Christopher Garcia works closely with the teams clients to help them create, implement and maintain comprehensive wealth management plans designed to achieve their specific financial goals. Christopher works to build long-term, productive relationships built on trust, transparency and service. Christopher began his financial services career in 2013 after earning his Bachelor of Science in business administration and business management from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!). He joined his uncle and the rest of the team at the Ernie Garcia Group at Morgan Stanley a year later. Passionate about giving back, Christopher enjoys helping to fundraise for The Gleason Foundation for ALS Research, Always Wear Your Seatbelt Foundation and Nate's Animal Rescue among many others. Chris and his wife, Reagan, are both lifetime residents of the Sarasota area. They currently reside in Lakewood Ranch with their daughter Callie and their puppy, Frank. In his spare time, you can find Chris spending time with family, playing in many recreational sports leagues, or visiting some of the area's best local restaurants. Chris is an Associate Vice President and Alternative Investments Director at the firm. In addition, he is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), specifically trained to help those going through divorce.