The Trust Builder's Team

Edward Dressel

President/Corporate Accounts Manager
Trust Builders

Edward Dressel is President and owner of Trust Builders, Inc. Ed has held various software development and marketing positions with the company since 1988. Ed’s vision is to help people retire confidently and successfully.

His flagship software product, The Retirement Analysis Kit (TRAK), is used by top producing advisors throughout the US. Ed pioneered the concept of Tax Wise Distribution strategy, a model for retirement income distribution, which helps people determine an accumulation strategy.

Ed is a sought-after speaker at MDRT, NAIFA and other leading retirement associations. Residing in Oregon, Ed volunteers with the local fire department and is an active member in his community.

As President and Manager of Corporate Accounts, Dressel manages sales and relationships with Broker-Dealers, Independent Financial Advisers, Registered Representatives, Rep Agencies and financial services companies like MetLife and The Hartford.

He may be contacted by phone (503-831-1111) or by email at

Trust Builders - Suzanne EversSuzanne Evers

Administrative Assistant
Trust Builders

Suzanne is the first person you meet at Trust Builders.  She handles the phones assisting clients, performs bookkeeping and payroll, assists with software registrations and maintaining the CRM system and general running of the office.  Prior to joining Trust Builders, Suzanne worked part time while raising her two children.  She spent over 10 years in the securities industry, working in trading rooms and as a registered sales assistant.

In her free time, Suzanne enjoys working out, cycling with her husband, reading and spending time with her family.

She may be contacted by phone (503-831-1111) or by email at

Tamera BirdTrust Builders - Tamera Bird

Sales and Customer Support
Trust Builders

Tamera is the newest member of our Trust Builders Team.  She enjoys talking on the phone with customers and is excited to be part of our Sales and Technical Support Team.  Prior to joining Trust Builders, Tamera worked for several years as a Legal Assistant in the area of criminal law.

Tamera is a life-long Oregonian who enjoys spending time at her vacation home on the Oregon Coast with her husband, three children and five grandchildren.  Her hobbies include fishing and crabbing at the coast, hunting, kayaking, swimming, gardening,  and volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children, and as Assistant Coach for the High School Swim Team.

She may be contacted by phone (503-831-1111) or by email at

Trust Builders-David 2David Black

Marketing and Customer Support
Trust Builders

Chances are you have spoken with David if you have called or emailed our support team.  He enjoys helping our customers get the most out of TRAK by resolving support issues and teaching several of our weekly webinars.  David also assists with maintaining the company website and digital marketing.

David spent the five years prior to Trust Builders working in West and North Africa.  Outside of work, he enjoys hiking with his wife, playing Legos and cars with his 2 boys, going on stroller walks with his twin girls and travelling to new places.

He may be contacted by phone (503-831-1111) or by email at

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Software Development
Trust Builders

Bob is Trust Builders lead software developer, helping design and implement new features in TRAK and troubleshooting programming issues.  Bob has a degree in Computer Engineering and has been programming for over 20 years and has worked for five years at Trust Builders.

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