Jim Steffen CFP®

CEO & Founder

As President of Trott Brook Financial, Jim and his team have quietly developed the firm he founded in 2002 into a reputable and trusted wealth planning firm in Anoka County. With over 30 years of financial planning and investment experience, Jim leads the Trott Brook team in delivering a high level of personal service to their family of clients. He also provides the overall direction of the firm as well as overseeing the financial planning recommendations for clients. Jim has the ability to listen and communicate sophisticated concepts in a thoughtful, concise, and easily understood manner.

Jim attended the University of St. Thomas, after graduating from Anoka High School, and received an undergraduate degree in Economics and Business. He went on to obtain the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation through postgraduate study in the fields of tax, investment, insurance, retirement, and estate planning. Jim understands how difficult it is for successful, busy people to achieve a satisfying balance between their personal and financial lives. He enjoys helping clients work towards their financial goals, which he hopes will ultimately help them achieve more balance in their lives.

Jim is married to Lisa and they have two grown children. Lauren lives in Nashville and works in the music business. Tommy attends Liberty University and spends his summers running www.rumriverguide.com. They also have a British Lab named Spirit. Jim enjoys the great outdoors, especially smallmouth bass fishing, pheasant hunting, hiking, kayaking and biking. He'll also try to sneak in a few rounds of golf each summer. Jim, Lisa and Spirit especially enjoy traveling the country in their RV. Three of their favorite travel destinations are the family cabin in Minong, Wisconsin, Full Circle Ranch in Cave Creek, Arizona, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.