Founder of Expand Hope
As the Co-Founder’s of Expand Hope, Leah and Marvin were motivated by a desire to answer some of life’s most difficult questions as parents surrounding raising their own children to have a deep gratitude for the opportunities that living in Canada afforded them, and how to be engaged and compassionate global citizens. Leah’s involvement with Expand Hope allows clients at The Schmidt investment Group the opportunity to explore how they can raise and inspire their own children and or grandchildren to actively make the world brighter.
Designations & Degrees
Leah earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters in Nursing from the University of Alberta. She has worked in the areas of community, public and college health, focusing on health promotion and illness prevention. As a former Director of Health Services at a university in California and former Program Coordinator with Alberta Health Services, Leah has been actively involved in the planning, development and implementation of health and wellness programming for specific target groups.
As The Schmidt Investment Group is a family business, Leah participates in strategic planning sessions and provides support to Marvin as he continues to lead the company. A significant highlight for Leah is making and maintaining relationships with clients who have entrusted The Schmidt Investment Group for their wealth management needs.
Leah regularly attends wealth management conferences and events such as the World Business Forum in New York, The Global Leadership Summit, as well as economic and global summits in Europe. These events continue to provide Leah with a global perspective on wealth, current events, emerging trends, and the impact these factors have on individuals, families and businesses.
Outside the Office
Leah is very active in the ever-so-busy lives of their children, enabling Marvin to remain focused on providing strategic direction and oversight to clients' overall wealth management needs. She is very active in the schools of their children and thoroughly enjoys volunteering and supporting the schools in various ways. In between ballet, dance, basketball, volleyball, music, bike riding, food preparation, driving and the other commitments of the moment, Leah reads to prepare for her next book club gathering! Over the years, gardening has become a fun pastime to do with the kiddos! Gardening has become a big focus during the spring, summer and fall seasons as the experimental patches (and subsequent bounty) grow larger each year!
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