About Matthew Taylor

Matthew has been a financial advisor with Thrivent since 2013. He and his wife Katlyn live in Northwest Arkansas and have one daughter.

Matthew is an avid fisherman and also enjoys photography and traveling overseas on mission trips.

Matthew loves to see his clients succeed so they can spend more time doing the hobbies they enjoy with the people they care about, knowing they won't outlive their financial resources. His goal is to make sure every client can leave the legacy they desire.

Community Involvement

  • The Neighborhood Church(Bentonville)
  • Global Village Team Leader with Habitat for Humanity Worldwide
  • Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA
  • Sueños y Esperanzas (Guatemala)
  • Rings Go Global (Africa)

Education & Accomplishments

  • Retirement Income Certified Professional ©
  • Behavioral Financial Advisor™
  • Life and Health insurance licenses
  • Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Central Missouri
  • FINRA Series 7 and 66 License
Joe Chowansky

Joe Chowansky

Joe joined Thrivent in 2020 after a career in strength and conditioning. He met his wife, Taylor, while working at the University of Arkansas. They live in Rogers and have one son, Ari.

Outside of work, Joe can be found playing sports, including golf and pickleball and watching his favorite teams, especially the Penguins. He is a foodie and likes cooking new foods on his smoker.

Joe enjoys seeing clients get clarity on their financial goals so they can have confidence about planning for what’s important to them.

State(s) Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #19603573, MO, NC, ND, NJ, OH, OK, PA, TX

Website: https://connect.thrivent.com/joe-chowansky/

Phone: (479) 341-4884


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    Shawn Taylor

    Shawn Taylor

    Shawn Taylor is a Certified Financial Planner that has been with Thrivent for over 30 years. He is married to Christina and they have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

    When not working with clients he can be found fly fishing, hunting, and working on their land. He has also led several Habitat for Humanity trips to Guatemala and enjoyed being on teams to El Salvador, New Zealand, and Fiji.

    He particularly enjoys helping clients with retirement income planning so they have the security to also initiate Generosity into their legacy planning.


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