He is also a Registered Investment Advisor Representative and achieved his FINRA Series 65 designation and his Chartered Market Technician (CMT®) designation. Eventually he plans to earn his Certified Financial Planner designation as well.
A featured speaker for the Learning in Retirement program through the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Christian also has taught classes at the University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley.
He graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BA in History and has worked as the business manager for high profile outlets like Best Buy, Whole Foods and Goldblatt’s Department store.
Christian and his wife, Paula, an artist, have two children.
Get to know Christian better:
What was you first job: Washing dishes at a restaurant when I was 16.
Describe your most memorable vacation: My family has been vacationing at the same lake in Northern Indiana since I was 4 years old. No place else I’ve ever been compares to the beauty, warmth and sense of total relaxation that a day on the waters of lake Maxinkukee provides for the soul.
Coffee or tea: Coffee
Cat or dog: Dog
Best book you ever read: I don’t know if it’s the “best” book I’ve ever read, but Jane Jacob’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities was extremely influential for me. I was a history major in college and this was the first book I read that dealt with economics and public policy. It is a critique of the “Urban Planning” fad that was prominent during the 1960s and 1970s. It got me interested in economics and finance and put me on a path that led me to where I am today.
What is your favorite season: Fall. The colors are best, and the sense of wistful nostalgia that the close of summer brings is just incomparable.