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NameBiography
Michael Bird A native-born Texan, Michael graduated from Texas Tech University in 1981, with a BS degree in Industrial Engineering. He followed his BS with an MBA from University of Memphis. CFP designation, ChFC and multiple certifications from the Institute for Business and Finance, including specialties in income distribution and investments. Michael began his career in manufacturing before moving into financial planning, which makes his approach more analytical than most. He has held various leadership positions in many organizations, including President-elect, FPA of Memphis, before moving to Johnson City in 2007 and has most recently served as Treasurer for the Kiwanis Club of Kingsport. Michael conducted a weekly financial radio show on WJCW, 910 AM from 2011 to 2013. Michael is currently serving clients at Secure Money Matters in Bristol, TN.
Sherry Blevins
Jennifer Dafcik Jennifer K. Dafcik is a graduate of Texas A & M University, where she studied International Studies and Commerce. Her career has focused on encouraging creativity in the business world and teaching creative thought processes to others, both inbusiness and at the University of Illinois, where she developed curriculum to foster creativity, innovation, and vision in the College of Engineering and the Counseling Center.
Brandon Harrell Brandon Harrell holds a BFA from ETSU and an MFA from Bowling Green State University, both focused on jewelry and metalsmithing. She has instructed at Toledo Museum of Art, the Idea Factory in Columbus, Ohio, and other galleries around the country. "When I watched others demo this craft in school, I felt like this was not just a skill to be learned, but magic that I desired the ability to do myself." says Brandon.
Sheridan Nice
Cheryl Ollry
Sam Ross Born and educated in Pensacola, FL, Sam graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harding University in 1979, with a BS degree in Business Management. He followed his BS with an MBA from Tennessee Tech. He holds a Masters Degree in Financial Services from the American College. Sam began his career with MetLife as a financial services representative. He has held various management positions during his past twenty-five years in the Tri-Cities area. He has set many company and industry sales records, qualifying for the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table seven times. He has held various officer positions in many of the local professional organizations. Sam is currently serving clients at Secure Money Matters in Bristol, TN.
Macy Stoops
Pat Williams
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