Growing up in Ames, I always knew I wanted to go to Iowa State University but, like most kids, I wasn't sure what I wanted to be when I "grew up".

My path to Edward Jones began when a high school teacher of mine, Mr. Garman, introduced us to the world of investing. Our business law textbooks were set aside, replaced by discussions of the stock market and the "Time Value of Money". The concept that time and discipline creates wealth had me hooked. I remember thinking, "More people should know about this!" and I knew I wanted a career helping others create wealth.

I received my finance degree from ISU in 2002. Impressed by the Edward Jones culture, I became a financial advisor in 2003. I opened my office in Ames, honored to serve the community I love. I received my AAMS® professional designation in 2008 and became a limited partner with the firm in 2011.

My team includes branch office administrator Kristy Klyn. We enjoy educating clients and helping them make smart financial decisions.

At Edward Jones, we partner with you. Every strategy we offer and every solution we recommend is based on what's most important to you. We use an established process with the primary goal to help individuals develop an investment strategy geared toward their unique, long-term goals.

During my time at ISU, I also discovered a passion for volunteer leadership. Over the years, I have held leadership positions with many wonderful community organizations like YSS, The Ames Foundation, Rotary, YP Iowa, YPA and United Way. I am currently serving as president of the Gilbert Education Foundation and on the Mary Greeley Medical Center Board of Trustees.

When not working or volunteering, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Melissa, and our four kids: Harper, Graydan, Lochlyn and Finleigh. We love spending time at the lake, the golf course, exploring the woods, traveling and cheering on the Cyclones.

Focus areas

  • Wealth Strategies
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
  • Retirement Savings Strategies
  • Estate & Legacy Strategies

My Personal Interests

  • Spending Time with Family
  • Golfing
  • Traveling
  • Volunteering
  • Movies & Entertainment

Office Information

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

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