I was born and raised in Bartlesville.  After graduating from Bartlesville High School, I joined the U.S.  Army Reserves and served for six years.  I learned firsthand the importance of having life insurance in place, which ultimately influenced my career path as a life insurance agent.  I trained as a life agent under New York Life and realized I belong in an independent environment, so I joined the Phoenix team in 2019.

Why I like my work

I love helping people.  Life can change in an hour.  Insurance is evolutionary, changing as people’s needs grow.  My profession is a very tangible, impactful way to help people.  I can grow personally and professionally with the community.  Not many industries can say that.

Outside of work

I’m usually trying to finish a book or three.  I enjoy volunteering my time and efforts in the community whether by physical labor or advice.  My fiancée Alex and I generally spend our free time together doing things we love.

Important stuff

I’m a proud member of the Cherokee and Sac and Fox Nations, Daybreak Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce as an advocate welcoming new member businesses to Bartlesville.  Phoenix also has a presence in Pawhuska, where I travel weekly to meet with clients in Osage County.