Paul Light – Certified Financial PlannerTM President
Paul Light is President of Light Financial Services, Inc. and a Certified Financial PlannerTM Practitioner. Paul earned his bachelors' degree in Business Administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1988. Paul has been working in the financial services industry for over 20 years. He started his career with Prudential Insurance Company where he worked from 1989 until 1995. In 1995, he began focusing his career on providing financial planning and investment management services to employees of public schools. Paul was employed by Educators Financial Services as a financial advisor from 1995-2001. In 2001, he left Educators Financial Services and founded Light Financial Services, Inc. as an independent firm focused on providing financial planning and investment advice to individual and their families. Paul earned his Certified Financial Planner™ designation in 1998.
Paul lives in Fargo, ND with his wife Tanya and their three children, Alex, Sarah, and Emily.
Samantha Blanchette – Investment Advisor Representative
Investment Advisor Representative
Samantha Blanchette is an Investment Advisor Representative for Light Financial Services, Inc. She has worked for Light Financial Services since September 2011. She previously was a Registered Paraplanner until May 2018 when she passed her Series 65 to become an Investment Advisor Representative. Samantha attended the North Dakota State University and majored in Elementary Education. In 2008 Samantha became an Assistant Manager with The Home Depot in Elk River, Minnesota. Life brought Samantha back to the Fargo, ND area where she worked for the Minnesota State Lottery before finding her way to Light Financial Services.
Thankfully, Samantha has found her professional calling with Light Financial Services. Samantha is proud to work with the firm’s clients and their families. She does everything she can to ensure they have the best experience possible in all aspects of their financial planning.
Samantha lives in Frontier, ND with her husband, BJ, their daughter, Hayden, and her two stepchildren Jenna and Kaleb. In her spare time, Samantha loves spending time at her lake cabin on Pike Bay in Cass Lake, MN with her family. Samantha also loves to bake!
Lori Westrum – Administrative Assistant
Lori Westrum is an Administrative Assistant for Light Financial Services, Inc. Lori moved to the Fargo-Moorhead area, due to her husband’s work, in the Summer of 2017 from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Lori had been working in the construction industry for over 25 years. She and her husband, Joel, ran Westrum Electric, Inc. in the Big Lake, Minnesota area for several years before Joel acquired work with the railroad which took them to Sioux Falls.
Lori lives in Moorhead, MN with her husband, Joel, and their two children, Nicolai and Sonja.