Before joining Edward Jones, I owned and operated a supermarket in North Central Phoenix. I employed 55 associates and was responsible for overall operations, including marketing, advertising, accounting, payroll and more. I was also the plan administrator for our health plan, as well as our 401k plan. I sold my supermarket to local supermarket chain Bashas’ in the spring of 2004.

My Edward Jones financial advisor asked what my plans were after the store sale. When I told her my desire to retire, she laughed and said, “You would be very successful as an Edward Jones financial advisor. I’ve never seen anyone as diligent and ask so many questions when we established your 401k Plan.”

Today, I bring the experience of successfully operating my own business and 17 years as a financial advisor to individual investors and business owners. I help clients discover issues, problems and opportunities. We then work to resolve them, whether it is settling an estate from a recent loved one’s death or establishing a retirement plan for a business owner. We strive to “Do Things Right” for our clients; to always be compliant, ethical and disciplined.

My branch office administrator, Dawn Van Slyke, came to Edward Jones with administrative experience of over 25 years. She is passionate about helping our clients with all their service needs and enjoys getting to know them as well as their extended families. Our clients can always expect to receive prompt and courteous interactions with Dawn and our branch team.

I am involved in our community as a fundraiser for the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge and was a Chandler North Rotary President. I enjoy hiking, traveling and motorcycle riding with my wife, Sylvina Cotto, of 35 years. Born in Uruguay, Sylvina is a family and estate planning attorney in the East Valley. We are blessed to have our son, Justin, his wife, Michelle, and our granddaughter, Cambria, very present in our lives. We also have a Mini-Dachshund named Mujica.

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