I am a native of Mississippi, but I am glad to have called Ruston, Louisiana my home for most of the last 40 years. When I was recruited by Edward Jones to join their firm over 17 years ago, I closed the loop on a goal I had set in the early 1980s to become a financial advisor.

It was a circuitous route to my final job but a road well-traveled with the love of my life, my wife of over 37 years, Mary Elizabeth Hearne Halbrook, a native of Jonesboro. Along the way, I have worked as a corporate pilot, logging over 1,500 hours with most of it in complex multi-engine aircraft. I have also been very involved in community development, serving over a 12-year stint in non-profit management, most of that with the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. While at the Chamber, I was at the forefront of a dynamic movement in community development that has led to dramatic increases in retail development, infrastructure development and sales tax revenues that have benefitted all citizens of our community.

I am driven by an overwhelming desire to deeply serve the serious long-term individual investor. Nothing pleases me more than to see my clients define and achieve their financial goals. If you do not have a financial advisor or just want a second opinion on the current investments and strategies you are pursuing, I would welcome the opportunity to discuss these items with you at your earliest possible convenience. And if you are an active investor and don't have a well-defined financial strategy it is even more important that we meet as soon as possible. To arrange a meeting, contact my Branch Office Administrator, Jayne Jenkins, at 318-513-2521. We look forward to hearing from you!

Focus areas

  • Retirement Savings Strategies
  • Wealth Strategies
  • Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
  • Insurance & Annuities
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • College Savings

My Personal Interests

  • Aviation
  • Football
  • Real Estate
  • Spending Time with Family
  • Canoeing

Office Information

Office Address

111 West Alabama Ave Ruston, LA 71270

Office Hours

Office Hours
WeekdayAvailability
Mon 08:00AM - 04:30PM
Tue 08:00AM - 04:30PM
Wed 08:00AM - 04:30PM
Thu 08:00AM - 04:30PM
Fri 08:00AM - 03:30PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Additional Hours

  • Web Conferencing

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