At University Financial Group, John Young is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses achieve financial control and independence. Through careful understanding of critical details in his clients’ lives, he helps simplify the often daunting financial world, making it more accessible, understandable and manageable.
Prior to joining University Financial Group, John had a decade-long career as a news anchor for KPVI in Pocatello, Idaho. In 2001, he opened The John Young Group, a regionally-recognized and award-winning advertising agency. Recently with the the shift away from traditional to digital marketing in the advertising world, John has sought new opportunities in the financial services industry and was pleased to join the team at University Financial Group.
A 1986 graduate of Yale University, John holds his FINRA Series 6 & 63 Registrations, along with his Life, Health, and Disability insurance licenses. Working alongside experienced agents Lance Kolbet and Scott Leavitt, John continues to apply his many years of experience in client consultation and service to the financial world.
He embraces the opportunity to help individuals and businesses identify and fulfill their goals, while furthering their financial education, personal analysis, and long-term planning needs. Above all, John values his relationships with clients and helping them safely reach their long term goals.
In addition to his work pursuits, John is actively involved in his community. While serving on the board of the Chubbuck Pocatello Hockey Association, he has helped realize the group’s mission of creating the first ever refrigerated ice skating rink in the Portneuf Valley. Outside of the office, John enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Brandi (a CPA in Pocatello), and their two teenaged boys. From hiking to skiing, biking to golf, and playing his guitar in a local band, there is seldom a dull moment in John’s life.