At Edward Jones, we focus on serving the financial needs of individual investors of all ages and financial means. We have built our business by treating our clients as we would want to be treated.

In 2005, I began working with Edward Jones in Knoxville, TN. My work experience is as follows: regional leader, senior regional leader, Edward Jones; retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, 20 years of service; director of staff, F-15 Fighter Wing; and intelligence officer, wing inspector general, program manager. I received my CFP® professional designation in 2011.

My wife, Deborah, and I were married in 1987 and have two daughters, Heather and Lauren. Heather has partnered with me as an Edward Jones financial advisor and Lauren attends Auburn University. Deborah is a school library volunteer, church foodbank volunteer and family calendar coordinator. I am honored to be an Edward Jones general partner; Best in Air Force wing inspector general, 2001 and 2002; and an Eagle Scout.

An active member of the community, I serve as an executive board member of the East Tennessee YMCA; board member of the YMCA Financial Committee and a member of the Air Force Association. I enjoy hiking, weightlifting and ultimate frisbee. When I go home at the end of each day, I feel good knowing that I've played a small part in making a positive impact in our clients' and families' lives.

My senior branch office administrators, Bettye Jo Purda and Janie Damewood, have been with the firm since 2002 and 2012. They are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service possible. Please don't hesitate to call them with questions concerning your statement, online access and your account in general.

At Edward Jones, the firm has thousands of professionals and advanced technology supporting our office to help you reach your long-term financial goals.

Focus areas

  • Estate & Legacy Strategies
  • Retirement Savings Strategies
  • Retirement Income Strategies

My Personal Interests

  • Personal Fitness
  • Spending Time with Family
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Camping

Office Information

Office Hours

Office Hours
Mon 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Tue 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Wed 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Thu 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Fri 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

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