Kelly J. Higgins

Investment Advisor

A native of Omaha, Kelly is a self avowed sports nut and has spent over 25 years in collegiate and professional athletic administration.  He has served as Athletic Director, or as consulting AD for five different institutions from coast-to-coast.

Kelly began his investment career in 2007 with A.G. Edwards.  While there, he met Craig Arnwine at the corporate headquarters in St. Louis.  When Kelly moved to Durango, Colorado to become the Director of Athletics at Fort Lewis College, he reconnected with Craig and his family, becoming very close friends.

Kelly joined Evergreen Wealth Advisors in 2012 as an Investment Advisor Representative.  In addition to his investment experience, Kelly has an extensive background of public administration and leadership.  That, combined with his higher education, gives him a unique vantage point with his clients.

Kelly and his wife, Julie, have a daughter, Lauren, and a son Jack.  Both have received their college degrees and have advanced into grad school and beyond. Kelly and Julie are both active volunteers as licensed foster parents. Kelly serves on the board of the ECAC (East Coast Athletic Conference) and Julie spends numerous hours helping her parents and volunteering with their church.  When they have a spare moment, they enjoy skiing, golf, and travel with their children.

Kelly earned his BS in Business Management from the U of S Dakota, an MS from the U of Nebraska, and his Doctorate in Management from Temple University.  He holds the Series 65 and is registered as an investment advisor representative.