Shortly after completing my finance degree at NAU, a business partner and I opened Arizona Event Professionals, an event coordination business, which still hosts the casino nights at NAU to this day. Almost simultaneously, I left the states behind to serve overseas in Germany as a finance officer in the army.
This is really where my jump into finance began. While in Europe, I had the opportunity to negotiate and establish business with foreign governments, but I took the most pleasure from helping soldiers get their personal finances in line and talking about how small changes can make a huge difference. That is when I had a realization! How great would it be to make a living by helping people and businesses with their finances?
I have now been with Edward Jones for over a year and could not be happier with my decision to make a career developing unique solutions for people and their finances. I like to think that my practice serves as a support structure for local people and businesses that allows them to operate effectively. It is a wonderful feeling to see people that you work with succeed knowing in some small way you helped them along.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I will see you at the next mixer.