Mike Woods began his career in the financial services industry as a financial advisor with Carl H. Stocker & Associates, an investments and insurance firm in Denton, TX in December of 1997. In 2006, Carl Stocker & Associates was transformed into Stocker Woods Financial where Carl and Mike formed a partnership. After serving for five years as the Vice- President of the firm, Mike was promoted in March of 2011 to President of the firm. In mid-2016 he bought out his mentor and business partner of 19 years and assumed the role of President & CEO of the firm as well as being the lead Wealth Advisor.
Mike has led Dave Ramsey’s nationally recognized Financial Peace University classes as Mike is a big fan of the Dave Ramsey program. Every year he works with families across the country to become debt-free, build wealth and give money to charities. Mike is one of Dave Ramsey’s SmartVestor Pros.
Mike volunteers both locally and nationally. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Denton Public School Foundation and the finance committee at his church. Previously he served on the Board of Directors of the Denton Chamber of Commerce and he served on and is a past Chairman of the Adopt-A-School Advisory Council. Mike also serves on several boards and advisory council groups for his national clearing firm. Stocker Woods Financial is an Adopt-A-School adopter and Mike has volunteered as a mentor for the Denton Independent School District.
Mike graduated from the Leadership Denton program in 2004. Mike served on the Board of Directors for Denton’s Young Professionals in 2004 and 2005. During that time, he served on numerous committees while he was a member of the organization, giving special attention to the Adopt-A-School program. In 2003, Denton’s Young Professionals named Mike “Member of the Year.”
Mike is a guest lecturer annually at the University of North Texas and has been a speaker at Texas Women’s University and various public schools all over the DFW metroplex. He has spoken on the topics of financial planning, investments, retirement and insurance planning. Furthermore, he has been the featured presenter for staff training at public schools, university human resource department benefits meetings and at various churches’ programs and community groups on the topics of finances and investing.
Prior to his career as a financial advisor, Mike served four years in the United States Marine Corps. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 1998.
Mike is married to his wonderful wife Dorothy, and they have two beautiful daughters: Megan and Rachel. The family worships and is actively involved at First United Methodist Church of Denton, where Mike has served on the Finance, Worship, Welcome, Stewardship, Lay Leadership and Executive committees.
In his personal time, Mike can usually be found entertaining friends and family in or near the pool, or on a lake, traveling or trying to enjoy life to fullest extent with Dorothy and the girls.