Born and raised in the Brainerd Lakes Area, Brian has a unique understanding of the priorities and needs of his clients. It is his straight-forward transparency and accessibility that has earned his reputation as a trusted financial advisor with his client.
Brian grew up on his parent’s dairy farm south of Brainerd and graduated from Brainerd High School. The cows are gone from the family farm, but Brian’s dad is still there, a well-known fixture in the local community.
Brian graduated from the University of MN-Duluth with a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering before returning to the Brainerd area to work at Parker Hannifin in Deerwood. He enjoyed his work at Parker Hannifin but left in 2006 to take on the challenge of entrepreneurship by founding Central Choice Financial (originally called Navigator Financial Group).
Brian is licensed in Security Series 6 and 63, Series 65 Investment Advisory, and Series 7 General Securities. Brian is also licensed in Life and Health Insurance. He is strongly committed to the value of family life and supporting the local community.
Brian has been married to his wife, Julie, since 1996. Together they are raising three daughters, Olivia, Madelyn, and Isabella. He has been active in the Brainerd Jaycees for many years. He participated in numerous community projects during that time and was the Chair of the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza in 2008.