“There are so many investments available today. My job is to help my clients select the ones that suit them best and will help pursue their goals.”
Since 1988, Eric has been helping clients with their financial planning. He prides himself on the strong friendships that he has developed with his clients. Those relationships help Eric to know his clients and understand their goals and priorities, which is critical in helping him make appropriate investment recommendations.
While operating and offering financial advice under LPL Financial, as an independent financial service professional, Eric has the freedom to choose strategies, services, and products that work best for each individual client. He believes that being independent and having the ability to choose investment products without a bias gives him the opportunity to provide the highest level of service to his clients.
Eric specializes in the areas of retirement planning, IRAs, pensions, and qualified retirement plans such as 401(k), 403(b), and Simple IRAs. Also, he has a special interest in “social responsible” investing and “faith-based” investing.
Eric started in the financial business with IDS Financial Services (now Ameriprise Financial Advisors). He then worked for a number of Wall Street investment firms in New York, including Lehman Bros, Dreyfus, and Sterling Securities. In 1992, Eric moved back to his hometown, Johnstown, and signed on with Parker/Hunter, Inc., a regional brokerage firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. He was with the firm for nine years and earned the title of Executive Vice President. In 2001, Eric, along with Barry Thomas, started Kabler/Thomas Financial Group.
Eric is also an ordained minister with the Church of the Brethren denomination, and currently has his license with the Moxham Church of the Brethren in Johnstown, PA.
Eric and his wife Jodi are the parents of six children: Nellie, Grace, Abraham, Cambria, Delilah, and Elias.
Nationally, Eric served for 12 years on the Board of Directors for the Brethren Benefit Trust which manages $530 million in foundations, endowments, and the pension fund of Brethren pastors.
Locally, Eric is the board chairman of “Friends of New Day” and a member of Morgainz Fitness, the Johnstown Running Club, Slippery Rock Alumni Association, Richland Fire Dept, and a regular blood donor at the American Red Cross. He is a former board member of the Church of the Brethren Home (Windber, PA), Johnstown Lions Club, and Richland Fire Dept. Also, Eric supports Arbutus/VE Erickson Little League and Johnstown Christian School and participates in area 5k/10k races. He enjoys hunting, fishing, kayaking, and camping.