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Jim Birks (Heart of a teacher, temperament of a coach)

Jim Birks (Heart of a teacher, temperament of a coach)

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERâ„¢ professional

Financial Advisor since 1989

Jim grew up in suburban Maryland outside of Washington DC, University of Maryland grad, awesome wife and business partner Becky, three wonderful kids (JD, Mike, and Tori), Sterling VA resident. Love being outside coaching sports, fishing and hunting, cooking and then eating a meal with family and friends.

How would you describe your personality in one sentence?
I work hard at maintaining a life balanced on what's most important.

What is your fantasy job?
Fishing boat Captain for monster tuna in Cape Cod bay.

What are your wardrobe constants?
Ha!, I'm a lean 6'5" and a size 14 shoe. It's not easy.

What is the catchphrase you use the most?
Life is Good!

Most humbling moment (lately)?
My son Mike asked to borrow my golf clubs (which I hadn't used in over three years), I said yes but lectured him a good long time on how to take care of them. We went together a week later to practice and I managed to ground the club of my driver, snap off the head, and send it flying 50 yards down the fairway. My frustration quickly turned to laughter as he and I shared the moment.