I've been a financial professional since 2012. Each day I get up, go to work, and feel truly honored and inspired helping my clients achieve financial security.
I was born and raised in Mayetta, Kansas, north of Topeka where my office is now located. Growing up in rural America, I learned the value of hard work, family, and friendships as well as the real value of money. In fact, I worked my way through college, attending Washburn University.
My life took a turn at age 23, when my father unexpectedly passed away. The importance of being able to pay bills and having adequate life insurance really hit home—a lesson I never forgot.
I started my financial services practice from scratch—it's something I'm very proud of. Through tenacity, hard work, and helping my clients achieve their goals, my practice grew to what it is today.
Over the years, I've achieved professional accolades that I'm very proud of, including:
Being a member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®1 four times (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021). I work hard and value the time I spend sharing the lessons I've learned over the years by mentoring younger agents to perform their best.
Placement on New York Life's Executive Council (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) and President's Council2 (2021). Council is an annual company-wide recognition program based on agent productivity. Council qualification is the culmination of a successful year and provides the opportunity to attend one of the most professionally rewarding and personally satisfying events, a Council Meeting.
Served as president of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors in Topeka.
However, my biggest reward remains helping my clients make sound financial decisions, work toward a better future and worry less about their money.
I am a proud family man, husband, and father of three great kids. I'm also an active member of the Topeka community; a member of Topeka Performing Arts Center and volunteer in our church youth program. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, competitive cycling, and running.
So think about where you are and where you want to go. And please call me with questions or concerns. Let's talk.
1 The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.
2 Council is an annual company recognition program based on agent production from July 1 – June 30.