Growing up in a family of radio broadcasters, it was understood that Matthew Bryan would at least give it a try. Though his personality and voice were fit for it, his entrepreneurial spirit couldn’t sit still. After earning his degree from East Tennessee State University in banking and finance, Matthew went to work for First Tennessee Bank and Merrill Lynch before finding his home base at Hitson, Crum & Blazer Insurance. His fervor for service means delivering fair and competitive prices and maintaining relationships with every client. Matthew married his wife, Alena, in 2005. They have two young children, Rhodes and Marley. Together they love traveling, tailgating and growing deep roots in East Tennessee.
Graduated from Carson-Newman College with Bachelors in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Math and Personal/Family Finance
Has over 20 years of Insurance and Financial Advising experience
5-time member of Million Dollar Round Table, the international Premier Association of Financial Professionals which recognizes those with exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service
10 years volunteering with Boy Scouts of America as a den leader and Cubmaster; completed training for: Outdoor Wilderness Leadership, Wilderness First Aid, Wood Badge Advance Leadership
Enjoys spending time outdoors camping, hiking, kayaking, and working in the yard
Has hiked all the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains on the TN side including all 70 miles of the Appalachian Trail
Relocated to East Tennessee from North Florida in 2005.
Avid outdoor and nature lover-enjoys hiking, camping, canoeing/kayaking, going to Farmer’s Markets, and gardening.
Alternative health advocate-herbs, supplements, essential oils, yoga, and clean whole foods.
Dreams of seeing the Northern lights!
Loves helping people with their insurance and planning needs via consultative, needs based approach.
Over 20 years’ experience in the personal insurance & financial services industry, 15 of which are in Medicare, Life, Long Term Care and Annuities/Personal Pensions (as well as ancillary plans such as Final Expense/Burial Plans, Dental, Vision, Cancer plans, etc.)