Ben has an innate need to help people, and cares deeply about his clients and their children. Priding himself on honesty and service, Ben aligned himself with Raymond James in 2018 as he believes the firm also cares about treating people how they want to be treated.
With a focus on wealth management, Ben specializes in providing investment advice, risk management, transition advice and insurance services to his clients with the overall goal of helping them find comfort in their financial lives, and enjoy and manage their wealth.
Previously, Ben was a financial advisor and assistant branch manager at A.G. Edwards and Sons. With Wells Fargo Advisors, he was a Lifetime Premier Advisor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from East Tennessee State University.
Originally from Whiteville, North Carolina, Ben and his wife, Becky, live in Asheville. Avid supporters of the community, his extended family has been part of the fabric of Asheville for more than 50 years. Ben feels he owes it to the community to be a good steward of financial services.
When he isn’t working with clients, Ben spends much of his time at the University of North Carolina-Asheville volunteering to enhance the higher education experience for the students and student athletes. He is a former UNCA Bulldog Athletic Board member and past chairman. He served on his church vestry for two terms and chaired the church’s yearly financial campaign. In the past, he has been a volunteer soccer coach and continues to be an ardent supporter of the more than 5,000 children that regularly play the game in the Asheville community. He enjoys spending free time with his adult children and his six grandchildren, as well as gardening, traveling and golfing.
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