Shannon Simon

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Shannon Simon came to Forest Hills Financial Inc. in 2008 after a lengthy career with a fortune 500 company. Shannon’s focus on his previous career was centered on reducing losses for the company, protecting the company’s assets from losses though investigation and resolution of the    losses they faced every day. In addition to the protection from and resolution of losses he had the responsibility of proactively implementing strategies to mitigate the risk associated with major crisis events and then managing the response to get thing back to business as usual.


Shannon has been with Forest Hills Financial Inc. since 2008 where he has focused on helping his clients keep what they have earned. Whether you are in retirement, starting retirement or just accumulating your way to retirement Shannon can help you. Shannon’s past experience in his previous career where he not only protected the company’s assets from   losses they faced every day, he had to proactively prepare for and respond to major crisis events that occurred.  Shannon has taken these skills and applied his lessons learned to protect and preserve the assets accumulated by his clients, so they can have a clear roadmap to their retirement. Shannon understands that life events are not predictable and there is a need to have contingency    plans in place for the unexpected challenges we encounter on your way to retirement.


Shannon is married with two children and resides in the Grand Rapids area with his family. Shannon and his family moved back to Michigan in 2008 after spending 21 years with a fortune 500 company. Shannon is originally from Louisiana, where his extended family resides. Shannon enjoys spending time with his family outdoors fishing, kayaking and playing golf. Shannon is actively involved in his community and supports several non-profit organizations focused on support children related cause.


Nathan Boonstra

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Planning for retirement can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. My ability to sort through all of the seemingly complex financial information will help in working towards giving you greater satisfaction as well as someone that you can depend on, to help guide you, in all of your financial decisions. We will work together to align the various investment choices along with your personal goals to help give you the confidence you need on your journey down the path to retirement and beyond.


As a client of mine, your goals and objectives come first. I firmly believe that the investment decisions for your portfolio should be carefully aligned with your family’s values, unique financial situation and your ultimate goals. It is my fiduciary responsibility to ensure that your best interests always comes first.
We live in a fast paced world. When looking at the investment market, it is very easy to become overwhelmed. As your advisor, it is important that I sift through the information in order to provide you with different products that will help to create protection, income, and growth. This will allow us to build a total plan in order to be effective in preparing for the journey down the path to retirement, while focusing on what is most important to you!

I am a graduate of Grand Valley State University, where I double majored in both business and finance. Born and raised on the Northwest side of Grand Rapids, I have a strong connection with our community and look forward to further establishing my roots within West Michigan. I enjoy spending the majority of my time in the outdoors, where I enjoy hunting, fishing, and hiking, with my friends, family, and my dog Mags.

Dan VanSingel

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As a graduate of Aquinas College where I earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting, I have always enjoyed the financial industry. While balancing school and extracurricular activities I managed to integrate the financial world into my spare time as well. As a Student of Free Enterprise (SIFE) where I was a member of the Financial Literacy Team, I learned from my early college years the practical application of many of the resources I had learned in the classroom.

Aside from this, I was most notably on the college Baseball team. Physical Activity has always been a large part of my life and in my spare time I can be found often times still on the field doing slow pitch softball, golfing, or taking long walks through parks and trails with my wife and our dog. I enjoy travel, spending time with family and friends, and my wife and I often enjoy volunteering our time in various local events and fundraisers.

I have been in the financial services industry since 2011. Throughout that time my focus has been providing the highest level of financial advice and client experience possible. I strive every day to give my clients the tolls and confidence they need to achieve their financial goals.

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