September 15, 2017

Meet SFG – Doug Nigh

Now that we are halfway through our #MeetSFG introductions, this week we are eager to introduce you our second financial advisor. This upcoming year will mark Doug’s 14th year here at SFG. Doug came to SFG seeking a company that not only shared his values and philosophy toward financial planning, but also gave him the opportunity to work close to home with the people in our community.

Doug’s primary role as an advisor is to meet with clients, determine their financial planning needs and formulate a plan to meet those needs. Working with clients, getting to know them and their families on a personal level and really having a relationship with clients is what motivates Doug to come to work each day.

Since the beginning, Doug’s presence here at SFG has solidified our advisor staff and our presence in the community. Let’s show you a little of the personal side of Doug that we know in the office.

You’re happiest when…?

“I’m with my family doing just about anything other than cleaning the house. I was raised with such an appreciation for family and to this day it is the most important thing in my life outside of my faith in Christ.”

What is it like having twins?

“It was an adventure from the start! We found out we were having twins on Christmas Eve, while at the hospital, out of a concern over the pregnancy. We went from a fear of losing our baby to finding out we’re now having two. You could’ve knocked me over with a feather! And now? Oh, the stories Keleigh and I could tell!! Every stage has had its challenges, but those early years were crazy. There were two of everything, everywhere you looked – strollers, high chairs, toys, cups, – everything. It was like having double vision 24 hours a day! Keleigh and I like to joke that we were glad we had them first because we didn’t know any better, so like every other parent before us, we learned as we went. It doesn’t hurt when you have an amazing wife that – along with being a wonderful mother to all three of our boys – that’s an organizational talent. She kept everything running smooth when my eyes would glaze over from the immensity of it all. I will say that when our youngest son, Aiden, was born we were just amazed at how much more we could get done with just one free hand.”

Do any of your musical talents carry over into your work at SFG?

“I believe my experience with music does help me in my work. The creative and expressive nature of music are a nice balance to the data driven world that we work in. I think it helps me relate with my clients, and like many other passions people share, can be a simple source of common ground when getting to know a client.”

What is your favorite Bible verse?

Proverbs 3:4-6 “Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

“When the twins were little a client gave me a few great words of wisdom. She said that children make you feel old and keep you young all at the same time. My mother often tells us that we’ll miss the chaos that parenting brings. Now 16 years and 3 boys later, I think they’re both right.”

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