“The herd instinct among the forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.” – Edgar R. Fiedler

“The herd instinct among the forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.” – Edgar R. Fiedler

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Our Team

John Forbes, AAMS

President / LPL Registered Principal

John is a native of southern Illinois, he grew up in Carterville and later graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting. After graduation, John served as a staff accountant in the Middle Market Practice Group at KPMG Peat Marwick in St. Louis, Missouri. During that time he also obtained the designation of Certified Public Accountant. Prior to founding FFG, John was an investment representative with Edward Jones in Carbondale for nearly 10 years. John maintains Series 7, 24, 53, 63, and 66 registrations, held with LPL Financial.

John and his wife Karyn have three lovely girls: Emily, Kaitlyn, and Reagan.  In 2016, they gained a son when Emily married Andrew Wyne.  Now, John and Karyn are looking forward to the summer of 2018 when they will become grandparents!  He and his family are active in the Vine Community Church in Carbondale. When not working, John enjoys listening to his favorite singer/songwriters (Jason Isbell, The Avett Brothers, and David Gray to name a few), playing acoustic guitar, savoring west coast wines, and grilling almost anything.

Nancy Lindsey

Nancy is a native of Southern Illinois, and a proud SIU alumnus. She and her husband Darren have one son, Zackery, and they are animal lovers.  Nancy enjoys reading, exercising, and being outdoors.

Nancy is the Vice President of Operations at Forbes Financial Group. She directs all operational aspects of the firm including account processing, client scheduling, and event planning. Nancy has been in the financial services industry since 1999 and has been a key member of John’s team for over 15 years.

Gabrielle Woodis

Director of First Impressions

Gabrielle was born and raised in Southern Illinois and graduated top of her class from Herrin High School.  At Herrin High School she competed in varsity athletics and is now the assistant coach of the Herrin Junior High Volleyball team and the freshman coach at Herrin High School. Gabrielle is a member of the Park Avenue Church in Herrin and was recently baptized. Gabrielle enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and watching movies.

Gabrielle is the Director of First Impressions at Forbes Financial Group. She assists John and Nancy in addressing all operational aspects of the firm including client scheduling, event planning, and account processing.

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