How we work

Weathering market volatility

Price fluctuations of securities are a normal part of a full market cycle, so it's important to put them into perspective to stay on track with your financial goals. During market swings, you can be confident that we, along with and the Ameriprise Investment Research Group, are carefully watching the markets.

If you have specific questions or concerns, we can review your financial goals, risk tolerance and asset allocation strategy. We are here to help you navigate these fluctuations and help ensure that you are well-positioned to achieve your financial goals.

No matter what the market may bring, we can help you feel more confident, connected and in control of your financial life.

Areas of focus

  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Planning Strategies

Community participation

Darrell and his wife actively support our community and several local and national philanthopic organizations.

  • The Periwinkle Foundation – Iron Sommelier – Underwriter
  • Second Baptist School – Second Fund Chairs
  • Second Baptist School – Parent Advisory Council
  • Yellowstone Academy Sponsor
  • Houston Express Soccer Club – Team Manager
  • MyLIFE Speaks
  • Be An Angel
  • The Junior League of Houston
  • Chance for Hope Foundation

My Staff and I support several local charities througout the year:

  • Houston Food Bank
  • BEAResource for CPS Kids, Houston
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Houston
  • Heroes on the Water
  • The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®

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Working with us

Meeting with an Ameriprise financial advisor is an important first step. It's an opportunity to get to know an advisor and share your goals and dreams. You're under no obligation; your initial meeting with an Ameriprise financial advisor will be relaxed and informal.

Your meeting will include a review of your existing financial situation and potential opportunities, gaps or general strategies. While you won't receive a comprehensive review or financial planning services for which fees are charged, you should expect to get a sense of what it might be like to work together.

What to expect

  • Professional help in clarifying your financial goals and priorities
  • If you decide to purchase a financial planning service, you will receive sound financial advice at a fair price, tailored to your investment objectives
  • Accurate information about our tailored solutions, including risks, benefits and costs

What to bring

  • A list of any questions you have regarding your current financial situation
  • Any account statements, budget information or other areas of your financial life that you feel deserve immediate attention
  • A list of future dreams and financial goals you would like to achieve, including both short- and long-term goals