Support Team

The Mortgage Broker Extraordinaires:

Melanie Ward, Mortgage Broker

Melanie Ward is a Nelson born creative financing professional. She has a background for many years in Vancouver’s movie industry and she takes the fast pace, creative, out of the box thinking to her current profession. She is a pleasure to work with and a gem in the mortgage field. Let Mel help you get to where you need to be in financing your rent-to-own home.

Jackie Bowen, Mortgage Broker

Jackie is a VERICO Mortgage Advisor and she is an independent, unbiased, expert, here to help you move into a home you love.

Jackie has access to mortgage products from over forty lenders at my fingertips and she can work with you to determine the best product that will fit your immediate financial needs and future goals.

VERICO mortgage specialists are Canada’s Trusted Experts who will be with you through the life of your mortgage.

Jackie will save you money by sourcing the best products at the best rates – not only on your first mortgage but through every subsequent renewal. So whether you’re buying a home, renewing your mortgage, refinancing, renovating, investing, or consolidating your debts — Jackie is the VERICO Mortgage Advisor who can help you get the right financing, from the right lender, at the right rate.


Leon Piggot, Lawyer

Leon has been a corporate and commercial lawyer for 15 years. He started his practice at Macleod Dixon, an international law firm based in Calgary. Leon practised in the areas of banking, securities, energy and corporate and commercial transactions.

In 2000, Leon left Calgary to pursue a business degree in London, England. In 2002, he obtained an MBA from the London Business School. In 2004, after a brief time spent with Davis & Company, a large Vancouver law firm, Leon joined Powerex Corp., the power marketing arm of BC Hydro. Leon worked at Powerex Corp. for four years and was the head of the company’s commercial law group.

Leon moved to Nelson with his family in 2007 and returned to private practice with a focus on corporate and real estate matters. He loves living and working in the Kootenays and is here to stay.

Barb Mackay, Certified Estate Planner

Barbara holds Licenses in both BC and AB.  She empowers her clients by including them in a sequential planning process that provides client education and engagement with their financial affairs from wills to proper insurance coverage for your self employed business to injury coverage.

If you need clarity and have a question or are needing input to make a financial decision, reach out to Barb for a complimentary initial conversation.
Developing a strategic plan together will pay you dividends in the future, provide peace of mind and best of all, gets you into your new house more successfully!

Phone: (250) 608-3900

Dyan Erica Gale, Personal Income Tax

Dyan Moved to Nelson in 2011. Using her experience from corporate Calgary; authentic demeanour with people and her unique ability to problem solve, gained a rewarding position with a local Tax preparation chain. Submersed in a world of people desperate for help with their income tax, with most folks showing varying amounts of consternation when approaching communication of any kind with the
Canadian government. The majority of taxpayers do not understand a tax return, nor were we, the people, educated in the least on how to prepare one.
Dyan Takes joy and pride in working with clients to not only use the current governmental system for an advantageous outcome on their return but to help guide them through and understand the process of the information submitted.

250-354- 9674