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-BeanFounder and President The L.I.F.E. Group T.JohnsonBean@TheLife-iWant.com 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... Read more Whittmin ReeseRetirement 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... Read more 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... Read more Larry Jamall KinardCommunity 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... Read more Maurice WilsonInvestment 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... Read more Have a Question? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops!