Matt Stebnicki, CFP®, MBA

About Matt Stebnicki, CFP®, MBA

Matt Stebnicki, MBA, CFP® serves as the Founder, Owner and Principal Officer of Stebnicki Financial Planning LLC. His passion is helping his clients make smart financial decisions that will help them reach their life goals. Matt has been been practicing financial planning for over 20 years. He was an Associate with Standard & Poor’s and held management positions at several Bay Area Tech Companies. Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cornell University in 1998 and earned an MBA with a focus in Finance from Duke University in 2004. Matt is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a fiduciary, which means he will always puts his client’s interests first.

Curtis Crossland, CFP®, MBA

About Curtis Crossland, CFP®, MBA, EA

I’m a Phoenix native and spent over 10 years working for large wealth management firms.

I have the heart of a teacher, and a strong commitment to lifetime learning. I’m also obsessed with finances.

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University, and my Master of Business Administration with Finance Emphasis from Grand Canyon University.

I became an independent advisor because I want to help people do these better:
Build a Smarter Retirement
Tax Plan
Invest Wisely

When I’m not helping folks create their perfect plan, I’m out on an adventure with my wife and our 3 boys, chasing down the perfect craft barbecue, enjoying a weekend of football, or reading a good old fashioned book.

I’d love to get to know you, and learn how I can help you master your financial journey!

Christopher Urban, CFP®, RICP®

About Christopher Urban, CFP®, RICP®

Life-centered personal financial planning for retirees (or soon-to-be retirees). Focused first on your life, goals, values and purpose and then on your wealth. Core areas of focus include healthcare planning, tax planning and investment management. Working with clients locally in the Washington D.C. Metro Area and around the country. Live in Fairfax County, VA with wife Lauren and daughter Avery. Huge golf and college football fan.

Chris has spent 20 years in the financial services industry in a variety of roles, including in the Capital Markets and Investor Services divisions at a large institutional firm in Boston, MA and Los Angeles, CA. For the last several years, Chris was a Wealth Advisor with a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in Northern Virginia. Chris is a Certified Financial Planner Practitioner (CFP®) and a Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bentley University and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University.

Zack Swad, CFP®, CWS®

About Zack Swad, CFP®, CWS®, BFA™, AWMA®, AAMS®

Swad Wealth Management specializes in retirement planning for people age 50+. On the surface level, I help people with their financial planning and investment management needs.

But, in a way, retirement planning is kind of dumb.. At the least the way that most advisors do it right now. The idea of waiting until some arbitrary age to pursue your true passions and enjoy life while stopping all meaningful work all at the same time doesn’t really make sense.

That’s why I’m different. I guide people through a process to help them get crystal clear on their vision of their most ideal life. We determine what might get in the way and find solutions to those things. Then, and only then, do I create a financial plan that is specific to them and has those hopes, dreams, and goals as the foundation of their plan. I want a plan that will help impact their lives for the better today while still preparing for tomorrow.

People usually come to me because they feel burnt out at their jobs or business or because they are getting near retirement and are anxious about it, both for financial reasons and personal reasons such as social connections. They’re typically very successful and have grown their wealth and made a lot of good financial decisions. However, they are concerned about making a big change because of the money and because a big change can be quite daunting. At the same time, because their lives are so busy and hectic, they don’t have the bandwidth or energy to figure it all out on their own.

I started Swad Wealth Management because I want people to feel financially confident so they can live their most ideal lives, their “dream retirement” so to speak, sooner rather than later.

I always encourage people to check out my eBook, “15 Retirement Planning Tips for People Age 50+,” which can be downloaded for free on my website: www.swadwealth.com.

I started this company after being with a Fortune 500 brokerage firm for the past almost 11 years. Before I left, I managed a practice of around $800 million dollars of assets across about 300 client households.

On a personal note, I’ve been in Petaluma for the past 9 years and am getting married in July to my beautiful fiancé, Elise Moseley! In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar, singing, piano, traveling, and going to the theatre.

Brian Tegtmeyer, CFP®, CKA®

About Brian Tegtmeyer, CFP®, CKA®

Brian Tegtmeyer, CFP® is a fee-only financial planner based out of Columbus, OH. Brian started Truly Prosper Financial Planning to provide a more thoughtful approach to retirement planning.

Before starting Truly Prosper, Brian worked for over ten years at a fee-only wealth management firm. He was able to gain valuable experience developing detailed retirement plans, tax projections, and social security strategies. He enjoyed the work and appreciated his time there, but felt called to create a different kind of financial planning business.

In 2020, Truly Prosper was founded on the idea that retirement planning should be available to all people, not just the wealthy. That pricing should be based on the service received and not the size of the investment portfolio. That financial life planning is the key to helping clients live the best life possible with the money they have.

When Brian’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. They love playing board games, going for adventure walks, or playing a game of backyard kickball.

Cory Moore, CFP®, MBA

About Cory Moore, CFP®, MBA

After earning a finance degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2006, I moved to the Philadelphia area to pursue a career in personal finance. Through persistence, hard work, and a positive can-do attitude, I navigated a successful career path at Vanguard and Prudential Financial, two trillion-dollar financial services firms. At both Vanguard and Prudential, I ascended the career ladder, working my way up from an Associate to a Vice President position while also earning an MBA from Rutgers University. My unique journey (which includes relocations and promotions as well as setbacks) has influenced and shaped my perspective on the essential elements of financial planning excellence. It has provided me with both the practical and theoretical experience I need to help you reach your financial goals.

I reside in Oklahoma City, OK, having relocated here from the Philadelphia area. I am a self-proclaimed “nerd at the cool table”. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, biking, fishing, traveling, sports, and having fun!

I would love to hear about your financial dreams and discuss how I could help them come to fruition. Let’s talk!

Laryssa Freeman, CFP®

About Laryssa Freeman, CFP®

I recognize I’m not a good fit for everyone, and that’s ok! I offer a complimentary introductory meeting so that we can be open and honest from the outset to ensure our mutual compatibility.

New clients are typically concerned with taxes in retirement, understanding if their assets will last throughout retirement and coordinating assets to replace their paycheck.

I offer flat fee financial planning or ongoing comprehensive services to take the heavy lifting off your plate. Your choice!

Michael Allison, CFP®, CFA

About Michael Allison, CFP®, CFA

Hi! I’m Mike Allison. In 2022, I founded New Lantern Advisors, an independent, fiduciary, fee-only, longevity focused financial planning and investment management firm in order to serve clients more directly, after I retired from a 32 year career in the investment management industry.

Although we work primarily with professionals and business owners who are approaching or considering retirement, New Lantern Advisors does work with other clients who benefit from decades of investment management and comprehensive planning advice.

By using the language of investing, we are dedicated to empowering our clients to pursue their economic potential. This empowerment is enabled by the holistic alignment of one’s human capital alongside an evolved role for financial capital in our lives. We call this the Human Enterprise™.

Our top priority is helping our clients successfully navigate the pathway into retirement, as well as the life they want to live after this very important life transition. We can help you answer “What is your What’s next?

After over 30 years in the investment management industry, the last nearly 22 of them at the same Boston, MA based firm where I served as a global equity portfolio manager and Director of Equity Strategy Implementation. It is with this experience that I serve clients with an eye toward delivering solution oriented planning and investment results.

I’m a native of Ft. Worth, TX. Until recently relocating to upstate NY, I lived with my wife and two (now adult) children in the Boston, MA area for over 26 years. I’m a graduate of the University of Denver and have held the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation since 1996. I enjoy good food at our favorite restaurants, long walks with my wife, and on occasion babysitting my two “grand-dogs”, Honey and Winston.

Jose Sanchez, CFP®, RICP®

About Jose Sanchez, CFP®, RICP®

When I was 18, I joined the military. My service in the Air Force for five years provided me with what I’d call an unfair advantage for my work later in the financial industry. My experiences living abroad first in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia during a 1995 Desert Storm tour, then in Fusa, Japan, 1996-1999, both helped me understand life and financial planning, along with the value of a hard-earned dollar. I grew up over there, and my values are strongly rooted in the same ones belonging to my parents, both educators, but also firmly molded by my service to our country and through military discipline.

As military, we were tested and challenged, and we persevered in taxing and uncomfortable conditions because we always had a plan. Living in the middle of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, our unit worked directly with the 82nd Airborne Division, specializing in parachute assault operations. As a journeyman, my responsibility was to maintain and ensure the safety of the Hercules C-130, an aircraft known to fly into the eye of a hurricane. While the 82nd stood ready to respond to crisis contingencies anywhere in the world within 18 hours, our job was to make sure they arrived at their destination. We relied heavily on formal flight, maintenance and safety plans. These experiences helped inform my subsequent financial planning career through my appreciation for a well-designed, communicated, and formally written plan.

My time in the military also exposed me to certain sources of waste that to me, was not logical. My fellow soldiers were buying clothes as if they were in college. I could not understand why someone needed five pairs of new pants when, on five out of seven days, we were required to wear our military uniform. “No seas codo Jose,” my friend Mike, who was half Puerto Rican, would tell me (slang for “don’t be cheap”). This was also the case with music. My friends all loved to purchase countless CD’s from their favorite musical artists. I was not conditioned to spend money that way. Instead, I used a cassette player and recorded Saturday morning radio on KANW, 89.1, when I visited New Mexico. This was the music I grew up with and what I loved. While living abroad, no amount of clothes, CD’s or stuff could fill my heart like the oldest FM Radio station in New Mexico playing on my “Walkman” portable cassette player.

While living in Japan and being single, and I had some down time and I became bored. When I say “bored,” I am reminded of my dad’s response to me whenever I told him I felt that way. He would say, “Ok, let’s get to work,” and in Japan, that is what I did. I found out about an opportunity to work at a club as a bar-back. Within six months, I was promoted to bartender, then lead bartender. Some nights I would pocket over $100 in tips! I also was being paid $10 per hour which was not bad back then. As a sidenote, I was bartending the night I turned 21, while my friends back home were taking birthday trips to Vegas to celebrate their 21st birthdays.

I feel that I earned and saved money while having fun. I believe that money is more of a tool than a luxury, and what my Puerto Rican friend Mike didn’t know is that much of my money was going to purchase the one thing that isn’t manufactured any more except in Hawaii…I wanted land! If Mike had asked me back then, “Why are you working so hard, Jose?” my answer was clear. I always wanted to buy my own piece of land, perhaps many acres in the beautiful New Mexico landscape.

While this was my goal as a child, it turned out to be a rather poor investment from a monetary standpoint, yet I was enriched by the experience and education. From that point in my 20s, I understood the discipline and dedication it took to achieve any milestone.

One of my jobs after the military, while I was in graduate school, was selling life insurance. After a year, I realized that this was not for me. While I value the importance of insurance, I despised the promotion of products through unscrupulous sales tactics. This was my first indication that financial planning was broken. I worked directly for a legend in the industry who took me under his wing. I learned a lot from him, most of which I did not like. While I won awards and trips, I hated the fractured process. The financial services industry and its legends focus its sales force on selling their product, not on the process or maintenance of financial planning.

Since that day, I have been focused on financial planning – the process and fiduciary responsibilities that come with it. I might add that I achieved my certification as a financial planner through arduous work since I’m challenged with dyslexia, but that has never stopped me.

Before serving in the military, I grew up in a small community and was raised by a village of less than 200 individuals and two great parents who recently celebrated 52 years of marriage. They had four children of their own, and I am the youngest. My parents were challenged with the loss of my brother when “God zapped him up.” He was the second oldest, and at age 16, was struck by lightning on a baseball field while doing what he loved, playing sports with his friends. I was only 13 at the time. This introduced thoughts about life insurance that impacted me later in my professional life. Through this experience, I learned that catastrophe can happen in an instant. Also, a seed was planted that grew into my interest in risk mitigation planning. While growing up in Glorieta, New Mexico, I worked a few jobs including being a gas station attendant and in yard maintenance for an affluent family in Santa Fe.

Presently, when I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife Jasmin who is a residential realtor and a loving mother to our three children. We struggled to have kids, with over seven miscarriages which included molar, ectopic, and several with no heartbeats. The eighth tenacious pregnancy led to our first born, a perfect baby girl. We chose to have a home water birth and it was successful. The positive momentum did not stop there. We became doubly blessed with a different type of pregnancy, a twin birth with healthy boys. I love my wife so much for enduring the challenges of motherhood. Jasmin is my biggest fan and my best friend, and she is beyond brave! Before she married me, she completed over 200 jumps from perfectly working planes, including an occasional C-130 and hot air balloons.

Now that the twins are walking, life often means going out on adventure with our five fedoras hats on and our two adopted, four-legged kids Sol, Bella and Duke. We are dog lovers and have a soft spot for rescues. Our close friends have referred to us as the Fedorable Five, now with our dogs we are the “Fedorables.”

Whenever I can find a little bit of free time, I love to fly fish and get out in nature. I make time weekly for riding my mountain bike despite my hatred for pesky goat thorns that ruin my best tires.

If my clients were to talk about me behind my back, I would guess they would say I’m a really nice guy who listens carefully. I’m patient and persistent and I ask a lot of questions, some that made people cry in a good way. They might mention that I’m detailed but I keep things simple. They also look forward to my family newsletter. Any new client who walks in the door can expect to share the identical experience.

Read Jose’s blog here: https://josevsanchez.com/free-resources

Shannon Grey, CFP®, CRPC®

About Shannon Grey, CFP®, CRPC®, MPAS®

Here to Help because You are Unique. So Is Your Financial Journey.

I began my financial career in 1999 as a financial advisor with Charles Schwab and Co. I hold a Master in Science in Personal Financial Planning, am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificate, and also hold the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ designation.

Having 20 plus years of financial consulting, I found that people all too often invest for their future without building a proper financial plan which is much like driving to an unknown destination without a map or GPS. Gain clarity and confidence with working towards your financial goals. I can provide expert guidance to help you optimize your finances with managing cash flow and expenses, minimize expenses with forward-looking tax planning, help you prepare or manage your retirement, ensure protection for your assets, legacy, and help you navigate through the twist and turns of the stock market cycles with your investment portfolio, and address all your wealth concerns. The unique approach I offer to investing marries the fundamentals with the technical trends of the market which in essence is another layer of risk management for your investment portfolio. I believe with providing ongoing financial education, awareness, and coaching; investing and planning for your future become measurable goals that are not out of reach. When we partner together, your service is always custom-tailored to address your needs and priorities. As a fee-only advisor, I am not compensated with sales commissions or bonuses and am bound to the fiduciary duty to always act in your best interest. Let’s start collaborating today!