"What I enjoy most about what I do is the chance to spend time with people while we work to create solutions for their lives, then putting those solutions into action.”
I am proud to be a 4th generation Des Moines native, a husband of 41 years, father to three children, and grandfather to six.
Like Bob mentioned, despite college degrees, mine from the University of Iowa and Drake University, and a handful of professional designations, my real “education” has come through practical experience. It’s the kind of experience gained by working in diverse areas of the financial world on behalf of thousands of clients over the past 40‐plus years. It's the experience gained by weathering bad times as well as good.
The relationships formed through those years have become one of the most meaningful parts of my life, and the reason that “retirement” in any conventional sense doesn’t hold much appeal to me. I find what I do every day to be too energizing and enjoyable! (Although I admit that Friday afternoons ARE reserved for my golf habit, and other times are dedicated to my Lion’s Club group, my church, inner city ministry, and fitness kickboxing.)
It’s been an amazing partnership among the three of us here for the last 20‐plus years. Bob & I have actually worked together for more than 30, and I’m excited to head into the next chapter.