Tom Poltersdorf Jr., CFP®, CEPA®

About Tom Poltersdorf Jr., CFP®, CEPA®

Tom Poltersdorf Jr. is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional (CFP) and a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) specializing in working with business owners in the Central Pennsylvania area & virtually throughout the US. My experience and certifications not only provide me with the expertise to advise on the personal side of financial planning but also on an owner’s greatest asset, their business.

Scott Sturgeon, CFP®, JD

About Scott Sturgeon, CFP®, JD, MBA

Scott Sturgeon is the Founder and Senior Wealth Advisor at Oread Wealth Partners. An industry veteran having held a variety of roles in the wealth management and financial planning space, Scott helps clients navigate their financial lives and helps them attain the things most important to them. Whether it be tax planning, risk mitigation, cash flow and business equity analysis, estate planning or investing, Scott is able to provide value to clients encompassing a variety of planning areas.

Scott received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, as well as a law degree and MBA from The University of Missouri – Kansas City. Scott is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ® professional.

In his free time, Scott loves spending time with his wife Jenny, daughter Scarlett and Mini-Australian Shepherd Birdie. An avid outdoorsman, Scott enjoys fishing, hiking, traveling, and rooting for the Kansas Jayhawks. Scott is also actively involved in the charitable community of the greater Kansas City area by volunteering with The Alzheimer’s Association’s Heart of America Chapter in Kansas City and by currently sitting on the Board of Directors for The Front Porch Alliance.

Andrew Bernell, CFP®, JD

About Andrew Bernell, CFP®, JD, CPA

I am Andrew and I am the founder of Century Park Wealth Management. I am a Certified Financial Planner, a CPA, and former attorney. I specialize in helping working professionals achieve their financial goals.

If you are retiring or nearing retirement, we’ll help you make sure your investments will last through your retired years. We’ll help you make social security and Medicare decisions. And your investments and other income in retirement will be balanced again your spending expectations, so you can live the life you’ve always wanted.

If you are a working Gen X professional, we can help you get your investments organized. If you need help with stock options (NQSO, ISO or RSU’s, we can help you with those).

If you are a business owner, your retirement planning options are broad. SEP IRA’s, defined benefit/pension plans, or Solo 401(k)’s, or a combination of the above.

Fees depend on your needs, whether you need investment management or on-going financial planning to grow your wealth.

Check out our website to learn more: https://www.centuryparkwm.com/

Mike Turi, CFP®, APMA®

About Mike Turi, CFP®, APMA®

After spending the better part of the last 10 years serving clients on a small wealth management team responsible for over $100 million in assets, I started Upbeat Wealth because true financial planning goes beyond just overseeing a client’s investment portfolio. Through a transparent fee-only structure and client service model, I help clients navigate important topics such as small business retirement planning and tax optimization, real estate investment analysis, and young family financial planning.

Upbeat Wealth is a firm providing insightful financial planning aimed toward maximizing the financial potential of our entrepreneurs, small business owners, real estate professionals, and young families. As an independent, planning-oriented firm acting in a fiduciary capacity, I guarantee that the clients’ best interests come first. And as someone who is passionate about my local community, it is my honor to serve those that are the bedrock of what makes our neighborhoods so special – our innovators, creators, and go-getters that bring us together and push us forward. My goal is to provide them with financial guidance, confidence, and resources so that they can focus on the things that excite and drive them.

Here to answer the questions that really keep you up at night, let Upbeat Wealth bring clarity to your entire financial picture.

Jay Zigmont, CFP®, PhD

About Jay Zigmont, CFP®, PhD

My mission in life is to help people to learn how to live their best life and achieve financial freedom.

As many others, I grew up in a home where we were always struggling to make ends meet. My parents worked hard but yet it seemed to always be feast or famine in the house. It wasn’t because we did anything wrong, it was just the only thing we knew to do. If we wanted more, we had to work more. We worked hard for our money, and it was gone just as fast at it came in.

Decades later, I learned how debt can ruin your life, and that there was a way to make your money work for you. Now my wife and I live debt free, have investments, and live a life of financial freedom that is a luxury to most.

Now I’m on a mission to help others.

My wife and I are Childfree. We know the challenges and how things are different. We’ve been BINGO’d more times than we can count. I know you have a different set of values than most, and those need to be respected.

I’ve spent my life learning about how to help people learn better. I have a PhD in Adult Learning from the University of Connecticut. That is just a fancy way of saying that I have worked hard to become an expert in both learning and how to help others learn. I have used those skills to coach both individuals and businesses over the past decade. Depending on what is needed, I’m a life coach, executive coach, financial coach and/or whatever the learner needs.

I am also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Becoming a CFP® professional is a rigorous process that includes four Es: Education (minimum of a Bachelors Degree), Experience (minimum of 6000 hours), Examination and Ethics. The result is that I have broad training in the areas of Comprehensive Financial Planning: Financial Planning, Insurance Planning & Risk Management, Investment Planning, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits, and Estate Planning.

Being a CFP® professional also means I am held to a Fiduciary Standard. The Fiduciary Standard means I MUST put your financial interests ahead of my own. To this end, I am also an Advice-Only and Fee-Only CFP® Professional. Fee-Only means the only way I get paid is from you. I don’t get commissions from anyone or any incentives to sell you products. That means if I make a recommendation it is because I believe it is best for you, not for me. Advice-Only means you pay me for my time and advice, I help you learn, and you manage your own finances (including investing).

Jenna VanLeeuwen, CFP®

About Jenna VanLeeuwen, CFP®

As my MeeMaw says, my family knows how to squeeze a penny until it breaks. However, as an adult, I’ve learned that being good with money goes far beyond frugality.

Since then, I’ve learned true wealth is about using your resources — money, time, energy — to live with a sense of purpose and possibility. There’s a rare kind of magic in feeling like you have the skills and financial security to live according to your priorities. I want the same for you.

Whether it’s taking that dream trip, working less so you can spend more time with your family, or scaling up your business to impact more people, we’re here to help you make it happen.

Matthew Williams, CFP®, RICP

About Matthew Williams, CFP®, RICP, CExP, CASL

Matt developed a passion for the financial services industry as a client of the industry. His unique perspective of being a client is an essential part of Matt’s success, as he can easily see things from the client’s point of view.

Matt received a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. After spending the early part of his career as a Professional Engineer designing land development projects, Matt developed the calling to help others learn and develop the best practices around money that have benefited he and his family. His mission is to help his clients bring their futures into the present so they can make informed and educated decisions around their money.

Outside the office, Matt spends much of his time with his daughter and wife. He is an active steward at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church. Matt enjoys golf, biking, reading, and spending time with friends.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe”

– Abraham Lincoln

Joe Bautista, CFP®

About Joe Bautista, CFP®

Joe Bautista grew up in Sandy, Oregon, and is the son of two blue-collar parents. He also has two sisters that are entrepreneurs themselves.

At 18, he joined the United States Marine Corps as a Supply Administrator and served 7 years, while being stationed in Kaneohe Bay, HI, Okinawa, Japan, Al Asad, Iraq, and Portland, Oregon.

Joe Bautista has always had a passion for numbers and money. He saw that his parents struggled with money and thought it was from a lack of knowledge and available resources to improve their financial situation in the 1990s. After moving to Washington, DC in 2012 and meeting other first and second-generation Latinos dealing with the same issue, he decided to become a financial planner.

In 2015, Joe Bautista began his financial planning career at a national company that was a Broker-Dealer and Registered Investment Advisory Firm. After studying the history of financial advisors and learning about the industry, he noticed that the old model was outdated. So he decided to open up his own virtual financial planning firm that utilizes the subscription model to help him focus on young professionals with income minimal investable assets to manage. This allows him to live in Latin America so he can finish his goal of learning Spanish.

He is also the author of More You Know, More You Grow, and Your Daily Cup of Joe, and is currently in an MBA program at Syracuse University. He also has two bachelor’s degrees in Public Health and Economics.

Read Joe’s blog here: https://growwithjoe.me/blog-list/

Timothy Sample, CFP®, MBA

About Timothy Sample, CFP®, MBA

“I walk this life with integrity and humility. With a focus on all-encompassing gratitude, I seek to leave a legacy of generosity and truth to all that enter my life”

I have a deep passion for entrepreneurship, real estate, and personal wealth management. Through my own financial endeavors, I have been an active equity investor for over 25 years and a real estate investor for over 20 years. My interest in personal finance led me to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional.

In 2019, I founded Sample Financial Solutions. SFS was established to assist families with their financial goals, build wealth specializing in small business owners and real estate investors. As an independent, fee-only fiduciary financial planner your interests are always put first.

Prior to founding SFS, I had a corporate career working for a fortune 500 company as a Credit Risk Manager. Working as Credit Risk Manager, I had the opportunity to work extensively with small business owners building relationships, reviewing businesses, and extending credit. During this time, I also obtained an MBA with a focus in finance and accounting.

Born in Oregon but spending most of my childhood in California, I moved to Colorado while in high school. Colorado is my home today. I attended the University of Denver for my undergraduate degree in biology, University of Colorado for my master’s degree biomedical sciences, and Regis University for my MBA.

Happily married for the last eight years, I have the privilege of raising two wonderful little girls. In my free time, I serve as a Team Lead for The Dad’s Edge Alliance, play golf, hike, and am actively continuing my weight-loss journey. Currently, I am down 126 pounds from my peak weight, with another forty pounds to go.

May Jiang, CFP®, CPA

About May Jiang, CFP®, CPA

Having worked and consulted for businesses of all sizes for almost 20 years, it is my passion to guide and support small businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals in pursuit of secure financial futures and peace of mind.

As an experienced CPA and CFP®, I work with clients as their trusted advisor in a way that extends beyond the traditional compliance work—keeping the books straight and filing taxes. Taking a proactive approach, I closely engage with clients to provide a multitude of value-adding activities:

-Improving client understanding of financial information
-Modeling “what if” scenarios to help clients consider implications of management decisions
-Assisting clients with business assessment to analyze strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities, followed by development of comprehensive action plans to help clients achieve desired future outcomes
-Translating client’s vision of the future into day-to-day activities and monitoring associated key performance indicators
-Helping clients design ideal retirement plans, employee benefit plans, risk protection plans, and investment plans

I believe my work helps small business owners achieve sustainable success by fostering an environment of continuous improvement in an ever-changing marketplace.

Small business owners like to have control of their time, money, and energy. They create value beyond profit–they also create legacies for themselves, their families, and communities through their creativity, work ethics, and tenacity.

It brings me great joy and a sense of fulfillment to be able to make a difference in the lives of others and help clients succeed!