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Commitment to Value

Our actions are driven by trust, reliability, empathy, prudence, and innovation. We are committed to contributing positively to the quality of our clients’ lives, and their financial future. With respect and confidentiality, we will give priority to your goals and concerns and work exclusively for your benefit. We have the range of expertise and the comprehensive offering of products and services to meet your unique needs.

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Christie Coltman CLU, CFP®

Financial Planner, Investment Funds Advisor

Christie Coltman CLU, CFP®

Financial Planner, Investment Funds Advisor, Manulife Wealth Inc.
Life Insurance Representative, Arbutus Financial Services Ltd.

Christie is a 30-year veteran of the financial services industry. She began her career in 1992 in Edmonton when she joined her mom, Pat Bewley at North American Life. They both relocated to beautiful Victoria in 1994 and began to build their business in BC while continuing to maintain their client relationships in Alberta. In 1999, they formed Bewley & Coltman Financial Services. In 2022, Christie joined Arbutus Financial Services.

Christie feels fortunate that she helps clients pursue their dreams, achieve their goals and protect those that are most important to them.

Christie holds her CLU, and a designation as a Certified Financial Planner. She is a Court of the Table Member of MDRT and a member of the Victoria Estate Planning Council. Christie was President of the Vancouver Island Advocis Chapter in 2020 and 2021. Her leadership and strength of the board propelled the Chapter to be recognized as Chapter of the Year in both 2020 and 2021. She was named the Volunteer of the Year in 2020 for the BC region

Having cycled in the Tour de Cure for several years, Christie started Team Advocis BC in 2021. She and her teammates have raised over $70,000 over two years for the BC Cancer Foundation.

Christie was named recipient of the J. G. Taylor Award for 2021. The recipient is an example of or has contributed to a tangible, positive impact on the profession and the public whom they serve.

Christie is most proud of being the mother of her two children, Nicole and Bennett.

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Samuel Della Monica

Client Sales Assistant

Samuel Della Monica

Client Sales Assistant - Manulife Wealth Inc.

Sam is a dedicated member of our Arbutus Financial team, working as a Licensed Assistant. He is currently working towards becoming a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

Born in the UK, Sam has lived in 4 different countries while growing up. Sam got a soccer scholarship and moved to the US in 2012 and graduated in 2016. He has two degrees from the University of Jamestown in Financial Planning and Wealth Management and Business with a minor in Accounting. Sam has been working with Christie since 2018.