Since 1996, I have practiced as a Financial Advisor. I am an investment advisor representative, having earned the Series 7, 63 and 65 investment registrations, and a licensed life insurance agent. I have completed numerous courses in the areas of financial planning, investments and insurance. In addition to my extensive financial consulting experience, I offer in-depth, practical business experience. I have held management positions at Shell Oil Company and ICF International, Inc. and have professional experience in business development, economics and risk analysis. I hold a B.S. Degree from Fort Lewis College, in Durango, Colorado, and an M.S. degree from the University of Colorado, in Boulder, Colorado.
My community involvement has included serving as Chair of the Chamber Connection Program of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and as a Director of their Economic Development Group; serving as Treasurer and President for the Colorado Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) and also as National Treasurer for AIPG; participating as a member of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG); and serving as Lay Minister, Vice President and President of the Parish Council of Our Father Lutheran Church, in Centennial, Colorado.
Born in Boulder, Colorado, I currently reside in Centennial, Colorado. I am married to Sara Kerstetter Rhode and have two adult children, daughter Whitney and son Taylor. I enjoy hiking, fishing, golf and gardening as my interests and hobbies. Among my personal accomplishments are hiking eighteen of Colorado fourteener’s and completing the 1993 Denver International Marathon.