Starting my career in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008 taught many valuable lessons on how to gather, protect and grow assets. Decisions made today can have a profound impact on our future lives and this is especially true when it comes to personal finance! In March 2009, I joined the Norfolk General Office of New York Life as a Licensed Agent. I previously moved to the area for my undergraduate studies, at Old Dominion University, and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Later in my first year, I completed the requirements to become a Registered Representative with NYLIFE Securities, LLC. This allowed me to work directly with my client’s retirement and investment assets to build individual solutions based on their goals. In 2012, I earned the LUTCF® (Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow) professional designation; the CLU® (Chartered Life Underwriter) followed in 2018. My primary expertise covers protection, retirement, investment and estate planning for families and small business owners.
The most recent chapter of my career involved passing two additional FINRA exams, meeting the requirements to become a Financial Adviser with Eagle Strategies, LLC in 2020. I also founded Diamond Springs Financial, LLC in October 2021. I have grown so much, along with my clients, over the years. Despite many new challenges affecting our daily lives, my team and I are rising to the challenge of providing trusted guidance!
Life at the beach is the best so I proudly became a Virginia Beach homeowner a few years ago. My girlfriend, Jens, and I enjoy gardening, the local live music scene and sunsets at Chicks Beach. You can also find me on the racquetball courts competing for that final point.