Mark Miller, AAMS®
Born and raised in Milwaukie, Oregon, a suburb close to the Northwest staple of Portland, Mark is an Oregonian through and through.
He started as a financial advisor with a national brokerage firm in 2007 and quickly built a successful business. In doing so, he learned the fundamentals of the investment management, but yearned to do more for his clients. Mark’s personal and business relationships with dentists, physicians, nurses, business owners, and working professionals help him provide guidance and perspective that drive long-term working relationships based on trust.
Mark became interested in risk assessment and analysis, while attending Rex Putnam High School where basketball was his passion. The analytical nature of the game sparked the interest that would eventually lead to founding Miller Ferrari Wealth Management.
Mark received his bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business--Go Ducks!!! While attending U of O, Mark met the love of his life and future wife, Tran Miller. Upon graduation, Mark and Tran were married and started working toward their future.
In 2002, Mark felt pulled to make a difference for our country and join our Nation’s military. He was quickly commissioned into the US Army as a second lieutenant, and after completing training--which included Ranger School and Airborne School--Mark was assigned to an infantry unit in Hawaii as a platoon leader. During that first assignment, Mark deployed to southeast Afghanistan, and after three years as an infantry officer, he transferred to Military Intelligence.
In 2007, Mark was diagnosed as a type-one diabetic. The diagnosis forced him to reassess his career with the Army, and ultimately led to the pursuit financial planning. Being a native Oregonian, and loving the lifestyle here, Mark and Tran decided to plant roots in Central Oregon and start a family.
Both Tran and Mark take pride in being community business owners and volunteers, they love the outdoors and enjoying an occasional microbrewed beer on the Deschutes River. Together, along with the support of great family and friends, they are raising two wonderful daughters.
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400 SW Bluff Drive, Suite 107
Bend, OR 97702
Phone: (541) 639-8055