Member Monday - Derek Steude, Mass Mutual


Meet this week’s Member Monday, Derek Steude!

Derek was born in Nampa and has lived in the area for all of his life. His family, the mountains and the small town feel while still having the majority of the big city amenities is what keeps him here.

“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” – Zig Ziglar. This is his favorite quote because it shows how to think positively while also preparing for things to not go as expected and helps you overcome difficulties and turn them into opportunities.

If he could tell himself one thing 10 years ago it would be what the good stocks to purchase would be Apple and Facebook.

This is very fitting since Derek works as a Financial Advisor at Mass Mutual Idaho. He says the best part of being a financial planner is taking people from where they currently are and then going 10, 20 or more years down the road towards retirement and showing them what is possible.

Outside of work you can find Derek snowboarding, hiking, running, biking, kayaking camping and traveling to disconnect and enjoy nature.

Madison Warner