Hi, I’m John Ensley

So, who is this John Ensley character anyway? Well, here’s the short  version…

I joined the U.S. Army two weeks after graduating from high school but I was not one of those people who joined up for the college money or because I couldn’t think of anything else to do.

I joined out of a desire to serve and defend America and the ideals of freedom, independence and liberty it stands for. (Ok, when I was 18 I have to admit that I also wanted to jump out of airplanes, shoot big guns and blow things up, like Rambo…)

While there are many tangible reasons I chose to enter the financial services industry I believe the core reason that I do what I do today, is driven from the same desire to serve and defend the American ideals that led me to serve in uniform over three decades ago.

Beyond military service, I’ve been fortunate to enjoy a wide range of professional experiences encompassing corporate sales and management, debt collector, gourmet bakery owner, ski lift operator, sailing instructor, just to name a few…

I’ve been a licensed independent life insurance and annuity professional and a Bank On Yourself® Authorized Agent since 2012 and I’m life insurance and annuity licensed in most of the western states including, WA, OR, CA, ID, MT, NV, CO, HI, TN and TX.

Most recently, I obtained securities licensing passing the rigorous “series 65” exam to become an Investment Adviser Representative. This is a big development for J-Ensley Financial. As a fiduciary financial adviser, we offer a full range of wealth management and investment advisory services through an SEC registered investment adviser firm, Guardian Pointe Private Wealth Management.

(Asset management and investment Advisory Services offered through Guardian Pointe Private Wealth Management LLC., a SEC Registered Investment Advisor Firm. Headquartered at 1024 E. Grand River Ave Brighton, Michigan 48116 / Toll Free 844-944-1044.  John Ensley is an Investment Advisor Representative of Guardian Pointe Private Wealth Management LLC. J-Ensley Financial LLC and Guardian Pointe Private Wealth Management LLC. are separate entities and are not affiliated.)

On the personal front, I had an idyllic childhood growing up stomping around the rivers and mountains in rural southern Oregon, with two amazing parents and a younger brother and sister. I have lived in Ridgefield WA with the love of my life, Shelly (and Bodhi the search dog) since 2006. I have two adult kids and 3 grandkids and I’m an avid outdoorsman, a certified sailing instructor and licensed sailboat captain (and a wannabe kite-surfer!).

Putting my Army Infantry experience to good use, I have volunteered extensively with local Search and Rescue teams, including two years as President of Wind River Search and Rescue in the Columbia River Gorge. I also served as a reserve Sheriff’s deputy in Skamania County, WA.

I am so fortunate to get up and go to work every day in a business I absolutely love, doing work that truly matters, helping American families and businesses achieve financial security without taking unnecessary risks.

It is my great honor to serve you! Please feel free to reach out to me directly by email at John@jensley.com or by phone at 360-281-6495, any time!