Meet Chris

Chris and family

Chris and family


Christopher G. Peterson grew up on a farm in the middle of Washington State. His personal involvement and experiences in multiple family owned businesses contributed early on in to his work ethic and financial management. At a young age, Chris began exploring different ways to enhance his earnings. While still in middle school, he learned how to read the stocks tables and how to research investments. Using summer job money, he bought his first stock in his early teens.

Throughout high school, Chris took it upon himself to learn more about investing and helped family members make investment choices. In college, Chris earned his BS in Business Administration, specializing in Finance.

After stints working in the family business, Chris decided to pursue what he truly enjoyed - using investments as a tool to enhance lives. As a Financial Advisor at a leading Wall Street broker, Chris provided brokerage services to families, corporate executives, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Chris experienced and learned much during his time at the firm. However, he believed there was a better way to serve clients and run his business. 

In the fall of 2008, during the global financial crisis, Chris established Peterson Wealth Advisory to provide independent and comprehensive financial advice to a select group of clients throughout the United States. As a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), Peterson Wealth Advisory has a fiduciary duty to clients (putting their interests first), is compensated directly by our client's on a fee-only basis, and discloses any and all conflicts of interest.

Chris believes this higher standard of financial advice is better for his clients and should be demanded by all investors who work with advisors. Chris further sets himself apart from others in the industry by earning and maintaining the Certified Financial Planner™ designation, the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning.

Chris is a follower of Jesus Christ and is active in his Church. Chris is married to his amazing wife, April, and they have three lovely daughters and a golden doodle. He is an active volunteer and serves his community as a Crossville Rotary board member, A.R.T Circle Public Library Board Member, and a Tennessee Master Gardener. He enjoys working on the family property, hiking, and makes cookies and cinnamon rolls from scratch.