Meet Our Team
Scott C. Nichols, BBA, EPC
Scott Nichols was born and raised in the Annapolis Valley. He graduated from Acadia University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Immediately following graduation and attending the University Training Program, Scott started his practice with London Life Insurance Company.
After his first couple of years in the business, he formally aligned his practice with a senior advisor within the company where he was mentored, learned advanced strategies and grew his individual practice. In 2012, he decided to hang his own shingle, opening what is now Harvest Wealth Management (formerly Nichols Wealth Management) while continuing to represent Freedom 55 Financial, a division of London Life Insurance Company. His dedication to helping his clients achieve their goals has allowed his practice to successfully grow and provide clients with the service and advice that they deserve.
In an effort to offer his clients an exceptional level of service, Scott has also obtained his Registered Candidate Status (Financial Planning Standards Council) and is en-route to finishing his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. In addition, Scott holds the Elder Planning Counselor (EPC) designation, has completed the Canadian Securities Course, Branch Managers’ Examination and IFIC course, as well as internal advanced education courses offered though London Life.
Scott still makes his home the Annapolis Valley with his wife and three children. In his spare time, he enjoys an occasional round of golf, tinkering with home improvements, and enjoying time with his family.
Steve was born in Halifax and moved to the Annapolis Valley with his family in 1957. After completing high school, he studied at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and the University of Guelph, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He joined London Life in Halifax in 1976, and he and his wife Patti moved back to the valley one year later where he has since been involved in all aspects of the Life Insurance and Financial Planning business. Steve has built his practice over the past 41 years by focusing on his client’s needs, building great relationships with them, and helping them to reach their planning goals.
Steve takes a very active role in the local community. In the past he has served on Kentville Town Council, the Kentville Rotary Club, and has been a member of many local boards and committees. In keeping with his ongoing love of agriculture, he has served two terms on the Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board and is currently a member of the Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture Campaign Cabinet Committee.
In his spare time Steve enjoys working on the family farm, enjoying the cottage in Halls Harbour, and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Kris Keddy was born and raised in the Annapolis Valley, and graduated from Acadia University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He worked in the agriculture industry in food manufacturing, resulting in several successful small business start-up ventures. In 2010, he turned his talents to financial security planning and joined Harvest Wealth Management in 2013.
Kris still resides in the Valley with his wife and two children. He has stayed involved with the agriculture industry by sitting on the Board of Directors for FarmWorks and Friends of Agriculture Nova Scotia.
Dave spent four years at St. Francis Xavier University, from where he graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing. In 2012, he joined London Life and Quadrus Investment Services with the desire to focus on helping clients plan for financial success. He learned early on that earning the right to work with people is something that is not achieved overnight, and his commitment to his community and desire to help those around him are two traits that will be sure to help solidify his success both personally and professionally.
Dave currently lives in Greenwich, NS, where he is very actively involved in the community, playing and volunteering with a variety of sports & organizations. During the summer, he enjoys playing golf with his wife, Laura, and son, Hudson.
Megan (Verran) Wenckowski
Megan was born and raised in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. She spent her youth competing in elite sports in the Annapolis Valley and Halifax. Megan moved to Alberta for a short period of time where she completed her degree, and met her husband Barrett, a national champion volleyball player. After starting their family, they decided to return to Nova Scotia where their kids could grow up with Megan’s large extended family.
Megan started her career in the fitness and personal training industry. However, after moving back to Annapolis Valley she was seeking other career opportunities. Megan’s history of, and passion for, educating people on their physical and mental well-being has allowed her to easily transition to her new passion of educating people on their current and future financial well-being. Megan’s outgoing and compassionate personality puts her new and existing clients at ease.
Megan is enjoying growing her family and business in Middleton, Nova Scotia. She is currently a big part of the school and sport community with her husband and three children. In her few spare minutes she still loves to lace up her skates or cleats for her own enjoyment, as well as being spotted on the volleyball court due to her husband’s influence.
James (Jim) Butt
Associate Financial Security Advisor
Jim was born in Newfoundland but moved to Nova Scotia where he graduated from Mount St. Vincent University with a Bachelor of Science degree. After a successful four years as a financial security advisor in Halifax, in 1989 he relocated his practice to the Annapolis Valley, where his wife had grown up. Jim has grown his practice over the past 28 years by focusing on building and maintaining great relationships with clients. Jim is heavily involved in his community, being past president of the Middleton Rotary Club and 13 years as community coordinator for the IWK fundraising.
In his down time, Jim enjoys working around their family horse farm, fishing, playing music and spending time with his wife, three grown children and two grandsons.
Jeanette was born in Annapolis Royal and moved to New Ross with her family in 1967. She joined the organization after receiving a diploma in Office Administration from NSCC in 1996. She has worked hard to learn the business from the ground up, and her in-depth knowledge of our unique processes is invaluable to both our team and our clients. Jeanette’s attention to detail and her commitment to providing the best customer experience has made her a key member of the team.
Jeanette has volunteered with the local 4-H club, the New Ross Regional Development Society, and various other local organizations. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren, working in her family’s Christmas Tree Farm, travelling, baking, cake decorating and reading.
Kelly was born in Port Williams and joined our organization in May of 2013. She comes to us after spending a year working at the regional office in Halifax. Kelly attended NSCC and received a diploma with honours in Business Administration while concentrating in Marketing. Her goal is to assist our team in a friendly and competent manner in providing excellent customer relations and service to our clients.
Kelly is an avid painter, and has completed over 50 pieces of artwork in the last few years. She also enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, music and doing crosswords.
Born in Halifax, Yvonne first moved to the Annapolis Valley in 1996. She graduated from Horton High School in 1997 and, after taking a year off, went on to study at NSCC Kingstec. She then returned to her hometown, where she held the role of Administrative Assistant for 6 ½ years at a prominent Architectural firm. She returned to the Valley in 2009 with her husband, and has held various administrative roles before joining us at Harvest Wealth Management in the summer of 2017. Over the years, she has volunteered often with Feed NS, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Annapolis Valley, and Coldbrook Lions Club, and is a proud member of Valley Voices women’s barbershop chorus.
In her spare time, Yvonne enjoys spending time with her husband and son; travelling; camping; hiking; sewing and crocheting; singing; and doing word puzzles.
Debbie was born in Halifax, NS. As the daughter of a father in the Naval Armed Forces, she traveled extensively with her family before settling in Dartmouth. She moved to Middleton in 1991, where she met and married her husband and raised their two children. Debbie returned to school in 2004, and graduated in 2006 from Kingstec with her Certificate in Business Administration – Accounting Concentration. Since then, she has worked in Middleton as an Administrative Assistant in financial/insurance services.
Debbie was heavily involved in Middleton Minor Hockey during her children’s youth, and is still involved with Middleton Minor Soccer. She was the Town of Middleton’s recipient of the Annapolis Valley Volunteer of the Year award in 2017. She remains busy attending various events that her children are involved with in university, and looks forward to their coming accomplishments. In her spare time, Debbie enjoys reading and doing home improvements with her husband.