My reason for becoming a financial professionals is deeply personal. In January of 2009 at age 49, I almost died. Waking up the next morning after emergency surgery left me shaken to my core. I knew that I had life insurance, but not how much. Our wills and estate documents were 20 years old and in need of updating. Had I not made it, I was not sure if my family would be taken care of financially. I began the process of getting my affairs in order because we simply do not know the number of our days. Additionally, I repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. I am confident that with my understanding of personal finance, my training as a financial professional and educator, I can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, I have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. I feel a commitment to my community.
I grew up in Paris, Texas, attended Paris ISD schools, and graduated with honors from Paris High School. I followed my father (Class of ’54) to Texas A&M University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. I returned to...