Matthew Hodges, CFP®, CFA

About Matthew Hodges, CFP®, CFA

I began my career in the financial services industry nearly ten years ago. Prior to founding Dreamfield Planning Group, I served as an associate wealth management advisor at Sconset Wealth Management—an advisory practice nested in the downtown Boston office of Northwestern Mutual—where I developed financial plans and managed investment assets. In a preceding role in the same office, I led an internal business unit providing investment consulting services to multiple financial advisors representing more than $200 million of assets under management (AUM).

Previous to that, I served as an associate financial advisor at a Foxborough, Massachusetts financial planning practice and as a research analyst at a Cambridge, Massachusetts public policy research firm. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in History from Hendrix College and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University. I am both a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a CFA Charterholder, and also hold the Retirement Income Certified Professional and Wealth Management Certified Professional designations from the American College of Financial Services.

I have lived for many years in Milton, Massachusetts with my wife Allie and our son Ben. In my spare time, I enjoy travel, reading, playing guitar, and taking long walks with the family dogs, Pedey and Louie.

Michael Shea, CFP®, EA

About Michael Shea, CFP®, EA

Michael is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and enrolled agent. Michael’s practice is focused on serving high net worth individuals, executives, and business owners with their financial planning, investment, and tax matters. As an enrolled agent and has unlimited practice rights in representing clients with their tax matters before the IRS.

Michael has a B.B.A. in Finance from Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business. Michael obtained his certificate in financial planning from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. He previously served as a board member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). He is a series 65 licensed Investment Adviser Representative and always acts in his client’s best interest by adhering to the fiduciary standard.

 

Read Michael’s blog here: https://trueequitywealth.com/blog/.

Alexis Woodward, CFP®

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 wealth 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 active outdoors, serving at our church and spending quality time with my husband and stepsons, Conner and Christian.

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

Eric Figueroa, CFP®

About Eric Figueroa, CFP®

Hi! I founded Hesperian Wealth to democratize access to great financial advice. No matter what stage of life you’re in or how much you have to invest, I can empower you to take control of your financial destiny. And through SRI/ESG investing, I can show you how to save toward your financial goals while supporting the issues important to you—in ways that can bring about real change.

My commitment to making an impact goes beyond the portfolio. I offer free financial planning each year to members of my community who can’t afford it. And I extend my clients’ reach by donating 10% of the fees I charge on impact portfolios to organizations working tirelessly toward a more sustainable world.

A little about me: Besides my interest in everything investing and financial planning, I enjoy playing guitar, spending time with my young daughter, and in normal times, traveling the world (schedule and COVID-19 permitting!). We especially love to visit the Pacific Northwest given my wife’s fascination with killer whales. I call California’s Gold Country my home and love being close to the wine country and beautiful vistas of the Sierra Foothills.

CREDENTIALS

I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, or CFP®, a designation that certifies I have met rigorous education, experience, and examination requirements and have made a commitment to CFP Board’s code of ethics.

EXPERIENCE

Hi! I founded Hesperian Wealth to democratize access to great financial advice. No matter what stage of life you’re in or how much you have to invest, I can empower you to take control of your financial destiny. And through SRI/ESG investing, I can show you how to save toward your financial goals while supporting the issues important to you—in ways that can bring about real change.

My commitment to making an impact goes beyond the portfolio. I offer free financial planning each year to members of my community who can’t afford it. And I extend my clients’ reach by donating 10% of the fees I charge on impact portfolios to organizations working tirelessly toward a more sustainable world.

A little about me: Besides my interest in everything investing and financial planning, I enjoy playing guitar, spending time with my young daughter, and in normal times, traveling the world (schedule and COVID-19 permitting!). We especially love to visit the Pacific Northwest given my wife’s fascination with killer whales. I call California’s Gold Country my home and love being close to the wine country and beautiful vistas of the Sierra Foothills.

CREDENTIALS

I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, or CFP®, a designation that certifies I have met rigorous education, experience, and examination requirements and have made a commitment to CFP Board’s code of ethics.

EXPERIENCE

Before starting Hesperian, I was a vice president at a worldwide asset management network and large wealth management firm. I helped manage their professionals-only research service, guiding other financial advisors as a research consultant. Advisors both inside the firm and across the country relied on me as a trusted resource on sustainable investing, investment selection, portfolio management, and client communication. Now I apply my expertise in the service of my own clients.

EDUCATION

Executive Certificate in Financial Planning—Santa Clara University (2018)

Masters in International Business—Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (2013)

Masters in Business Administration—San Francisco State University (2012)

Graduate Degree in Business Administration—Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (2011)

Bachelor of Arts in Cinema—San Francisco State University (2008)

AFFILIATIONS

I am a member of the XY Planning Network, an association of independent investment advisors, and the Northern California Chapter of the Financial Planning Association, a nationwide professional organization for financial planners. I am also a member of NAPFA, the leading association of fee-only financial advisors. NAPFA-affiliated advisors take an oath to maintain the highest level of competency and place their clients’ interests first.

 

Read Eric’s blog here: https://hesperianwealth.com/the-impactful-blog/

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

David E. Barfield, CFP®

About David E. Barfield, CFP®

I’m a fee-only, fiduciary financial planner and former career technology professional. I specialize in working with tech professionals, engineers, do-it-yourself investors, and data-driven researchers like myself.

After twenty years in the tech industry and achieving the financial freedom my wife and I had been working and planning for, I found myself looking for two things: a financial advisor to look over my shoulder and give me a second opinion, and a passion to pursue for the next twenty years in “retirement.” But here’s the problem…every advisor I called wanted to know how much money we had to invest, and they all wanted to charge us a percentage of those assets for “financial planning.” (NOTE: Obviously, I did not know about the XY Planning Network and this up-and-coming movement of retainer-based planners at that time). That didn’t really sound like financial planning to me. It sounded like investment management, which was the one thing I didn’t need help with. I needed all the other stuff, like a comprehensive view of our financial life to make sure we didn’t have any gaps that could derail our plans. And I certainly did not want to pay for that type of financial advice by having the price of a new car withdrawn from our investment accounts every year to pay the 1% fee. That just seemed out of line with what I was looking for. So, I spent the next five years researching (as tech professionals tend to do) all things financial planning. In the process, I became a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional and discovered the passion I would pursue over the second half of my professional life.

So, what I do today is provide simple, straightforward, data-driven financial advice to analytical, detail-oriented folks like myself, and I use a transparent upfront planning fee and monthly retainer pricing model that doesn’t fluctuate based on investable assets.

I love what I do, which is helping early and mid-career tech professionals and engineers plan for and achieve financial freedom…it’s more like a hobby than a job.

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.

Justin Bolmgren, CFP®

About Justin Bolmgren, CFP®

Justin founded Bolmgren Retireplan in 2013 after a decade of financial planning and executive management experience. He specializes in retirement planning for individuals that work for large & small corporations, business owners and financial planning for families early to middle in their working careers. He is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in Finance and makes it riority to further his industry education. Those activities include achieving the renowned Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification. Justin has also been awarded on the worlds most respected insurance expertise designations; the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU).

Ryan Townsley, CFP®

About Ryan Townsley, CFP®

I got into this business to help people, and I started my own firm so I could do a better job helping them. I love what I do, and put my heart and soul into serving my clients as if they were my own family. My firm specializes specialize in helping Engineering, Science, and Energy professionals who are analytical, love details, and have higher standards and expectations for their financial advisor. I am a fee-only, fiduciary, and comprehensive financial planner who is truly looking forward to the opportunity to help you and your family. I am a Navy Veteran, husband of 18 years, and father to a wonderful daughter.

Andrew Dressel, CFP®, APMA®

About Andrew Dressel, CFP®, APMA®, CRPC®

Hi! I’m Andrew Dressel, and I’m a Financial Planner with Abundo Wealth. We do things very differently here at Abundo. Our motto is ‘minimize fees, maximize life.’ We want to help you live your best life all while being smart and strategic with your money. We believe that transparent pricing, low-cost investing, and access to the best financial planning technology on the market is what every client deserves.

We specialize in working with young, successful professionals who love to travel. Included in our financial planning services is a robust travel service where we help clients save money on flights, hotels and all things related to travel by finding flight deals and using credit card points and airline miles effectively.

We charge a flat monthly subscription for our service and nothing more. After that, it’s our job to work to try to save you money wherever we can while helping you accomplish your financial goals. You will never have to worry about any hidden costs, commissions, or kickbacks. Everything is transparent and we believe this is the only way to provide truly conflict-free advice.

If you would like to learn more about how the Abundo team can help you, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are always friendly and more than willing to have a free consultation to learn more about you and see if we would be a good fit to work together.