Mike Wade started working with Seniors while still a student at Clemson University, where he earned a BS in Financial Management. He was a member of the the 1981 Clemson National Championship football team.
Growing up, Mike learned his work ethic by tagging along with his mother and father on the weekends managing rental properties. His father was a Vice President of a small insurance company in Greenville,SC, so he understood the value of insurance and taking care of clients from an early age. Even before graduating from Clemson, he applied for his insurance license and set out to work with Senior Citizens. This was the beginning of his career-long passion to serve and educate retirees in protecting their assets from a potential catastrophic medical claim. He has been an independent insurance agent for his entire 36 year career, because he chooses to represent the client and not a sales quota from an insurance company.
He and his wife, Elizabeth, have been married for 36 years. To say Mike is a family man would be an understatement. He is at his happiest when his three children, son-in-law, and grandson are all in one room. If he had a nickel for every movie he's seen at the theater, he would have a lot of nickels. A true believer in being a life-long learner, he enjoys reading and researching a wide range of topics. This is what allows him to be such an asset to his clients - he has the knowledge and knows how to implement it to best serve others.
Michael was born and raised in Greenville, SC. He graduated from Clemson University in 2010 with a degree in Financial Management and Accounting. While there, he was fortunate to be a scholarship athlete on the football team where he was elected team captain his senior year.
After graduating from Clemson, he joined Mike in Greenville working in the financial services field for a couple of years before joining Teach For America. This program exists to give all kids the opportunity to have a great education. Michael's two year commitment consisted of teaching high school math and special education in a charter school in Indianapolis. The experience enhanced his desire to find ways to help others, whether that is in the classroom or elsewhere.
After finishing his commitment in Indianapolis in 2015, Michael moved to his mother's hometown of Charleston, SC to be closer to extended family. He worked as a Loan Officer with Movement Mortgage for four and half years. Attention to detail and the ability to effectively communicate with clients were two of many attributes that allowed him to serve his clients as they worked towards buying their home.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys staying active, spending time with family, reading, and trying to learn Greek. He is active at church as a member of the Parish Council, New Building Committee, High School Sunday School teacher, and co-chair of the annual Greek Festival. If there's a need and he has the capacity to help, he will!
Elizabeth graduated from Clemson University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education. A native of Charleston, SC - Elizabeth has lived in the Greenville area since marrying Mike in 1983. She and Mike raised all three of their children in the beautiful upstate of South Carolina. And they are very excited about the birth of their first grandchild!
While interacting with clients on a daily basis, Elizabeth manages various aspects of Benefits 4 Seniors. She strives to provide a personalized service for each client and is always willing to assist them with whatever questions come up - whether that is helping with drug coverage questions or finding a good home cleaning service!