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Chris joined the Patriot team as a financial advisor in 2015. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a collateral focus on Entrepreneurship. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, as well as a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor and a member of the XY Planning Network. Prior to joining Patriot, he worked in the financial services industry for over four years as a fee-only financial planner.
Chris is passionate about helping people design, create, and maintain their ideal lifestyle through financial planning. To help carry out this purpose, Chris also founded Patriot’s Financial Fitness program, a monthly retainer service designed to provide quality financial planning advice to those who may not yet have significant wealth. There is a particular focus on helping people pursue their own purpose in life and helping them “master the art of living” through an ongoing financial planning process. Chris also provides pro bono financial planning for those who couldn’t otherwise afford it.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys reading, sports, traveling and spending time with his friends and family. He, his wife, Amy, and their little girl, Elizabeth, live in the Hardin Valley area of Knoxville. They also attend Cokesbury United Methodist Church.
“A master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.” – Lawrence Pearsall Jacks