Our Team

At L.I.F.E., we have the client—and only the client—in mind.

Our mission is to get to know and understand your needs, wants, and long-term goals. We want to help you develop, implement, and monitor a strategy that’s designed to address your individual situation. We understand the challenges families and businesses face today.

Our advisors engage in comprehensive planning but we also use a team approach to advise clients through the complexities of life!

Our experienced professionals have over 60 years of combined experience and have helped can help you create an approach that is designed to achieve your life goals!

Thomas R-L Johnson-Bean
Founder and President

The L.I.F.E. Group


Thomas Johnson-Bean is the Founder and President of The L.I.F.E. Group (Legacy, Insurance, and Financial Education) as well as an avid investor and entrepreneur. As a Financial Advisor, he achieved numerous industry milestones while...

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Whittmin Reese
Retirement Specialist

The L.I.F.E. Group

Whittmin Reese was born and raised in Durham, NC. He graduated from Coastal Carolina University where he earned his B.S. degree in Accounting. Whittmin spent seven years in corporate america working in banking and for an international...

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Shalanna L. Pirtle, Esq.
Employment Law Attorney

The L.I.F.E. Group

Shalanna Pirtle is a Partner at Parker Poe Law Firm and represents management-side clients in all industries and aspects of the employment relationship. An analytical counselor with intuitive problem-solving skills, she concentrates...

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Larry Jamall Kinard
Community Organizer

Executive Director - LNA

Larry Jamall Kinard is the founder of BCK, LLC and the Executive Director of the Lakewood Neighborhood Alliance. Kinard was one of only eight (8) educators nationwide that won the True Sports Grant through the United States Anti-Doping...

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Maurice Wilson
Investment Specialist

Wilson Wealth Management

Maurice Wilson attended Benedict College for 2 years, balancing his time between pursuing a dual degree in physics and engineering, running track, and serving his community as a member of The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. After...

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Tabitha D. James
Marketing Consultant

Marketing Consultant

Tabitha D. James is the lead strategist at Work with Tab, a solutions-based strategy and marketing firmdeveloped to directly serve social entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders. Since 2013, she has workedalongside authors, owners,...

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