OUR TEAM

“Good leaders must first become good servants.” -Robert Greenleaf

As President and Founder of Totus Tuus Consulting, Frank Benischeck was featured in Forbes Magazine as a Top Financial Advisor, and his unique ability to effectively help others with their personalized estate planning and retirement needs has ranked him in the top 1% of advisors nationwide. Frank recently was the featured speaker at Harvard Business School, Business Expert Forum, along with Jonathan Goldsmith, the World’s Most Interesting Man. Frank was a featured speaker at West Point’s Leaders Academy with Buzz Aldrin and Lt. General Russel Honor’e. With over 30 years’ experience of innovative financial and estate planning, Frank has also helped develop and build small businesses. Frank Benischeck is a well-acclaimed professional speaker and recognized for training and coaching other advisors throughout the United States.

Frank has a Master’s degree from Loyola University. In 1992 Frank founded Catholic College Fellowship, a campus ministry outreach program that serves the students at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. Frank has achieved membership in Ed Slott’s Master Elite IRA Advisor Group, and is a Certified Senior Advisor. His other honors include the National Congressional Committee’s National Leadership Award. Frank’s recently released new book, “Thought Leaders” became a #1 international best seller, and his book “Through My Father’s Eyes” has recently achieved #1 best seller status.

Jacki Garra serves as the Vice President of Operations for Totus Tuus Consulting. Jacki has over 30 years of client service experience. Prior to joining TTC she worked as a Vice President for a regional banking firm, helping her clients with all aspects of achieving their financial goals. Among other things, Jacki has worked with the local Emergency Services Coalition to provide financial literacy training and volunteered in the local school system teaching children about the importance of savings. Jacki and her husband Mark have two children and enjoy traveling and fishing.
John R. Crawford is a Board Certified Tax Lawyer under The Florida Bar’s Certification Program, and is a key business partner of Totus Tuus Consulting. John Counsels TTC Clients in estate and tax planning matters such as tax planning, trusts, wills, powers of attorney, health care directives, Medicaid and nursing home planning, irrevocable tax planning trusts, sheltering assets from claims and taxation, and business succession planning. His practice at Marks Gray Law Firm in Jacksonville, Florida also includes substantial probate matters as well as formation and reorganization of business entities (including corporations, limited liability matters and family limited partnerships) and preparation of contracts and buy/sell agreements. Mr. Crawford is a past Chairman of the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of St. Augustine. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Crawford has been named one of Florida’s Super Lawyers® in 2006, 2007 and 2011. Only 5% of the lawyers in Florida earn the Super Lawyers honor. Mr. Crawford is admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court, the. U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, and All Florida and Georgia state courts. John holds a B.A. and a J.D., both from the University of Florida.
My role is to guide clients through a process that many find daunting and unfamiliar. Planning for death and disability often is ignored and, sadly in far too many situations, it is never done because people find the process mysterious and overwhelming. I view my job to identify a client’s concerns and journey with them through the process. Just as I would want to be guided and treated in unfamiliar situations, I make sure that my clients understand what is going on as they arrive at a plan that embodies their unique wishes and desires. As I have moved along the continuum of life and increasingly embraced the long view, I have come to appreciate the importance of legacy and family harmony. My clients are no different. I help clients implement their own personalized plan that reflects what is important to them. A good estate plan is so much more than deciding who gets what; it is a legacy planning tool where family values and traditions are handed down to the next generation. A well‐thought‐out estate plan promotes family harmony. It is most gratifying to see clients achieve peace of mind knowing their family is protected and their family story is preserved. Good estate planning is not a one‐size‐fits‐all proposition. No two families are alike. Each estate plan is customized to the client’s unique needs. Each client is given personal attention. Communication is clear and in plain English. Once I learn your specific goals and desires, I set out options and make recommendations that are simple and understandable. Phone calls are returned promptly and top‐quality planning documents are delivered on a timely basis. My staff and I treat clients with dignity and respect and strive to create a warm and memorable client experience. Once again, I simply treat my clients in the same manner I would want to be treated. Estate planning is not a one‐time transaction. Rather, it is a lifelong process that adapts as a client’s family dynamics change. I aspire to have my clients see me as their lifelong, trusted advisor, walking with them every step of the way.
Judy Moses serves as the Client Service and Event Manager for Totus Tuus Consulting. Judy relocated to the area in 2015 from Ohio with her husband Shawn and their dog Gracie. Judy has over 20 years experience working in the legal and customer service fields. She has a vibrant personality and a can do attitude. When you call our office, Judy is the welcoming voice that answers our phones – and she has fresh baked cookies for you when you visit! Judy and her husband enjoy boating, kayaking, fishing and woodworking.