A graduate of Western Michigan University, Mark attended graduate programs at Aquinas College and Arizona State University before training to become a stockbroker with EF Hutton & Co. in 1985.
In July of 2000, Mark and a few co-workers decided to leave positions at Smith Barney and started, first Wiegenstein & Associates, LLC, and now Cradlestone Wealth Services. After evaluating several Broker/Dealers, they elected to offer securities exclusively through Raymond James Financial Services. It was to become an excellent partnership.
Mark received his Financial Planning Certificate from Kaplan University in 2008, and subsequently completed the rigorous requirements necessary to receive the prestigious CFP® certification as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
Married over 40 years, Mark and Debra have three children and four grandchildren. Debra retired from her career as a Registered Nurse and now helps out in Mark’s office. They live northeast of Mesa and for many years kept horses and mules for wilderness trips into nearby mountains.
A past Rotary Club Treasurer for many years, Mark is a Paul Harris Fellow. He is also a member of the Mesa Hohokams, and previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Mountain Vista Medical Center.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Raymond James is not affiliated with the above organizations and/or charitable causes.