I'm a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional with more than 25 years in the business. An educator by training, I often counseled people about money in prior jobs so it was a natural progression to want to provide financial guidance in a more formal way. Very rarely does one come across a company that seems too good to be true. As a Thrivent member, I quickly realized, it was not only a company that worked for me and my family, but a company I could be proud to work for as well. When I'm not in the office, I love working on construction projects and traveling. The Thrivent Builds partnership with Habitat for Humanity has enabled me to support my favorite charity through volunteering locally, serving on the Habitat for Humanity Mid-Ohio Board, and leading Global Village teams to work with Habitat for Humanity affiliates in El Salvador and elsewhere around the world. I have to admit, though, my favorite role these days is "Papa" to my four grandchildren.