”I help my clients gain a greater holistic awareness of their financial lives while gently guiding them to focus on the things they can control and worry less about the things they can’t.“
Chris joined Canby Financial Advisors in 2003, after working for many years in the software industry. He gives the lion's share of the credit for his decision to change careers to his wife, Amy, a critical care nurse.
“Experiencing Amy’s tireless devotion to the well-being of her patients and their families inspired me to move into a profession where I could help people, too. I joined Canby Financial after going back to graduate school and attaining a Master’s degree in financial planning from Bentley University. And while I wouldn’t even dream of comparing the importance of my work to saving lives, I like to think that we both share a commitment to being there for people during times of adversity and prosperity,” he says.
When working with individuals and families, he brings a big picture view to each client's situation and works cooperatively with his clients' other financial professionals. He particularly enjoys developing socially responsible investment strategies for those who wish their investing to be in greater alignment with their personal values.
In addition to his MS degree, Chris earned a BS in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. He is an active member of the Boston Estate Planning Council.
He and Amy live in Sudbury, Massachusetts, with their children, Madison 22, Alex, 20, and Mia, 15, and their miniature poodle, Murray, 12.
A huge Boston sports fan, Chris admits that growing up he wasn’t a talented athlete. This inspired him to give his best effort and be a great teammate on those teams that gave him a chance. In turn, he imparted his personal values of self-improvement, empathy, inclusion and fair play when he was coaching his kids’ youth soccer, baseball, and basketball teams and considers these to be key qualities that inspire loyalty among his clients.
Chris’s numerous interests include cooking (and eating), gardening, cycling and visiting Disney World. An avid reader, he is always looking for good nonfiction book recommendations. He supports many global and local charities and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for MetroWest, a community foundation that provides support for many of the hundreds of nonprofit organizations in Boston’s MetroWest area.