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Brad is a Financial Advisor based in La Jolla, California. He is committed to guiding each client in all aspects of their financial lives and to provide the best possible ongoing financial guidance as life situations change. He does this by using a goals based planning approach to develop a roadmap, helping to guide his clients from their current financial situation to the achievement of their unique financial goals. This is done using a disciplined, methodical approach to develop financial and investment strategies in the areas of wealth accumulation, wealth preservation as well as a smooth transfer of wealth all using defined processes. These include investment and risk management, tax minimization, and asset preservation with an emphasis on helping assure a lifetime retirement income stream.
Brad also provides insurance strategies in the areas of estate planning services, income replacement, business succession planning and long term care. One of his overarching goals is to develop strong ongoing relationships with his clients and their families. At the heart of his philosophy is his commitment to providing outstanding guidance, service and creating a positive client experience.
Previously, Brad served as a Naval Officer for eleven years, flying the F-14 Tomcat. Later, he began his career in financial services, starting at Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company and Smith Barney before moving to Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2009. During that time he spent another 12 years serving his country as a reservist in the USNR before retiring in 2010 as a Commander.
Brad attended San Diego State University and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance in 1984.
On the personal side, Brad has a passion for nature and portrait photography. He is an avid Crossfitter, skier, backpacker and weekend, backyard grill master. He and his wife Tamara enjoy entertaining friends and family in their home. He has served as a member of the Solana Highlands Elementary School Dad’s Club. He taught 3rd and 4th grade bible studies at St. Therese of Carmel and he has served as past President and Chairman of the Board for C.O.G.G. Political Action Committee as well as serving on the Palomar Pomerado Health Community Advocate Leadership Council.
His greatest asset in life is his relationship with his wife Tamara. Together they have two grown daughters, Taylor and Lauren, and they are raising twin sons, Cole and Sawyer. They have lived in Carmel Valley since 1991.
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