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Joel Chouinard

President, Financial Advisor

Before founding SharpEdge Financial, Joel was fortunate to live the dream of many young Canadians by playing hockey professionally. Joel played defense, so his main job was to prevent the other team from scoring goals, but he contributed offensively as well to help his team score goals. He uses the same mentality in his approach to financial planning: take care of defense first, then go on offense.

How He Got Here

After playing youth hockey in Quebec, Joel was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2008 NHL Draft. He signed his first professional contract in 2010 and moved down to the United States to play for the Avalanche’s affiliate team in Cleveland, OH, where he met his wife Courtney. Like many professional athletes, his career had highs and lows. To prepare for life after hockey, he pursued a bachelor’s degree during his downtime away from the rink. After playing for seven different teams over nine years, Joel’s last stop was Allen, TX, where he and his family decided to plant roots.

Fast forward to today, Joel and Courtney have two boys, Julien and Luca, and a goldendoodle named Harley. He still spends considerable time at the hockey rink either watching, playing, or coaching. And when time allows, he trades his hockey stick for a golf club.

Joel Chouinard

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Kiyoko McDonald

Administrative Assistant

Kiyoko McDonald joined SharpEdge Financial in 2021 as Administrative Assistant. With more than fifteen years of experience in the accounting industry and nine years in health care, she has significant expertise in scheduling and meeting the communication needs of our clients. 

Kiyoko attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX where she graduated as a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. 

She was born in Germany and moved several times as a military brat. In her free time, she enjoys bowling and spending time at the lake.

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