Michael R. Comstock CFP®, AIF®
Michael began his career in the financial services industry in 1993 with Fidelity Investments after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a BS in business administration. Experience working for one of the largest mutual fund investment managers, combined with an exposure to the insurance industry while working at Minnesota Life, has given him valuable knowledge of many financial disciplines. Achieving the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner certification in 2003 tied all of this experience together, giving him the tools needed to perform true, full financial planning and help the clients of Premier Wealth Management achieve their financial goals and dreams. In 2010, Michael received the prestigious Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation, showcasing his dedication to putting clients needs above his own by working in a fiduciary capacity.
Michael lives in Brentwood, Tennessee, with his wife, Julie, their beautiful daughters, Emily and Caroline. Michael and his family are very involved with their church, Brentwood Baptist. In addition, Michael serves as Trustee of the Sertoma Club of Nashville, a civic club whose primary mission is to help those in the community with hearing and communicative disorders. Professionally, he has been a long-time member of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the Financial Planning Association, striving to learn about the ever-changing aspects of the financial services industry. He attends numerous conferences and speaking engagements throughout the year in this respect.
When not spending time with his family, you'll find Michael working on his golf swing . . . a lifelong challenge!
Craig D. Pulliam CFP®, AIF®
Craig entered the financial services industry in 1991, after working for six years in Nashville as a small business intermediary and consultant. Prior to moving to Nashville in 1985, Craig worked as a college administrator in the University of Maine system, University of Massachusetts, Yale University, and the University of Oklahoma. He received his BA degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1973 and his MA degree from Ball State University in 1975. He also attended the University of Massachusetts for doctoral studies from 1977 to 1982.
His commitment to ongoing learning has translated well to the financial services field, where he makes it a point to be well-versed in a variety of financial and insurance topics. The first professional designation Craig earned was Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC), and he has added Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner certification, and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation. Craig's unique background and skill set have prepared him for the consultative approach that true financial planning and client service requires.
Craig lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He enjoys what little time he has with his daughter, Cosley, living in Charleston. He has been active in the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, has chaired the West Area Business Council, and is a past vice president of the Green Hills Action Partners. Currently, Craig is a volunteer for Friends of Warner Parks.
Craig is an avid reader, enjoys hiking, and trying to stay in shape at the local Y.
Allison Rae Smith FPQP™
Wealth Management Associate
As the Wealth Management Associate, Allison handles all client service requests in a prompt, precise, and professional manner. She is passionate about helping our client family and will ensure they are well taken care of. Allison is very outgoing, loves meeting new people and hearing their stories. Allison earned the FINANCIAL PARAPLANNER QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL™ designation, highlighting her commitment in assisting the Premier Wealth Management team in all aspects of the financial planning process. Allison is in the process of earning her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification so she can help keep our clients on track to pursuing their financial goals.
Allison is originally from central Florida where she grew up on a small farm. She gained valuable customer service experience growing up in the family insurance business. Always the over achiever, at the early age of sixteen she began taking classes at the local community college to jump start her education.
Nashville is now her home, where she graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in 2012. Before joining the Premier Wealth Management team, she spent over three years working with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Even though she is now over 600 miles from Florida, she stays in close contact with her family, loves being with her friends, working out, and most of all playing tennis.
Wealth Management Assistant
Lauren has a heart for helping others. It has always been top priority, both personally and professionally. As Premier Wealth Management’s Wealth Management Assistant, she takes pride in making sure all who contact our office, or come in for a meeting, feel welcomed and cared for.
Lauren is a true Tennessean, born and raised in Gallatin, currently living in Nashville after graduating from Western Kentucky University. Having worked for a large local physical therapy company, she gained valuable experience helping patients feel valued and comfortable when they came to the clinic.
When she’s not working, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and boyfriend, especially her two nephews, working out, riding roller coasters and just enjoying life. Lauren is the mother to two cats, Chloe and Emmie that keep her busy and on her toes, but receive a lot of her love and attention.