The Journeys Group

About Us

Meet The Team

The mission of The Journeys Group is to help successful families, farmers, and other business owners navigate — with confidence — the roadmap of your life, your finances, and your legacy. Since our firm was founded in 2002, our team has been committed to making a real difference in the lives of our clients, with straightforward, caring advice and guidance.

Certified Financial Planner

Tommy Pate, CFP®, CLU, ChFC

Since graduating from North Carolina State in 1982, Tommy Pate has been in insurance and financial planning for over 30 years. A qualifying member of The Million Dollar Round Table, Tommy received his Chartered Life Underwriter and his Chartered Financial Consultant designations in 1990. In 2005, Tommy completed the requirements and received the Certified Financial Planner designation. Tommy founded The Journeys Group in 2002 in an effort to offer financial strategies based on each individual's unique goals, priorities, and dreams. As an independent advisory firm, The Journeys Group sole fiduciary responsibility is to its client. Married to Ginger since 1987, they have two children, Casey and George. In Tommy’s leisure time he enjoys scuba diving, woodworking, reading, and traveling.

Certified Financial Planner

George Pate III, CFP®, CLTC

George graduated from Wake Forest University in 2017 where he served on leadership for the Wesley Foundation. He began his career in financial advising in 2018 after working for a year in the research field at Wake Forest Baptist Health. He is licensed in life and health insurance and securities and has completed the requirements and received the Certified Financial Planner designation. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving with his father, hiking, traveling, and cheering on the Deacons in football and basketball.

Client Services

Jessica Paramore

Jessica graduated from DH Conley High School in the year of 2000. She began working for The Journeys Group in 2020 as the Client Services Representative. Jessica has two lovely children named Makenzie and Kloe. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, spending time with her family, and spending time with her pet beagle Millie.

Marketing Director

Makenzie Chandler

Makenzie graduated from Washington High School in 2020, where she served on the National Honor Society Association. Upon graduation, she enrolled in Pitt Community College to pursue a career in Business and plans to transfer to a four-year university to achieve a bachelor's degree and work as a financial advisor for The Journeys Group. She began working with The Journeys Group in 2021 as the marketing coordinator after completing marketing classes at Washington High School. In her free time, Makenzie enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her friends and family.

Chief Canine Officer

Bo Pate

Jeffery Bodine “Bo” Pate is the Chief Canine Officer at The Journeys Group. He is a graduate of Pate K9 Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Napping. He is licensed in digging and is currently working towards his verbal commands license. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening with his father, playing with his toy moose, and splashing in the pool.

Director of Consuming

Lucas (Luke) Abernathy Pate

Luke Pate joined The Journeys Group in February of 2020 as the Director of Consuming. He is a professional swimmer and has achieved a special license in devouring. In his spare time, he enjoys tasty treats from his father, playing with his brother Bo, and fetching a ball from anyone at any time!

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