After high school, I wanted to be a math teacher, but the first semester of college classes made it clear that my love for numbers and my desire to help people were not quite suited for the classroom. I decided that a degree in business, with an emphasis on accounting and finance, would provide a wide range of opportunities to do something I like and provide for my family. I was considering a career in tax preparation or bank management when I was presented with the opportunity to become a financial advisor with Edward Jones. That's when it all clicked: numbers, teaching, helping people and providing for my family. Perfect! I have now been with Edward Jones over 24 years and am glad to say that I found the best career and the best company. I have worked with so many wonderful clients and amazing associates. I count my blessings regularly.

Nichole, my wife, and I have eight children, four biological and four adopted (AKA “Batch 1" and “Batch 2”). We raised Batch 1 in Alaska and moved to Florida to raise Batch 2. We loved our time in Alaska, known as “The Last Frontier”, but adopting this sibling group made us consider changes and gave us the opportunity to embark on a new adventure, a much warmer adventure.

I am fortunate to be working with Melissa Mattes, Senior Branch Office Administrator, who has been with Edward Jones since 2010. She is enthusiastic about her work and loves to help others. In her spare time, she is extremely creative and crafty.

We love our jobs and enjoy the opportunity to work with people on a daily basis. Our focus with clients is based on their entire financial well-being. By looking at the entire financial picture and the goals that clients have, we are in position to help understand the next steps to be taken, if any. In an effort to stay well prepared to help clients, I have studied for and earned the CFP® certification and the ChFC® and AAMS™ designations.

Melissa and I strive to be pleasantly persistent and look forward to partnering with you and your family in the Sunshine State.

Focus areas

  • Wealth Strategies
  • Estate & Legacy Strategies
  • Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
  • Intergenerational Planning
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Charitable Giving

My Personal Interests

  • Spending Time with Family
  • Traveling
  • Volunteering
  • Camping
  • Vintage Cars

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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