Talk about contrasting roles. I went from rolling down a lake at 70 mph plus to going to an office wearing a coat and tie. What does this prove? Several things come to mind. The first, God does have a sense of humor. Ten years ago I would bet you my boat and truck I would not have ended my career to put on a coat and tie. Just goes to show you never say the word “never”! How did this happen? Well, the truth of the matter is, I have been a client at the firm I am now working at since 1998. As a professional athlete, it was up to me to set up my families retirement plans.
I never realized this was going to be on the job training for a completely different industry.To do that I needed professional help. I reached out to a Financial Advisor who had a love for the outdoors. He did a nice job of explaining the moving parts in the market for many years. I was a quick study. Then add to the fact I have worked for; Citgo, Timex, Advance Auto Parts, Purolator, Land of Lakes. These companies really gave me the opportunity to understand how their business works on the marketing side and how the markets affect their ability to execute all their strategies throughout the corporate space!
When I retired from professional angling, my bucket list was small and my desire for a new career was very specific. My top priorities for a new career would allow me to be home more so I could spend more time with my family and friends, and I also wanted a career where I could truly help people.
My focus has been reaching people that have a passion for the outdoors, who are looking for financial advice from someone who relates to that passion.Through MUCH prayer and a lot of conversation with my family I elected to enter into the financial world. I have sat in the clients seat since 1998, I have been in the corporate world for over 20 years of my professional career, and I had a desire to take on a challenge that can be a difference maker for a lot of people. The firm where I now work is the biggest in the industry and has so many platforms to help my clients reach their financial goals. I am on a team that has a combined experience of over 60 years in the industry. The biggest thing that myself and my team focus on is helping clients preserve their wealth, control volatility and capture growth while limiting risk inside the markets.