Douglas High grad joins Brady and Associates |

Douglas High grad joins Brady and Associates

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Gardnerville resident and 2004 Douglas High grad Chris Honer has joined Brady and Associates in Minden — a financial services firm that focuses on investment planning and wealth management.

“Our broker-dealer, LPL Financial, allows Brady and Associates to use investment strategies beyond those typically available at other firms with no bias toward proprietary investments,” Honer said in a press release. “It allows us to work with individuals across all demographics. However, it especially positions us to serve high-net-worth individuals and small businesses. We also provide financial planning services on a flat fee and hourly basis.”

Honer, 26, has lived in Douglas County since the second grade. After graduating from Douglas High, he moved to San Diego to attend Point Loma Nazarene University, where he played baseball. He earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration.

“I was a financial advisor for three years with Waddell and Reed in San Diego, and decided to change firms due to the limited investment options available to my clients,” he said. “I decided to join LPL Financial and Brady and Associates. Dave Brady has been a certified financial planner for 25 years.”

Honer was hired by the Minden firm about three and a half months ago. He and his wife Lisa, also a Douglas County native, have since moved back to Gardnerville.

Honer said he and Brady work well together.

“Our age difference (Brady is 57) uniquely positions us to work with clients on inter-generational investment management and legacy planning.”

Brady and Associates is located at 1625 Highway 88, Suite 202, Minden.

For more information, visit, email or call 782-3950.

WISE luncheon slated for May 16

Women Inspiring Service and Education will be awarding their annual women’s scholarship during their monthly luncheon on May 16.

WISE holds raffles and other events throughout the year to raise money for the scholarship, which is open to any woman who is or will be attending Western Nevada College. It is especially geared toward women who are re-entering the workforce after a hiatus or who are looking to update their job skills.

The 2013 winners are Laurie Lonero, $500, and Eileen McGowan, $250.

The member of the month is Dianna Lightfeather, licensed massage therapist of Earth Goddess Body, Bath & Massage.

Check-in time is from 11 to 11:30 a.m. The meeting begins at 11:45 a.m. and ends promptly at 1 p.m. Cost is $17 for members, $20 for guests. Reservations are required by May 13 at 5 p.m.

WISE is open to all women, and it’s not just for business networking.

The diverse group of women comes together for the purpose of sharing ideas, continued learning, business sense, and inspiration. The organization serves the community by offering educational opportunities for women, holding fundraising events for local charities, and venues for continuing education.

For more information, contact Pamela Mann, WISE vice president, at (775) 220-4474 or