Rivershore Wealth Planning

About Our Team

Joel, Isabelle, Samuel & Matthew

Joel Van Gaalen – CFP

My commitment to you is simple:

I will care more about you, and be more personally devoted to your financial success than anyone you’ve worked with before. I also will strive to be one of the most valuable, straightforward and uncomplicated relationships in your life.

​In every aspect of my life, my desire is to build solid, mutually beneficial relationships based on trust.  For over a decade I’ve been able to help my clients build & preserve their wealth, and for that I’m truly grateful. I really enjoy what I do because I’m able to do well for my clients AND earn a good living for my family. I find it rare to find a calling where both of these elements exist.  

After spending close to ten years serving clients at a large financial institution, I started Rivershore Wealth Planning to be able to better serve my clients and their needs. Having an independent practice allows me to find you the best products and services without having to worry about a corporations bottom line. I truly work for my clients best interests!

I have lived in Abbotsford for almost all of my life but we moved to Sardis in March 2019 to be closer to family. I love being outside, I enjoy playing golf, slo-pitch and going camping with my family. Our sons Samuel and Matthew keep us very busy and so does our golden retriever Maggie. My wife, Isabelle and I are also active members of our church community and we hope to honour God in everything we do.

Joel Van Gaalen 
Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Laurentian University

Ashley & her Husband

Ashley Visser – Administrative Assistant

I have lived in Abbotsford my entire life and have been married to my wonderful husband since 2016. I attend church locally and actively participate in my church community. From 2017 – 2019 I attended UFV part time and gained a certificate in bookkeeping. In my free time I like to knit & crochet, and go on hikes with my Australian shepherd, Ginny.

“Joel has been our Financial Planner for over 10 years and we have found Joel to be very personal, honest and easy to sit down and talk to about what our goals are and how we can plan for the future. He always fits into our schedule and we enjoy sitting on the deck and discussing what would be beneficial for us as he understands our personal needs.”

Ray & Tammy
Manager & Customer Service Rep. (Chilliwack, BC)

Joel has served us well, stayed on top of important considerations and maintains regular and necessary communication with us. Our experience shows he is trustworthy and we confidently recommend him to others.

Stan & Faye
Retired & Resource Worker, (Abbotsford, BC)

I have known Joel for almost 10 years. He always acts in my best interests and keeps me informed on how my funds are doing. He is proactive and works with me to get the most returns on these investments. I would not hesitate to recommend Joel in the future.

Business Owner, (Chilliwack, BC)