Growing up in Rantoul, I learned the value of hard work and the importance of saving for a rainy day. My father taught me early on the power of disciplined investing for the long term after he started this branch in 1982. My grandparents farmed outside of Rantoul, and often I witnessed my grandfather working before the sun came up and after the sun came down.

We moved back from North Carolina in 2016, and I was excited when the opportunity arose for me to begin working with my father at Edward Jones. My wife, Renee, and I love cooking, the outdoors and travelling, and we are happy to raise our two children closer to family.

In the office, we have developed a process to help clients define and achieve their goals. We work mainly with a small group of successful business owners and professionals who aspire to a work optional lifestyle. We do this through face-to-face meetings supplemented with web meetings and phone calls. I’m very grateful to be able to help clients achieve their dreams in the area where I grew up.

I earned the CFP® certification in 2019 and my team, composed of Libby Buhr and Kelly Carter, continue to study to best serve our clients' needs.

Libby has over 20 years of experience caring for clients at Edward Jones. Libby has also served as a mentor to several other BOAs over the years and continues to be a great example to everyone around her. She is married to Dennis Buhr and they have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. She is an avid Cubs and Illini fan and can talk sports with the best of them.

Kelly Carter joined us in June of 2018 from the banking industry where she worked for over 14 years. She now brings her high-level experience to our branch, to help us continue to serve our clients. She and her husband, Kenny Carter, are kept very busy with their two children who are extremely active in sports. Kelly grew up in the Flatville area and currently resides in St Joe.

Focus areas

  • Retirement Savings Strategies
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Wealth Strategies
  • Intergenerational Planning
  • Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
  • Insurance & Annuities

My Personal Interests

  • Camping
  • Cooking
  • Spending Time with Family
  • Technology
  • Outdoor Enthusiast

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Office Hours

Office Hours
Mon By Appointment Only
Tue By Appointment Only
Wed By Appointment Only
Thu By Appointment Only
Fri By Appointment Only
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

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