Pete graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communications/Public Relations from Millersville University in 1989. He began his financial planning career in 1991. He was the owner and founder of Riley Financial Services established in 2006, specializing in estate and retirement planning. He received the Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) designation in 2007 from Kaplan University. In addition, Pete holds the Chartered Federal Employee Benefit Consultant℠ (ChFEBC℠) designation.  He came to Wienken Advisors, Ltd. in early 2017, helping to conduct and present federal seminars.  Pete has been married since 1992 and has three girls and in his spare time is the head wrestling coach at Linganore High School.