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40% of U.S. workers have saved
less than $25,000 for retirement.*

*2019 Retirement
Confidence Survey, EBRI

Only 42% of Americans know how
much money to save for retirement.*

*2019 Retirement Confidence Survey, EBRI

43% of retirees left
the workforce earlier
than planned.*

*2019 Retirement
Confidence Survey, EBRI


LPL Financial, currently the nation's largest independent broker dealer*, provides the ability to deliver independent advice without proprietary products, investment banking business, and other potential conflicts that get in the way of unbiased and objective recommendations.  LPL Financial has a large research department and offers its advisors a wide array of financial planning services.  We also work with many investment and insurance companies and are able to utilize their expertise. I enjoy having the freedom to offer a greater variety of products and services without the proprietary constraints of working directly for a "Wire House" or a brokerage firm.

I am a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) with the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, Inc., as well as an Investment Advisor Representative with LPL Financial LLC. I have been a registered representative since 1999. After three years as a financial advisor with American Express, I decided to utilize an independent broker dealer in 2003.  Prior to being a financial consultant, I worked as a senior agent with a major multi-line insurance company for seven years. 

I have attended numerous workshops and seminars throughout the country in order to further my education and become better qualified to serve my clients.

  • Received training from Robert S. Keebler, CPA, MST - one of the nations leading estate planners and expert on retirement income distribution stratetgies.
  • I was personally trained by Ed Slott, CPA - one of the foremost experts on IRA planning - as a specially trained IRA advisor.
  • Trained by Barry Picker, CPA/PFS, CFP® - one of the foremost experts on retirement and advanced IRA planning strategies.
  • Attended IRA workshop training with James Lang CPA, PC, incorporating the "Roth IRA Institute" into my current Advanced Roth IRA Workshop.   Mr. Lang is considered a expert in the IRA Planning field.
  • I attended the American Express Financial Advisors University.
  • I have taken classes with the Life Underwriter Training Council.

With my experience and training, I strive to offer objective advice based on thorough research, and service best suited to the situations and needs of my individual clients. In order to provide the most objective service possible, I offer fee-based financial planning for individuals and businesses.

*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2018, based on total revenue.