As a longtime Thrivent member, I appreciate my role as a financial professional. I understand how important planning for the future is to one’s overall financial security. My passion for helping people be wise with money stems from the time I spent helping my aging parents make crucial financial decisions. When my mother developed Alzheimer’s, I discovered how important it is to bring families together and establish ways to avoid depleting their assets to cover long-term care costs. I can relate to what families are experiencing during times like these. God has blessed me abundantly with a fantastic family that has been with me through the ups and downs in life. My wife and I have been married for more than 38 years. We have two married children and love spending time with our seven grandchildren. I understand the need to safeguard your family’s financial security throughout all stages of life because I had to walk through those important decisions for my own family.