Ed was born in Walla Walla and raised in Pasco, Washington. He graduated from Colombia Basin community college with an AA degree in 1975 and then went on to EWU, Majoring in Marketing and Minoring in Economics in 1997.
He and his wife Debra have two children, McKenzie, a nurse and a son, Keith who is a Commercial developer. They are also blessed with two grandchildren.
He became a financial advisor to help people who normally would not have access to a financial planner. In 1981 he began his financial career focusing on his client’s needs and desires, with a financial planning perspective first, then how to choose between available products to work with the plan. Ed is committed to helping his clients in their pursuit of becoming financially independent and confident through long-term use of products.
Ed started at Beamish Financial working with Thom Beamish gaining knowledge from his mentorship. Once Thom retired, the company changed its name to Bayport Financial. In the spirit of collaboration and a long-term focus on helping his clients, he is happy to have joined the West Invest team.