As your Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to invest my time to understand what you’re working toward before you invest your money. My clients come from all walks of life here in south Mississippi: oil & gas professionals, small business owners, educators, retirees, farmers and health care workers, just to name a few. Regardless of their backgrounds, my clients deserve my full attention throughout our relationship. Whether it’s building an emergency fund, protecting families with life insurance, preparing a married couple for their retirement years or helping a small business owner save money on taxes; working closely with your CPA, attorney and other professionals, I can help determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family.
I’ve been an Edward Jones associate for over 19 years, serving as a financial advisor in Pascagoula, MS and Crestview, FL. I also spent over a decade working as a branch auditor in our compliance division. I’m currently a limited partner with Edward Jones.
I attended the University of North Texas and graduated in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in history.
I hold my Life Accident and Health Insurance Agent License, FINRA 7 and 66 registrations, as well as earned my AAMS®* designation.*
I’ve been married to my wife, Jennifer, for 12 years and I have a step-daughter, Kaylyn. We currently have two dogs, Buddy and Koko, and a cat named Pringle.
Originally from Pascagoula, MS, I have lived in the Pine Belt for over 10 years. I’m an active member of the community serving on the board of the Columbia Kiwanis Club.
*AAMS® Designation The College for Financial Planning awards the AAMS® designation to individuals who successfully complete a 12-module professional education program, pass a final examination, commit to its code of ethics and agree to pursue continuing education.
- Retirement Savings Strategies
- Retirement Income Strategies
- Business Retirement Plans
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Office Address706 Main St
Columbia, MS 39429 opens in a new window
Phone NumberAllen Prather at (601) 633-0173
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