Staff Highlight: Brian Allen

Chances are if you’ve attended our events or been a client for any period of time, you’ve spent time talking with Brian Allen. With his positive personality and energy, some of us at the office have nicknamed him “everyone’s friend.”

Day to day, Brian plays an important role in helping to grow RSG. In a nutshell, this includes taking care of current clients, as well as getting in touch with individuals who inquire about help with their retirement planning needs.

On the days he isn’t traveling to events like seminars and workshops to meet people, he’s busy in the office on the phone and writing emails. His 10+ years of experience in sales and customer service prior to his time at RSG have made him a valuable asset to the company.

“We’re family here at RSG,” says Brian. “I enjoy my trips with Anthony – we always have a good time when we go to events. I love getting laughs from the crowd. Also, I feel like I spend more time with Phyllis than my own family – she helps me be a better Christian and gives great advice for work and life.”

While Brian’s not at work, he spends time with his family and is an active member of his church and community. He and his wife Mary Dee have been married since November 24th, 1995, when they tied the knot at Cupid’s Chapel of Love in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Mary Dee & Brian

“My wife was very late to our wedding because of traffic – or so she tells me!” he says. “Something funny is that since we got married on the day after Thanksgiving that particular year, we just always celebrate our anniversary the day after Thanksgiving. We’ve discovered the day after Thanksgiving is not always on November 24th.”

Both Mary Dee and Brian are very proud of their son Jesse, a straight-A student and tennis player attending his first year of high school.

Brian, Jesse, and Mary Dee on a family trip in Munich

When it’s time to really have fun, Brian really enjoys riding dirt bikes, grilling on his Big Green Egg (we have reaped the benefits of this in the office), and heading out to the Smoky Mountains and North Carolina with the family in their fifth wheel camper.

Riding in the woods

 

He mentions, “I love to ride and will travel anywhere to ride in the woods!”

Something not everyone knows about Mr. Allen? He has a titanium rod and three screws in his right leg from a dirt biking accident. Also, if you hear him use the phrase “sugar bear” he is not referencing a sweet treat – it’s his “profanity” of choice, something he made up when his son started talking so he wouldn’t pick up bad words.

When asked if he wanted to share anything else, he shared this:

“I want to thank Anthony and Maria for allowing me to be a part of RSG.

Most important, I want to thank God for the life he has allowed me to have. I try to live my life to Mark 12:29-31 which I fall short but try day after day.”

Thank you Brian, for sharing! We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know him a little bit better. Feel free to get in touch with him at ballen@retirementspecialtygroup.com or giving him a call at 931-RETIRED (738-4733).

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