Advocacy seems to be a theme in Garrett’s life. When he is not diving into a financial plan and advocating for his client’s legacy goals, he is helping build legacy with two passion projects launched by a close friend, Reid Wilson:

The Vast Network uses the power of film to share the stories of amazing human beings to inspire success.

Second Shot is a 501c3 creating adaptive outdoor opportunities by pairing clients with debilitating medical conditions with rescued dogs to build confidence, increase hope and enrich their pursuit in life.

“With my clients, I get to be part of something bigger than myself. I get to enable them to make decisions that will have impact in their families for generations to come. My work with Reid gives me the same satisfaction – like I am connected to something beyond just my own life.”

His advocacy also extends to this role as the Managing Director of his office. He works diligently to help the representatives and advisors he has brought onto his team build their legacy and impact in the lives of those they serve. If you are interested in a career in financial advising, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Garrett personally at

Garrett and his family also enjoy escaping to the lake or the mountains. Both a water-sport and snow-sport enthusiast, he enjoys a good adrenaline rush. 

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Garrett Brander, CFP®

Managing Director


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