We are all driven by something different. For some it's competition, flexibility, accolades, financial rewards, community stature, excitement of the markets or technology. For me, the source of my drive came into focus when I opened my third office in Texas Corners. At the grand opening, I saw all the faces looking back at me, and I realized that being a financial advisor is one of the only professions where I get to live with, participate in and positively affect someone through the entire arc of their lives. It's those special relationships and their family's success that motivates me.

A proud Kalamazoo native, I joined Edward Jones 21 years ago as a financial advisor. In 1999, I earned a degree in economics and business administration from Hope College. Shortly after that, I opened our firm's second office in Portage. I received the AAMS® professional designation in 2005, opened my second office in Moorsbridge in 2007, the third branch in Portage, and became a limited partner at Edward Jones in 2011.

In 2014, I was blessed in finding my senior branch office administrator, Martha Ireland. She has 14 years of financial experience and is invaluable to our clients, a tremendous partner and friend. Many have enjoyed witnessing our teamwork and relentless pursuit of solutions for our clients. Together, we opened the Texas Corners branch in 2018.

Beyond work, my family is my passion. I have a supportive wife, Heather, and three sons: Brody, 16; Gideon, 14; and a 4-year-old, J.T. Brody plays hockey, Gideon has an insatiable love of nature and J.T. is healthy and loves to smile and explore the world. We enjoy lake life, boating and sailing.

Thank you for your interest. I would like to personally invite you to experience our highly personalized service. We strive to understand your unique goals and needs allowing you to make informed, financially sound decisions.

Sincerely yours,

Focus areas

  • Wealth Strategies
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Estate & Legacy Strategies
  • Intergenerational Planning
  • Socially Conscious Investing
  • Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

My Personal Interests

  • Spending Time with Family
  • Hockey
  • Traveling
  • Sailing
  • Sustainability

Office Information

Office Hours

Office Hours
Mon 08:30AM - 05:00PM
Tue 08:30AM - 05:00PM
Wed 08:30AM - 05:00PM
Thu 08:30AM - 05:00PM
Fri 08:30AM - 04:00PM
Sat By Appointment Only
Sun Closed

Additional Hours

  • Evenings
  • Web Conferencing

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