About Doug Denlinger

I love our clients! They are inspiring, fun, and so committed to making a difference.

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Doug Denlinger, RLP®, CKA®

Managing Partner

Doug’s role:
Doug is responsible for LifeGuide’s overall business operations and leads one of the firm’s advisory teams. His team focuses on serving business owners, executives, widows, widowers, public sector employees, educators, and Dave Ramsey Fans.

A bit about his background:
Doug is a Registered Life Planner® and a Certified Kingdom Advisor®, as well as a Dave Ramsey SmartVestor Pro®1. Doug is one of the founding partners of LifeGuide. He has enjoyed guiding clients for the past 15 years. Prior to transitioning into financial services, Doug was in a senior executive role at a global technology firm where he was responsible for leading a team of 600 professionals. Doug has been recognized for multiple achievements during his financial career. He has achieved the Cabinet status from Advisors Financial Group (AFG). He was most honored to receive Everence’s exclusive President’s Stewardship Award given to an individual “who has demonstrated holistic stewardship practices in all areas of their lives as well as their vocation.” Doug is a proud Alumni of Penn State’s Smeal College of Business (Class of 1990).

What Doug says he loves most about his job:

“If I have to pick just one thing – it’s everything! The best I can do is narrow it down to three.

  1. I love our clients! They are inspiring, fun, and so committed to making a difference.
  2. I love the LifeGuide Team. I get to work with a team of super high-character individuals that selflessly move mountains for our clients and our company on a daily basis.
  3. I love the impact that we get to make through helping our clients succeed and supporting organizations through the LifeGuide Impact Fund.”

Outside of work:
Doug lives in Carlisle, PA, with his wife of 25 years, Geralyn, and their two children, Josh (currently attending Liberty University) and Sophie. They recently added Ellie into their home (an already spoiled Bernedoodle puppy). Doug and his family are long-time members of, and enjoy leading a small group at, The Meeting House Church in Carlisle.

His favorite organizations:

  • The Meeting House
  • New Life Community Church
  • Young Life
  • Brethren Housing Association
  • Project Share
  • Carlisle CARES

1 – Ramsey SmartVestor Pro™ (“Ramsey”, “the Promoter”) is not a current client of, an investor with, or affiliated in any way with LifeGuide Financial Advisors, LLC (“LifeGuide”). LifeGuide compensates Ramsey via a flat monthly fee for their SmartVestor Pro™ endorsement. The compensation the Promoter receives for these promotion services, as described above, creates a conflict of interest in that the Advisor is compensating the Promoter in exchange for promoting its services and ultimately recommending utilizing the Advisor’s investment advisory services. The compensation paid to the Promoter by LifeGuide is for the promotion services and for referring interested parties to the Advisor and covers any expenses for these efforts. There is no increase in the advisory fees a referred Client will pay to the Advisor as a result of the Promoter’s agreement with the Advisor.