Rafik was drawn to financial planning as a helper at heart, best seen in his volunteerism with teens who are aging out of the foster system. He sees every planning opportunity as a puzzle to piece together for clients and guide them to the best outcome. He is a graduate of Western Washington University and earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. He has dreams of making it big as a famous whistler, releasing not one but two Christmas albums, not yet nationally acclaimed. Ping Pong master, wake surf aficionado, and spending time with family are a few of his current pastimes.