- CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®
- Partner, Financial Advisor, CEO
Grant grew up on a working wheat farm in eastern Washington. Today, he credits his family – who still manage the farm – for preparing him to build a business serving others. His vision to lead Alterra is built on relentless dedication to the success of his clients and the team – his extended family.
Grant’s dad says that he hasn’t worked a day in his life because “it isn’t work when you love what you are doing.” When combined with his mom’s view that “helping others should be part of every day”, Grant’s view of financial planning comes into focus. Alterra Advisors is very much a reflection of Monson family values.
Grant earned a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s in economics at Washington State University. He launched his own financial advising practice over a decade ago, an entrepreneurial quest has become one of the most impactful things in Grant’s life. He loves coordinating the complex financial lives of business owners, bringing a depth of understanding that is rooted in his family’s own experience.
Grant and his wife, Andrea, have a deep heart to serve, undertaking nonprofit efforts in Africa and Southeast Asia and here at home. Grant and Andrea enjoy traveling the world with family and friends to experience other cultures. And you’ll still find him alongside his dad and brothers on the family farm at every harvest. These family roots become more important to Grant every year.
“As my dad always says, ‘It isn’t work when you love what you are doing.’”
- CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP®
- Chartered Financial Consultant, ChFC®
- Chartered Life Underwriter, CLU®
- Master of Arts in Applied Economics, Washington State University
- Bachelors in Business, Summa Cum Laude, Washington State University
Are we a fit?
Let’s start a conversation. We’re not a match for everyone. But, if you’re looking for a collaborative guide in your financial life, Alterra Advisors could be a fit for you.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
— Winston Churchill
People acting together as a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about.
—Franklin D. Roosevelt
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
—Henry David Thoreau
The greatest wealth is to live content.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.