Mel Sweat


Mel Sweat


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Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

my first wife passed away at age 34, leaving me with three young kids. Fortunately, I had life insurance and investments to help at that time. I believe everyone needs to prepare for the inevitable. I’m passionate about helping my members determine their financial goals. We work together to create a plan based on their unique needs and desires.

I serve members in…

Tooele County and throughout Utah. I have members in Salt Lake City, West Jordan, South Jordan, Herriman, West Valley City, Magna, and as far away as Blanding. I also am licensed in Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.

I can help you plan for life using a variety of tools, including…

life insurance, annuities and mutual funds.

I enjoy working with…

all people. My story includes someone helping me at a young age, so I especially like working with young families. I'm also passionate about working with small-business owners and individuals approaching retirement. I like to teach people the differences between term life, universal life and whole life insurance. When we talk about retirement, I enjoy helping people under understand 401(k) plans and IRA options.

I attended…

Utah State University in Logan, Utah. I also served as a missionary in Taiwan for two years.

I am very proud of…

the awards and recognition I've received with Modern Woodmen, Rotary and BNI. My favorite is being named my region's Fraternalist of the Year in 2015. I love service, and I'm a past president of the Tooele Valley Rotary Club.

Before Modern Woodmen, I…

worked in retail for 18 years and owned my own ice cream parlor for three years. I have also held various sales jobs, none of which were as personally satisfying as helping people plan for the future. All of my previous jobs have made me who I am and made it possible for me to help people of all walks of life.

I chose Modern Woodmen because…

I felt like it mirrored my ethics. I wanted to help people financially, but that wasn't all. I also wanted to make an impact on my community. Through our fraternal programs and benefits, I can support the community and give back to members in many ways.

The best part of my career is…

helping my members. It's great to help them protect their families while planning for their future and retirement. Each member truly becomes my friend, not just a "client."

A favorite moment in my career was when…

I was sitting at the table with a young family and the dad's lightbulb came on, realizing how important planning is. He said he didn't need life insurance on his wife because she was "just a stay-at-home mom" and didn't provide income. I explained my history, how my wife died at 34, and what a game-changer it was to know that I had the money to continue to take care of my family on my terms.


I love the fact that I can make a difference in people's lives every day and help them secure their futures.

“"Treat others as you want to be treated," and "If you do the right things for the right reasons, everyone will be blessed."”
At home

At home

At home

My life outside of work

My family includes…

my wife, Andrea, and seven kids. We are like the Brady Bunch. I have three boys, and she has one boy and two girls (all young adults now). Plus, we share a son.

In my free time, you can find me…

with my family, working or playing. We love to be outdoors, including hunting, fishing, hiking, rock-hounding and camping. My family went camping in our trailer 16 weekends last year and 16 the year before. Most weekends were at places without hookups. It's nice to get away from the crazy life we've created and relax and enjoy family time.

I’m passionate about…

service, my family, church and community. I'm very involved in my community. I'm often asked, "Who do you know that can help me with_____?" I love to connect people with others. I say, "If I don't have a guy, I have a guy that has a guy." I like being known as a person who has contacts and connections and likes to help others connect in a mutually beneficial way.

My greatest blessing is…

my wife and the support she is to me. She has been with me through many good and bad times.

My personal motto is…

"Treat others as you want to be treated," and "If you do the right things for the right reasons, everyone will be blessed."

My hidden talent is…

cooking. I enjoy creating new dishes. My family calls them "creations." My mom taught me to love cooking and how to create food from taste.


My favorite times are spent camping with family and friends. This is my "therapy time." There's something about nature that's grounding and therapeutic.

Community impact

In the community

In the community

My local community impact

I have lived in my community…

since 1998, and I've been active in the Chamber of Commerce most of that time. I've also belonged in Rotary since 2012. I love community involvement and the good we do. Often, Modern Woodmen and Rotary team up on projects to make a bigger impact.

What I like best about my community is…

the sense of community. I love how everyone is welcome, and they wave at you when you walk or drive down the street. In a small town, one can really make a difference.

I’m a member of…

the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Tooele Valley Rotary Club, the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce and BNI.

My favorite volunteer activities are…

hands-on projects, so I can see the results and feel "tired" afterward. I want to always include my family in service, so they learn to serve.

It’s very important to me to support my community. My favorite Modern Woodmen programs are:

enjoying social and educational opportunities with my local Modern Woodmen chapter.

My favorite memory from a fraternal event is…

a chapter barbecue. It was great to watch members play in bubble balls, socialize and eat. Everyone had fun, and the best part is they're asking to do it again!


I enjoy helping with fundraisers. It's great to see an organization work hard and have their cause rewarded. I feel great pleasure because I know I'm making a difference.

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We can help you review your needs and plan for your financial future throughout life. (Learn more about Modern Woodmen's Planning for Life system and products.) Because Modern Woodmen is a fraternal financial services organization, we can also explore the benefits of being a member.

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