Brent Dickerson

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle,
but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

Proverbs 13:11

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Marblehead Lighthouse

My Story

It's hard to believe that you could find a "lighthouse" in the middle of northwest Texas, but off of the high plains, you will find the second largest canyon in the United States. Next to the Grand Canyon, the Palo Duro Canyon in the middle of the Texas panhandle is rather small in comparison, but can is part of my story. The image on the right is of the rock formation called the lighthouse and it is quite different from the lighthouses found on Lake Erie. I come from the wind-blown and dusty city of Amarillo (the Spanish word for Yellow,) found smack-dab in the middle of the panhandle. I graduated from Amarillo High School where our mascot was a golden sandstorm named Sandie. Later, I received my Bachelor's degree from West Texas A&M University in Canyon - a small town about halfway between the actual canyon and Amarillo. Several years later, after starting my career in financial services, I returned to earn a Master's degree in Personal Financial Planning from one of the nation's top-rated schools for such a degree - Texas Tech in Lubbock.

While in Lubbock, I met my future wife, Annie, who was born and raised in northeast Ohio. You were probably wondering when I'd get to how I got to Ohio from Texas. After moving around from Memphis, Tennessee, to Houston, Texas, and then back to Amarillo and Lubbock, Annie got a job offer at the Cleveland Clinic, and as anyone from Ohio knows that if you get a job at the Clinic, you take the job. So, even though I had a growing financial planning practice in Lubbock (Trinity Wealth Management,) we made the trip to Cleveland. 

Annie and I moved to Painesville/Mentor in 2017 and I re-established my firm as Over Coffee Financial in 2019. Annie is a nurse practitioner at the Taussig Cancer Center. We have no children but spoil our aged dachshunds, Lucy and Hank, as our four-legged children. We love to travel when COVID doesn't prevent us from enjoying it. We love to find new places to eat in the area, especially with all the amazing Italian food restaurants in Cleveland. We attend church at Fellowship Bible in Chagrin Falls and would not have found many of the great people we now call friends without that great community of awesome people.

Image by Michael Dziedzic

Lighthouse at Palo Duro Canyon