Mike Bernard began his career in 1993 with Dean Witter, and joined Merrill Lynch in 2000. In 2009, Bernard & Johnson, LLC was opened in affiliation Wells Fargo Financial Network. The path to full independence was completed in 2016, when Bernard & Johnson, LLC became a California State Registered Investment Advisory firm. He holds Bachelor and Masters degrees from the Catholic University of America and a Masters degree from Yale University. He is also a CFP® practitioner and an Accredited Domestic Partner Advisor℠.
Among his interests and passions, Mike enjoys an active musical life as a professional oboist in Los Angeles. He currently serves as principal oboist with three local orchestras and serves on the faculty of Moorpark College as the Oboe Instructor. He ran his first marathon at age 50, and has completed a total of 7 marathons since then. He is married and has two sons, three grandchildren. The two large dogs, Molly (black lab) and Luna (an interesting mix) round out the cast of characters.