facebook twitter instagram linkedin google youtube vimeo tumblr yelp rss email podcast blog search brokercheck brokercheck

Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." 

Vince Lombardi

Don Meyer Photo
Read Bio

Don Meyer

Co-Founder & President

Don Meyer

Co-Founder & President

Don started Both Hands FG, with his partner Cory, to achieve one goal; helping people. Don has been helping people for over two decades. 

Don has helped thousands of people make sense of Medicare and understand the impact that it can have on retirement. He is also one of the most sought after Medicare trainers and travels around the country showing other agencies what we do here at Both Hands FG.

One of Don's most favorite things to do is help people with their investments. Don's investments clients benefit from tactical money management. Something that use to only be available to large institutions and now is available to his clients. Don's clients can rest assured that their money is being watched five days a week, eight hours a day. 

If you need help making sense of Medicare, finding the right life insurance, establishing an extended health care plan, or having someone whose job it is to watch your money, contact Don.

615.347.1752 | d.meyer@BothHandsFG.com

Cory Carlton Photo
Read Bio

Cory Carlton

Co-Founder, CEO & TFRA Specialist

Cory Carlton

Co-Founder & CEO

Cory started Both Hands FG, with his partner Don, to achieve one goal; helping people.

Cory specializes in Title 26 Section 7702 of the IRS tax code. Cory shows people how to harness this tax law to their benefit allowing for a large portion of their retirement income to be tax-free.

Cory specifically shows his clients how he can help them save hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes, increase retirement income by 40% - 60%, and do it all without risk.

Oftentimes Cory can show his clients how to achieve this without them having to change their current lifestyle while securing the standard of living they desire in retirement. 

Additionally, Cory helps Both Hands clients with their estate planning needs. Often times beginning with establishing a trust. Cory and our trust department have an efficient, effective, and affordable way to get 90% of someone's estate plan completed in 90 minutes. All from the comfort of their own home.

Cory is passionate about helping people utilize Section 7702 for their benefit and helping their families use their money in the best way possible and helping families implement their estate plan.

615.975.8677 | c.carlton@BothHandsFG.com


Raphael Cannon Photo
Read Bio

Raphael Cannon

Client Champion - OH

Raphael Cannon

Client Champion - OH

614.902.6515 | r.cannon@BothHandsFG.com


Chelle Jako Photo
Read Bio

Chelle Jako

Client Champion - KY

ChelleJako

The Medicare Lady

859.595.9595 | c.morgan@BothHandsFG.com


Suzanne Johnson Photo
Read Bio

Suzanne Johnson

Client Champion - SC

Suzanne Johnson

Client Champion

864.706.0619 | s.johnson@BothHandsFG.com

I live in Spartanburg County, SC. I grew up, attended school, and worship here still.  I feel I’ve been blessed with the gift of “Helping others.” 

After 15 years in the Banking Industry, I didn’t feel that I was helping enough. An opportunity came my way to work with a company that wanted to” help those that most companies didn’t want to help or those that needed a little more assistance”. I had no idea that it was an insurance company until I interviewed with them and knew I’d found my calling. They did teach me to take care of the client’s needs FIRST. I worked 5 years as a captive agent with them but only had one product.  When my dad needed a product that I didn’t offer I left to become an independent agent. Now I can serve the needs of so many more people, including those in my own family. 

I'VE BEEN THERE TOO...

 My mom has several health needs that I witnessed and learned to attend to as a child. Eventually, 5 years ago, these illnesses caused her to need full-time care in a Nursing Facility.  Having not planned for long-term care, mom had to go on Medicaid to stay in this facility, and we didn’t have many options as to which one she could go to. Currently, I have the responsibility of making sure ALL her needs are met but by someone else. 

My father was a healthy man until cancer struck. His needs were different from my mother's, but still needed to be met by insurance.  I saw first-hand how dad’s Medicare Supplement plan took care of more than Medicare and that he didn’t leave any burden to my Stepmom when he passed.

Having grown up in a small Textile Mill town, I learned the importance of hard work and trusting my neighbors. I feel I have a responsibility to give back to the ones that taught me so much.  I’ve learned to attend to the Emotional, Financial and Spiritual needs of others. 

I see daily the needs of those I help. I learn from you and I use what I learn to help the next person.

I joined Both Hands in July 2016. I know that my leaders are looking to assist me with the knowledge and tools I need to service ALL my clients completely; from Birth to Death.  We offer more than Insurance products to our clients. You get our undivided attention to your current needs and what you may need later down the road. We are your neighbors and advocates. I can assist you with your needs at every stage of your life.  


Ben Mowry Photo
Read Bio

Ben Mowry

Client Champion - IN

Ben Mowry

Client Champion

317.408.2689 | b.mowry@bothhandsfg.com 



Neal Parrish Photo
Read Bio

Neal Parrish

Investment Advisor Representative - TN, AL, KY

Neal Parrish

Investment Advisor Representative

615.319.9067 | n.parrish@BothHandsFG.com

Suzanne Page Photo
Read Bio

Suzanne Page

Client Champion - SC

Suzanne Page

864.415.0464 | s.page@BothHandsFG.com

Client Champion

I get up every day to make a difference in at least one person's life. I pray before I put my feet on the floor that where ever my day may land, I did something that made a difference. 

When I lay my head down on my pillow, I always think back on my day and it is so affirming to me to see that God can use me in places I would have never imagined. 

Initially, I got into this industry because I saw a need especially for people who are clueless about the insurance industry. Personally, my life was affected positively because of life insurance. 

My husband and child were killed in an accident when I was 32 years old and if weren't for life insurance, my life would have been so much different. I would not have been able to stay at home with my other two young children and nurture and love them in spite of the loss that they both experienced. 

I was so thankful that my husband had the forethought to provide for us for what was the most life changing experience one could imagine. Later in life, I experienced helping my husband's elderly aunt with her nursing home and Medicare needs. 

Throughout this experience, it taught me how important it was for the senior adult population to have someone whom they can trust. I learned by experience and decided after she passed that I could do this for others.

Both Hands provides for me a safe place where I know I can get the support I need for answers and training to make me the most informed insurance advisor as possible. 

They have assembled a wonderful group of agents and trained advisors who can assist me at a moment's notice and have the integrity to ALWAYS advise to do what is best for the client and not necessarily for the agencies bottom line. 

I respect that.  

The products available to my clients have been recommended and tested by agents in the field who understand what is best to service the needs of my clients. 

In this industry, I have come to understand this is not a one size fits all industry. I thoroughly enjoy "shopping" to meet their needs. I have a large portfolio of companies that have been tested and proved and it gives me a sense of pride when I make a match where the client is satisfied with their choices each year. 

I enjoy meeting with them to do our reviews and hear their feedback both good and bad. It makes me a better agent to continue to learn from my clients. 

By being a part of an agency like Both Hands Financial Group we are also able to offer investment services through tactically managed money. All of my clients have access to our investment advisor representatives to evaluate their retirement and investments.

My goal for myself is always be available to my clients. I want them to feel secure in knowing that I am here to help them and assist them. 

Healthcare is very important but so is trust. I want them to know that I will do everything possible to assist them and provide as much assistance as I am legally allowed. 

 I may not always make the right decisions, but I will always do my best to make it right when I don't.


Lynn Richardson Photo
Read Bio

Lynn Richardson

Client Champion - OH

LynnRichardson

Client Champion - OH

740.405.6631| l.richardson@BothHandsFG.com


Jeff Richardson Photo
Read Bio

Jeff Richardson

Client Champion - OH

Jeff Richardson

Client Champion - OH

740.404.2631 | j.richardson@BothHandsFG.com


Matt Vysoky Photo
Read Bio

Matt Vysoky

Investment Advisor Representative - TN

Matthew G. Vysoky

Investment Advisor Representative

Matthew G. Vysoky was born and raised in Fairview Park, OH. After financing his own way through private high school, he completed his undergraduate studies at Kent State University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetoric & Communications. 

He currently resides in Franklin, TN with his wife, Annie, and their three children. He became a licensed insurance agent in 2004 and an Investment Advisor Representative in 2015.

Because of his work ethic and top customer service, Matt has earned this as a multiple-year Agent of the Year award. He currently works with his personal clients as well as field training new agents in the business.

"I believe my greatest asset is my ability to listen attentively, analyze situations, and provide accurate solutions for my clients. My years of experience in counseling people in their homes has taught me when it comes to insurance and investing needs, one size does not fit all. I am committed to custom-fitting a plan that best meets your needs. My hope is that your satisfaction will lead me to help your friends and family as well."

615.497.1327 | m.vysoky@BothHandsFG.com

Susan Pruitt Photo
Read Bio

Susan Pruitt

TN - Client Champion

Susan Pruitt

Client Champion

615.476.6105 | s.pruitt@BothHandsFG.com

My name is Susan Pruitt, I am a native Nashvillian and attended Belmont University.  I have lived in Murfreesboro for 24 years; I have been married for 9 years now to Ken.  We each came to the marriage with 2 children so we now have a blended family with 4 adult children AND we will be grandparents in February 2021.  We are so excited for Carson Ray to arrive! One of our adult kids, Kenneth has cerebral palsy which means we will never have an empty nest.  He is fun-loving and keeps us on our toes.  I cannot imagine how boring life would be without his antics.  

I volunteer with a prison ministry and go to the TN Prison for Women often before COVID19 and hope to return to this ministry soon.    Helping these women has been a great blessing for me.   Currently, I volunteer with my church on the Finance Committee and leading a small group.  These have been challenging roles with all the ups and downs of 2020.   I enjoy cooking and look forward to a new adventure in the kitchen often.  I love to try new meals and have friends and family over for dinner as often as possible.  

I have worked in the insurance industry for 20 years.   I began providing insurance services to companies that cover homes and businesses, but after leading a financial fitness class at my church, I decided that I wanted a career that helps people through teaching.   I love nothing more than to help someone understand a complicated subject or help a client meet the needs that are important to them.  One of the reasons I do what I do is because of the people I meet.  Often, I meet with clients who believe their goals are out of reach or they feel they have failed with planning for their best future.  It’s never too late!  I enjoy digging in and finding solutions that meet their unique needs.  When I see the expression on a client’s face turn from worry to peace it is quite a reward for me and therefore, I have dedicated my career to counseling with families, and that is why I work with Both Hands Financial Group.

 



Rich Ison Photo
Read Bio

Rich Ison

Client Champion - TN & CA

Rich Ison

Client Champion - TN & CA

415.583.9492 | r.ison@BothHandsFG.com


Jason Crooks Photo
Read Bio

Jason Crooks

Client Champion - Midwest & Tennessee

Jason Crooks

Client Champion - Midwest & Tennessee

Jason has helped thousands of families with their life, health, Medicare, long-term care, and annuity needs since 2005.

One of Jason’s specialties is making Medicare easy to understand.

Because of his vast experience and years of training, he is great at analyzing each individual's personal situation and tailoring solutions to their needs, especially when it comes to life insurance. 

He coaches high school football and wrestling and is active in his church.

He helps clients all over the Midwest and in TN.

615.613.6115 | j.crooks@BothHandsFG.com

Medicare Planner



Ron Edmunds Photo
Read Bio

Ron Edmunds

Client Champion - Central Virginia

Ron Edmunds

Client Champion - Central Virginia

804.439.1586| k.edmunds@BothHandsFG.com




Steve Jager Photo
Read Bio

Steve Jager

Client Champion - TN

Steve Jager

Client Champion

615.323.7360 | s.jager@BothHandsFG.com


Jeffery Harris Photo
Read Bio

Jeffery Harris

Client Champion - IL

Jeffery Harris

Client Champion

Jeffery Harris is a Financial Professional located in Chicago, Illinois. Providing LIFE insurance and money growth strategies for clients with all income ranges.

Jeffery has shown people how to retire with TAX-FREE INCOME!!! He also will show you how to protect and safely grow your assets. Jeffery can also show you a better way to save for alternative college funding. Working over a decade in the mortgage industry, he acquired the ability to help others in building and retaining wealth. Today, Jeffery uses that knowledge along with his life insurance and annuity expertise, to create a total solution for his clients.

Jeffery uses a specific tax code in that helps people reduce taxes in retirement by hundreds of thousands of dollars, increase income by tens of thousands a year, and does it all while taking market risk off the table.

He's also a loyal baseball and Chicago Cubs fan and can be seen most often in a Cubs jersey on the weekends. Jeffery has been blessed with a wonderful wife and is the father of three adult children and one grandson. Because of his faith and conviction, he works tirelessly to help everyone achieve their financial goals.


847.401.5626 |


Ryan Nicholson

Client Champion - TN

Ryan Nicholson

Client Champion - TN

615.440.9717 | r.nicholson@BothHandsFG.com


Lynda Farrar

Client Champion - SC

Lynda Farrar

Client Champion - SC

864.353.3414 | l.farrar@BothHandsFG.com


David Farmer

Client Champion - VA

David Farmer

Client Champion -VA

434.210.1999 | d.farmer@BothHandsFG.com