Growing up in rural Wyoming taught me two things: the value of a handshake, and that my word is my bond. When I was 15, my father died unexpectedly. Our family was overwhelmed by grief – and plunged into financial hardship. My mom later told me that she and my dad never had much of a financial plan, in part because he never found a trusted person to talk to about money. That was a turning point for me. I wanted to be that person for others. Every day, I am grateful for the opportunity to help people and their families build a better relationship with money. My family’s story continues to influence the way I help my clients prepare for the unexpected. It also encourages me to be the best husband I can be to my wife, Lindsey, and the best dad to my daughter, Karna Rae. We love the home we’ve made together in Northern Colorado. It makes me all the more blessed to serve members in Larimer and Weld counties, as well as Cheyenne, Wyoming.