About Us

Bennon & Thorpe LLC is a private, independent financial services firm focusing on lifestyle, wealth, and risk management. We provide comprehensive financial planning solutions to a wide range of individuals, including doctors, engineers, small business owners, and young professionals.

Douglas R. Thorpe - Financial Advisers

Douglas R. Thorpe, CLU, ChFC, CFP®

Douglas works with you to develop solutions and strategies to help grow, protect, and transfer your wealth. Every recommendation he provides is personally tailored to each individual client. After beginning his career in financial services in 2001, Douglas realized that this was the right field for him, and plans on being in financial services throughout his career.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, Douglas is bound by a code of ethics and practice standards to put his clients’ interests ahead of his own personal interests. In his role as a CFP practitioner, he provides each client with objective and transparent advice. To learn more about Douglas, click here.

Christopher W. Bennon - Financial Advisers

Christopher W. Bennon, Financial Advisor

After spending six months working in China after college in 1999, Christopher directed his professional aspirations toward financial planning. He formally began his career in 2000, initially working as a para-planner for a group of veteran advisors in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and Marietta, Ohio. During this time, Christopher gained experience with pragmatic planning techniques and the application of complicated financial plans.

This period of time also allowed Christopher to study investor biases and other irrational behaviors, which continues to be an interest of his. In 2006, he advanced to the role of a lead advisor with Future Focus Advisors, Inc., which later became Bennon & Thorpe, LLC. Christopher's financial plan anticipates that he will retire as a financial advisor in January of 2043. To learn more about Christopher, click here.

Carolyn Morton - Financial Advisers

Carolyn Morton, Office Manager

After having worked for New England Financial in Charleston, WV, as an Office Manager and New Business Analyst for 26 years, Carolyn began working as the Office Manager in June of 2005 for Future Focus Financial, which later became Bennon & Thorpe, LLC.  

Carolyn lives in Ripley, WV, with her husband, Dwayne.  They have two grown daughters, Brea and Becca, and they have two granddaughters and one grandson.  In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family and quilting.

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Contact us in Parkersburg, West Virginia, for personalized planning from experienced financial advisers.

Fee-Based Planning & Third Party Money Management offered through ValMark Advisers, Inc. a SEC Registered Investment Advisor.
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Bennon & Thorpe LLC is a separate entity from ValMark Securities, Inc. and ValMark Advisers, Inc.