Loran is a licensed CPA and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Loran holds the following FINRA securities registrations with LPL Financial: General Securities Principal (Series 24), Registered Representative (Series 7 & 63), and Investment Advisor Representative (Series 65). Loran is also a licensed life insurance agent in Washington and California.
Loran is recognized as a leader in the specialty area of Biblically Responsible Investing, and provides investment and financial planning services to individuals and families in the Spokane community, the greater Pacific Northwest region, and other states around the country. Loran is passionate about serving with excellence and making a positive impact in the lives of others.
Prior to establishing his practice as an independent financial advisor, Loran served for five years as First Vice-President of an institutional money management firm in Santa Monica, California, where he gained valuable experience in investment research and management. Loran’s first introduction to the investment business dates back to 1999 working as an auditor for Arthur Andersen, and later Ernst & Young LLP, where he planned and supervised audits of investment management firms and banks in the Los Angeles area.
Loran received his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles majoring in Political Science with a Specialization in Business Administration. In addition, Loran met the rigorous accounting and business educational requirements to earn the CPA license and CFP® certification.
In 2009, Loran also became a Certified Kingdom Advisor® (CKA®). Certified members of Kingdom Advisors are individuals who have demonstrated themselves to be believers in Jesus Christ, able to apply Biblical wisdom in counsel, technically competent, ethical and of integrity, and committed to practicing Biblical stewardship in their personal and professional life.
Loran enjoys serving on a number of local non-profit boards in the Spokane community. Currently, Loran devotes the majority of his volunteer activities to his church where he serves as an elder and finance team chair. Loran is also active in his community and has previously served on the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery board of trustees, the Northwest Christian Schools Foundation planned giving committee, YMCA of the Inland Northwest corporate board of directors, the investment committee for Innovia Foundation (formerly known as the Inland Northwest Community Foundation), and Christ Kitchen's mission impact committee. Loran is also a member of downtown Spokane's Rotary Club 21, having served on the disability committee and invocation committee.
Loran lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife Kjirstin and two children, Isaac and Kaitlyn. In his free time, Loran enjoys snow skiing, reading, and creative writing.