What’s with the Fish?
Fish represent and symbolize much of what I value in life and business.
Life & Financial Abundance
Historically a large harvest of fish meant sustenance and wealth for the family. Fish has been a cultural symbol of abundance and plenty – a blessing that we plan for, and hope and wish for all the families we work with. To enjoy abundance implies financial security, and the ability to live generously and give generously to others.
Our office is located in downtown Issaquah not far from Issaquah Creek. Issaquah is well known for its salmon. Each October the city hosts the popular Salmon Days Festival. Our firm is a supporter of Salmon Days, and active in the wonderful community of Issaquah.
I have had a lifelong passion for fishing, especially fly fishing. I briefly took classes at the University of Washington School of Fisheries, have done some guiding and was a member at one time of the US National Pro team for Hyde drift boats. I love hosting friends and clients on fly-fishing adventures in my drift boat. My children and family enjoy fishing, too!
Swimming is a wonderful sport, and my favorite way to stay healthy. I have been a lifelong swimmer, including club, college water polo, and as a former elite triathlete. Every summer I swim across Lake Washington for the Puget Sound Blood Center Swim for Life, am a member of US Masters swimming, and still compete in an occasional swim meet. My four children all compete for various club and school swim teams, and my wife and I enjoy volunteering for their teams and cheering them on.
As a young man, I put my trust and hope in Jesus Christ. My wife and I are trying to lead ourselves, our family and our business by the life principles found in the Great Book. For Christians, the fish is one of their earliest symbols used to profess their faith. The Greek word fish ΙΧΘΥΣ forms the acrostic "Iesous, Christos, Theou, Yios, Soter" or "Jesus, Christ, God's, Son, Savior." The Good Book says, “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”