Wells Fargo Advisors
Finding a niche in the workplace is important for success.
Chuck Cox expresses that his position as a financial advisor is well suited for his abilities.
"Two things that I like most are people and numbers," he said. "This fits me well."
Cox spent his undergraduate studies in computer science and math at West Virginia Wesleyan and WVU Tech and then completed his graduate work at University of Charleston and Ohio Dominion University.
Striking a balance between work and home is something that Cox finds very important, especially with his two daughters, Brittany, 14, and Brooklyn, 12.
"Regardless of the stress and trials of buying, selling, planning and advising, the market always closes at 4 p.m.," he said. "I have the freedom to plan my evenings and weekends to work on homework for myself and my girls."
"We like to get outdoors a lot," he added. "We enjoy taking two- or three-day weekend getaways, going hiking or boating. We've also been doing a lot of house projects lately."
Their favorite hiking spots include Grandview, Little Beaver and New River Gorge state parks. He also likes to go on drives, to cook and watching Netflix or a game with friends.
Living in southern West Virginia lends itself to plenty of outdoor opportunities.
"I like the four seasons here," Cox said. "I like being outdoors without being surrounded by concrete."
Cox also served as a soccer coach for his girls' teams in the YMCA leagues until a few years ago. One of the activities that Cox is most passionate about is his work with the nonprofit Five Star Play Labs as a board member.
"It's a multi-functional sensory facility for children with disabilities," he explained. "It focuses on early intervention and sensory play. We're working on grants now."