Skip Christensen retires from Edward Jones
Skip Christensen is retiring after 20 years with Edward Jones Investments in Humboldt. He plans to stay in Humboldt and enjoy following his grandchildren.Skip and Jean Christensen chose to come to Humboldt with Edward Jones Investments without ever seeing the town.
"We figured we'd leave after a few years and go to town on a lake in Minnesota where we lived for the previous 19 years," Skip Christensen said.
But something happened.
"Humboldt became home. We had chances to move later and we declined the offers," Skip said.
As 2005 comes to close, it will mark the retirement for Skip as he completely turns the office over to his son, Tony.
"Actually, Tony's been doing the heavy lifting since he came (in 1996)," Skip said.
In retirement, the Christensens have no plans to leave Humboldt.
"We'll go on short trips to see our family in St. Louis. We enjoy our friends here and enjoy living here," Jean said.
Edward Jones runs deep in the Christensen family. Skip and Jean's oldest son, Mark, is a general partner with Edward Jones at the headquarters in St. Louis. He is in charge of Edward Jones offices in Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Mark was the first to join Edward Jones, followed by Skip and then Tony.
Gee, I thought there were only one rep offices at Jones. I guess if your son/brother is a GP, you can have pretty much anything you want....Sharing an office since '96, give me a break. I bet they got more than their fair share of bonuses with two reps producing with one set of overhead.