I met Ashok Shendure, BDS Financial Network’s Founder, at a scholarship breakfast for The Rotary Club of Chagrin Valley. As a scholarship recipient, it was requested that I give a speech regarding my future endeavors, which included plans of one day becoming a financial advisor. It was one of those right place, right time kind of things. In the days following, I was invited by Ashok to an informal interview and became the company’s first intern.
I earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ashland University (finance major, economics minor). I hold the FINRA series 7 and 66 registrations, as well as maintain life and health insurance licenses. In 2017, I became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
Today, I’m happily married with two school age children (one daughter and one son). Our family adopted an Aussie Doodle puppy named Brisket in September 2021. When I am not in the office, I cherish watching my children grow and being able to re-experience life through their eyes. As an Eagle Scout, I enjoy sharing my love for the outdoors and community with my family. On warmer weekends, we are normally hiking, gardening, fishing, or camping. I have lived in Northeastern Ohio my entire life and currently reside in Auburn Township.