Mr. Troy Aarthun

Troy Aarthun

Teacher, Personal and Business Finance

B.S. in Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point NY

AAMS (Accredited Asset Management Specialist), The College of Financial Planning
CRPC (Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor), The College of Financial Planning

Troy Aarthun will be teaching Personal and Business Finance at the Founders Academy. He has experience teaching young adults in Personal Finance and delivering community education in investment principles and financial planning, focusing on promoting self-reliance and disciplined, ethical behavior to work toward a goal. He credits his wife, an educator for nearly 35 years, for adopting the teaching philosophy, "you haven’t truly taught it until your student learns it."  Troy is a business owner, managing a wealth management and financial planning practice in Manchester, NH specializing in serving the needs of business owners, corporate executives, and medical professionals in NH, MA, and beyond. 

Born and raised in Minnesota, he attended public and private schools before attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY where he received a B.S. in Engineering. He was captain of the Army Cycling Team and competed in amateur boxing at West Point.  Upon graduation he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army and completed the Army’s Ranger School and Airborne School in preparation for service in Army Corps of Engineers command and staff assignments in the U.S., Europe, and Central America. Troy serves as an Admissions Representative for the Military Academy, coaching and guiding candidates through the nomination and admissions process.   

Troy and his wife Kay have three grown children. The youngest attends Fordham University. When he is not teaching or managing his financial planning practice, Troy is a competitive bike racer and has medaled at Masters Regional and National Championships in the Team Sprint and Team Pursuit events on the track. He serves on various nonprofit boards, served two terms as Board Chairman of the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce and has served as a two-term President of the Rotary Club of Merrimack.
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