Advisor profile


What you can expect when you work with me

 My purpose is to help you feel confident, connected and in control of your financial life. The right financial advice can help prepare you for whatever life brings – both the expected and the unexpected.

When you work with me, you receive:
  • 1:1 financial advice based on your goals and needs.
  • Personalized recommendations for a diversified portfolio, and solutions to help protect you from uncertainty.
  • Regular meetings to review your goals, progress and investments.
  • Anytime access to your investments and digital tools to help you stay on track.
Ready to learn more? Getting started is as easy as meeting for a complimentary initial consultation whenever it’s convenient for you. Request a consultation

Areas of focus

  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Saving for Education
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Charitable Giving
  • Investments
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Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.

Qualifications

  • CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner
  • ChFC® Chartered Financial Consultant®
  • CLU® Chartered Life Underwriter®
  • FINRA Series 24 General Securities Principal
  • FINRA Series 7 & 63 General Securities Representative, Uniform Securities Agent

Education

  • MBA, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN - 1992
  • BS, California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo, CA - 1985

Interests

  • Two wonderful kids: Michael and Leah
  • My wife, Anne, and I are active supporters of the arts in Rockford, IL through ArtScene and Womanspace
  • Enjoy canoe camping in the Boundary Waters

Community participation

  • Rockford Art Museum - Board Member
  • Member of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce
  • Proud Corporate Supporter of Northern Public Radio - WNIJ 89.5
  • Member and Sponsor of Womanspace
  • Supporter/Member of Rockford Area Arts Council - Office converted to gallery for local artists during ArtScene
  • Volunteer organizer for clients and guests at Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • Past Board Member - Spectrum Progressive School
  • Past Board Chair - Junior Achievement of Rock River Valley

Awards & recognition

  • Ameriprise Circle of Success, 2004-2009, 2016-2019
  • Ameriprise Diamond Ring Club, 2021

Professional associations

Previous experience

  • Business/Merchandise Manager, Up With People, Tucson, AZ, 1986-1987

Private Wealth Advisors

Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisors have extensive experience in helping affluent clients preserve and grow their wealth. They possess the capabilities and resources to provide customized recommendations and support for tax, estate, and retirement planning. They help clients step back and explore the full range of opportunities their wealth can bring. With years of experience and an established network of expert resources, Private Wealth Advisors are among the most qualified and credentialed advisors in the industry. Ameriprise Financial gives this elite group the highest priority and quality of service and resources available to help ensure their clients receive the best possible client experience.