WILLIAM (BILL) J. ALPHENAAR, JR., Principal

Bill has over 25 years of investment management experience and founded Aspen Investment Management Inc. in 1993 as an independent fee based Registered Investment Advisory firm.

Bill graduated from Calvin College with a B.A. in Business Administration and received his M.S. in Ed. from Indiana University. Bill has been very active in the local community having served on the Board of Directors for numerous charitable organizations over the years, including the Calvin College Board of Trustees, Calvin Alumni Association, the YMCA - Grand Rapids (downtown) and others.

BRIAN J. HOOGLAND, Principal

Prior to joining Aspen Investment Management Inc., Brian was Senior Vice President and Branch Manager with B C Ziegler’s Grand Rapids office. Prior to that, Brian was a Senior Vice President with Huntington Bank, managing the Trust Department with $3 billion in institutional and personal trust assets.

Brian graduated from Calvin College with a BA in Business Economics. He is also a graduate of Cannon Institute Trust School, National Trust School of Northwestern University and has his Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from the Wharton School of Business.

RICHARD G. KNOOR, Principal

Prior to joining Aspen Investment Management Inc., Rich was Senior Vice President with Ziegler Wealth Management and Executive Vice President and Chief Equity Strategist at its predecessor firm. He was responsible for equity research and analysis, as well as portfolio management for institutional and personal clients. Prior to that, Rich was Vice President and Portfolio Manager with National City Corporation’s Investment Management Company and Private Client Group.

Rich received his B.B.A. from Davenport University and his M.B.A. from Grand Valley State University. He is a member of The Economic Club of Grand Rapids, The West Michigan Financial Analysts Society and the CFA Institute.

JENNIFER M. FORREST, Client Relations Manager

Jennifer brings to Aspen over 20 years experience in the Financial Service Industry. She has experience in Branch Operations Management and was a Registered Client Service Associate, Business Manager for other brokerage firms and advisors in the Grand Rapids area. She will be your main point of contact as she manages Client Relations for Aspen to ensure that we consistently deliver exceptional client experience.

Jennifer is an Upper Pennsula native where she attended Lake Superior State University in Business Administration.