Jaron Gardiner is Vice President at EP Wealth Advisors®. As a Wealth Advisor, Jaron Gardiner works with clients to build comprehensive financial plans that help provide the confidence and direction for a successful retirement. As a college instructor and business owner, he understands the specifics of state pensions and the challenges of owning a business and thrives in helping educators and entrepreneurs alike apply strategies that will better prepare them for retirement. Jaron started his career in retail but soon realized that he had a passion for finance. He enrolled in Washington State University, where he graduated with an MBA in business administration and finance. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Chartered Special Needs Consultant ™. He especially enjoys his work as a Wealth Advisor because it merges his financial expertise with his passion for helping people. A resident of Battle Ground, WA, Jaron and his wife, Wendy, are busy raising six daughters. He also stays active volunteering for a variety of organizations, including as a coach for youth soccer.