My name is Thomas "John" Nelson, but my friends call me John. I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, a product of the '64 earthquake. My wife, Dawn, and I have been self-employed most of our adult lives. We owned and operated numerous businesses and raised our three children in Chugiak for over 30 years before becoming empty nesters and relocating to Wasilla, Alaska.
In 2002, I got a passion for helping others after a friend introduced me to the concepts of how money worked. I said, “How come somebody didn’t take the time to teach me about money while I was growing up?” So, I began my career in the financial services industry to help others. I started with Primerica, became a licensed branch manager at a KeyBank, then became a fully licensed financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. , before going independent and achieving my Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor (APMA®) Accreditation.
Because of the ever-changing financial services industry, I saw a need to align myself with a reputable firm, so I joined the Edward Jones family in the fall of 2019. Now, I provide financial advice to business owners and successful individuals who want a personal touch. I place my client's needs first. Financial education and trust are cornerstones of my financial services practice.
In my spare time, I spend time with my grandchildren. I love gardening and fishing and have a recreational gold claim. I am also a beekeeper and practice sustainable beekeeping by wintering over my bees. I have a blue belt in both Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do. In 2018 and again in 2020, I ran for U.S. House of Representatives (Congress).
I am dedicated to giving back to our community through service above self. I have been affiliated with numerous non-profit organizations such as Rotary, Lions Club, School Booster Clubs, Liberty First Alaska, Sons of the American Revolution and the NRA. I presently sit on the board of the Mat-Su Food Bank and volunteer for the Christmas Friendship Dinner.
- Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
- Business Retirement Plans
- Retirement Income Strategies
- Retirement Savings Strategies
- Wealth Strategies
- New Investors
My Personal Interests
- Wine Collecting/Enthusiast
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