Advisor profile

My approach

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What you can expect when you work with us

At Ameriprise, our 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.

Feel confident about your financial future.

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Areas of focus

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




  • Juris Doctor, George Mason University School of Law, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1982


  • I enjoy traveling, exercising regularly, reading and dining out.
  • I have hiked the Camino de Santiago twice, in 2013 with my son, Erik and in 2017 with my wife and daughter, Kelly.
  • I enjoy attending at least one San Francisco 49ers game each year.
  • My wife, Betsy, is a retired NICU nurse. We have three children. Erik is a graduate of Christopher Newport University with a degree in history. Bryan is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in screen writing. Kelly is a senior majoring in psychology at Clark University in Worcester, MA.

Community participation

Currently our team volunteers monthly at the Ronald McDonald House. We provide the ingredients and prepare two meals each time for the guests of the house. This activity supports families dealing with a seriously ill child at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

2015 Ameriprise Community Impact Award Team Winner for our volunteering and charitable donations to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

Strengthening our communities is an important part of the OakHeart Financial Group culture and values.

Awards & recognition

  • Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers, 2019
  • Ameriprise Chairman's Advisory Council, 2019
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2019, 2018
  • Ameriprise Circle of Success, 2002-2018
  • Ameriprise Diamond Ring Club, 2013-2018

Professional associations

Our Mission

Creating more confidence in your future.