Craig began his investment career in 1994 and spent the next 12 years representing some of the world's most reputable investment managers. He served as a Vice President of Wholesale Distribution for over 10 years. During his tenure, his institutional clients placed over $2.5 billion with his respective portfolios. Craig has been featured as guest speaker at hundreds of investor workshops, regional and national NYSE firm conferences, and civic organization meetings. He is known for his ability to take complicated financial strategies and simplify them so that a novice investor could easily understand.
The Arnwines moved to Durango, CO in May 2005, as it was the ideal “small town” to raise their family. Craig subsequently retired from the financial services industry and started the first of several small businesses the family has owned since arriving in Durango. His investment experience, combined with his small business experience, gives him a unique vantage point with his clients, both individuals and small businesses alike.
Craig’s underlying philosophy as President of Evergreen Wealth Advisors is that each investor has a unique set of financial goals and circumstances. He listens, and then implements a customized plan to meet the investors’ needs.
Craig and his wife, Gillian, have a daughter, Lane, and a son, Joseph. Gillian is a real estate agent with The Wells Group Durango and volunteers with several charitable organizations. Craig spent numerous years coaching youth football, hockey, basketball and baseball. He now sits on the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County Board of Directors, and previously served as the Director of Coaching for Youth Baseball of Southwest Colorado. When they have a rare spare moment, they enjoy exploring the outdoors, skiing, mountain biking, and watching their children play competitive sports.
Craig earned his B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University. He holds a Series 65 Designation. The Series 65 exam, called the Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination, covers laws, regulations, ethics and topics such as retirement planning, portfolio management strategies and fiduciary responsibilities.
Vikki Agovino is the Client Service Manager for Evergreen Wealth Advisors, joining the firm May of 2019. She works to ensure client satisfaction, assisting with account operations and questions.
Vikki came to Evergreen from Content Partners, an investment firm in Los Angeles specializing in entertainment assets. There she worked with a team to acquire films, television shows, and production companies to build funds for investment companies offering alternative assets/investments for their clients.
A native of Philadelphia, Vikki moved to Durango to raise her family and take advantage of everything Durango has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys biking, hiking, and travelling around the Four Corners.