Charles J. Ferrari (C.J.), AAMS®
A native of San Jose, California, CJ loves the sun, the outdoors, and the Bend lifestyle. A graduate of Bellarmine College Prep (Go Bells!), CJ decided after college to relocate to Corvallis, Oregon, so that he could take advantage of all of the outdoor adventures and beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in forest products from Oregon State University (Go Beavs!).
CJ is no stranger to hard work in and out of the office. He has worked on a hand crew as a wildland firefighter for the Forest Service and for Boise Cascade Corporation, where he served as a wood scientist in new product development and a corporate planner in the Wood Products Division. This experience led him to discover finance and the opportunity to help clients with building their ideal future.
CJ met his wife, Amanda, in Boise, Idaho, while participating in a running club. Longing to be closer to their West Coast origins, CJ and Amanda relocated to Bend in the summer of 2007, and started their life as Bendites. They enjoy the Northwest lifestyle and raising their three children: Evie, Oliver, and Bo.
CJ began his journey in the financial services industry by training himself in the nuances of finance from scratch, knocking on doors and meeting community members, finding partners and mentors in the community, and then learning from there. With the partnership and founding of Miller Ferrari, CJ found his niche. As a true partnership, CJ and Mark believe in the team approach and work jointly to serve their respective clients. CJ’s experience and background resonate with working professionals, such as health care providers and small business owners. His understanding of business retirement plans and benefits helps clients maximize their benefit offerings (as employee and employer) as it pertains to their individual situation.
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400 SW Bluff Drive, Suite 107
Bend, OR 97702
Phone: (541) 639-8055