I was born and raised in Queens, NY.  My parents, immigrants from Colombia and Peru, always instilled a strong work ethic, desire for education and tremendous sense of adventure.

This sense of adventure gives me a great appreciation for life. During the winter, I am an enthusiastic snowboarder, going away almost every weekend to improve my freestyle tricks.  I love the speed and the challenge, though my “age” advises me against it. The rest of the year, I spend most of my personal time on the Gold Coast of Long Island playing golf and learning how to sail. When I am relaxing, I enjoy reading books on philosophy, listening to the blues and getting together with friends and family.

Most importantly, I am married to Andrea, with whom I have been for over 8 years.  In 2016, we had the pleasure and joy of introducing to the world our son, Ford Alexander. In 2017, we also had the pleasure and joy of introducing to the world our baby girl, Kennedy Jade.






Nicholas A LLerena, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CFP®, AEP®
Wealth Management Advisor

Strategic Planning Associates


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