Don Westerhoff has been involved in the financial services industry for more than 40 years. Don is a graduate of Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a major in communications and minor in business. He started in the life insurance business and gravitated into the investment side of financial planning as that industry continued to grow and diversify.
Wealth management and retirement planning have become an integral part of Don’s life as he has worked with hundreds of clients over these many years. In 1982, due to a series of health issues, Don sold his brokerage business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and moved to Florida. After a few years of rest and recuperation, Don found himself answering questions from friends and acquaintances more frequently relating to investments and retirement income. This encouraged him to get back into the business, on a smaller scale, but making himself available to guide people into a secure future.
In addition to Don’s activities in his investment business, Don and his wife, Lynne, enjoy traveling as well as spending time with their extended family. Don is also very active in his church and has led an adult Bible study for more than 30 years. His goal is to teach longer than his mother and Jimmy Carter.
Darin J Pierce
Darin is a graduate of Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minnesota, with a major in business administration and minors in mathematics and economics. After college, he found himself in the consumer lending side of finance, which provided a foundation in personal finance and a means to transfer to the warm climate of Florida.
As time marched on, Darin found his path led him to the business world through the involvement with a professional employer organization. In 1995, Darin was able to utilize his education, experience, and desire to help people by becoming a financial advisor. As his education continued, he became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner in 2001.
In addition to enjoying the relationships that have been developed with clients, many who have become friends, Darin enjoys playing golf and still participates in church softball. He and his wife also like to travel (especially cruises and to Disney locations), and spending time with their son, daughter-in-law, and the family dog, Sparkle Grace.
Shari is a graduate of Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minnesota. She is married and has a wonderful son, daughter-in-law, and a beagle puppy named Sparkle Grace.
Shari began her working life while in high school in the family business. She continues working in the family business today as the office administrator for her husband, Darin Pierce, and her father, Don Westerhoff.
In her spare time, Shari enjoys shopping, reading by the pool, traveling, and spending time with family, especially Sparkle Grace.