Lars became interested in finance before he reached his teens. He was heavily influenced by his godfather, Uncle Pete, who encouraged him to take the money he was earning as a golf caddy and invest it in three stocks of his own choosing. Lars still owns two of those stocks today!
Lars is originally from Alaska and was raised with the spirit of Alaskan independence, confidence, freedom, and unlimited potential. His grandfather and father, both strong entrepreneurs, believed in teaching independence and self-reliance and that giving their children too much would hamper their children’s success.
After achieving his degree in Accounting and Finance from Pacific Lutheran University, Lars worked as an accountant until his independent spirit led him to start his own financial planning firm, Financial Security Group (FSG). After 14 years of success, FSG merged with a national CPA firm, Moss Adams. This institutional experience made Lars acutely aware of the need for a personal, customized approach to financial planning.