Jason Stein, CFP®

About Jason Stein, CFP®

For over 8 years, Jason has been helping clients achieve their financial goals through transparent advice and client education.

Jason earned his degree in Economics and Accounting from UC Santa Barbara and began his career with The Vanguard Group in Scottsdale, AZ. Originally inspired by his grandmother’s adolescent hardships, he’s always been encouraged to help others find financial clarity.

“My grandmother, who was a huge influence on my life, was a teenage girl during the Great Depression. Because she witnessed such financial hardship, she learned at a young age the importance of financial stability, and remained relatively frugal through most of her life. She instilled these values on my father, a financial advisor himself, who began educating me at a young age through our many road trips. In fact, the earliest lesson I recall was about mutual funds, and how I could buy a fund that contains Toys-R-Us, rather than buying the toy itself. What was initially a desire to learn more about my father’s job, quickly became valuable knowledge I knew could be used to help others. In 2013, I moved away from my friends and family, not knowing anyone in Arizona, to pursue a career with Vanguard. Given the indisputable morals behind Vanguard’s reputation, I could not think of a better company to begin my career, and to further enforce how success is achieved by putting client’s priorities ahead of one’s own.”

Jason now looks forward to bringing that industry leading experience, and scaling it down to provide a more personalized relationship with each of his clients.

Brandon Amaral, CFP®, EA

About Brandon Amaral, CFP®, EA

I’ve always been passionate about personal finances and financial planning. After graduating from San Diego Staten University with a degree in Financial Planning, I spent some time working for a large Broker-Dealer and then transitioned to a boutique fee-only firm. I became a CFP® and an Enrolled Agent, and began to focus on the nuances of taxes and stock options.

As a first-generation college student, I quickly realized the importance of understanding your finances and saving as early as possible. I’ve spent the last 8 years working in the Financial Services industry and the past 5 years working directly with financial planning clients.

My goal is to provide affordable financial advice to all individuals and families. I want to help people go from confused and overwhelmed to confident and informed.

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.

Mark Young, CFP®, CPA

About Mark Young, CFP®, CPA

Mark is in the business of helping clients find financial peace of mind. This is done through careful planning, implementation, and ongoing review.

​Mark is a CFP® and CPA. This dual certification allows him to provide tax-efficient investment management and financial planning strategies.

​He is an alumnus of San Diego State University (’83) and Torrey Pines High School (’78). Mark and his wife have three adult children. When Mark is not in the office, he enjoys spending his time hiking, camping, playing golf, and traveling.

​Mark understands his responsibility to manage something as important as a client’s personal wealth. Clearview Financial always puts the interest of the client above all else. Mark assists his clients with short-term and long-term goals and helps them achieve financial freedom. Mark helps his clients worry less about their finances and sleep better at night.

Josh Wolberg, CFP®, RICP®

About Josh Wolberg, CFP®, RICP®, MBA

I am the President and Founder of Great River Financial. Prior to becoming an advisor in 2007, I spent 9 years combined in software development and corporate finance. I serve clients as the Lead Financial Planner and Investment Manager for Great River Financial. I also teach as an adjunct instructor at Minnesota State University in Edina, MN where I help other Financial Advisors pursue the CFP® Designation.

I am from Wall, South Dakota. My wife Amy and I moved to the Twin Cities in 1999 and live in Eden Prairie with our three children and rescue dog. I enjoy being active and love traveling, hiking, running, and am a veracious listener of non-fiction audiobooks. I dive deep into multiple complex subjects to seek wisdom about living a meaningful and happy life and share this wisdom with others to help them pursue the same.

Dan VanDusen, CFP®, MBA

About Dan VanDusen, CFP®, MBA

Throughout my career, I quickly became the “go-to” resource for colleagues, family, and friends needing financial advice and guidance. Through my desire to educate, bring transparency to financial services, and help others succeed, I founded Objective Wealth. I differentiate by servicing those seeking a fiduciary planner who provides a tax-focused comprehensive approach, objective insight, and level of service that will guide you to identify and help achieve your goals.

I completed my Masters of Business Administrator at Thunderbird School of Global Management and attended Michigan State where I received my bachelor’s degree. Prior to financial planning, I spent many years in the education services business. I was involved with designing learning tools, education technology, and delivering services to classrooms throughout the country. I grew up in a family of educators and providing education is an essential part of my values.

In my free time, you can find me hiking, camping, cooking, and scuba diving. Gina and I enjoy traveling and spending time with our dog, Murphy.

Jared Machen, CFP®

About Jared Machen, CFP®

Brownlee Wealth Management is a fee-only financial planning firm that exists to bring clarity to your financial life. We help CPG professionals optimize their corporate benefits and equity compensation to achieve financial independence.

My background is in helping high net worth families navigate the tax code to build an investment portfolio and retirement plan that works for them.

Outside of work, you can find me outside (usually on a bike) or traveling to visit friends in one of the five states I’ve lived in. My wife Erin and I share the same birthday and passion for adventure. We recently spent some time living in Honduras on my family’s mahogany farm. We love trying new things, meeting new people, and anything else that gets us out of our comfort zone.

Robbie Schoonmaker, CFP®, CPA

About Robbie Schoonmaker, CFP®, CPA, RLP

HOW IS YOUR EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT WITH MATTERHORN?
• Don’t pay a percentage of your assets—hourly or set fees instead—and no minimums
• Experience the process of connecting with yourself through Life Planning to identify the most meaningful goals for you to accomplish, now.
• Your Certified Financial Planner is also your CPA and can plan for and prepare your taxes.
• You become educated and empowered to make your own financial decisions.
• You maintain control over all of your assets, keep them wherever you want and make your own trades based on specific index-based investment recommendations.
• Meet from your home (or anywhere!) virtually.
• Night and weekend appointments available.
• 20+ years of experience with clients from new investors to ultra-high net worth investors, plus real estate management experience.

Jan Pevzner, CFP®, EA

About Jan Pevzner, CFP®, EA

My career began in 1995 on Salomon Brothers’ trading floor. Since then, I have worked in the financial industry in various roles as an options trader, quant, and quantitative consultant to fin-tech startups. In 2019, my firm, Gotham Block, began offering financial planning and investment management services to clients.

I have a Master’s Degree in Scientific Computing from University at Buffalo, a double-major BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from UB, and a certificate in Financial Planning from NYU.

I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and an Enrolled Agent admitted to represent clients before the IRS.

 

Joseph Alfonso, CFP®, ChFC

About Joseph Alfonso, CFP®, ChFC, EA, RICP®

Joseph Alfonso, CFP®, ChFC®, EA, RICP® founded Aegis Financial Advisory and is the principal financial planner for the firm. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Cornell University.

Joe works with pre-retiree couples to help them successfully transition to a life in retirement secure in the knowledge that they will always be able to afford their chosen lifestyle. He achieves this goal by leveraging his expertise in Social Security and retirement income planning. He is also a certified tax professional and performs “tax-aware” planning to save you money at every opportunity. Tax planning is especially important in retirement as a way to minimize the taxation of retirement account distributions and Social Security benefits, thereby maximizing your spendable retirement income.

Joe is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and an Enrolled Agent, admitted to practice before the IRS to represent taxpayers at all administrative levels for audits, collections, and appeals. He is a member of The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the nation’s preeminent organization of fee-only financial planners, and was elected to the Board of Directors for the Western Region. Joe follows a comprehensive approach based on the belief that true planning is an ongoing process requiring continued advisor-client engagement.

He is often quoted in the national media and has appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Smart Money and US News and World Report. Joe and his approach to investing were featured in The Wall Street Journal Online.

Joe is fluent in both Japanese and Spanish. He currently lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon with his wife, two sons and black lab. When not working with clients and spending time with family Joe can be found pursuing his inner athlete at the gym.