Our Team

John M. Dodson
Financial Services Executive / Financial Advisor

Delivering Customized Financial Guidance and Support


John Dodson has provided customized investment and insurance advice for more than 30 years and provides customized strategies needed to help you obtain your objectives and goals.

By working with someone well-versed, trained, and knowledgeable about a wide variety of financial issues, and who keeps abreast of the rapid changes that occur in the financial world, you can create a strategy to help:

  • Reach specific retirement goals
  • Develop sustainable and predictable income solutions for your retirement savings
  • Decide how to invest, based on your own goals and risk tolerance
  • Ensure that your family and assets are suitably protected if the unexpected occurs
  • Develop a roadmap that will help you to achieve your specific goals: buying a home, retiring early, financing your child's education, building tax-free income, and more.

AR Insurance license # 836880


  • 38-year resident of Springfield, MO
  • Enjoys boating, fishing, cycling, volunteering in the community including Sertoma service, and spending time with family watching sports and relaxing at the lake.


Dr. Sharina Smith, DBA
Practice Manager

Empowering Clients to Make Informed Financial Decisions


Dr. Sharina Smith is a professional with more than 30 years' experience in business, insurance, financial services, higher education, and marketing. She is passionate about life-long learning and has recently completed her Doctor of Business Administration degree from Northcentral University, summa cum laude.

In partnering with John's team, she educates clients to help attain their full financial potential by:

  • Understanding the importance of insurance within a holistic financial strategy
  • Gaining knowledge about how fixed insurance products can be used to help attain retirement income goals
  • Protecting assets and building a legacy for children or charity through life insurance.

AR Insurance license # 17258173


  • 35-year resident of Springfield and SW Missouri
  • Enjoys reading, college teaching, singing, and exploring movies, art museums, and the outdoors with her family.