I have been a Financial Associate with Thrivent Financial since 2010. Creating lasting relationships with my clients is very important to me. I work with clients to customize their financial strategy, so they can build for the future and to reach their dreams and goals and enable them to use their money wisely. I grew up in the Chicagoland area, specifically in the Northwest Suburbs. My parents are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect. My wife Karrie and son Nathan are members of St Peter’s in Arlington Heights, where my wife just accepted a teaching position after working eleven years at Zion-Concord in Bensenville. The importance of working with outreach programs and giving back to the community is not new to me. Some of the ways I have participated are as follows. Twice I have travelled to El Salvador to build homes through Habitat Worldwide, I currently work with the high school youth group at our church and coached basketball at Zion-Concord School.