About Me

My 30 years in the financial industry have taken me from my roots in Zelienople, to city life in The Big Apple, and back to PA to my current home in the east end of Pittsburgh. I began my journey as a financial consultant with Thrivent in 2006, and I'm so grateful to be in a career where I can help my clients lead more content, confident and generous lives.


I am blessed to spend my life with my soul mate and wife, Anna Marie, and our amazing daughter Christina. Anna Marie is very involved in the community through our church, volunteering with local charitable organizations, and helping out with Homewood school events.


Outside of my Thrivent practice, I have a great love for music, especially composing and writing lyrics (read on below to learn about my band, MilePost6). My favorite song of all time is Kashmir by Led Zepplin, but I have a long, long list of other classic rock influences and favorites. I also love traveling with my family and catching every Marvel movie, especially anything featuring Captain America.

 

Living Generously In Pittsburgh

One of the reasons I choose to be at Thrivent is because, for us, generosity isn't an afterthought. It's a key component of our culture, and it's always an important part of the discussions I have with my clients. My family and I support and volunteer with these organizations, among many others:


  • Our church, North Way Christian Community (city campus)
  • House of Manna
  • Al's Bike Drive
  • North Way Outreach Center
  • Homewood Schools "Love Yourself" events
  • Honduras and Jamaica missions

Giving Back Through Music

I have had the great privilege of being the lead vocalist and primary lyricist for my band of 10 years, MilePost6. Not only do we enjoy playing for friends and family, but we also use our talents to support local organizations and fundraisers. You might see us at the following events:


  • Western Pennsylvaina School for Deaf : An Evening in Edgewood
  • Tropical 5K for The Stanley M. Marks Blood Cancer Research Fund and Lending Hearts
  • Edgewood Community Days
  • Edgewood Oktoberfest  


Check us out on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/milepost6band/

Education and Achievements

  • FINRA Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam
  • FINRA Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor.
  • FINRA Series 6 Investment Company/Variable Products Limited Representative
  • FINRA Series 7 General Securities Representative     
  • Life & Health Insurance Licenses in FL, MD, NY, OH, PA, VA, WV      
  • B.A. from Edinboro University of PA
  • Five Star Wealth Manager Award 2012-2021
Marcia Albright

Marcia Albright

Marcia has been an integral part of the team since 2014 and is dedicated to providing personal and quality service to our clients. She brings a background in providing recreational and adaptive programming for geriatric and special needs clients.


Marcia stays very involved with local schools and community groups around the north hills. Her greatest happiness comes from spending time with her family.

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Office Manager

    Sherry Ciganik

    Sherry Ciganik

    Sherry has been a part of our team since 2022. She attended Bradford Business School and has worked in the banking industry and in education. Sherry is a professional and hard-working employee and is focused on learning and meeting the client’s needs. She is thankful to be part of such a wonderful team!


    She has spent several years involved in her children’s school activities and traveling to sporting events. Family is very important to her, and she is a dedicated daughter, wife, and mother.

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    Office Professional

      Deanna Golden

      Deanna Golden

      Deanna is excited to be a part of the team! After earning her MBA from Drexel University, she has worked in health care, education, market research and retail industries.


      Deanna is a musician and has enjoyed working with all the music ensembles in Knoch Middle and High Schools. She enjoys singing with various groups in the Pittsburgh area, and is the Music Director at St. Andrews United Presbyterian Church in Butler, PA.

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      Office Professional

        Luis Santiago

        Luis Santiago

        Luis assists with our marketing and communications strategy. His primary responsibilities include creating content, managing our digital platforms and promoting events.


        He and his partner Rachel (who also works at Thrivent) live in Denver, CO. They have two cats, Bobby and Junior, who are named after characters from The Sopranos.

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        Marketing Coordinator

        Location

        Denver, CO