Tim Woodward, CFP®, MBA

About Tim Woodward, CFP®, MBA

As both a Christian family and a blended family, we understand what it’s like to have been broken and then redeemed. That’s why we are on a mission to help restore and encourage the family unit through wealth planning. We also know that in a blended family, even when things are good, they are more complex. So, at Blend Wealth we aim to help organize and simplify your wealth building journey.

You deserve to feel confident in your future so that you can spend more time doing things that fulfill you. That’s why we partner with you to advise and manage your finances, so you can focus more on your family. We help guide you through accumulating wealth, protecting your wealthTi and ultimately transferring your wealth; all for HIS glory. From implementing charitable giving, to saving for your child’s education, to planning for vacations – we’re here to help blend it all together so you can achieve true wealth.

At Blend Wealth, we define true wealth as having deep, meaningful, relationships combined with the financial freedom to pour into those relationships. We take a collaborative approach to our process. We crunch the numbers, educate you and make recommendations for you and your family to consider. No jargon. No pressure. Just a straightforward approach that prioritizes communication and helps you get from where you are, to where you want to be, both relationally and financially.

Outside of work you will find me outdoors, doing CrossFit, serving at church and most importantly, spending quality time and staying active with my wife, Alexis, and our boys, Conner and Christian.

Read Tim’s blog here: https://www.blendwealth.com/blog

Ryan McCarty, CFP®

About Ryan McCarty, CFP®

I want to redefine what financial planning means to you and your family. You deserve accessible, relatable, financial services. You deserve an independent advisor that works for you and only you. A fee-only firm, McCarty Money Matters is proud to provide a no bias approach that focuses on your needs, desires, and expectations. No sales pitches and no quotas. You are our boss.

Whether it’s portfolio management, financial coaching, or comprehensive planning, you won’t be disappointed. No commissions, no-nonsense. You want to talk about your money so that you get the most from it so you can do the voodoo that you do so well. Plain and simple.

You and your family want to win with your money. What does winning look like to you? That’s the question you will uncover, and answer, working alongside McCarty Money Matters. Let’s raise a glass to the future and meet today.

Jay Lee, CFP®, CFA

About Jay Lee, CFP®, CFA

After almost two decades on Wall Street, Jay decided to follow his passion of helping like-minded working professionals and families achieve their financial goals.

With experience spanning across financial planning, investment research, portfolio construction, and alternative investments, Jay has extensive and diverse perspectives to help clients secure their financial futures. His client base has spanned the rising affluent to the ultra-high net worth.

Jay has been quoted in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Barron’s and has attained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) certifications, widely considered gold standards in financial planning and investment designations.

Kyle Kues, CFP®, MBA

About Kyle Kues, CFP®, MBA

I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Business Management. After a few years I moved to Germany and earned a MBA from Pforzheim University, and lived and worked in Berlin for a few years. For the last three and a half years, after moving back to the US, I have been a Financial Planner and now run Snowcap Financial.

Through Snowcap Financial I primarily serve young professionals and their families. We are planning for the long term together. Marriage, kids, buying a home, planning for college, etc. I am right there with you on this journey. I have run small businesses (including launching my own) and have worked for one of the 25 largest companies in the world helping to lead an international department.

I understand the challenges you face, and want to be a resource for you as you look to figure out what money means to you and how best to use it to do something meaningful in your life.

Jessica Kirwin, CFP®, MBA

About Jessica Kirwin, CFP®, MBA

Finances have always played an important role in my life, but I never knew it would become my passion. At 25, I quit my high-paying job and had to figure out how to facilitate my first rollover. Before entering the Peace Corps, I figured out how to defer my student loan. After our wedding, I researched where my husband and I could safely invest our money while we were abroad. This might sound like drudgery to some, but for me, they were stimulating challenges.

Over my life, I’ve bought and sold homes, moved across the country and globe. I worked for fortune 500 companies and small independent firms. This path eventually led me to acquire the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. I wanted to make a difference in the financial industry. “The percentage of women CFP® professionals has remained flat at 23% for at least a decade.” The requirements for obtaining the CFP® designation are high: countless hours of coursework, a 6-hour extensive exam, and 6,000 hours of professional experience.

I founded Kirwin Financial because, honestly, there are not enough fee-based financial planners focused on serving my demographic. My husband and I could have used a sounding board along the way.

Dan Herron, CFP®, CPA/PFS

About Dan Herron, CFP®, CPA/PFS

I founded Elemental Wealth Advisors because I believe everyone should have access to solid financial planning, period. No one should be turned away just because they don’t have a million-dollar portfolio or aren’t a higher income earner. Everyone, regardless of income or assets, has financial matters that they need to address. Our clients are those who are just starting to get their financial plans in order and who are eager to learn each step of the way!

We take an educational approach to the financial planning process and provide a means for everyone to construct and implement processes to achieve their financial goals. Together, we walk through and implement each aspect of YOUR financial plan. The financial services industry has made it difficult to see all investment costs and expenses. As a fee-only advisory firm, we believe in transparency. There are no hidden fees or surprises. We collaborate so that you will know what is going on every step of the way. This is how financial planning should be.

We work as fiduciaries, offering our clients support in every area of their personal financial lives. I’m also a CPA who looks at your whole picture including comprehensive tax planning. I earned my degree in Economics, and a Masters in Business and Portfolio Management. You’ll find me to be responsive, collaborative and down-to-earth.

When I’m not at the office, you’ll likely find me out running. I’m a Dad to an amazing furkid (below) and sometimes I even enjoy a real movie.
I look forward to connecting!

Hannah Szarszewski, CFP®, AFC®

About Hannah Szarszewski, CFP®, AFC®

Hannah Szarszewski is the founder and principal financial planner of Blue Mountain Financial Planning, LLC. She focuses on integrating financial coaching and education into the financial planning process. She has partnered with clients of all ages and various walks of life to help them achieve financial independence and live life to the fullest.

Hannah is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional and Accredited Financial Counselor® Practitioner. She has been awarded “Excellence in Financial Education” by the Society of Financial Service Professionals. She has a Bachelor of Science in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University, one of the most prestigious financial planning programs in the nation. Prior to starting her own firm, she worked with clients at different financial planning firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Before that, she worked as a financial coach with a volunteer organization concentrated on financial counseling, education, and improving financial literacy.

Outside of work, Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, reading, and visiting new coffee shops and bookstores.

Elliott Appel, CFP®, CLU®

About Elliott Appel, CFP®, CLU®, RLP®

Having spent the first decade of my career with a large wealth management firm in Seattle, I launched Kindness Financial Planning in 2021 to work with fewer clients and focus on widows, widowers, caregivers, and families affected by major health events.

Their stories resonate with me because my dad was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer on July 18, 2016. He has had brain radiation, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. We have navigated oncologists, surgeons, palliative care doctors, neurologists, endocrinologists, pain clinics, psychiatrists, social workers, pain clinics, nutritionists, and more.

Since then, I’ve been drawn to people going through similar situations. I enjoy our conversations, hearing what is important, and helping them navigate the uncertainty life throws at them.

Through these conversations, I have learned that when faced with loss and grief, brain fog usually takes over. What was once easy becomes challenging. Sometimes, only one person was involved in the financial decisions and the survivor needs another layer of support.

I meet people where they are, listen, and organize what needs to be done to build financial security. I help people make sense of what is urgent and what can wait. Together, we’ll do tax planning, review estate plans, build customized investment portfolios to create the income they need, and more. Then, I am with them every step of the way.

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seattle University. I hold the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation, Chartered Life Underwriter® designation, and I am a Registered Life Planner®.

Outside of work, you can find me playing tennis, running with my fiancée, biking, hiking, attempting to play the guitar, or cooking.

Jonathan Huss, CFP®

About Jonathan Huss, CFP®

Being the son of a CPA, I have always had a keen interest in finance. Along with my other two siblings, I spent a few tax seasons in my father’s office helping where I could and learning the basics of the tax universe. After my time at Virginia Tech, I spent 5 years in Northern Virginia in the hospitality industry, from country clubs to selling wine (fun!!). After the arrival of my first daughter, my wife, Emily, and I returned to our roots in Richmond. I joined his father at his firm in 2018 and made quick work of learning the financial planning world. My goal is to take the questions and stress out of my clients’ financial situation, so they can live the life they’ve always wanted. I believe that everyone should have access to a financial planner, whether they have substantial assets, or are just starting to save. You’ve got questions, the Hussmen have the answers!

Anne Marie Webster, CFP®

About Anne Marie Webster, CFP®

Well, hello there! I became an advisor in March of 2009 when the market was at its lowest in the financial crisis–and about to make a stunning rebound. (The clients I convinced to start investing in 2009 think I’m a genius now.) I graduated from Salem College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications which was a helpful degree to pursue considering what I do now. (Good job, 22-year-old self!) About ten years into my career as an advisor I earned the CFP® designation- an accomplishment of which I am very proud. I run my life on an excel spreadsheet and love nerding out to numbers, but my passion for this career lies in the relational and very human side of personal finance.

I’ve worked in both privately held and publicly traded financial firms large and small, but nothing compares to the joy of founding my own financial firm working with the clients of my choice. I live in Lewisville with my husband, three kiddos, two dogs, and a recording studio. We play and make a lot of music and are living proof that creatives can be great with money.