Jake Balyeat.

Born and raised in Missoula, I graduated from Sentinel High School. I met and married my lovely wife of 25 years while attending Whitworth University in Spokane during our pursuit of Arts Management degrees.  After college, Jolene and I taught music, tuned pianos and harpsichords, produced live shows, gigged as wedding singers, installed sound and lighting systems for churches, built various businesses, and served in Christian Music Ministry… and we’ve had innumerable adventures along the way that add to our collection of stories. 

Through all our adventures Glidewell has been our insurance and investments partner – almost 30 years now.  We trust Glidewell for honest advice, competitive pricing, and greatly appreciate the fabulous personal service we’ve always received.  Our son, now 15, was a medical miracle.  When he was young, I pivoted from Arts Entrepreneurship into the Financial Planning world, starting first with a Masters in Business Administration and finishing with a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.

I’ve been pleased to work for Glidewell since 2013 in the Wealth Management arena.  Financial Planning, with all of its complexity, is a perfect fit for me.  My insatiable drive to tackle problems and work with others in transparent relationship aligns with Glidewell philosophy and our shared independent approach.  My favorite part of a career with Glidewell is the amazing individuals and families we get to work for; the conviction they have to balance faith, family, and finances is exemplary.  There is no denying, I’m blessed to work alongside a team of amazing professionals and for such inspiring people.