Richard Olson, Financial Advisor
Richard Olson, a native of Seattle Washington, has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, from Central Washington University. He is, a Nationally Registered Representative with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as a Securities Broker, a Licensed Life Agent in the States ofCalifornia and Washington, an Investment Advisor Representative, and a California State Registered Tax Preparer.
Richard has a passion for helping people, in particular seniors and veterans. He has educated himself on every aspect of a little known 60 year old VA benefit called the “Improved Pension & Aid and Attendance”. He has uniquely positioned himself as an advocate to help bridge the gap between “the veteran” and the Department of Veterans Affairs, to help get benefits for elderly veterans in need. He is the recipient of the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge, 2009 National Award for Adult Community Category and has received the California State Legislature’s Certificate of Recognitionin 2009, and was recently recognized again by the California State Senate in July of 2011 for his work with veterans and seniors.
Richard has a colorful work history having spent 20 years in the hospitality industry primarily as an executive with Hyatt Hotels. He was Director of Sales, National Accounts at Hyatt’s National Sales Office in Washington DC. He owned and operated Perch Restaurant, and Ten Beach Drive Piano Bar & Grill, located in St Petersburg FL. Richard has worked as a professional chef and is still pretty handy in the kitchen.
Richard is currently a resident of Temecula, CA. He has a twenty Four year olddaughter, Elizabeth Ann, who is a junior at UCLA and lives in Santa Monica. Richard isan active member of the Temecula Chamber of Commerce, Veterans of Foreign Wars,LeTip of Temecula, and the South West Riverside County Estate Planning Group.