I’m a Certified Financial Planner™, originally from the Kansas City area. I have a bachelor’s degree in education from Missouri State University and was a middle school and high school teacher for several years. I soon found I was even more passionate about learning anything financial and then teaching it to others. I spent several years working in and managing a tax office, as well as doing financial counseling for the Army. While working for the Army, I studied for and received the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) designation. I’ve been a part of the Merriman team since 2014, and I love coming to work every day to help people find financial balance in their lives and the ability to live fully.
I’m proud to live in the Pacific Northwest. I play music with a local wind ensemble, and I’m generally at the gym at the crack of dawn before the sun is even up, when most normal people are sleeping! In my free time, I read constantly, and enjoy hiking, biking, or doing anything else outdoors with my wife, Katrina, and our two daughters.
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