RJ Norris

RJ Norris

Co-Founder & Wealth Manager

In 1985 I started my career with little experience but heavy on the things that have endured during my career:  Honesty, Integrity and Empathy.  Those powerful attributes have allowed me to create family relationships that have endured over the past three plus decades, often serving three generations.  I’ve learned that most clients have one thing in common, they want to leave their children a little better off than themselves.

My honesty, integrity and empathy were instilled in me by my working-class family and community.  I grew up in a Northern California timber community and a Central Oregon farming community, where the salt-of-the-earth guided me to be the person I am today.  Somehow, I saw past the lumber mills and bucking the hay to put myself through college at the University of Oregon and obtain my Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Business Administration in 1976.  My wife Elise (“Lisi”) and I married in 1983 and in 1984 I began my career in Darien, Connecticut, ultimately moving back to the Pacific Northwest and Portland, Oregon in 1990.   Thirty years later we’ve raised three wonderful children, Josh, Jessica and Andy.  Andy followed in my footsteps at the University of Oregon and joined me nine years ago at The Norris Group.  Today, Andy joins me in launching Generation to Generation Financial.