Michael Widlake is a Partner with Summit Wealth Strategies, LLC and the President of Commonwealth Guardians and is focused on helping New England residents and their families live out their hard-earned retirement dreams by working together to build successful financial strategies.
Michael’s path toward the financial services industry started in music. Michael’s parents were musicians and taught him early on the joy music brings others. He began playing piano at age 4 and taught himself how to play clarinet at age 10. Before long, he was lead clarinet in his K-12 school and student directing the big band style jazz band, performing all over the state. Then, he attended Oberlin College where he studied Piano Performance and French Literature and began his professional career as a musician. He lived and worked in France, Russia and across the U.S.
Michael became focused on retirement income planning to help individuals and their families pursue their retirement dreams with a secure, laid-out plan for financial success. To him, it combined aspects of his earlier career paths leading toward being a musician, doctor or stock broker. As a retirement income planning professional, holding his life and health insurance licenses, Michael now fulfills his lifelong goal of helping others improve their ways of life while forming lifelong relationships with them along the way.
Away from the office, Michael spends most of his time experiencing life with his young son, watching sports and, of course, playing music.