President, Senior Advisor
Troy spent the first 52 years of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to St George, Utah in 2017. He is married to Charissa Barnes; they have 6 children and 2 grandchildren.
Two of his children (Kaylin and Kellen) and his wife are working for Estate Protectors. It is truly a family and faith-based business as we serve the needs of families from one generation to the next.
Troy’s educational focus at Cal State Hayward was economics and accounting. After 20-plus years in the food and beverage industry, he started his second career in the estate and retirement planning field.
While working for an estate planning law firm, he quickly concluded that the traditional estate planning method of American families was under serving their needs. Attorneys charge a few thousand dollars for the planning documents and then after years of literally no support from their attorney, the family has nothing but problems. This is an expensive mistake that can be completely avoided.
He created Estate Protectors, LLC to show families there is a BETTER way to complete and maintain their planning and leave a well-organized, protected, comprehensive legacy.
Troy is an insurance agent licensed in most of the Western United States and has created a “Coordinated Program for Life” for his clients to ensure that their affairs, while alive, are complete. Because the program is fully coordinated, there is far less worry and stress for their surviving spouse and ultimately, their children, after death.
Sales Support Technician
Kellen was born in California and moved to Utah with his family in early 2017. He lives with his mother Charissa and his father Troy, along with his 2 sisters.
Kellen graduated from Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts in 2018. He brings his prior experience in Sales and Customer Service to the family business. He also oversees the business' Web Design and Social Media Management.
Kellen works with Neil to assist clients with their Insurance needs as well as finding more ways we can assist our clientele.
He is a musician, a creative writer, and is currently attending college at the Las Angeles Film School with a focus on Music Production.