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Chris Robinette, MBA, LUTCF
Founder & Financial Planner
Chris is a native Oklahoman, born and raised outside of Oklahoma City. After high school Chris attended the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD where he graduated with a BS in Economics with honors. After traveling the world with the Navy, Chris returned to Oklahoma in 2009 to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he received his MBA degree.
Fresh out of the Naval Academy, Chris headed to Pearl Harbor for the USS CHOSIN. In 2005, Chris deployed to the North Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon return in 2006, Chris was selected to train as a nuclear engineer and would later help build and commission the USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH in Norfolk, VA.
With his mom passing while he was deployed, he came to realize and value the importance of proper personal financial planning and building a legacy. Chris has been striving since 2011 to help his clients build and grow their legacies while attempting to protect them from the sudden shock his family experienced.
Chris moved to Music City in 2011, where you can often find him cheering on the Nashville Predators, hiking, and exploring the gorgeous landscape Middle Tennessee has to offer.
In the decade since moving to Nashville, Chris has been an active board member for several non profit agencies and currently serves on the board for Songs for Sound. Chris is passionate about serving his community and hosts an annual casino night to raise money for multiple veteran charities each year. Chris has been recognized with multiple awards including Nashville 40 Under Forty (2013) and Veteran Business Leader (2015).
Scott was born in South Carolina and studied Engineering at Clemson University. After college Scott took the time to explore the world, living and traveling abroad for 6 months. He then spent time living in the Northeast before settling into Nashville, TN area in 1997.
Family and faith are high priorities for Scott. He has been married to his beautiful wife Amie for 22 years. Amie and Scott have 3 incredible children with Blake attending and playing baseball for Belmont University, while Hudson and Maclayne attend Grace Christian Academy in Franklin, TN. His family is actively involved with their church, school and community, spending most of their free time at a baseball/softball field or basketball/volleyball court.
Prior to his financial planning journey, Scott was Director of Sales for a multi-national company covering South America, China and Europe for two decades. With his travel schedule ever increasing, Scott began to feel disconnected and craving authentic personal connections outside of airports. Driven by the desire to be more present with his children and dive into his passion of financial planning, Scott leaped into the role of Financial Advisor.
In 2020, Scott met Chris Robinette, and Scott & Chris joined forces with a deeply rooted belief in comprehensive planning and desire to build long-term relationships. Over the past 3 years, his focus has evolved to helping entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals reach their financial and success goals.
John D. Richardson
John D. Richardson has been providing sound financial advice for his clients since 2005. The primary focus of John’s financial planning and investment advice business is helping people align their financial decisions with their values and financial truth, so that they can live their best life.
John graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a minor in Spanish from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 2015, he earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) designation through the American College and in 2017 he earned the Life and Annuities Certified Professional (LACP®) designation. John uses these specializations to advise his clients on a variety of financial matters including retirement planning, investment planning, and risk management.
John strongly believes in the importance of protecting the promises he makes his clients as an advocate for his clients, and for that reason he is very active in politics at the federal, state, and local levels.
As an active leader with the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), John has served in several leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels, which include: 2012 President of NAIFA-Nashville, 2019 State President of NAIFA-Tennessee, three-time moderator of NAIFA’s premier professional and personal development course, Leadership in Life Institute (LILI), volunteer lobbyist who frequently meets with elected state and federal legislators at the state level and twice a year in Washington D.C., 2020 NAIFA Strategic Planning Committee, 2020-2023 NAIFA Governance Committee, and in 2018, John was the recipient of the NAIFA Young Advisors Team (YAT) Leader of the Year award which recognizes the top financial professional in the nation, based on service to his clients, his community, and his fellow financial professionals.
In 2022, John was elected to a four-year term of office as the State Executive Committeeman for Senate District 21 (Nashville, TN) with the Tennessee Republican Party.
John is a natural attractor and connector of people. Prior to his career in the financial services industry, he was a traveling live events promoter and advisor for nationally syndicated talk radio host Dave Ramsey’s company, The Lampo Group (Ramsey Solutions).
The two character-building experiences that John credits most for developing him into the person he is today include the five summers he sold books and Bibles door-to-door with Thomas Nelson Publishers, while he was in college, and the time he invested as a youth in obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.
John, his wife Kelly, and their fun-loving rescue dog Piper live in Brentwood, TN. For fun, John and Kelly aka “Team Jolly” enjoy traveling and spending quality time with friends and family. John’s hobbies include playing tabletop strategy board games, attending live comedy events, and taking fun selfie photos with new friends.
John can be reached at (615)419-4140 and JDR@lhplanning.com.
Chris began his practice in 2007 at Waddell & Reed and moved to Capital Financial Group in 2010. He earned his securities principal license in 2011. In addition, Chris has earned the following designations: Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP), Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA), and Charted Special Needs Consultant. He primarily works with families in a comprehensive financial planning capacity assisting them with everything from everyday cash flow all the way to the estate plan.
Chris lives in Thompsons Station with his wife, Susan, and daughters, Emma and Lillie. He attends the Church at Station Hill and continues to play in local soccer and softball leagues. Chris is originally from Conway, Arkansas. He has a degree in Physics from Hendrix College and did some graduate study in Molecular Biophysics at Vanderbilt University. Prior to entering into the financial services industry, Chris worked in diabetic and cancer research at Vanderbilt University and coached soccer for several Nashville club teams.
Chris M. Rogers, AWMA®, RICP®, ChSNC®
Jon was born and raised in Pensacola Florida. After Graduating with his B.S. in Electrical Engineering, he spent 5 years in Project Management for the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Craving a new challenge, he dove headfirst into the Start-up world, helping sales reps generated over $5 million in revenue in his first year. After 2 years working with Start-up Sales Teams, Jon discovered his passion for operations. Now Jon is the Director of Operations at Lighthouse Planning, ensuring efficient systems facilitate meaning client relationships and comprehensive and swift delivery of Financial Services.
Jon W. Swenson
Director of Operations
Justin is a bright eager presence on the Lighthouse team who’s been operating in and around music and live events over the past several years. Having recently earned his MBA, music business concentration from Middle Tennessee State University, Justin is excited to kickstart his professional career with LHP, and possess a unique array of education, experience, and skills that help him to standout within the company. Justin sees the value of relationship building among clients, and hopes to aid in fostering meaningful, long-lasting friendships while working client relations for the Lighthouse team.
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