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About Rose Retirement

Rose Retirement was founded to help others build a lasting legacy today that will impact their family for generations to come. Read below to meet Rose Retirement’s CEO and founder, John Merkel.

John Merkel

Founder, CEO

John Merkel is a seasoned and skilled professional with more than 22 years of experience. He has helped thousands of individuals and families in Texas and Colorado to find solutions to the problems of today’s baby-boom generation.

With a background in retirement strategies, John now focuses on working with retirees, connecting each client with the right financial tools so they can enjoy retirement.

John believes his clients deserve to work with a dedicated financial professional who has the highest level of integrity, honesty, and ethics. He provides financial strategies for families and individuals. Working with and educating retirees or those about to retire, he focuses on effective income distribution and individualized retirement strategies. Additionally, John serves on the council for UT at Tyler.

The most important thing to him, though, is family. They love spending time together and making memories as a family.

Rose Retirement is named after John’s daughter, Lindee Rose. John believes it’s important not only to educate others on preparing for retirement but also to take steps today that will leave a lasting legacy for his own family.

Micah Tipton

Vice President of Louisiana

Micah Tipton was born and raised in northwest Louisiana. He graduated from Northwestern State University with a degree in Business Administration. He spent over a decade at Louisiana Roofing Contractors as a project manager, estimator, and vice president. While there, he was able to assess the needs and desires of each customer to provide solutions that best served the functional requirements and financial constraints of each project.

Micah is now working with Rose Retirement as the Louisiana vice president to optimize each client’s retirement strategy. His approach is to put your needs first and educate you on the financial tools available to achieve your retirement goals. Micah offers strategies to individuals and families through all stages of the retirement process, whether first starting an income plan or preparing to retire soon.

Micah is married to his best friend, Kristyn. Currently, Kristyn is a full-time mom, dedicated to raising their children to be faithful, caring, and kind to others. Their three beautiful children are Ellie, Jack, and Leo, who are their pride and joy. As a family, they enjoy the outdoors, especially when it includes gathering and cooking.

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Ketrell Taylor

Vice President of East Texas

Ketrell Taylor has served the residents of Northeast Texas for over 25 years, with 19 of those years in the financial services industry. Her main focus is helping clients find the right products and services that are best suited to their individual situations. Ketrell has a passion for helping clients by making complex subjects both simple and easy.

She and her husband, Cory, have been happily married since 2019 and look forward to spending all of their spare time at the lake, the beach, or at their farm. Ketrell is a proud mom to her daughter, Madisen, who is in the BSN Nursing Program at Henderson State University and her son, Hunter, who is in the Electrical lineman program at Texas State Technical College.

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