I began my career with Edward Jones in 2007 in St Louis, a challenging time but also a time to listen and learn about what was truly important to my clients. I discovered life insurance and making sure a family was taken care of was rarely talked about or figured into future planning. This led me to join Lincoln Financial and then Pacific Life as a mentor to Edward Jones financial advisors and their clients regarding insurance and LTC.

I have been married to my best friend, Kari, for 23 years, but as I grew up in Rolla, MO, I missed the small-town feel and values. When we were presented with the opportunity to rejoin Edward Jones as a financial advisor in Springfield, we jumped at the chance. Our daughter, Elaina, is currently a senior at Missouri State studying finance and marketing. My other daughter, Suzanna, loves the city and lives in St Louis.

Spending my summers on Bull Shoals Lake gave me a love of the outdoors that has guided me. My father planted trees on our property every year. I asked him, "why, at 85, do you still plant 25 6" seedling trees you will never see grow?" Because those that come after us will. They will sit in the shade, swing from the limbs and listen to the wind through the branches. So, you must always be planting for the future. It's a lesson I never forgot.

When we can get away, you will find us on Bull Shoals Lake, the James River or walking the trails the Ozarks offer. I am very active in conservation programs and have led Stream Teams in both urban and rural settings. My other passion is spending time photographing the beauty of the Ozarks to share with others.

Being of service isn't just something I say. It's the actions we do. Together. What I do is not for a thank you today, tomorrow or next year. It's for 20 years from now when the goals you have worked for come true. For me, that's thanks enough.

My partner is Lori Tegarden, a 20-year veteran. Give us a call or stop by the branch to discuss what is most important to you.

Focus areas

  • Business Retirement Plans
  • Charitable Giving
  • Estate & Legacy Strategies
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Wealth Strategies
  • Insurance & Annuities

My Personal Interests

  • Photography
  • Outdoor Enthusiast
  • Woodworking
  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching

Office Information

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

Additional Hours

  • Evenings
  • Weekends
  • Web Conferencing

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