My wife Mia and I met when they were students at the University of Missouri and have been married for over 25 years.  Together, we have three children- Anthony, Nikolas and Sophia.  Anthony is currently a junior at our alma mater, The University of Missouri - Columbia and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.  Nikolas is a junior at Lafayette High School and he and I enjoy hunting together.  Sophia is a sixth grader at Kirk Day Scool.  Sophia's passion is competing in English horse-back riding competitions and playing basketball.   With three children and two dogs, our household is very busy and we enjoy attending all the events.  As a family, we are parishioners at St. Alban Roe in Chesterfield.

As a founding member and former President of the Chesterfield Football Association, I helped lead and grow the program to be the largest youth football program in the Midwest.  Both Anthony and Nikolas participated in the program and I continue to sit on the Board of Directors.

The University of Missouri-Columbia is very important to me and I have the privilege of being a member of the Davenport Society of the Trulaske College of Business and have been asked to be a visiting professor many times for various business and finance classes.  I am also a member of the Jefferson Club and the Tiger Scholarship Fund.

In my free time, I am an avid big game hunter and I am passionate about cheering on the Mizzou Tigers as often as I can!

The Zara Group

James A Zara, CLU®, ChFC®
Wealth Management Advisor

The Zara Group


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