In thirty eventful years, I travelled from entrepreneur to the executive suite. Never a straight path, the journey transformed me from a fiery young man into a humbler individual. My energy is now focused on sharing, giving back and guiding. When asked, it is my pleasure to provide some perspective and knowledge to help others achieve their personal goals.

Your financial well-being directs many of life's important choices. We aim to support you by structuring a plan that supports you by understanding your goals, then executing a strategy that works toward those goals. My team and I provide an environment that values the lives of those we serve. We are an inclusive firm, where all are welcome.

My Background
I was first licensed in 1994 with Wedbush Securities of Los Angeles before serving as your local financial advisor at Edward Jones, beginning in 2015. In addition to the my responsibilities as a financial advisor, I enjoy volunteering as an instructor in financial market literacy with The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a division of the College of Health and Human Services within Cal State Long Beach.

My family has been part of the Long Beach community for generations. I’ve been married for 36 years to Tawnie Bassett-Parkins, the CFO of an Irvine-based electronics company. Having met as just two teens learning to sail, it is our great fortune to pass our love of the ocean and the joy of sailing onto our family. In addition, we are just a couple who enjoy spending time with others, appreciating delicious food and enjoying all that this beautiful part of California has to offer.

The Team
The administrative team is led by Ann Allen, Senior Branch Office Administrator. Her role supports the connection of client and financial advisor with efficiency and empathy. Our newest addition to the team is Kathlene Galvez. Together, we proudly serve the financial needs of the diverse communities in and around Long Beach.

Focus areas

  • LGBT Finances
  • Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
  • Retirement Savings Strategies
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • College Savings
  • Divorce Finances

My Personal Interests

  • Sailing
  • Cooking
  • Community Outreach
  • Spending Time with Family
  • Volunteering

Office Information

Office Address

101 Main Street Suite D Seal Beach, CA 90740

Office Hours

Office Hours
Weekday Availability
Mon 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Tue 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Wed 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Thu 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Fri 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Additional Hours

  • Web Conferencing

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