Mike is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor®, registered representative, and investment advisor representative. He has over 27 years of experience. Mike is also a life, health, and long-term care insurance agent.
Mike grew up in Bowling Green, KY. Earning both academic and athletic (golf) scholarships, he graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a minor in Economics.
After having a successful stint as an Executive for the Boy Scouts of America (Jan 1987 to August 1991), Mike began his investment career at JC Bradford in 1991. In 1994, he moved to First American Bank's (later became Amsouth Bank) investment division. At the bank, he worked with trust officers, Certified Financial Planners®, loan officers, and insurance executives. He considers his time at the bank to be an extremely insightful in his quest to truly serve clients. In the Fall of 2000, Amsouth Bank sold their Kentucky branches and Mike decided to start Newton Financial Group. In his career, he has helped clients with investments ranging from mutual funds to more sophisticated Reg D private offerings. He has counseled and implemented strategies with insurance and he has helped to solve many other complex concerns of his clients.
Mike enjoys helping others and has served in numerous charitable and community roles. While on the Board of Bowling Green Christian Academy for nine years, he served as President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Athletic Director, Basketball Coach, and Robotics Coach. He has chaired a Christmas Parade, been a Junior Bible Quiz Coach, chaired a development campaign for Orchestra Kentucky, served on the Warren County Community Foundation Board, the local Red Cross Board, the Living Hope Baptist Church Board of Trustees (past chairman), the Estate Planning Advisory Council for Campbellsville University, the Greenwood High School Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee, and the Board of Directors for the Western Kentucky University "W" Club (past chairman). Mike was the head coach of the Boys Golf Team at Greenwood High School for nine seasons from 2010 to 2018 during which the teams had some of the most successful seasons in the school's history.
Mike has been married to his wife Julie for over 30 years. They have two sons: Michael, who is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Nick, who is senior pursuing a Finance degree at the University of Kentucky.