After several years of teaching financial literacy to families in Champaign, Scott Olthoff joined Chesser Financial as a financial representative in 2011. Scott has a passion to help families learn to budget and to save.
Scott grew up in a farming community in northeast Illinois and first came to the Champaign area in 1994 to work on his master’s degree at the University of Illinois.
Scott and his wife, Susan, have been married for more than twenty years. They have one daughter at home. Parenting has led Scott to another passion, coaching girls’ basketball, which he enjoys doing at Judah Christian School in Champaign. He is also a self-proclaimed weather geek as well as a child ambassador for World Vision, running marathons all over the country (and Africa) in order to raise money to support children in under-developed parts of the world.
Even though Scott has always been self-motivated (he had his own farmer’s market when he was seventeen years old), he admits that he and Susan spent the first eight years of their marriage struggling financially. Scott recognizes the existence of a financial knowledge gap in this country for his generation and he hopes to help others overcome it and get on the road to financial security.