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ABOUT OUR FIRM
Here’s our story. We look forward to hearing yours.
MEET GARRY THURMAN
Owner, CEO
For thirteen-year-old Garry Thurman, being told “no” was exactly what it took. Growing up in a single mother home, with two older sisters, money was already tight. When long-term care needs arose for his Grandmother, his mother chose to do what she could and moved her into their small-town Tennessee home to care for her. Garry’s whole world changed. He quickly went from being the youngest boy in a modest family of four, to the man of the house. His mother had to quit her job to care for her mother and they began to live off a small amount of social security.
The anger and embarrassment he experienced initially quickly turned into work ethic and appreciation for life that would benefit Garry in ways nothing else could. Garry began his very first business mowing lawns at the age of 13 and he has never looked back.
When Garry began his work in the financial industry in 1996, he made a promise to that 13-year-old boy to help families be financially prepared for whatever life may bring them.
Today Garry is surrounded by a diverse team of industry professionals. His hard work has led to opening his own firm and helping his clients through their retirement. As an Independent Financial Professional, Garry enjoys the freedom to customize income strategies promoting growth, income, safety, and long-term care. With the mentorship and support of the best in the business, Garry proudly presents a strong team to help you plan today and own tomorrow.
Meet the Guardian Investment Advisors Team
TYDE MCINTOSH
Financial Professional
Steeped in product knowledge and case design, Tyde works closely with our team of advisors to provide clients a comprehensive financial strategy. His commonsense approach to retirement is elevated by his creativity and intelligence.
TIM MCDERMOTT
Investment Adviser Representative
Raised in the financial industry, Tim has grown to thrive in the market. His experience and understanding of market trends and forecasts, makes his contribution to the advisor team unique. Tim’s awareness, consistency and focus inspires confidence with our clients.
TANNER MOORE
Licensed Insurance Agent
Motivated & hard working, Tanner adds his knowledge of Medicare and love of people to our team. His professional experience teaching high school math and coaching competitive sports built valuable skills he now uses to inform, educate, and help our clients assess health insurance needs and options. Whether you’re planning for the years ahead or currently seeking guidance, you will be glad you connect with Tanner.
Customer Relations Team
KIMBERLY MCCULLOUGH
Customer Relations Representative
Driven and committed, Kimberly strives for excellence in communication, office procedures, customer relations and case management. She is your first phone call for Life & Annuity customer relations. Whether you would like to schedule time with an advisor, are opening a new account or have a service request, Kimberly is ready to help.
AMBER LONG
Customer Relations Representative
Sharp and ambitious, Amber excels at communication and case management. She is your first phone call for Managed Money customer relations. Whether you would like to schedule time with an advisor, are opening a new account or have a service request, Amber is eager to help.
KRISTEN LINDERMAN
Social Media Marketing
Creative and cutting edge, Kristen uses her talent to promote! She works closely with our team to communicate important events, happenings, and information through social media platforms. If you would like to collaborate with GIA, Kristen is your go to girl.