Company Name: Primerica Advisors
Title: Investment Adviser
Years at Company: 16
What are three things you use at work every day?
My iPhone, notepad, and a good pen.
What was your first job?
My first real job was working cherry harvest for a local orchardist in my area at 14, both picking and transporting cherries. I also raised animals, beef, and swine for the local livestock shows from the time I was 8. It taught me at an early age the importance of responsibility, execution, and being self-sufficient.
Where is your hometown?
Zillah, Washington - small agriculture community in Central Washington. Home of the Teapot Dome, one stop light, 17 world class wineries, and a Church of God-Zilla (renamed CWC a few years back).
How do you spend your free time?
Traveling with my wife and two awesome kids, golfing with friends, and volunteering time and resources with great local organizations.
What are three words that best describe you?
Loyal, Committed, Driven
What did you want to become as a kid?
A fighter pilot. The first airshow I can remember going to at maybe 5 or 6 years old. I was able to meet a Navy Pilot who was a family friend. I thought he was the coolest person on the planet as he even let me sit in the cockpit.
Where is your favorite place to travel?
I don’t know if I’ve been there yet. I love the North Shore of Oahu, where I had the opportunity to free dive/snorkel 2 ½ miles off the coast with Galapagos Sharks and whales.
How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities?
My wife and I have called the Tri home since 2006. We’ve lived in Kennewick, West Richland, and Richland.
What is your favorite movie?
Just one? I’ll give you my top 3 - Top Gun, Gladiator, and Happy Gilmore. I love a good underdog movie.
How do you define success?
Early in my professional career I came across a book called “Success isn’t an accident” and it really helped shape some of the core conversations I have with my team, clients, and myself. At the end of the day, success to me is living each day to my full potential and helping my clients and those around me do the same.
What excites you the most about the direction of the Tri-City Regional Chamber?
The business world is constantly evolving and as a small business owner, it’s almost impossible to stay on top of all the issues as we focus on building our businesses. The Tri-City Regional Chamber is a significant influencer in the State of Washington in continuing to champion opportunities for businesses small and large to thrive in the state and regional economy. I am excited about the programs and opportunities we have and continue to develop and enhance from MyTri2030, to economic gardening, the Small Business Incentive Program, legislative round table, and even the opportunity for start up companies to come together for weekly and monthly networking. It’s a powerful place to be connected to.