Our founder

Gary Nowitzke
Gary Nowitzke established Lotus Financial Services nearly twenty years ago. As a lifelong professional educator, Gary maintains a passion for educating his clients and helping them to plan their financial future.


  • Born in Trenton, MI and grew up on a dairy farm in Carleton, MI
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in math (EMU)
  • Master of Science degree in Secondary Curriculum (EMU)
  • Educational Doctorate (Ed. D.) in Administration (University of Toledo)
  • Taught in the public school system for 28 years, currently a part-time professor in the College of Education, University of Michigan


  • Marquis Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
  • Michigan High School Athletic Association recognition for 30 years of officiating
  • Monroe County 4-H 20 year leader award


  • St. Patrick Church
  • Education Plus Credit Union Board of Directors
  • Monroe County Officials Association