I grew up in a small Maine town and spent several years attending school and working in the southern United States. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with magna cum laude distinction from Liberty University, where I focused on financial planning and economics. After graduation, I worked for a small financial advising firm in Maine. During my time in undergrad, I decided to pursue a law degree in order to solve complex legal issues related to Estate Planning and Financial Planning.
I enrolled in Liberty University School of Law in the fall of 2014 and graduated in May 2017. Over the years, I have seen many estate and business planning mistakes, from small businesses failing due to a lack of proper succession planning to expensive estate battles resulting from poor planning. This has motivated me to help people and businesses plan for their future and avoid such mistakes.
After passing the bar exam, I worked at a Maine-based law firm for a year and a half before co-founding AVP Law with Dylan Lingerfelt, a friend from law school. Although Dylan has since moved on, we remain close friends. During the same period, I met my wife, Julia, who was then an Orthopedic Surgery Resident in Greenville. We got married in 2022 and she is now an Orthopedic Oncology Fellow at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN. We both love the outdoors, as does our German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois dog, Hazel. We are excited to explore the world and will be living in New Zealand for six months starting in 2024 after Julia completes her next fellowship.
I have been working remotely for AVP Law while periodically traveling to Greenville to meet with clients. I will continue to do so until the firm completes its transition to a fully virtual law practice.
I have over 5 years of experience as an Attorney. I am licensed to practice law in South Carolina and Maine. Additionally, I hold a Certified Financial Planner designation (CFP®).