About Us

Trevor Van Nest

Trevor Van Nest, B. Comm. (Hons.), CFP®

Trevor is the Founder and Owner of York Region Money Coaches* (2010) and Niagara Region Money Coaches (2014).  He is passionate about educating clients and helping them make great money decisions for themselves and their families.

With 28 years of experience in the financial services industry in areas ranging from Credit Cards, Insurance, Investing, Banking and Lending, Trevor combines an understanding of the financial services industry with a heart for teaching.  He was born in Kingston, Ont., graduated with a B.Comm. (Hons.) degree from Queen’s University, and is a Certified Financial Planner® professional.  He is a MoneySense® Approved Financial Advisor, a member of the Canadian Institute of Financial Planning, and the Greater Niagara Chambers of Commerce.

The Certified Financial Planner® designation he holds is the gold standard in the industry, representing the highest level of professional integrity, knowledge and experience. In addition to the ongoing continuing education requirements, this designation requires all members abide by a strict code of conduct – bringing additional confidence to the client experience.

Trevor has been happily married to Rev. Anita Van Nest for 26 years and they have three adult children.  Together they enjoy time at the cottage, travel and the occasional round of golf.  Trevor has been an internationally-ranked runner for the 40+ age group, and now enjoys a variety of non-profit philanthropic activities, including: serving on the Board of Governors at the University of Toronto’s Presbyterian Theological College, being an active member of the St. Catharines Rotary Club, leading a men’s study and support group, and advocating for the good work that Habitat for Humanity and Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery Initiative do each year.

Having spent many years as an executive at a Fortune 500 company, he is now enjoying his most rewarding work yet – personally guiding clients through a complex financial world, and helping them achieve financial peace.

The Niagara Region Money Coaches office is located on the same Hiscott Street where Trevor’s grandfather founded Densmore Tool & Die Works Ltd. in 1956.  Trevor is available for appointments at his Niagara Region Money Coaches office (26 Hiscott Street, Suite 101, St. Catharines) or via Skype, GoToMeeting or telephone across Canada.

The services of Niagara Region Money Coaches are now being recommended by several organizations in the area including Meridian Credit Union, TD Canada Trust, Wellspring Niagara, All-Risks Insurance, Aldershot Financial Group, Grant Thornton LLP, Financial Divorce Solutions and Optimal Wellness Niagara.

Niagara Region Money Coaches was recognized as a Finalist in the category of 2016 Outstanding New Business by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

At-Home and Corporate Speaking Engagements

If you would like Trevor Van Nest to come to your home or place of business, a variety of engaging topics and content-rich presentations are available in one-hour Seminars.  Please call for details and availability.

Organizations that have enjoyed a Money Coach speaking engagement recently include the St. Catharines Bell Media Office, CAA Niagara Head Office, Optimal Wellness Niagara, St. Catharines-Lakeshore Rotary Club, Waldan Gardens (Wainfleet), St. Andrew’s College, Ryerson University, Intelex Technologies, Wellspring Niagara, Aldershot Financial Group and at-home Money Coaching seminars for teenagers.



Member, Financial Planning Standards Council


Member, Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce


Member, St. Catharines Rotary Club

*York Region Money Coaches was awarded 2014 Professional Services Business of the Year by the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce.