Laurie Stephenson, CFP®, CLU, CH.F.C.

Certified Financial Planner
Investment Representative

Laurie Stephenson MA CLU CHFC CFP joined London life as an advisor in June of 1989 after graduating from Mount Allison University with an honours BA and the University of Waterloo with an MA. She spent the first ten years of her career in financial services in Toronto and the surrounding area, but, she always had the dream of coming home to Nova Scotia and having her own boutique firm. In 1999, Laurie relocated to Halifax.  In 2006 Laurie Incorporated her practice and moved  to Halifax's North End where she established her firm. Laurie has continued to maintain a practice in Ontario as well as Nova Scotia.

Her opinion and expertise are often sought by national publications. She's a member of Million Dollar Round Table.

Professionally,  Laurie is most interested in financial planning, responsible investment, and US Canada tax planning.

Laurie believes in giving back. She is a past chair of the North End Business Association. She is a founder of Toronto's Pride Business Network. She is currently on the board of the North End Opportunities Fund.

When she isn't working, Laurie likes to be playing outside usually with her dog Piper.

Saba Chishti

Saba Chishti

Financial Security Advisor | Investment Representative
Lead of Operations

Saba joined the Starboard wealth team as lead of operations in November of 2022.  After graduating from Dalhousie in 2007, Saba spent the next 14 years of her career as a health care professional, owning her business which she sold in 2021. After spending a year traveling and reconnecting with family, she joined the Starboard team ready for a change in career. Saba uses her experience as a professional and business owner to help her clients solve their financial goals. Saba is currently accepting new clients and enjoys working with other business owners. Saba can help you with your insurance needs, tax planning and corporate structure. When Saba is not at Starboard she is traveling, mentoring start up businesses, teaching yoga and spending time with her two cats. 

Michael Klasz

Financial Security Advisor
Investment Representative

Michael joined Starboard Wealth Planners in March of 2022. Michael graduated from Dalhousie University in 2019 with a BSc in Psychology and a Certificate in Animal Behaviour. After graduating he worked on a short-tern contract with Parks Canada as a Public Outreach and Education Officer teaching people about the National Parks system and on going initiatives through engaging conversation and fun activities. He brings much of that same energy to his financial planning today. Michael has a passion for learning and helping others and it drives the work he does with his clients.

When Michael isn't working he enjoys camping, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. He is also a cat dad to two cats. 

Kaye Hunkin

Office Manager
Lead admin

Kaye joined the Starboard Wealth Planners team in April of 2022 as office manager. Originating from England, Kaye spent the first 12 years of her career in accounting services before moving to Nova Scotia in the summer of 2018.

Kaye is best known at the office for her pleasant demeanor, her British slang and of course the owner of one of the office's pups Rumo.

Outside of work Kaye is an avid photographer and can regularly be found playing drums. Kaye is most happy with a quiet night in with her partner and the 'kids' (two cats and a dog).