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Erik Selness, CFP®, CPFA

Director of Financial planning, DWA
Financial Advisor, RJFS

Erik focuses on providing comprehensive financial and investment planning for his clients to meet the unique goals and circumstances of each individual and their family. He also acts as advisor to corporate retirement plans.

His professional designations include CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®), certification and the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA).

Throughout his career Erik's goal as a financial advisor has been to be a knowledgeable and trusted resource for his clients, providing straightforward advice and achieving results in today's complex financial world. As a CFP® practitioner, Erik's process is centered on bringing a comprehensive approach to his client's financial strategy helping to provide solutions in the areas of investment management, asset preservation, asset allocation, retirement planning, education planning, income strategies, estate and legacy planning.

Erik has 16 years of experience as a Financial Advisor, beginning his career at Morgan Stanley and then Wells Fargo Advisors before joining Dogwood Wealth Advisors in 2015. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Tulane University.

Erik is active in the community and supports several organizations that champion animal welfare, environmental preservation, education, and children’s causes. Erik enjoys spending time with his family and friends, travel, hiking, and cooking Italian cuisine.

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