What I've liked most about my 27-plus years at Edward Jones is helping my clients work toward their financial goals or find solutions to a financial problem. Learning about my client's interests and their families is paramount to the relationships we create. My family inspires me to serve others.
My work history includes jobs as a nursing assistant in a hospital burn center, managing a sporting goods store, national sales manager of a plastic surgery company, consultant to medical device industry and installer for commercial wastewater treatment systems.
My wife, Sharon, of 37 years and I have three adult children (two married) and six grandchildren. Sharon is a critical care transport nurse with NW Ambulance. She volunteers to travel overseas for Children's Heart Project, bringing children with a damaged heart to the US to get their hearts repaired. She participates on medical teams with Operation Smile, Kenya Relief and to the nation of Haiti. She is on a Trauma & Critical Care Team with the National Disaster Medical System.
Our daughter owns a company, School Forward, working to improve American education and offer families more school opportunities. We have two sons. One is a Seattle police officer, and one is a Naval Aviator piloting the FA-18F Super Hornet and instructor for the T-45 Goshawk.
Outside the office, I am a Warrant Officer with the US Volunteers-Joint Services Command. Our primary mission is "Boots on Graves" providing military funeral honors for veteran families. I play Taps as the bugler and I'm the armorer for our rifle team. I earned the Military Emergency Response Team badge to assist FEMA and NDMS in the event of a national emergency. I also go on short term mission trips and am on the elder board of my church.
I love activities with my family, especially skiing, hiking, sailing and watching my grandchildren. My hobbies are reading, philately, music and handyman stuff.
If I can help you, let's talk!
- Retirement Savings Strategies
- Portfolio Reviews
- College Savings
- Estate & Legacy Strategies
- Military Professionals & Veterans
- Charitable Giving
My Personal Interests
- Spending Time with Family
Phone NumberJames D Kellett at (425) 258-6434
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