By Kristen Miller
COKATO, MN After nearly five months, the Edward Jones office in Cokato is once again open and serving the financial planning needs of its clients.
Andrew Voelker, a 2003 Dassel-Cokato High School graduate, is the new financial advisor for Edward Jones and is happy to be back to where he grew up.
“I really want to serve these communities of Dassel and Cokato, and the surrounding area, and be a consistent presence in this office for the long-term,” Voelker said. “I also feel very appreciative of the legacy the last advisors have left and I’m thankful to be able to build on that original foundation.”
After graduating from DC, Voelker went on to earn a degree in business and finance at Northwestern College in St. Paul. He then moved to Denver, where he worked for an energy company in financial management.
He and his wife, Rachel, had three children while there and began to really think about what they wanted for their children, who are now ages 5, 3, and 1.
Voelker was raised north of Cokato and said he really wanted his children to grow up in the same fashion he did and to be around the strong family heritage he has here. That was the deciding factor.
He also wanted to continue on a career path that would allow him to build relationships with clients and maintain the financial aspects that he had with his job in Colorado.
“I’m so thrilled to have Edward Jones have me come and assume responsibility for the Cokato branch,” Voelker said.
As a full-service brokerage firm, Voelker will help clients with an array of financial planning, from saving for college to how to make one’s money last throughout retirement and “trust that their money is doing what it needs to do and be a steady hand in difficult markets, too,” he commented.
The Edward Jones office is located at 115 Olsen Blvd, Suite 600 in Cokato. Voelker can be reached at (320) 286-2610.