As an Edward Jones financial advisor for over six years, my goal is to help my clients save, plan, prepare and protect what is most important to them. Together with my branch office administrator, Christine Zabala, we will partner with you to help ensure wants, needs, dreams and goals are met through the process of open communication and deep understanding.

I attended LBCC, while working full-time in the banking industry. I am a region field trainer, I serve on our Market Opportunity Strategy board and partner with our regional leader in recruiting efforts. Helping our community is paramount to our practice. I am dedicated to the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Long Beach Broker Preview group; support the nation's largest chapter for Woman's Council of Realtors; walk for the Alzheimer's Association of America; current Chairman-Elect Advisory Board member of the Long Beach Salvation Army; serving as Trustee to St. Mary's Medical center in Long Beach, and Treasurer for Casa Youth Shelter in Los Alamitos. I serve on the Grand Prix of Long Beach board, and I'm an active member of Long Beach Alliance Church.

Outside of work, I enjoy being outside, exercising, volunteering, cross-fit, working in the garage and spending time with my friends and family.

As the first and only branch in Downtown Long Beach, we continually strive to differentiate ourselves, truly making our clients the number one priority. You will feel the difference when you are under our care. Our firm has thousands of dedicated individuals and the latest in smart technology to help you reach your goals. At Edward Jones, you are never alone. Give us the opportunity to provide you with the service you deserve. Welcome to Edward Jones in Downtown Long Beach. Don't be afraid to stop by, we are always here when you need us!

With strength in understanding,

John Arens and Christine Zabala

Focus areas

  • Wealth Strategies
  • LGBT Finances
  • Insurance & Annuities
  • Estate & Legacy Strategies
  • Business Retirement Plans
  • Special Needs Financial Considerations

My Personal Interests

  • Cooking
  • Sailing
  • Traveling
  • Vintage Cars
  • Volunteering

Office Information

Office Hours

Office Hours
Mon 08:00AM - 04:00PM
Tue 08:00AM - 04:00PM
Wed 08:00AM - 04:00PM
Thu 08:00AM - 04:00PM
Fri 08:00AM - 04:00PM
Sat By Appointment Only
Sun Closed

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