Advisor profile

My approach

Putting clients first; it's what I do

Ameriprise earned a Hearts & Wallets Top Performer recognition in:

  • “Unbiased, puts my interest first”
  • “Explains things in understandable terms”
  • “Understands me and shares my values”

I’m proud to be associated with a firm known for its service and how it relates to clients, because serving your interests is my priority. I offer comprehensive financial advice and a broad range of solutions to help you and your loved ones live brilliantly, now and in the future.

With the right financial advisor, life can be brilliant.

Areas of focus

  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Wealth Preservation Strategies
Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.




  • Graceland University, B. A., Lamoni, IA, Biology, 1970
  • University of Nevada-Reno, M.A., Reno, NV, Counseling, 1977
  • Northern Illinois University, Ed. Spec., DeKalb, IL, Administration 1981


  • I enjoy all of my grandchildren and how they keep me young.
  • Church is important to me and I give where I am needed.
  • I participate in several charitable organizations.
  • My wife, Bonnie, and I are avid travellers.

Community participation

I am Treasurer of the Colbern Road Restoration Branch.

Every summer my wife and I take college students on mission trips both within and outside the U.S.

Awards & recognition

  • Ameriprise Circle of Success, 2006-2015
  • Ameriprise Hall of Fame Inductee , 2016

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.