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Kevin Kroskey, CFP®

Kevin grew up in western Pennsylvania (go Steelers!) in a small steel town on the Ohio River. He worked through college and graduated from the University of Akron (B.A. in Education and M.B.A. in Finance). He discovered financial services in 2002 and founded True Wealth Design in 2007.

Kevin is married to Brandy who he met while in grad school. They have daughters Aubrey and Cameron and two Old English sheepdogs. Kevin and his family live in Bath, Ohio and also in Puerto Rico.

How would you describe yourself in one sentence?
I’d say I’m optimistic, hard-working, a life-long learner, and ambitious professionally but laid-back personally.

What is something most don’t know about you?
I worked two newspaper routes as a kid and used some of that money to start a sports card business in my teens. I started my professional career as a high school Physics teacher.

What do you do in your free time?
Spend time with my family – home, pool, beach, biking, walks, out to eat; Exercise at the gym; Watch Steeler football.

What are your wardrobe constants?
“Comfortable Chic.” Nice shorts or jeans, a well-fitted T-shirt, flip-flops, and some sort of hat. (A bald man always needs a hat for cold, rain, sun, or simply aesthetics.)

What is something interesting someone has said about you?
A business partner described me as “low maintenance” to work with. I appreciated that. (He was also great at his work, which allowed me to be low maintenance.)

What are you proud of?
I have overcome a lot in my life. I’m the oldest of three children, and, looking back on it with more mature eyes, we had a rough childhood for various reasons. It took me a while to move beyond this. I am proud to have persevered and achieved success – especially in having loving relationships with my wife (2002), daughters, and siblings, and in making a positive difference in the lives of our clients, team, and community.

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