Andrew Brown, LUTCF®
Financial Planner / Partner
After graduating from Central Michigan University in 2008 with a degree in financial planning, I began working as a financial advisor. In 2014, I transitioned my practice to Lakeshore Financial Group to be part of an independent firm. I believe it is of great value to be part of a firm whose focus is on the success of our clients rather than the profitability of the employing broker/dealer.
Over the past decade, I have enjoyed the opportunity to connect with those in the community and gain insight on how to better help people meet their financial goals. The most enjoyable aspect of being an advisor is the opportunity to build long lasting client/advisor friendships, there is nothing more exciting than to see the growth of friends.
Along with a Bachelor’s Degree in financial planning, I hold the Life Underwriter Training Counsel Fellow (LUTCF®) designation.
I am an Investment Adviser Representative and General Securities Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®. My registrations include FINRA Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law), and Series 65 (Uniform Combined State Law). I am also licensed for life and health insurance.
My wife, Ashley, and I live in Cascade with our two children. We enjoy spending time boating, outdoors, and serving with our church community.
Over the past three years, I have had the incredible opportunity to work alongside my dad and learn the financial planning business from the ground up. I’ve always enjoyed learning new things and applying them to the real world. The best part of all, is getting to know and work with great people each day! I look forward to continuing my role as a full-time licensed assistant and supporting the team at Lakeshore Financial Group, as they serve and guide clients.
I graduated from Grand Valley State University in December of 2022 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in finance. My registrations include FINRA Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and FINRA Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law). I am also licensed for life and health insurance.
Office Coordinator / Client Support
As the office coordinator, I am excited to apply my knowledge and experience in helping to provide a welcoming environment to our clients. It is our priority that clients receive the best service, and I am thankful for the role that I get to play in making this a reality. I have the best job—interacting with people, planning events and assisting with the day-to-day operations.
I’ve been married to my husband, Jim (my greatest blessing), for over 25 years. We are the proud parents of two boys who bring so much joy and laughter to our family. Our youngest is currently in college studying marketing management, while our oldest is a licensed assistant here at Lakeshore Financial Group. Jim and I are thoroughly enjoying this stage of life and marriage. We absolutely love spending time together traveling, hiking, stargazing, discussing the latest book, and of course, time at the lake with our boys. With God’s guidance and grace, we are pursuing an intentional life - freeing ourselves from the endless distractions and seductions of this digital world.
One way that we feel led to help transform our world, is through giving. A few of the organizations that we actively support: Cure International, Hand2Hand Ministries, Alpha Grand Rapids, Ada Bible Church, as well as others. Part of our ongoing mission is to encourage others to be active in their community and to help those in need.
Along with experience in retail management, I hold a BA in business psychology from Calvin University.