Herp was born and raised in Thunder Bay, ON and has a young family and strong family values. He is community minded, actively involved in the Port Arthur Rotary Club, where he was awarded the “Rotarian of the Year Award” for 2003-2004 for his “service above self”. Shortly thereafter, Herp was awarded the Lakehead University Young Alumni Award. In 2010 Herp was the President of Leadership Thunder Bay and is still currently on the board of the organization. In 2012 Herp won the Northwestern Ontario Visionary Award through the Chamber of Commerce as well as the Herb Carnegie Award, a coveted award within Investors Group given to those individuals that are extremely involved in their community. Through his involvement with Investors Group the organization supports well over 100 different organizations and charities throughout Northwestern Ontario annually.
Academic achievement has always been a focus of Herp’s and in 1994 he was awarded with a “Canada Scholar” Scholarship by the Government of Canada for scholastic achievement in studies of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Four years later, in 1998, Herp graduated from Lakehead University with his Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and subsequently used his knowledge and skills to enter the business arena. In September of 1998 he joined Investors Group as a consultant and became a member of the management team in 2001. In late 2006, at the age of 31, Herp was promoted to the Regional Director position of Investors Group in Northwestern Ontario, making him the youngest Regional Director in the company’s history. He attained his CFP designation in 2010 and made the President’s List for the June 2010 examination.
Herp’s passion in life is his family. Nevada, his wife, and their five year old girl, Vienna are his number one focus. He loves to exercise and play sports and feels absolutely fortunate to be living in this great community.
Establishing a national caregivers strategy
The Canadian Cancer Society is actively lobbying the federal government to establish a national caregivers strategy to ensure there is more financial support for this important group of people.