Craig Nelson, CFP®, CPA Red Sky Financial Planning, LLC
- 1001 SW Disk Drive, Bend, OR 97070
- (503) 703-6765
About Craig Nelson, CFP®, CPA
As the son of two finance professionals, Craig learned financial literacy early in life. He studied finance at Oregon State University and accounting at Portland State University.
Craig is a former Army Officer and Iraq War Veteran. Between periods of active-duty, Craig gained industry experience as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. He then spent six years in corporate accounting at Intel and Nike, focusing on global technology transformation and process optimization projects – helping accountants around the world work smarter, faster, and more efficiently.
With ten years of combined military, accounting and project management experience, Craig left the corporate world in 2017 to pursue his passion for financial planning. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Craig has demonstrated expertise in the areas where he provides advice and guidance.
Craig’s non-traditional path to financial planning greatly influences the customer experience at Red Sky. He easily connects with and relates to individuals from various backgrounds. His integrity, discipline, attention to detail, and long track record of success are qualities he shares with his clients.
Outside of work, Craig’s favorite activity is spending time with his wife (Kelly) and two daughters (Anna and Clara). He also has a love for anything outdoors, including golf, fishing, boating, camping, and biking.