Nicholas Rygiel, CFP®, Certified Digital Asset Advisor

About Nicholas Rygiel, CFP®, Certified Digital Asset Advisor

Nick graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering in 2004 (computer engineering and robotics). He served four years as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard the USS PORTER (DDG-78) and two years at the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) in Dahlgren, VA as a Naval Liaison Officer and Management Analyst (supporting the Littoral Combat Ship and Unmanned Vehicles training programs). After he transitioned out of the Navy, he worked for Deloitte Consulting (Strategy & Operations) in Arlington, VA prior to joining Merrill in October 2011. At Merrill, he was a Senior Financial Advisor until July 2022, when he left to form his own Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm called Ironclad Financial.

*Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Before engaging in the purchase or sale of options, investors should understand the nature of and extent of their rights and obligations and be aware of the risks involved in investing with options. Prior to buying or selling an option, clients must receive the options disclosure document Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. This document is available by contacting your Ironclad Financial Advisor.

*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S.

Tyler Hackenberg, CFP®, EA

About Tyler Hackenberg, CFP®, EA

As a Catholic, you look at money differently: it’s not your own but rather a gift from God to be used with prudent discernment.

And you need a financial advisor who views it the same way.

At Drexel Day Financial, you’ll receive financial advice from a faith-based, non-judgemental perspective – because I share your same values and can help you chart a course towards God’s future.

AUTHENTICALLY CATHOLIC – As a Catholic financial advisor, my passion is helping other Catholics eliminate financial barriers to living out their vocations. That’s why all of the services are aligned with the USCCB’s guidelines for investing your money morally.

INTO THE DEEP – How much easier would it be to answer God’s call if your finances were aligned with your spiritual goals? God is the ultimate planner, and my job is to help you discern and put that plan into action through structures that enable you “put out into the deep” and trust His providence.

Ginger Ames, CFP®, Enrolled Agent

About Ginger Ames, CFP®, Enrolled Agent, CDAA™

We all hear whispers within us. They might guide us to a new career, towards a creative peak, or away from something at odds with our values.

What we do with them is the bigger question. Ginger Ames founded Whisper Financial to help fellow creatives listen to their whispers and use the power of financial planning to express their creativity without financial limitations.

Ginger’s professional life has delved into the artistic and business worlds, working as a glassblower and property manager. As she listened to (and ignored) her whispers, she developed a keen understanding of how a financial plan can support and enable one to create more deeply and truly.

Jessy Gilger, CFP®

About Jessy Gilger, CFP®

Jessy has worked in the Financial Planning world since 2013 and brings extensive experience to his clients. He served for 3 years on the Board of Directors for the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

Working for large names in the financial world to boutique firms has made him realize his passion for helping young families like his to be able to feel the freedom in their finances.

He works to deepen personal relationships with clients, ultimately connecting their life to their finances. He believes in helping people pursue what matters most to them, and enjoys being the behind-the-scenes nerd to get them there. From budgeting to taxes to goals, Jessy doesn’t skip a beat in looking at the whole picture.

David Fowler, CFP®, ChFC®

About David Fowler, CFP®, ChFC®

Hi, I’m David Fowler – the founder of High Mountain Financial Coaching, a virtual fee-only financial planning & investment management firm. HMFC is a Registered Investment Advisory firm located in New Jersey, and with the use of modern technology able to serve clients across the entire United States.

With over 15 years of experience in financial services, I started HMFC with the goal of making fee-only advice from a fiduciary available to everyone – regardless of how much or how little they may have accumulated (so far).

ABOUT HMFC

High Mountain Financial Coaching exists to help people live purposeful, passionate, adventure filled lives – both today and tomorrow.

Our Mission – To guide individuals and families to building a life they love – through coaching, education, and planning.

WHO I SERVE

As an avid outdoorsman (I love hiking/backpacking & trail running) and entrepreneur, I enjoy working with people who have an affinity for the Great Outdoors and/or are dealing with the many challenges of owing a business. With that in mind, I work with:

• Outdoor Industry Professionals
• Outdoor Enthusiasts
• Solopreneurs

If you love being outdoors, work outdoors, or work for yourself – you are in the right place and have found your planner!

Book a complimentary meeting to see how we can collaborate and achieve your goals at https://www.highmountainfinancial.com/free-consultation

HOW I HELP

• I help you to discover and build a plan to have freedom – money freedom, time freedom, and mental freedom
• I help you identify and eliminate any gambling or speculating that may be occurring with your investments
• I simplify the planning process – breaking your planning to actionable attainable steps

CERTIFICATIONS & QUALIFICATIONS

• I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
• I have earned the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designation
• I am currently pursuing the Certified Kingdom Advisor® (CKA®) designation
• I am independent
• I am a Fee-Only financial planner
• I am a Fiduciary

NEXT STEPS

• Learn more on the HMFC website – https://www.highmountainfinancial.com/
• Book a 30 minute conversation on my calendar – https://www.highmountainfinancial.com/free-consultation
• send me an email – dfowler@highmountainfinancial.com

Ryan Greiser, CFP®

About Ryan Greiser, CFP®

Opulus is a fee-only financial planner located in Doylestown, Pa. As a financial advisor, we offer investment management, crypto asset management, and financial planning. We offer our services locally and 100% virtually.

We’re here to keep things simple. Our goal is to help you become financially independent by aligning your investments with your values, reduce your tax liability, and intelligently eliminate your debt.

Listen to Ryan’s podcast here: https://www.opulus.us/podcast

Steven Smith, CFP®, JD

About Steven Smith, CFP®, JD

Steve’s introduction to financial planning came at a difficult time. A death in the family led to a number of unresolved financial issues. He volunteered to try and untangle what turned out to be a complex situation, drawing on his background as an attorney and a long-held interest in finance. He didn’t know what to expect, but what he found was unexpected: While managing his family’s situation, he also learned how to act as a financial steward—and about the importance of an evidence-based approach to investing.

That experience led Steve to a realization: He wanted to help others pursue their own financial success—and help them avoid the kinds of financial challenges that can occur without a proper plan in place. Steve became a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in 2003 and since then has worked to help people build sustainable plans to pursue their financial goals.

Steve has worked with professionals, families, and business owners to plan successfully for their future for more than two decades. For over 25 years, he has served as a board member of numerous non-profits. In addition to his financial planning expertise, Steve has accumulated extensive experience that enriches his financial services, including:

Practicing as an attorney focusing on business and commercial matters, estate planning, succession planning and probate
Starting, operating and selling his own businesses
Acting as a professional fiduciary including asset management and disposition, portfolio management, accounting and tax preparation.
By helping to educate you on your financial options and how they relate to your financial lifestyle, Steve designed RightPath™ Investments & Financial Planning to put you in control. He also places a strong emphasis on on-going expert advice, guidance and review. That way, both you and RightPath understand your continuing—and changing—needs. Steve also believes that, over time, that “educate and review” approach helps you to gain confidence in your decision-making and trust in RightPath’s services. He looks forward to helping you with your wealth management needs.

Education: BA in economics, Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; JD, University of Maine School of Law.
Professional designations: Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Steve has held NASD Series 6 and 63 licenses and is a member of the Bars of Maine, Massachusetts, and Colorado.

CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® and are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Read Steven’s blog here: https://www.rightpathinvestments.com/news-resources/blog/

Jonathan Kiehl, CFP®, CKA

About Jonathan Kiehl, CFP®, CKA

Jonathan spent over a decade working on time machines for Rolex Watch, USA before entering the financial services industry in 2015. Serving as Rolex’s technical instructor allowed him to develop analytical skills, an eye for detail and a passion to educate: all skills he now enjoys applying to his clients’ financial plans.
After several years working at a fee-only, RIA, Jonathan founded EVENKIEHL, LLC to specialize in tax-efficient planning and investing through a personalized approach aimed at providing peace of mind and clarity.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Jonathan is dedicated to maintaining a high standard of education. In addition to being a CFP®, he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College and his MBA in Personal Financial Planning from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Jonathan met his wife Katelyn as a result of a self-supported bicycle “bikepacking” trip across the United States. They now use their home in Lancaster, PA as a launch pad for their next adventures and enjoy sharing their love of the outdoors, food and travel with their three energetic boys, Talbott, Pierson and William.

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!