Joe Brittingham was born and raised in California and is in his 25th year as a financial advisor in Pismo Beach, CA. After 16 years serving investors with U.S. based investment firm giant Edward Jones, Joe and his team launched Brittingham Financial Group, a full service investment management and financial planning firm. Joe graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in Psychology (1994) with some additional concentration and study in economics. Joe is an entrepreneur and is a Certified Financial Planner TM Professional helping investors plan for and enjoy the retirement years. Joe has four teenage children who enjoy the beauty and climate of California’s Central Coast in the County of San Luis Obispo. During his years at UCSB, and to raise the needed money for college, Joe’s first business was in working with the Southwestern Company in Nashville, TN selling books door to door, recruiting and training students in the program and managing the sales organization he built during those years. Joe loves kitesurfing, yoga, tennis, traveling and playing chess. He particularly enjoys new experiences, seeing new places and cultures and with his family, and collaborating with bright minds who aim to make a difference in the world. Joe believes in leadership by example and that personal growth comes from pushing through one’s “comfort zone”. His favorite expression is “Carpe Diem”.