Desmarais

Rachel Desmarais delivers personalized and proactive financial planning that goes beyond numbers and takes into consideration not only your current life situation but challenges and possible crises in moving through later life cycles including insurance, investment, estate and health needs.  

And, when appropriate, re-evaluate and suggest changes.  

Rachel arrived at this approach over 25 years of helping people navigate their options in order to maximize the benefits of a sustainable financial plan.  

In 1997 Rachel started in the Insurance and Financial Services with Met Life and eventually joined Don Johnston Financial Services as a broker in March of 1999.  In 2007 she went out on her own and formed Desmarais Financial Services Inc.

Rachel’s field of expertise is all aspects of financial planning and estate, elder and succession planning.

Since the start of this new career, Rachel has successfully gained designations as:  

CFP – Certified Financial Planner – 2001

EPC – Elder Planning Counselor 2004 – Charter Member

CHS – Certified Health Specialist – 2011

CLU – Chartered Life Underwriter – 2015

CCS – Certified Cash Flow Specialist –2018

CEA – Certified Executor Advisor – 2020.

Starting with no clients in 1997 to over 500 clients+ at present, from sole proprietor to brokerage, sales have grown year over year.  Most new business is acquired through referrals from satisfied clients.  

Rachel has the natural ability to put people at ease.  

She greets her clients as friends with warm handshake or hug.  Rachel is non-judgmental and approaches each client with utmost of professionalism and dedication.  As well as being a good listener, Rachel is also a good communicator, and her many clients have indicated that when they had met her for the very first time, they knew that they wanted to do business with her.  

Her constant support for her clients continues on long after the ‘deal is done’ and she is there to help them through their personal crises as well.  

Rachel is a disciplined and balanced business woman, who always has a positive attitude and who says ‘That’s OK’ when the pressure is on when many others would choose much more “colorful” words.

Connect with Me

rachel@dfsfinancial.ca Let’s embark on a journey towards financial prosperity together!