My Background


After being raised in a suburb of Minneapolis, graduating from Drake, then living in Phoenix for nine years, I returned to Des Moines in 2005.

I joined New York Life in 2010. After 10 years working as an independent agent, I wanted the opportunity to affiliate myself with a company that made it easy for other people to do what was right, and more importantly, made it easy for me to do right by them.

I live in West Des Moines with my amazing wife, Chrissy, and our two sons.  We are active members at Lutheran Church of Hope, where Chrissy serves on the worship team and with VBS and I serve with the food ministry and help organize the Hope@Work ministry.  We also help out with special events held at the church.

Since 2007, I’ve also served as the tournament chair for Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament, which has raised over $140,000 for Children’s Cancer Connection.

Depending on your needs, I can introduce you to some ways to help protect your family's lifestyle and future; or prepare for major financial events such as paying for college, saving for retirement, or caring for an aging relative. If you're wondering about my qualifications, you might find it reassuring to know that I am a licensed agent to sell insurance through the New York Life Insurance Company and a registered representative through NYLIFE Securities, LLC. In addition to my 15 years of experience, I hold a Finance degree from Drake University and am a graduate of New York Life's Top ranked1 training program, NYLIC University, and have been awarded Executive Councils in 2011, 2012, and 20152.

Of course, my background isn't really the one that matters. To be the best possible agent, I've found that getting to know my clients – their hopes, dreams and goals for the future – is the most important step. So if you're looking for someone that's ready to put their knowledge and experience to work for you, please let me know.

Neither New York life Insurance Company, nor its agents, provides tax, legal or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professionals before making any decisions.

1NYLIC University was honored in Training Magazine's list of Top 125 corporate learning programs in 2012 and 2013.

2Awarded by New York Life Insurance for production.




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