Bob Garretson | Wealth Advisor

Bob Garretson


Chief Executive Officer | Wealth Advisor

Hey, I’m Bob.  My title says I’m CEO of Embark Financial Partners, but that’s kind of new.  Here’s how I got here:  I was born & raised in the State of Washington.  After graduating from the University of Washington in 1990, I was commissioned as an officer in the US Navy.  The Navy took me to Florida, California, Japan for 3 years, and I finished my time in the Navy in Washington DC.  In DC, I finished a graduate degree from The George Washington University, but more importantly met a law student named Heather clerking for the summer at the Department of Justice.  Married her.  I definitely outkicked my coverage.   

Heather and I started our life together in Kansas City – Heather as a Lawyer, me as a wealth advisor.  We were in KC for 9 years and were blessed with our kids Ben and Cate, some great memories, and even greater friends.  In 2006, we moved to Michigan.  Initially, I balanced managing a dozen advisors and continuing to work with my own clients.  After 8 years, our family had the opportunity to spend a couple of years in New York City - it was a great adventure.  We moved back to Michigan, and I started building a team of advisors and staff. That was the beginning of Embark Financial Partners.  I enjoy being involved on different Boards in my community, traveling, reading, spending time with my family, cooking, golfing and scuba diving.  Thanks for reading this; we are looking forward to meeting you!

office: 231-903-6286 
fax: 231-903-6286
cell: 616-402-1905