David E. Hudson, CFP®, CRPC®

David E. Hudson, CFP®, CRPC®

Office: (904) 281-9196
Fax: (904) 212-2939

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A substantial part of our identity is shaped by the environment in which we are raised, and my parents had a profound influence on who I have become.  My father's distinguished 31-year military career, spanning WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, instilled in me the values of discipline and hard work, while his Depression era upbringing showed me the importance of resiliency and taught me the value of a dollar.  My mother's active-duty service as an Army nurse taught me dedication, and compassion for others, and her emphasis on education led me to be a perpetual learner and avid seeker of knowledge.

Guided by my father's Depression-era ethos, I embarked on a path of entrepreneurship from a young age.  Beginning at 13 with humble odd jobs mowing lawns and shoveling driveways in our neighborhood, I cultivated a strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit, which has served as a cornerstone of my professional development.  As soon as I was old enough to get a “real” job I started taking tickets at the local movie theater where I worked through high school and on break throughout college.

Upon graduating from Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School in Michigan, I attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an Aerospace Engineering major.  Two years later, in 1992, I changed my focus to Business and Psychology after starting a career in financial services.

Initially a teller and membership officer in a small local Credit Union, I worked my way up in the field, becoming a manager for a large regional bank specializing in opening and managing branches in new markets.  My career trajectory took a significant turn in 1999 when the bank initiated a pilot program to allow a hand-picked group of managers to begin selling investments.  I was invited to spend two weeks in an intense private study group learning the ins and outs of markets and regulations.  I loved every minute of it and in that class discovered my true passion- financial planning and investment management.  This was the start of a journey that has led me to obtain multiple securities and insurance licenses and eventually earn the prestigious Certified Financial Planner® designation.

Today, with over two decades of experience in the financial services industry, I am the founder of Coast to Coast Financial Planning and the C2C Planning Process.  My firm and my process specialize in helping people who share similar stories.  They have already raised their families and climbed the career ladder.  Now retirement is looming on the horizon- and they have some big concerns.  They wonder if they have saved enough, if there is anything else they should be doing, and, most importantly, what life in retirement is really going to look like.  The C2C Planning Process answers those questions and gives them the peace of mind to look to the future with anticipation and not apprehension.   

Beyond my professional endeavors, I am deeply committed to staying active.  As a child I developed a passion for hockey, and hockey continues to fuel my competitive spirit today.  I actively participate in local leagues and travel to play in tournaments across North America.  I also have the pleasure of caring for my younger sister who is a rabid fan of sports, specifically college and pro football, as well as our shared love, hockey.  We go to games often and have a great time even when we support opposite teams.  She is also a big help caring for my two dogs and they love the attention from their “Aunt Emily”.





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