OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Customized investment and financial strategies for clients like you
Customized investment and financial strategies for clients like you
As your Financial Advisors, our mission is to help make your wealth work as hard as it can. To accomplish this goal, we must ask the right questions, find appropriate strategies and put all of our experience and resources at Morgan Stanley to work for you. You can count on us to understand the life you envision, and only then can we help create wealth management strategies aimed at meeting the objectives that matter most to you.
At Morgan Stanley, we believe that identifying financial solutions begins with a solid understanding of each client’s situation, goals, objectives and risk tolerance. We follow a disciplined process that enables us to work with you to craft a solution that helps to meet your individual financial needs:
Resident of Durango Colorado along with wife Dr. Elizabeth Helms and three children since 2005.
First Vice President and Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley since 2007. Previously with Wells Fargo Bank from 2005 to 2007.
Certified Financial Planner(CFP) focusing on financial planning and retirement plan management for individuals and businesses in the Southwest. Responsible for management, along with partner Scott Shadid, of over $250Million of client assets (AS OF DATE). We follow a process driven practice which includes setting financial goals, monitoring progress and adjusting goals as needed. CFPs lead with Integrity, provide objective advice, maintain competence, education and professionalism.
After 21 years of U.S. Air Force Active and Reserve service, I retired from the USAF in May of 2017. I had been assigned as a Lieutenant Colonel traditional reservist as Director of Operations, 310th Space Wing, 310th Operations Support Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base. Entered Active Duty Air Force after receiving commission in 1996, transitioned to Air Force Reserves in 2005. Prior assignments included joint assignments with the German Air Force, Space and Missile launch operations and Operational Test and Evaluation of space assets.
Actively involved in the community serving on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit Domestic Violence prevention organization in addition to serving on the Chair of the First United Methodist Church’s Endowment and Finance committees. Previous service on school district 9R’s Finance Committee. Dedicated to improving the lives of local youth by volunteering as a youth soccer and basketball coach in addition to serving as a referee in the Southwest Colorado youth football programs.
Central Michigan University, MSA – 1998
University of North Carolina, Political Science – 1996
Certified Financial Planner, College for Financial Planning, Denver Colorado--2012
Securities Agent: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, KS, MD, MN, MT, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, SD, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Managed Futures
Resident of Durango along with wife Monica and three children since 2007.
Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley since 2013. Previously owner of Southwest Waste Solutions from 2009 to 2013, in financial auditing and consulting for business waste and recycling. Over 20 years of business client service experience, with companies including AT&T, Lucent, Avaya, Cablevision & Komatsu.
Financial Advisor, studying for the CFP exam and focusing on retirement plan management for individuals and businesses in the Southwest. Responsible for client service and new business plan acquisition for the Helms/Shadid team.
Actively involved in the community serving as President Elect for Durango Kiwanis volunteer service organization. Volunteering also includes youth baseball, football and basketball coaching in Durango community. Hobbies include skiing, biking, running, hunting & fishing.
Wichita State University, BBA in International Business – 1994
Minors in Spanish and Marketing
Securities Agent: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, KS, KY, MD, ME, MN, MT, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, SD, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.
Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a truly personalized wealth strategy. Today and for the years to come.
Partnering with you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.
Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.
Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same best-in-class service as the rest of your wealth.
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