I grew up in the small, farming community of Ogallala, NE, where my parents were school teachers. I served for eight years in the Nebraska Army National Guard. From my childhood, I learned the value of hard work and serving others.
I graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1992 with a degree in Business Administration / Accounting. With that education, I entered the financial services world via banking. After several years in the banking industry, I wanted to pursue a financial profession that was centered on ongoing relationships. I wanted to do financial planning for “Life” — i.e., Life Planning. Following several years of learning from a reputable financial planning firm — Lutheran Brotherhood / Thrivent — I became independent. This enables me to have my own platform to work with and serve people.
I love being a Dad and “big boy” with my boys. We do a lot of hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities. I enjoy a healthy lifestyle and have completed two full marathons and twelve half-marathons. I am an avid Cornhusker fan. I am active in my church. I love to travel to large cities, as well as scenic outdoor destinations. I am a fan of Italian food, country music (and country dancing!), Star Wars, and muscle cars.