Sam Starks

Financial Planning Specialist

"Providing peace of mind, through building relationships, and assisting and enabling clients to live a full life and be faithful stewards with the resources they have received."

With CapTrust Since


College / Degrees

Hope College – B.A. Business Management – 2016

Northwestern University – Masters in Sports Administration – 2019


Holland, MI

Born and raised in Stevensville, MI


Happily married to my middle school camp crush, Lindsay, since May of 2020.

Hobbies and Relaxation

Outside of work I experience enrichment through sharing meals with friends and family, traveling and experiencing the world, athletics (triathlons, fast-pitch softball, flag football, golf, etc.), reading anything from self-improvement to John Grisham books.


Filled with wanderlust, I have a deep desire and impulse to travel and explore the world that God has so intricately created.

Where I’ve Been: New Zealand, Galapagos Islands, Kauai, Belize & Maine

Community Service

  • Greater Holland Area Young Life – Executive and Golf Committees
  • Pillar Church – Home Church
  • Portage Lake Bible Camp

What got you interested in this field?

Through investing, my grandparents have been able to pass down generational wealth, giving their children and grandchildren a pathway to a college education, the opportunity to travel the world and have financial freedom at such a young age. Having been witness to and a beneficiary of what it looks like to be a steward of the resources God has blessed them with, I am filled with passion to learn and serve others in this significant realm of life.

Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks “CPWA,” and “Certified Private Wealth Advisor.” Use of CPWA, and/or Certified Private Wealth Advisor signifies that the user has successfully completed The Institute’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for certification.

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