I chose a career in personal financial advising after a life-changing experience listening to a financial coach. I attended Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and received my bachelor's in education. This dual passion for both finance and teaching then led me to a satisfying and engaging career with Edward Jones. Now, I can't see myself doing anything else but partnering with people to help them reach their long-term financial goals.

My wife was my encourager, and with her inspiration, I recognized that people legitimately need help with their finances. As a father of four, this is what I do; I seek to help everyday people change their family tree. From setting aside an emergency fund, to planning for retirement, to leaving a financial legacy to the next generation, I count it a privilege to aid in every area.

As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it's important for us to invest time together so that I might understand what you're working toward before you invest your money. When I understand your comfort level with risk, we can balance that with the steps necessary to reach your long-term goals. Together, we'll monitor your progress to help make sure you stay on track, and we'll make adjustments when needed. With every step, you can be assured that I am dedicated to providing you exemplary service.

We'll accomplish this as a team. My Senior Branch Office Administrator, Julie Niemerg, has been with Edward Jones since 2013 and joined our branch in 2022. She hails from Mattoon, is married with three children and is also a former teacher. Julie and I strive each day to provide an ideal client experience. We are so fortunate to be able to serve the community, and are eager to help more people.

But we're not alone. Thousands of people and advanced technology support our office so that you receive the most current and comprehensive guidance. In addition, we welcome the opportunity to work with your attorney, accountant and other trusted professionals to deliver a comprehensive strategy that leverages everyone's expertise.

Let's talk soon about how to help ensure there can be a victory lap in your financial future.

Focus areas

  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Savings Strategies
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • New Investors
  • Business Retirement Plans
  • College Savings

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Tue 08:00AM - 04:30PM
Wed 08:00AM - 04:30PM
Thu 08:00AM - 04:30PM
Fri 08:00AM - 03:00PM
Sat By Appointment Only
Sun Closed

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