As a young man in the summer of 1982, I had the good fortune of being hired in the investment business in downtown Grand Rapids. As I look back, I do so with a grateful heart, and hopefully, a wiser perspective. I have had the opportunity to develop relationships with clients that have now spanned both decades and generations.
I love my job. I love the investment business. It is an honor and a privilege to serve some of the most successful, most influential people in West Michigan and abroad on a day to day basis. I am truly fortunate and hope I can contribute to others in a significant way through the relationships we have developed and the solutions we provide.
I have been fortunate to be part of the Camp Lake Louise family since I was a little boy going with a group from First Baptist in Harbor Beach. Over the years I have met many friends including the love of my life, Margie who was from West Baptist in Bay City. Together we have served in various capacities over the years from cabin leaders, camp program directors, as well as service on the board.
Margie and I have been blessed with five great kids, as well as two son-in-laws and a daughter-in-law. Brendon, our oldest, joined the CapTrust team in 2013 and lives in Holland with his wife, Rachel, and our two grandchildren – their toddler, Brendon, Jr. and little Keara Ann who just turned one. Our daughter Lauren lives in Chicago with her husband, Aaron, and our daughter Lindsay lives in Milwaukee with her husband, Chris. Our son Ryan lives and works in Minneapolis, while Hannah is finishing up her senior year at the University of Kansas (much to my delight).