Over the past 10 years, Noel has developed a financial planning approach that combines his background in the arts with his knowledge and passion for finance. By combining these complementary elements, he believes it helps him effectively communicate complex ideas that provide clarity and understanding to clients’ financial lives. Noel appreciates collaborating with his colleagues to problem-solve and determine the most valuable ways to serve clients.

Before joining JNBA in 2020, Noel spent six years as Financial Advisor and Co-Branch Manager at a small Twin Cities wealth management firm, and prior to that spent four years as an Investor Advisor Representative at a Wisconsin firm. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and minors in Art, Economics, and Foreign Studies from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He also earned his Certified Financial Planner™ designation in 2013.

When not at work, Noel, his wife, and daughter live in St. Paul. Inspired by a year of living abroad in college, Noel loves traveling internationally. In addition to enjoying hobbies like cooking, baking, and reading, Noel was stung by a more unusual pursuit five years ago: beekeeping.

Favorite quote: “Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true.” –T.E. Lawrence