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About Michael R. Gardner, PhD

Michael Gardner earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees at the University of California, Davis. He worked as a specialist in the California Department of Agriculture. Upon leaving State employment he embarked on a career in business, leading to a managing role at a publisher of investment reports. In 2003 he joined the Professional Fiduciary Association of California and began his fiduciary career. In 2005 he founded Life Trust Associates with the dream of serving a broad range of clients. He holds License #97 with the California Department of Consumer Affairs Fiduciary Bureau. He enjoys mentoring new fiduciaries and is an advocate for a greater role by the profession in the protection and care of vulnerable populations.

About Pearson K. Miller

A native Californian, Pearson grew up in Massachusetts and attended Haverford College, Pennsylvania, where he received a BA in History. After graduation he began a 20 year management career with major insurance carriers GEICO and 21st Century Insurance.  As a Fiduciary with Life Trust Associates, Pearson brings his expertise in handling complex financial negotiations and understanding of legal procedure, as well as professionalism, patience and kindness when working with families under stress. He holds License #566 with the California Department of Consumer Affairs Fiduciary Bureau. He is an active member of the Professional Fiduciary Association of California.