John started his financial services career in 1987. He has been an advisor with CUE Financial Group since 1992. He holds a bachelors degree in Agribusiness and Finance from West Texas State University. John is a Chartered Financial Consultant, a designation he earned in 1994. Growing up on a family farm in Roswell, NM allowed John to see first-hand the importance of sound financial management and planning. He has said many times to clients, “while my dad was a hard worker and a really smart guy, he was not the greatest when it came to managing his money.” Seeing the results of poor financial planning and the hardships which affected his family gave him an appreciation of the need for every person to have some type of financial plan for their future. It can be simple or complex, but it should be a road map to your goals. In college, John studied business and developed a passionate interest in the financial markets. Since completing school, John has worked with hundreds of people to help them accomplish their financial goals and dreams. “Since starting my career my goal has been to help people gain a basic understanding of how our economic system works and how they can better prepare themselves to have a successful financial future. Whether buying a home, sending a child to college, or retiring, I believe having a sound plan is critical. In addition, trust between the advisor and his client must stand above all else. I have always strived to conduct my practice in a manner which puts my clients’ interests first and allows them to succeed”.